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Death toll from Florida hurricane at least 27, hundreds missing

Death toll from Florida hurricane at least 27, hundreds missing

Rescue teams searched ravaged areas of Florida's Panhandle on Tuesday for hundreds of people reported missing nearly a week after Hurricane Michael flattened communities in the region and killed at least 27.

Killer storm far from over, US officials warn as 'epic' rain falls

Killer storm far from over, US officials warn as 'epic' rain falls

Authorities on Saturday warned residents displaced by a killer hurricane that its devastation was far from over, as Florence dumped ‘epic amounts of rainfall’ across the southeastern United States ...

Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas

Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas

A woman and her baby were killed when a tree fell on their house and several more storm-related deaths were reported Friday as Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas ...

Over a million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Over a million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Powerful Hurricane Florence was tracking towards the US East Coast Tuesday, prompting authorities to order upwards of one million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm ...

Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane

Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Florence strengthened ‘rapidly’ on Monday and is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane, US forecasters said, as governors of three eastern US states declared an emergency ...

Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll: study

Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll: study

Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4,600 people, some 70 times higher than official estimates, US researchers said Tuesday.

Ireland closes schools as major storm approaches

Ireland closes schools as major storm approaches

Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, was downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but the Met Eireann national weather service warned people to remain indoors.

Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defences on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst storm in 50 years.

US House to vote on $36.5 billion disaster relief package

US House to vote on $36.5 billion disaster relief package

The US House of Representatives is expected on Thursday to approve $36.5 billion in emergency relief for hurricane-hit areas such as Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands ...

Deadly Hurricane Nate approaches US

Deadly Hurricane Nate approaches US

Hurricane Nate gathered strength Saturday as it swept towards the US Gulf Coast after dumping rain heavy that killed at least 28 people in Central America.

Trump to meet victims, responders in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Trump to meet victims, responders in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Donald Trump will survey hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico Tuesday, hoping to underscore government recovery efforts and repair damage done by his contentious early response to the crisis.

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

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

Some 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria.