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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.

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Hurricanes Eta, Iota hit Nicaragua with $743 million in economic losses

Nov 24 2020

MANAGUA Nicaragua suffered more than $740 million in damage from Hurricanes Eta and Iota, the government said on Tuesday, as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) promised $1.7 billion in aid for millions of people affected across Central America.

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As they repair Iota's damage, Colombian survivors vow to rebuild

Nov 23 2020

BOGOTA When Category 5 Hurricane Iota roared over the small Colombian island of Providencia in the early hours of Monday morning, Yeisler Chamorro and his wife hunkered down underneath a mattress in their bedroom. | Video

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Storm death toll rises in Central America as Honduran leader pleads for help

Nov 19 2020

TEGUCIGALPA/MEXICO CITY Authorities in Central America recovered more bodies on Thursday from landslides triggered by hurricane Iota, which battered the impoverished region this week, the second deadly storm to roar through this month.

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Hondurans who fled hurricanes now face coronavirus in overcrowded shelters

Nov 19 2020

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras Tens of thousands of Hondurans are cramming into overcrowded storm shelters, aid workers and officials say, raising concerns that the chaotic set-up will trigger a new spike in coronavirus infections.

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Central America faces havoc, more than 30 killed, from latest storm

Nov 18 2020

TEGUCIGALPA/MEXICO CITY Storm Iota unleashed devastating floods across Central America on Wednesday in areas already waterlogged, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in a disaster that could spur migration to the United States. | Video

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Storm Iota weakens in Central America, but flooding and death toll rise

Nov 18 2020

PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua Unleashing torrential floods even as it weakened, Storm Iota churned through Central America on Tuesday, causing swollen rivers to burst their banks, flipping roofs onto streets and killing at least nine people across the region. | Video

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U.S. hurricane center: Iota weakens into tropical storm

Nov 17 2020

Iota weakened into a tropical storm and is expected to weaken into a tropical depression on Tuesday evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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NHC says Hurricane Iota makes landfall on coast Nicaragua

Nov 16 2020

Catergory 4 hurricane Iota made landfall along the coast of northeastern Nicaragua, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC)said in its latest advisory on Tuesday.

Eyewall of climate 'bomb' Iota brings catastrophic winds to Central America

Nov 16 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Hurricane Iota began whipping a remote coastal area of Nicaragua with catastrophic winds, storm surges and rain on Monday evening, as the region's leaders blamed climate change for destruction that is pushing millions closer to hunger. | Video

U.S. NHC says Theta to become post-tropical storm later on Sunday

Nov 15 2020

Tropical depression Theta is expected to become post-tropical later today, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

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Iota strengthens into 13th hurricane of 2020

Nov 15 2020

Iota has strengthened into the 13th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and is expected to become a major hurricane as it approaches Central America, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

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Tropical Storm Iota strengthens as it approaches Central America

Nov 14 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Tropical Storm Iota is strengthening as it barrels toward Central America, with authorities urging communities to evacuate before it unleashes "life-threatening" flooding across a region still recovering from Hurricane Eta's devastation.

New storm Iota expected to hit Central America as major hurricane

Nov 13 2020

MEXICO CITY Tropical Storm Iota should strengthen into a major hurricane by the time it smashes into the jungles of the Miskito Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday, a region still recovering from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Eta.

Tropical Depression Thirty-One forms in central Caribbean Sea: NHC

Nov 13 2020

Tropical Depression Thirty-One has formed in the central Caribbean Sea and is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm later on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Storm Eta drenches Tampa Bay, threatens more flooding as it moves offshore

Nov 12 2020

Tropical Storm Eta drenched Florida's west coast on Thursday after making landfall north of Tampa Bay with 50 mile-per-hour (80 kph) winds, but the system weakened slightly as it moved across the northeastern part of the state and into the Atlantic.

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United States asked to allow Guatemalans to stay on humanitarian grounds after storm

Nov 12 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala on Wednesday requested that the United States allow Guatemalans in the country to remain on humanitarian grounds following the devastation caused by storm Eta last week.

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Tropical Storm Eta targets Florida west coast as it nears fourth landfall

Nov 12 2020

Tropical Storm Eta spun toward Florida's west coast on Wednesday on its erratic path to a fourth landfall, threatening squall winds, storm surge and prompting the state's governor to declare a state of emergency in 13 counties. | Video

Tropical Storm Eta makes landfall near Cedar Key, Florida

Nov 12 2020

Tropical Storm Eta has made landfall near Cedar Key, Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Thursday.

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Eta weakens back to a tropical storm, says U.S. NHC

Nov 11 2020

Eta has weakened into a tropical storm and slow weakening is expected as it approaches the west coast of Florida on Wednesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Guatemala ends rescue operation after landslide, village to be abandoned

Nov 10 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala has ended rescue operations in a storm-lashed village where scores of people likely died last week in a huge landslide, the country's national disaster agency said on Tuesday, adding the site is no longer habitable and will be abandoned.