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  • Hurricane warnings still in effect for Puerto Rico

    WTVJ Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin reports on the latest developments of Hurricane Maria.

  • They also heard about a $20,000 private jet flight and an $875 limo ride paid for by the donor, Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen. Those allegations took a backseat Monday to a tour through the Dominican Republic's jet-set enclaves of Casa de Campo, where Melgen owns a villa, and Punta Cana, a Caribbean resort. Casa de Campo features a golf course named "Teeth...

  • Visitors watch a performance at the Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney Co. Magic Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The Walt Disney Co. Magic Kingdom park reopened to a smaller-than-usual crowd after closing for two days and suffering minor storm damage from Hurricane Irma.

    Walt Disney World theme parks have reopened in Orlando, but many other destinations affected by Irma and other storms remain off-limits to visitors.

  • Barts, St. Martin, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands vacation paradises has turned them into cutoff, chaotic nightmares in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which left 22 people dead, mostly in the Leeward Islands. Looting, gunshots and a lack of clean drinking water were reported on the French Caribbean territory of St. Martin, home to five-star resorts and a multimillion...

  • People enjoy the beaches and fishing pier in Naples before the arrival of Hurricane Irma into Southwest Florida on September 8, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

    Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, has already lashed the Caribbean with devastating winds and torrential rain.

  • Police escort a convoy of buses carrying tourists evacuated from Caibarien, Villa Clara province in central Cuba, 330 km east of Havana, where the hurricane is expected to hit.

    Hurricane Irma is among the most powerful Atlantic storms in half a century.

  • PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Sept 7- The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday, rattling buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm the size of France has ravaged small...

  • PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Sept 7- The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday shaking buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm the size of France has ravaged small...

  • PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Sept 7- R esidents of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday hunkered down for Hurricane Irma, which has smashed through a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing at least 14 people en route to Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm the size of France has...

  • *A portion of barrels moved to Caribbean due to Harvey now locked. HOUSTON, Sept 7- Monster Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin America which is struggling to meet demand since Hurricane Harvey disrupted shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast last month. The Caribbean has the capacity to...

  • CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, Sept 7- The "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Irma raged offshore vulnerable Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at the Turks and Caicos islands and Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm has smashed...

  • CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma barreled toward vulnerable Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm has smashed through several small islands in the northeast Caribbean...

  • CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma barreled toward vulnerable Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour, the storm has smashed through several small islands in the northeast Caribbean...

  • SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Sept 7- H urricane Irma plowed past the Dominican Republic toward Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida. With winds of around 175 mph, the storm lashed several small islands in the northeast...

  • Street scene in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma hits, Sept. 6, 2017.

    Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

  • *Barrels moved to Caribbean due to Harvey now threatened. HOUSTON, Sept 7- Monster Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin America which is struggling to meet demand since Hurricane Harvey disrupted shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast last month. The Caribbean has the capacity to store more...

  • *Storm likely to hit Florida Saturday or Sunday. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma plowed past the Dominican Republic on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 11 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida. With winds of around 180 mph, the storm lashed several small islands in...

  • Cruise line stocks feeling the brunt of Hurricane Irma.

    Cruise lines now have canceled every voyage scheduled to depart from Florida on Friday, USA Today reports.

  • *Barrels moved to Caribbean due to Harvey now threatened. HOUSTON, Sept 7- Monster Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin America which is struggling to meet demand since Hurricane Harvey disrupted shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast last month. More than 100 million barrels of storage is...

  • *Barrels moved to Caribbean due to Harvey now threatened. HOUSTON, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin American countries that have struggled to meet demand since Hurricane Harvey disrupted shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast last month. There is over 100 million barrels of...