Stories tagged: hurricane
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Thousands of visitors abandoned their beach vacations as high surf from a weakening Tropical Storm Maria pushed through dunes and under homes Tuesday in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
President Donald Trump will visit hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico next week to survey damage, he told reporters Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – It’s already been five days with no lights or air conditioning, and Puerto Rico is looking at many, many more. The power is still out …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan promised Monday that Washington will make sure that the people of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico will “have what they need.”
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
An evacuation is underway on an island on North Carolina’s Outer Banks as Hurricane Maria moves north.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Maybe these acts of kindness aren’t all random. Maybe this is what we do when the world comes undone.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
A day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks …
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: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
The wicked 2017 hurricane season began delivering more punishing blows Tuesday as Hurricane Maria racked across the Caribbean with “potentially catastrophic” winds of 160 mph. To the north, Hurricane Jose …
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
Hurricane Max slammed into Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Thursday, dumping rain on an area east of the resort city of Acapulco before rapidly weakening into a tropical storm as it …
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.
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.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
As Hurricane Harvey was still pummeling Houston, Mexico reached out with an offer of help.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Some black and mixed-race residents of the hurricane-devastated French territory on the island of St. Martin are expressing anger at a perception that white tourists have been given priority during …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Tens of thousands of children are returning to school Monday in Houston, two weeks after Hurricane Harvey battered the city, flooding homes, sweeping away uniforms and school supplies, and shuttering …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
With ports mended and weather cleared, Caribbean officials struggled Monday to get aid to islands devastated by Hurricane Irma and tried to take stock of the damage caused by the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Storm surge and rain flooded coastal communities, winds sent trees crashing onto inland homes and the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta canceled hundreds of flights as Irma’s punch was felt …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Hurricane Irma is so strong and its pressure is so low, it’s sucking water from its surroundings into the core of the storm.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
President Donald Trump urged any U.S. residents still in Hurricane Irma’s path Saturday to “just get out of its way” and not worry about possessions, as he monitored the powerful …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
Fifteen Oregon Air National Guard members have departed Oregon for Florida aboard a large transport plane to help with rescue operations and re-establish airfields that might be damaged by Hurricane …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
A deadly Hurricane Irma scraped Cuba’s northern coast Friday on a course toward Florida, leaving in its wake a ravaged string of Caribbean resort islands strewn with splintered lumber, corrugated …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Congress on Friday sent President Donald Trump a massive package of $15.3 billion in disaster aid linked to an increase in the nation’s borrowing authority that angered conservative Republicans who …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Roiling waters in the streets have given way to steaming piles of garbage on the curbs.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
They call it the Big One – a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long been the stuff of Florida’s nightmares.