Tropical Storm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Alberto remnants leave flooding, downed trees in wake

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The soggy remnants of Alberto moved toward the nation’s interior Tuesday, leaving scattered flooding and downed trees in the wake of the year’s first named tropical storm. More than 25,000 power outages were reported in Alabama, many caused by trees rooted in soggy soil falling across utility lines. But while forecasters … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Alberto remnants leave flooding, downed trees in wake

A weakened Nate brings flooding, power outages to Gulf Coast

BILOXI, MS/October 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks. Nate — the first hurricane to … Continue reading A weakened Nate brings flooding, power outages to Gulf Coast

Nate makes 2nd landfall outside Biloxi, Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS, LA/October 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hurricane Nate came ashore along Mississippi’s coast outside Biloxi early Sunday, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The storm hit the state early Sunday with maximum sustained winds near 85 mph (140 kph) but weakened later to a tropical storm … Continue reading Nate makes 2nd landfall outside Biloxi, Mississippi

Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

WASHINGTON/September 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Federal agencies grappled Saturday with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns remained without fresh water, fuel, power or phone … Continue reading Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/September 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as … Continue reading Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Irma takes a parting shot as it finally leaves Florida

JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP)(STL.News) — A weakened Irma took its parting shot at Florida on Monday, triggering severe flooding in the state’s northeastern corner, while authorities along the storm’s 400-mile path struggled to rush aid to victims and take the full measure of the damage. The monster hurricane that hit the Florida Keys on Sunday as … Continue reading Irma takes a parting shot as it finally leaves Florida

The Latest: Looting reported in Miami as Hurricane Irma hit

TAMPA, Florida/September 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Police in Miami are investigating reports of people looting stores as Hurricane Irma hit the state. On Sunday night, Miami police took two people into custody and detained two others. Deputy Police Chief Luis Cabrera told the Miami Herald … Continue reading The Latest: Looting reported in Miami as Hurricane Irma hit

Massive but weakened Irma lashes Florida with wind, rain

TAMPA, Florida/September 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A massive but weakened Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. Irma continued its slog north along Florida’s western coast having blazed a path of unknown destruction. With communication cut to … Continue reading Massive but weakened Irma lashes Florida with wind, rain