• California Dec 2, 2019

    Scientists Race to Document Puerto Rico's Coastal Heritage

    A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Scientists hope to use the 3D images they’ve taken so far to also help identify which historic...

  • Mexico Sep 19, 2019

    Bermuda Lashed by Heavy Winds From Cat 3 Hurricane Humberto

    Powerful winds from Hurricane Humberto began hitting Bermuda on Wednesday as the government urged people to stay off the streets during the British territory’s close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm. And another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico’s Pacific. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin called up 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment to prepare for possible storm...

  • Donald Trump Aug 30, 2019

    Dorian Upgrades to Category 2, Could Become Category 4 Hurricane as It Heads for Florida

    Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the second hurricane of the 2019 season swirled toward the U.S., with forecasters warning it will...

  • Hurricane Irma Jul 29, 2019

    Bebé muere al caer de un edificio en Panama City Beach

    Un niño de 3 años, residente de Midway, Ohio, murió el sábado luego de caer desde el balcón de un noveno piso en un condominio ubicado en Panama City Beach, según fue reportado por las autoridades.

  • The Associated Press Apr 28, 2019

    Cries of Panic as Boat With Venezuelan Migrants Sank

    As a small boat packed with Venezuelans capsized in Caribbean coastal waters this week, Yubreilys Merchán found herself with seconds to react. In a desperate bid to survive, the 23-year-old hairdresser stripped off her clothes to lighten her weight before plunging into the water amid cries of panic. Then, she began swimming toward a nearby island, a skill she learned...

  • Puerto Rico May 25, 2018

    NOAA Predicting Near or Above-Normal 2018 Hurricane Season With 1-4 Major Hurricanes, 10-16 Named Storms

    U.S. government forecasters are predicting a near or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season with 10 to 16 named storms and up to four of them being major hurricanes.

  • Edith M. Lederer Oct 5, 2017

    UN Chief: Scientists Say Extreme Storms Will Be ‘New Normal'

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean, where he said Wednesday that scientists predict the extreme storms during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season “will be the new normal of a warming world.” The U.N. chief told reporters that Hurricane Irma, which devastated Barbuda, was a Category 5 storm for three consecutive days — “the longest on satellite record”...

  • Donald Trump Sep 27, 2017

    Maria, Again a Hurricane, Swirls Over North Carolina Beaches

    Maria regained strength and became a hurricane again Wednesday, pushing water over both sides of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and taking its time to slowly turn away from the U.S. Atlantic coast. No injuries have been reported, but the surge of ocean water washed over eroded beaches, flooding properties and state Highway 12, the only road through the narrow barrier...

  • Hurricane Irma Sep 30, 2017

    How to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

    Puerto Ricans and residents of other Caribbean islands had just started to recover after Hurricane Irma when another massive storm, Hurricane Maria, surged through the area. Puerto Rico, home to about 3.3 million people, could face months without electricity in the wake of the storm’s landfall at Category 4, officials say. Major flooding has devastated the U.S. territory, including the...

  • Atlanta Sep 15, 2017

    Caribbean Families Separate to Rebuild Lives After Storm

    The shrieks of children playing volleyball and the occasional barking of dogs echoed inside Puerto Rico’s largest convention center, transformed into a shelter for hurricane victims from other Caribbean islands as hundreds of families devastated by the Category 5 storm transition toward new lives. For many, that included tearful good-byes as they leave behind children with friends or family on...

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2017

    President Trump to Visit Irma-Battered Florida Thursday

    President Donald Trump will make his way to Naples, Florida, Thursday to visit those battered by one of the strongest storms ever recorded. Hurricane Irma laid waste to beautiful Caribbean islands and caused historic destruction across Florida. The cleanup will take weeks; recovery will take months. The president’s visit is “to make sure the troops that he’s put in place...

  • The Associated Press Sep 13, 2017

    What to Do When a Hurricane Blows Away Your Vacation Plans

    What do you do when a hurricane blows away your vacation plans? The Associated Press asked Pauline Frommer of Frommers.com and the Frommer travel guidebook series for advice. Frommer says it all depends on “how you booked that vacation.” If you booked an air-hotel package through Expedia, contact Expedia. If you booked it “a la carte” — booking hotel, cruise...

  • Cuba Sep 13, 2017

    French, British Officials View Irma's Damage, Vow Island Aid

    French and British officials promised to beef up emergency and long-term aid to their countries’ stricken Caribbean territories after seeing firsthand the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday Britain must move quickly to help as Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament an extra 25 million pounds ($33 million) would be made available on top...

  • Cuba Sep 11, 2017

    Hurricane Irma Leaves at Least 10 Dead in Cuba

    The Cuban government said at least 10 people were killed after Hurricane Irma slammed the country on Sept. 9-10.

  • Cuba Sep 12, 2017

    Cuba's Decrepit Buildings No Match for Hurricane Irma

    The historic but often decrepit buildings of Havana and other colonial Cuban cities couldn’t stand up to Hurricane Irma’s winds and rainfall, collapsing and killing seven people in one of the highest death tolls from the storm’s passage through the Caribbean.

  • Cuba Sep 11, 2017

    More Aid, Evacuations in Caribbean Islands Battered by Irma

    With ports mended and weather cleared, officials sent in more aid and arranged stepped-up evacuations Monday in remote Caribbean islands devastated and cut off by Hurricane Irma. Many in the chain of Leeward Islands known as the playground for the rich and famous have criticized governments for failing to respond quickly to the disaster caused by the Category 5 hurricane....

  • Cuba Sep 11, 2017

    Hurricane Irma Set Plenty of Records Before Weakening Over Florida

    Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma’s assault — so soon after Harvey’s deluge of Houston — marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year. Irma hit the Sunshine State as a big...

  • georgia Sep 11, 2017

    Category 4 Hurricane Irma Bearing Down on Florida Keys

    Hurricane Irma regained strength as it closed in on the Florida Keys early Sunday and forecasters monitored a crucial shift in its trajectory — just a few more miles to the west — that could keep its ferocious eye off the southwest Florida coast and over warm gulf water. The hurricane re-strengthened to Category 4 status with maximum sustained winds...

  • georgia Sep 9, 2017

    Category 5 Irma Pushes on Toward Florida as Storm Victims in Caribbean Brace for Jose

    Thousands of Irma victims across the Caribbean fought desperately to find shelter or escape their storm-blasted islands altogether Friday as another hurricane following close behind threatened to add to their misery. Irma regained Category 5 status late Friday, and with its 160 mph (260 kph) winds battering Cuba and taking aim at the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people,...

  • Miami Sep 8, 2017

    As Travelers Flee Irma, Police Shoot Man at Miami International Airport

    A police-involved shooting was reported at Miami International Airport Thursday evening, Miami-Dade police said.

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