10 Days Later, Recovery From Hurricane Ian Continues in Cuba

Ten days after the storm left still unquantified devastation across western Cuba and knocked out the power grid nationwide, many Cubans are still without electricity, water, or basic goods. The destruction from Ian has piled onto the hardship of people who had already been suffering through scarcity and shortages in recent years.

  • Oct 7, 2022
  • 10:25 AM

Protests and Crackdown in Cuba After Hurricane Ian (OPINION)

In the wake of Hurricane Ian last week, a series of protests have broken out in the country beginning on Thursday. Fragmented demonstrations were held in traditionally poor and marginalized neighborhoods, where lack of electricity affected the supply of water, gas, and, above all, the conservation of food.

  • Oct 4, 2022
  • 6:06 PM

Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Is Even Worse After Hurricane Ian (OPINION)

Floridians have the highest property-insurance rates in the nation, with the average premium of $4,231 nearly tripling the nationwide average of $1,544. The issue stems largely from a lack of financial regulation and out-of-control litigation, and has been made worse in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

Cuba in the Dark After Hurricane Ian Knocks Out Power Grid

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba remained in the dark early Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out its power grid and devastated some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it hit the island’s western tip as a major storm.

  • Sep 28, 2022
  • 7:47 AM

Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba, Florida Braces for Category 4 Damage

Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday.

  • Sep 27, 2022
  • 8:48 AM

Haitian Migrants Face Deportation and Stigma in Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas

At least 340 Haitian migrant workers have been deported since Hurricane Dorian hit the island.

  • Dec 12, 2019
  • 4:12 PM

Hurricane Dorian Expected to Cause Massive Flooding in Southeast US

More than 2 million people have been told to evacuate the region.

  • Sep 4, 2019
  • 12:02 PM

‘Catastrophic’: Hurricane Dorian Parks Over the Bahamas

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Practically parking over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, trapped people in attics and crippled hospitals. At least five deaths were reported, with the full extent of the damage far from clear.

  • Sep 3, 2019
  • 12:58 PM

I’m a Librarian in Puerto Rico, and This Is My Hurricane Maria Survival Story

Today I have —if not the honor, then the duty— to describe, firsthand, what it is to live through the aftermath of the worst storm of this brutal hurricane season.

  • Oct 31, 2017
  • 8:50 PM

US Offers Hurricane Assistance to Cuba Amid Blackouts

The United States said Tuesday it has offered critical emergency humanitarian assistance to the people of Cuba to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, an unusual but not unprecedented move after years of bilateral tensions.

  • Oct 19, 2022
  • 11:40 AM

Cuba Requests Emergency Assistance From United States After Ian

In a seemingly unprecedented move, the Cuban government has asked the United States for assistance with recovery efforts after Hurricane Ian struck the island on September 27, according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Oct 5, 2022
  • 11:15 AM

Officials Detail Hurricane Fiona Damage to Puerto Rico Grid

Preliminary evaluations show Hurricane Fiona damaged 50 percent of transmission lines and distribution feeders across Puerto Rico as hundreds of thousands remain without power or water service almost two weeks after the storm hit, officials said Thursday.

  • Sep 30, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

People Trapped, 2.5M Without Power as Ian Drenches Florida

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain across the peninsula on Thursday.

  • Sep 29, 2022
  • 8:28 AM

After Fiona, Puerto Rico Health Dept. Repeats Hurricane María Mistakes With Patients Who Depend on Electricity

On the island of Puerto Rico, there are more than 40,000 people using electrical devices that extend their lives, and during emergencies they are more vulnerable.

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • 1:29 PM

Southern Puerto Ricans Hung Out to Dry by Government Response to Hurricane Fiona

Since Hurricane Fiona swept over Puerto Rico on Sunday, residents along the southern coast have seen little state or federal aid in their communities, forcing them to survive mostly on their own.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 1:42 PM

Hurricane Fiona Batters Puerto Rico Still Recovering 5 Years After María

In the five years since Hurricane María tore through their country, the people of Puerto Rico have made efforts to rebuild in hopes that they would be ready for the next disaster. Hurricane Fiona, a Category 1 storm that swept through the island on Sunday, has shattered such hopes.

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • 5:22 PM

Dystopian Puerto Rico: Macondo Is Changing (OPINION)

Puerto Rico is undergoing a fundamental shift in its social and political architecture, and for the first time since I can remember, strong winds are blowing in favor of self-determination and possibly, eventually, independence.

  • May 4, 2022
  • 12:46 PM

Arrest of Longtime Canadian Fugitive Stuns Puerto Rico

Conor Vincent D’Monte, who went by “Johnny Williams” in Puerto Rico, was allegedly a leader of a violent gang sought by Canadian authorities on charges including first-degree murder. He had been on the run for more than a decade.

  • Mar 4, 2022
  • 12:40 PM

U.S. Extends Temporary Migration Status for Honduras After Deadly Hurricanes

President Juan Orlando Hernández said returning Hondurans to the Central American country would have a “double negative effect,” as the United States would lose a labor force and they would not be able to send remittances to Honduras.

  • Dec 8, 2020
  • 10:42 AM

Punishing Hurricanes to Spur More Central American Migration

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighborhood in nearby La Lima was destroyed by flooding.

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • 5:53 PM

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