Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello. Photograph: La Forteleza de Puerto Rico/Reuters

Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly coloured houses of San Juan on Thursday after governor Ricardo Rosselló capitulated to 12 days of protests an(...)

Latisha Stanley surveys the wreckage of the mobile home park where she lives in Panama City, Florida, on Friday, after Hurricane Michael devastated the area. Photograph: Emily Kask/New York Times

Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Mi(...)

 Volunteers  help rescue three children from their flooded home in James City, United States. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

After days waiting for Hurricane Florence to reach the east coast of the United States, the strongest hurricane of the year made landfall on Friday, b(...)

North Carolina governor, Roy Cooper: ‘To those in the storm’s path, if you can hear me, please stay sheltered in place’ Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

Thousands of people were without power and hundreds had to be rescued on Friday as Hurricane Florence made landfall on the east coast of the United St(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the status of Hurricane Florence  in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, DC. Photograph: Pete Marovich/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump on Thursday disputed Puerto Rico’s official death toll of 3,000 from last year’s Hurricane Maria, bristling at criticism of(...)

The Cayey Toritos pray before their home opener in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Photograph: Dennis M Rivera Pichardo/The New York Times

At the Estadio Hermanos Marrero, a baseball stadium nestled in this small, mountainous municipality in the centre of Puerto Rico, parts of the roof ov(...)

Major task ahead: A man surveys a destroyed supermarket  in Salinas, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, contemptuous of their claims of a (...)

Irma Maldanado stands with her pets in what is left of her home after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Trump administration has lifted a restriction on foreign vessels transporting cargo to Puerto Rico, amid accusations that the federal government h(...)

A US Coast Guard vessel moves past a cargo ship near the Isla Grande Port in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday as Trump ordered the Jones Act to be waived. Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

The Trump administration has lifted a restriction on foreign vessels transporting cargo to Puerto Rico, amid accusations that the federal government h(...)

Neighbours sit on a couch outside their destroyed homes as sun sets in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Photograph: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

As Puerto Rico struggles with a lack of fuel, water and medical supplies following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, it is pressing the Trump admini(...)

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