Caribbean islands

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Scientists Race to Document Puerto Rico's Coastal Heritage

    A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Scientists hope to use the 3D images they’ve taken so far to also help identify which historic...

  • Mexico Sep 19, 2019

    Bermuda Lashed by Heavy Winds From Cat 3 Hurricane Humberto

    Powerful winds from Hurricane Humberto began hitting Bermuda on Wednesday as the government urged people to stay off the streets during the British territory’s close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm. And another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico’s Pacific. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin called up 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment to prepare for possible storm...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 2, 2019

    Hurricane Dorian Slams Bahamas, Nears East Coast

    Hurricane Dorian is whipping its way through the Caribbean islands with Category 5 winds. Residents in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas are preparing to potentially feel the effects of the powerful storm.

  • Donald Trump Aug 30, 2019

    Dorian Upgrades to Category 2, Could Become Category 4 Hurricane as It Heads for Florida

    Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the second hurricane of the 2019 season swirled toward the U.S., with forecasters warning it will...

  • Florida Jul 29, 2019

    Bebé Muere Al Caer De Un Edificio En Panama City Beach

    Un niño de 3 años, residente de Midway, Ohio, murió el sábado luego de caer desde el balcón de un noveno piso en un condominio ubicado en Panama City Beach, según fue reportado por las autoridades.

  • The Associated Press Apr 28, 2019

    Cries of Panic as Boat With Venezuelan Migrants Sank

    As a small boat packed with Venezuelans capsized in Caribbean coastal waters this week, Yubreilys Merchán found herself with seconds to react. In a desperate bid to survive, the 23-year-old hairdresser stripped off her clothes to lighten her weight before plunging into the water amid cries of panic. Then, she began swimming toward a nearby island, a skill she learned...

  • Florida May 24, 2018

    NOAA Predicting Near Or Above-Normal 2018 Hurricane Season With 1-4 Major Hurricanes, 10-16 Named Storms

    U.S. government forecasters are predicting a near or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season with 10 to 16 named storms and up to four of them being major hurricanes.

  • Governor Nov 3, 2017

    Category 1 Hurricane Irma Spins Over Tampa; 3.3M Without Power

    Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to more than 3.3 million homes and businesses and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. While it arrived in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, by nightfall it was down to a Category 2 with winds of...

  • Antonio Guterres Oct 5, 2017

    UN Chief: Scientists Say Extreme Storms Will Be ‘New Normal'

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean, where he said Wednesday that scientists predict the extreme storms during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season “will be the new normal of a warming world.” The U.N. chief told reporters that Hurricane Irma, which devastated Barbuda, was a Category 5 storm for three consecutive days — “the longest on satellite record”...

  • Governor Sep 30, 2017

    How to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

    Puerto Ricans and residents of other Caribbean islands had just started to recover after Hurricane Irma when another massive storm, Hurricane Maria, surged through the area. Puerto Rico, home to about 3.3 million people, could face months without electricity in the wake of the storm’s landfall at Category 4, officials say. Major flooding has devastated the U.S. territory, including the...

  • Donald Trump Sep 27, 2017

    Maria, Again a Hurricane, Swirls Over North Carolina Beaches

    Maria regained strength and became a hurricane again Wednesday, pushing water over both sides of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and taking its time to slowly turn away from the U.S. Atlantic coast. No injuries have been reported, but the surge of ocean water washed over eroded beaches, flooding properties and state Highway 12, the only road through the narrow barrier...

  • Pennsylvania Sep 27, 2017

    Jimmy Fallon Donates $20,000 to Penn Students Raising Money for Maria Victims

    NBC late night host and comedian Jimmy Fallon lent a huge helping hand to students at the University of Pennsylvania who are raising money for victims of Hurricane Maria.

  • Philadelphia Sep 26, 2017

    Chance Encounter With Reporter Helps Connect Maria Survivor to Daughters in Philly

    As millions continue to cope with widespread power outages in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, three sisters from the Philadelphia area received a much-needed lifeline thanks to a phone call that happened by chance.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 26, 2017

    Help Coming for Puerto Rico

    We’ve found people from the Lehigh Valley to South Jersey and Delaware who are trying to get food and water to their loved ones in Puerto Rico, but are struggling to do so. NBC10’s Deanna Durante joins us live in Plymouth Township where she found people who are finding a way to help those on the island.

  • Philadelphia Sep 26, 2017

    Phone Call Connects Local Sisters to Parents in Puerto Rico After Maria

    As millions of people in Puerto Rico continue to deal with power outages across the entire island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, one phone call created a much-needed lifeline for three sisters from our area. NBC10’s Denise Nakano has the story.

  • food Sep 15, 2017

    Caribbean Families Separate to Rebuild Lives After Storm

    The shrieks of children playing volleyball and the occasional barking of dogs echoed inside Puerto Rico’s largest convention center, transformed into a shelter for hurricane victims from other Caribbean islands as hundreds of families devastated by the Category 5 storm transition toward new lives. For many, that included tearful good-byes as they leave behind children with friends or family on...

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2017

    President Trump to Visit Irma-Battered Florida Thursday

    President Donald Trump will make his way to Naples, Florida, Thursday to visit those battered by one of the strongest storms ever recorded. Hurricane Irma laid waste to beautiful Caribbean islands and caused historic destruction across Florida. The cleanup will take weeks; recovery will take months. The president’s visit is “to make sure the troops that he’s put in place...

  • Associated Press Sep 13, 2017

    French, British Officials View Irma's Damage, Vow Island Aid

    French and British officials promised to beef up emergency and long-term aid to their countries’ stricken Caribbean territories after seeing firsthand the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday Britain must move quickly to help as Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament an extra 25 million pounds ($33 million) would be made available on top...

  • The Associated Press Sep 13, 2017

    What to Do When a Hurricane Blows Away Your Vacation Plans

    What do you do when a hurricane blows away your vacation plans? The Associated Press asked Pauline Frommer of and the Frommer travel guidebook series for advice. Frommer says it all depends on “how you booked that vacation.” If you booked an air-hotel package through Expedia, contact Expedia. If you booked it “a la carte” — booking hotel, cruise...

  • Associated Press Sep 12, 2017

    Cuba's Decrepit Buildings No Match for Hurricane Irma

    The historic but often decrepit buildings of Havana and other colonial Cuban cities couldn’t stand up to Hurricane Irma’s winds and rainfall, collapsing and killing seven people in one of the highest death tolls from the storm’s passage through the Caribbean.

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