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Nine dead as Hurricane Irma rips through Caribbean

Nine dead as Hurricane Irma rips through Caribbean

Powerful Hurricane Irma cut a swathe of deadly destruction as it roared through the Caribbean on Wednesday, claiming at least nine lives and turning the tropical islands of Barbuda and St Martin into mountains of rubble. One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, the rare Category Five hurricane churned westward off the northern […]

September 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Weeks after hurricane, Haitians struggle for clean water

Weeks after hurricane, Haitians struggle for clean water

It’s been nearly a month since Hurricane Matthew tore through southern Haiti and people like Kettley Rosier and many of her neighbors still have to spend their meager savings to buy drinking water. Reservoirs and pipe networks that people depend on for water across the country’s southern peninsula were contaminated or damaged by a combination […]

October 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
40 killed by mudslides in Mexico

40 killed by mudslides in Mexico

Aug 08, – On the other side of Mexico, authorities prepared as newly formed Tropical Storm Javier churned over the Pacific toward the resort-dotted southern end of the Baja California Peninsula. Forecasters said it would close in on that area early Tuesday as a hurricane. Mountain communities in two Mexican states are recovering from weekend […]

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China

78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China

Jun 23, – Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to 125 kilometres (77 miles) per hour struck around Yancheng city, China’s official news agency said. Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 […]

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