Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico; USVI Hit; Airlines Cap Fares, Waive Fees, Add Flights
(TVR) – The eye of Hurricane Maria, an “extremely dangerous” category four storm, made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday morning, after lashing St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, another American territory popular with tourists that sustained a devastating blow from Hurricane Irma earlier this month.
(TVR) – Hurricane Jose is creeping closer to the U.S. East Coast, with tropical storm watches now issued from Delaware to New Jersey, and New York to Massachusetts, including extremely populated areas such as Long Island Sound, and popular tourist spots Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
WASHINGTON (TVR) – The State Department issued a new worldwide caution Thursday for U.S. citizens traveling abroad, adding warnings about political unrest and the potential for violence in the Western Hemisphere, including Latin America, the Bahamas, and Mexico, all popular destinations for Americans.
WASHINGTON (TVR) – Despite a spike in measles cases in Europe, a majority of Americans surveyed who traveled overseas skipped the widely-available MMR vaccine, putting others at risk, health experts warn.
WASHINGTON (TVR) – Beware the stowaway. Two federal agencies are warning this summer of invasive pests hitching a ride in the luggage of unsuspecting travelers.
(TVR) – Airlines resumed some flight operations in Florida on Tuesday, as several of the dozen airports closed as then-Hurricane Irma bore down on the Sunshine State reopened, even as the storm brought the world’s busiest airport in Georgia to a crawl with strong winds that were too much for modern aircraft to handle.
WASHINGTON (TVR) – Hurricane Jose weakened as it churned far from land Monday, backing off its 120mph winds that roared northwest of Puerto Rico, and poised to “linger” in the Western Atlantic for days, stalled in its one-time march toward the mainland of the United States.
(TVR) – Hurricane Irma was due to roar onshore over the Florida Keys Sunday morning, making landfall further west than first expected, but still as an “extremely dangerous” category three Hurricane Irma, bringing with it “imminent danger” of flooding to parts of south Florida, after the strongest storm on record slammed into Cuba and cruise ships launched rescue missions elsewhere in the Caribbean.
WASHINGTON (TVR) – The U.S. State Department is warning Americans to be cautious when visiting Europe, citing the “continued threat of terrorist threats” throughout the continent.