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Hurricane Maria Aftermath

A STUNNED PUERTO RICO SEEKS TO REBUILD AFTER HURRICANE MARIA

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday. The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and…

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR: STILL TIME TO GET TO SHELTERS BEFORE HURRICANE MARIA

Puerto Rico faced Wednesday what officials said could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria barreled toward the island with 175 mph winds and was expected to make landfall Wednesday midmorning along Puerto Rico’s southeast coast…

Category 5 Hurricane Maria Threatens ‘Disastrous Damage’ In The Caribbean

DOMINICA PM: HURRICANE MARIA 'DEVASTATES' ISLAND

The Caribbean island of Dominica has been “devastated” by Hurricane Maria, the country’s Prime Minister tells CNN. The powerful storm, which made landfall Monday night, has since been downgraded to a Category 4 with sustained winds of 155 mph. After it passes over Dominica it is on course to score a direct hit on the US territory of Puerto Rico…

Florida Begins To Dig Out After Irma

IRMA WEAKENS; OFFICIALS URGE PATIENCE FOR EVACUEES EAGER TO RETURN HOME

Irma left a trail of devastation throughout the Southeast, killing at least five people in the US, flooding major cities including Jacksonville, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina, and leaving millions without power. On Monday night, Irma was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression as the storm lumbered 95 miles south-southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Irma is expected to…

Harris County Damage

HURRICANE IRMA LEAVING HER MARK ON MIDLAND

Hurricane Irma came through and many places were fortunate to not feel the full force of her effects but others were not so lucky. Harris County took a lot of the blows with power lines down, some still carrying the weight of trees before snapping. Many limbs and tree roots were sticking out onto the roads affecting traffic having to…

A Hurricane Like Irma Could Cause Serious Damage In Tampa Bay

HURRICANE IRMA BLACKS OUT PUERTO RICO, HEADS FOR HISPANIOLA

Hurricane Irma has killed at least eight people and injured 23 in French Caribbean island territories as the dangerous Category 5 storm roared over the Caribbean, France’s interior minister said Thursday. Speaking on French radio France Info, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the death toll in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy could be higher because rescue teams have yet to finish…

Hurricane Irma threatens Caribbean Islands And Florida

HURRICANE IRMA, A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE, MAKES LANDFALL IN CARIBBEAN

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded, made landfall around 2 a.m. Eastern Wednesday, with the eye passing over Barbuda and heading toward Puerto Rico and other islands, the National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane center said that Irma had winds of up to 185 miles per hour as it approached the Leeward Islands, and that…

The Latest On Hurricane Irma

HURRICANE IRMA STRENGTHENS TO A CATEGORY 4 STORM

Hurricane Irma has strengthened into a Category 4 storm as it approaches the northeast Caribbean. The storm’s center is 410 miles (660 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands late Monday afternoon. It has maximum sustained winds of 140 mph (220 kph) and is moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). Emergency officials are warning that Irma could dump up to…

Texas Officials Say At Least Nine Dead As Harvey Flooding Continues

BRACING FOR HARVEY'S RETURN, WORRY RENEWS: IS WORST TO COME?

HOUSTON — Rain pelted this battered city anew Monday as emergency teams — aided by a growing contingent of citizen-rescuers — plunged into waist-deep water seeking people stranded by devastating, historic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Officials in Texas said Monday afternoon that at least nine people appear to have died as a result of the storm battering the…

Climate Change

GOVERNMENT REPORT FINDS DRASTIC IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON US

The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration. The draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies, which has not yet been made public, concludes that Americans are…