Dog who survived 2 hurricanes dies in fire

2017-10-26 20:42

An animal shelter says one of two dogs killed when a restaurant fire spread to a pet store had recently arrived from Puerto Rico after surviving two hurricanes.

9th person dies week after Florida nursing home evacuation

2017-09-20 12:30

A ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home left without air conditioning by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Maria grows on fearsome Irma's path

2017-09-18 08:45

Maria has been forecast to surge to major hurricane strength as it nears the storm-battered eastern Caribbean with 140km/h winds, the US National Hurricane Centre has said, on a path similar to that of mega storm Irma.

Eight die in sweltering Florida nursing home without power in Irma's aftermath

2017-09-14 11:41

Eight patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home have died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath, raising fears about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid widespread power outages that could go on for days.

A $150bn misfire: How disaster modellers got Irma so wrong

2017-09-12 16:06

Twenty miles may have made a $150bn difference.

WATCH - Hurricane Irma: 200km/h winds, rain lash much of Florida

2017-09-11 05:47

Hurricane Irma has punished the Florida peninsula with high winds and rain, swamping homes and knocking out power to millions.

Irma points to stormy times ahead as SA's water shortage deepens

2017-09-10 18:45

SA should make a real drive, led by real leaders, to show people why climate change should affect all policy decisions, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Cuba surveys toppled houses, flooded cities in wake of Irma

2017-09-10 07:22

Hurricane Irma toppled houses and a museum, flooded coastal cities and destroyed crops as it raked Cuba's northern coast after devastating islands the length of the Caribbean in a trail of destruction that has left 22 people dead so far

Florida insurers could be blown away by Hurricane Irma: expert

2017-09-09 09:48

Florida insurance companies have not been tested to see if they can withstand a historic storm like Hurricane Irma, and an industry expert warned that "all bets are off" if the damage is as catastrophic as predicted.

Irma's deadly passage batters Caribbean, at least 12 dead

2017-09-08 08:30

Hurricane Irma has pounded more of the Caribbean, shredding homes and weather records and leaving at least 12 people dead as it honed in on the United States, where up to a million people have been told to flee.


Hurricane Irma 911 calls on old age home deaths: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

2017-10-17 16:49

Emergency calls from the sweltering Florida nursing home show staffers had become increasingly stressed and agitated as patients began dying after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning to the home.

Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

2017-09-19 07:16

Hurricane Maria has strengthened into a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain.

Irma: Gone but never to be forgotten

2017-09-14 12:43

The remnants of Hurricane Irma have largely dissipated over the eastern US, leaving behind a swathe of death and destruction across the Caribbean.

5 die at nursing home as death toll in Irma's wake mounts

2017-09-13 18:18

Five patients at a Hollywood nursing home have died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath as people confront a multitude of new hazards in the storm's wake.

Hurricane Irma halts production of The Walking Dead

2017-09-12 14:45

Production has shut down on American TV shows The Walking Dead, The Originals and some films as tropical storm Hurricane Irma approached Georgia.

Hurricane Irma swamps Miami as R2,6trn threat hits land

2017-09-11 05:00

Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida with almost R2,6trn ($200bn) worth of damage, with its wrath already roiling markets, sending insurance stocks plunging and orange juice futures surging.

Irma set to be the most expensive storm in US history

2017-09-10 14:17

Irma began to lash southern Florida with hurricane-force winds as the huge storm strengthened, threatening severe damage in what could end up being the most expensive storm in US history.

5.6m Floridians ordered to evacuate as Irma closes in: emergency officials

2017-09-09 14:02

Florida has ordered 5.6 million people to evacuate as massive Hurricane Irma menaces the southeastern US state, according to its Division of Emergency Management.

US Congress approves hurricane relief, debt ceiling hike

2017-09-09 07:28

The US House of Representatives passed a critical $15 billion hurricane relief package Friday that included raising the debt ceiling and funding government until early December, sending the bill to President Donald Trump.

WATCH: The insanity of Hurricane Irma as she heads for Miami

Hurricane Irma has ripped through the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless, and is on course for a catastrophic strike on Florida. Watch.

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