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Earthquake-hit Puerto Rico investigates unused emergency supplies

Miami - Protests broke out in earthquake-hit Puerto Rico on Monday as a judicial investigation was opened into the weekend discovery of unused emergency supplies leftover from the devastating Hurricane Maria.

Red Cross scrambles to address surging climate-related risks

Geneva - Before Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas in September, Red Cross officials there thought the island nation was well-prepared to weather the storm, with strong building codes, numerous shelters and pre-positioned aid.They were wrong.

Essential Science: Stormquakes found in powerful oceanic storms

You’ll have heard of earthquakes and hurricanes. Now, how about stormquakes? These powerful oceanic events are set to be categorized as a new meteorological phenomenon, based on new research centered on the U.S. coastline.

Storms snarl Thanksgiving travel in US

Denver - A pair of storms packing heavy snow and hurricane-force winds left tens of thousands without power in the United States on Wednesday and wreaked havoc for Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Florida's timber farmers still face uncertainty after Michael

On October 10, 2018, Category 5 Hurricane Michael, with winds exceeding 160 mph (255 kph), came ashore on Florida’s northern Gulf Coast. The storm killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes - while destroying the region's timber industry.

Four dead, seven still missing from sunken ship in Atlantic

Paris - The bodies of three crew members have been recovered from the Atlantic after a supply vessel operated by a French oil services group sank in hurricane conditions, bringing the death toll to four, according to a Martinique government official.

While Lorenzo reaches Catagory 4 status, Karen is left to wander

Tropical Storm Karen has an uncertain, strange future ahead, and cannot be dismissed as a future threat. However, Hurricane Lorenzo, a large Category 4 tropical cyclone, will remain over the open ocean for at least the next five days.

Caribbean gets smart to cope with hurricanes

Saint John's - After monster Hurricane Irma annihilated the farm sector of Barbuda in 2017, growers got smart: among other changes, they moved their crops to higher ground.

Tropical Storm Karen the 11th named storm in the Atlantic

The 11th named storm of the hurricane season has developed in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday near the Windward Islands.

Lorena downgraded to tropical storm off northwest Mexico coast

Mexico - Hurricane Lorena was downgraded to a tropical storm as it swirled in the Gulf of California off northwest Mexico Saturday, after making landfall near the Los Cabos beach resort, the Mexican hurricane monitor said.

Hurricane Lorena makes landfall at Mexico's Los Cabos resort

Mexico - Lorena made landfall Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, lashing the turquoise waters of popular beach destination Los Cabos on Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

Jerry becomes Category 1 hurricane swirling in Atlantic

Miami - Jerry, a storm swirling in the Atlantic Ocean, became a Category 1 hurricane Thursday, but so far posed minimal threat of landfall as it made its way northwest, forecasters reported.

Lorena makes landfall in southwest Mexico as Category 1 force hurricane

Mexico - Hurricane Lorena made landfall on the southwest coast of Mexico Thursday morning as a Category 1 force storm, buffeting the region with strong winds, torrential rain and high waves, Mexico's National Weather Service reported.

Humberto leaves 28,000 without power in Bermuda

Hamilton - Hurricane Humberto headed northward in the Atlantic Thursday after tearing off rooftops and knocking out power to more than 28,000 customers as it brushed past Bermuda, forecasters and local news reports said.

Hurricane Humberto brushes Bermuda

Hamilton - Residents of the tiny British archipelago of Bermuda battened down the hatches as Hurricane Humberto, a major category 3 storm packing fierce winds and punishing rain, brushed near the islands Wednesday evening.

Five tropical systems being tracked in Gulf and Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday was tracking five tropical systems in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, with Tropical Storm Jerry becoming the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Storm Humberto strengthens but moves away from Bahamas and US

Miami - Tropical storm Humberto gained strength Sunday and was expected to return to hurricane force by evening, but its track now puts it far from the Bahamas and the US coast, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Miami - Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian.

After Dorian, Bahamas drowning in a flood of donations

Washington - In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, the government and charitable organizations are struggling to cope with the incoming flood of donations, a global surge of solidarity that is often excessive and sometimes useless.

Tropical system over Bahamas could be Tropical Storm by weekend

The National Hurricane Center's 11:00 a.m. advisory forecasts the tropical system developing near the Bahamas is expected to become a named tropical storm Saturday.
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