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These Stunning GIFs Show St. Martin's Miraculous Recovery From Hurricanes Irma And Maria

These Stunning GIFs Show St. Martin's Miraculous Recovery From Hurricanes Irma And MariaHurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria left a trail of destruction when they swept over the Caribbean last September. Recovery has been slow in places like Puerto Rico, but it’s well on its way in St. Martin, an island that is controlled by France in the north and the Netherlands in the south. Six months after the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria, St. Martin is slowly rebuilding, but the scars of the most powerful hurricane ever known in the West Indies remain clearly visible.



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Dog Gets Cuddles and Kisses at Shelter After Being Abandoned During Hurricane Irma

Dog Gets Cuddles and Kisses at Shelter After Being Abandoned During Hurricane IrmaHe was reportedly found on a porch.



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1st cruise ship since Irma docks in Key West

1st cruise ship since Irma docks in Key WestKEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Royal Caribbean International's Empress of the Seas docked in Key West on Sunday – the first cruise ship to visit since Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys earlier this month.



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Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma

Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After IrmaStaff at a Florida nursing home where nine patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state officials.



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Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After IrmaWhen Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week, according to The Virginian-Pilot.



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For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-townKEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West.



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Sir Richard Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' for British Virgin Islands in wake of hurricanes Maria and Irma

Sir Richard Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' for British Virgin Islands in wake of hurricanes Maria and IrmaSir Richard Branson has called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Irma and fears of further damage by Hurricane Maria. The Virgin Group founder, who is currently in New York to push for greater action on climate change at the UN General Assembly, said that he feared Hurricane Maria would add to the "catastrophic damage" the islands had suffered earlier this month. #BVI needs the world’s attention now – helping local communities with Hurricane #Maria prep, survival & recovery t.co/uB3B1lj1tnpic.twitter.com/dh5NPf5kRs— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 18, 2017 Hurricane Maria was following a similar path to Irma, and strengthened to a category five storm on Monday night. Richard Branson on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com The US National Hurricane Centre declared it had upgraded the hurricane to its highest category after recording 160mph winds and issued warnings for islands including the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat. UK International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, said the Government is under no illusion about the possible impact of Maria and said they are taking steps to prepare communities. Damage on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com Sir Richard's private Necker island, which is part of the British Virgin islands, was devastated earlier in September by Hurricane Irma. Writing on his Virgin blog on Monday, the British billionaire said that his team "are doing everything we can to help people on the ground to prepare, and aid efforts are continuing". Damage on Necker Island, British Virgin Islands Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com "These hurricanes are causing unimaginable destruction; in the BVI infrastructure has collapsed, but we are working hard with some incredible partners, from the Royal Marines to aid agencies, the Puerto Rican authorities to the local BVIslanders, to help get the islands back on their feet," he wrote. "My thoughts are turning to working with others to help create a long-term Marshall Plan for the BVI, and for the Caribbean to be reconstructed and rejuvenated with clean energy and new jobs. However, as they prepare for another hurricane, the BVI’s people need the world's attention now." Sir Richard has launched the BVI Community Support Appeal to raise funds for those affected by the hurricanes. Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean, in pictures  



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Florida's insured losses from Irma total nearly $2 billion to date

Florida's insured losses from Irma total nearly $  2 billion to date(Reuters) – Florida policyholders so far have filed nearly $ 2 billion in claims to insurers for damage from Hurricane Irma, the state’s insurance regulator said on Monday. The estimate of insured losses is based on preliminary statewide data that insurers filed with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation as of 4 p.m. ET on Sunday for nearly 335,347 claims, the regulator said. Irma was ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record before striking the U.S. mainland as a Category 4 hurricane on Sept. 10.



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Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leave

Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leaveFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it's unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again — an attitude echoed by other evacuees that experts say could put them in danger when the next storm hits.



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10-Year-Old Boy Killed in Fire in Mobile Home Without Power After Hurricane Irma

10-Year-Old Boy Killed in Fire in Mobile Home Without Power After Hurricane IrmaA neighbor said the fire was ignited by a candle.



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