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Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Sep 15, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The tropical storm slows down relief efforts after Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Bahamas

HUMBERTO APPROACHES. A woman walks on the beach as a storm approaches in Nassau, Bahamas, on September 12, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Tropical Storm Humberto targets hurricane-hit Bahamas

Sep 14, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The announcement from the National Hurricane Centre comes warning on Friday that a strengthening tropical depression was heading for the same islands hit by Dorian last week

NEW STORM. A woman walks on the beach as a storm approaches in Nassau, Bahamas, on September 12, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

After Dorian, Bahamas drowning in a flood of donations

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The flood of donations make up a global surge of solidarity that can often be excessive and, at times, useless

DONATIONS. Clothes pile up inside the Embassy Consular Annex of the Bahamas in Washington, DC on September 12, 2019. Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP

Bahamas Dorian toll climbs to 50, as thousands evacuated

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:31 PM

The news comes as the UN's International Organization for Migration reports 'particularly startling' devastation in places like Marsh Harbour in the Abacos, particularly in its shantytowns

EVACUATION. An evacuee looks on from a ferry after leaving Marsh Harbour in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian in Nassau, Bahamas on September 9, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

One week after Dorian, Bahamians struggle amid the ruins

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:40 AM

In the Bahamas, people are still scrambling for shelter, with lucky evacuees beginning to reunite with loved ones but the fate of uncounted others still in doubt

SEEK SHELTER. Haiti's Charge d'Affaires Dorval Darlier tells survivors of Hurricane Dorian, who are waiting for family members to arrive, to leave the port and go to a shelter on September 8, 2019, in Nassau, New Providence. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Amid fears of higher Dorian death toll, islanders vie to leave

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Bahamas residents say conditions on the destroyed islands were brutal in the wake of Hurricane Dorian

DORIAN AFTERMATH. People board a cargo ship for evacuation to Nassau at the port in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco on September 7, 2019, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Dorian makes landfall near Halifax, Canada as dangerous cyclone

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:26 AM

'We're talking about a very dangerous storm,' says Bob Robichaud of the Canadian Hurricane Center

IT'S COMING. This satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas at 13:40 UTC on September 1, 2019. Photo by HO/NOAA/RAMMB/AFP

Hurricane Dorian's death toll in Bahamas rises to 43 – media

Sep 07, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Health Minister Duane Sands confirms the new toll, which has increased from 30 to 43

EVACUEES. Evacuees from Marsh Harbor arrive at Nassau's port on September 6, 2019, in Nassau, New Providence. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Bahamas fears severe Dorian death toll, as storm lashes North Carolina

Sep 06, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Of the final number killed, Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis declares: 'Let me say that I believe the number will be staggering'

SURVIVORS. People shelter inside a church after surviving Hurricane Dorian on September 5, 2019, in Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco, Bahamas. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Dorian strengthens to Category 3 storm as it threatens U.S. east coast

Sep 05, 2019 - 5:34 PM

(UPDATED) The National hurricane Center says Dorian packs maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour, making it a Category 3 storm on the 5-level Saffir-Simpson scale

AFTERMATH OF DORIAN. A handout aerial photograph released by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 4, 2019 shows debris and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the island Great Abaco in the northern Bahamas on September 3, 2019 during a reconnaissance mission launched by personnel onboard RFA Mounts Bay. Photo by Paul Halliwell/Mod/AFP

Pope Francis urges prayers for victims of Hurricane Dorian

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:18 AM

'I would like to ask everyone... to pray for the victims of the hurricanes in the Bahamas, poor people who in one day lost their homes, lost everything and lost their lives,' says the Pope

Pope Francis waves at the crowd next to Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi (R) upon his arrival at the Maputo International Airport on September 4, 2019 on in Maputo, Mozambique. Pope Francis will visit Mozambique from the September 4-6.  GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP

Dorian kills 5 in Bahamas, U.S. evacuates southeast coast

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis calls the hurricane, now a category 3 storm, a 'historic tragedy' for the archipelago.

DORIAN. A man crosses the street in the pouring rain in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on September 2, 2019. Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP

13,000 houses damaged in 'catastrophic' Bahamas hurricane – Red Cross

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:56 PM

There is no immediate word on casualties in the low-lying islands

DORIAN. This satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas at 13:40 UTC on September 1, 2019. AFP PHOTO / NOAA/RAMMB/HANDOUT

Bahamas, Florida in path of 'dangerous' Hurricane Dorian

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:33 AM

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Dorian 'has strengthened to an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane' on a 5-level scale

PREPARING FOR DORIAN. A business owner puts plywood over the windows of his office building as he prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian on August 30, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Fyre Festival organizer arrested for wire fraud

Jul 01, 2017 - 4:22 PM

William McFarland promised a life changing music festival but in actuality delivered a disaster says US attorney Joon Kim

Fyre Festival attendee sues for $100 million

May 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Daniel Jung sues the organizers of the Bahamas music festival led by Ja Rule and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland

Brazil: 19 migrants feared drowned off Bahamas

Dec 27, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The migrants families have not heard from them since November 6 according to Brazil s foreign ministry

Hurricane Matthew weakens, makes South Carolina landfall

Oct 09, 2016 - 7:32 AM

In Haiti where Matthew was a monster Category 4 when it slammed into the poorest country in the western hemisphere Tuesday October 4 the official death toll rises to at least 336

Heavy waves caused by Hurricane Matthew pounds the boat docks at the Sunset Bar and Grill, October 7, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Florida. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Hurricane Matthew: What we know

Oct 07, 2016 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Here s what we know about this deadly dangerous storm

