SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck off the coast of northern Chile in the first minutes of Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage and the Chilean navy said there was no possibility of a tsunami. The quake occurred […]
Hurricane Sally weakened overnight as it continued its slow trek toward the Gulf Coast, where the National Hurricane Center says “historic life-threatening flooding” is likely.
Tracking the Tropics: Sally starting to bring rain north as ‘catastrophic’ flooding continues on Gulf Coast
Sally has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, and is moving very slowly toward the northern Gulf Coast, where it’s expected to bring catastrophic and life-threatening flooding.
JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Strong afternoon winds intensified a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders Saturday for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier. Meanwhile, officials were investigating the death of a firefighter on the lines of another Southern […]
JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds stoked a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier. Meanwhile, officials were investigating the death of a firefighter on the lines of another Southern California wildfire […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen major fires burning across California. Five of the largest wildfires in state history are currently burning and more than 5,600 square […]
As Tropical Storm Beta closes in on Texas, forecasters are monitoring three other systems in the Atlantic Basin Monday morning.
HOUSTON (AP) — As Tropical Storm Beta neared the Texas coast Monday, the biggest unknown was how much rainfall it could produce in areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season. Beta’s winds were weakening as it got closer to making landfall sometime Monday night and the storm […]
PUNTA GORDA, Belize (AP) — Hurricane Nana made landfall in Belize, pelting a relatively sparsely populated stretch of the country’s coast with heavy rain and wind before weakening to a tropical storm while pushing across Guatemala on Thursday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Nana hit land between the coastal towns of Dangriga and […]
Across the state, the demand for substitute teachers has doubled, according to Kelly Education, an agency that provides these teachers to 50 different school districts across the state.