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Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Nov 18, 2020 / 12:33 pm MT (CNA).- With Hurricane Iota becoming the second major hurricane to hit Central America this November, relief agencies have tried to prepare for even more destruction and have appealed for donations and support from around the world. “Right now the world’s attention

CNA Staff, Nov 6, 2020 / 04:56 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services is working to aid relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Eta, which tore through Central America this week, killing at least 100 and leaving thousands more displaced. “Catholic Relief Services is coordinating with Caritas Nicaragua and

CNA Staff, Oct 9, 2020 / 03:19 pm MT (CNA).- As Hurricane Delta approaches Louisiana, two southern Catholic Charities are preparing for the impact of another hurricane landfall this season. Tropical storm level winds hit Texas and southwestern Louisiana Friday morning and the hurricane is projected to make landfall this

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 02:01 pm MT (CNA).- Dioceses in Florida and Alabama have shut down offices and schools as a large storm has flooded numerous houses and left over half a million people without power. Hurricane Sally made landfall Sept. 16 near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a

by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Sep 15, 2020 / 05:11 pm MT (CNA).- “Level one, which is get ready. Level two, get set. And level three – go, get out of there,” Bishop Peter Smith, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, told CNA. The people of Oregon

By Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Aug 22, 2020 / 03:34 am MT (CNA).- As wildfires rage across California, scorching more than 700,000 acres of land in multiple dioceses and killing at least four people, Catholics are asking for prayers and offering resources to the displaced. “In our diocese alone the

Storm damage to the Church of the Assumption in Germantown, Tennessee. Credit: Mark Cassman
By Christine Rousselle Nashville, Tenn., Mar 3, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- An historic Catholic church in the Nashville neighborhood of Germantown was among several buildings seriously damaged by a tornado Tuesday night. The tornado’s main path struck about 100 yards away from the Church of the Assumption in the

The Grand Bahama cruise ship stands ready Sept. 12, 2019, at the port in Palm Beach, Fla., awaiting its second Bahamas humanitarian cruise. It was set to sail Sept. 14 to deliver supplies and first responders to the Bahamas, before returning to Florida with more Hurricane Dorian evacuees. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy)
MIAMI (CNS) — A second Florida-to-Bahamas round-trip humanitarian cruise was set to sail the weekend of Sept. 14, weather-permitting, carrying supplies, transport specialty personnel, power generators and volunteers. The previous week, the Grand Bahama cruise ship arrived at its home port in West Palm Beach with some 1,100 Bahamian storm

Just as the workday was winding down on April 3, 1974, an F-5 tornado that was part of what would later be called a super outbreak, touched ground 10 minutes southwest of Xenia. Ten minutes later on that fateful day 40 years ago, the storm charged into the city of

Heavy wind caused by Hurricane Irma is seen in Miami Sept. 10. (CNS
BALTIMORE, MD, September 18, 2017 – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is preparing to respond to Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm headed for many of the same Caribbean islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma. Working with Caritas Antilles, CRS staff are on the ground in Tortola, a British Virgin Island