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Haitian president defends aid effort as anger mounts

Nov 04 2016
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PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's interim President Jocelerme Privert defended a government-coordinated storm relief effort on Friday, saying aid had reached some 2 million victims of Hurricane Matthew, amid anger about uneven distribution of food and other materials.

Thousands of Fijians shelter in evacuation centers from floods, landslides

Dec 20 2016

SYDNEY Thousands of Fijians sheltered in evacuation centers and tents on Tuesday as heavy rain and floods cut roads, covered sugarcane fields and caused landslides, said the South Pacific nation's disaster office.

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Storm Otto kills nine in Costa Rica, moves out to Pacific

Nov 26 2016

SAN JOSE Tropical storm Otto killed at least nine people and forced thousands to evacuate when it battered Nicaragua and Costa Rica with hurricane-force winds and torrential rains, before moving out into the Pacific Ocean. | Video

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Storm Otto moves out to sea after slamming Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Nov 25 2016

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua Tropical storm Otto moved out to sea on Friday after battering Nicaragua and Costa Rica with hurricane-force winds and torrential rains, killing at least three people and forcing thousands to evacuate.

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Hurricane Otto causes deaths in Costa Rica, number unknown: president

Nov 25 2016

SAN JOSE Hurricane Otto has caused an unknown number of deaths since hitting Central America, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis said late on Thursday.

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Otto weakens into tropical storm over Costa Rica: NHC

Nov 24 2016

Otto, formerly a hurricane, weakened into a tropical storm over northwestern Costa Rica, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest alert late on Thursday.

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Otto strengthens to hurricane again: NHC

Nov 24 2016

Otto, the seventh hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic season, regained hurricane strength and is located about 180 miles (285 km) east-southeast of Bluefields, Nicaragua, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said on Wednesday. | Video

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Otto forecast to become hurricane again: NHC

Nov 23 2016

Tropical storm Otto was forecast to become a hurricane again on Thursday before weakening over central America after landfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

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Storm Otto becomes hurricane off Nicaragua's Caribbean coast

Nov 22 2016

Storm Otto became a hurricane off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday, the U.S.-based National Hurricane Center said, with additional strengthening expected over the next couple of days.

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Tropical storm Otto near hurricane strength off Nicaragua

Nov 22 2016

Tropical storm Otto, located about 335 miles (545 km) east-southeast of Bluefields, Nicaragua, is now near hurricane strength, the U.S.-based National Hurricane Center said in its latest update on Tuesday.

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Tropical Storm Otto forms over Atlantic: NHC

Nov 21 2016

Tropical depression 16 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Otto east of Nicaragua over the Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

NHC says 20 percent chance of storm over southwestern Caribbean Sea

Nov 15 2016

A broad low pressure system over the southwestern Caribbean Sea has a 20 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical storm over the next couple of days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.

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Living in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Nov 10 2016

JEREMIE, Haiti Haiti had been hit so hard by Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, that people considered themselves lucky to be alive.

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Hurricane Matthew damage to U.S. sand dunes less than forecast

Oct 31 2016

WASHINGTON Hurricane Matthew washed away at least 162 miles (261 km) of U.S. Atlantic sand dunes this month, less than predicted for the powerful storm, a government agency said on Monday.

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Covering Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Oct 21 2016

JEREMIE, HAITI The Haitian city of Jeremie was completely destroyed.

NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone for low south of North Carolina

Oct 21 2016

An area of low pressure about 450 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has a 40 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

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U.N. fears more cholera in Haiti after storm, says protests slowing relief

Oct 18 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE The scale of a cholera outbreak in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew may be underreported because remote areas are cut off, a United Nations official in charge of controlling the disease said on Tuesday, adding protests over slow aid made the problem worse.

NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near southeastern Bahamas

Oct 18 2016

A broad area of low pressure located near the southeastern Bahamas has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

Nicole weakens to tropical storm east of Newfoundland: NHC

Oct 17 2016

Nicole, previously a Category 1 hurricane, weakened into a tropical storm east of Newfoundland, the National Hurricane Center said late Monday.

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Looting near U.N. base in Haiti; Ban promises more aid

Oct 16 2016

LES CAYES Haitians desperate for relief from hunger and sickness in the wake of Hurricane Matthew looted United Nations trucks on Saturday during a short visit to a hard-hit port town by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who promised more aid. | Video