Tropical cyclones

FILE- In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, highways around downtown Houston are empty as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey overflow from the bayous around the city in Houston. With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, supersized weather disasters tallied a record high bill for America last year: $306 billion. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 08, 2018 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion. The U.S. had 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the National Oceanic and...
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A Newark firefighter looks on as a hose waters down a building after an early morning fire, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Newark, N.J. The fire broke out in a vacant structure in Newark early Friday morning in the area of 9th Avenue and South 14th Street and spread to two adjacent structures. Gusty winds carried the flames to two buildings across the street. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 05, 2018 - 9:44 am
BOSTON (AP) — Frigid temperatures, some that could feel as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region attempted to clean up from a massive winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding a day earlier. Forecasters...
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Rebecca Hollis of New Zealand drags her suitcases in a snowstorm through Times Square on her way to a hotel, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 04, 2018 - 5:12 pm
A state-by-state look at the impact of the storm and cold weather buffeting the East Coast, from north to south: MAINE All state offices were closed in a place that deals with big snowstorms regularly. Tidal flooding up and down the coast, the highest in 40 years, hit fishing piers, streets and...
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A pedestrian's makeshift raincoat blows in the rainy cold weather Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, along Philips Highway in Jacksonville, Fla. A hard freeze with possible icy roads is predicted overnight. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 4:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The term bomb cyclone sounds scary, but it's a real weather term and it fits the storm that sprang up from the U.S. Southeast. Just like the phrase polar vortex four years ago, the weather term bomb is exploding on social media. Meteorologists use the term when a storm intensifies...
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Alora Freeman, 8, watches as ice builds along a downtown water fountain in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy north Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, adding to the misery of a bitter cold snap. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency through Friday for at least 28 counties because of the frigid weather. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 04, 2018 - 3:59 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades. Forecasters warned that the same system could soon strengthen into a "bomb...
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Icicles form on the tritons in the Forsyth Park Fountain Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. Savannah is shivering through a rare bout with icy weather, with the National Weather Service predicting that up to 2 inches of snow and sleet could fall Wednesday on the typically balmy coastal city. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 4:23 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather: (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Airlines have already canceled 500 U.S. flights on Wednesday because of a winter storm socking the Southeast, and many more will be scuttled Thursday as the brunt of the winter weather is expected to hit the Northeast...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks in Washington. Roberts used his annual report on the federal judiciary Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, to promise a careful evaluation of its sexual misconduct policies and to highlight the work of court employees following the year’s destructive hurricanes. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 01, 2018 - 1:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts used his annual report on the federal judiciary Sunday to promise a careful evaluation of its sexual misconduct policies and to highlight the work of court employees following the year's destructive hurricanes. Roberts touched only briefly on the issue...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2017 filw photo, barrio Patron resident Karina Santiago Gonzalez works on a small power plant in Morovis, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico authorities said on Friday Dec. 29, that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
December 29, 2017 - 10:20 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria, sparking outrage among islanders who accuse the government of mismanaging its response to the Category 4...
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In this Dec. 22, 2017 photo, six year old Melanie Oliveras González stand on the porch of her house, in front of a handful of electric cables knocked down by the winds of Hurricane Maria, in Morovis, Puerto Rico. Morovis has been without power since hurricane smashed into the island in November. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
December 27, 2017 - 5:47 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of police officers are calling in sick every day in Puerto Rico, partly to press demands for unpaid overtime pay for hurricane recovery efforts as concerns grow over people's safety in a U.S. territory struggling to restore power. The increase in absences...
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In this image made from video, people look for bodies amid debris and broken branches on devastated beach in Lanao del Norte, southern Philippines Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. 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. (AP Photo)
December 25, 2017 - 10:35 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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