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'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico

San Juan - Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Wednesday and left the entire island without power, bringing deadly winds and pounding rain that sent thousands scurrying to shelters.

Maria lashes US Virgin Islands as Puerto Rico prepares for impact

St John - Hurricane Maria slammed into the US Virgin Islands Tuesday, lashing the archipelago with rain as Puerto Rico braced for the Category Five storm's expected landfall on Wednesday.

Puerto Ricans brace for 'worst storm in last century'

San Juan - Puerto Ricans scrambled Monday to board up windows and get last minute supplies as a potential catastrophic Hurricane Maria headed toward the US commonwealth two weeks after it was raked by Hurricane Irma,"I'm not denying I'm scared.

Five things to know about hurricane-hit Dominica

Paris - The Caribbean island of Dominica, battered by Hurricane Maria Tuesday, was also struck by severe storms in 2015 and 1979.Here are some things know about the small nation.

British Virgin Islands under curfew as new hurricane approaches

London - The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, braced for another megastorm.

Dominica braces for Hurricane Maria

Castries - Dominica braced for Hurricane Maria on Monday as the "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm bore down on the island nation, packing winds of 160 miles (257 kilometers) per hour.

Dutch troops fail to stop looting after Irma: island leader

Den Haag - The leader of the Dutch side of the island of St. Martin on Monday accused troops deployed from the Netherlands of doing nothing to stop looters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a Dutch newspaper reported.

Hurricane Maria intensifies to Category Two storm

Miami - Hurricane Maria strengthened to a Category Two storm Monday with winds of 110 miles (175 kilometers) per hour as it menaced Caribbean islands already hard-hit by megastorm Irma.

Category-5 Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

Jarry - Hurricane Maria strengthened into a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain.

Hurricane Maria following Irma's Caribbean path

Washington - Maria became a hurricane as it barreled toward the storm-battered eastern Caribbean with 75 mile (120 kilometer) per hour winds, the US National Hurricane Center said Sunday, on a path similar to that of mega storm Irma earlier in the month.

Maria a hurricane heading for Caribbean: US forecasters

Washington - Maria became a hurricane Sunday as it headed toward the storm-staggered eastern Caribbean with 75 mile (120 kilometer) per hour winds, the US National Hurricane Center said.

America asks: How did eight people die in Florida nursing home?

Miami - Shocked Americans were struggling on Thursday to understand how eight elderly people in a Florida retirement home -- directly across the street from a hospital -- could have died in the days following Hurricane Irma's devastating passage.

Rebuilding tourism after Irma, an epic task for islands

Marigot - It's been over a week since hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean -- but for paradise islands overwhelmingly dependent on the tourist trade, the damage is far from over.

Trump views flooding's aftermath in hurricane-ravaged Florida

Naples - US President Donald Trump viewed flood damage and handed out sandwiches to victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida on Thursday as utility workers redoubled their efforts to restore power after eight retirees died in a sweltering nursing home.

Relief and tears on France's hurricane-hit St Martin

Marigot - "I'm hungry and thirsty," said a pregnant woman, unable to hold back tears as she threw herself on a packet of almonds and a bottle of water given to her at an emergency relief post in Saint-Martin.

Residents return to storm-ravaged Florida Keys

Islamorada - Residents of the Florida Keys ravaged by Hurricane Irma, which has left at least 12 dead statewide, discovered scenes of desolation as they returned home Tuesday amid a massive operation to restore electricity to millions of people still without power ...

100 prisoners escape on hurricane-hit British island

London - Over 100 high-risk prisoners escaped in the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma, a British junior minister said on Tuesday, as he raised the death toll in British territories to nine.

British FM Johnson flying to Caribbean after criticism of Irma aid

London - Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is flying to British territories in the Caribbean on Tuesday following intense criticism of London's efforts to help communities devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Irma: US crisis cell brings stranded tourists home

Washington - In flooded resorts and storm-ravaged beach hotels dotted along the Caribbean archipelago, hundreds of US tourists are waiting for news from the State Department crisis task force.

Irma: One dead and another missing in Haiti

Port-au-prince - A man has died and another is missing in Haiti following flooding caused by Hurricane Irma, authorities said Monday.An elderly man who tried to cross a river in the town of Mirebalais, central Haiti, Saturday was swept away by floodwaters.

400 hurricane survivors arrive in France, Netherlands

Paris - About 400 exhausted and traumatised survivors of Hurricane Irma, which pummelled Caribbean islands last week, arrived in France and the Netherlands on Monday aboard military planes.

At least 10 dead in Cuba from Irma: official

Havana - Irma's rampage across northern Cuban took the lives of 10 people, officials said Monday as the scope of the disaster came more fully into view.

Dutch king to visit hurricane-hit Sint Maarten

Den Haag - Dutch King Willem-Alexander will visit the devastated Caribbean island of Sint Maarten on Monday to view the aid operation for tens of thousands left stricken by Hurricane Irma, the palace said.

After Irma, fear and looting grip tense St Martin

Marigot - "For pity's sake, do something," Estelle Kalton begs the police. "They're looting the shops."A crime wave on the Franco-Dutch Caribbean holiday island of St Martin, five days after hurricane Irma ripped through, has everyone on edge.

'Devastation' in Florida Keys, Irma weakens

Miami - Millions of Florida residents were without power and extensive damage was reported in the Florida Keys but most of the Sunshine State appeared Monday to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Irma.

Britons stranded by Irma appeal for more help

London - Britons left stranded on Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma said Britain's response had been faulty, but Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday called the criticism "completely unjustified".

St Martin, St Barts contemplate rebuilding in Irma's wake

Marigot - People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts on Sunday contemplated the task of rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Irma destroyed homes and roads and knocked out power and water.

Tampa Bay seen as most vulnerable to hurricane

Tampa - With its white sand beaches, high-rise hotels and millions living near sea level, the metropolitan area of Tampa Bay is considered among the most likely places in the United States to be devastated by a massive hurricane.The coastal cities of St.

Tiny, colorful Key West hunkers down to ride out Irma

Miami - Long after everyone on Key West, Florida had been ordered with utmost urgency to evacuate, a few hardy islanders remained defiantly, even jovially, hunkering down in homes, hotels or school gyms against the ferocious winds of Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma marches on Florida

Miami - Hurricane Irma lashed the Florida mainland on Sunday, where anxious residents prepared to be "punched in the face" by the monster storm after it whipped the Keys island chain with fearsome wind gusts.
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