Hurricane

  • Ga. girl dies when storm sends carport leg through roof

     By all accounts, Sarah Radney was safe inside her grandparents’ home when Hurricane Michael roared into southwest Georgia. If the family feared anything, it was probably falling trees – not a carport next to the house. In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities say Michael’s...
  • ‘Unimaginable destruction’: Florida/Georgia in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael

    Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Hurricane Michael’s wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental US. At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, and...
  • Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC

    The Associated PressFILE – In this March 4, 2017, file photo, former North Carolina basketball player Michael Jordan applauds during a half-time presentation at an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Duke in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, N.C., one of...
  • Hurricanes hoping for good luck in NHL Draft Lottery

    Don Waddell, as interim general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, will be representing the team Saturday at the NHL Draft Lottery in Toronto. And determined to beat the odds. Reminded that the Canes have a 3 percent chance of winning the first overall pick, Waddell said, “I’m a lucky...
  • Deadly, destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up

    MIAMI (AP) – It’s the last day of an intense and destructive hurricane season that included 17 named storms. While the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up Thursday, it will be remembered for a deadly trio of storms – Harvey, Irma and Maria – that ravaged Texas, Floridam, Puerto Rico...
  • Survey: Hurricanes limit hiring in September to 135,000 jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hobbled U.S. hiring last month, with businesses adding just 135,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year, a private survey found. Payroll processor ADP says the hiring drop-off in September was concentrated in smaller businesses, particularly smaller retailers, many of which were...
  • Hurricane Harvey Looters Caught on Video!

    Video released by the Houston Police Department Tuesday shows a group of looters breaking into a business during Hurricane Harvey last month. A group of looters can be seen outside a Houston store during Hurricane Harvey. (Credit: Houston Police Department) The video, recorded on Aug. 29, shows a small...
  • Trump quickly switches gears, plans visit and promises aid to Puerto Rico

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Suddenly, just about all President Donald Trump can talk about is Puerto Rico. After not mentioning hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he had failed to quickly grasp the magnitude of Maria’s destruction or give the U.S. commonwealth...
  • Jennifer Lopez donating $1 million to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

    NEW YORK – On Sunday, singer Jennifer Lopez appeared alongside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a press conference to announce that she will be donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Lopez, 48, spoke first...