Storm drops snow, freezing rain across eastern half of US

NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, contributing to at least seven traffic deaths and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama. The Delaware Department of Transportation continued to plow and salt roads across New Castle […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Good judgment comes from experience’

  I read a good quote recently, “Good judgment comes from experience. And experience? Well, that comes from bad judgment.” It accompanied a picture of Dean Martin raising a glass to toast something, maybe his own good fortunes. If you watched or read any of the coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, invariably there […]

Category 5 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico’s Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico’s Pacific coast with winds of 160 mph (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. The hurricane was expected to pass over or near the Islas Marias — a set of […]

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series of fears and frustrations, both large and small, […]

‘It was life or death’: Face-to-face with Michael’s fury

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Tom Garcia watched in terror as fingers of water pushed inland across the beach and began filling up his home. His wife handed him a drill and Garcia used screws to pin his front and back door shut. But soon the storm surge from Hurricane Michael was up to his chest. His […]

Wet and windy: Tropical Storm Michael arrives in Delaware

DOVER — Delaware residents should have known what to expect when Tropical Storm Michael kissed the coast Thursday, especially after a series of four nor’easters took place in late February and March earlier this year. Just like those nor’easters, Tropical Storm Michael (downgraded from its Category 4 hurricane status) brought with it several inches of […]

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate ahead of a […]

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of “treacherous” floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and […]

Updated: ‘Fairly decent weekend’ weather ahead

DOVER – Thanks to relatively low tides heading into the weekend, the National Weather Service on Friday did not expect additional flooding along the Atlantic Ocean front, Delaware Bay or Delaware River. That came at the same time water was still expected to be pushed onshore as Hurricane Florence moved inland over the Carolinas, according […]

State fights coastal flooding 

REHOBOTH BEACH — As the lowest lying state, Delaware is especially vulnerable to flooding. That concern is only magnified in southeast Sussex County. For 17 miles, from Rehoboth Beach to the state line south of Fenwick Island, Del. Route 1 runs straight along the beach. For most of the stretch, the road lies less than […]