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Puerto Rico wants US aid after quake but not second-class treatment

San Juan - The calamity of Hurricane Maria could not have come at a worse time for Puerto Rico.The US island territory buckled under the weight of $70 billion in debt and filed for bankruptcy protection in May.

Tiny Dominica calls for help after Hurricane Maria

Roseau - The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica appealed for desperately-needed aid and helicopters following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, which left the country struggling to survive without water or electricity.

Puerto Rico devastated and powerless after Hurricane Maria

San Juan - On a good day it's a Caribbean paradise but Puerto Rico looked Thursday like it had been to hell and back after suffering the fury of Hurricane Maria.Roads were turned to mucky brown rivers that people ply with kayaks and small boats.

Hall & Oates team up with the Red Cross to help Hurricane victims

Acclaimed musical duo Daryl Hall & John Oates have teamed up with the Red Cross for a charity donation for the people that were affected by the recent hurricanes.

Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica: prime minister

Miami - Hurricane Maria left more than 15 people dead in hard-hit Dominica, the small Caribbean island's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday.

Puerto Rico faces floods, misery after Maria 'obliteration'

San Juan - Flash floods brought fresh misery to Puerto Rico on Thursday after its infrastructure was shattered by Hurricane Maria as President Donald Trump declared the US territory a disaster zone.

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.

Dutch king opens parliament, vows to help Caribbean isles

Den Haag - Dutch King Willem-Alexander Tuesday vowed his nation would stand with hurricane-hit Caribbean islands to help rebuild, as he officially opened parliament even though no government is yet in place.

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.

Hurricane-hit St Martin takes first steps to rebuild

Marigot - Almost two weeks after Hurricane Irma slammed into St Martin, killing 15 people, the French-Dutch Caribbean island has begun to take small steps toward reconstruction.

Dreams of a fairer future on hurricane-hit St Martin

Orl - The Caribbean island of St Martin was a place of spectacular inequalities before Hurricane Irma flattened rich and poor neighbourhoods alike -- but some residents now dream of a fresh start.

France's hurricane-hit St Martin on guard for health threats

Jarry - The French-Dutch island of St Martin, where white sands and turquoise waters once drew foreign visitors in droves, is now attracting a different kind of population: rats and mosquitoes.

Long road to recovery for Irma-ravaged Cuba

Havana - Hit harder than expected by Hurricane Irma, Cuba faces months of difficult recovery and will need international aid to get back on its feet, UN agencies and experts say.

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.

Max threatens earthquake-hit area of Mexico with 'torrential' rains

Mexico - Hours after barreling into Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category One hurricane, Max was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday, threatening parts of Mexico's southwest with inundating rains.

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.

Hurricane Max forms off Mexico's southwestern coast: forecasters

Miami - Hurricane Max formed off the southwestern coast of Mexico on Thursday, triggering warnings of life-threatening storm conditions for a long stretch of coastal communities including the resort city of Acapulco, forecasters said.

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.

Britain ups aid for storm-hit Caribbean, but Brexit fears loom

London - Britain on Wednesday announced an extra £25 million ($33.2 million, 27.2 million euros) in aid for its Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, but lawmakers warned reconstruction efforts could be hampered by Brexit.

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.

Macron, Johnson visit hurricane-hit Caribbean

Marigot - French President Emmanuel Macron and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson travelled Tuesday to the hurricane-hit Caribbean, rebuffing criticism over the relief efforts as European countries boost aid to their devastated island territories.

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 ...
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