Tropical Storm Hanna drenches South Texas amid virus crisis

A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases.

4 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering

The death toll from Michael's destructive march from Florida to Virginia stood at 17, with just one confirmed death so far in this Florida Panhandle town of about 1,000 people that took a direct hit from the hurricane and its 155 mph winds last week.

Florida officials fear Michael's death toll will rise

Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies.

Animals stranded by Hurricane Florence headed to Ohio

Elyria, Ohio - Animals stranded by Hurricane Florence are being rescued from catastrophic flooding in the Carolinas and evacuated to Northeast Ohio, according to WJW.Six dogs arrived over the weekend at the Friendship Animal Protective League in Elyria, Ohio, just west of Cleveland.Volunteers were ready and waiting for the new arrivals and have been showering them with love, trying to make them feel as comfortable as possible.“The thing with animals, they don’t understand why people are leaving.

Washington based Soup Ladies bring warm meals to Florence first responders

BUCKLEY, WA - Even though Hurricane Florence affected communities all the way across the country in the Carolinas, people in Western Washington are still getting involved to help.Ginger Passarelli is the creator of the group The Soup Ladies, an organization that feeds first responders during emergencies and disasters.Friday, she was packing her bags preparing to fly across the country to Raleigh, North Carolina.Passerelli brings a one-item menu with her when she travels to locations in need of her service.“Because it’s easy, I’ve been making soup for years and years,” she said.Whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, fires or other disasters or emergencies, Passerelli makes soup to feed to first responders on the site of these locations.A job, that she says she has gotten too comfortable with over the years.“Unfortunately, we know what we’re doing, it’s hard there is a lot of broken hearts,” said Passerelli.It first started with local first responder groups and originations, but Passerelli says when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 she realized there was a need for her services across the country.“If you see a need, and you have the ability to do something about it you should,” she said.Since then, Passerelli and her team of about 80 volunteers have fed first responders across the country.She says when Florence hit, she knew she would be traveling this weekend.“You don’t have to spend a lot of time thinking about if it’s right to do the right thing,” she said.Thousands of first responders will be risking their lives to save and protect people during the storm.

Life-threatening Hurricane Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching.More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders held out hope of being rescued.

Anheuser-Busch breweries to produce emergency canned water

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Anheuser-Busch's brewery in Fort Collins has become the company's second facility that can produce cans of drinking water for those affected by natural disasters and other emergencies, according to KDVR.The Fort Collins brewery joins Anheuser-Busch's facility in Cartersville, Georgia, that will produce emergency drinking water.The announcement was made Wednesday as Hurricane Florence appears poised to strike the East Coast.Anheuser-Busch says its emergency relief program has provided more than 79 million cans of water since 1988.