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INTERNET (SEPTEMBER 30, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE VIA PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday (September 30) hurled criticism via Twitter towards the mayor of Hurricane-hit San Juan one day after she called the disaster on the U.S. island territory ‘a people-are-dying’ story.
“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” Trump said in one of several morning tweets about Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 11, 2017) (NBC) — Hurricane Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday (September 11) as it carved through the state with high winds, storm surges and torrential rains that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets. Continue reading
A storm surge is an enormous mound of water that accumulates and is pushed ashore by hurricane winds. Continue reading
KEY WEST, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 9, 2017) (LOGAN BULLINS VIA INSTAGRAM) – Social media video posted on Instagram showed the early storm surge in Florida’s Key West as Hurricane Irma headed towards Florida on Saturday (September 9). Continue reading
MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 09, 2017) (REUTERS) – Hurricane Irma turned its fury toward the Florida Keys on Saturday (September 9)as it completed a destructive march along Cuba’s northern coast and set off an 11th hour scramble for safety by Americans who may have ignored earlier warnings to evacuate. Continue reading
BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – The sky darkened, lightening flashed and a jolt of turbulence shook the cabin of the hulking Air Force turbo-prop aircraft as it plied its way toward the eye of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded. Continue reading
NASSAU, BAHAMAS (SEPTEMBER 07) (REUTERS) – Residents in the Bahamas were bracing for Irma which raged offshore vulnerable Haiti on Thursday (September 7) after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at the Turks and Caicos islands and Florida. Continue reading
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 07, 2017) (NBC) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida was boarded up on Thursday (September 7) bracing for Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in half a century which resulted in hurricane and storm surge warnings for south Florida and the Florida Keys. Continue reading
ST. JOHN ANTIGUA (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma, which it upgraded to a “potentially catastrophic” Category 5 storm, was about 130 miles (210 km) east of Antigua on Tuesday (September 5) afternoon. Continue reading