Typhoon may bring 30 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo

TOKYO — A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan’s Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it’s too dangerous. Rugby World Cup matches and other events were […]

Coastal flooding forecast for central, southern Delaware

The National Weather Service has alerted Delawareans to be alert to hazardous weather today through Friday given the area of low pressure anchored off the mid-Atlantic coast. A coastal flood advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. today to 11 a.m. Thursday, with a coastal flood watch from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. The alerts […]

Dorian lashes east Canada at hurricane force

TORONTO — The storm that already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas and North Carolina lashed at far-eastern Canada with hurricane-force winds for much of Sunday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people before beginning to weaken late in the day. Dorian hit near the city of Halifax Saturday afternoon, ripping roofs off apartment […]

Devastation marks Bahamas town; but some staying

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — The streets are filled with smashed cars, snapped power cables, shattered trees and deep silence. At the airport and dock, hundreds of people clamor for seats on airplanes and berths on ships arriving with aid and departing with people who lost their homes when deadly Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas. Nearly […]

Weakened Dorian strands people on North Carolina island

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday with a ferocity that seemed to take storm-hardened residents by surprise, and hundreds were feared trapped by high water. Sheriff’s officials sent medics and other rescuers to Ocracoke Island — reachable only by boat or air — amid reports […]

Aid effort picks up momentum as some Bahamians seek way out

ABACO, Bahamas — Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate people gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off the hurricane-devastated island, as an international disaster-relief effort took shape. The search for victims and survivors continued, five days after Dorian blasted the Bahamas […]

Coastal flooding anticipated for Kent, Sussex counties

DOVER – Coastal areas in Kent and Sussex counties are under a coastal flood advisory from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. today as Hurricane Dorian passes by the Mid-Atlantic states off the Atlantic coast this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said Dorian continues to move […]

Dorian grazes Carolina coast, aims for Outer Banks

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least four deaths in the Southeast were blamed on the storm. Twisters spun off by Dorian peeled away roofs and flipped trailers, and […]

Hurricane Dorian rakes the Southeast US coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hurricane Dorian raked the coastal Carolinas with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Thursday, spinning off tornadoes and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward toward the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. Leaving at least 20 people dead in its wake in the devastated Bahamas, Dorian […]

‘We need help’: Rescuers in Bahamas face a ruined landscape

FREEPORT, Bahamas — Rescue crews in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes Wednesday, trying to reach drenched and stunned victims of Hurricane Dorian and take the full measure of the disaster. The official death toll stood at seven but was certain to rise. A day after the most […]