Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam.
A disaster official in Khanh Hoa province says some 600 soldiers have been mobilized to search for the missing and evacuate people from high-risk areas.
He said the landslides from heavy rains triggered by Tropical Storm Toraji collapsed several houses and buried the victims in some villages in the resort city of Nha Trang on Sunday.
The Latest: Willa weakens to tropical depression
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Willa (all times local):
Once-mighty Hurricane Willa has weakened into a tropical depression as it moves rapidly over west-central Mexico.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) early Wednesday and was centered about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east-northeast of Durango while moving briskly to the northeast at 25 mph (41 kph).
‘Catching some hell’: Hurricane Michael slams into Florida
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage.
Hurricane Center: TS Kirk likely to dissipate in Caribbean
MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Kirk is likely to dissipate after dropping heavy rain and causing flooding in the eastern Caribbean.
At 8 a.m. EDT Friday, the center of Kirk was about 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Lt. Lucia with maximum winds of 50 mph (80 kph). It was moving forward at 12 mph (19 kph) with tropical storm-force winds extending 115 miles (185 kilometers) to the north and east.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for St. Lucia.
Kirk, reformed as tropical storm, gains strength
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is gaining strength in the eastern Caribbean.
The system was downgraded to a tropical depression earlier this week. But the National Hurricane Center says it has since reorganized,
At 5 p.m. EDT, the center of Kirk was located about 260 miles (415 kilometers) east of Barbados. It had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph) and was moving westward at 18 mph (30 kph).
The Latest: Interstate 95 reopened across North Carolina
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local):
North Carolina's governor has announced that Interstate 95 has been reopened to all traffic within the state.
Gov. Roy Cooper announced the surprise development Sunday night in a news release.
Mexican officials declare flooding emergency in 3 states
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal officials declared emergencies in three northern states Friday as heavy rains from a tropical depression caused flooding that killed at least three people.
The Interior Department initially declared a state of emergency for 11 municipalities in Sinaloa state, where the deaths were reported. Later in the day, it extended the declaration to 11 municipalities in Sonora state, which borders the U.S. state of Arizona, and two in Durango states.
The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local):
More North Carolina counties have qualified for federal disaster aid for their homeowners, renters and businesses reeling from Hurricane Florence damage.
Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. "The risk to life is rising with the angry waters," Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm's death toll climbed to 17.
The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local):
The death toll from Hurricane Florence and its remnants has risen to 17 as officials say a 3-month-old died in North Carolina when a tree landed on a mobile home.
Gaston County manager Earl Mathers said in an email to commissioners the tree fell on a mobile home Sunday in Dallas, about 240 miles (386 kilometers) west of where Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday in Wrightsville Beach.
N.C. Gov.: ‘Risk to life is rising’ with flooding
Florence causing ‘catastrophic’ flooding in N.C.
The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local):
Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Florence are producing flash flooding and major river flooding in the southeastern part of North Carolina.
‘Isaac’ drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Power outages are being reported across Puerto Rico as Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain across the U.S. territory.
Forecasters on Friday warned of flash flooding and wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph. The tropical storm remnants are passing south of the island and moving west across the Caribbean region.
The National Hurricane Center said up to 3 inches of rain could fall in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.
The Latest: Honolulu official: Dam not in danger of failing
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the tropical depression and its impact on Hawaii (all times local):
Honolulu officials say a dam where waters rose rapidly during a tropical storm is not in danger of failing.
Board of Water Supply Chief Engineer Ernie Lau said Thursday the dam is "nowhere close" to breaching.
But he says water in the reservoir rose 4 to 5 feet (nearly 1.5 meters) overnight during heavy rains from Tropical Storm Olivia.
Texas preps for tropical disturbance nearing Gulf of Mexico
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is preparing for a possible tropical storm system headed toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Heavy weekend rains close some Missouri roads
FAIR GROVE, Mo. (AP) — Minor flooding is being reported along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers after the remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon dropped heavy rain across parts of Missouri.
National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Wise says 3 to 5 inches fell in parts of southwest Missouri through Saturday, and that heavy rainfall also was reported in central and eastern parts of the state.
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Flood warnings as heavy rain expected over much of Missouri
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon are expected to drop heavy rain across much of Missouri through the weekend, creating a risk of flooding and flash-flooding.
The National Weather Service says south-central Missouri and the St. Louis area could get up to 6 inches of rain by Sunday with more in some spots.
Blamed in baby’s death, weakening Gordon spreads rain inland
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Blamed for the death of a Florida baby and intense wind and rain that pummeled parts of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, Tropical Depression Gordon weakened Wednesday but still spread bands of heavy rains across a swath of the South as it swirled over central Mississippi.
The Latest: Weakening Gordon still dumping lots of rain
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Gordon (all times local):
Tropical Depression Gordon is piling up huge rainfall totals in parts of the South, including more than 10 inches (25 centimeters) in the Florida Panhandle.
The Southeast Regional Climate Center reports that about 10.5 inches (26.6 centimeters) fell at Florida's Pensacola International Airport. The National Weather Service says that number will rise as rain continues to fall.
1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reporting the first death associated with a powerful storm that initially threatened Hawaii as a hurricane and later weakened to a tropical depression.
Kauai County officials said Wednesday firefighters pulled the body of a 30-year-old man from a Koloa stream. Police identified him as local resident Joshua Bradbury.
Some voluntary evacuations urged during heavy Kauai rains
KOLOA, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are urging some residents on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to evacuate because heavy rains are causing streams to rise.
Emergency officials strongly urge some south Kauai residents to voluntarily evacuate Tuesday. A shelter is open.
The National Weather Service says leftover moisture from Tropical Depression Lane is bringing rain to Kauai.
