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Irma: Hurricane sucks water from Bahamas beach in rare phenomenon

Video footage has shown how a record-breaking Atlantic storm sucked water from the Bahamas shoreline.<p>Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm which ripped …

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Hurricane Irma: Visual guide

<b>The most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean and the southern US, leaving 55 people dead. Irma, at times a category five hurricane, packed winds of up to 295km/h (185mph).</b><p>The storm cut a devastating trail across Caribbean countries and …

Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain

<b>Hurricane Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain after devastating several Caribbean islands.</b><p>The hurricane made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, in Cuba's north-east, as a category five storm but has now weakened to a category three.<p>The Bahamas have largely been spared.<p>In …

Track the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean as it heads towards Florida.<p>Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has made landfall in Florida after raking across the northern Caribbean, leaving a trail of devastation in its path and at least …

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Photos show impact of category 5 storm on Caribbean islands, including St Martin and British Virgin Islands<p>The category 5 Hurricane Irma has ripped through the Caribbean, causing deaths, flash foods and flattened landscapes.<p>Before and after images show the devastation that Irma has wrought on the …

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The category five hurricane has ripped through the Caribbean, leaving flattened landscapes, flash floods and loss of life<p>Barbuda, the first island to feel the force of Hurricane Irma was devastated by its high winds, with Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, saying 90% of buildings …

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The aftermath of a disaster is often focused on getting back to normal. But do cities need to think harder about how to withstand the next one?<p>Donald Trump visited a hurricane-stricken Houston and promised the “best ever” government response, before pumping his fist from the steps of Air Force One …

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Hurricane Irma has become so strong it's showing up on seismometers used to measure earthquakes

US-bound Hurricane Irma has grown so strong that it is showing up on equipment designed to measure earthquakes.<p>Stephen Hicks, a seismologist at the …

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Irma: 'Strongest Atlantic hurricane ever' heads towards Caribbean

The "potentially catastrophic" hurricane, with maximum winds of 185mph, was about 50 miles south-east of Barbuda by the early hours of Wednesday UK …

Hurricane Irma's aftermath: Path of destruction in Caribbean and Florida, in pictures

Hurricane Irma, One of the Most Powerful in History, Roars Across Caribbean

<i>This is an overview of Hurricane Irma, reported by journalists throughout the region. To see their latest dispatches from places hit by the storm, go to</i> <i>Thursday's live Irma updates.</i><p>SAN JUAN, P.R. — Hurricane Irma struck the northeast Caribbean with terrifying force Wednesday, its battering rain and …

An Enormous, Urgent Task: Hauling Away Harvey’s Debris

HOUSTON — On Labor Day, Pireta Darby sat on the front porch of her house in the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood. The fruits of her labors were before her: the sodden objects lugged out of the home she shares with her mother and granddaughter. Here were two couches piled high with ripped-out carpet. A …

After Andrew, Florida Changed Its Approach to Hurricanes

MIAMI — Survivors of Hurricane Andrew — a Category 5 storm that decimated cities south of Miami — talk of pre-Andrew and post-Andrew as a kind of biblical milestone.<p>But out of the ruin of the 1992 storm came changes that helped remake the way South Florida, the state and the rest of the country …

Why Hurricane Irma Could Hurt, a Lot: Much Lies in Harm’s Way

WASHINGTON — The last time a Category 5 hurricane ripped through Florida, it was so destructive that meteorologists retired its name forever. That storm, Hurricane Andrew, made landfall southwest of Miami in 1992, killing 65 people, destroying 63,000 homes and inflicting $26.5 billion in economic …

Maps: Tracking Hurricane Irma’s Path Over Florida

Live, updated maps showing where the storm has made landfall and how much of the state has been hit by tropical-storm- and hurricane-force winds.

Hurricane Irma, Churning Through Caribbean, Hits Turks and Caicos

This is Thursday’s storm coverage. Read the latest on Hurricane Irma »<p>Hurricane Irma, an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm with sustained winds of up to 155 miles an hour, continued to tear through the Caribbean on Friday, moving through the Bahamas and along the northern coast of Cuba, the …

Governor warns people in coastal areas to leave immediately as storm hits Puerto Rico and continues north-westward march towards the Bahamas<p>Hurricane Irma took a stride closer to a deadly weekend landfall on Florida’s south coast as forecasters predicted large parts of Miami-Dade, the state’s …

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Most powerful hurricane ever recorded over Atlantic Ocean batters Barbuda, St Martin and Puerto Rico as it moves west with category 5 winds and rains<p>2.37pm BST<p>We’re closing this live blog now. You can follow the latest developments on Hurricane Irma here.<p>Related: Hurricane Irma: massive damage …

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At least eight reported killed as unprecedented hurricane continues towards Haiti, Cuba, and possibly Florida, leaving devastation in its wake<p>The death toll from Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has risen to eight as the category 5 storm advanced across …

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Destructive force of Irma and Harvey has Trump expressing awe, but those in power should focus on the environmental causes<p>One week after the record deluge in Texas, the biggest hurricane ever measured in the mid-Atlantic is tearing through the Caribbean.<p>Hurricane Irma, a category-five storm, is …

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Hurricane Irma,US weather,Meteorology,US news,World news,Environment,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Florida,Puerto Rico,Puerto Rico,North and Central America,Photography<p>The most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean has caused widespread devastation across the island nations of …

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Houston floods: Uninsured and anxious, victims return home

<b>As the water recedes in Houston, three families return home to survey the damage from Hurricane Harvey.</b> <b>L</b><b>ike so many other</b><b>s</b><b>, they</b> <b>have no flood insurance and no way of paying for repairs.</b><p>At each house it was the same: a neat line, visible from the street, that showed where the flood finally abated. …

Hurricane Irma: Barbuda 'barely habitable', says PM

Hurricane Irma: How dangerous is the devastating storm?

<b>Hurricane Irma has caused a trail of destruction across parts of the Caribbean, battering a number of islands and reducing buildings to rubble.</b><p>The powerful storm, which is already said to have affected an estimated 1.2m people, is predicted to head north-west to the United States, reaching Florida …

In pictures: Irma ravages Caribbean

Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean

<b>Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead.</b><p>The small island of Barbuda is said to be "barely habitable". Officials warn that St Martin is almost destroyed, and the death toll is likely to rise.<p>Irma is a …

Hurricane Irma: Residents prepare for 'potentially catastrophic' storm

<b>Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, has hit the Caribbean, with officials warning of its "potentially catastrophic" effects.</b><p>The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, has sustained wind speeds reaching 300km/h (185mph).<p>It first hit Antigua and Barbuda, before …

Harvey v Katrina: Have New Orleans lessons been learned?

<b>Scenes of vulnerable people in Houston trapped in rapidly rising floodwaters are evoking memories of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster in which nearly 2,000 people died.</b><p>The US government response to Katrina is widely seen as an abject failure that saw poorer, mainly black residents abandoned to …