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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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Storm Eleanor causes flood damage on Ireland's west coast

Jan 03 2018

GALWAY Homes and business on Ireland's west coast suffered flood damage and 27,000 were still without electricity on Wednesday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy rain and winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour. | Video

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FEMA allows churches to apply retroactively for disaster aid

Jan 02 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Tuesday that churches may apply for aid relating to disasters declared after Aug. 23, 2017, following pressure from President Donald Trump and a lawsuit by Texas churches.

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Hurricane Harvey makes Houston reassess growth-friendly policies

Nov 30 2017

HOUSTON Melinda and Joel Loshak raised two children in a stylish ranch house in Houston's upscale Meyerland neighborhood and planned to retire there. Now they are hoping the government will knock it down. | Video

FAA approves AT&T drone in Puerto Rico for cellular service

Nov 17 2017

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday said it had approved a request by AT&T Inc to use a new drone known as the Flying Cow or Cell on Wings to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

20 percent chance of cyclone across southwest and central Caribbean sea: NHC

Nov 16 2017

An elongated area of low pressure from southwest to northeast across the southwestern and central Caribbean Sea has a 20 percent chance of turning into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

Tropical Storm Rina forms east of Bermuda

Nov 06 2017

Tropical Storm Rina formed about 890 miles (1,430 km) east of Bermuda but is not expected to pose any danger to the U.S. mainland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

Tropical Depression 19 forms over central Atlantic

Nov 06 2017

Tropical Depression 19 has formed over the central Atlantic and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

NHC sees 80 percent chance of cyclone off Bermuda

Nov 06 2017

A low pressure system about 850 miles east-southeast of Bermuda has an 80 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

Tropical Storm Philippe forms off Cuba on track towards Florida

Oct 28 2017

Tropical Storm Philippe formed off Cuba on Saturday, dumping heavy rains on the island as it churned on a path expected to put it near south Florida overnight, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Center of tropical storm Selma to make landfall in El Salvador: NHC

Oct 28 2017

The center of tropical storm Selma is expected to make landfall in El Salvador on Saturday before it rapidly weakens and dissipates over the mountains of Central America, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical storm warnings issued for western Cuba, northwestern Bahamas: NHC

Oct 27 2017

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for western Cuba and northwestern Bahamas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday, as an area of low pressure over the northwest Caribbean Sea is expected to strengthen into a tropical cyclone.

NHC says 60 percent chance of cyclone over northwestern Caribbean Sea

Oct 27 2017

A trough of low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean Sea has a 60 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone over the next two days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near northern Nicaragua

Oct 26 2017

A low pressure system located off Nicaragua 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 Thursday.

NHC says 20 percent chance of cyclone over western Caribbean Sea

Oct 26 2017

A low pressure system located over the western Caribbean Sea has 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

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Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

Oct 16 2017

LAHINCH, Ireland Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves. | Video

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London sky turns yellow as storm blows in Saharan dust, Spanish smoke

Oct 16 2017

LONDON The sky over London turned an unusual shade of yellow on Monday as Storm Ophelia brought dust from the Sahara and smoke from wild fires in southern Europe that filtered out certain wavelengths of sunlight.

Woman dies in Ireland as a result of Storm Ophelia: RTE

Oct 16 2017

DUBLIN A woman has died in the southeast Irish county of Waterford on Monday after a tree fell on her car as a result of Tropical Storm Ophelia, national broadcaster RTE said, quoting the local council office.

NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near Turks and Caicos Islands

Oct 16 2017

A low pressure system, about 100 miles east-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, 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 Monday.

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Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

Oct 15 2017

DUBLIN Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defenses on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst storm in 50 years.

Powerful Hurricane Ophelia strengthens off Azores

Oct 14 2017

Hurricane Ophelia strengthened off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.