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September 22, 2017

Puerto Rico evacuates 70,000 after dam fails in Hurricane Maria’s wake

  • National Weather Service says: ‘This is an extremely dangerous situation’
  • Maria knocked out island’s power and several rivers hit record flood levels

Officials are rushing to evacuate tens of thousands of people from their homes in western Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria inflicted structural damage on a dam and unleashed “extremely dangerous” flash floods.

Some 70,000 residents in the municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being evacuated by bus after a crack appeared in the nearly 90-year old Guajataca dam.

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September 11, 2017

Florida Keys facing potential ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Irma aftermath

Military crews were on standby with body bags for possible fatalities in the Keys while millions remain without power across Florida

The horrific scale of Hurricane Irma’s trail of devastation across Florida has becoming evident as the remnants of the most powerful storm in Atlantic history limped north into Georgia, turned towards Alabama, and was downgraded to a tropical depression.

Related: Floridians battered by Irma maintain climate change is no 'big deal'

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September 9, 2017

Millions flee from Hurricane Irma’s path as Florida prepares for deadly hit

More than 7 million people evacuated from the path of Hurricane Irma on Saturday as one the most [...]

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September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma batters Bahamas and Haiti as Florida evacuates – latest updates

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says the runway on St Maarten has been [...]

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