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Hurricane Watch by Olive Senior review – a champion of inclusion

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There can be no excuse for not knowing Olive Senior – who has recently taken over as poet laureate of Jamaica, where she was born (although she has lived in Canada for much of her adult life). Yet I have to admit that...

Southern Italy braced for rare Mediterranean hurricane

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Southern Italy was braced on Wednesday for the arrival of what forecasters have described as a Medicane – a rare Mediterranean hurricane bringing winds of more than 100kmh and producing 5-metre waves. Fierce storms ha...

Hurricane Nicholas hits Texas coast with 20in of rain forecast

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Hurricane Nicholas hit the Texas coast early on Tuesday, forecast to dump up to 20in of rain along the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, drenching storm-battered Louisiana and potentially causing life-thr...

Divers rush to locate source of reported oil spill in Gulf after Hurricane Ida

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Clean up crews are rushing to try to locate the source of a suspected oil spill spotted in the Bay Marchard area of the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in the region last week, the US Coast...

Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida

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Behind a playground littered with downed tree branches, Shell’s refinery in Norco, Louisiana spewed black smoke from its stacks. The smell of rotten eggs, the signature scent of sulphur emissions, lingered in the air....

Before and after Hurricane Ida – in pictures

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Hurricane Ida live updates: all power lost in New Orleans as massive storm hits Louisiana

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Homeland Security says only electricity in city is from generators after Ida made landfall exactly 16 years after the devastating Hurricane Katrina

Gulf coast braces for potential hurricane as Ida barrels towards US

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Communities along the US Gulf coast are braced for a potentially significant hurricane over the weekend as Tropical Storm Ida barrels towards the US and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned of increased risk of ...

Flooding in New York as Hurricane Henri approaches north-east coast

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Hurricane Henri was due to crash into the north-eastern US coast on Sunday, as heavy rain caused flooding in some areas of New York and nearby cities. Millions on New York’s Long Island and in southern New England wer...

Ana becomes first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season

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Ana became the first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season at the end of last week. It obtained tropical storm status with maximum sustained winds reaching 45mph. This is the seventh year in succession where the firs...

TV tonight: Guy Martin takes to the skies in a Hawker Hurricane

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Channel 4’s favourite daredevil concludes his two-part series seeking the answer to that most common of questions: could he have been a second world war fighter pilot? Martin’s training kicks up a gear as he takes to...

After insurrection week a hurricane swirls around Carabao Cup final

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OK, so where are we now? What version of the current deranged timeline is this? From serfs of the billionaire overclass on Monday, to Stone Island Bolsheviks capering down the Fulham Road on Tuesday, English football’...

Trump delayed $20bn in aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, report finds

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The Trump administration delayed more than $20bn in hurricane relief aid for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General. The efforts to deliver recovery funding to ...

‘It was like shouting into a hurricane’: how the Super League crashed

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As the last clubs crawled from the smouldering wreck of the European Super League, the £4.5bn competition that promised to turn football on its head only to crash and burn inside 50 hours, the blame game was already b...

She survived Hurricane Sandy. Then climate gentrification hit

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Sitting beside her two grandchildren, Kimberly White Smalls recounted what it was like to flee from her family home as Hurricane Sandy hit the edge of New York City. “It was a complete disaster,” said Smalls, who live...