Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury

A North Carolina town where a levee breached is among the latest to feel the punch of Hurricane Florence.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 8:11 pm AKDT
Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, ripping away the livelihood of a family that bought it in recent months.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 4:40 am AKDT

DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

DHS has found the head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 10:20 pm AKDT

New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 11:41 am AKDT
Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 9:28 pm AKDT

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

The hurricane is over, now what do I do? Insurance experts weigh in.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 4:12 am AKDT

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

The hurricane is over, now what do I do? Insurance experts weigh in.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 4:13 am AKDT
AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

DHS has found the head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 5:01 pm AKDT
When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 8:10 pm AKDT
Hawaii volcanoes park to reopen after monthslong eruption

Hawaii volcanoes park to reopen after monthslong eruption

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its main gates Saturday, welcoming carloads of visitors eager to see Kilauea's new summit crater and the area where a longstanding lava lake once bubbled near the surface.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 8:00 pm AKDT
Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

NN Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damages while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 5:30 am AKDT
Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Puerto Ricans are marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria with choirs, protests and a funeral procession.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 8:58 am AKDT
Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried homes and killed at least 22 people.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 8:22 pm AKDT
Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site.

Friday, September 21st 2018, 2:39 am AKDT
Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are getting a chance to take stock of the destruction.

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 8:40 pm AKDT
Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 8:29 pm AKDT
Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

Several meteorologists and disaster experts say Florence highlights a problem with the way hurricane danger is rated.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 5:17 am AKDT
Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

President Donald Trump has arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina to take in the devastation left by Florence.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 6:57 am AKDT

Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

Florence shows how politics has been drawn into coverage of major storms.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 2:29 pm AKDT

New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

At least 3 people died and several are feared buried in a landslide during heavy rains in the central Philippines.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 6:47 pm AKDT
Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Officials say North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where animals were being raised for market, killing about 3.4 million chickens and turkey and 5,500 hogs.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 8:38 pm AKDT
Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic rain and floods.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 12:30 pm AKDT
The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 7:08 pm AKDT
The Latest: Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers

The Latest: Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers

Trump promises people affected by Hurricane Florence, "We will be there 100 percent".

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 7:57 am AKDT
Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Food and water handouts are beginning in the North Carolina city of Wilmington, which is still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 8:36 pm AKDT
Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 12:03 pm AKDT
'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

Carolina residents wonder where to call home after Florence swamps neighborhoods.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 9:39 pm AKDT
Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

Fate of FEMA leader is in doubt over ethics questions as Florence cleanup continues in Carolinas.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 8:38 pm AKDT
A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 8:17 pm AKDT
3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 12:27 pm AKDT
The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

South Carolina's governor plans to meet with top Department of Defense leaders to discuss the state's response to Florence.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 6:20 am AKDT

Trump to visit North Carolina to survey Florence impact

President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the impact of Hurricane Florence.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 11:47 am AKDT
Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 1:57 pm AKDT
US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut roar ashore the same day half a world apart, spreading devastation as differently as the water and the wind.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 9:26 pm AKDT
A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense

A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense

Scientists: Warner world makes hurricanes wetter, stronger and faster to intensify.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 1:54 pm AKDT
Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria.Gov.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 12:57 pm AKDT
Out pattern: Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

Out pattern: Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

Browns trade troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England Patriots.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 12:36 pm AKDT
Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

A Philippine police officer says he tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a typhoon approached, but they appeared unconcerned and refused to leave a day before the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 3:37 am AKDT

100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise

100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise; outlook worse than for 2012 disaster.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 1:46 am AKDT

FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 12:06 pm AKDT
Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with one city virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 8:26 pm AKDT
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 9:07 pm AKDT
Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

Philippines halts risky small-scale mining in 6 provinces where typhoon caused landslides that buried many; at least 69 dead in Philippines and China as storm weakens.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 11:36 pm AKDT
The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid

The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid

The devastating flooding in North Carolina from Florence has raised concerns about whether some dams will be able to hold up under the strain.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 5:46 am AKDT
Florence flooding puts dams, many high hazard, to the test

Florence flooding puts dams, many high hazard, to the test

Devastating flooding in North Carolina after Florence raises concerns whether dams able to hold up under the strain.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 4:46 pm AKDT

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

Disaster experts say it's not uncommon for death tolls to rise weeks after hurricanes hit because of nature of storms, difficulty in finding people.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 9:29 pm AKDT
Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears

Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears

Duke Energy says slope has collapsed under Florence's heavy rains at a coal ash landfill at a closed North Carolina power station.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 9:35 pm AKDT

Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 5:46 pm AKDT
AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

AP Explains: How storm surges form in hurricanes, and why they are so lethal.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 8:59 pm AKDT
Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 8:52 pm AKDT
The Latest: Child swept away by floodwaters

The Latest: Child swept away by floodwaters

A train has derailed in North Carolina, but it's not clear whether it was storm-related.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 2:46 am AKDT
Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 8:56 pm AKDT
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 9:25 pm AKDT
Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city

Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city

Damage from Hurricane Florence left a North Carolina city popular with tourists cut off Sunday from road access, leaving authorities planning how to get food and water there by air.

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 10:52 am AKDT
Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

North Carolina bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding from Florence.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 9:15 pm AKDT
The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Florence expected to weaken soon but risk of flash flooding, major river flooding in Carolinas is rising.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 10:15 pm AKDT
Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other building supply and hardware outlets.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 9:35 pm AKDT
Trump claims Hurricane Maria death toll rose 'like magic'

Trump claims Hurricane Maria death toll rose 'like magic'

President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:38 pm AKDT
Browns releasing troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon

Browns releasing troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss Sunday's game in New Orleans with a hamstring injury.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 10:45 am AKDT
Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence

Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence

A rural town, battered by the collapse of its blue-collar economy and then by Hurricane Matthew, might also bear the brunt of Florence.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 7:55 am AKDT
The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China's Guangdong province, bringing torrential rains and winds of 162 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour).

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 1:25 am AKDT
No. 2 Clemson avoids bad weather as storm batters coast

No. 2 Clemson avoids bad weather as storm batters coast

No. 2 Clemson, Georgia Southern gets sunny sky, plenty of tailgaters for only major conference football game being played in Carolinas and Virginia amid Florence.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 7:55 am AKDT
The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

Tropical Storm Florence is practically stalled over the Carolinas and the monster storm could dump drenching rains of up to 3½ feet.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 9:45 pm AKDT
2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

Killer storms Florence and Mangkhut hit on the same day, half a world apart, but that's about where the similarities end.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 12:25 pm AKDT
Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

Nearly nonstop rain, surging seas and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat is days away from ending as floodwaters rise.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 8:05 pm AKDT
Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Philippine officials are assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 9:47 pm AKDT
The Latest: Typhoon death toll in Philippines jumps to 28

The Latest: Typhoon death toll in Philippines jumps to 28

An official says Typhoon Mangkhut has left at least 12 people dead in the northern Philippines, mostly in landslides and houses that got pummeled by the storm's fierce winds and rain.

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 4:55 am AKDT
The Latest: Trump claims Maria death toll rose 'like magic'

The Latest: Trump claims Maria death toll rose 'like magic'

President Donald Trump is circling back to his claim that the death toll from Hurricane Maria last year was inflated and says the number rose to 3,000 "like magic.".

Friday, September 14th 2018, 6:54 pm AKDT
Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day

Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day

US stocks are little changed as investors balance a strong gain in monthly industrial production with a report showing a weaker-than-expected gain in retail sales.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 6:45 am AKDT
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

Florence is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of power outages and a handful of deaths.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 8:24 pm AKDT

Hurricane keeps Marvel's Falcon actor from Comic Con Africa

Hurricane Florence keeps Marvel's Falcon actor from attending Comic Con Africa.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 2:54 am AKDT
Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

A mother and baby killed when a tree smashed into their house are among several deaths caused by Hurricane Florence.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 2:26 pm AKDT
Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

Scientists who study climate change clearly see hand of humans in Florence, say a warmer world can expect more intense hurricanes.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 8:35 pm AKDT
Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut has retained its ferocious strength and slightly shifted toward more densely populated coastal provinces as it barrels closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation is underway.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:06 pm AKDT
The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

The National Hurricane Center says that "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the U.S. East Coast.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 10:56 pm AKDT
She lost one home to Sandy. Will Florence spare her now?

She lost one home to Sandy. Will Florence spare her now?

