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Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record.

Lost Jobs After Major Hurricanes Aren't Uncommon

By Katherine Biek | October 6, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest job report says the U.S. economy lost 33,000 jobs in September.

This Hurricane Season Is As Unusual As The Huge Storms Themselves

By Tyler Adkisson | September 19, 2017

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are tumultuous, but projections for the rest of this hurricane season suggest it could get worse.

The Florida Keys Are Reeling From Hurricane Irma Devastation

By Newsy Staff | September 15, 2017

Many homes along the 120-mile chain of islands are destroyed or are still inaccessible.

At Least 8 Dead After Nursing Home Loses AC Following Irma

At Least 8 Dead After Nursing Home Loses AC Following Irma

By Matt Picht | September 13, 2017

Florida officials are investigating the deaths of eight people after a nursing home's air conditioning shut off after Hurricane Irma.

France Vows To Help Caribbean Islands After Hurricane Irma

By Lindsey Pulse | September 13, 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron visited Caribbean islands devastated in the hurricane.

Irma Leaves Behind Major Crop Damage For Florida Farmers

By Gabrielle Ware | September 12, 2017

The state produces almost half of all citrus crops in the U.S.

Hurricane Irma's Destructive Journey By The Numbers

By Briana Koeneman | September 12, 2017

Irma spent more than 10 days as a hurricane. And the powerful storm wreaked havoc on the Caribbean and Florida during that time.

Florida Sheriff Sued For Checking Warrants At Hurricane Shelters

By Briana Koeneman | September 12, 2017

Sheriff Grady Judd in Polk County, Florida, was sued after his office threatened to jail anyone with a warrant who sought shelter from the hurricane.

For Florida's Endangered Wildlife, Hurricanes Come With The Territory

By Evan Thomas | September 11, 2017

Some animals live on tiny islands in Irma's path, and they can't evacuate.

Tesla Offers Free Battery Upgrades For Owners Caught In Irma's Path

By Matt Picht | September 11, 2017

Tesla is unlocking battery restrictions on some of its vehicles, giving Tesla owners fleeing Irma more range.

A Shaken Caribbean Turns To Recovery After Irma's Destruction

By Katherine Biek | September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma caused an estimated $10 billion worth of damage in the Caribbean.

What Role Does The National Guard Play In Natural Disasters?

By Katherine Biek | September 11, 2017

Florida Gov. Rick Scott activated the entire state's National Guard in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma Weakens To A Tropical Storm, But It's Still Dangerous

By Briana Koeneman | September 11, 2017

The once-powerful Category 5 hurricane dropped to tropical storm strength early Monday after pummeling the state with wind, rain and storm surges.

This Is How Hurricane Irma Stacks Up Against Other Florida Storms

By Gabrielle Ware | September 10, 2017

Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful in history, but it's not the first time Florida has gotten slammed.

Potentially Dangerous Joke Invites People To Shoot At Hurricane Irma

By Ryan Biek | September 10, 2017

Police are warning residents not to actually participate in a Facebook event called "Shoot at Hurricane Irma."

Florida Already Had A Lot Of Mosquitoes, And Irma Could Make It Worse

By Ethan Weston | September 10, 2017

Floodwater left by hurricanes could boost the local population of mosquitoes, some of which carry dangerous diseases.

What Exactly Is Storm Surge, And Why Does It Have Floridians Worried?

By Ryan Biek | September 10, 2017

Florida's governor warned residents they won't survive Hurricane Irma's storm surge, which is predicted to raise water levels dramatically.

Hurricane Irma Batters Florida With Wind, Rain And Storm Surges

By Stephanie Liebergen | September 10, 2017

Ahead of the storm's arrival, about 6.5 million Florida residents were told to evacuate.

The Government Waived An Old Law To Avoid A Hurricane Gas Shortage

By Stephanie Liebergen | September 9, 2017

Because of Hurricane Irma, the government is temporarily suspending a law prohibiting foreign ships from transporting goods between two U.S. ports.

Do We Need A Hurricane Category 6?

By Evan Thomas | September 8, 2017

If we go by wind speed, there's good reason to create a new category for the strongest hurricanes. But expanding the scale also isn't very useful.

Major Airlines Are Helping Get People Safely Out Of Irma's Way

By Briana Koeneman | September 8, 2017

American, Delta, United and JetBlue airlines are helping get passengers to safety as Hurricane Irma heads toward the U.S. mainland.

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Double Hurricane Recovery Funding

By Gabrielle Ware | September 7, 2017

It would also fund the government through Dec. 8.

Florida Sheriff's Office Will Check For Warrants At Hurricane Shelters

By Briana Koeneman | September 7, 2017

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a series of tweets Wednesday that law enforcement officers will check IDs at emergency shelters.

These Planes Fly Into Hurricanes To Study Them

By Sarah Schlieder | September 7, 2017

"Hurricane hunters" fly into the most powerful storms to gather life-saving information.

Deaths, Destruction Reported As Hurricane Irma Pummels The Caribbean

By Briana Koeneman | September 7, 2017

Authorities say at least 10 people are dead after the storm hammered multiple islands, including Barbuda, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands.

Hurricane Irma Forecasts Are Disrupting Florida's Football Weekend

By Grant Suneson | September 6, 2017

The Miami Dolphins' Week 1 game was postponed to avoid Hurricane Irma, and some college teams canceled their games altogether.

Hurricane Irma Pummels The Caribbean; Florida Could Be Next

By Briana Koeneman | September 6, 2017

The hurricane's eye passed over the small island of Barbuda early Wednesday on its way toward Puerto Rico.

Another Powerful Hurricane Is Taking Aim At The US

By Briana Koeneman | September 5, 2017

Forecasters said Tuesday that Hurricane Irma had intensified to a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of around 175 miles per hour.

Irma Incoming: Another Major Hurricane Is Brewing In The Atlantic

By Grant Suneson | August 31, 2017

Hurricane Irma is a Category 3 storm, but meteorologists aren't sure if it will actually hit the U.S.

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