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Residents fear losing Capistrano Beach as storms chip away at their 'piece of paradise'

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DANA POINT, Calif. -- Walking along a battered stretch of her beloved beach, Sandie Iverson ticked off the destruction from recent storms. The boardwalk and a seawall collapsed. Palm trees were ripped from their roots.

As winter rains alight on Southern California, Iverson couldn't help but wonder what fresh calamity would befall small but ...Read more

Heavy rain sends debris flow onto Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, prompts flash flood warning

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LOS ANGELES -- Heavy rain that pounded Los Angeles and the surrounding areas early Thursday caused debris to flow onto Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Pacific Coast Highway is closed from Busch Drive to the Ventura County line after ...Read more

Hurricane Michael strains resources in Florida Panhandle

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Devastation left by Hurricane Michael in Florida's Panhandle last month evoked comparisons to Hurricane Andrew in South Florida 26 years earlier, but business experts don't expect Michael's aftermath to be nearly as disruptive beyond the destruction zone.

Andrew's assault on South Florida in 1992 destroyed 25,524 homes, damaged 101,241 others ...Read more

Now a 90 percent chance the tropical wave in the Atlantic becomes a storm or depression

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MIAMI -- What the National Hurricane Center is calling a "vigorous tropical wave" moving across the Atlantic Ocean now has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm in the next two days and a 90 percent chance in the next five days.

That's the National Hurricane Center's 7 a.m. Monday analysis of the storm, which also says,...Read more

Coastal development, sea rise sent Hurricane Irma storm surge to more homes, study shows

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MIAMI -- Sea rise and development have put more Florida property at risk to hurricane storm surge flooding -- about 43 percent more -- according to a recent study that looked at Hurricane Irma's effect with different sea levels.

NOAA Tidal gauges in Key West show that South Florida has seen about seven inches of sea level rise since the 1970s, ...Read more

Man touched raw shrimp after Hurricane Florence. It left him fighting for his life

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina couple didn't have to eat the fresh-caught shrimp they bought a few weeks after Hurricane Florence to find out something was wrong with them.

After the husband touched the shrimp, he became infected by a bacteria that left him fighting for his life.

Longtime and now-retired Wake County educators Eddie and ...Read more

'Historic' Hurricane Florence caused more damage than Matthew and Floyd combined, governor says

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The state of North Carolina now estimates that Hurricane Florence did nearly $17 billion in damage to homes, businesses, farms and governments in the state, and that as much as half of that may not be covered by private insurance or government aid.

The state had initially estimated $13 billion in damages as a result of the ...Read more

Hurricane season still lingers after devastating storms

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--We're officially one month away from the end of hurricane season, but if history is an indication, it's not time to let our guard down.

Or, as Dennis Feltgen from the National Hurricane Center says: "No, you're not allowed to raid your hurricane supplies yet."

In eight of the past 10 years, a tropical storm or hurricane ...Read more

They survived Michael but now lack health care basics

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- For days, Lorraine DePriest has been patching the hole in her abdomen with only toilet paper and clear packing tape.

They're the closest things to medical supplies the 55-year-old in Panama City public housing has after Hurricane Michael swept through and destroyed the small monthly stockpile of colostomy bags she has ...Read more

Will this tropical disturbance become the next named storm? It's likely

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MIAMI -- Mother Nature has given the U.S. East Coast a little over a week reprieve from worry, a week to catch our collective breaths and continue recovery efforts in Florida's Panhandle after the devastation of Hurricane Michael.

But now a new low pressure system, centered about 900 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands in the ...Read more

In tiny Florida fishing village, hurricane took a home, a neighbor and a way of life

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SIMMONS BAYOU, Fla. -- The sign for St. Joe Shrimp Company is broken and covered in the bone-white shells they used to sell to tourists in the attached convenience store, along with bait and beer and cigarettes. All that's left are the posts holding up the shredded roof, from which Clint Moore, who owns the business with his siblings, hung a big...Read more

Category 5 Hurricane Willa barrels toward Mexico's Pacific coast

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MEXICO CITY -- Hurricane Willa on Monday intensified into a Category 5 storm which could be "potentially catastrophic" for parts of Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The hurricane could produce "life-threatening" storm surge, wind and rainfall over the western-central and southwestern regions of the country, ...Read more

Michael's devastation endures as many remain homeless

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- When Noel Santiago came to save the kids from Hurricane Michael, they were frozen.

"They were in shock," he said. "If you didn't grab 'em by the arm and yank they wouldn't've moved. Then who knows where they'd be."

Santiago, 53, dragged his friend, 34-year-old Rosa Perez, and her two children, down to the first story of ...Read more

Could Michael get reclassified as a stronger hurricane? It wouldn't be the first

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MIAMI -- In the hyper data world of hurricane forecasting, where history is written in millibars and miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center's 168-year record of Atlantic storms stands as an invaluable index to meteorologists, the insurance industry, government planning departments and, of course, weather geeks.

What's less known: It gets...Read more

Commentary: Can we blame hurricanes on climate change? Not so fast

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Hurricanes Florence and Michael left more than just physical devastation in their wakes. They also touched off a lot of headlines claiming them as proof that human-induced climate change is happening now.

Then a conveniently timed United Nations report blew in, painting a grim future for our planet if we fail to act on climate change in the ...Read more

Two big storms in two seasons. How will that affect Floridians' hurricane insurance?

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In just over a year, Florida has been slammed with two deadly hurricanes that claimed dozens of lives and caused upwards of $40 billion in damages.

It doesn't mean that windstorm rates will skyrocket, at least this time. Experts believe the state's insurance industry can weather the latest losses from Hurricane Michael without significant ...Read more

Florida towns face dark weeks without power: 'This isn't a restore. This is a rebuild'

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A week after Hurricane Michael's rampage, large swaths of the Florida Panhandle and tens of thousands of residents face a dark, powerless future. Major utilities say it will still take weeks to repair downed lines and poles and reconnect customers -- and that's only for the homes and businesses in good enough shape to "take ...Read more

Powerful Santa Ana winds put officials on high alert for fire danger throughout Southern California

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LOS ANGELES – Southern Californians were greeted by rustling leaves and rattling windows as the first Santa Ana winds of the gusty season blew into the area early Monday.

Offshore winds, warm temperatures and low humidity prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning signaling possible fire danger across Ventura, Los ...Read more

Michael recovery plods along in Florida; 200,000 still without power

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As yet another day of recovery began Sunday, there were already signs that a long slog was ahead for towns in Hurricane Michael's path.

Just under 200,000 Floridians remained without power Sunday morning. As this number has decreased from its peak of about 400,000, the progress has remained concentrated in the lesser-hit ...Read more

Florida roads reopen, cell service slowly returns as Hurricane Michael recovery proceeds

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After a brutal battering this week from Hurricane Michael, rescuers and supplies continued to flow into the most affected regions as the Florida Panhandle began to clear the first crucial 72 hours since the storm struck.

State officials said Saturday morning that search and rescue crews were now halfway through a more thorough, "secondary" push...Read more

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