Hurricane Maria

October 1, 2017
October 1, 2017
USA

Trump blames Puerto Ricans for slow hurricane response

US President Donald Trump places blame squarely on Puerto Ricans for the slow recovery from Hurricane Maria after critics and the mayor of San Juan complained his administration’s response to the US territory’s plight was insufficient.

September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017

Hurricane Maria fails dam, 70,000 told to evacuate

Some 70,000 people are ordered to evacuate their homes after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico fails in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria.

September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria wreaks 'devastation' in Dominica

Hurricane Maria smashes into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.

September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017

Cat-5 Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

Hurricane Maria strengthened into a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain.

September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

Hurricane Maria heads toward battered Carib islands

A strengthening Hurricane Maria swirls toward the eastern Caribbean, with forecasters warning it probably would be a major storm by the time it passed through the already battered Leeward Islands later in the day.