A family that lost their home in Superstorm Sandy in 2012 is now waiting to see whether Hurricane Florence has destroyed their new one in North Carolina.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 10:44 am AKDT
4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say the worst is to come.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 8:34 pm AKDT

Firefighter's death caused by retardant drop from 747

Investigation finds firefighter battling California wildfire was killed when flame-suppressing liquid was dropped from 747 flying only 100 feet above the treetops.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 10:44 am AKDT
Hundreds of firefighters to head to Utah to fight wildfire

Hundreds of firefighters to head to Utah to fight wildfire

A fast-moving Utah wildfire fanned by high-winds has more than doubled in size as it burns through dry terrain and forces evacuations of hundreds of homes.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 10:02 am AKDT
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

Hurricane Florence's winds may have weakened, but this is still no "minor" storm.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:35 pm AKDT
Regulators keep watch on toxic waste sites during hurricane

Regulators keep watch on toxic waste sites during hurricane

Environmental regulators keep watch on more than three dozen toxic waste sites during hurricane.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 2:44 pm AKDT
For meteorologists, Florence 'is a horrific nightmare storm'

For meteorologists, Florence 'is a horrific nightmare storm'

Although forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to continue to weaken as it approaches North and South Carolina, experts are worried about what will happen if the storm hovers near land.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 9:27 pm AKDT
The Latest: Typhoon Mangkhut slams into Philippines

The Latest: Typhoon Mangkhut slams into Philippines

Philippine forecasters say Typhoon Mangkhut has slammed into the country's northeastern coast.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 10:25 am AKDT
Florida opens up hotel rooms, ports to Florence evacuees

Florida opens up hotel rooms, ports to Florence evacuees

Long accustomed to its residents evacuating north when hurricanes threaten, Florida is in the unusual position of accommodating diverted cruise ships and hotel-room seekers hoping to escape the wrath of Hurricane Florence.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 4:30 am AKDT
2 years after disastrous flood, Florence scares small town

2 years after disastrous flood, Florence scares small town

No place in South Carolina is more worried about the possibility of disastrous inland flooding from Hurricane Florence's heavy rain than Nichols, South Carolina.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:03 pm AKDT

'Isaac' drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

Power outages are being reported across Puerto Rico as Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain across the U.S. territory.

Friday, September 14th 2018, 5:35 am AKDT
Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov't shutdown

Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov't shutdown

As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 8:52 pm AKDT
Trump complicates Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

Trump complicates Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

Top Florida Republicans have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong about the death toll in Puerto Rico.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:49 pm AKDT
Honolulu dam's neighbors warned as storm raises water levels

Honolulu dam's neighbors warned as storm raises water levels

Honolulu officials on Thursday prepared for the possible evacuation of 10,000 people from a residential neighborhood after rains from a tropical storm dangerously elevated water levels in a reservoir.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 10:14 pm AKDT
Evacuation underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines, China

Evacuation underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines, China

Philippine officials have begun evacuations from danger zones on the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools and readying bulldozers for landslides.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 11:28 pm AKDT
The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

The police chief of a barrier island in the bullseye of Hurricane Florence is warning any stragglers who refused to evacuate that they are making a dangerous choice.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 5:55 am AKDT
The Latest: WH: 'Liberal media,' mayor spread misinformation

The Latest: WH: 'Liberal media,' mayor spread misinformation

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says in a Facebook video post in Spanish that there should no more questions about the number of deaths from Hurricane Maria.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 7:19 am AKDT
Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets

Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets

With all attention on Hurricane Florence, Republicans are dealing with a separate, familiar kind of storm in the halls of Congress _ and one of the president's own making.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 12:31 pm AKDT
Trump tweets roil Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

Trump tweets roil Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

Top Florida Republicans have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong about the death toll in Puerto Rico.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 3:06 pm AKDT
Trump turns back to Maria, falsely says Dems inflated toll

Trump turns back to Maria, falsely says Dems inflated toll

President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 5:12 am AKDT
Beyond hurricanes, rising seas menace barrier island homes

Beyond hurricanes, rising seas menace barrier island homes

For barrier island homes that survive Florence's assault on the Carolina coast, it's only a matter of time as they face a disastrous long-term threat of sea level rise.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:04 pm AKDT
Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 10:47 pm AKDT
'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

Time nearly up to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its sights.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 8:23 pm AKDT
The Latest: Colgate donates team meals after game canceled

The Latest: Colgate donates team meals after game canceled

The kickoff for Middle Tennessee's game at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday has been moved to noon because of concerns about the impact of Hurricane Florence.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 6:31 am AKDT

Pentagon: Slow-moving hurricane to make rescues challenging

Senior Defense Department officials say the expected high winds and slow movement of Hurricane Florence as it comes ashore will make rescue efforts challenging in the flooded areas.

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 1:56 pm AKDT

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