Hurricane Irma, rampaging across the Caribbean, has produced sustained winds at 183 miles per hour for more than 33 hours, making it the longest-lasting, top-intensity cyclone ever recorded, France's national weather service said Thursday.
Haitian migrants and others afraid of being deported from the US are crossing illegally into Québec in hopes of a better fate there. They're being welcomed in Montreal but it's uncertain how many of them will be able to stay in the country.
Cuba has agreed to allow American planes flying medical evacuation missions from Haiti to travel through Cuban air space. Normally, US flights would have to go around Cuba, losing valuable travel time. Anchor Maroc Werman has details.
Dixie Bickel runs an orphanage about 15 miles out of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. She has over 150 children to look after and like many others in the country she is now waiting for help to arrive. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Dixie.
The kind of faith we just heard about may be in evidence on the streets of Port-au-Prince too. Several news reports from the earthquake-stricken city quote an often heard Creole phrase. ?Beni Swa Leternel? ? or ?Blessed be the Lord.?
Bottlenecks and infrastructure damage have been holding up aid efforts in Haiti. There is little sign of humanitarian supplies beyond the Port-au-Prince airport. We get an update from UN spokesman Vincenzo Pugliese.