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Hurricane Beryl could cost private insurers $500 million for damages in the Caribbean

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Insurers in the Caribbean could find themselves facing at least a half-billion dollars in losses from Hurricane Beryl’s powerful winds and rainfall, which left a trail of destruction from Trinidad and Tobago to Texas.

Karen Clark & Company, a catastrophe risk modeling company, estimates that private insurers in the eastern Caribbean and ...Read more

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The battle to save Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch from destructive Lake fire

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LOS ANGELES — Tucked into a hillside in the Santa Ynez Valley, surrounded by rolling grasslands and wineries, Neverland Ranch has been for years one of the Central Coast's most notorious properties.

The story of the sprawling former estate of pop singer Michael Jackson took a new turn this week when Neverland Ranch stood in the direct path of...Read more

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Colorado heat wave: As dangerously high temps settle in, here's when (and where) it could get hottest

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DENVER — As dangerously high temperatures prepare to roast Colorado during this weekend’s heat wave, here’s when — and where — it could get the hottest.

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a heat advisory is in place for all elevations in Colorado below 6,000 feet, including the Interstate 25 corridor and Eastern ...Read more

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Las Vegas, heat records melt as hot spell nears an end

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LAS VEGAS — With potential relief a day or two away, excessive heat will remain with Southern Nevada residents for yet another day Friday.

A high of 117 is forecast by the National Weather Service. The record for July 12 is 114, last reached in 2003.

The day is also expected to be the 10th straight day of 115-degree plus weather, trying a ...Read more

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The battle to save Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch from destructive Lake fire

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LOS ANGELES — Tucked into a hillside in the Santa Ynez Valley, surrounded by rolling grasslands and wineries, Neverland Ranch has been for years one of the Central Coast's most notorious properties.

The story of the sprawling former estate of pop singer Michael Jackson took a new turn this week when Neverland Ranch stood in the direct path of...Read more

Over 1 million in southeast Texas still without power, facing deadly heat after Hurricane Beryl

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Amid extreme heat, more than one million southeast Texas residents have been without power for four days following Hurricane Beryl’s impact on the Gulf Coast.

The Category 1 hurricane, which made landfall Monday, has left approximately 1.3 million homes and businesses without electricity, resulting in dangerous and sometimes deadly conditions...Read more

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National Hurricane Center gives near zero chance for system off Florida coast to develop

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ORLANDO, Florida — While Florida had higher chances of related rain and thunderstorms Thursday, a low pressure system off the coast has a near zero chance of developing into a tropical depression, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of the NHC’s 8 p.m. Eastern time tropical outlook, the broad area located a few hundred miles off ...Read more

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Las Vegas' 115-plus heat record reaches 6th straight day with 118

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LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is melting through its record sixth consecutive day of highs above 115 degrees on Thursday, a prolonged stretch of heat that appears to be nearing its end.

Reid International Airport’s official thermometer reached 115 at 12:51 p.m., making it the record sixth day with a reading of 115 or higher.

The Thursday morning ...Read more

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Hurricane center gives low chance for system off Florida coast to develop

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ORLANDO, Fla. — While Florida will get higher chances of related rain and thunderstorms Thursday, a low pressure system off the coast has little chance of developing into a tropical depression, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of the NHC’s 2 p.m. Eastern time tropical outlook, the broad area located a few hundred miles off the...Read more

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How Death Valley National Park tries to keep visitors alive amid record heat

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FURNACE CREEK, Calif. — As temperatures swelled to 128 degrees, Death Valley National Park rangers got a call that a group of six motorcyclists were in distress. All available medics rushed to the scene, and rangers dispatched the park’s two ambulances.

It was an “all-hands-on-deck call,” said Spencer Solomon, Death Valley National ...Read more

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Colorado weather: Heat risk advisories issued for 100-degree, potentially record-breaking heatwave

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With a heatwave of 100-degree weather on the horizon, “much of the population” across Colorado’s Eastern Plains and the Denver area will face severe heat risks over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperature highs of 101 degrees Friday will put the Denver area and Interstate 25 corridor under a “major risk” ...Read more

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More Las Vegas heat records likely ahead of possible weekend relief

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LAS VEGAS — Stay cool or at least try to. The end appears to be getting closer.

A historic Las Vegas heat wave will continue setting records into the weekend maybe very slightly abated, according to the National Weather Service.

The Wednesday high of 118 — the record fifth consecutive day of 115 or higher — could be reached Thursday and ...Read more

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Hurricane center gives low chance for system off Florida coast to develop

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ORLANDO, Fla. — While Florida will get higher chances of related rain and thunderstorms Thursday, a low pressure system off the coast has little chance of developing into a tropical depression, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of the NHC’s 8 a.m. tropical outlook, the broad area located a few hundred miles off the southeast U....Read more

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Baby dies on boat in Lake Havasu after temps hit 121

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A 4-month-old baby died over Fourth of July weekend after suffering a heat-related illness while on a boat at Lake Havasu in Arizona.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, at about 5:10 p.m. Friday, the 4-month-old baby was transported from a boat on Lake Havasu to an area hospital for heat-related illness.

The child was later ...Read more

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Remnants of Hurricane Beryl to slam New York with heavy rain, winds

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NEW YORK — New York is bracing to get hit by heavy rain and winds this week as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl continue to arc toward the Northeast.

The storm cut a path of destruction through Texas earlier this week as a Category 1 hurricane, killing at least three people and cutting off power to more than 3 million homes and businesses ...Read more

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Is relentless California heat wave finally ending? Slight cooling on tap for weekend

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LOS ANGELES — Californians could soon feel a bit of relief after almost two weeks of an oppressive heat wave that has relentlessly broiled the state and set several temperature records.

"A cooldown should start on Friday, [and last] at least through the weekend," said John Dumas, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Oxnard. "But when ...Read more

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What does a heat advisory mean in Miami? How the extreme weather alert can affect you

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When the National Weather Service puts South Florida under a heat advisory, what does that mean?

Do we need to stay inside? Take precautions outside?

Here’s what to know:

When is a heat advisory declared in Miami-Dade County?

▪ The National Weather Service in Miami will issue a heat advisory if the heat index is 105 degrees for at least ...Read more

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What does a heat advisory mean in Miami? How the extreme weather alert can affect you

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When the National Weather Service puts South Florida under a heat advisory, what does that mean?

Do we need to stay inside? Take precautions outside?

Here’s what to know:

When is a heat advisory declared in Miami-Dade County?

▪ The National Weather Service in Miami will issue a heat advisory if the heat index is 105 degrees for at least ...Read more

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2024 hurricane season outlook just grew bigger: 25 named storms now expected by experts

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Colorado State University has updated its hurricane season forecast, calling for a more active season than the already “extremely active” forecast from June.

The forecast team there used data collected through the season thus far to adjust its predictions. In nearly every category, forecasters are calling for the seasons to be more robust: ...Read more

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Temperature records shattered across the West as intense heat wave drags on

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LOS ANGELES — California and the West are still days away from the end of the current heat wave, which has brought oppressive and dangerous temperatures to many areas for almost a week.

In a Monday forecast, the National Weather Service described the situation as a "seemingly never-ending heat wave," with heat warnings remaining in place for ...Read more