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Michael weakened to a tropical storm Thursday after wreaking havoc along Florida's Gulf Coast, flooding homes and streets, ripping away roofs and snapping trees and power lines as it roared ashore as a raging Category 4 hurricane.
Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with 100-mile-per-hour winds on Tuesday as Florida's governor warned it could bring "total devastation" to parts of the southern US state.
U.S. President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that the death toll from hurricanes that lashed Puerto Rico in 2017 was cooked up by opposition Democrats to hurt him politically.
Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a one billion dollars donor contributions to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to fund life-saving works in Nigeria and other countries.
Swiss reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Thursday that hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Mexican earthquakes pushed it deeply into the red in the first nine months of this year.
Total insured market losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and two earthquakes in Mexico this year came to around $95 billion, reinsurance group Swiss Re announced Friday.
Britain and Ireland braced Sunday for a lashing from Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, after it dumped heavy rains on Portugal’s Azores islands.
President Donald Trump on Sunday defended US efforts to bring relief to storm-battered Puerto Rico, even as one island official said Trump was trying to gloss over "things that are not going well."
The Federal Government has directed evacuation of Nigerians in some countries in the Caribbean Islands especially in Commonwealth of Dominica after the devastating effects of hurricane in the area.
US President Donald Trump has announced plans to travel to Puerto Rico as critics charge him with failing to respond adequately to the humanitarian crisis facing the island's 3.4 million residents.
Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm early on Monday as it marched up the US state of Florida's northwestern coast, with its eye located about 40km northeast of the vulnerable Tampa area.
Hurricane Irma is closing in on the Florida Keys, as thousands of people nervously wait to find out whether their homes will be spared or savaged by the furious storm.
Venus Williams pondered 20 years of success and setbacks since reaching her first US Open final on Tuesday after moving one victory shy of another New York hard courts championship match.
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has returned to Nigeria.