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# hurricane - Friday 26 October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US

Forecasters have warned that the massive hurricane could now merge with North American weather systems and morph into a powerful hybrid that US media have dubbed a “Frankenstorm.”

# hurricane - Friday 31 August, 2012

Column: Hurricane Isaac should make us think seriously about climate change

Catastrophic events like Hurricane Isaac highlight the reality of climate change – those that believe it is fictional are in denial, writes Gavin Harte.

# hurricane - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Tuesday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# hurricane - Monday 27 August, 2012

Tropical storm Isaac heads towards Gulf Coast

It is seven years – almost to the day – since Hurrican Katrina devastated the same area in 2005.

# hurricane - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Tropical storm Isaac makes landfall in Haiti

The Caribbean nation is still reeling from an earthquake over two years ago.

# hurricane - Thursday 16 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: The view from a tent in Kerry during yesterday's storm Damp This post contains videos

VIDEO: The view from a tent in Kerry during yesterday's storm

Warning: explicit language.

# hurricane - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

5 ex-police officers sentenced for killing civilians after Hurricane Katrina

The former New Orleans police officers were given prison terms ranging from 6 to 65 years for shooting dead unarmed residents on a bridge after Katrina.

# hurricane - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

# hurricane - Monday 12 September, 2011

Thousands left without power as Hurricane Katia hits Ireland Hurricane Katia This post contains images

Thousands left without power as Hurricane Katia hits Ireland

Winds of up to 110kph have been battering the west coast, with forecasters warning of damage to trees and buildings.

# hurricane - Sunday 28 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your Sunday Fix: Joan Burton has strong words for the banks; the latest on the storms hitting the US east coast; John Halligan on the presidency; and glory for the Boys in Blue…

From The Daily Edge Gutter journalism: reporter gets drenched in sea foam whilst covering Irene Yuck This post contains videos

Gutter journalism: reporter gets drenched in sea foam whilst covering Irene

Tucker Barnes went to extraordinary and some might say unnecessary lengths to cover Hurricane Irene.

The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Everything you need to know as you ease yourself into Sunday morning…

# hurricane - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Debate over evacuation as Hurricane Irene heads for US east coast

A hurricane watch has been issued for the outer banks of North Carolina which means hurricane conditions could hit the US east coast within 36 hours.

# hurricane - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Department of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to Bahamas

A travel advisory warns against all non-essential travel to the Bahamas, with Hurricane Irene set to hit within 48 hours.

# hurricane - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Hurricane Dora gaining strength off Mexican coast

The Mexican government has issued a tropical storm watch for the country’s southwestern coast over the strengthening hurricane – the fourth to be named this season.

# hurricane - Sunday 14 November, 2010

Ireland pledges more aid and supplies to Haiti Haiti This post contains images

Ireland pledges more aid and supplies to Haiti

Ireland pledges a further €500,000 and much-needed humanitarian supplies to the devastated Caribbean country.

# hurricane - Saturday 6 November, 2010

In photos: Hurricane Tomas strikes Haiti Haiti This post contains images

In photos: Hurricane Tomas strikes Haiti

At least seven people have been killed by storm as rain continues to pour.

# hurricane - Monday 20 September, 2010

In pictures: Hurricane Igor sweeps Bermuda Hurricane Igor This post contains images

In pictures: Hurricane Igor sweeps Bermuda

Tropical storm set on collision course with island dies down before striking land.

# hurricane - Saturday 18 September, 2010

Hurricane Igor races towards Bermuda

British overseas dependency is prepared for “worst storm we have ever seen”.

# hurricane - Monday 6 September, 2010

HURRICANE EARL MAY HAVE dissipated without causing any serious damage, but the hurricane season is far from over. A hurricane watch has been issued for the coasts of Texas and Mexico as Hurricane Hermine edges closer. Hermine is currently some 205 miles off-shore and heading north-north-west. Time magazine says Hermine is not expected to cause much trouble.

# hurricane - Wednesday 25 August, 2010

NEW ORLEANS POLICE officers coping with the aftermath of hurrican Katrina were told they could shoot looters, according to members of the force.

Standard procedure on the use of deadly force dictates that police officers only fire to protect themselves or others from an imminent physical threat.

However, the publications that have made the revelation say the origins of the order to shoot looters are unclear.

A special report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune and ProPublica says that the lack of clarity surrounding the order indicates the confusion about what level of force should be used by authorities in the wake of the disaster.

Eleven people were shot by police in the days following the hurricane, one of whom, 31-year-old Henry Glover, was allegedly shot and burned by police.

Five current or former officers were charged in relation to Glover’s death in July.

Four police officers have been charged with shooting dead two unarmed people, and several other federal investigations into allegations of corruption at the department are ongoing.

# hurricane - Sunday 25 July, 2010

THE WORLD OF SNOOKER is in mourning today after one of the game’s legendary characters, two-time world champion Alex Higgins, died yesterday at the age of 61 after a long battle with cancer.

Higgins (61) was found dead in his Belfast flat yesterday after suffering multiple organ failure. He was also suffering from bronchitis because of his smoking habit.

Known as ‘The Hurricane’, Higgins was described by modern greats like Ronnie O’Sullivan as the greatest player ever to raise a cue.

“Alex Higgins was one of the real inspirations behind me getting into snooker in the first place,” O’Sullivan told the Sunday Telegraph. “He is a legend of snooker, and should forever be remembered as the finest ever snooker player.”

Six-time world champion Steve Davis also paid tribute to the Northern Irishman.

“He was a totally amazing player. I had many battles with him over the years, mostly controversial ones! But he brought so much to the game. He will be sorely missed,” he said.

Fellow Northerener and former world champion Dennis Taylor added: “I don’t think you’ll ever, ever see another player in the game of snooker like the great Alex Higgins.”

Users on’s Snooker & Pool forum called Higgins “a true legend of the game”, “an enigma” and “a great entertainer of the game”.