Wind and rain pummeled the Dominican Republic on Sept. 21, 2017 as Hurricane Maria passed over the island’s north coast, leaving more than 100,000 residents on the island country without power. The downgraded Category 3 storm was moving toward the Turks and Caicos Islands on September 22.
Puerto Rico’s largest baseball stadium sustained damage after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico early on September 20. Video shows damage to Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The stadium is the largest in Puerto Rico and was named after Hiram Bithorn, the first baseball player from Puerto Rico to make it into the major leagues, according to puertorico.com, playing as a pitcher for both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago’s White Sox.
A field team from USGS is racing time to document the storm surge from Irma that slammed the Keys. They are tracking high water marks from Key West to Key Largo, trying to get an accurate read of the surge since sensors often fail during a storm's peak or miss places.
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, and a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay rescue helicopter crew coordinate the rescue of an adult female and two children from the vessel Ferrel near Vieques, Puerto Rico, Sept. 21, 2017. Coast Guard watchstanders received an alert via emergency position indicating radio beacon and then a distress call on Sept. 20 from the Ferrel stating they were disabled and adrift in 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds.
Meet Frida, this doggy boots and goggle wearing dog is a member of the Mexican Navy's canine unit and rescue team that is helping search for survivors after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rattled Mexico on Sept. 19, 2017. She also assisted in rescue efforts following the 8.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the country earlier this month.
Amateur video obtained by the Associated Press is showing devastation left by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A woman trapped on the second floor balcony of a house is heard saying the water is about to reach her.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he signed a new executive order to help the United States target people, companies and banks financing and facilitating trade with North Korea. He made the comments at a working lunch with the Prime Minister of Japan and the President of South Korea. Trump also said that China has ordered all its banks to stop all business with North Korea.
Emergency services helped to rescue a man who had become trapped in a collapsed textile factory in Mexico City, after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the area, killing more than 200 on September 19. Genaro Lozano, who filmed these videos, said he overheard the man saying that more people were still alive in the building as he was being led away.