DESTRUCTION. An ariel view shows damaged houses are after the passing of Hurricane Matthew, in Sous Roche in Les Cayes, Southwest Haiti, on October 6, 2016. Photo by Nicolas Garcia/AFP

Hurricane Matthew barrels towards Bahamas after striking Haiti, Cuba

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:10 AM

UPDATED The powerful storm leaves at least 9 people dead and forces hundreds of thousands to flee

HURRICANE MATTHEW. People look at a flooding river in a neighborhood of the commune of Cite Soleil, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, on October 4, 2016. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Deadly Hurricane Matthew slams ashore in Haiti

Oct 04, 2016 - 7:38 PM

3rd UPDATE The most menacing storm in nearly a decade Matthew began battering Haiti late Monday with strong winds and rising sea levels

DARK CLOUDS. A fisherman looks at the sea in Caira beach, in the commune of Leogane, to the southwest from Port-au-Prince, on October 3, 2016. Hector Retamal/AFP

Hurricane Matthew claims first victims as it churns up Caribbean

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:43 AM

Matthew is expected to hit southwestern Haiti late Monday packing powerful winds and torrential rain

Panama Papers: Britain's Cameron under pressure over family wealth

Apr 05, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The revelations involving Prime Minister David Cameron s late father are embarrassing for the leader who has a strong anti corruption stance

epa05211026 British Prime Minister David Cameron meets with school children at the Harris Academy school in London, Britain, 14 March 2016. This week marks national apprenticeship week. EPA/ANDY RAIN / POOL

Record-setting rains submerge parts of US Southeast

Oct 05, 2015 - 9:33 AM

The states of North and South Carolina have been particularly hard hit by heavy flooding but the driving rain in recent days has spared almost none of the US East Coast

SUBMERGED. A boy pushes his bicycle as a driver seals his stranded car on a flooded street in downtown Charleston, South Carolina on October 4, 2015. Mladen Antonov/AFP

Joaquin soaks eastern US, leaves devastation in Bahamas

Oct 04, 2015 - 8:14 AM

Forecasters say Joaquin now is closing in on tiny Bermuda population of just 66 000 people where the potential damage could rival what was seen in the Bahamas

A group of tourists take photos as massive waves splash over the historic Battery as Hurricane Joaquin brings heavy rain, flooding and strong winds as it passes offshore in Charleston, SC, USA, 03 October 2015. Photo by Richard Ellis/EPA

Hurricane Joaquin strengthens, now 'extremely dangerous'

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:05 AM

The storm has potential for life threatening damage and a course that could dump drenching rain along the US East Coast

TARGET: BAHAMAS. On Sept. 30 at 15:45 UTC (11:45 a.m. EDT) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite saw Hurricane Joaquin (11L) off the Bahamas. Image courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Hurricane Joaquin surges in strength near Bahamas – US forecasters

Oct 01, 2015 - 12:11 PM

A hurricane warning which puts people on notice to finish preparations and take cover is in effect for parts of the Bahamas

MENACING. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Joaquin near the Bahamas on Sept. 29 at 18:10 UTC (2:10 p.m. EDT). Image courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Joaquin upgraded to hurricane as it nears Bahamas – US

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:22 PM

The storm will continue to strengthen and move toward the Bahamas

HURRICANE STATUS. NASA GOES satellite photo shows Hurricane Joaquin off the Bahamas. The storm gained hurricane status early September 30 and the US East coast is expecting heavy rains and flooding through the week. Handout photo by NASA/AFP

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Sep 30, 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Renowned pastor, 9 others die in Bahamas plane crash

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:34 AM

Myles Munroe 60 year old founder and president of Bahamas Faith Ministries International and his wife Ruth passes away in a fatal flight to the Bahamas last November 9

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Hurricane Gonzalo makes direct hit on Bermuda

Oct 18, 2014 - 2:35 PM

Thousands of terrified residents were plunged into the dark as Hurricane Gonzalo made a direct hit on Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on the Bahamas

Oct 16, 2014 - 8:16 AM

The hurricane center declares the storm a Category 3 on the five point Saffir Simpson scale meaning its high winds would wreak devastating damage if it touches land

On Oct. 15 at 11:15 a.m. EDT NOAA's GOES-East satellite saw Gonzalo had tightly wrapped bands of thunderstorms spiraling into the center of its circulation. Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

A Pinoy teacher in the Bahamas

Aug 23, 2014 - 2:19 PM

There s worry over the planned Bahamianization of the local workforce

30 Haitians dead after ship capsizes in Bahamas – US

Nov 27, 2013 - 2:44 PM

Haitians who brave the dangerous voyage to the Bahamas or the United States come mainly from the poor northwest of the country

U.S. sifts through Sandy's wreckage

Oct 31, 2012 - 4:23 PM

The massive cyclone that drove hurricane force winds and deadly ocean surges in the US East Coast was still generating blizzards in the Appalachians

PLUNGED IN DARKNESS. The darkened skyline of lower Manhattan is seen one day after Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012. Life ground to a virtual halt in parts of southern Manhattan still without power, but many New Yorkers seemed to be taking the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy in stride. AFP PHOTO /Mehdi Taamallah

Sandy leaves death, darkness and destruction

Oct 31, 2012 - 9:18 AM

Superstorm Sandy finally receded but only after carving a trail of destruction from the Caribbean to Canada that left more than 100 dead New York in chaos and millions without power

CITY IN DARKNESS. Traffic passes down a dark street due to power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy October 30, 2012 in New York City. Allison Joyce/Getty Images/AFP