December 5, 2019

The Editor Speaks: Angry Irma

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Something has definitely upset Lady Irma. She is storming towards us. As I write this Hurricane Irma has sustained winds of a staggering 180 miles an hour! That’s 30 more than we experienced here when Ivan The terrible hit. As I write this Irma is forecast to miss us and go to the north side […]

ANTIGUA – Government considering curfew as Hurricane Irma approaches

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From Caribbean News Service The government is considering implementing a curfew during the passage of Hurricane Irma which is expected to make landfall within several hours. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, speaking on Abundant Life Radio during a visit to Barbuda yesterday, said the regulation, which will require residents to remain indoor between specified hours during […]

Tropical Storm Lidia weakens after 4 dead in Mexico’s Baja

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Associated Press From The Blade CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — A weakening Tropical Storm Lidia marched up Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Saturday after flooding streets and homes in resort cities, stranding tourists and leaving at least four people dead. Lidia’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 40 mph (65 kph), just above the minimum threshold […]

Hurricane Irma: What we know Sunday (3)

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From NOLA Irma is a Category 3 hurricane Hurricane Irma regained Category 3 status Sunday (Sept. 3), blowing maximum sustained winds near 115 mph. Since forming last week, Irma has fluctuated between Category 3 and Category 2. Images from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Irma could become ‘extremely dangerous’ Despite its shifting strengths, Irma is roundly expected by forecasters […]

Post-Harvey problems plague Texas as funerals for dead begin

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By Jeff Amy and Juan A. Lozano Associated Press From The Spokesman Review HOUSTON – One week after Harvey roared into the Gulf Coast, a Texas city struggled with no drinking water, fires kept erupting at a stricken chemical plant and funerals began for some of those who drowned in the floodwaters. In Beaumont, Texas, […]