More than 76K in hurricane-hit Bahamas may need aid: WFP

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 - 10:53 GMT

Dorian was a Category 5 hurricane - the highest on the five-level wind scale - when it hit the northern Bahamas, leaving a trail of destruction and killing at least 20 people.

Egypt offers condolences to China for Lekmia hurricane victims

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 09:13 GMT

Egypt offered condolences to China for the victims of Lekima hurricane that hit the eastern parts of the country recently leaving scores of people killed.

At U.S. Marine base, families plead for housing help after Florence

Sat, 29 Sep 2018 - 11:30 GMT

Two weeks after Hurricane Florence devastated parts of the U.S. Southeast with raging waters and dangerous winds.

NHC says Florence becomes post-tropical cyclone

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Florence is now a post-tropical cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000 as Democrat plot

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 02:50 GMT

US President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Final calls to evacuate as Florence buffets US East Coast

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 10:10 GMT

The outer edge of Hurricane Florence began buffeting the Carolinas with wind and rain as forecasters warned the monster storm would dump copious amounts of rain.

Major US tourist sites prepare for Hurricane Florence

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 08:36 GMT

From Charleston's colonial mansions, to fragile Outer Banks beaches, to exalted centers of American history, the tourism-heavy US East Coast is facing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.

Carolina coast braces for 'Mike Tyson punch' from hurricane

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 12:40 GMT

Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday packing winds of 130 miles per hour (215 kph) as an emergency management official.

Florence to become extremely dangerous hurricane by Thursday

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 01:30 GMT

Florence, a Category 4 hurricane, is growing in size and strength and is expected to strengthen into an extremely dangerous storm through Thursday.

'Things are going to break': Hawaii braces for major hurricane

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 - 10:10 GMT

Torrential rains pummeled Hawaii on Friday as Hurricane Lane swirled toward the island state, triggering landslides.

Study hikes Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll to 4,645

Tue, 29 May 2018 - 10:21 GMT

Hurricane Maria claimed the lives of 4,645 people in Puerto Rico last year and not the 64 long pegged by the island's government as the official death toll.

Egypt Today's world news brief

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 - 09:54 GMT

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Puerto Rico governor orders review of hurricane deaths

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 - 05:51 GMT

Puerto Rico's governor on Monday ordered a review of all deaths in the US territory since Hurricane Maria

Hurricane-hit Caribbean states target future safe from climate harm

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 04:18 GMT

A group of Caribbean nations, many devastated by recent hurricanes, will work with companies, development banks and other organisations to curb damage from climate.

The best way to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is to visit it

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 12:17 GMT

Until Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Jose Figueroa did brisk business renting kayaks to tourists itching to see a lagoon that lights up by night thanks to millions.

U.S. factory activity index eases off 13-1/2-year high

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 - 04:20 GMT

A measure of U.S. factory activity retreated from a 13-1/2-year high in October.

Recent hurricanes take toll on quarterly earnings

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 - 12:23 GMT

After raging over the southern United States and Puerto Rico, remnants of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are now dampening U.S. corporate profits.

U.S. jobless claims hit 44-1/2-year low; mid-Atlantic factories humming

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 05:37 GMT

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44-1/2 years last week.

U.S. housing starts hit one-year low in September

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 02:44 GMT

U.S. homebuilding fell to a one-year low in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the construction of single-family homes in the South.

3 killed as Hurricane Ophelia lashes Ireland

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 06:52 GMT

Three people have been killed as Hurricane Ophelia lashes Ireland, with a national emergency declared in the Republic of Ireland.