Puerto Rico

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An aerial view shows the damage to the Guajataca dam in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico September 23, 2017. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

Puerto Rico’s governor met mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday after surveying damage to an earthen dam in the northwestern part of the (...)

Residents evacuate after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on Friday. Photograph: Carlos Giusti/AP

Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island’s northwest(...)

Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Photograph:  Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, turning streets into debris-l(...)

Soldiers patrol in a street in Marigot, on the French Caribbean island of St Martin, as preparations were made for the arrival of Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Helene Valenzuela/AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Maria has claimed its first life, with local officials reporting that someone was killed by a falling tree on the French island of Guadeloup(...)

Hurricane Maria is shown in the Atlantic Ocean east of Martinique. Photograph: Nasa/Reuters

Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with(...)

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(...)

 A winning $768.7 million  Powerball ticket was sold at the Pride Market, on Montgomery Street, in Chicopee, Massachusetts, to Mavis L Wanczyk. Photograph: Pat Greenhouse /Boston Globe/EPA

The largest single-ticket Powerball prize in US history - $758.7 million (€642 million) - has been claimed by a Massachusetts hospital worker who prom(...)

 Bruce Forsyth  pictured in 2004. Photograph: Dave Hogan/Getty

British TV veteran Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his manager has said. A statement read: “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family(...)

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