Jose upgraded to Category 4 hurricane as it heads to islands already destroyed by Irma

Hurricane Jose has been upgraded as it pushes towards Caribbean islands already destroyed by Irma. The National Hurricane Centre said that its planes had found Jose is now a Category 4 hurricane, with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. Hurricane categories go up to 5, but it is possible that Jose will be further upgraded before it makes landfall.

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Jose upgraded to Category 4

A Strong Earthquake off the South Coast Has Shaken Mexico City, Killing At Least Fifteen

A massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, toppling houses in Chiapas state, causing at least fifteens deaths and setting off a tsunami warning.

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A Strong Earthquake off the South Coast Has Shaken Mexico City, Killing At Least Fifteen

Aerial photos of Hurricane Irma destruction

The islands of St. Martin and Barbuda were especially hard hit in the storm and officials there are continuing to assess the damage. Irma delivered massive destruction to St. Martin, and at least eight people were killed and 21 more injured on the small island, according to French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb. One person was also killed in Barbuda on Wednesday.

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Aerial photos of Hurricane Irma

Rescue mission underway for rare wine collections menaced by Irma

Swooping in ahead of Hurricane Irma’s feared weekend arrival, an emergency response team is rescuing rare treasures – some of them survivors of world wars and all of them liquid – from harm’s way in Florida and Louisiana. Wine collections worth millions of dollars are being stashed out of reach of the Category 5 hurricane, moved from homes to local bunker-like storage units or shuttled to temperature-controlled warehouses as far …