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Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Sep 18, 2018 - 12:16 PM

'This is an epic storm that is still continuing. This is a monumental disaster for our state,' says North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

FLORENCE. A church is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence on September 17, 2018, in Conway, South Carolina. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:12 AM

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warns residents against returning home because of the dangers posed by rising floodwaters

FLOODed. Flood waters from the Trent River inundate a park in Pollocksville, North Carolina on September 14, 2018 during Hurricane Florence. Photo by Logan Cyrus/AFP

Florence turns deadly, unleashing 'catastrophic' floods on Carolinas

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Despite the downgrade the National Hurricane Center says Florence continues to cause 'catastrophic' flooding and severe rains over North and South Carolina

NOW A TROPICAL STORM. Neighborhoods are flooded after the storm surge from Tropical Storm Florence flooded the Neuse River on September 14, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Hurricane Florence smashes into US east coast, rescuers scramble

Sep 14, 2018 - 8:19 PM

(UPDATED) Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 am (1115 GMT) on Friday, September 14

HURRICANE FLORENCE. Storm clouds are seen over the 2nd ave pier as the force of Hurricane Florence is beginning to be felt on September 14, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, United States. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

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U.S. coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in

Sep 14, 2018 - 8:54 AM

(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

FLORENCE. Rain begins to fall as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence make landfall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on September 13, 2018. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000 as Democrat plot

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:32 PM

(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'

TRUMP IN PUERTO RICO. This file photo taken on October 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visiting residents affected by Hurricane in Guaynabo, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Hurricane Florence closes in on U.S. east coast

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:48 PM

(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

BOARDED UP. A sign is seen on a boarded up vacation rentals office near Wrightsville beach, North Carolina on September 12, 2018. Photo by Andrew Caballeron Reynolds/AFP

Residents told to 'get out now' as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:11 AM

(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

HURRICANE FLORENCE. A mandatory evacuation is in effect in preparation of the approaching Hurricane Florence, on September 11, 2018 in Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

More than 1 million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Sep 11, 2018 - 4:55 PM

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

HURRICANE FLORENCE. This NASA handout photo shows a view from the International Space Station of Hurricane Florence off the US east coast in the Atantic Ocean on September 10, 2018. Photo by Ricky Arnold/NASA/AFP

Over a million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks U.S. East Coast

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:48 PM

(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

HURRICANE FLORENCE. This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 12:15:31 UTC on September 10, 2018, shows Hurricane Florence off the US east coast in the Atantic Ocean. Photo by Lizabeth Menzies/NOAA/RAMMB/AFP

150,000 Filipinos warned of Hurricane Florence in U.S.

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Filipinos in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina can be affected by Hurricane Florence. Take note of the hotline in case of emergencies there.

TROPICAL STORMS. This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 13:30 UTC on September 9, 2018, shows (L-R) Tropical Storm Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac, and Tropical Storm Helene in the Atantic Ocean. Photo by NOAA/AFP

No Filipinos severely affected by Hurricane Lane in Hawaii – DFA

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs continues to check on the situation of the 375,000-strong Filipino community in Hawaii

HURRICANE LANE. A large home on the coast is hit by waves from Hurricane Lane on August 24, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Kat Wade/Getty Images/AFP

Tropical Storm Lane causes 'severe' flooding in Hawaii

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:14 PM

(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

Trump declares emergency as Hawaii braces for hurricane

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:43 PM

(UPDATED) Hurricane Lane remains a powerful hurricane, packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour, although it has been downgraded to category 3

PREPPING FOR HURRICANE LANE. Donovan Poniatowski, with Hawaiian Dredging keeps look out as plywood boards are hauled to the top of the Koa Building to cover openings and protect the structure from the approaching rains from Hurricane Lane on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Kat Wade/Getty Images/AFP

