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As Irma Moves Out of Florida, Neighboring States Prepare For Storm's Impact As Irma Moves Out of Florida, Neighboring States Prepare For Storm's Impact
- September 12, 2017

Forecasters warned that Irma remained unsafe as it toppled trees and power lines , tore up roofs and threatened coastal areas with storm surges as high as 15 feet (4.6 m).Tornadoes were also spotted through the southern part of the state. "I don't think I can make it over to the house". "We are way better than we used to be but we are nowhere near where we could be", he told AFP. (more...)
US Rep. Dave Trott to leave Congress US Rep. Dave Trott to leave Congress
- September 12, 2017

OUTDOOR Act to support American jobs and consumers Dems look to Seattle for next special election win MORE (Wash.) both announced they would not seek reelection, opening up districts that were expected to be tougher for Democrats to flip given their status as strong longtime incumbents. (more...)
Irma downgraded to a Tropical Storm Irma downgraded to a Tropical Storm
- September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma has weakened to a category 1 hurricane over central Florida and will continue to weaken as it moves northwest. We will see temperatures well below average as Irma moves closer during the middle of next week. The rain was to stop by 5 or 6 p.m., she said. Some of the more southern and eastern counties such as Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, and Orangeburg are under a Flash Flood Watch until 2 a.m. (more...)
2 teens killed in Taytay landslide 2 teens killed in Taytay landslide
- September 12, 2017

Financial markets, government offices and schools were closed and port operations in some provinces were suspended , it said. Disaster response official Elmer Espiritu said the brothers, aged 14 and 17, died when a landslide covered their shanty at the foot of a hill before dawn Tuesday in Taytay town near Manila. (more...)
Power outages across South GA Power outages across South GA
- September 12, 2017

Tropical storm force winds pummeled much of the state for hours, pulling down trees and power lines. Flint Energies, which has customers in portions of Columbus and at Fort Benning, reported about 31,500 power outages on Monday. The cooperatives are providing assistance through mutual aid agreements between the nation's almost 1,000 electric cooperatives, which help one another during natural disasters, including power restoration efforts. (more...)
Irma Weakens to Category 1, Still Dangerous Irma Weakens to Category 1, Still Dangerous
- September 12, 2017

Amid urgent warnings from state officials to evacuate before it was too late, downtown Miami was all but abandoned on Saturday. The Miami waterfront, as well as the islands that make up the city, are used to flooding because much of the city is low lying and facing rising sea levels. (more...)
Hurricane Irma in numbers: All the records the storm has blown away Hurricane Irma in numbers: All the records the storm has blown away
- September 12, 2017

As of Sunday, at least 24 colleges in Alabama, Georgia and SC have canceled classes in some capacity, while many more remain closed in Florida. Some 6.3 million people in Florida were ordered to evacuate before Irma's arrival, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management. (more...)
Trump declares state of emergency in Georgia Trump declares state of emergency in Georgia
- September 12, 2017

As North Carolina continues its preparations for Hurricane Irma , officials opened three staging areas for National Guard soldiers ahead of their possible deployments. The state has potential to see natural disasters, Cooper said, "and we need to be ready". North Carolina Emergency Management is working with the American Red Cross and county emergency managers help evacuees. (more...)
Jewish Family Beaten, Tied Up & Robbed In Anti-Semitic Attack Jewish Family Beaten, Tied Up & Robbed In Anti-Semitic Attack
- September 12, 2017

Mr Collomb added that he offered 'deep support to the family and leaders of Jewish institutions in France'. The robbers took the family's credit cards and jewelry and interrogated them for hours on additional goods they could steal, threatening to kill them, according to the family's complaint to police. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Hits Southwest Florida Then Moves North Hurricane Irma Hits Southwest Florida Then Moves North
- September 12, 2017

The almost 400-mile-wide storm blew ashore in the morning in the mostly cleared-out Florida Keys and was expected to make a slow, ruinous march up the state's west coast, hitting the heavily populated Tampa-St. Waters receded at some of the beaches along the Florida coast as Irma moved north. "Shingles are coming off". "The Marco Islands area, we have a lot of concerns about that", Gov. (more...)
Weather: Northern Ireland flood warning as yellow alert for rain issued Weather: Northern Ireland flood warning as yellow alert for rain issued
- September 12, 2017

