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Florida Timber Farmers Face Tough Choices Year After Michael

BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. — The sunsets are a sight to behold in Joe Leonard’s neck of the woods these days. A year ago, lush stands of towering pines obscured the horizon, he said as he drove his pickup along a dusty …

Tropical Storm Narda Drenches Mexican Pacific Resorts Before Weakening

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Narda caused heavy rains and some flooding in the resort of Zihuatanejo and other spots along Mexico’s Pacific coast Sunday before weakening into a tropical depression as it moved overland and began drenching Puerto Vallarta …

As Shock Wears Off, Mental Health Concerns Grow in Bahamas

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters. Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in …

Cleanup Resumes in Bahamas as Humberto Swirls Away

MCLEAN’S TOWN, Bahamas — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family’s home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was …

Hurricane Survivors Struggle to Start New Life in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas — Thousands of hurricane survivors are filing off boats and planes in the capital of the Bahamas, facing the prospect of starting their lives over but with little idea of how or where to even begin. A week …