20 Sep 2017

Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200

“A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. More than 20 children died and 30 are missing after a school collapsed, President Enrique Peña Nieto said.” Source: Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200

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19 Sep 2017

Hurricane Maria leaves ‘devastation,’ rolls toward Puerto Rico

“Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with ‘widespread devastation,’ according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation. With the US territory of Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands now in its path, Maria’s powerful punch diminished slightly

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12 Sep 2017

Desperation Mounts in Caribbean Islands: ‘All the Food Is Gone’

“In the few, long days since Irma pummeled the northeast Caribbean, killing more than two dozen people and leveling 90 percent of the buildings on some islands, the social fabric has begun to fray in some of the hardest-hit communities. Residents of St. Martin, and elsewhere in the region, spoke

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12 Sep 2017

Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90

“At least 90 people have died in Thursday’s 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico, officials have confirmed.” Source: Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90 – BBC News

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10 Sep 2017

Irma strengthens as it nears Florida with deadly storm surges

“Hurricane Irma gained strength as it was set to make landfall in Florida on Sunday with a double barrel threat of destructive winds and life-threatening storm surges, prompting one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history.” Source: Irma strengthens as it nears Florida with deadly storm surges

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10 Sep 2017

Mexico’s strongest quake in 85 years kills dozens in the poor south

“At least 61 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings and forced mass evacuations in the poor southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, triggering alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.” Source: Mexico’s strongest quake in 85 years kills dozens

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08 Sep 2017

At least six die in huge Mexico quake; small tsunami triggered

“An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least six people and triggering small tsunami waves but no major destruction.” Source: At least six die in huge Mexico quake; small tsunami triggered

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08 Sep 2017

Nine dead, seven missing after Irma hits French islands: minister

“Nine people have been killed and at least seven are missing after hurricane Irma hit the France’s Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday.” Source: Nine dead, seven missing after Irma hits French islands: minister

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08 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma will ‘devastate’ United States: official

“The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said U.S. officials were preparing a massive response to Hurricane Irma, which is set to hit Florida as early as Saturday.” Source: Hurricane Irma will ‘devastate’ United States: official

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07 Sep 2017

Macau suffers US$1.42 billion economic loss in wake of Typhoon Hato

“The deadly storm claimed at least 10 lives in the former Portuguese enclave, leaving almost half of the city without water and electricity, and bringing businesses and public transport to a standstill.” Source: Macau suffers US$1.42 billion economic loss in wake of Typhoon Hato | South China Morning Post

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