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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.

Hurricane Maria weaker, likely to pass well off southeast U.S. coast - NHC

Sep 24 2017

Hurricane Maria has weakened slightly and the category 1 storm is expected to move well east of the southeast coast of the United States over the next day or so, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

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Weakened dam looms as latest threat to Puerto Rico after hurricane

Sep 24 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A dam in Puerto Rico weakened by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a flood threat to thousands of homes downstream as the storm-battered U.S. island territory struggled through a fifth day with virtually no electricity.

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Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria

Sep 24 2017

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico's medical services are in critical condition in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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Puerto Rico's fragile economy dealt new blow by Maria

Sep 24 2017

PUERTO RICO/NEW YORK Chan Lo is racing against the clock to save thousands of dollars of supplies at his sushi restaurant in San Juan's Condado beachfront community.

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

Sep 24 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico's governor met mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday after surveying damage to an earthen dam in the northwestern part of the U.S. territory that was threatening to collapse from flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. | Video

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Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh flooding

Sep 22 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to ravage the Caribbean in a month, skirted past the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday, leaving devastation in its wake that included fresh flooding on Puerto Rico two days after pummeling the U.S. island territory. | Video

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Corporate donations for Harvey, Irma disaster relief near $225 million

Sep 22 2017

HOUSTON Corporate donations for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief funds totaled nearly $225 million by Friday and pledges continued to be made, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation said.

Lee regenerates into tropical depression over central Atlantic

Sep 22 2017

Lee, which was a remnant low early this week, regenerated into a tropical depression over the central Atlantic Ocean and posed no threat to land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

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Storm Maria pitches Puerto Rico barrio into sunken 'Venice'

Sep 22 2017

CATANO, Puerto Rico Wading through highways swamped by turbid waters that sloshed over scattered, sunken belongings, residents of this Puerto Rican barrio flooded by Hurricane Maria have begun emerging from their shattered homes.

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EPA extends enforcement discretion for Texas fuel storage facilities hit by Harvey

Sep 22 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it will extend enforcement discretion for fuel storage facilities and tanker trucks in Texas at least until Sept. 29 as recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey continue.

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U.S. mainland Puerto Ricans anguished, unable to reach loved ones

Sep 22 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla./NEW YORK Deserie Rivera is having difficulty sleeping at night, unable to get through to Puerto Rico to find out if her mother is safe after Hurricane Maria struck.

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Energy contract lawsuits expected to jump in Harvey's wake

Sep 22 2017

(This Sept 20 story corrects spelling of company name to Mayer Brown, not Meyer Brown, in eighth paragraph)

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Hurricane-ravaged U.S. cities hit by rising cleanup costs

Sep 22 2017

HOUSTON Communities in Texas and Florida, each swamped by a hurricane within two weeks of one another, are rewriting debris removal contracts and paying millions of dollars more to lure trucks, as subcontractors say costs have jumped.

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Jose weakens into post-tropical cyclone off New England: NHC

Sep 22 2017

Jose, previously a tropical cyclone, has weakened into a post-tropical storm off the southeastern coast of New England in the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

NHC sees 30 percent chance of cyclone near Bermuda

Sep 22 2017

A low pressure system that has developed over the central Atlantic Ocean almost a thousand miles east-southeast of Bermuda has a 30 percent chance of developing into a cyclone over the next two days, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

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Flood, fix and flip: Houston housing investors see profit in Harvey's wake

Sep 22 2017

HOUSTON Addressing a real estate conference in flood-ravaged Houston this month, longtime investor Ray Sasser detailed his strategy: buy up to 50 flooded homes at deep discounts, then fix and flip them for a hefty profit.

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U.S. issues fuel waiver for diesel in Florida after Hurricane Irma

Sep 21 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it had approved an emergency fuel waiver for diesel in Florida for the response effort to Hurricane Irma.

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Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto Ricans

Sep 21 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the roof, sent his belongings flying in all directions, but left intact an icon of Jesus hanging above his bed.

U.S. FCC says over 95 pct of Puerto Rico cell sites out of service

Sep 21 2017

WASHINGTON More than 95 percent of Puerto Rico's wireless cell sites were not working on Thursday after Hurricane Maria caused massive damage in the U.S. territory, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said.

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Death toll from overheated Florida nursing home rises to 10

Sep 21 2017

A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said on Thursday.