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A couple leave their flooded home in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday  after Hurricane Irma swept through the area. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Recovery efforts got under way in Florida on Monday as the sunshine state began to count the cost of Hurricane Irma, which battered the southeast corn(...)

Trees bend in the tropical storm wind along in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Hurricane Irma is showing signs of weakening and could be downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday. The National Hurricane Centre said the storm “sho(...)

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

A man fixes a car next to the shore in Cap Haitien, Haiti on Thursday. Photograph:  Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

Hurricane Irma has ripped through the Caribbean, killing at least 11 people and causing widespread damage. Winds of up to 300km/h have lashed islands (...)

Sea water rises to a water deck as hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico in Fajardo on September 5th. Photograph:  Ricardo Ardunego/AFP/Getty Images

The United States was bracing itself for the second big hurricane to hit its Gulf of Mexico coast in two weeks, as swathes of the Caribbean were devas(...)

Claire McCluskey and Nick Russell with  David van der Möllers and their supplies before leaving port in Antigua.

Claire McCluskey and her partner Nick are sailing back from the Caribbean to Ireland. This is part 2 of her Diary from the Sea. When we left home on (...)