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The tropical storm slows down relief efforts after Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Bahamas
The flood of donations make up a global surge of solidarity that can often be excessive and, at times, useless
The news comes as the UN's International Organization for Migration reports 'particularly startling' devastation in places like Marsh Harbour in the Abacos, particularly in its shantytowns
In the Bahamas, people are still scrambling for shelter, with lucky evacuees beginning to reunite with loved ones but the fate of uncounted others still in doubt
Bahamas residents say conditions on the destroyed islands were brutal in the wake of Hurricane Dorian
'We're talking about a very dangerous storm,' says Bob Robichaud of the Canadian Hurricane Center
Health Minister Duane Sands confirms the new toll, which has increased from 30 to 43
Of the final number killed, Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis declares: 'Let me say that I believe the number will be staggering'
(UPDATED) The National hurricane Center says Dorian packs maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour, making it a Category 3 storm on the 5-level Saffir-Simpson scale
'I would like to ask everyone... to pray for the victims of the hurricanes in the Bahamas, poor people who in one day lost their homes, lost everything and lost their lives,' says the Pope
Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis calls the hurricane, now a category 3 storm, a 'historic tragedy' for the archipelago.
There is no immediate word on casualties in the low-lying islands
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Dorian 'has strengthened to an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane' on a 5-level scale
(UPDATED) In a new swipe at news media, Donald Trump slams the story, calling it 'fake news'
(UPDATED) President Donald Trump declares a state of emergency in response to a request from the Louisiana governor
Forecasters warn that even at Category 3, the major storm still has the potential to unleash deadly flooding and landslides
Willa now has maximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour, according to the US National Hurricane Center
The monster storm is 340 kilometers (210 miles) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, packing top sustained winds of 230 kilometers per hour
President Donald Trump, a longtime climate change skeptic, says he does believe the climate is shifting, but argues that any worsening may not be permanent
Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warns that he expects the toll to rise
Hurricane Michael is the most powerful storm to hit Florida's northern Panhandle area in more than a century
Florida Governor Rick Scott says the storm caused 'unbelievable devastation' and the priority for the moment is looking for survivors among residents who failed to heed orders to evacuate
Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long says Michael is the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since 1851
The National Weather Service appeals: 'Hurricane Michael is an unprecedented event and cannot be compared to any of our previous events. Do not risk your life, leave NOW if you were told to do so'
(UPDATED) Hurricane Michael is now packing winds of 120 miles per hour as it aims for the Florida panhandle, the finger-shaped strip of land on the Gulf of Mexico
Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for parts of Bay County, which includes the popular Panama City beach resort, and areas in nearby Gulf and Franklin counties
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'This is an epic storm that is still continuing. This is a monumental disaster for our state,' says North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warns residents against returning home because of the dangers posed by rising floodwaters
(2nd UPDATE) Despite the downgrade the National Hurricane Center says Florence continues to cause 'catastrophic' flooding and severe rains over North and South Carolina
(UPDATED) Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 am (1115 GMT) on Friday, September 14
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(3rd UPDATE) Reports say coastal streets in North Carolina are flooded and winds have bent trees to the ground as the storm prepares to make landfall at some point on Friday, September 14
(UPDATED) Trump says the reported death toll of 3,000 was 'done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible'
(UPDATED) Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but the National Hurricane Center stresses it remains 'a life-threatening situation' due to the risks of storm surge around coastal areas
(UPDATED) 'This is not a storm that people need to ride out. This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime,' says North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
Residents scramble to flee en masse as the menacing Category 4 storm packing winds of 220 kilometers per hour bore down on the East Coast of the United States
(3rd UPDATE) Florence, now a Category 4 storm on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, 'is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane' through Thursday, September 13
Filipinos in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina can be affected by Hurricane Florence. Take note of the hotline in case of emergencies there.
The Department of Foreign Affairs continues to check on the situation of the 375,000-strong Filipino community in Hawaii
(3rd UPDATE) Slow-moving Lane 'will produce excessive rainfall this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides,' says the Central Pacific Hurricane Center
(UPDATED) Hurricane Lane remains a powerful hurricane, packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour, although it has been downgraded to category 3
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The official review will look at all deaths on the island since the storm, no matter what the death certificate in each case says, Governor Ricardo Rossello says
Since Hurricane Maria struck, at least 212,000 people have traveled from Puerto Rico to Florida – mainly central Florida
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York estimates in a report released last month that about 114,000 to 213,000 Puerto Rican residents will leave the island annually 'as a result of Hurricane Maria'
Not only are there medication shortages, but the lack of power make long-term care difficult at home for those with chronic conditions
The governor also reports that Florida schools have registered more than 3,500 students displaced from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, also affected by the hurricane
Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter appear together, praising Americans for their willingness to help fellow citizens and urging them to do more
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