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Weather Floods

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 20- Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island into darkness as the storm's death toll in the Caribbean rose to at least 10.. Maria, the second major hurricane to rage through the region...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 20- Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing widespread flooding and knocking power out across the island after killing at least nine people elsewhere in the Caribbean. "The danger continues- there are flood warnings for the...

  • Rescue workers help a woman to get into the Emergency Operation Centre after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico September 20, 2017.

    Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning. Here is a look at the other places affected by Maria.

  • Flooded homes are shown near Lake Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

    Two institutional landlords dealt with hundreds of damaged homes and displaced tenants after Hurricane Harvey.

  • Puerto Rico braces for impact as Hurricane Maria smacks island with 155 mph winds

    No matter where you are on the island it's a danger zone, says Carlos Mercader, PRFAA executive director, talking about the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico.

  • Caribbean needs to diversify search for relief: St. Lucia PM Allen Chastanet

    Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, talks about rebuilding the hard-hit Caribbean after recent storms left the islands devastated. Also Prime Minister Chastanet addresses insurance coverage.

  • Hurricane Maria is shown in the Atlantic Ocean in this NOAA's GOES East satellite image as it strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane just east of the Leeward Islands at 10:45 a.m. EDT (1445 UTC) on September 18, 2017.

    WTVJ's Steve MacLaughlin tracks Hurricane Maria, now a Category 4 storm as it takes aim at Puerto Rico.

  • The company said the cyber attack slashed 79 cents per share from its profit- nearly 40 times the 2- cents- a-share impact from deadly Hurricane Harvey, which brought catastrophic flooding to southeastern Texas. FedEx joins a string of companies that reported big drops in earnings because of the NotPetya virus, which hit on June 29, crippling Ukraine businesses...

  • The company said the cyber attack slashed 79 cents per share from its profit- nearly 40 times the 2 cents per share caused by deadly Hurricane Harvey, which brought catastrophic flooding to southeastern Texas. FedEx joins a string of companies that reported big drops in earnings due to the NotPetya virus, which hit on June 29, crippling Ukraine businesses before...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to rage over the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the small island nation of Dominica. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. forecasters said. Just to the north of...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to rage over the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the small island nation of Dominica. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. forecasters said. Just to the north of...

  • Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storms on record, hit several islands in the northern Caribbean before barrelling into Florida's Gulf Coast, causing further destruction. Residential flood loss from Hurricane Irma is expected to be between $25- $38 billion, Corelogic said, adding that the figure included storm surge, inland and flash flooding in...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- Hurricane Maria, the second Category 5 storm to hit the Caribbean this month, plowed into the small island nation of Dominica on Monday with roof-ripping fury on a collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-ripping winds, torrential rain and pounding surf later in the week to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by...

  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, flew over hundreds of miles of Florida farmland to view the damage. Putnam said the citrus crop in southwest Florida is particularly devastated. Florida is the nation's largest juice producer.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Sept 15- More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows. Harvey slammed ashore in Texas on Aug. 26, unleashing...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Business owners who are trying to get back on track after hurricanes Harvey and Irma now face a different sort of challenge: trying to recoup lost income from their insurers. "I think the whole thing is a rip-off," said Thomas Arnold, an optometrist in Sugar Land, Texas. Business interruption policies typically require "direct physical damage" as a...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Sept 15- More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows. Harvey slammed ashore in Texas on Aug. 26, unleashing...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in August and industrial output recorded its biggest drop since 2009 as Hurricane Harvey disrupted activity, suggesting the storm could dent economic growth in the third quarter. "Hurricane Harvey's fingerprints were all over the August retail sales and industrial production reports this morning,"...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Sept 15- More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows. Harvey slammed ashore in Texas on Aug. 26, unleashing...