The incoming high winds later this week could affect road, rail and air services, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Met Office forecasters said: "Heavy rain is expected later on Tuesday and early on Wednesday across parts of Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. (more...)
Sullivan County, Johnson City part of state's Irma response team Sullivan County, Johnson City part of state's Irma response team
- September 12, 2017

Members of a Nashville Fire Department search and rescue task force rescued a group of children Monday from the flooded St. John River in Jacksonville. "There are some people, probably some twenty percent of the population that might not remember or might not have gone through the last big hurricane in Florida", Bossert added, telling those who are staying to be ready to last on their own provisions for at least 72 hours. (more...)
Up next: Hurricane Jose and where it's headed Up next: Hurricane Jose and where it's headed
- September 12, 2017

Meanwhile open the Atlantic, Hurricane Jose was sporting category 2 winds at 100 miles per hour. After the two devastating hurricanes that have plagued Texas and Florida coast, everyone's attention is turning back to the Atlantic to watch Hurricane Jose. (more...)
National Hurricane Center says Irma is impacting all of South Florida National Hurricane Center says Irma is impacting all of South Florida
- September 12, 2017

The storm was earlier pummelling the area around the city of Fort Myers. Hurricane force winds are expected to continue this morning across south Florida as Irma moves northward. Irma has already devastated parts of the Caribbean, killing at least 28 people. People are starting to lose their power now. Tornadoes are possible in northeast Florida, and southeastern portions of Georgia and SC through tonight . (more...)
Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery
- September 12, 2017

Damaging winds were moving into areas including Key Biscayne and Coral Gables, and gusts up to 56 miles per hour (90 kph) were reported off Miami. Hurricane Irma remains a risky Category 2 hurricane despite weakening a bit more to 100 miles per hour (160 kph). (more...)
French leader to go to hurricane-hit St. Martin French leader to go to hurricane-hit St. Martin
- September 12, 2017

Several Americans interviewed by ABC News upon their arrival in San Juan, Puerto Rico described a desperate situation on St. Martin during and after the storm. Collomb said the pillaging that hit St. Martin after Irma has stopped. That leaves numerous 40,000 residents reliant on public shelters as they brace for Hurricane Jose. (more...)
Hurricane Irma leaves Miami looking like you've never seen it before Hurricane Irma leaves Miami looking like you've never seen it before
- September 12, 2017

The Category 5 storm tore through the Caribbean and made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm Sunday morning. So that's affecting a lot of territory here in Florida . â–ºMake it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. The rain bands will have gusty winds that accompany them and the strongest are expected through 6 p.m.to the east of I-65. (more...)
Korea will pay price for provocations Korea will pay price for provocations
- September 12, 2017

It also bans North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates. "Russian Federation and China have always used North Korea to seek concessions from the United States", he said . In response, US, South Korea and Japan want the UN Security Council to implement stronger measures against North Korea . The original US draft would also have frozen the assets of North Korea's state-owned airline Air Koryo, the Korean People's Army, and five other powerful military and party ... (more...)
Saudi Arabia Says Implementation of Demands Vital for Solving Qatar Crisis Saudi Arabia Says Implementation of Demands Vital for Solving Qatar Crisis
- September 12, 2017

On Monday, the Qatari foreign minister said his country was taken aback when Saudi Arabia disputed a readout of the "positive" call. Al-Ouda posted to his Twitter, which has 14 million follows, that he supported mediation to settle Qatar conflict. (more...)
Irma Knocks Out Power To About 5.8 Million Irma Knocks Out Power To About 5.8 Million
- September 12, 2017

Miami , the Florida Keys and the Everglades would be completely under water. - Miami streets turned into raging rivers, and the city's airport is closed because of significant water damage. "It will be a nice waterfront lot in sunny Florida with no house, no trees, no cars, no boats and an awesome view of devastation as far as you can see". (more...)
Irma remnants to bring strong winds to Manchester area; advisory issued Irma remnants to bring strong winds to Manchester area; advisory issued
- September 12, 2017

Once Irma makes landfall, the storm is expected to decrease in intensity after it makes contact with the southwest Florida coast, and then weaken as it moves north over the western Florida coast and into the panhandle. As Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida this past weekend, the weather in Kansas City remained mild and calm. Tropical-storm-force winds remain the most unsafe and severe possible impact from this storm, experts say. (more...)
Trump on Hurricane Irma: 'This is some big monster'
- September 12, 2017

