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A year ago, Hurricane Maria tore into Puerto Rico, obliterating power grids, decimating farms, flattening homes and wrecking the local economy. Maria came on the heels of Hurricane Irma — sister-storms that would forever change the fate of the island. But even as Maria churned, another sister-storm raged on. This one involved a sisterhood of Puerto Ricans, some living on the island, others part of the diaspora in the US mainland. Most of these women have never met, but together... [Read More]
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A year ago, Hurricane Maria tore into Puerto Rico, obliterating power grids, decimating farms, flattening homes and wrecking the local economy. Maria came on the heels of Hurricane Irma — sister-storms that would forever change the fate of the island. But even as Maria churned, another sister-storm raged on. This one involved a sisterhood of Puerto Ricans, some living on the island, others part of the diaspora in the US mainland. Most of these women have never met, but together... [Read More]
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As Hurricane Florence makes it way across the Carolinas, millions of coastal residents have reason to be concerned about the structural integrity of their homes. Already, nearly 300,000 homes and businesses have lost power, and officials are reporting damage to property in Onslow County, North Carolina. When Hurricane Harvey swept Texas last September, it damaged more than 204,000 homes and apartment buildings. Around the same time, Hurricane Irma destroyed a quarter of the homes in the Florida Keys, according to federal officials. While the idea of a hurricane-proof home may sound far-fetched, a housing startup called... [Read More]
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Just days after the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma's landfall in the Florida Keys, Hurricane Florence has left more than one million homes without electricity and caused catastrophic flooding across the Carolinas. If we can learn anything from Hurricane Irma in Florida, it is the need to pay close attention to how detained immigrants are treated before, during, and after such disasters. A Category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 miles per hour, Irma caused widespread devastation across the Sunshine state. Roofs were ripped off buildings. Homes were flooded. Electricity was out for weeks. And amid this chaos, the story of... [Read More]
One year ago today — just when we thought it could not get any worse for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Irma two... [Read More]
More than 120 lawmakers from both the House and the Senate are calling on President Trump to apologize after the president cast doubt on the number of people killed as a result of Hurricane Irma and Maria last September. [Read More]
Gov. Eric Holcomb activated the armed force, which has responded to both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, to support victims of the hurricane.        ... [Read More]
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A Plymouth couple reflects on Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria hitting their St. Thomas home. Read more on Boston.com. [Read More]
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While many in the Carolinas have their minds on Hurricane Florence, the rebuilding continues for victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria…... [Read More]
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend $9.7 million to restore about 123,000 cubic yards of sand washed away by Hurricane Irma last year in southern Broward County. The Army Corps plans include a total of $69 million in Irma-related work for county beaches. [Read More]
Just over a year after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Central Florida, Category 1 Hurricane Florence touched down in the Carolinas this weekend, bringing severe rain, flooding and a rising... [Read More]
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Florida's citrus industry may have suffered one of its biggest hit in the wake of Hurricane Irma. [Read More]
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A year after Hurricane Irma, hotels and resorts in the Florida Keys gear up for the fall and winter season... [Read More]
FEMA has approved more than $2.6 million for Pinellas County school shelters used during Hurricane Irma. [Read More]
With devastating storms from the 2017 hurricane season still fresh in people's minds and Hurricane Florence now being blamed for at least 19 deaths, officials have been reminding people of the need to heed evacuation orders."You would think after Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria last year more people would understand what's at stake," Craig Fugate, former administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and former head of Florida's... [Read More]
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After Hurricane Irma wiped out the 2017 event, first-time entrant Clif Struiken brought the 23rd annual Mourant College Classic Series back to life on Saturday by threating Lyndell... [Read More]
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Hurricane Irma damaged 11 seawalls in Naples, and now the city is using money from the reserves to pay for the project. [Read More]
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A group of residents in Big Pine Key -- one of the hardest hit areas after Hurricane Irma -- are working to collect supplies to help people in the Carolinas affected by Florence. [Read More]
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A SC woman forced to evacuate because of Hurricane Florence received a kind note and gift from a woman in Florida, who was paying the kindness forward for the support she received during Hurricane Irma in 2017. [Read More]
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Last year, Keith Benning waded through waist-deep water to search for animals stranded during Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Immediately after, the founder of Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue headed toward Florida to save pets during Hurricane Irma.Now, he's headed back south to help rescue animals during Hurricane... [Read More]
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