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First Footage From Dominica Shows 'Total Destruction'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:07:00 GMT

Dominica's main hospital "took a beating" from Hurricane Maria while buildings serving as shelters had their roofs ripped off, an official said.Aerial footage from the Caribbean island of Dominica show the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.


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Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico With 155 MPH Winds

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:50:00 GMT

Maria, the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico since 1928, had maximum sustained winds of 155 mph as it churned toward the U.S. territory.Trees are toppled in a parking lot at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 20 during the passage of the Hurricane Maria.


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Hurricane Maria Bears Down on Puerto Rico With 155 MPH Winds

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:16:00 GMT

Maria was expected to pass close to the Virgin Islands and was on track to arrive in Puerto Rico by Wednesday morning.Puerto Ricans rest on cots at Humacao Arena while awaiting Hurricane Maria's arrival.


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Latin Grammy Nominations Postponed Over Natural Disasters

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:16:00 GMT

Nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.Jennifer Lopez (R) and Marc Anthony perform onstage during the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards held at T-Mobile Arena on November 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Jennifer Lopez (R) and Marc Anthony perform onstage during the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards held at T-Mobile Arena on November 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Dread and Disbelief Dominate on Islands in Maria's Path

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:37:00 GMT

Caribbean residents feared a new round of destruction from Category 5 Hurricane Maria as it barreled towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Tuesday.People board up windows of a business in preparation for Hurricane Maria in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 19, 2017.Hurricane Maria at 12:15 EDT on Sept. 19, 2017.


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Irma's Gone, but Hurricane Jose Still Churning in Atlantic

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:29:00 GMT

Jose, a Category 1 storm, is now the 'longest-lived hurricane of the season,' meteorologists say.Hurricane Jose, top, churns in the Atlantic on Sept. 18.Hurricane Jose, top, churns in the Atlantic on Sept. 18.A man clings to road sign in New Bern, North Carolina, during a gust of high wind as Hurricane Ginger approached on Sept. 30, 1971.


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Category 5 Maria Batters Islands With 'Storm of Their Lifetimes'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:02:51 GMT

"We will need help, my friend, we will need help of all kinds," the prime minister of Dominica wrote after the storm passed.Hurricane Maria knocked down trees in Pointe-a-Pitre on Guadeloupe early Tuesday.


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Broke Puerto Rico Really Can't Afford to Be Hit by Maria

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:12:00 GMT

Hurricane Maria is heading for a direct hit on Puerto Rico, which is already struggling through a crippling financial crisis ─ and fallout from Hurricane Irma.A man with an umbrella walks on a sidewalk as Hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico in Luquillo, on Sept. 6.A man with an umbrella walks on a sidewalk as Hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico in Luquillo, on Sept. 6.People carry bottles of water to a shelter in San Juan on Sept. 5 as Puerto Rico prepares for Hurricane Irma.


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Puerto Rico Stares Down What May Be Its Worst Hurricane Since 1928

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:11:00 GMT

Hurricane Maria was strengthening fast into a monster storm Monday as it barreled toward Puerto Rico and other Irma-battered Caribbean islands.Hurricane Maria churns in the Caribbean on Sept. 18, 2017.


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Maria, Now a Hurricane, Promises More Damage for Caribbean

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:36:42 GMT

Irma damaged parts of the Caribbean already, but Maria is predicted to pile on more.Hurricane Maria on Sunday.A NOAA graphic tracks the progress of Hurricane Maria, Sept. 17, 2017.


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Florida Begins Recuperation Following Irma

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:18:00 GMT

Students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, two of the nation's largest school districts, will return to class Monday.A family made sleeping arrangements at a shelter at Pizzo Elementary School in Tampa, Florida, on Sept. 9.People used Miami Southridge High School as a shelter as Hurricane Irma approached on Sept. 8.A family makes sleeping arrangements in a classroom at a shelter within the Pizzo Elementary School in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 9, 2017.


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Evacuated Residents of Irma-Wracked Barbuda May Not Go Back

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Barbuda's infrastructure — the power grid, phone lines and water treatment plant — is devastated.Pigs scrounge through the remnants of a grocery store and a clothing store a week after Hurricane Irma wiped out Barbuda's infrastructure.Hurricane Irma swept across the Caribbean island of Barbuda at Category 5 strength this month.Clifton Francois sheltered with his wife, son and dog inside the Barbuda television and radio station he operates on the island.Denise Harris, an employee of the cricket stadium in Antigua, is running the makeshift shelter housing 152 Barbudans evacuated after the hurricane.


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Montana Hopes for Ice to Fight Historic, Costly Wildfire

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:43:00 GMT

Montana came to understand the power of ice and fire this week, as it dealt with snowfall and a wildfire at the same time.Team shows The historic main Sperry Chalet building engulfed in flames in Glacier National Park, Montana, Aug. 31, 2017.Team shows The historic main Sperry Chalet building engulfed in flames in Glacier National Park, Montana, Aug. 31, 2017.Fire trucks are positioned outside Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, Mont. on Sept. 3, 2017, as firefighters prepare for a blaze that is threatening the century-old Swiss chalet-style hotel.


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Marriott Criticized After Ferry Strands Tourists on Irma-Hit Island

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:10:00 GMT

One professional storm chaser said he and a group of roughly 35 tourists were stunned when the ferry left them on the dock on Friday night.Storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas' Magens Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 8, 2017.


