The Storms Moved On. The Caribbean Islands Fear the Tourists Might, Too.

By JULIE BOSMAN September 23, 2017 First the hurricanes came, bringing rain, winds and ruin to St. Martin, a tiny island in the Caribbean. Then, said Corby George, a 41-year-old taxi driver there, there was a rush of residents leaving the island, possibly...

When Disaster Hits and Landlines Fail, Social Media Is a Lifeline

By JACEY FORTIN September 23, 2017 Since Hurricane Maria lashed Puerto Rico this week, Carol Mitchell has not heard a word from her mother. Ms. Mitchell, who is in Tampa, Fla., said her mother lives in Utuado, a mountainous Puerto Rican municipality where...

Hurricane Irma, Now a Category 4 Storm, Barrels Toward Florida

One of the most potent Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded battered the Turks and Caicos on Friday.