Hurricanes

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, the Royal Caribbean International's Explorer of the Seas is docked at Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean in 2017 despite two devastating hurricanes that hit the region. Officials say some islands saw double-digit growth while others saw a nearly 20 percent drop in visitors after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit in September. (AP Photo/Thomas Layer, File)
February 15, 2018 - 2:15 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year, despite two devastating hurricanes that hit a region still struggling to recover, regional tourism officials said Thursday. Visitors spent a record total of $37 billion, up nearly 3 percent compared with the...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:41 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history...
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February 11, 2018 - 9:58 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history...
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In this Jan. 31, 2018 photo, Public Works Sub-Director Ramon Mendez, wearing hard hat, directs locals who are municipal workers, Eliezer Nazario, holding rope, Tomas Martinez, right, and Angel Diaz, left, as they install a power pole in an effort to return electricity to Felipe Rodriguez's home, four months after Hurricane Maria in Coamo, Puerto Rico. As the number of mayors complaining about the slow power restoration has grown, the territory's administration allowed municipalities to sign an agreement with the island's power company to take over power restoration efforts if interested and relieve the agency of any responsibility. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
February 07, 2018 - 12:02 am
COAMO, Puerto Rico (AP) — It took only minutes for Hurricane Maria to kill power to the Puerto Rican town of Coamo, cracking wooden poles, snapping power lines and hurling transformers to the ground. For months, residents begged Puerto Rico's power company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to...
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Jennifer Lopez performs at the Directv Super Saturday Night at The Armory on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
February 04, 2018 - 7:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis. Lopez headlined the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert at Nomadic Live at The...
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In this Jan. 9, 2018 photo, Enghie Melendez sits with her daughters Lidia, left, Alondra, and husband Fernando Moyet in their hotel kitchen in the Brooklyn borough of New York. After they lost their home in Puerto Rico to flooding during Hurricane Maria, Melendez fled with her family to the U.S. mainland with three suitcases and the hope that it wouldn't take long to rebuild their lives. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 29, 2018 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After they lost their home in Puerto Rico to flooding during Hurricane Maria, Enghie Melendez fled with her family to the U.S. mainland with three suitcases and the hope it wouldn't take long to rebuild their lives. It hasn't worked out that way. More than four months later, the...
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Bruno Mars accepts the award for record of the year for "24K Magic" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 6:14 am
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Jacob Lerma looks at the bare studs inside his home, which was damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Friendswood, Texas. Five months after Hurricane Harvey damaged thousands of houses in Texas, financial difficulties many homeowners still face as they work to rebuild has created a spike in missed mortgage payments. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 27, 2018 - 10:56 am
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — As Jacob Lerma surveyed the skeletal beams of his suburban Houston home that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey, he kept muttering three words as he wondered if his family would ever be able to move back in: "I don't know." Like many Texans whose homes were flooded during...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, rescue boats float on a flooded street as people are evacuated from rising floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. The National Hurricane Center’s official report on Harvey compiles staggering numbers, starting with 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. But the really big numbers in the Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, tally have to do with the rainfall that swamped Houston. Two places had more than five feet of rain. Eighteen different parts of Texas logged more than four feet of rain. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 25, 2018 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The official numbers for last year's Hurricane Harvey are in, and they go beyond the 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. Two locations in southeast Texas got more than 5 feet of rain and 18 different parts of Texas logged more than 4 feet. Harvey also spawned 57 tornadoes. That's...
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In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo, shows one of multiple properties located in the Esperanza sector that are currently for sale, in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans face losing their homes upon the expiration of a three-month moratorium on mortgage payments that banks offered after Hurricane Maria devastated the island (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 24, 2018 - 9:18 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Aylsa Torres sighed in relief when she received a letter from her bank two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit. She was among the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans awarded a three-month moratorium on their mortgage payments as the U.S. territory reeled from the storm's...
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