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Jose now a major hurricane Jose now a major hurricane
- September 12, 2017

Katia is expected to touch land on Friday in the state of Veracruz, with heavy rains that will last throughout the weekend. Veracruz is home to numerous rivers and is a popular white-water rafting destination. Like Irma, Jose is a Cape Verde hurricane, a type of storm that forms in the far eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands (now known as Cabo Verde). (more...)
Irma weakens to Category 1 Hurricane but still poses threat Irma weakens to Category 1 Hurricane but still poses threat
- September 12, 2017

US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to extend his condolences and offer support, the White House said . - Miami streets turned into raging rivers, and the city's airport is closed because of significant water damage. Irma hit South Florida on Sunday with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . (more...)
Trump increases federal funding for Irma response in US Virgin Islands Trump increases federal funding for Irma response in US Virgin Islands
- September 12, 2017

The head of the Federal Emergency Manage-ment Agency said on Friday Hurricane Irma will devastate part of the US. The U.K. government defended its response to Hurricane Irma yesterday, amid claims it has been slow to help British overseas territories devastated by the storm. (more...)
India to step up defense ties with Belarus India to step up defense ties with Belarus
- September 12, 2017

Asserting that he advocated and promoted the idea of a multi-polar world, Lukashenko expressed the hope that India would become a "mightful pole" in the multi-polar world. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also call on him, the ministry said. A business forum and parallel meetings have been organised for the members of the large delegation accompanying President Lukashenko to explore business opportunities and cooperation avenues. (more...)
Panama verdict: SC accepts Sharifs plea for larger bench Panama verdict: SC accepts Sharifs plea for larger bench
- September 12, 2017

During the hearing, Salman Akram Raja, the counsel for Nawaz's children, pleaded the court to form a five-member bench to hear their review petitions. The petitions said that the country's constitution did not confer upon the apex court the jurisdiction to supervise or oversee proceedings of subordinate judiciary. (more...)
Weakened Hurricane Irma Takes Aim At Tampa Weakened Hurricane Irma Takes Aim At Tampa
- September 12, 2017

That's because some islands are extremely hard to access. Irma roared through the Florida Keys on Sunday with punishing winds before pushing its way north, flooding streets, spawning tornadoes, knocking out power to more than 3 million people across the state and snapping massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. (more...)
Over 310000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh Over 310000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh
- September 12, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration have refused to answer calls from worldwide activists calling on him to impose sanctions against Suu Kyi's government. "We have received multiple reports and satellite imagery of security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages, and consistent accounts of extrajudicial killings, including shooting fleeing civilians", Zeid told the Geneva forum. (more...)
Local Linemen To Assist With Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts Local Linemen To Assist With Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts
- September 12, 2017

A team of seven linemen, four trucks and one fuel tanker truck are heading to Georgia and Florida to help restore power to millions of people after Hurricane Irma. Crews are expected to be gone up to two weeks, according to information from Meeker Cooperative. The Indiana electric cooperative mutual aid program is coordinated by Indiana Electric Cooperative's job training and safety department and provides cooperative assistance in service restoration from storms or other events that result ... (more...)
Irma weakens to Tropical Depression Irma weakens to Tropical Depression
- September 12, 2017

Much of eastern Alabama and coastal SC also were under tropical storm warnings as Irma pummeled Florida, weakening on its march northward. NPR has confirmed two deaths in Georgia. "You need to be concerned". Mark Thorpe, a retiree evacuated from Key West, vividly recalled the effects of Hurricane Wilma when it struck in 2005. (more...)
Hope Hicks Named White House Communications Director Hope Hicks Named White House Communications Director
- September 12, 2017

She was one of the first staffers to join his presidential campaign in 2015. About a month and a half ago after Anthony Scaramucci resigned from his White House position after not even two weeks of holding the title, the White House named Hope Hicks as the new and permanent communications director. (more...)
Dozens Of Animals Found Tied To Trees As Irma Approaches Dozens Of Animals Found Tied To Trees As Irma Approaches
- September 12, 2017

