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'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:44 AM

After killing at least 9 people in the Caribbean, Maria slams into Puerto Rico's southeast coast at daybreak before churning across the US territory which is home to 3.4 million

STREWN AROUND. Lightposts lay on the ground after being damaged in the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017. Hector Retamal/AFP

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Maria eyes Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Arriving just as islanders in the region are struggling to recover from devastating Hurricane Irma which struck earlier this month, Maria claimed its first victim in the French territory of Guadeloupe

INITIAL SALVO. Tourists flee from the rain on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 19, 2017, prior to the arrival of Hurricane Maria. Hector Retamal/AFP

Category-5 Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 0115 GMT Tuesday with top winds swirling at 160 miles (257 kilometres) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says

BRACING FOR MARIA. A man and a boy nail a board over a window on September 18, 2017, in Trois-Rivieres, on the Fench Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, as Hurricane Maria approaches the Caribbean. Cedrick Isham Calvados/AFP

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:19 PM

(4th UPDATE) Maria could produce a 'dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves' that would raise water levels by 4 to 6 feet

Hurricane Maria grows on Irma's path

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) Storm warnings and watches go up in many of the Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma's destructive passage

Residents return to storm-ravaged Florida Keys

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:24 AM

European leaders visited the storm ravaged Caribbean meanwhile amid criticism over relief efforts

DECIMATED. Debris from trailer homes destroyed by Hurricane Irma litters the Seabreeze Trailer Park in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, September 12, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Macron visits hurricane-hit Caribbean

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:22 PM

Macron s visit to the islands of St Martin and St Barts comes almost a week since hurricane Irma roared over the region as a maximum Category Five storm leaving at least 10 dead on French territory and a wide trail of destruction

AFTERMATH. A woman does her laundry amidst the rubble of her home in Marigot, on September 11, 2017 on the French Caribbean island of Saint-Martin that was hit by Hurricane Irma.  Martin Bureau/ AFP

Hurricane Jose: Top alert for St Martin, St Barts

Sep 10, 2017 - 7:33 AM

France s meteorological agency issues its highest warning for the Caribbean islands of St Martin and St Barts as Hurricane Jose bears down 3 days after Hurricane Irma

Looting, bad weather hamper Caribbean aid efforts

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Officials on the island of Guadeloupe where French aid efforts are being coordinated have suspended boat crossings to the hardest hit territories of St Martin and St Barts

AFTERMATH. A soldier of the French Gendarmerie chases looters as the run past the devastation from hurricane Irma, on the French island of Saint-Martin, near Marigot on September 8, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

9 dead, 7 missing on French Caribbean islands – minister

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:20 PM

This toll should be treated with caution because we might still discover new victims that we haven t found yet Interior Minister Gerard Collomb says

GERARD COLLOMB. The new head of the DGSI (General Directorate for Internal Security) Laurent Nunez (L), listens to Interior Minister Gerard Collomb delivering a speech at the DGSI heaquarters in Levallois-Perret on September 8, 2017. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Irma's deadly passage batters Caribbean, at least 12 dead

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Barreling across the Caribbean the rare Category Five Irma wielded monster winds and torrential rain wreaking destruction on tiny islands like St Martin before slamming into the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

DEVASTATED. A photo taken on September 7, 2017 shows damage in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP

Hurricane Irma damage has left Dutch St Martin 'unreachable' – PM

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:15 PM

UPDATED The hurricane has devastated the island s airport and port leaving the Dutch part of the Caribbean island unreachable Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says

DESTROYED. An aerial photography taken and released by the Dutch department of Defense on September 6, 2017 shows the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, on the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. Gerben Van Es / Dutch Defense Ministry / AFP

9 dead as Hurricane Irma rips through Caribbean

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:22 AM

UPDATED St Martin – a pristine resort known for its vibrant nightlife – suffered the full fury of the storm with rescuers on the French side of the island saying at least 8 people had died there

DECIMATED. A picture released by Facebook user Kevin Barralon on September 7, 2017 shows a damaged street of Gustavia on the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Barthelemy in the Caribbean following hurricane Irma. Kevin Barrallon / Facebook / AFP

'Devastation' as Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:17 AM

UPDATED Irma follows a projected path that would see it hit Puerto Rico the northern edges of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and eastern Cuba before veering north for Florida