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Hurricane Irma Survivors Describe Horror in Caribbean

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:24:00 GMT

Hurricane Irma survivors on the hardest-hit islands in the Caribbean feared they would be forgotten after the storm left "apocalyptic" destruction in its wake.Debris surrounds homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, on Monday.Shelby Alfred, a nurse in St. John, helps unload relief supplies from a U.S. Navy helicopter.A woman walks in Marigot on St. Martin on Monday.The outer bands of Hurricane Irma are seen from a Singing Dog Sailing catamaran at sea.Damaged houses line a hillside Monday in Old Tutu following Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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In Florida Keys, Recovery Means More Than Getting Power Back

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:10:00 GMT

Residents of the Florida Keys eager to assess their hurricane-ravaged homes may not see power return for at least another week — and those are the lucky ones.Overturned trailer homes are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 11, 2017, in the Florida Keys.People survey the damage to their homes by Hurricane Irma in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, Sept. 12, 2017.


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How a Small Track Change Made All the Difference for Irma

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:49:00 GMT

Thanks to an unexpected, last-minute detour, Irma skirted the worst-case storm surge scenario that meteorologists had feared.People explore storm surge flood waters from Hurricane Irma along the St. Johns River at Memorial Park on Sept. 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.People explore storm surge flood waters from Hurricane Irma along the St. Johns River at Memorial Park on Sept. 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.The Tampa skyline is seen in the background as local residents Rony Ordonez, left, Jean Dejesus and Henry Gallego take photographs after walking into Hillsborough Bay while awaiting the hurricane's arrival in Tampa on Sept. 10.


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Cheers From a Florida Bar That Weathered Irma

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:24:00 GMT

Gator's Crossroads, a restaurant and bar in East Naples, Florida, weathered Hurricane Irma as a makeshift shelter for a handful of its regulars.Kurt Stephens and Linda Pauly rode out Hurricane Irma in thir bar, Gator's Crossroads, off U.S. 41 in East Naples.Kurt Stephens and Linda Pauly rode out Hurricane Irma in thir bar, Gator's Crossroads, off U.S. 41 in East Naples.Gator's Crossroads, a dive bar off U.S. 41 in Naples, is open for business the day after Hurricane Irma passed over it.


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Hurricane Irma Leaves Trail of Destruction and Broken Records

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:58:00 GMT

Irma weakened to tropical depression status late Monday but it was once so strong and robust that it seemingly set a record for the records it set.Firefighters check on Kelly McClenthen, who returned to check on the damage to her flooded home in Bonita Springs, Florida, on Monday in the wake of Hurricane Irma.A house slides into the Atlantic Ocean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Monday.The neighborhood of Cojimar was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in Havana, Cuba.


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Floridians Take Stock and Begin Recovery as Irma Exits

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:46:00 GMT

Floridians take stock as Hurricane Irma exits, and many are surprised it wasn't a whole lot worse.People walk around branches and trees that were downed when Hurricane Irma passed through Miami on Monday.People skirt branches and trees that were downed when Hurricane Irma passed through Miami on Monday.Motorists line up to buy gasoline for cars and generators in South Florida after Hurricane Irma.


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Billionaire Calls for 'Marshall Plan' After Irma Devastates Caribbean

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 01:28:43 GMT

Hurricane Irma killed at least 24 people in Anguilla, Barbuda, St. Martin, St. Barts, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.A sailing boat is beached in the cemetery of Marigot, on Sept. 9, 2017 in Saint-Martin island devastated by Hurricane Irma.Firefighters provide bottles of water to residents in St. Martin, which was left devastated by Hurricane Irma.Richard BransonHurricane Irma devastated St. Martin.


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Storm Surge Swallows Jacksonville With Record Floods

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:53:00 GMT

Irma, now a tropical storm, was wreaking havoc in northern Florida ─ including Jacksonville, where downtown floodwaters were higher than the 1864 record.Tommy Nevitt carries Miranda Abbott, 6, on Monday through floodwater caused by Hurricane Irma on the west side of Jacksonville, Florida.Charlotte Glaze gives Donna Lamb a teary hug Monday as she floats out some of her belongings in floodwaters from the Ortega River in Jacksonville, Florida.Four people link arms Monday as they explore Jacksonville Landing, which was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Irma, in Jacksonville, Florida.


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When It's Better to Shelter in Place

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:49:00 GMT

Fleeing a hurricane may be worse than sheltering in place for some people, including the frail and elderly, research shows.People walk along the beach in advance of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sept. 9, 2017.Residents of the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas, sit in waist-deep floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27. The residents were saved later that same day after the image drew attention on social media.


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'Once in a Lifetime Tidal Event': Why Irma Drained Shorelines

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:24:00 GMT

Add this to the list of what makes Irma an unprecedented hurricane: It's so strong, it has literally changed the shape of the ocean. Here's the science of why.Residents inspect the extreme receding water in Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.People help a stranded manatee in mud as water recedes in the bay in Sarasota, Florida on Sept. 10, 2017.Residents inspect the extreme receding water in Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.The Tampa skyline is seen in the background as local resident Tim Scheu uses sea shells to play with his dogs Stella and Mister in Hillsborough Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 10, 2017.


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6 Million Without Power After Irma Lashes Florida and Heads North

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Florida's largest utility reported that Hurricane Irma had knocked out power nearly three-quarters of its customers.A car sits abandoned in storm surge in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.Jerry Darnell stands in front of his house that was flooded by Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Florida.Trees bend in the tropical storm wind in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.


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