Many of them were left tied to poles or in outside pens, officials said to the New York Post . "We will find you, and we will prosecute you". Ms Sauve said that abandoning animals in this situation is unconscionable. While it's more common during storms, the number of surrenders was higher in the lead up to Irma. "It's always disappointing. Our goal is to keep pets and people together". (more...)
Storm Katia weakens after reaching Mexican coast Storm Katia weakens after reaching Mexican coast
- September 12, 2017

The storm is anticipated to turn southwest and approach the coast of Mexico late Friday or early Saturday. Storm Katia has rapidly weakened after making landfall near the beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the US National Hurricane Center has said . (more...)
Hurricane Katia continues in southwestern Gulf Hurricane Katia continues in southwestern Gulf
- September 12, 2017

The storm strengthened to a hurricane by Wednesday evening. The storm had winds of 105 miles per hour. A combination of many factors, experts said yesterday, set the stage for Irma's formation and helped the storm achieve its full thermodynamic potential, creating the monster tropical cyclone that wreaked havoc on the eastern Caribbean and may inflict widespread damage on Florida. (more...)
Moon Says This Is No Time for Talks with N.Korea
- September 12, 2017

In July 2016, Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea's Seongju County amid growing tensions spurred by North Korea's ballistic and nuclear tests. On Tuesday, Putin warned of a global catastrophe unless a diplomatic solution was reached over North Korea, rejecting U.S. calls for more sanctions as "useless" widening the split between major powers over how to rein in Pyongyang. (more...)
Senate Passes Disaster Relief Bill Senate Passes Disaster Relief Bill
- September 12, 2017

It would also extend the National Flood Insurance Program, which is to expire September 30, for the same duration. The bill will provide "critically needed emergency resources that will not be interrupted by the prospect of a shutdown or default", he added. (more...)
Triangle residents prepare for Irma; NC impact remains uncertain Triangle residents prepare for Irma; NC impact remains uncertain
- September 12, 2017

He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewers and electricity were knocked out, and "I don't think I saw one trailer park where nearly everything wasn't overturned". Irma, packing winds of 185 miles per hour (295 kilometers per hour) has left a trail of devastation on small islands in the Caribbean. We are expected to get just over an inch of rain through the period. (more...)
Saudi Arabia foils ISIS attempt to attack defense ministry Saudi Arabia foils ISIS attempt to attack defense ministry
- September 12, 2017

The official source said that the Presidency of the State Security was able to detect and foil a terrorist plot of Daesh terror group that targeted to undermine the Kingdom's security. Since late 2014, IS has claimed a series of bombings and shootings against Shiites and security forces in the Sunni-majority kingdom. "It was used by the suicide bombers and for training them on how to use explosive belts", the report said, adding that updates of the ongoing investigation with the suspects ... (more...)
Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 2 as it nears Mexico Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 2 as it nears Mexico
- September 12, 2017

As if the Atlantic hadn't had an already active hurricane season, tropical storms Katia and Jose reached enough strength Wednesday afternoon to reach hurricane status. Forecasters said the category one system, which had sustained winds of up to 130kph, could be near major hurricane strength when it makes landfall late Friday or early Saturday. (more...)
Plane crashes into tree after takeoff from CT airport Plane crashes into tree after takeoff from CT airport
- September 12, 2017

Shocking footage of the crash has been released by the two, showing the moment the blue-and-white single-engine Cessna flies straight into the vehicle park tree at 11.30am local time on Monday. Pilot Manfred Forst was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, but has since been released. He said he felt fortunate to have avoided any real injuries. (more...)
Irma passing Puerto Rico as Jose and Katia become hurricanes Irma passing Puerto Rico as Jose and Katia become hurricanes
- September 12, 2017

Tropical Storm Jose now poses no threat to land and there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. "The wind and air patterns in the area of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean, where many storms develop, are very conducive to an above-normal season", Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, told CNN last month. (more...)

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