Storm Beryl carves a path toward the Northeast with damage and suspected tornadoes

By The Associated Press The remnants of Hurricane Beryl spawned at least one tornado and threatened flooding Wednesday as the system moved toward the Northeast after leaving millions in the Houston area without power. Beryl, which landed in Texas on Monday as a Category 1 hurricane, was a post-tropical cyclone early Wednesday and centered in … Read more

Texas coast braces for potential hit by hurricane-strength Beryl

Texas officials Saturday were urging coastal residents to brace for a potential hit by Beryl as the storm is expected to regain hurricane strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. “We’re expecting the storm to make landfall somewhere on the Texas coast sometime Monday, if the current forecast is correct,” said Jack … Read more

Hurricane Beryl grows to Category 5 strength as it razes southeast Caribbean islands

Hurricane Beryl strengthened to Category 5 status late Monday after it ripped doors, windows and roofs off homes across the southeastern Caribbean with devastating winds and storm surge fuelled by the Atlantic’s record warmth. Beryl made landfall on the island of Carriacou in Grenada as the earliest Category 4 storm in the Atlantic, then late … Read more

Hurricane Beryl becomes powerful Category 3 storm as it nears Caribbean islands

Hurricane Beryl is set to become the first Category 3 storm as it churned toward the southeast Caribbean, forecasters warned Sunday morning. As of 7 a.m. ET, Beryl was located about 420 miles east-southeast of Barbados. It was upgraded to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph and was moving west … Read more

12% Americans Don’t Have Home Insurance: Why More Homeowners Don’t Think The Rising Prices Are Worth It

Retired high school teacher Anjali Teirra, aged 58, has lived in her three-bedroom house without homeowners insurance since 2019. She initially took out a policy for her home in the Tehachapi Mountains of southern California in late 2018, which cost her under $100 monthly in premiums. This was affordable and provided peace of mind, especially … Read more

If Canada’s tornado alley is shifting east, how can we better prepare?

When Jacques Juneau and Chantal Germain bought their home in Saint-Adolphe-D’Howard, Que., it seemed like the perfect spot. Nestled among the trees and surrounded by mountains, it felt safe. “[I thought] there’s no chance of any kind of storm, tornado or anything here,” said Germain. But a year after moving to the Laurentians, they were … Read more

Busy 2024 hurricane season expected in Atlantic Ocean

All signs are pointing to a very busy hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released its annual hurricane season forecast and is projecting 17 to 25 storms, the most it has ever forecasted. Of those storms, eight to 13 are expected to become hurricanes, but it’s still too early … Read more

Eurovision’s slogan is ‘United By Music.’ This year, fans and performers faced division

Eurovision’s slogan is “United By Music,” but this year’s edition of the singing competition was marked by unprecedented protests. Non-binary Swiss artist Nemo took home the grand prize with The Code, a song about their journey to embracing their identity — and a stage performance that featured Nemo on a spinning platter. But beyond the … Read more

Switzerland’s Nemo wins Eurovision contest beset by protests, backstage chaos and Dutch expulsion

Swiss singer Nemo won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night with The Code, an operatic ode to the singer’s journey toward embracing their non-binary identity. Nemo — the first non-binary contestant to win the competition and the latest to win for Switzerland since Céline Dion in 1988 — beat Croatia’s Baby Lasagna to the title by winning the … Read more