Hurricanes are hitting the Caribbean and the southeast coast of the USA more and more often. In Haiti, over 300 people have been killed and over 350,000 are now homeless. "Monster" Hurricane Matthew continues its path of destruction.
The Department of Homeland Security argued that Haiti is now a safe country. However, as one Republican lawmaker noted, "Haiti remains in total disarray" after a horrific earthquake in 2010 and political turmoil.
Hurricane Irma strengthened to a Category 5 storm as it made landfall in the Caribbean islands and threatens Florida and Puerto Rico. It is the second powerful hurricane to threaten the US in two weeks.
After 13 years, the United Nations is ending its stabilization mission in Haiti. But as the last UN soldiers leave the Caribbean island, many issues remain unresolved — for both Haiti and the UN.
At least eight people have died at a Florida nursing home after power outages during Hurricane Irma caused the air conditioning to fail. Millions of Floridians have been left without power in hot, steamy weather.
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