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Paulette Makes Rare Landfall In Bermuda, Grows to Cat 2

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Paulette made a rare landfall in Bermuda Monday and strengthened into a Category 2 storm just hours after the wealthy British territory shuttered schools, government agencies and air and sea ports. The eye of …

Fire-Related Power Cuts Spread Outside California for First Time

It’s no longer just California shutting off power in high-risk fire zones. Oregon’s Portland General Electric Co. on Monday temporarily turned off power for about 5,000 customers near Mt. Hood, as California utility giant PG&E Corp. did the same in …

South Korea Braces for Second Typhoon in a Week

South Korea raised its storm alert level on Wednesday as a powerful typhoon, expected to be stronger than the one that hit the nation last week, sped toward the southern coastline. Strong winds and heavy rain is expected for the …

In Aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Residents Worry About Help

LAKE CHARLES, La. — In a matter of hours last week, Hurricane Laura tore through the tire shop Layla Winbush’s family started just under a year ago, reducing most of it to rubble and scattering hundreds of tires across the …

Power the WiFi or the Fan? California Fires and Blackouts Test Home Offices

Silicon Valley workers previously enjoyed some of the most well-appointed offices in corporate America. Lunch was free, dry-cleaning was on site and the internet was lightning fast. Now that those workers have settled into their less glamorous home offices, they’re …

California Blackouts Boost Demand for Power Storage

Power cuts during California’s devastating wildfire season have boosted demand for combined solar panels and battery storage solutions as businesses look to mitigate economic damage from future blackouts. Billions of dollars in economic activity were lost from mass power shutoffs …

Storm-Swollen Rivers Surge in UK, Severe Flood Alerts Issued

LONDON — Residents in central England and Wales piled up sandbags, readied water pumps and hoped for the best Tuesday as rivers peaked after a weekend storm brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already waterlogged …

Northwest Hit With More Snow, Wind, Power Outages, Two Rescued

SKYKOMISH, Wash. — More snow fell in the Northwest through Wednesday, causing Washington state officials to send food, water and fuel to an area hit hard northeast of Seattle and resulting in a hourslong rescue of a stranded couple southwest …

Death Toll From Storms in South and Midwest Rises to 11

HOUSTON — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large …

Homes Damaged by 5.8-Magnitude Quake in Puerto Rico

GUANICA, Puerto Rico — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been …