Hurricane Matthew opened up these graves and left remains unidentified. How DNA could help

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. -- One indication of how devastating the flooding was from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 is that not only are some of the living still displaced, but some of the dead are too.

In Goldsboro, in Wayne County -- part of the region that took the worst beating from historic flooding that followed up to 15 inches of rain from the storm --...Read more

21,000 homes, businesses without power as Beryl's remains sweep Puerto Rico

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MIAMI -- The collection of showers and thunderstorms that once formed Hurricane Beryl is sweeping over Puerto Rico, causing mudslides and power outages on the island, which is still recovering from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria last September.

The gale has a 10 percent chance of turning back into a cyclone in the next couple days, ...Read more

Hurricane to hit Canada? Tropical Storm Chris likely to intensify as it heads north

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Chris, sitting virtually still a couple hundred miles off the Carolinas, is expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday and resume its journey toward the northeast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

It was no threat to the United States, but Canadian weather officials were monitoring Chris closely...Read more

'Life threatening' ocean currents, waves from Tropical Storm Chris off NC, SC coasts

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Tropical Storm Chris was stalled off the coast of the Carolinas on Monday, gathering strength to become a hurricane but not expected to make landfall.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the center of the storm was 200 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, at 5 a.m. Monday and was ever so slowly – ...Read more

Search operations under way in Japan after floods, landslides

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TOKYO -- Search and rescue operations were under way in disaster-stricken western Japan on Monday, where record rainfall has caused flooding and landslides, leaving more than 110 people dead and about 80 still unaccounted for.

Eleven people were found dead in submerged residential areas in the Mabicho district in the city of Kurashiki on Monday...Read more

Tropical Storm Chris expected to intensify, head toward Canada

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Tropical Storm Chris, the third named storm of the season, was expected to become a hurricane off the Carolinas by Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm continued to strengthen Sunday, but stagnated nearly 180 miles the coast of south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to the hurricane center. The storm's maximum sustained winds ...Read more

Death toll rises to 83 after flooding and landslides in Japan

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TOKYO ––At least 83 people have died after torrential rains triggered landslides and flooding in wide areas of western Japan, broadcaster NHK reported Sunday.

Six people were still in critical condition and 57 others missing, NHK said.

Tens of thousands of rescuers were working to find and save survivors in the disaster-stricken regions, ...Read more

Beryl loses hurricane strength as it maintains a course for the Caribbean

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The year's first Atlantic hurricane lost strength Saturday morning, declining to Tropical Storm Beryl as it headed for the eastern islands of the Caribbean.

The storm produced top winds of 65 mph and continues to pose no threat to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Beryl had triggered a hurricane watch for Dominica and ...Read more

Residents called for help as Irma rolled in. These on-duty cops drank beer at their 'hurricane party'

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MIAMI -- Emergency lines were ringing off the hook from North Bay Village on Sept. 9, 2017, as the tiny, three-island city braced itself for what was predicted to be an almost direct hit from Hurricane Irma.

As the night wore on, power lines fell, streets flooded, and alarms sounded. And yet by midnight, half the members of the 12-person ...Read more

Beryl flares up, becomes first hurricane of the Atlantic season

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MIAMI -- Beryl, a tiny, hard-to-diagnose tropical storm, rapidly intensified overnight to become the first hurricane of the season Friday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.

Because it's so small -- winds extend just 35 miles from its center -- forecasters said the storm could continue to morph quickly.

The storm, headed toward the ...Read more

Fewer hurricanes expected this season, according to latest forecast

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The hurricane risk to the United States has sharply decreased this season, with ocean conditions becoming less favorable for the storms' formation, according to a closely watched forecast released Monday.

Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project now calls for four hurricanes this year, compared with 10 ...Read more

Hurricanes and typhoons are slowing down, which means more time to do damage

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A new study by a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that over the past seven decades, tropical cyclones have slowed down near coastlines around the world.

The findings published in the journal Nature describe a clear link between global warming and the behavior of these severe storms -- with potentially...Read more

Grim upside for the Florida Keys this hurricane season: Because of Irma, there's less to lose

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BIG PINE KEY, Fla. –– Hurricane Irma took Dirk Lockard's truck, his tools, his house -- "it folded like a house of cards" -- and turned the working class island he called home for the past 16 years into a scene of devastation. When the Category 4 storm swept through Big Pine Key in September with 140 mph winds and 5 feet of storm surge, it ...Read more

Updated hurricane season forecast calls for fewer storms

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A closely watched hurricane forecast provided some good news on a stormy Thursday, despite last week's premature start to hurricane season.

Colorado State University announced a slight reduction in its initial forecast for hurricane season and now calls for a six hurricanes rather than seven. The university's Tropical ...Read more

Alberto's wrath kills 5, closes highways in NC due to floods, mudslides, fallen trees

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Five North Carolina deaths are being now being attributed to the Subtropical Storm Alberto and more than 50 roads in western N.C. counties are closed because of flooding, mudslides and fallen trees.

The deaths include two people who died Wednesday when flooding and mudslides combined to cause a home to collapse near Boone, ...Read more

Alberto slowly approaches Florida Panhandle

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The center of Subtropical Storm Alberto inched closer to the Florida Panhandle Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, a flood watch for all of South Florida was canceled, the National Weather Service's Miami-South Florida forecast office said.

"While some heavy showers remain possible across the area today, the risk of flooding for South Florida has ...Read more

Ellicott City awash in flood waters as heavy rain drenches Baltimore region

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- Ellicott City was devastated by a massive storm on the Sunday before Memorial Day, just two years after a flash flood forced the historic city in Howard County to rebuild much of its Main Street.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and said he was on his way to the scene of the devastation. He said in a...Read more

Alberto slowly strengthens as it churns toward Florida Panhandle

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Subtropical storm Alberto, slowly strengthening as it drew closer to the Gulf Coast, set off new tropical storm warnings Sunday stretching just north of Naples up past the tip of Florida's Panhandle.

Forecasters expected the storm to approach the northern Gulf Coast by Sunday night or Monday.

The National Hurricane Center said Sunday afternoon...Read more

New tropical storm warnings issued for Florida's west coast, northern Gulf coast

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MIAMI--Tropical storm warnings were issued Saturday for areas along Florida's west coast and the northern Gulf Coast, as forecasters expect Subtropical Storm Alberto to strengthen as it churns north over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to approach the Gulf Coast on Monday, although heavy rain and tropical storm conditions will ...Read more

State of emergency declared across Florida for subtropical storm Alberto

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties Saturday as Subtropical Storm Alberto moved north through the Gulf of Mexico.

Only the western tip of Florida's Panhandle was in the projected path of the storm but the governor urged all Florida residents to be prepared for severe weather.

"The track of these ...Read more