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After Irma

After Irma

Complete coverage of Hurricane Irma, a monster storm that struck Florida

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 08:47 AM CDT

This Time, FEMA Isn't Responding to Hurricanes With Trailers

This Time, FEMA Isn't Responding to Hurricanes With Trailers

The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 07:18 PM CDT

'Long Road to Go': Officials Talk Irma Relief in the Keys

'Long Road to Go': Officials Talk Irma Relief in the Keys

With the lower Florida Keys reopened, residents were trying to get back to business as usual Monday though there's some serious cleanup that needs to be done first. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Health and Human...

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 11:29 AM CDT

Interpreter Warned of 'Bears' & 'Monsters' at Irma Briefing

Interpreter Warned of 'Bears' & 'Monsters' at Irma Briefing

Officials in Manatee County, Florida, are under fire after an interpreter for the deaf warned residents about "bears" and "monsters" during a Hurricane Irma emergency press conference.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 01:57 PM CDT

Florida Takes Stock of Irma's Damage to Crops

Florida Takes Stock of Irma's Damage to Crops

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is scheduled to survey agricultural damage in Florida from Hurricane Irma. Perdue will visit the state Monday, starting in Clewiston. According to a news release,...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:29 AM CDT

Costs From Major Natural Disasters Can Stress State Budgets

Costs From Major Natural Disasters Can Stress State Budgets

A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 06:43 AM CDT

Fierce Storms Haven't Slowed Growth Along US Coastlines

Fierce Storms Haven't Slowed Growth Along US Coastlines

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 04:54 AM CDT

Hurricane Maria Closes in on Puerto Rico as Cat. 4

Hurricane Maria Closes in on Puerto Rico as Cat. 4

Hurricane Maria was downgraded to Category 4 and its maximum sustained winds decreased slightly to 155 mph (250 kph), but the storm remained "extremely dangerous," with its core expected to reach southeastern...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 08:59 PM CDT

'Extremely Dangerous' Cat 5 Maria Moves Onshore Dominica

'Extremely Dangerous' Cat 5 Maria Moves Onshore Dominica

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the eye wall of Category 5 Maria is moving onshore over Dominica. Forecasters say that the "potentially catastrophic" hurricane with 160 mph winds will likely travel...

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 02:46 PM CDT

Caribbean Families Separate to Rebuild Lives After Storm

Caribbean Families Separate to Rebuild Lives After Storm

The shrieks of children playing volleyball and the occasional barking of dogs echoed inside Puerto Rico's largest convention center, transformed into a shelter for hurricane victims from other Caribbean islands...

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 05:51 AM CDT

Sewage Spills Add to Misery in Hurricane-Battered Florida

Sewage Spills Add to Misery in Hurricane-Battered Florida

As if loss of air conditioning and refrigeration weren't bad enough, widespread power outages in hurricane-battered Florida are teaming with structural failures to cause another headache: sewage overflows. Loc...

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Here is complete coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded north of the Caribbean and east of the Gulf of Mexico. It battered Florida after bringing destruction to islands in the Caribbean
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