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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.

73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

More than 73,000 people have fled emergency conditions at home for Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory in the Caribbean.

Trump to request $29bn for storm-hit Puerto Rico

Trump to request $29bn for storm-hit Puerto Rico

Trump will request a package that includes $12.77bn in disaster relief and a $16bn bailout to keep a critical flood insurance programme running.

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.

Puerto Rico governor says relief arriving to storm-ravaged rural areas

Puerto Rico governor says relief arriving to storm-ravaged rural areas

Puerto Rico’s governor says efforts to restore cell service, gas and other basic needs to the island’s rural residents are progressing, even as many in those towns report feeling forgotten.

Trump lifts foreign shipping restrictions for storm-hit Puerto Rico

Trump lifts foreign shipping restrictions for storm-hit Puerto Rico

US President Donald Trump temporarily lifted restrictions on foreign shipping from the US mainland to Puerto Rico on Thursday to help get supplies quickly to the US territory ...

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.

Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos, death toll mounts

Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos, death toll mounts

Hurricane Maria barreled toward the Turks and Caicos on Friday after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, caused flooding, devastated economies and left at least 32 people dead.

Death toll from Hurricane Maria rises as storm heads north

Death toll from Hurricane Maria rises as storm heads north

The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed a total of 17 people and devastated several small islands, including St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and Dominica.

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico ...

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, ripping windows from their fixtures and sending debris hurtling through the streets ...

Hurricane Irma kills eight on Saint Martin, pounds Caribbean

Hurricane Irma kills eight on Saint Martin, pounds Caribbean

Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and also caused devastation on other islands on Thursday as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.