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Hurricane Irma

Lost Jobs After Major Hurricanes Aren't Uncommon0:55
October 6, 2017
By Katherine Biek

Lost Jobs After Major Hurricanes Aren't Uncommon

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 Themselves1:21
September 19, 2017
By Tyler Adkisson

This Hurricane Season Is As Unusual As The Huge Storms Themselves

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 Devastation0:54
September 15, 2017
By Newsy Staff

The Florida Keys Are Reeling From Hurricane Irma Devastation

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
September 13, 2017
By Matt Picht

At Least 8 Dead After Nursing Home Loses AC Following Irma

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 Irma0:43
September 13, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

France Vows To Help Caribbean Islands After Hurricane Irma

French president Emmanuel Macron visited Caribbean islands devastated in the hurricane.
Irma Leaves Behind Major Crop Damage For Florida Farmers1:19
September 12, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

Irma Leaves Behind Major Crop Damage For Florida Farmers

The state produces almost half of all citrus crops in the U.S.
Hurricane Irma's Destructive Journey By The Numbers0:54
September 12, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Hurricane Irma's Destructive Journey By The Numbers

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 Shelters0:59
September 12, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Florida Sheriff Sued For Checking Warrants At Hurricane Shelters

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 Territory1:02
September 11, 2017
By Evan Thomas

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

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 Path1:04
September 11, 2017
By Matt Picht

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

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 Destruction1:08
September 11, 2017
By Katherine Biek

A Shaken Caribbean Turns To Recovery After Irma's Destruction

Hurricane Irma caused an estimated $10 billion worth of damage in the Caribbean.
What Role Does The National Guard Play In Natural Disasters?0:58
September 11, 2017
By Katherine Biek

What Role Does The National Guard Play In Natural Disasters?

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 Dangerous1:08
September 11, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

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

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 Storms1:52
September 10, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

This Is How Hurricane Irma Stacks Up Against Other Florida Storms

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 Irma0:43
September 10, 2017
By Ryan Biek

Potentially Dangerous Joke Invites People To Shoot At Hurricane Irma

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 Worse1:23
September 10, 2017
By Ethan Weston

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

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?1:13
September 10, 2017
By Ryan Biek

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

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 Surges1:42
September 10, 2017
By Stephanie Liebergen

Hurricane Irma Batters Florida With Wind, Rain And Storm Surges

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 Shortage0:57
September 9, 2017
By Stephanie Liebergen

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

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?1:32
September 8, 2017
By Evan Thomas

Do We Need A Hurricane Category 6?

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 Way1:00
September 8, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

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

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 Funding1:12
September 7, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Double Hurricane Recovery Funding

It would also fund the government through Dec. 8.
Florida Sheriff's Office Will Check For Warrants At Hurricane Shelters1:13
September 7, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

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

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 Them1:40
September 7, 2017
By Sarah Schlieder

These Planes Fly Into Hurricanes To Study Them

"Hurricane hunters" fly into the most powerful storms to gather life-saving information.
Deaths, Destruction Reported As Hurricane Irma Pummels The Caribbean1:01
September 7, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Deaths, Destruction Reported As Hurricane Irma Pummels The Caribbean

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 Weekend1:20
September 6, 2017
By Grant Suneson

Hurricane Irma Forecasts Are Disrupting Florida's Football Weekend

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 Next1:05
September 6, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Hurricane Irma Pummels The Caribbean; Florida Could Be Next

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 US1:06
September 5, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Another Powerful Hurricane Is Taking Aim At The US

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 Atlantic0:58
August 31, 2017
By Grant Suneson

Irma Incoming: Another Major Hurricane Is Brewing In The Atlantic

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