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‘Catastrophic’ Dorian pounds Bahamas, US evacuates coast

It’s the strongest storm to ever hit the Caribbean

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September 2, 2019


Strongest storm in 50 years rips through Florida before weakening

Emergency declared in some US states after Category 4 Hurricane Michael hit

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October 11, 2018


Six killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

The new tragedy comes just days after Typhoon Mangkhut pounded the nation

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September 20, 2018


Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Numerous roads across North Carolina were blocked by fallen trees and flooding

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September 18, 2018


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

Schools in 26 of the South Carolina’s 46 counties were to close from Tuesday

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September 11, 2018


All former living presidents of US appear together to raise cash for hurricane victims while Trump plays golf

NEWS DESK: All five living former presidents have appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a benefit concert for communities affected by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, reported The Independent. Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Jimmy Carter appeared on stage together at the event promoting “The One…

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October 23, 2017


Hurricane Ophelia: Storm kills three in Ireland as high winds wreak havoc

NEWS DESK: Three people have been killed in Ireland as ex-hurricane Ophelia swept through the country at speeds of up to 96mph, downing trees, ripping off rooftops and causing widespread disruption, reported The Independent. Hundreds of thousands of people lost power and government offices, infrastructure, schools and workplaces were closed, as forecasters warned of “potential…

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October 17, 2017


Powerful Hurricane Ophelia heads toward Ireland, UK

NEWS DESK: Hurricane Ophelia strengthened as it marched toward Ireland, where it’s forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rains this week, reported CNN. The Category 3 hurricane had sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (115 mph) as it passed east of the Azores early Sunday. Ophelia will have big impacts for the British…

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October 15, 2017


Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for U.S.

SAN JOSE: Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummeled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico’s Caribbean resorts and the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend. In Nicaragua, at least 11 people died, seven others were reported missing…

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October 6, 2017


Trump warns hurricanes will hit US growth

President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned that a series of deadly hurricanes will trim US third quarter growth, hinting it may fall short of his three percent target. “GDP growth last quarter reached three percent, way ahead of schedule,” Trump said, as he unveiled ambitious tax cuts in Indiana. “This quarter, I believe, would have been…

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September 28, 2017


Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward U.S. Virgin Islands

PONCE, Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation, reported Reuters. Downgraded to a Category 4 early on Tuesday, Maria remained an “extremely dangerous hurricane”…

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September 19, 2017


Hurricane Irma batters Cuba on way to Florida

CAIBARIEN: Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs as it headed towards Florida, authorities and witnesses said. After leaving at least 19 people dead on its path across the Caribbean, Irma was “seriously” damaging the center of the island with winds up to 256 kilometers…

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September 10, 2017


6.3 million people ordered to evacuate in Florida: official

The number of people in the US state of Florida under orders to evacuate in the face of approaching Hurricane Irma has climbed to 6.3 million, authorities said Saturday. The increase means an additional 700,000 million people have been told to get moving since Friday, when state officials said 5.6 million people were under evacuation…

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September 10, 2017


Thousands flee Texas towns flooded by Harvey; gas prices spike

A week after Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas, rescuers pressed their marathon search for survivors on Friday in large pockets of land that remained flooded by one of the costliest natural disasters to hit the United States. The storm has displaced more than 1 million people with 44 feared dead from flooding that paralyzed…

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September 1, 2017


Video: Superstorm Harvey batters Texas

Meteorologists already calculate that nine trillion gallons of water have fallen on Texas, and another five to ten trillion could fall by Wednesday. Watch a clip of battering hurricane Harvey.

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August 28, 2017


Hurricane Otto swirls toward Central America, kills 3

PANAMA CITY: Hurricane Otto was forecast to strengthen in the Caribbean as it churned toward Central America Tuesday, causing three deaths in Panama and prompting coastal evacuations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Otto became the seventh hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic season. The hurricane, which is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers)…

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November 23, 2016


Four dead in Florida from Hurricane Matthew

MIAMI: The United States marked its first four fatalities from Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm lashed the Florida coast after killing more than 400 people in Haiti, officials said Friday. A 58-year-old woman suffered cardiac arrest in her home in central Florida’s St Lucie County overnight, but high winds from Matthew — then a…

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October 8, 2016


Hurricane leaves 400 dead in Haiti, stalks US coast

LES CAYES, Haiti: At least 400 people died as Hurricane Matthew leveled huge swaths of Haiti’s south, it emerged Friday, as the still dangerous storm hugged the southeast US coast threatening lethal flooding. Florida hunkered down while the hurricane unleashed torrential rain, potentially devastating surges and 120-mile-an-hour (195 kph) winds, leaving one person dead and…

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October 7, 2016


Powerful winds bring outages, traffic chaos to western Europe

PARIS: Winds gusting to hurricane force caused havoc in parts of western Europe Monday leaving tens of thousands of homes without power, forcing flight cancellations and the closure of roads and bridges. In France, at least 60,000 homes were without power at one point, more than half of them in the western provinces of Brittany…

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March 28, 2016


Tropical storm Erika drenches parched Cuba

HAVANA: Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba on Saturday, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center later called off all coastal watches and warnings and said the storm had “dissipated” — a relief for…

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August 30, 2015


New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster on Saturday, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the “Big Easy” leaving devastation and chaos in its wake. City leaders placed wreaths at a memorial to Katrina’s scores of unknown victims, marking the hour that the Category 5 storm struck…

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August 30, 2015

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