Nine Dead as Hurricane Maria Reaches Puerto Rico

A major hurricane has struck the US territory of Puerto Rico, becoming the second to hit the Caribbean this month. Hurricane Maria has flooded streets, damaged buildings and brought down telecommunication towers and power lines, leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the region. Maria blew ashore in the morning in the…

Trump Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Irma Intensifies

United States President Donald Trump has declared emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands as hurricane Irma threatens heads towards land. Mr Trump’s declarations authorise the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to organise relief efforts. It also directs FEMA to deploy to the soon-to-be-hit regions ahead…