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Here’s how Hurricane Irma hit Trump’s Caribbean estate

1 year, 25 days ago
Hurricane Irma crashed into Donald Trump’s Caribbean estate and damaged the property on an extensive scale.  The storm crashed against the island of St Martin where Mr Trump owns a waterfront estate. The winds reportedly wrecked…

Climate change and hurricanes: do we need a smoking gun?

1 year, 1 month ago
WASHINGTON: Many climate scientists are convinced that mega-storms Harvey and Irma Hurricane -- which left scores dead and caused massive economic losses -- were boosted by global warming, but hesitate to say so in as many words. Call it…

Economic cost of Harvey, Irma could be $290 bn: forecaster

1 year, 1 month ago
WASHINGTON: The combined economic cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could reach $290 billion, equivalent to 1.5 percent of the US gross domestic product, US forecaster AccuWeather said in a report Sunday. "We believe the damage estimate…

So how do mega-storms get named, anyhow?

1 year, 1 month ago
PARIS: First there was Harvey, which put much of Houston under water. Now Hurricane Irma is rampaging across the Caribbean and closing in on Miami. Meanwhile, Jose -- still a tropical storm -- is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, while…

1.2 million people ‘battered’ by Irma: Red Cross

1 year, 1 month ago
GENEVA: An estimated 1.2 million people have already been "battered" by Hurricane Irma, a number that could surge to 26 million, the Red Cross said on Thursday. "Our worst fears have played out in Barbuda and elsewhere,” Walter Cotte,…

Hurricane Irma kills eight on Caribbean island of Saint Martin

1 year, 1 month ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and left Barbuda devastated on Thursday as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida. Television footage of…