US & Canada

Puerto Ricans struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico is struggling to recover following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. The US has appointed a senior military commander to oversee its relief operations in the American territory,

Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans denounce US hurricane relief efforts

As Trump officials praise Hurricane Maria aid work, rural residents say they're without fresh water and food.

US & Canada

Puerto Rico demands more aid after Hurricane Maria devastation

Eight days after Hurricane Maria slammed into the US territory of Puerto Rico, food and water supplies are running low and three million islanders are still without power.

United States

Trump says hurricane relief 'amazing' amid criticism

Many of the island's 3.4m residents are without electricity as Puerto Rico endures fuel shortages in wake of hurricane.

US & Canada

Devastated scenes after Hurricane Maria

Maria is the most powerful hurricane to strike Puerto Rico and Dominica in nearly a century.

Devastated scenes after Hurricane Maria

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Latin America

Thousands evacuated after Hurricane Maria damages dam

Tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico are being moved amid fears a dam that was damaged in Hurricane Maria will break. At least six people were killed when the Hurricane hit the island on Wednesday.

Weather

70,000 Puerto Ricans told to flee damaged dam

Authorities issue flash flood emergency as buses are sent to evacuate tens of thousands of residents from their houses.

Puerto Rico dam failure prompts mass evacuation

United States

Hurricane Maria kills 32 as it lashes Caribbean islands

Trump says Puerto Rico has been 'totally obliterated' as Maria unlikely to hit the continental United States.

Hurricane Maria kills 32 as it lashes Caribbean islands

Latin America

Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico's capital

Hurricane Maria is picking up strength as it makes its way across the Caribbean. The storm, which began as a Category 5, was downgraded on Wednesday, but is now back up to a Category 3.

Weather

Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria strikes

Strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years kills at least nine in its wake across the Caribbean.

Weather

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Maria strikes island as a powerful Category 4 storm, inflicting potentially catastrophic damage.

Hurricane

Hurricane Maria barrels towards islands hit by Irma

Forecasters warn the now Category 5 storm has the potential to be 'catastrophic' as it makes landfall on Dominica.

Hurricane Maria barrels towards islands hit by Irma

Weather

Roofs blown, two dead as Irma batters Caribbean islands

Category Five storm causes floods and destroys homes in the Caribbean as it heads towards Puerto Rico, Cuba and Haiti.

Weather

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Caribbean

Irma headed towards Puerto Rico, Haiti, Cuba and Florida, with potential for coastal storm surges of up to six metres.