Acting Homeland Security Administration Secretary Elaine Duke reassured Puerto Rico residents the federal government understands the severity of the ongoing human catastrophe facing the U.S. territory.
Living conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce fuel and food amid a blackout and little to no telephone service.
The calamity of Hurricane Maria could not have come at a worse time for Puerto Rico. The U.S. island territory buckled under the weight of $70 billion in debt and filed for bankruptcy protection in May.
Hurricane Irma continued to batter the Caribbean islands early Wednesday, unleashing its Category 5 winds, life-threatening storm surges and dangerous flooding.
While it won't be easy for anyone to bounce back from the unprecedented destruction Harvey caused, the challenge for those with little to no savings will be even more grueling.
Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church, one of the largest churches in the U.S., has issued a statement about its plans to offer Texans aid amid severe flooding caused by Harvey.
President Donald Trump will head to storm-hit Texas on Tuesday, the White House announced, after the Republican leader said earlier that he wanted to wait until authorities on the ground were ready.
Houston and other parts of southeast Texas are experiencing “catastrophic, life-threatening flooding,” officials said, as Harvey hovers over the region.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reports more than 700 people have died and more than 24 million people in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have been affected by the worst flooding to hit South Asia in…