2 dead, 3 missing as Typhoon Hagibis batters Japan

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TOKYO -- Powerful Typhoon Hagibis pounded wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo, on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead, three others missing and about 70 people injured, local media reported.

One person was found dead in an overturned vehicle in the city of Ichihara, east of Tokyo, and eight others were injured when a tornado touched ...Read more

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis projected to hit Tokyo

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TOKYO -- Japan is bracing for powerful Typhoon Hagibis on Friday, a month after a strong storm pummeled the Tokyo area, disrupting transport and causing massive power outages.

Two rugby World Cup matches scheduled for Saturday have been canceled because of the expected impact of Hagibis, organizers said.

The typhoon could also affect the ...Read more

Hurricane Michael one year later: 'We still have a high spirit'

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- One year after Category 5 Hurricane Michael barreled over the Florida Panhandle and into Georgia, Mexico Beach is urgently working to bring in more visitors, thousands of Panama City families are still "couch surfing," a prison with critically needed jobs remains shuttered in Marianna and tarps still cover hundreds of homes in ...Read more

Category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo keeps getting stronger

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--Hurricane Lorenzo continued to gain strength Thursday, with the storm's strongest winds intensifying from 130 mph at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday to 140 mph by 5 p.m., according to the National Hurricane Center's latest public advisory on the storm.

Lorenzo is a Category 4 hurricane, but it was no threat to land and was churning ...Read more

Lorenzo becomes a hurricane as Tropical Storm Karen is moving away from Puerto Rico and Jerry begins to weaken

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The active and changing tropics became more so Wednesday when the storm farthest away from South Florida -- Lorenzo -- became the fifth hurricane of this season.

Lorenzo is just one of four systems currently on the radar.

Tropical Storm Karen was moving away from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands early Wednesday,...Read more

Karen is a tropical storm again. Here's what it means for Puerto Rico

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MIAMI -- The Virgin Islands, Culebra and Vieques were waking up to Karen's heavy rains Tuesday. Karen, which is a tropical storm again, is forecast to pass over or near Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday, a day after a 6.0-magnitude struck near Puerto Rico, the strongest to hit the island in recent years.

Kiara Hernandez, spokeswoman ...Read more

Hurricane Jerry forms in the Atlantic, but its predicted path still keeps it out to sea

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MIAMI -- Jerry is a hurricane, with a predicted path through the Atlantic and Caribbean that avoids land -- for now.

The 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center showed the storm has strengthened to maximum winds of 75 mph, with more strengthening on the way as Jerry encounters more warm water and favorable winds. The fourth hurricane ...Read more

Humberto forecast to reach Category 3 strength as another Atlantic disturbance could become Imelda

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Bermuda is under a tropical storm warning, up from yesterday's watch, as Hurricane Humberto has grown stronger, with the storm's winds now reaching 100 mph, making Humberto a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Humberto, heading away from the U.S., could potentially be a major hurricane by ...Read more

Report: Summer was the hottest on record for northern hemisphere

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NEW YORK -- This summer was the hottest on record for the northern hemisphere, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

For the planet as a whole, the period from June to August was the second-hottest since records began 140 years ago, surpassed only by scorching temperatures in 2016, according to NOAA's ...Read more

Tropical Storm Humberto forecast to hit already devastated Bahamas

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BOGOTA, Colombia -- A depression near the Bahamas has strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto, which is threatening to hit less than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands, the U.S. National Weather Service said late Friday.

"Humberto will likely bring tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rainfall to portions of the ...Read more

Bahamians with documents and a place to stay are welcome in Florida, Gov. DeSantis says

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Gov. Ron DeSantis says he welcomes Bahamians to Florida who have passports, visas and a place to stay, but there are no shelters open in the state for those displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

For those who are flying from the Bahamas to Florida and have family or friends to stay with, "that's no harm for us," he said.

But ...Read more

Amid crush of Dorian refugees, Bahamas capital 'not built to handle this,' official says

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NASSAU, Bahamas -- When Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas last week it largely spared the country's capital. But now Nassau is feeling the backlash of the killer storm, as it scrambles to house thousands of evacuees who have been left destitute and homeless.

The government says more than 4,800 people have been evacuated from hard-hit ...Read more

Tropical Storm Gabrielle and other systems remain out in the Atlantic

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- We've reached the statistical peak of the hurricane season, with Tuesday marking the day a tropical cyclone was most likely to be in the Atlantic. And there has been no shortage of activity -- with the presence of Tropical Storm Gabrielle and a few other systems.

The regenerated Tropical Storm Gabrielle was spinning far...Read more

Hurricane Dorian reshaped part of the Outer Banks shoreline, National Park Service says

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dorian's landfall in the Outer Banks of North Carolina did more than flood coastal communities -- it reshaped parts of the barrier islands, early damage assessments show.

The National Park Service Incident Management Team said it deployed 68 employees to take stock of the aftermath and found dozens of new inlets carved into ...Read more

Number of hurricane-related deaths in North Carolina rises to 3, governor says

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two more people in North Carolina have died as a result of Hurricane Dorian, the governor reported Monday, bringing the total death toll to three.

Gov. Roy Cooper said a 54-year-old man clearing a tree in New Hanover County died from injuries suffered in a chainsaw accident on Saturday. Another man in Pamlico County ...Read more

Long scorned in the Bahamas, Haitians living there fear what comes next after Dorian

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MARSH HARBOUR, The Bahamas -- Hurricane Dorian, the most catastrophic storm to hit the Bahamas, has upended everyday routines.

On Sunday, the St. Francis Catholic Church, an imposing round structure on a hill in Abaco, was still being used as an emergency shelter. All of its occupants were Haitians and Haitian Bahamians.

It was one of the few ...Read more

After Dorian, Bahamas prepares for another hit — to its crucial tourism industry

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COCOCAY, Bahamas -- As tourists zipped down water slides, zoomed along zip lines and zig zagged between bustling shops, crowded pools and cabanas, it would be difficult to say that things at Royal Caribbean International's private island, "Perfect Day at CocoCay," were anything other than the name advertised Sunday, only a week since the passage...Read more

'Not the priority': Bahamas not lying about Dorian deaths, health minister says

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The Bahamas' minister of health says the government is in no way suppressing Hurricane Dorian's death toll, and are tallying confirmed deaths that have arrived at the morgue.

With people reporting on social media that they have personally counted scores of dead bodies, and others asking why the government isn't telling the truth about the ...Read more

Dorian rampaged through the Abacos. It spared their island. Now they're embracing evacuees

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NORTH ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas -- Two tents stood ready across the parking lot. One was filled with T-shirts, shoes, and underwear. The other was empty, awaiting the day's first group of evacuees.

The first of the 14 boats ferrying Hurricane Dorian's victims out of Abaco and its cays was due to arrive around 1 p.m. on Saturday. The neighboring ...Read more

Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Canada

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WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Dorian has made landfall in Canada, the Canadian Hurricane Center reports.

"The center of Post-Tropical cyclone Dorian made landfall just southwest of Halifax earlier this evening," the Center says in a statement.

"Dorian will continue to track across the Maritimes with destructive winds and heavy rainfall this evening,...Read more

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