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Hundreds of Thousands at Honduras’ Shelters After Hurricanes

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded that thousands of victims have taken refuge under highway overpasses or bridges. The International Red …

Hurricane Iota’s Destruction Coming into Focus in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Piles of wind-tossed lumber used to be homes. Concrete walls have been pounded into painted chunks. Colorful pieces of clothing hang from tree branches. The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota became clear Wednesday as phone and internet …

Eta Lashes Nicaragua With Rains, Deadly Mudslides

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Tropical Storm Eta spun through northern Nicaragua Wednesday after lashing the country’s Caribbean coast for much of the past day, its floodwaters isolating already remote communities and setting off deadly landslides that killed at least three people. …

Delta Becomes Category 4 Hurricane, Threatens to Wreck Cancun

Hurricane Delta has strengthened to a building-wrecking Category 4 hurricane as it barrels toward Cancun, where it could cause $10 billion in losses before plowing across the Gulf of Mexico and coming ashore again between Louisiana and Florida. Delta is …

Laura Strengthens to Category 4, Threatens Refineries

Five major oil refineries that produce 10 percent of the U.S. supply lie within a zone where catastrophic damage is expected from Hurricane Laura, according to a blog posted by Enki Research on Wednesday afternoon. The hurricane was forecast to …

Trial to Determine if Government Liable for Harvey Flooding

HOUSTON — Residents seeking compensation after their Houston-area homes and businesses were flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey say authorities knew for decades that such an inundation was inevitable but did nothing to prevent it, an attorney …

Katia Ramps Up Power, Expected to Miss U.S. East Coast

Hurricane Katia powered up to a major Category 4 storm Monday, but was expected to veer away from the U.S. East Coast later this week, avoiding a direct hit on a seaboard already battered by Hurricane Irene. The U.S. National …