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Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise, Sends Ship On Mission To Help Puerto Rico

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise, Sends Ship On Mission To Help Puerto RicoRoyal Caribbean, which operates cruise ships and tours around the world, canceled a voyage so that its ship can help with recovery efforts on the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria.



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Scenes From Hurricane Maria's Destruction Across the Caribbean

Scenes From Hurricane Maria's Destruction Across the CaribbeanHurricane Maria has killed at least nine and has left Puerto Rico entirely without power



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Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Caribbean

Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward CaribbeanHurricane Jose is whipping 90-mile-per hour winds, creating dangerous currents as it barrels up the East Coast while Hurricane Maria, just behind it, strengthens as it heads straight for the Virgin Islands, St. Martin and Barbuda.



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Irma creates bittersweet travel bonus for luckier Caribbean islands

Irma creates bittersweet travel bonus for luckier Caribbean islandsOn Friday, a cruise ship carrying around 3,000 passengers will dock at St. John’s harbor in the Caribbean island of Antigua. The Carnival Plc ship was meant to dock in Saint Martin, 100 miles (160 km) to the northwest. Antiguan officials now expect the Carnival Fascination to visit every Friday, and have gotten about 25 calls from major cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Norwegian Cruise Lines looking to make stops through the end of the year.



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Puerto Rico opens arms to refugees from Irma's Caribbean chaos

Puerto Rico opens arms to refugees from Irma's Caribbean chaosBy Alvin Baez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Saddled with economic problems and its own damage from Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico is taking thousands of refugees from the U.S. Virgin Islands whose homes were destroyed by the storm, with a cruise ship carrying up to 2,000 more due to set sail for the U.S. territory on Wednesday. Visibly shaken residents from St. Martin and the Virgin Islands arrived on Tuesday on U.S. military aircraft, bringing tales of terrifying winds and a breakdown of law and order. “The people of Puerto Rico – what big hearts you guys got because our (local) government did nothing – nothing,” said William Vonfabrice, 61, from St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.



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Aerial Before And After Photos Reveal Sobering Extent Of Irma's Devastation In The Caribbean

Aerial Before And After Photos Reveal Sobering Extent Of Irma's Devastation In The CaribbeanBy the time Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida’s southwest coast on Sunday, triggering one of the largest evacuation orders in American history, several Caribbean islands had already borne the brunt of the hurricane’s devastation when it was a far deadlier and more powerful Category 5 storm.



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Widespread Damage Paralyzes the Caribbean

Widespread Damage Paralyzes the CaribbeanThousands of American service members arrived to help with clean up efforts across the Caribbean, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today, areas where relief supplies have been slow to arrive.



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Six dead in British Caribbean after Hurricane Irma

Six dead in British Caribbean after Hurricane IrmaSix people died in the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla as a result of Hurricane Irma, officials said Saturday as the Caribbean territories braced for another mega storm. “There have been five confirmed fatalities” in the British Virgin Islands, said a statement from the government of the self-governing British territory of 28,000 inhabitants, without giving further details. Authorities on the island have been racing to clean up the devastation before the expected arrival later on Saturday of a second mega storm, Hurricane Jose.



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After raking Caribbean, dangerous Irma targets Florida

After raking Caribbean, dangerous Irma targets FloridaST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — After battering Cuba early Saturday and leaving more than 20 dead across the Caribbean, a dangerous Irma is taking aim at south Florida with winds nearing 160 mph (257 kph) as another hurricane follows close behind.



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Irma: Widespread Devastation in Bermuda, Other Caribbean Islands

Irma: Widespread Devastation in Bermuda, Other Caribbean IslandsIn Bermuda and St. Maarten, the storm destroyed everything in it’s path. In Puerto Rico, the island was spared a direct hit but raging winds tore down power lines and trees.



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