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Thousands still without power in Ireland after freak storm

Dublin - Some 216,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity and 20,000 without running water in Ireland on Tuesday, the day after Storm Ophelia hit the country, claiming three lives.The outages mainly affected the south and west of Ireland.

Three killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

Dublin - Ireland was hit by an "unprecedented storm" on Monday that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools and government offices.

Ireland closes schools as rare hurricane approaches

Dublin - Ireland has ordered all schools to close Monday as the country braces for an "unprecedented storm" with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean.

Azores, Ireland on hurricane alert as Ophelia strengthens

Lisbon - Hurricane Ophelia strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it passed near the Portuguese Azores archipelago on Saturday en route for Ireland.

Seven killed as storm lashes Germany

Berlin - Seven motorists were killed in north and eastern Germany on Thursday as fierce winds toppled trees onto cars during an intense storm that also forced many train services to be cancelled.

'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.

Up to $30 bn in insured damages from Hurricane Harvey: Munich Re

Monaco - Hurricane Harvey, which lashed Texas and Louisiana with unprecedented rain last month, could end up costing insurers between $25 and $30 billion (21 and 25 billion euros), German reinsurance firm Munich Re estimated on Sunday."It is a big estimate.

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.

Irma lashes Florida, evacuees brace for strike

Miami - Hurricane Irma began pummeling Florida late Saturday, threatening almost the entire southeastern US state after cutting a deadly path of destruction through the Caribbean.

Fuel shortages, bottlenecks hamper Florida mass exodus

Sarasota - With Hurricane Irma aiming squarely at south Florida, officials ordered hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate Thursday, amid worries that fuel shortages and traffic bottlenecks could thwart the mass exodus.

Tropical storms Jose, Katia upgraded to hurricane status

Miami - As Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, a tropical storm in the Atlantic and another in the Gulf of Mexico were upgraded to hurricane status on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Storm Katia builds in Caribbean as Irma strikes

Miami - As powerful Hurricane Irma tears across the Caribbean towards Florida, a new tropical storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday and is threatening to become a hurricane, US weather monitors said.

Deadly devastation as Irma rips through Caribbean

Marigot - Hurricane Irma on Thursday slashed its way through the Caribbean towards the United States, transforming tropical island paradises into scenes of death and ruin.

'Dreamer' died rescuing Houston flood victims

Chicago - A volunteer rescuer who drowned trying to save others from the floods in Houston last week has been identified as a recipient of the immigration amnesty program the Trump administration ended Tuesday.

Tourists evacuate as Category 5 Hurricane Irma nears Caribbean

Marigot - Officials in Florida's Key West and popular Caribbean tourist islands ordered people to evacuate on Tuesday as Irma, a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five hurricane, was set to make landfall.

Eastern Caribbean braces for powerful Hurricane Irma

San Juan - Hurricane Irma, a powerful storm, will soon threaten much of the eastern Caribbean, the US National Hurricane Center said Monday, with several islands under hurricane warnings.

Houston faithful offer hope, help for Harvey amid aid appeal

Houston - Houston's faithful embraced the comfort of church Sunday with their hearts heavy after mega-storm Harvey's destruction, as the Texas governor led appeals for billions of dollars in aid for his battered state.

Without insurance, Harvey's victims turn toward the state

Washington - Hurricane Harvey's devastation will be among the costliest of any storm in US history but, with most not covered by insurance, victims are left hoping for government aid and community support.

Home team, fans take stand for Houston storm victims

Houston - One week after a deadly hurricane lashed Houston, the US metropolis presented a semblance of relative normalcy to residents Saturday, hosting its first professional baseball game since the historic flooding.

Trump visits evacuees at shelter in storm-battered Houston

Houston - President Donald Trump handed out box lunches and hugged children at an emergency shelter in Houston Saturday as he sought to rally America behind victims of Hurricane Harvey while they dig out of the devastation left by the megastorm.

Angels in mega trucks: drivers join rescue in storm-hit Texas

Port Arthur - Zub Ferrell's passion is driving through the mud and muck of mega truck competitions. But this week he has embraced another mission: using his huge rig to save flood victims stranded after monster storm Harvey.

Some Texans defy evacuation, ride out storm at home

Even when water began rushing in under their front doors, several residents in Orange, Texas defied calls to evacuate, including Lonnie and Missy Givens, who stayed home despite mega-storm Harvey turning their community upside down.

After Harvey, misery piles on for Texas plant evacuees

Crosby - First their neighborhood was deluged by Harvey's torrential rains. Then, officers turned up at the door with more bad news: there is a risk of a chemical blast at a nearby plant and it's time to evacuate.

Category Two Hurricane Irma forms in eastern Atlantic: US

Miami - Hurricane Irma has formed in the eastern Atlantic as a Category Two storm, just days after the first major hurricane of the season, Harvey, unleashed massive rain and floods over Texas, US officials said Thursday.

Greg Abbott, the arch-conservative leading the Harvey response

Washington - Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been the ubiquitous face of the state's response to the havoc unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, but the arch-conservative hasn't always been the calm, reassuring figure he is today.

'Katrina all over again:' New Orleans in solidarity with Houston

New Orleans - With memories and scars of Katrina still raw, New Orleans residents poured out love and donations Wednesday to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, where devastation has reminded many of the epic 2005 storm."This is beautiful.

'Explosions' at flooded chemical plant as Texas surveys storm wreckage

Houston - Two explosions were reported at a flooded Texas chemical plant near storm-battered Houston Thursday, just as the region began its slow recovery following Harvey's onslaught.

'Bigger and stronger' storms on the horizon: experts

Paris - Scientists say the devastating intensity of hurricanes such as Harvey is consistent with global warming trends -- rising seas, warming oceans, hotter air -- and warn of "bigger and stronger" storms to come.

Harvey makes second landfall, hitting Louisiana

Houston - Five days after slamming into Texas as a major hurricane, Harvey made a second landfall on Wednesday, hitting Louisiana, a state which still bears deep scars from 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Houston mayor announces nighttime curfew after floods

Houston - Authorities in Houston announced the immediate imposition of a nighttime curfew Tuesday as the city tries to head off looting in the wake of epic flooding in Texas.
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A U.S. flag is seen among the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
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The first massive, huge thunderstorm to hit the city of Toronto this summer (2010).
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Rain drops still cling to the leaves of a shrub after a thunderstorm.
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