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Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN | Thursday, Sep 21 2017 IST

Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding

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Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN | Thursday, Sep 21 2017 IST

Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island int

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Maria regains major hurricane status -NHC

Undated | Thursday, Sep 21 2017 IST

Maria regained major hurricane strength near the eastern Dominican Republic early on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale

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Trump says Puerto Rico obliterated by Hurricane Maria

NEW YORK | Thursday, Sep 21 2017 IST

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Hurricane Maria "totally obliterated" the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico with its electrical grid destroyed. Trump told reporters during a meeting wi

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Hurricane Maria knocks out power across Puerto Rico

San Juan |Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 AM IST

Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to make a direct hit on Puerto Rico in almost a century, has ravaged the island and knocked out electricity supply across the island, the media reported.

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Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico (Lead)

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST

Hurricane Maria made landfall on Wednesday in southeast Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and lashing two-thirds of the island with maximum sustained winds of 250 kmph, the US National Hurr

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Caribbean oil terminals make preparations ahead of Hurricane Maria

By Marianna Parraga HOUSTON | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST

Several Caribbean oil storage terminals that temporarily closed ahead of Hurricane Irma earlier this month have started making preparations in case they have to shut again due to Hurricane Maria, whic

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Hurricane Maria lashes Virgin Islands, eyes Puerto Rico

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST

Hurricane Maria, the powerful category-5 storm, has slammed into the US Virgin Islands lashing the archipelago with rain as Puerto Rico braced for the hurricane's expected landfall on Wednesday.

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Hurricane Maria now Category 4, Puerto Rico landfall within hours -NHC

Undated | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST

Hurricane Maria has weakened to a Category 4 hurricane but remains "extremely dangerous" and is expected to retain this intensity until it makes landfall in Puerto Rico in a couple of hours, the US Na

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Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico - NHC

Undated | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST

Hurricane Maria has made landfall near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. The hurricane is about 35 miles (55 km) southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico with

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Hurricane Jose to begin weakening on Wednesday - NHC

Undated | Tuesday, Sep 19 2017 IST

Hurricane Jose will begin gradually weakening on Wednesday but is likely to produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the east coast of the United States for several more days, the U.S. National H

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Category 5 hurricane Maria hits Dominica island

Washington |Tuesday, 2017 9:45:05 AM IST

The "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane Maria, the strongest storm on record to make landfall in Dominica, is battering the Caribbean island, and is on course directly hit Puerto Rico, the

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