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MIAMI — The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season might not be over yet. An area of showers and thunderstorms now spinning in the western Caribbean has a 50 percent chance of developing into Tropical Storm Philippe by the weekend, the National Hurricane Center said. The disturbance is likely to drift across the northwestern

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HELPING HAND: Gov. Kenneth Mapp shakes hands with Jason Botel, the U.S. Department of Education’s Acting and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, at Government House. CHRISTIANSTED — About a third of the power on the island of St. Thomas has been restored, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday.

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MIAMI — A broad area of low pressure in the western Caribbean could develop into a tropical depression or storm this week, but will first soak parts of Central America with locally heavy rain. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has highlighted a portion of the western Caribbean for a medium

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HIGH WIRE ACT: An airman with the 85th Engineering and Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., works atop a radio tower at Cerra de Punta Mountain near Ponce, Puerto Rico, Oct. 20, 2017. The 85th EIS are working to reestablish and improve radio communications for local emergency personnel and

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DISH WITH A VIEW: The director of the Arecibo Observatory, Francisco Cordova poses for a photo at the Observation Deck of the visitor’s Center of the Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on Oct. 16. ARECIBO, Puerto Rico — While the vast majority of Puerto Ricans are living in a technologically deprived state

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FREDERIKSTED — Some 63 kidney patients were evacuated from St. Croix as part of a humanitarian mission of the U.S. military. Air Force Major Gavril Goodman was on one of the first humanitarian evacuation flights that landed in St. Croix five days after the Category 5 hurricane destroyed the island’s

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SAN JUAN — Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s hope to have power restored to 95 percent of the island before Christmas is unrealistic given the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, according to the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite said having half the island back online

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MIAMI — A weather disturbance in the western Caribbean that has the potential to develop is another sign that hurricane season has not yet ended. The disturbance is expected to become a broad area of low pressure that may develop into a tropical cyclone during the next five days, the National

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash. The measure also would replenish rapidly dwindling emergency disaster accounts and provide $16 billion to permit the financially troubled federal flood

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Indie pop duo Wild Belle comprised of siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman, has released an impromptu single titled “Hurricane” Friday (Oct. 20). Although the song compares a lover to a natural disaster, with the recent destruction from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, the pair decided to make their song count: All proceeds

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