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:27 PM

The world is currently on track for its third warmest year in modern times

HOTTER THAN EVER. Wildfires consumes an entire forest. Photo from Wikicommons

Puerto Rico governor orders review of Hurricane Maria deaths

Dec 19, 2017 - 7:44 AM

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

HURRICANE DAMAGE. In this file photo, a man surveys a house that was washed away by heavy surf during the passing of Hurricane Maria in Manati, Puerto Rico on October 6, 2017. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Big changes for Florida with mass Puerto Rican immigration

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Since Hurricane Maria struck, at least 212,000 people have traveled from Puerto Rico to Florida – mainly central Florida

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE. Cristina Sanchez, 43, waits to board a flight to Orlando, Florida at a Luis Munoz Marin International Airport terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 30, 2017. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Puerto Rico population to drop 14% after hurricane

Nov 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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'

LEAVING. People wait in a line to check-in for flights at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 26, 2017, as some flights are still being rescheduled for one or two weeks. Hector Retamal/AFP

Puerto Rico 'heartbreaking' 5 weeks post-storm

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:57 AM

Not only are there medication shortages, but the lack of power make long-term care difficult at home for those with chronic conditions

WEEKS AFTER. An aerial view of houses affected by the passing of Hurricane Maria in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, October 23, 2017. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

Oct 26, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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

FLEEING. In this file photo, people wait in a line to check flights at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 26, 2017 as some flights are still being rescheduled for one or two weeks. Hector Retamal/AFP

Former U.S. presidents take stage at hurricane benefit concert

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:24 AM

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

UNITED. (L-R) Former US Presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama attend the Hurricane Relief concert in College Station, Texas, on October 21, 2017. Jim Chapin/AFP

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Thousands still without power in Ireland after freak storm

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The outages mainly affect the south and west of Ireland

AFTER OPHELIA. Residents look at fallen trees that were blown down by Storm Ophelia blocking a road in Ireland’s southwest city of Cork, on October 17, 2017. Ben Stanstall/AFP

3 killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:31 AM

Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean and the furthest north since 1939, was downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but nonetheless wrought havoc

VIOLENT SEA. Huge waves strike the harbor wall and lighthouse at Porthcawl, South Wales, on October 16, 2017 as Storm Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland. Geoff Caddick/AFP

Thousands without power in Ireland as freak storm hits

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:33 PM

(UPDATED) Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean and the furthest north since 1939, is downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but nonetheless poses enough of a threat

Rare north Atlantic hurricane heads for Ireland, UK

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:45 AM

Irish authorities say Hurricane Ophelia can damage buildings and provoke 'dangerous' sea conditions as well as potential flooding

U.S. House approves $36B for disasters including Puerto Rico

Oct 13, 2017 - 8:44 AM

The measure outlining 'supplemental' disaster spending passed 353 to 69, with all votes in opposition coming from President Donald Trump's Republican Party

RECOVERY. A Puerto Rico National Guard personnel shoves dirt from a damaged road in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017. File photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Puerto Rico toll hits 44 as governor asks U.S. Congress for more aid

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:47 AM

With over 5,700 people living in shelters and most of the island still without electricity and running water, the risk posed by contagious diseases is amplified

A man surveys a house that was washed away by heavy surf during the passing of Hurricane Maria in Manati, Puerto Rico on October 6, 2017. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

U.S. Gulf Coast begins cleanup after Nate proves weaker than expected

Oct 08, 2017 - 9:21 AM

(4th UPDATE) Hurricane Nate weakens rapidly overnight after making landfall twice as a Category One storm

BILOXI,MS-OCTOBER 7, 2017: The eye of Hurricane Nate pushes ashore at a category 1 storm in Biloxi, Mississippi October 7, 2017. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

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SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Deadly Hurricane Nate approaches U.S. Gulf Coast

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:43 AM

(5th UPDATE) President Donald Trump says federal officials are prepared for the storm. He also urges residents of the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida to 'listen to your local authorities and be safe.'

NATE. Hotel staffers collect beach loungers and sunshades before the arrival of tropical storm Nate, in Cancun, Quintana Roo state, Mexico on October 6, 2017. Photo by Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP

Deadly tropical storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for U.S.

