07 Sep 2017

Florida residents heed Irma warnings after Harvey’s destruction

“Hurricane Harvey’s destruction in Texas may not have altered Florida’s well-tested storm plans, but it appears to have infused residents with a new sense of urgency as they prepare for approaching Hurricane Irma.” Source: Florida residents heed Irma warnings after Harvey’s destruction

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07 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma kills eight on Caribbean island of Saint Martin

“Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and left Barbuda devastated on Thursday as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.” Source: Hurricane Irma kills eight on Caribbean island of Saint Martin

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31 Aug 2017

Search for survivors in Texas as storm Harvey heads north

“The storm killed at least 35 people and the death toll was rising as bodies were found in receding waters. Some 32,000 people were forced into shelters around the U.S. energy hub of Houston since Harvey came ashore on Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in a

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31 Aug 2017

Heavy rains trigger deadly floods in Yemen

“At least 15 people killed and several missing in Ibb and Taiz governorates after intense downpours cause flash flooding.” Source: Heavy rains trigger deadly floods in Yemen | Yemen News | Al Jazeera

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30 Aug 2017

Navy and Marines prepare to deploy to help Hurricane Harvey victims

“Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, are getting ready to deploy to the Texas Gulf Coast aboard the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge in case they are called upon to help residents struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, officials said.” Source: Navy and Marines prepare to deploy to help Hurricane

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30 Aug 2017

National Guard readying 30,000 troops for Harvey rescue, recovery

“The National Guard is prepared to activate between 20,000 and 30,000 troops to assist southeast Texas with deadly flooding, swamped bridges and overrun levees as Tropical Storm Harvey continues bring devastation to the area.” Source: National Guard readying 30,000 troops for Harvey rescue, recovery

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30 Aug 2017

Homes Worst Hit by Harvey May Wait Months for Power to Come Back

“Even once the region’s utilities have repaired damaged power lines, electricians have to certify flooded homes before they can reconnect service, said Scott Aaronson, executive director for security at the utility trade group Edison Electric Institute. The group is working with government officials on expediting that certification, pointing to prolonged

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29 Aug 2017

Entire Texas National Guard activated in wake of Hurricane Harvey

“The governor of Texas on Monday activated the entire Texas National Guard in response to the flooding that has left a million people homeless after Hurricane Harvey.” Source: Entire Texas National Guard activated in wake of Hurricane Harvey

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28 Aug 2017

Gasoline soars, dollar weakens as Tropical Storm Harvey rages

“U.S. gasoline futures jumped to two-year highs while an already weak dollar hit 16-month lows against a basket of currencies on Monday as Tropical Storm Harvey pummelled the heart of the U.S. energy sector and raised concerns about the economy.” Source: Gasoline soars, dollar weakens as Tropical Storm Harvey rages

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24 Aug 2017

Texas in direct path of suddenly intensifying, ‘astounding’ Hurricane Harvey

“Texas is bracing for potentially catastrophic flooding and winds as Hurricane Harvey intensified Thursday and cruised toward a late Friday impact near Corpus Christi. The National Hurricane Center described Harvey’s sudden strengthening as ‘astounding.’ The storm is expected to strike as a Category 3 hurricane — meaning with winds greater

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