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Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria raised to nearly 3,000 from 64: Study

The official death toll on Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike the Caribbean island in almost a century, was raised on Tuesday from just 64 to nearly 3,000, based on a study ordered by the governor of the US territory.

Aug 29, 2018, 05:48 AM IST

West Indies to face World XI in a charity T20 match at Lord's

West Indies will face a Rest of the World XI in a lone Twenty20 match at Lord's to raise funds for Caribbean cricket grounds damaged by recent hurricanes.

Feb 14, 2018, 21:11 PM IST

2017 'costliest' year in US: Report

The US had 16 weather and climate disasters in 2017 each with losses exceeding $1 billion.

Jan 09, 2018, 09:06 AM IST

US to meet 90% of Puerto Rico's reconstruction cost

US President Donald Trump has authorised an increase in the disaster assistance to Puerto Rico, taking up 90 per cent of the cost of rebuilding public infrastructure, including restoring the power grid destroyed by hurricane Maria in September.

Nov 03, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

US warns Puerto Rico against tapping water at toxic waste sites

The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still struggle with drinking water shortages three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit.

Oct 12, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

Hurricane Maria: US President Donald Trump to survey hurricane-devastated 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.

Oct 03, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

Don't believe fake news, Donald Trump tells Puerto Ricans suffering from hurricane

Donald Trump on Saturday asked people to "not believe the fake news".

Oct 01, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Donald Trump lifts Puerto Rico shipping restrictions

On Wednesday, the US military swung into action, stepping up an air bridge to the island and assigning a brigadier general to coordinate the relief effort.


Sep 28, 2017, 22:29 PM IST

97% Puerto Ricans still without electricity, claims Governor Ricardo Rossello

About 97 percent of Puerto Rico's 3.4 million residents were still without electricity, one week after Hurricane Maria slammed into the US territory.

Sep 28, 2017, 11:47 AM IST

Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria

With phone service out, the doctors had called one of the island`s radio stations, which broadcast their plea for help in locating the couple.

Sep 25, 2017, 10:23 AM IST

Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico's misery after hurricane

"We saw directly the damage to the Guajataca dam," Governor Ricardo Rossello said in a Spanish-language Twitter message on Saturday while reinforcing his request that people leave the area as soon as possible.

Sep 24, 2017, 15:57 PM IST

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

"All Areas surrounding the Guajataca River should evacuate NOW. Their lives are in DANGER!," the service said in a tweet. Flooding has already begun downstream, it said.

Sep 23, 2017, 22:49 PM IST

At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean

"There`s no water, no power, nothing," said Rogelio Jimenez, a 34-year-old restaurant worker, as he cleared fallen roofing from the front of his pizzeria.

Sep 22, 2017, 21:10 PM IST

Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

The storm hit at a time of financial troubles in Puerto Rico, which is facing the largest municipal debt crisis in US history.


Sep 22, 2017, 00:00 AM IST

Puerto Rico 'obliterated' by Hurricane Maria: Donald Trump

The United States territory of Puerto Rico has been "absolutely obliterated" by Hurricane Irma and its electricity network has been destroyed, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. 

Sep 21, 2017, 22:14 PM IST

Eye of Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico: Forecasters

The eye of Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday, pummeling the island as a Category Four storm with winds of 155 miles per hour, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Sep 20, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward US Virgin Islands

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. 

Sep 19, 2017, 16:58 PM IST

Caribbean faces another major hurricane as Maria bears down

Streets were flooded in some residential parts of the island of Barbados, which had been experiencing heavy rain since Sunday as the storm approached.

Sep 19, 2017, 00:28 AM IST

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Guadeloupe was on "red alert" Monday with schools, businesses and government offices ordered to close, as was neighbouring Martinique, which is also part of France. Each has a population of around 400,000 people.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

Hurricane Maria bears down on storm-battered eastern Caribbean

The Category Five Irma left around 40 people dead in the Caribbean before churning west and pounding Florida, where at least 20 people were killed.

Sep 18, 2017, 15:29 PM IST