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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

Florida prepares as Hurricane Irma grows into 180mph ‘superstorm’

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Michelle Smith checks her smart phone for news while clutching her dog Sophia as she leaves a Home Depot store with storm preparation supplies in Tampa.
Photograph: Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Caribbean islands face life-threatening conditions as ‘potentially catastrophic’ storm poised to be felt in Leeward Islands on Tuesday

September 5, 2017 — Hurricane Irma expanded into a 180mph “superstorm” on Tuesday as officials warned of life-threatening winds, storm surge and rainfall in several Caribbean islands and Continue reading Florida prepares as Hurricane Irma grows into 180mph ‘superstorm’