Hurricanes

Man's need to apologize for using dad's truck to help Irma victims may have cost his life

NAPLES, Fla. — Devan Rewis wanted to apologize to his father after an argument over the family truck.<p>It may have cost him his life.<p>The 31-year-old lifelong Chokoloskee resident died in custody at NCH Downtown Baker Hospital in Naples on Friday after he was arrested on a charge of violating Collier …

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Terrifying footage shows Dominica family's door at 'bursting point' as Hurricane Maria leaves island 'obliterated'

This is the terrifying moment a woman feared her door would burst open as floodwater raged against it during Hurricane Maria.<p>The island of Dominica …

Weather

Hurricane Maria upgraded to ‘potentially catastrophic’ category 5

Residents living in British overseas territories have begun to hunker down as category five Hurricane Maria barrels into the Caribbean.<p>Hurricane …

Weather

Hurricane Maria Dominica Photos: Historically Strong Storm Causes 'Widespread Devastation'

As of Tuesday morning, Maria was located about 85 miles west of Guadeloupe and 170 miles southeast of St. Croix.

Weather

Officials Beg Puerto Ricans to Flee Hurricane Maria: ‘You’re Going to Die’

Officials begged Puerto Ricans in the path of Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm heading toward the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, to get out as fast as possible. “You have to evacuate. Otherwise, you’re going to die,” said Puerto Rico’s public safety commissioner. “I don’t know …

Caribbean

The Inside Story of the Ex-Presidents Club Hurricane Aid Video That Conspicuously Excluded Donald Trump

In these divided political times, you might think it’d be difficult to unite five former presidents of different parties for a common cause. But …

George H. W. Bush

Manolo Blahnik Defends Melania Trump for Those Hurricane Harvey Stilettos

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Donald and Melania Trump went to Houston—and photos showed the First Lady boarding the plane in sky-high Manolo Blahnik stilettos. Naturally, Twitter dragged her choice of footwear, taking it as proof that she cares more about her image than the disaster's …

Hurricane Harvey

Tracking the latest path of Hurricane Jose

ABC News' chief meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks where the Category 1 storm will hit and looks at the latest weather maps as it closes in on the …

Hurricane Jose

Category 5 Hurricane Maria Causes 'Mind Boggling' Damage to Dominica, on Path to Puerto Rico

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For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West.<p>It was Aug. 30 — the day a storm brewing in the Atlantic got named Irma.<p>Duchene, 22, was actually waiting to board her Florida-bound flight from Albany International Airport when she saw the news that the newly …

Hurricane Irma

Woman using walker hit by car while crossing North Park street

A 42-year-old woman using a walker and trying to cross a North Park street Monday night was hit by a car and suffered serious injuries, San Diego …

San Diego

What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?

Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.<p>As strained local governments struggle to care for their citizens during disasters and evacuations, prisoners are often low on the list of priorities. That means it's likely that any big hurricane that hits the Gulf Coast will …

Prison

How Big Is Hurricane Maria?

Hurricane Maria has devastated the Caribbean island of Dominica, just days after it was brushed by Hurricane Irma.<p>Maria, now a Category 5 storm, is …

Weather

Cavco: A Company with Hurricane-Induced Catalysts

Pure-play manufactured home producer.<p>Industrially and geographically well-positioned to benefit from hurricane recovery efforts.<p>Continue to expect …

Business

Bankrupt Puerto Rico Faces Direct Hit From Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico, already trying to dig itself out of a historic financial crisis, is now facing a direct hit by a major hurricane that could destroy any progress the U.S. territory has made under a year-old economic rehab plan ─ and set it back further.<p>Hurricane Maria is forecast to hit Puerto Rico …

Caribbean

Residents return to Summerland Key after Hurricane Irma

Deadly carbon monoxide fumes have killed 11 people in Florida as Hurricane Irma’s death toll rose to 42 on Tuesday, state officials reported.<p>The …

