Southeast storms 2017 News

Florida’s Hurricane Irma Recovery Tab Tops $650M

The tab for Hurricane Irma keeps rising, and Florida legislators are warning that it could require some tough budget choices for next year. Gov. Rick Scott’s budget director told a Senate panel on Wednesday that the state has spent nearly …

Severe Weather in Carolinas Brings Tornadoes, Power Outages

A National Weather Service team confirmed Tuesday that two tornadoes touched down in South Carolina during an outbreak of severe weather that flipped tractor-trailers and small planes, washed out roads and left thousands without electricity. The survey team from Greer, …

Florida Insurance Agents Recount Hurricane Irma’s Personal Impact

It’s been just over a month since Hurricane Irma hit Florida, and it won’t be forgotten in Florida by anyone anytime soon, especially not by those in the insurance industry. The powerful storm made landfall first in the Florida Keys …

Georgia Gov Pledges State Funds for Local Community Irma Cleanup

Describing Hurricane Irma as a “catastrophic event” after viewing its destruction from the air, Gov. Nathan Deal promised last week that the state will pay local governments’ share for cleaning up storm debris along the Georgia coast. Deal got a …

Florida Begins Slow Recovery After Irma’s Hard Hit

Aid rushed in to hurricane-scarred Florida early Tuesday as officials pieced together the scope of Irma’s destructive path and displaced residents awaited word on hard-hit areas including the Florida Keys. It was difficult to get detailed information on the condition …

Irma’s Path Through the Southeast Causes Flooding; Kills 2 in Georgia, 2 in South Carolina

The remnants of Hurricane Irma forced Atlanta’s international airport – the world’s busiest passenger airport – to cancel nearly 200 flights early Tuesday. The storm also claimed two lives in Georgia and two in South Carolina. The flights canceled at …

Remnants of Harvey Spawn Tornadoes, Floods Across Deep South

Harvey spread its misery across the Deep South as flooded creeks drove people from their homes in Tennessee and Kentucky and an apparent tornado damaged homes and toppled trees in a rural area of northwest Alabama. More than 50 people …

Tornado in Florida Causes Damage to Several Buildings

A tornado damaged buildings and cars and toppled trees in Florida but no one was hurt. The Bradenton Herald reports that the tornado struck Saturday night in Manatee County with winds of 70 mph (112 kph). The newspaper says several …

Hurricane Season Ramping Up Along Southeast Coast

This is it, the days surfer Blue Spivey looks forward to all winter. The days he can go online and watch those big, long swells rolling across the Atlantic Ocean like they do all year out in California. You’ve got …

Disaster Designation Issued For 11 Alabama Counties

Eleven Alabama counties are under a natural disaster designation after excessive rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy. The conditions caused extensive damage to crops, sparking Gov. Kay Ivey to ask for federal assistance for Alabama farmers in June. U.S. …