- Tropical Depression Bonnie means another bad beach day Updated: May-29-16 4:59 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday before stalling just inland, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.
- Ex-Oklahoma insurance exec to head La. Citizens Insurance Updated: May-28-16 1:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A former Oklahoma insurance executive has been chosen to head the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state's property insurer of last resort.
- Emergency officials prepare for hurricane season Updated: May-28-16 11:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - Emergency managers along the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast say they have their plans in place for the 2016 hurricane season which begins Wednesday.
- Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years Updated: May-27-16 5:12 pm
MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.
- The Latest: Tropical storm warning issued for South Carolina Updated: May-27-16 4:56 pm
MIAMI - The Latest on U.S. government forecasters' outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season (all times local):
- Gulfport hospital receives $2.3 million FEMA grant Updated: May-27-16 10:49 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Memorial Hospital in Gulfport is getting more than $2 million to expand its electrical generator capacity ahead of hurricane season.
- Feds: 2016 hurricane season in Pacific will be about average Updated: May-26-16 7:28 pm
HONOLULU - After a record-setting hurricane season fueled by a strong El Nino in 2015, federal forecasters said Thursday the 2016 central Pacific hurricane season will likely be only slightly above average as La Nina conditions take over.
- Feds say 2016 hurricane season in Pacific will be average Updated: May-26-16 5:46 pm
HONOLULU - After a record-setting hurricane season fueled by El Nino in 2015, federal forecasters say the 2016 Pacific hurricane season will likely be only slightly above average as La Nina conditions take over.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: May-25-16 2:04 pm
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- Washington's wildfire season gets off to abrupt, early start Updated: May-22-16 10:56 am
SEATTLE - Washington's wildfire season got off to an abrupt and early start this month when two separate blazes tore through dry, steep forest, fueling worries about what lies ahead.
- The Latest: Pants allowed for female Mormon missionaries Updated: May-20-16 5:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on changes to clothing rules for Mormon missionaries (all times local):
- Hurricane storm surge expert speaks in North Carolina Updated: May-20-16 12:50 pm
NAGS HEAD, North Carolina - An expert on storm surge spoke in Raleigh as residents prepare for hurricane season, which starts June 1.
- Carbon dioxide levels jump by record amount due to El Nino Updated: May-19-16 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.
- Stuck on hot: Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record Updated: May-18-16 11:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Earth's heat is stuck on high.
- Wildfire-fighters warn 2016 could be bad in California Updated: May-17-16 2:23 pm
California could face a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in 2016 despite a relatively wet winter, federal officials warned Tuesday.
- I-65 hurricane drill set for Wednesday Updated: May-17-16 8:06 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Department of Transportation is getting ready for the beginning of hurricane season on June 1.
- Get Ready: Its Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina Updated: May-15-16 4:01 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory has declared this Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina with storm quickly approaching.
- Notification system coming to Ponchatoula Updated: May-14-16 10:54 am
PONCHATOULA, Louisiana - Ponchatoula residents will soon be able to receive notifications by phone or text when city issues arise such as brown water.
- South Carolina Gov. Haley hosts annual emergency exercise Updated: May-13-16 12:41 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is meeting with the state's top emergency management officials as they prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.
- Florida's hurricane fund in best shape ever ahead of season Updated: May-12-16 4:09 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's continued lucky streak when it comes to dodging hurricane is helping a key state fund reach its best financial shape ever in the two decades it has been in place.
- Experts expect post-El Nino dryness, urge conservation Updated: May-07-16 2:09 pm
DENVER - Water managers are pushing for conservation ahead of the dryness that can follow a wet El Nino winter.
- State climatologist says Texas winter among the warmest ever Updated: May-07-16 10:17 am
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The current El Nino weather pattern that's been in place since last summer over the central Pacific Ocean is on its way out, Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said Friday, but not before leaving Texas with one of its warmest winters on record.
- Cambodia sending students home early to cope with heat wave Updated: May-02-16 9:19 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia has shortened the school day by one hour to help students cope with a heat wave that has pushed temperatures as high as 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat Updated: Apr-29-16 7:20 pm
VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina - Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.
- After several tries Florida finally gets new insurance chief Updated: Apr-29-16 3:34 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - After a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida's top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season.