hurricane News

Tropical Storm Isaias Grazes Florida, Heads Up East Coast

MIAMI, Aug 2 — The Florida coast looked set to avoid major damage late on Sunday with Tropical Storm Isaias keeping offshore as it rumbles north, although it could strengthen to a hurricane by the time it reaches the Carolinas …

Court Says Experts Not Needed to Prove Hurricane Damage, Revives Church’s Claim

A ruling Wednesday by the federal appellate court in Atlanta resolves new twists in a type of dispute that invariably arises between property owners and insurers after every hurricane: Was the damage caused by floodwaters or wind? The 11th Circuit …

Cristobal Seen Regaining Strength After Storm’s Pass Over Mexico

The hills of the Yucatan Peninsula sapped Tropical Storm Cristobal of some of its power on Thursday, but forecasters warn it will likely gain strength as it heads north across the Gulf of Mexico to the U.S coast, where it …

Houses in Hurricane Strike Zones are Built Back Bigger

A study of hurricane-hit areas of the United States has revealed a trend of larger homes being built to replace smaller ones in the years following a storm. The research, led by the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom …

Is Coronavirus an ‘Act of God?’ Lawyers Say That’s Complicated

It’s time to figure out what constitutes an “act of God.” Lawyers’ phones have been ringing off the hook in recent weeks, as tenants and landlords grapple over rent payments with much of the U.S. economy shut down. More than …

America’s Great Climate Exodus Is Starting in the Florida Keys

Lori Rittel is stuck in her Florida Keys home, living in the wreckage left by Hurricane Irma two years ago, unable to rebuild or repair. Now her best hope for escape is to sell the little white bungalow to the …

Dorian Set to Lash Puerto Rico Before Hitting Florida Coast

Tropical Storm Dorian is about to lash Puerto Rico with torrential rains, and then is expected to gain strength and become the first major hurricane to hit Florida’s east coast in 15 years. Chances are increasing that the storm will …

Dorian Sets Course Toward Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Florida

Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to strengthen, potentially approaching hurricane status by the time it gets to Puerto Rico Wednesday, but it won’t pack the same punch as other storms in recent years. Dorian was about 15 miles (24 kilometers) …

Fraud Plagues Disaster Relief Efforts

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — As the scale and frequency of major disasters escalate, millions of dollars in federal, state and insurance payments intended for recovery efforts are being stolen by fraudsters taking advantage of chaos and the pipeline of aid …

Hurricane Victims Frustrated with Slow Housing Recovery

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — The heating and air conditioning in Carrie Johnson’s home — damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 — still wasn’t fixed when Hurricane Florence flooded her house last September. Now, her home of over 50 years is …