Businessman Pays Overdue Utility Bills for Dozens of Floridians, Again

Mike Esmond knew what it was like to be broke and get his heat cut off in a brutal winter. So, for the second year in a row, he paid residents’ overdue utility bills in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

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Tropical Storm Beta Draws Warnings in Gulf Coast States

The storm is headed for the Texas and Louisiana coasts, another blow for states in the Gulf that have been hit by five other storms this hurricane season.

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Tropical Storm Wilfred Forms in the Atlantic, Exhausting List of Storm Names

Meteorologists also designated Subtropical Storm Alpha, the first storm since 2005 to be named using a letter of the Greek alphabet, with over two months left in hurricane season.

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After Hurricane Sally, a Waterlogged Gulf Coast Takes Stock

The Florida Panhandle was hit with an unexpected intensity, and many were just beginning to reckon with the damage left behind.

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Hurricane Sally Slams the Florida Panhandle With Deluge of Rain

The sluggish storm veered east and intensified before making landfall near the Alabama and Florida state line. Residents and officials said they were not anticipating a direct hit.

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Hurricane Sally’s Fierce Rain Shows How Climate Change Raises Storm Risks

Staggering rain totals, fueled by a warming atmosphere that can hold more moisture, are being recorded from the storm.

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Live Hurricane Sally Updates

Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Ala., as a Category 2 hurricane, with sustained winds over 105 m.p.h. The slow-moving storm is expected to bring “catastrophic” flooding.

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Hurricane Sally Is a Slow-Moving Threat. Climate Change Might Be Why.

Scientists say that climate change, which has also contributed to the wildfires on the West Coast, helped intensify a storm that is unleashing a deluge in Mississippi and Alabama.

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Who Chooses Hurricane Names, and What Happens if They’re All Used?

Barely halfway through what one meteorologist called a “hyperactive” season, there is only one entry left on the 21-name list used for storms.

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Live Hurricane Sally Updates: Gulf Coast Prepares for Deluge

Officials urged people to prepare for “life-threatening” flash floods, torrential rains and strong winds. “This is the real deal,” Mississippi’s governor said.

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