Natural disasters

In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Ronald Lauricella cradles a kitten in his front yard in Bay County, Fla.,. The rural Bay County resident says some on the outskirts of the cities aren't getting needed services like electricity as fast as the populated areas. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
October 26, 2018 - 12:03 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — More than two weeks after the powerful eyewall of Hurricane Michael passed over Bay County, Florida, some people in rural communities are feeling left behind. Although electric, water and sewer service were restored Wednesday to Panama City residents, people who live in...
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An overturned car is shown at the airport after Super Typhoon Yutu hit the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Garapan, Saipan. Residents of the U.S. territory are preparing for months without electricity or running water after the islands were slammed with the strongest storm on Thursday to hit any part of the U.S. this year. (AP Photo/Dean Sensui)
October 25, 2018 - 11:12 pm
The strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and killed at least one person in the Northern Mariana Islands, shocking residents and officials used to riding out monster storms in the U.S. territory in the Pacific. A day after Super...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, a firefighting helicopter flies above a forest fire near the village of Charneca, in the Sintra national park, west of Lisbon. Portugal's government said Thursday Oct. 25, 2018, that its measures to fight wildfires paid off, with fewer blazes, a smaller charred area and no fatalities during 2018, after catastrophic wildfires killed 106 people in 2017. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, FILE)
October 25, 2018 - 12:13 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government says its measures to fight wildfires have paid off, with fewer blazes, a smaller charred area and no fatalities this year after catastrophic wildfires killed 106 people in 2017. The government said Thursday that in comparison with the average of the...
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This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Typhoon Yutu east of Guam Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2018 local time. The storm crossed over the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, producing damaging winds and high surf. The National Weather Service in Honolulu says maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (290 kph) were recorded around the eye of the storm, which passed over Tinian island and Saipan early Thursday morning local time. Waves of 25 to 40 feet (6 to 12 meters) are expected around the eye of the storm. (NOAA via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 11:39 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Super Typhoon Yutu crossed over the U.S. commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands early Thursday as the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, making it the strongest storm to hit any part of the U.S. this year, the National Weather Service said. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan,...
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A family stands near their damaged home and debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Willa, in Escuinapa, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Emergency workers on Wednesday were struggling to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Willa. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 24, 2018 - 9:24 pm
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Emergency workers and federal troops struggled to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Hurricane Willa, and the storm continued to force evacuations Wednesday due to fear of flooding even as it dissipated over northern Mexico. Thousands of homes were still...
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The sun sets, as Hurricane Willa makes landfall, in Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Emergency officials said they evacuated more than 4,250 people in coastal towns and set up 58 shelters ahead of the dangerous Category 3 storm. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 24, 2018 - 3:14 am
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Willa has weakened to a tropical storm but torrential rains will continue in west-central Mexico. The meteorologists said Wednesday that Willa is moving toward the northeast at speeds near 20 mph (32 kph), movement expected...
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Clouds move in over Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, before the arrival of Hurricane Willa. Willa is headed toward a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast, its strong winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 23, 2018 - 10:01 pm
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico's Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the dangerous Category 3 storm hit...
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This GOES East satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Willa in the eastern Pacific, on a path toward Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (NOAA via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 7:12 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 150 mph (240 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. After briefly reaching Category 5 strength, the storm's maximum sustained...
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October 22, 2018 - 4:20 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Willa and other storms (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Hurricane Willa has weakened slightly off Mexico's Pacific Coast and is now a Category 4 storm, but remains "extremely dangerous" ahead of an expected landfall Tuesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center...
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Florida gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum meet after a CNN debate, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 22, 2018 - 12:22 am
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's loyalists here at Florida's premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum. It has nothing to do with his race, they insist, when asked about the 39-year-old Democrat who could become the state's first African-American governor. Instead, The...
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