Hurricane Joaquin - updates

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US finds wreckage believed to be missing freighter El Faro

Nov 01, 2015 - 10:31 AM

El Faro was en route from Florida to Puerto Rico on October 1 when it was caught in a ferocious storm in the Bahamas

FOUND. In a video frame grab released 05 October 2015, a heavily damaged life boat from the cargo ship El Faro is seen in video released by the US Coast Guard during search operation in the Caribbean Ocean, 04 October 2015. EPA/US COAST GUARD / HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

El Faro cargo ship sank, one confirmed dead – US Coast Guard

Oct 05, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Several survival suits were found and searchers did identify human remains in one says Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor

U.S. Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor (2nd R) and Lt. Commander Gabe Somma walk away after speaking to the media, at U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami, about the sinking of the 790-foot container ship El Faro on October 5, 2015 in Opa Locka, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

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

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