A tiny encampment for the homeless, flush with supplies, has thrived on a picturesque beach on a San Juan lagoon. Israel Vila lives in a makeshift shelter along the shore and talks about his experience on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 after Hurricane Maria struck the island.
CarMax purchasing manager Ted Walker demonstrates how to check for tell-tale signs of a flood-damaged vehicle. Vehicles damaged by hurricanes Harvey and Irma or by regional flooding could make their way to the Kansas City-area market.
Workers from an organization called Mountain Point provide drug-users with packets of clean syringes, mounds of antibacterial wipes and rolls of gauze from a dwindling supply. Their goal in the wake of the storm is to keep opioid users in Puerto Rico free from deadly diseases they could get from injecting drugs.
Almost four weeks after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, 85 percent of the population is still without electricity, forcing people to go old school, with washboards, candles and cash to manage life in the new dark ages. (In Spanish)
A convoy comprised of the Coast Guard, FEMA, and the U.S. Army delivered eight pallets of food and water to the mountainous region of Villalba, Puerto Rico, in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts Oct. 10, 2017. As part of the Department of Homeland Security team, the Coast Guard is linked directly to FEMA and the overall federal hurricane recovery phase of the response to Hurricane Maria.
Ophelia has become the 10th consecutive storm to grow to hurricane strength in the Atlantic Ocean, tying a record set in the late 1800s. It poses no threat to the United States but it's moving towards Ireland.
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew delivers food and water to survivors of Hurricane Maria near Utuado, Puerto Rico, Oct. 10, 2017. Personnel operating out of Air Station Borinquen have been helping deliver supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to remote areas stranded by mudslides and washed out roads.
The Coast Guard Cutter Forward was diverted from a counter drug operation to respond to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. As part of the Department of Homeland Security team, the Coast Guard is linked directly to FEMA and the overall federal hurricane response.
Mississippi residents were assessing the damage from Hurricane Nate on October 8 after it made its second landfall around midnight on the Mississippi Gulf Coast near Biloxi. Local media reported that the Category 1 hurricane brought sustained winds of up to 85 mph and storm surges up to seven feet. Video shows catfish on a street in Biloxi following heavy flooding in the area.