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In storm-hit Barbuda, China fills void left by Western 'neglect'

Codrington - Steel drums carry a jubilant rendition of "Guantanamera" over the ruins of Barbuda's capital Codrington, as dignitaries and residents mark the latest bit of progress in the island's grueling struggle to recover from Hurricane Irma.

T.S. Chris to become Hurricane — Warning out for Maritimes

Tropical Storm Chris is expected to be upgraded by Monday, July 9, to a Category 1 Hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. Chris is gaining strength and could impact the coastal U.S. on up to possibly the Canadian Maritimes.

First Atlantic hurricane puts Dominica on alert

Miami - The Caribbean island of Dominica, ravaged by the deadly passage of Hurricane Maria last year, was again under a hurricane watch Friday as the first such storm of the 2018 Atlantic season moved toward the Lesser Antilles.

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news

Several hurricanes appear to be moving more slowly, according to new research. This means they are spending increased time over land. This means more local rainfall and dangerous flooding.

Storm-battered Dominica braces for new hurricane season

Roseau - With the hurricane season starting up again in the Atlantic, Irvince Auguiste is feeling vulnerable.

Puerto Rico morgue overflowing with unclaimed bodies

San Juan - Puerto Rico's morgue is overflowing with unclaimed bodies, the result of budget cutbacks in the US territory since last year's devastating Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll: study

Tampa - Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4,600 people, some 70 times more than official estimates, US researchers said Tuesday.

Fewer hurricanes forecast for 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

Tampa - After the most expensive hurricane season on record last year, US officials said Thursday to expect a more normal Atlantic season in 2018 with five to nine hurricanes in total.

Puerto Rico governor orders review of hurricane deaths

San Juan - Puerto Rico's governor on Monday ordered a review of all deaths in the US territory since Hurricane Maria, responding to reports that the island's official toll from the devastating storm may vastly undercount the true number of fatalities.

Big changes for Florida with mass Puerto Rican immigration

Orlando - Cristina Sanchez is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing their hurricane-ravaged island for Florida, a mass migration set to shape the southern US state as much as migrants from communist Cuba in the late 20th century.

Hurricane damage put at 2bn euros on two French islands

Paris - Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused some 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in damage on the French islands of St Martin and Guadeloupe as they ravaged the Caribbean in September, French officials said Tuesday.The damage has been estimated at 1.

Head of Puerto Rico power authority resigns

San Juan - The head of Puerto Rico's power authority has resigned amid a scandal over efforts to restore electricity to the hurricane-hit island, its governor announced Friday.

Dutch to give storm-hit isles 600 mln euros to rebuild

Den Haag - The Dutch government announced Friday it will release 617 million euros ($720 million) to help rebuild its Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma in September.

Facing scrutiny, Puerto Rico to cancel plum power restoration contract

San Juan - Puerto Rico is scrapping a deal with a tiny American firm that fell under intense scrutiny after it nabbed a lucrative contract to restore electricity to the storm-ravaged island, the head of its power authority said Sunday.

Former presidents take stage at hurricane benefit concert

College Station - All five of America's living former presidents took the stage Saturday at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern United States and Caribbean.Former presidents Barack Obama, George W.

Former US presidents take stage at hurricane benefit concert

College Station - All five of America's living former presidents took the stage Saturday at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern US and Caribbean.Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W....

Trump gives self 10/10 for Puerto Rico response

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday gave his administration ten-out-of-ten for its response a hurricane that hammered Puerto Rico exactly one month ago, as 80 percent of the US island remained without power.

Puerto Rico mostly in the dark one month after hurricane

Utuado - It's been a month since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico and Samuel de Jesus still can't drive out of his isolated, blacked-out town.

Met Office — 'Danger to life' from winds with Hurricane Ophelia

London - The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been very busy, with storms breaking records left and right. Hurricane Ophelia is no different, being on an unusual track to make landfall on the west coast of Ireland.

Branson calls for sustainable rebuilding of storm-battered Caribbean

Washington - British tycoon Richard Branson called Friday for rebuilding the hurricane-thrashed Caribbean with more durable housing and sustainable energy, to limit the damage of future storms.

Review: David Allen Buckner charms on Luke Combs 'Hurricane' cover Special

Nashville - Rising country artist David Allen Buckner has covered country star Luke Comb's smash single "Hurricane." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Balloons to help restore Puerto Rico's cell networks

New York - Google's parent company is set to launch balloons into the Caribbean skies in an attempt to restore telephone networks in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.Alphabet Inc.

Hurricane survivors swap Caribbean seas for English peas

Preston - When they signed up to study in the Caribbean they thought they were heading for an island paradise. But when Hurricane Irma devastated Sint Maarten, they ended up being transferred to drizzly northern England instead.

NHC: Tropical depression to become hurricane in Gulf by Sunday

The National Hurricane Center is tracking Tropical Depression 16, which has formed in the southwestern Caribbean and could form into a hurricane as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico.

Mexico to send aid to Puerto Rico after hurricane

Mexico - Mexico said Wednesday it will send humanitarian aid to Puerto Rico to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria, a disaster that US President Donald Trump has been accused of minimizing.

UN chief to visit devastated Caribbean islands

New York - The world's response to the devastation from back-to-back hurricanes in the Caribbean has been poor, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday ahead of a visit to three affected islands.

Trump to request $29 bln for storm-hit Puerto Rico

Washington - US President Donald Trump will ask Congress for a bumper $29 billion package of emergency relief for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, officials told AFP Wednesday.Trump will request a package that includes $12.

Trump tells Puerto Rico to be 'proud' of low storm toll

Guaynabo - President Donald Trump shook hands with storm survivors in Puerto Rico and told them to be "proud" the island did not lose more lives to Hurricane Maria, on a trip designed to quiet criticism of his administration's response to the disaster.

Trump in Puerto Rico to champion storm response

San Juan - President Donald Trump flew into hurricane-wracked Puerto Rico Tuesday, hoping to underscore government recovery efforts and repair damage done by his contentious early response to the crisis.

Puerto Rico's new migration to Florida could turn state Democratic

Aibonito - Hurricane Maria's devastation in Puerto Rico looks likely to trigger a major wave of migration to Florida, which could push the politically important US state to the Democratic side, analysts said Sunday.
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