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Hispaniola

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  • Isaac Threatens Louisiana

    Isaac Threatens Louisiana
    After pounding Hispaniola, Cuba, and the Florida Keys, Tropical Storm Isaac may be taking aim on Louisiana later this week. Computer forecast models are now showing a track of this system further to the west, and perhaps making landfall in Louisiana,...
  • Tropical Storm Emily forms near islands; predicted to intensify into a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Emily forms near islands; predicted to intensify into a hurricane
    Tropical Storm Emily emerged in the Caribbean near the Lesser Antilles on Monday evening, and its initially predicted to draw close to South Florida on Saturday as a minimal hurricane. It has had little change in strength since forming. At 5 a.m. the...
  • Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again

    Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again
    After coming to a standstill on Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Emily has resumed its march westward through the Caribbean. It also has strengthened slightly. At 2 p.m., the system was about 215 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, moving west at 12...
  • Newport News medics transform boy's life with surgeries

    Newport News medics transform boy's life with surgeries
    The devastating Haitian earthquake in January 2010 that destroyed countless lives came as a blessing in disguise for one little boy. Alexander Hernandez, now 2 years old, was born with crippling deformities in three limbs. His left hand was webbed, his...
  • Haitians resist evacuation, hunker down in refugee camps to ride out Hurricane Tomas

    Haitians resist evacuation, hunker down in refugee camps to ride out Hurricane Tomas
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Mud up to their ankles and a steady rain falling on their tents, residents of Haiti's earthquake camps ignored warnings to leave their makeshift homes as Hurricane Tomas bore down on their deforested and flood-prone...
  • Xavier U. marks Haiti earthquake anniversary

    Xavier U. marks Haiti earthquake anniversary
    A midday Mass with a priest from Haiti and the screening of a documentary are among the activities scheduled as Xavier University of Louisiana marks the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.       After Wednesday's Mass with Fr. Jean Moran, there...
  • Officials Confirm 3 Cases of Cholera in NYC

    New York City officials have confirmed that three New Yorkers contracted cholera while in the Dominican Republic for a wedding. The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, where thousands have died from the disease. A medical...
  • Tropical wave could bring heavy rain to Puerto Rico, Hispaniola

    Tropical wave could bring heavy rain to Puerto Rico, Hispaniola
    A tropical wave near the Leeward Islands could bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the islands and Puerto Rico and Hispaniola on Saturday night into Sunday. However, it has a low chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. TROPICAL...
  • Tropical wave in central Caribbean producing only a few showers, thunderstorms

    Tropical wave in central Caribbean producing only a few showers, thunderstorms
    2 p.m. update: The tropical wave over the central Caribbean is producing only a few disorganized showers and thunderstorms. It is moving westward at about 20 mph. It has only a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours....
  • Atlantic disturbance's chance of developing lowered to 80 percent

    Atlantic disturbance's chance of developing lowered to 80 percent
    A "vigorous" tropical disturbance in the Atlantic continues to organize, and there is a high chance that it will grow into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Emily on Monday, the National Hurricane Center said. However, a hurricane hunter aircraft...
  • Tropical Storm Emily no longer forecast to be a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Emily no longer forecast to be a hurricane
    Tropical Storm Emily is no longer projected to be a hurricane when it approaches South Florida, either late on Friday or early on Saturday. Rather, it would remain a strong storm with sustained winds of 60 mph. Further, under the latest forecast, its...
  • Tropical Storm Emily's track shifts slightly west toward Florida

    Tropical Storm Emily's track shifts slightly west toward Florida
    Tropical Storm Emily's heavy rains and gusty winds are expected to start spreading over the Dominican Republic and Haiti by Wednesday evening and the southern Bahamas on Thursday. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Emily was about 60 miles southeast of Isla Beata,...