Tropical storms

In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 photo, first responders with a backhoe work amid strong winds and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Gita to clear part of the main road at Fagaalu village in American Samoa. Officials in American Samoa began a full assessment Monday, Feb. 12, of damage caused by tropical storm Gita over the weekend. (AP Photo/Fili Sagapolutele)
February 12, 2018 - 3:17 pm
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Officials in American Samoa began a full assessment Monday of damage caused by tropical storm Gita over the weekend. Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga says the storm caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. No injuries or deaths were reported. President...
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February 10, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Some damage to buildings and wide-spread power outages were reported on American Samoa early Saturday, a day after tropical storm Gita passed near the U.S. territory in the South Pacific. The port and airport in Pago Pago were closed Friday because of the storm,...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo provided by Kim Porter, shows people living in tents and trailers in Rockport, Texas. The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece _ not counting utilities, maintenance or labor _ on the trailers it leases to disaster victims, then auctions them at cut-rate prices after 18 months of use or the first sign of minor damage. Officials have continued the practice even amid a temporary housing shortage in Texas, where almost 8,000 applicants are still awaiting federal support nearly four months after Hurricane Harvey landed in the Gulf Coast. (Kim Porter via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 11:30 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece — not counting utilities, maintenance or labor — on the trailers it leases to disaster victims, then auctions them at cut-rate prices after 18 months of use or the first sign of minor damage, The Associated Press...
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This image made from video shows debris from tropical storm Tembin, in Lanao del Norte, southern Philippines Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. A powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the Philippines was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday and failed to make landfall in Vietnam. (AP Photo)
December 25, 2017 - 11:27 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the Philippines was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday and failed to make landfall in Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam's Mekong Delta had been evacuated as the region braced for the...
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In this image made from video taken Dec. 24, 2017, people stand in the area damaged by storm Tembin in Lanao del Norte, southern Philippines. Thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of one of the deadliest storms to hit the country this year.(AP Photo)
December 25, 2017 - 2:43 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Tens of thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of a powerful storm that left more than 150 people dead. Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed landslides and flash...
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In this image made from video taken Dec. 24, 2017, people stand in the area damaged by storm Tembin in Lanao del Norte, southern Philippines. Thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of one of the deadliest storms to hit the country this year.(AP Photo)
December 24, 2017 - 11:50 pm
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of one of the deadliest storms to hit the country this year. Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed landslides and flash floods...
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In this photo made from video by Aclimah Disumala, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, villagers cross raging flood waters in Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga Pennisula, southern Philippines. A tropical storm has unleashed flash floods and set off landslides in the southern Philippines leaving dozens of people dead. (Aclimah Disumala via the AP)
December 23, 2017 - 9:20 pm
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, reportedly leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 others missing, officials said. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin, which...
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In this Nov. 17, 2017 photo, homeowner George Dorsey, center, prays with Samaritan's Purse volunteers who are helping to rebuild his hurricane-damaged home in Houston. How is Texas spending billions in federal aid in response to Harvey, among the costliest U.S. storms on record? State records do not distinguish storm-related expenses, making fund tracking and accountability all but impossible. Disaster recovery experts say the lack of transparency could hinder coordination, encourage fraud and squander an opportunity to not only rebuild, but mitigate the risks of the next monster storm. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 17, 2017 - 10:53 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it's unclear how the state is spending its share of the money. State records don't indicate which contracts are storm-related, making fund...
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December 17, 2017 - 6:46 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say more than 30 people have been killed mostly due to landslides set off by a slow-moving storm in the central Philippines. Sofronio Dacillo Jr., a disaster-response officer, told The Associated Press on Sunday that 26 villagers died in landslides in different...
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