Hurricane Irma: how the Florida Keys’ paradise became a ‘humanitarian crisis’

Flattened buildings, rubble, a lack of water, fuel and food: after the storm wreaked havoc on the islands, Ed Pilkington asks survivors why they remained put Even before you reach Marathon, the signs aren’t good. As you drive down US 1, flanked on either side by a paradoxically mirror-glass ocean, strange objects start to appear […]

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Hurricane Jose: storm nearly ‘category five’ as it follows Irma’s destructive path

The system is nearing the eastern Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Anguilla, promising further devastation in the wake of the giant Irma Hurricane Jose has weakened slightly, but remains a “dangerous category four hurricane” as it heads towards the eastern Caribbean islands ravage by Hurricane Irma. Jose was about 160 miles (260km) east-southeast of the […]

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Florida governor says ‘pray for us’ as Hurricane Irma begins its assault

Irmas northern eyewall reaches lower Florida Keys, lashing region with near 130 mph gusts after devastating Caribbean Hurricane Irma has begun its assault on Florida as a category 4 storm, lashing the area with gusts near 130 mph( 215 km/ h) and drenching rain. Millions of people huddled in shelters or in battened-down homes in […]

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Florida sheriff sued after threatening to arrest people with warrants at hurricane shelters

A Florida sheriff’s office that threatened to arrest anyone with outstanding warrants who tried shelter ahead of Hurricane Irma is being sued by a man who was forced to submit to a background check before entering a shelter on Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office tweeted out their warnings in a series of tweets on […]

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