The Latest: Some parts of Kauai cut off because of flooding
KOLOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on flooding on the island of Kauai (all times local):
Parts of Kauai's north shore are cut off because heavy rains have closed roads.
The National Weather Service says leftover moisture from Tropical Depression Lane is bringing rain to Kauai Tuesday.
The service recorded nearly 18 inches (46 centimeters) in one part of Kauai during a 24-hour period ending Tuesday afternoon.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Daniel weakened to a tropical depression Monday, and forecasters said it was likely to dissipate by Tuesday while remaining far off Mexico's western coast.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Daniel had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) Monday night. It was centered about 615 miles (985 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and was moving northwest at 9 mph (15 kph).
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Pacific coast of Mexico and is expected to become the first hurricane in the eastern Pacific's hurricane season within a few days, though it isn't predicted to pose any threat to land.
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MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say chances are increasing for the first tropical weather system of the year in the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center said Thursday a mass of low pressure in the western Caribbean is becoming better defined and will likely become a subtropical or tropical depression by late Saturday.
They're putting the chances of formation at 80 percent over the next five days.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane forecasters say a tropical disturbance nearing the Gulf of Mexico has a 40 percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression this week.
National Hurricane Center meteorologist Dennis Feltgen says if the system eventually strengthens into a tropical storm, it would be the first of the 2018 season and would be named "Alberto."
Vietnam escapes worst of typhoon that battered Philippines
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the Philippines was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday and failed to make landfall in Vietnam.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam's Mekong Delta had been evacuated as the region braced for the arrival of Typhoon Tembin after the storm left more than 160 people dead in the Philippines.
New tropical depression forms in the central Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) — A new tropical depression has formed in the central Atlantic but does not currently pose a threat to land.
The depression's maximum sustained winds Monday morning are near 35 mph (55 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is forecast and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later in the day.
Some villages in Vietnam still isolated by flooding damage
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Some villages in Vietnam are still isolated by landslides and destroyed bridges after a tropical depression last week that has become one of the country's worst natural disasters in years.
Floods and landslides kill 54, leave 39 missing in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression hit the country earlier this week, in one of its worst natural disasters in years, officials said Friday.
The heavy rain in the central and northern regions disrupted transportation in some areas, hampering efforts to rescue the missing.
Correction: Tropical Weather story
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — In a story Oct. 9 about weather associated with Hurricane Nate, The Associated Press reported erroneously that there were no U.S. deaths. There was one storm-related death.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Nate remnants drench Northeast; most power back on in South
Remnants of Hurricane Nate are buffeting the Northeast while life returns to normal in the Southeast where the storm made landfall
Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have killed at least 43 people, left 34 others missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said Thursday.
The storm injured 21 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 houses, submerged 16,740 other homes and damaged infrastructure and crops in six central and northern provinces, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said.
Floods caused by tropical depression kill 15 in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Floods triggered by a tropical depression in Vietnam have killed 15 people and left eight others missing, officials said Wednesday.
The storm hit central Vietnam on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain to the region and to parts of northern Vietnam.
Eight people, including two children, were killed in central Nghe An province, disaster official Nguyen Thi Kim Dung said.
Officials in Burke County said a firefighter was hit and killed by a car late Sunday while cleaning storm debris from a road in Morganton.
According to officials with the Triple Community Fire Department, the 40-year-old man was working with another firefighter to clear the debris from the road leftover by tropical depression Nate when a car struck him. Officials said he died on impact.
A weakened Nate brings flooding, power outages to Gulf Coast
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks.
The Latest: Nate moves inland with heavy rains, gusty winds
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the U.S. brought by Nate (all times local):
Nate is moving inland with heavy rains and gusty winds after socking the central Gulf Coast.
Forecasters said Sunday that Nate was about 75 miles (120 kilometers) south of Nashville, Tennessee. Nate was a hurricane when it washed ashore earlier Sunday along the Mississippi coast.
Miami-Florida State game could be impacted by weather again
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The matchup between No. 13 Miami and Florida State could once again be impacted by inclement weather.
Officials from both schools and the Atlantic Coast Conference are monitoring Tropical Depression 16, which is expected to turn into Tropical Storm or Hurricane Nate by the weekend.
The game Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium was originally scheduled for Sept. 16 but was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
Tropical storm forms off Mexico; another system could hit US
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new tropical storm formed off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Wednesday, while another system that could eventually reach the U.S. as a hurricane was developing off Central America.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Ramon was expected to move parallel to the Mexican coast over the next day or so, bringing heavy rain to southwestern Mexico, though it wasn't projected to reach hurricane force.
A newly formed tropical depression is likely to bring rain to the Triangle area this weekend and the storm could bring minor flooding to parts of the region, WRAL forecasters say.
The Latest: Officials raise Harvey-related death toll to 39
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local):
Authorities are raising Harvey's death toll to 39 almost a week after the storm slammed into the Texas coast.
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences spokeswoman Tricia Bentley said Thursday night that the office has confirmed seven more storm-related deaths.
Pence offers personal touch in visit to Harvey’s victims
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Donning blue work gloves and dispensing hugs, Vice President Mike Pence cleared storm debris and comforted Texans grappling with the aftermath of Harvey's destruction on Thursday, bringing a more personal touch to the hurricane zone than President Donald Trump did during his visit two days earlier.
The Latest: Death toll 31 as 6 more fatalities confirmed
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local):
Authorities say they have confirmed six more deaths from Harvey, bringing the toll to at least 31.
Harris County — which is home to flood-ravaged Houston — confirmed the additional deaths Wednesday night and said they still needed to do autopsies on another eight people to see if their deaths were storm-related.