Tropical cyclone

A ship lies on top of damaged homes after it was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortages of food and water and no electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province. Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction and scores of people dead. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Experts blame man and nature for typhoon tragedy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines. Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines […]

11/11/2013

This Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines, at 22:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. EST). Haiyan, the world's strongest typhoon of the year, slammed into the Philippines early Friday. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here’s the difference

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They’re all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms […]

11/09/2013

A small chapel is engulfed in rock and mud from a landslide triggered by heavy rains brought on by Tropical Storm Manuel on the outskirts of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Tropical Storm Ingrid and remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts, flooding towns and cities in a national emergency that federal authorities say has caused at least 34 deaths. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

34 dead as big storms hit Mexico on opposite sides

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel drenched northeastern and southwestern Mexico with torrential rains Monday, flooding towns and cities, cutting highways and setting off landslides in a national […]

09/16/2013

In this image provided by NOAA taken Sunday Sept. 15, 2013 at 2:45 a.m. EDT shows hurricane Ingrid in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the coast of Mexico and tropical storm Manuel just off the western coast of Mexico. Hurricane Ingrid was packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) early Sunday. The storm was centered about 175 miles (280 km) east of Tampico, Mexico and moving north-northwest at 7 mph (11 km). Off Mexico's Pacific coast, Tropical Storm Manuel was getting stronger, moving with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 kph) and expected to be nearing the southwestern coast of Mexico by Sunday morning, possibly as a hurricane. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Hurricane Ingrid, TS Manuel threaten Mexico

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Manuel churned very near to Mexico’s southwest Pacific shoreline Sunday as thousands on the country’s Gulf rim sought shelter from approaching Hurricane Ingrid amid the threat of heavy rains, […]

09/15/2013

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA predicts another busy hurricane season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season. Thursday’s outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that […]

05/23/2013

1st tropical depression of Pacific season forms

  MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say the first tropical depression of the Pacific hurricane season has formed off the coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression formed Wednesday. It […]

05/15/2013

Workers at the National Hurricane Center. (AP Photo)

Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings

MIAMI (AP) — Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.

04/04/2013

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba, heads toward Bahamas

HOLGUIN, Cuba (AP) – Hurricane Sandy has been rumbling across the mountains of eastern Cuba and is heading toward the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center says Sandy is a Category 2 hurricane, with top winds […]

10/25/2012

Tropical Storm Sandy forms south of Jamaica

MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Storm Sandy developed south of Jamaica on Monday, becoming the 18th named storm of a busy Atlantic season that has seen only two hurricanes make landfall. Sandy was about 395 miles […]

10/22/2012

Haiti death toll jumps to 19 after tropical storm

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – A government official says that Haiti’s death toll from Tropical Storm Isaac has jumped to 19. Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste of the country’s Civil Protection Office gave few details on how each […]

08/27/2012

U.S. forecasters raise Atlantic hurricane outlook

(AP) – U.S. forecasters are raising their estimate of potential storms in the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, which enters its peak period this month. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its updated […]

08/09/2012