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‘Storm of the century’ Maria pummels Puerto Rico

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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

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

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 21, 2017) — Hurricane Maria caused devastation across Puerto Rico Wednesday, September 20, as 150 mile-an-hour winds from the island’s worst storm in living memory flooded the capital and sent thousands scurrying to shelters. Continue reading ‘Storm of the century’ Maria pummels Puerto Rico

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Maria eyes Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

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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

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

GUADELOUPE, France (Sept. 21, 2017) — Hurricane Maria headed towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday, September 19, with the US National Hurricane Center warning of a “potentially catastrophic” impact after the storm battered the island of Dominica and other territories in the eastern Caribbean. Continue reading ‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Maria eyes Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria grows on Irma’s path

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Caribbean Islands. NOAA

Storm warnings and watches go up in many of the Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma’s destructive passage

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Sept. 18, 2017) — Maria was forecast Sunday, September 17, to surge to major hurricane strength as it nears the storm-battered eastern Caribbean with 85 mile (140 kilometer) per hour winds, the US National Hurricane Center said, on a path similar to that of mega storm Irma earlier in the month. Continue reading Hurricane Maria grows on Irma’s path

‘Not fit to live on’: Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma’s rampage

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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence shows an aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Cpl Timothy Jones/AFP/Getty Images

British Virgin Islands face threats from rats, raw sewage and reported looting as many wait to evacuate to Puerto Rico

September 11, 2017 — Small Caribbean islands smashed by Hurricane Irma are in a state of chaos and rising panic, with unknown numbers of dead and injured and many still missing or stranded almost a week after the storm ripped through the region. Continue reading ‘Not fit to live on’: Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma’s rampage