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Puerto Rico’s nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria’s destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage. “The devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back nearly 20 to 30 years,” said Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner […]

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status. In northwest Puerto Rico, people began returning to their homes […]

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Hundreds of animals were airlifted in a private chartered jet from their homes on the US Virgin Islands which were left devastated by a pair of catastrophic hurricanes.   Dismayed as Hurricane Irma whirled toward St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, Sali Gear who grew up on the islands but now lives in Virginia, swooped in to help some of the archipelago’s dogs and […]

Hurricane Irma: Hundreds of animals airlifted out of the Virgin ...

Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month, has struck the US territory of Puerto Rico, flooding streets, damaging buildings and bringing down telecommunication towers and power lines. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the region, Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal […]

Hurricane Maria strikes US territory of Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the most powerful storm to hit the US territory in almost 90 years, turning streets into debris-laden rivers, damaging buildings and bringing down cell towers and power lines. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Maria, […]

Hurricane Maria tears through Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has struck Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 storm. The eye of the hurricane, which has already killed two people in the Caribbean, made landfall near Emajagua, in the southeast of the main island, inflicting potentially catastrophic damage to the island. The eye wall had earlier grazed […]

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Dominica has suffered “widespread damage” from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says. “We have lost all that money can buy,” he said in a Facebook post. The hurricane strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm before making landfall on the Caribbean island. Earlier Mr Skerrit had posted live […]

Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PM

Hurricane Maria has grown into a maximum-strength Category 5 storm, US forecasters said as it neared the Caribbean island of Dominica.  The “potentially catastrophic” hurricane had top winds of 257kph as it swirled just 24km east-southeast of Dominica at 00:00 GMT on Tuesday, the US-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.  […]

Hurricane Maria barrels towards islands hit by Irma

Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters warned it was likely to become even stronger. The storm’s eye was expected to pass near Dominica later in the day on a […]

Hurricane Maria grows, threatens storm-battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria has strengthened to an “extremely dangerous” category four hurricane, US forecasters say, as it heads towards the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. It is due to hit the islands on Monday night local time. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. […]

Maria an ‘extremely dangerous’ hurricane

Image copyright EPA Image caption The likely path of Hurricane Maria, as it nears devastated islands Caribbean islands still coming to terms with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma are preparing themselves for a possible second major storm in two weeks. Tropical Storm Maria was upgraded to a category one […]

Caribbean islands prepare for Hurricane Maria

Image copyright Reuters Image caption British troops have been sent to the region to help restore order More than 100 criminals who escaped prison in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have been captured. The convicts escaped jail during Hurricane Irma, which devastated British overseas territories in the Caribbean. The islands’ […]

Inmates recaptured on hurricane-hit island

Hurricane Max hit Mexico’s southern Pacific coast as a Category 1 storm Thursday and was expected to move inland into Guerrero state, a region that includes the resort city of Acapulco. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for Max for the coastline between Zihuatanejo and Punta Maldonado. […]

Hurricane Max hits southern Mexico near Acapulco

Officials are looking at ways the UK £13bn aid budget can be used to help the British overseas territories hit by Hurricane Irma, Boris Johnson has said. Under international aid rules, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands are considered too wealthy to qualify for assistance. But the […]

Hurricane Irma: UK looks at using aid budget

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrone footage shows devastation in the French territory of Saint-Martin European countries are boosting relief efforts in their Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, amid criticism over the response. French President Emmanuel Macron, who is visiting French islands that took the full […]

Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up response