Caribbean hurricane News

Beryl, Season’s First Hurricane, Weakens; Caribbean Islands, Puerto Rico Face Uncertainty

Tropical Storm Beryl moved rapidly westward early Sunday, heading for the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea. Although what had been the Atlantic season’s first hurricane was losing power, residents on islands hit hard by storms …

Hurricane Maria Speeds Up, Threatening Already-Battered Caribbean Islands

For the third time this month, a hurricane is spinning toward the already battered Caribbean and gathering strength along the way. The National Hurricane Center upgraded tropical storm Maria to a hurricane Sunday as winds picked up to 90 miles …

Hurricane Matthews Pounds Haiti, Cuba; 1 Death Reported

The fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade ripped into Haiti’s southwestern peninsula early on Tuesday, packing 145 mile-per-hour (230 kph) winds and storm surges that killed at least one person and damaged homes. The eye of the violent Category …

Powerful Hurricane Matthew Forces Evacuations in Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

Haiti and Jamaica urged residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate, and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as torrential rain from Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to menace the Caribbean nations since 2007, drenched the Jamaican capital. Matthew’s slow-moving center …