Tropical Storm “Karen” forms near Windward Islands

Tropical Storm “Karen” forms near Windward Islands

Tropical Storm "Karen" formed just east of the Windward Islands at 09:00 UTC on September 22, 2019, as the 11th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. On Average, the 11th named storm forms on October 28. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect…

Very bright fireball over Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Very bright fireball over Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Puerto Rico at 08:01 UTC on April 9, 2019. The event lasted up to 5 seconds before the object disintegrated. The event was recorded from Cabo Rojo by Frankie Lucena. The American Meteor Society received no…

Entire island of Puerto Rico loses power

Entire island of Puerto Rico loses power

The power grid has collapsed in Puerto Rico and the entire island lost power on the morning of April 18, 2018. The cause of the outage wasn't immediately known, but island officials and media confirmed electricity was out. The outage comes shortly after a tree…

More than 840 000 people in Puerto Rico without power again

More than 840 000 people in Puerto Rico without power again

More than 840 000 people across Puerto Rico lost power on April 12, 2018, as the U.S. territory continues to struggle after the damage caused by Hurricane "Maria" last fall, according to island’s Electric Power Authority. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane…

45% of Puerto Rico without power 3 months after Hurricane “Maria”

45% of Puerto Rico without power 3 months after Hurricane “Maria”

Nearly half of Puerto Rico is still without power three months after Hurricane "Maria" devastated the island, officials said Friday, December 29, 2017. 45% of nearly 1.5 million customers in Puerto Rico are still without power after a Category 4 Hurricane…

Puerto Rico death toll rises to 45, 113 still missing, 85% without power

Puerto Rico death toll rises to 45, 113 still missing, 85% without power

According to latest figures, the death toll in Puerto Rico caused by the passage of Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" on September 20, 2017, has risen to 45. There are still 113 people unaccounted for. Most of the island is still without basic services such as…

Puerto Rico’s Guajataca Dam fails, creating life-threatening situation

Puerto Rico’s Guajataca Dam fails, creating life-threatening situation

Authorities in Puerto Rico issued a Flash Flood Warning for Isabela and Quebradillas municipalities on Friday, September 22, 2017, after Guajataca Dam operators reported that a failure at the dam is imminent. At 01:30 AST (05:00 UTC) on September 23, dam operators…

Maria’s death toll rises to 37, Caribbean

Maria’s death toll rises to 37, Caribbean

Hurricane "Maria" has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean islands and has so far claimed the lives of at least 37 people. Maria is the 13th named storm, 7th hurricane, 4th major hurricane, and the 2nd Category 5 hurricane of the unusually…

Category 4 Hurricane “Maria” slams Puerto Rico, first Cat. 4 since 1932

Category 4 Hurricane “Maria” slams Puerto Rico, first Cat. 4 since 1932

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" made landfall in Puerto Rico at 10:15 UTC (06:15 AST) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 248 km/h (155 mph). This was the first Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since Hurricane…