Weather

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. HURRICANE MARIA PUMMELS DOMINICA<p>The small island is lashed with catastrophic Category 5 winds as the storm begins a charge into the hurricane-devastated eastern Caribbean with Puerto Rico in …

New York Giants

'We survived Irma but we don't have money for food'

<b>Miami dodged much of Irma's wrath but the aftermath of the storm has been devastating for the city's poor.</b><p>Tiffany Strong walks through the debris in the top floor of her house and sighs as she points to a stack of shoes in one of the rooms. Everything is drenched and neither she nor her two …

Hurricane Irma

Report: Lawsuit reveals Farmers Insurance paid $666,000 a race to sponsor Kasey Kahne

Almost a year after Farmers Insurance announced it would cease sponsoring Kasey Kahne following the 2017 season, a report by ESPN reveals that …

Motorsport

Puerto Rico Faces Hurricane Maria After Irma’s $1 Billion Damage

Two weeks ago, Puerto Rico was spared a devastating hit when Hurricane Irma ripped up the Caribbean. This time, it may not be so lucky.<p>The bankrupt …

Business

New York Today: Hurricane Jose Approaches

Updated, 8:49 a.m.<p><i>Good morning on this stormy Tuesday.</i><p>Hurricane Jose is approaching the East Coast.<p>While the Category 1 hurricane is predicted to remain offshore, we are still expecting to feel its effects in the city.<p>Today, watch for showers, wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour, rip currents and …

New York City

Expect Used-Car Prices to Skyrocket in the Southeast Post-Hurricane

Remember the 2009 Cash for Clunkers program? Some hated it. Others invested in this new form of government cheese. After eight weeks, the entire USA had spent nearly $3 billion in taxpayer money to supplement the purchase of almost 690,000 vehicles. It was a big deal, but not nearly as big as …

Autos

Cruises to Dominica in doubt after hit from Hurricane Maria

The good news for the cruise industry: Hurricane Maria-slammed Dominica isn't scheduled to be visited by any major ships in the next few weeks.<p>The bad news: Reports of widespread devastation from the storm could mean a flurry of voyages to the Caribbean island starting in late October could be …

Caribbean

How Houston's Restaurants Rewrote the Playbook on Disaster Relief

Mother Nature rains down, and humans beings rise up. Firefighters, nurses, and the National Guard save our asses; it’s the job for which they’ve been trained. Another industry has been saving lives lately, too: restaurants.<p>The impact of Harvey and Irma (and perhaps José and Maria?) may vary in …

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Maria’s Path: Who’s In The Crosshairs?

Hurricane Maria is already shaping up to be another disaster in a region, the Caribbean, that’s had far too much already. While Puerto Rico braces, the rest of the region is wondering if Maria will follow the path of Irma. So far, not yet, but it’s still very early for a storm that just …

Weather

The overlooked asset class that looks set to dominate over the next 5 years

The next 48 hours may be all about expecting the unexpected. A tropical storm turned into a Category 5 hurricane and smashed into the tiny island of Dominica overnight.<p>Where markets are concerned, the hopes are for something slightly less unpredictable. We’re just a day ahead of a Fed announcement …

Business

Whether Hurricane Maria Will Hit U.S. Depends on Which Spaghetti Plot You Look At

As Hurricane Maria strengthens in the Atlantic—it's now a Category 3 storm—the "spaghetti plots" meteorologists use to visualize potential storm …

Weather

Hurricane Maria regains Category 5 status

Hurricane Maria has regained its status as a Category 5 storm, the National Hurricane Center announced early Tuesday.<p>After being upgraded to a …

Weather

Progressive's August numbers better than hoped; shares up 3%

The company incurred only about $254M, or 12.6 loss ratio points from catastrophe losses in August vs. $75M a year ago. Just over 90% of total cat …

Business

How bad was Irma? Bad enough to break the record for most Waffle Houses closed during a storm

During the most ravaging parts of Hurricane Irma, 157 Waffle House locations shut down in Georgia and Florida, the most ever recorded.

Hurricane Irma