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Desperate rescue effort after Hurricane Maria toll climbs to 33

San Juan (AFP) - Puerto Rico battled dangerous floods Friday after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, as rescuers raced against time to reach residents trapped in their homes and the death toll climbed to 33. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello called Maria the most devastating storm in a century

YAHOO! - 2017-09-22 15:19:28

Maria a Major Hurricane Again!

Powerful Hurricane Maria is back to being a MAJOR hurricane this morning with sustained winds of 115 mph. It present movement is to the northwest at 9 mph and Hurricane Warnings are in place for the northern coast of the Dominican Republic and the Southern Bahamas. The official NHC track forecast ta

WJCL - 2017-09-21 11:10:00

Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico disaster becomes clear

Trees and buildings stand damaged after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 21, 2017. As of Thursday evening, Maria was moving off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The storm was expected to approach the Turks and C

HERALDBULLETIN.COM - 2017-09-22 21:44:51

Puerto Rico cleans up as Turks and Caicos brace for Hurricane Maria

Dominica PM says there is no power, limited ways to communicate, no running water

CNN - 2017-09-21 08:50:53

Post-Irma roof blues? Army Corps rolls out free tarps - but you must qualify

As Thursday's afternoon's soaking rainstorm reminded us, Hurricane Irma may be gone but her imprint remains on many roofs in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Friday morning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, did its first blue roof instal

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-09-22 14:58:00

Caribbean Cruises Hit by Devastating Hurricanes - Is Your Trip Affected?

The aftermath of recent hurricanes, including Hurricane Maria (the fourth named storm since Irma), has seen a string of cruise port closures in the Eastern Caribbean, including in Dominica, St Martin, St John and St Thomas (US Virgin Islands), Tortola (BritishVirgin Islands), St Barts and Barbuda, w

TRAVEL AGENT - 2017-09-22 22:30:00

The Latest: NY governor flies to Puerto Rico to see damage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 11:55 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to the Caribbean for the second time in a week to get a firsthand look at hurricane damage. The Democrat departed from JFK Airport on Friday morning for Puerto Rico. Cuomo's

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-22 19:09:00

Needham Interfaith Clergy Association to host immigration panel

As part of St. Joseph Parish's Centennial celebration, the parish will present a panel discussion on Resettlement Now from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 in the St. Joseph Middle School dining room, 90 Pickering St., Needham. The program is free to attend. The Needham Interfaith Clergy Association has designate

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 16:53:00

Hamilton woman to provide wheelchairs, training to Haitians in need

Merry Kaulback of Hamilton is heading to Haiti next month, providing wheelchairs to students with disabilities in Haiti as well as educating them and their families about mobility and posture care. Donations have already provided custom wheelchairs to St. Vincent's School in Port-au-Prince, the nati

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-22 17:46:39

NLM's Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) Activated in Response to Recent Hurricanes and Mexico Earthquakes

The NLM activated the EAI in response to the recent Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria which devastated parts of Texas, Florida, South Carolina and Louisiana and several Caribbean islands, as well as the recent earthquakes in Mexico. The EAI is a partnership between NLM and many participating publish

WESTERNSLOPEWATCHDOG.COM - 2017-09-22 10:07:00

Play It Forward For Haiti

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Seven years ago, an earthquake struck Haiti, killing 160,000 people and leaving one and half million people homeless. Today, organizations are still trying to help. Tia Bunz, the executive director of the Fond Blanc Foundaiton, which runs an orphanage in Haiti, joined NBC15's

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 04:48:00

Scenes from Herfst Feest 2017

Pella celebrates fall this weekend with Herfst Feest. The morning began with the Many Hands for Haiti Color Blast Run, caricatures, face painting and Poffertjes were offered just outside the Vermeer Windmill and tours were offered inside the Historical Village. The afternoon will feature food comp

PELLACHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-23 15:29:00

Meet the incredible rescue dog in Mexico that helps with search efforts

A rescue dog in Mexico is being recognized on Twitter for her efforts in Mexico after this week's massive 7.1 earthquake and the lives she has saved during her career. Meet Frida. She's a 6-year-old Mexican Navy dog who has saved 52 people while serving in Honduras, Ecuador and Haiti, the Mexican pr

WDSU - 2017-09-21 21:16:00

Despite tense relations, US and Mexico come together for earthquake recovery

China rejects Trump's talk of total North Korea ban Edgard Garrido/Reuters Soldiers organise donations at a shelter set up by the army after an earthquake, in Jojutla de Juarez, Mexico September 21, 2017. It's been a tough year for U.S.-Mexico relations. The countries are locked in tense talks to r

MSN.COM - 2017-09-22 20:32:07

Hurricane Maria's center nearing Turks, Caicos Islands with wind speeds near 125 mph

Updated: 6:02 PM MDT Sep 21, 2017 As Hurricane Maria continues to change and evolve the National Hurricane Center is tracking its progress and projected path. (All times are ET): 8 p.m. The large eye of Hurricane Maria is gradually approaching the Turks and Caicos islands with wind speeds up to 12

KOAT 7 - 2017-09-22 00:02:00

Hurricane Maria: Path forecast keeps Maria away from U.S. mainland

Hurricane Maria moved close to the Turks and Caicos Islands and Bahamas on Friday morning bringing 125 mph winds and the potential for 12 feet of storm surge. Those along the East Coast of the U.S. are warily watching the Category 3 hurricane, but forecasters believe it will spare the mainland after

AL.COM - 2017-09-22 11:12:52

Q&A: how cities can recover from natural disasters

In the space of a month, hundreds of lives have been lost due to natural disasters. Mexico was hit by two high-magnitude earthquakes within two weeks, while swathes of the US and the Caribbean have been severely damaged or destroyed by the force of three successive hurricanes: Harvey, Irma and Maria

THE CONVERSATION - 2017-09-21 17:40:15

Musicians conduct instrument drive for Haitian school

Local musicians plan to share the universal language of music with children in Haiti, and they're asking for community help with their musical mission. Tom Manuel, founder of The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook, said the venue is organizing a drive to bring instruments to schoolchildren during a trip to Ha

TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-21 19:01:11

Mexico earthquake: rescue dog who has saved 52 lives in her career searches for more victims

Trump 'invents a new country' Having already save 52 lives during her career, Frida is plunging back into the rubble to find more people. The six-year-old labrador has been deployed at disasters across Central and North America, participating in rescue missions in Haiti, Ecuador and Honduras. Men's

MSN.COM - 2017-09-22 04:58:54

Positively pumping: Over 800 water pumps for South American villages built by Logansport man

Ben Yantis has made more than 800 hand water pumps based off his design over the past 15 years for villages of a South American country to get clean water. The 80-year-old Logansport resident isn't planning on stopping anytime soon. His water pump deliveries are just one part of his mission work tha

PHAROS-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 11:00:00