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Hurricane Maria unleashes fury on Puerto Rico: ‘The winds are like out of a horror movie’

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 11:19am MDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A ferocious Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico just before dawn Wednesday as some 3.5 million people girded for a day of vicious winds and drenching rain expected to devastate the American territory. The eye of the storm made official landfall at 6:15 a.m. near Yabucoa, about 45 miles southeast of […]

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Puerto Rico Braces for Impact of Hurricane Maria

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 3:32pm MDT

Puerto Rico was spared the worst of Hurricane Irma, which grazed the island and caused huge power blackouts but did not ravage the U.S. territory in the same way it did other islands. That will not be the case with Hurricane Maria, according to forecasters. The category 5 storm is barrelling towards Puerto Rico with […]

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Irma weakens but 6.2 million without power in Florida

Monday, September 11th, 2017 9:59am MDT

Monster storm Irma, which ripped a deadly path through the Caribbean, started to weaken Monday though it was still whipping parts of Florida with fearsome winds and rain, leaving 6.2 million people without power. The death toll jumped to at least 40 as Cuba said 10 people had been killed there over the weekend as […]

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Irma’s deadly passage batters Caribbean

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 5:06pm MDT

Hurricane Irma on Thursday pounded the Caribbean on its likely collision course for the United States, shredding homes, prompting thousands to flee and killing at least six people. Up to a million people were ordered to leave coastal areas of Florida and neighbouring Georgia — the biggest mass evacuation in the US in a dozen […]

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Irma is now the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 7:47am MDT

Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida by the weekend. Irma, which was the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded north of the Caribbean and east of the Gulf of Mexico, […]

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Caribbean girds for Hurricane Irma threat

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 5:10am MDT

Irma, a still strengthening and dangerous Category Four hurricane, churned toward the Leeward Islands early Tuesday, sparking alarm and alerts from the Caribbean to Florida, which declared an emergency. The National Hurricane Center said at 0300 GMT that the storm was packing top sustained winds of 140 mph (220 km/h). “Additional strengthening is forecast during […]

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Hillary Clinton taking advantage of Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 4:49am MDT

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Hillary Clinton has called on Al Gore to help boost her candidacy among voters concerned about climate change. If Tuesday’s Clinton-Gore climate change rally in Miami is any indication, we are in for a wild ride in the coming weeks. Their speeches were riddled with science misrepresentations and outright […]

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Hurricane Nicole bears down on Bermuda

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 3:55am MDT

Mexico City (dpa) – Hurricane Nicole is expected to arrive in the British overseas territory of Bermuda on Thursday, with officials telling locals to be wary of the category 4 storm. Late on Wednesday evening the centre of the hurricane was situated around 290 kilometres south-south west of Bermuda with wind speeds of up to […]

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NC hurricane death toll now 19, with 3,800 in shelters, 143,000 without power

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 8:52am MDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s Hurricane Matthew death toll has risen yet again in the ninth day of recovery to 19 people, most of them drownings that occurred when people were trapped in vehicles and swept away. The toll could rise even more, as rivers in five more counties are expected to surpass record levels […]

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Florida braces for Hurricane Matthew as track swings closer

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 2:02am MDT

MIAMI — Hurricane Matthew, a lethal storm already blamed for 11 deaths, delivered a sobering wake-up call to Florida on Wednesday: a hurricane warning up and down the Atlantic Coast that shuttered schools, triggered mandatory evacuations and put billions of dollars of property at risk. Tracking on a course that leaned closer and closer to […]

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