Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona relives Maria’s destruction

Guayama, Puerto Rico CNN — At the end of Valencia Street in this southeastern coastal town, Carmen Baez was proud that neighbors were using her washing machine valves to collect fresh water. The valves, sprouting like flowers from the ground, were all that was left of her small house near the edge of the Guamaní … Read more

Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

An unofficial barometric pressure of 931.6 mb was recorded at Hart Island, which would make Fiona the lowest pressure land-falling storm on record in Canada, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre. Wind observations on Beaver Island in eastern Nova Scotia were recorded at 94 mph (152 km/h). Parts of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

CNN — Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already preparing for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they’re getting an earlier start on the holiday shopping season this year in stores and online as households nationwide continue to grapple with persistently high inflation that’s forcing them to cut … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: As the storm passes near Bermuda, Canadians on the Atlantic coast are on guard

Officials in Bermuda as well as Canada’s Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are urging those in the storm’s path to be on high alert and prepare for the impact of Hurricane Fiona, which has already claimed the lives of at least five people and shut off power for millions this week. “Fiona is projected … Read more

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas on a slow road to recovery

Water is the top concern for residents like Carlos Vega, whose town of Cayey in the mountains of east-central Puerto Rico faced not only utility outages but also partially collapsed roads — an effect of the major flooding and more than 2 feet of rain that parts of Puerto Rico were hit with. “(Being without) … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: More than 1 million were left without running water after the storm ripped through the Dominican Republic. It’s only expected to get stronger

CNN — Hurricane Fiona is continuing its ruinous path Tuesday after devastating Puerto Rico with flooding rain then ripping through the Dominican Republic, where more than a million people were left without running water and dozens of homes were destroyed. Nearly 800 people were brought to safety by emergency workers in the Dominican Republic, according … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 19: The Queen, Hurricane Fiona, Covid, Ukraine, Truck recall

CNN — Many people who share their lives on social media may assume that they can delete their posts, messages, and personal data whenever they choose. But a recent Senate hearing has shown once again that deleting something from the internet is almost impossible – even if the account is canceled. Here’s what else you … Read more

Rising throws career-high 4 TDs as No. 14 Utah overwhelms San Diego St. in a 35-7 win

Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The game doesn’t start until the second quarter for No. 14 Utah football in 2022. After a slow start in Week 2 against Southern Utah, the Utes were held scoreless in the first quarter on Saturday against a San Diego State team that made Utah look … Read more

China lost dog Yangtze River dolphin. Climate change is coming for other species next

CNN — They called it the “Goddess of the Yangtze” – a creature so rare that it was believed to bring fortune and protection to local fishermen and all those lucky enough to spot it. But overfishing and human activity drove it to the brink of extinction and it hasn’t been seen in decades. “The … Read more

Pick Six Previews: The Utes will dominate an overmatched Aztecs team

Justin Miller (12) of the Southern Utah Thunderbirds is tackled by Junior Tafuna (58) of the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Ben B. Brown, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah opened up at Rice-Eccles Stadium with a 73-7 blowout home-opening win over Southern … Read more