Alabama's Emergency Management Agency said wind gusts at 9 a.m. were 40 miles per hour in southern Alabamba and Gov. Kay Ivey issued a directive permitting state offices in certain counties to close Monday. The Tampa-St Petersburg area, with a population of about three million, has not taken a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921. "The hurricane winds lashed the shutters violently, throughout the night", he wrote in a text message, "making sleep impossible". (more...)
UK Intelligence: Iran Helped North Korea's Nuke Program UK Intelligence: Iran Helped North Korea's Nuke Program
- September 12, 2017

He added it was arguable, however, that the high USA bar had pushed China and Russian Federation to agree to more limited sanctions "relatively quickly". A proposed asset freeze and travel ban on leader Kim Jong-un have also been dropped. The United States had about 100 nuclear-armed weapons stationed in South Korea until 1991, when both North and South Korea signed an agreement not to develop nuclear weapons and use nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes. (more...)
JD(U) tells Lalu to mind language against Nitish JD(U) tells Lalu to mind language against Nitish
- September 12, 2017

Lalu also alleges that BJP government is misusing the central agencies. On being asked why JD (U ) allied with RJD in 2015 despite knowing about corruption charges against Lalu, state power minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said: "We knew Lalu was not going to be a part of the government". (more...)
NHC forecasts Hurricane Jose to go in a circle over the Atlantic NHC forecasts Hurricane Jose to go in a circle over the Atlantic
- September 12, 2017

That makes Jose a Category 2 hurricane. The storm passed just north of the islands on Saturday, Sept. 9, and is now about 300 miles northeast of Turks and Caicos, with top sustained winds of 100 mph. Models show a wide range of possibilities, all the way from SC to Newfoundland, or even out to sea. Based on Monday morning's GFS model forecast , there is a 25% chance the storm will hit the U.S., 25% chance it will hit Canada, and 50% chance it will spin back out to sea. (more...)
PETA, Photographer Reach Settlement In 'Monkey Selfie' Case PETA, Photographer Reach Settlement In 'Monkey Selfie' Case
- September 12, 2017

In a joint statement from Peta and Mr Slater, it said the photographer will give a quarter of the funds he receives from selling the monkey selfies to registered charities "dedicated to protecting the welfare or habitat of Naruto". The battle over who owns the rights to a monkey's selfies has raged for years, but it's coming to a quiet end. In 2011, Naruto stumbled upon an a camera set up by Slater on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and used the cable switch attached to it to take several ... (more...)
Rohingya Muslims injured by landmines during attempted escapes to Banladesh Rohingya Muslims injured by landmines during attempted escapes to Banladesh
- September 12, 2017

Rohingya militants, whose August raids in Myanmar's Rakhine State sparked an army crackdown that has seen almost 300,000 of the minority flee to Bangladesh , yesterday declared a unilateral ceasefire to allow aid to reach increasingly desperate people displaced by violence. (more...)
Merkel, Putin to Talk North Korea Merkel, Putin to Talk North Korea
- September 12, 2017

Last Tuesday, the United States circulated a draft resolution proposing the toughest United Nations sanctions on North Korea to date, including a ban on all oil and natural gas exports to the country and a freeze on all foreign financial assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un . (more...)
North Korea threatens USA with 'great pain & suffering' over pending sanctions North Korea threatens USA with 'great pain & suffering' over pending sanctions
- September 12, 2017

Also Thursday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated China's opposition to South Korea's deployment of a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence System, also known as THAAD, which is meant to protect against North Korean missile attacks. (more...)
ASEAN to sign Hong Kong free trade deal in November ASEAN to sign Hong Kong free trade deal in November
- September 12, 2017

Rodolfo , who also serves as spokesperson for the AEM Chair Ramon M. Lopez reported that, aside from the ASEAN-HK China FTA or AHKFTA, the ministers also approved the ASEAN-HK China Investment Agreement or AHKIA. "Representatives of all 10 ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] member states and Canada together agreed to launch exploratory discussions to determine the potential for an ASEAN-Canada free trade agreement ", the release stated on Friday. (more...)

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