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Hurricane Ophelia raced across the Atlantic Ocean this week, eventually impacting the United Kingdom as a powerful storm.
At least three people were killed in Ireland as the storm unleashed destructive winds and drenching rain across the country. More than 300,000 people were without power at one point.
Winds up to 97 mph (156 km/h) were recorded. A section of roof at a soccer stadium in Cork, located in the southern part of the country, collapsed on Monday. The storm resulted in damage as far as Leeds and Manchester, England.
Ahead of the brunt of the storm, Ophelia's strong winds swept Saharan dust north, turning skies across the U.K. a fiery orange.
Fires continued to rage across Northern California this week, but firefighters have made significant progress in tackling the blazes.
More than a dozen fires burned more than 200,000 acres across the state. More than 40 people have been killed. Around 100,000 people were forced to evacuate since early October.
Conditions across the region improved late in the week, helping firefighters who have been battling the destructive blazes for nearly two weeks.
Deadly wildfires in Portugal and Spain created havoc this week, killing more than 45 people.
The combination of months of dry weather and gusty winds related to former Hurricane Ophelia resulted in dangerous fire conditions.
Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa submitted her resignation on Wednesday amid public outcry against the government response to the deadly fires.
Meanwhile, heavy rain led to flooding in southern Spain. Streets turned to rivers and wreaked havoc in several cities in the Andalusia region.
A strong storm blasted the northwestern U.S. this week, cutting power to more than 50,000 in western Washington, according to ABC News.
Seattle recorded 1.20 inches of rain on Thursday, breaking a new daily record.
Strong winds sent power poles falling in Kent, Washington, about 20 miles south of Seattle. Several cars were damaged, according to local ABC station KOMO.
Meanwhile, it's been a month since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico and power is still largely out across the island, according to San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.
Local officials have widely criticized FEMA and the Trump administration for a slow response. Puerto Rico had already been dealing with a severe economic crisis in advance of the storm's impact.
Eighty percent of Puerto Rico still does not have electricity four weeks after Maria made landfall, and some have been in the dark since Irma's impacts 45 days ago, according to the New York Times.
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Meteorologists of the National Weather Service office in Puerto Rico worked around the clock to keep the island informed during September of 2017, while they were disconnected and unsure whether their own families were safely weathering the storm.
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Knowing if you live in an evacuation zone and being aware of evacuation routes ahead of time is critical in the event that a mandatory evacuation order is issued for your area.
El grupo de meteorólogos del Servicio Nacional de Meteorología de San Juan trabajó sin parar durante la emergencia del huracán María y fue parte importante del proceso de mantener informada a la ciudadanía.
The northeastern United States will be in the middle of an atmospheric battle zone into the end of September as waves of cool air begin to push out of Canada while tropical air fights back.
Iniciativas comunitarias buscan contrarrestar la disminución en los nidos del tinglar, vinculado a los efectos de erosión en las costas de la isla.
Local nonprofits seek to counteract the decrease of tinglar turtle nests, which is associated with the effects of erosion on the island's coasts.