Stories tagged: Hurricane Irma
Fri., March 23, 2018, 12:12 p.m.
A Florida nursing home where 12 elderly patients died of overheating after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning made matters worse by using portable units that were not properly …
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
The death toll from Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. has risen to 44 fatalities directly caused by its strong winds and heavy rains, plus …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Things are weird, as usual, in Key West.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Employers cut jobs in six U.S. states last month, particularly in hurricane-hit Florida, while hiring increased in five and was mostly unchanged in 39 states.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
U.S. industrial production rose a solid 0.3 percent in September, but the increase was limited due to the lingering damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
A woman who lived at a Florida nursing home that lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma has died, becoming the 13th fatality linked to the home.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
A 12th patient of the sweltering Hollywood, Fla., nursing home died Thursday night, according to the Broward Medical Examiner.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Hurricane Irma’s monstrous 185 mph winds seemed to be the biggest menace as the storm inexorably made its way toward Florida earlier this month.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Across Florida, people spent Sunday trying to get back to normal after one of the worst storms to hit the state since Hurricane Andrew.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it’s unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again – an attitude echoed by other evacuees …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
Officials went door-to-door Saturday warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills still didn’t have air conditioning, and it ultimately became the grimmest tragedy in a state already full …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Tim Stanton emerged from his ruined workshop off Highway 1 on Big Pine Key and collapsed to the ground, his sunburned, tear-covered face contorted in anguish.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Florida seniors were ushered out of stifling assisted-living centers Thursday while caregivers fought a lack of air conditioning with Popsicles and cool compresses after eight people died at a nursing …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
President Donald Trump met with federal and state leaders in Florida on Thursday as he surveyed damage from Hurricane Irma and praised the rapid response of the recovery effort.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
True, destruction was not as dire as predicted, but better to prepare for the worst than gamble with the lives of residents and visitors and those charged with protecting them.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she’s lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Huge waves crashed down on this tropical paradise, pounding the white sands of Summerland Key with brute fury. Then came bomb-blast winds as Hurricane Irma slammed ashore.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organizers said more than $44 …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida’s 4 million senior citizens amid power …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Spokane Valley couple Chuck and Janet Boehme headed toward Orlando Tuesday afternoon and saw more outages, store shortages and heavy traffic. They expect Wednesday to head to coastal areas to …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8 p.m.
In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power be back on?
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Amid the misery in Florida caused by Hurricane Irma, the state still has places to play. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the latest to announce they will play at home this …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
France’s president, Britain’s foreign secretary and the Dutch king are visiting Caribbean territories hammered by Hurricane Irma, where residents have accused European governments of insufficient preparation or slow response to …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
With 25 percent of the homes in the Florida Keys feared destroyed, emergency workers Tuesday rushed to find Hurricane Irma’s victims – dead or alive – and deliver food and …