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Forecasters predict it will strengthen into a hurricane headed for Mexico and the United States

TROPICAL STORM. Locals holding umbrellas wait at a bus stop during a downpour caused by tropical storm Nate in Cartago, 25 kilometers East of San Jose on October 5, 2017.Photo by Ezequiel Becerra/AFP

Trump requests $29 billion for storm-hit Puerto Rico

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:24 PM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump asks for a package that includes $12.77 billion in disaster relief and a $16-billion bailout for a critical flood insurance program

TRUMP IN PUERTO RICO. This file photo taken on October 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visiting residents affected by Hurricane in Guaynabo, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

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Trump tells Puerto Rico to be 'proud' of low storm toll

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:33 AM

Trump rallies disaster management workers telling them they 'can be very proud' of their response

US President Donald Trump takes part in a food and supply distribution at the Cavalry Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump to visit Puerto Rico to highlight storm response

Oct 03, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Trump wants to show that the federal government is on top of the daunting recovery effort, and that 3.4 million US citizens are not forgotten

RECOVERY. A Puerto Rico National Guard personnel shoves dirt from a damaged road in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017.  Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

Oct 02, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The Trump administration sends several top officials onto Sunday talk shows with the message that the relief effort is going well, despite complaints that the federal effort in Puerto Rico has fallen short

GONE GOLFING. US President Donald Trump arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport on October 1, 2017 in Morristown, New Jersey, upon his return from Jersey City where he participated in the trophy presentation of the Presidents Cup golf championship. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump calls Puerto Rican officials after lashing out at pleading mayor

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Trump, in his tweets, sought to lay blame for the island's continuing woes on Democrats, the media, and local officials

AFTER THE STORM. A man installs a tarp over a damaged business roof in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, September 29, 2017. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

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CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Anger grows over Puerto Rico relief effort

Sep 30, 2017 - 9:06 AM

'This is not a good news story,' San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tells CNN following oddly upbeat comments made the previous day by a top Trump administration official. 'This is a people-are-dying story.'

This US Navy photo released on September 29, 2017 shows Marines and Navy corpsmen assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), and Sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2, conducting an assessment of Ryder Hospital’s medical and operational needs on September 27, 2017 during Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Humacao, Puerto Rico. AFP PHOTO/US NAVY/TOJEYA MATALLY/HANDOUT

Trump lifts barriers to Puerto Rico hurricane aid

Sep 29, 2017 - 1:14 PM

A week after the Category 4 storm struck, the White House says Trump has made it easier for fuel and water supplies to arrive to the ravaged island of 3.4 million US citizens

HURRICANE MARIA. A man cuts a tree uprooted by Hurricane Maria in a street in Yabucoa, in the eastern part of storm-battered Puerto Rico, on September 28, 2017. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

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DEADLY BEAUTY. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, at peak intensity and approaching the Philippines on November 7, 2013. Image courtesy NASA

Trump defends response to Puerto Rico hurricane disaster

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Rejecting accusations Puerto Rico has not received the same level of assistance as storm-hit US states Florida and Texas, Trump says a 'massive relief effort is underway'

TRYING TO LEAVE. People wait in a line to check flights at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 26, 2017 as some flights are still being rescheduled for one or two weeks. Hector Retamal/AFP

Puerto Rico governor fears 'humanitarian crisis' over slow U.S. aid

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:39 AM

(UPDATED) With federal aid only trickling in, many Puerto Ricans have already started their own cleanup operations

RAVAGED. A man rides his bicycle through a damaged road in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 24, 2017 following the passage of Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

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BULLSEYE. Children play around a protest banner during an anti-government rally in Luneta on September 21, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) With the storm death toll standing at 33 across the Caribbean, Puerto Rico's National Weather Service issues a flash flood warning for people living along the Guajataca River in the northwest of the island, saying an earthen dam there was in danger of collapsing