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Hurricane Irma evacuees' baby born in Birmingham
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:55:00 +0200   wsfa (en)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Imagine leaving your home state just days before the due date of your child. Where would you go? What would you do? It was the situation the O’Byrne family faced, but they believe divine intervention placed them right where they needed to be.

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About 1.5 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:45:00 +0200   straitstimesSG (en)

MIAMI (Reuters) - About 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia remained without power on Friday (Sept 15) after Hurricane Irma, including 46 of Florida's nearly 700 nursing homes caught in the deadly storm's path. Irma, which ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on....

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Two bodies of Irma hurricane victims to be transported to Trinidad
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:38:00 +0200   thedailyherald (en)

Source photo Trinidad Express. PHILIPSBURG—According to the website of the Trinidad Express newspaper the bodies of Trinidadian Melan June Salvary-Doyle and her three-year-old grandson who were swept to their deaths by raging flood waters as Hurricane Irma pummeled St. Maarten/St.

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Lanisha Rolle urges understanding of tornado victims
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:38:00 +0200   tribune242 (en)

By DENISE MAYCOCK. Tribune Freeport Reporter. dmaycock@tribunemedia.net. SOCIAL Services and Urban Renewal Minister Lanisha Rolle visited the tornado-damaged areas in Grand Bahama and urged people to be very “sensitive” and understanding to the victims who suffered significant damage and what they are going through at this time.

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Dangers linger as Florida recovery picks up momentum
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:33:00 +0200   aikenstandard (en)

Evacuees at a special needs shelter sit and chat or rest, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Florida International University in Miami, Fla. About 30 people, including staff with the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition for the Homeless from Key West, Fla., were sheltered in a storefront underneath a parking garage on campus.

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SRS crews work around the clock on Irma cleanup
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:33:00 +0200   aikenstandard (en)

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Savannah River Site weathered Hurricane Irma last week with a combination of meticulous preparation and a well-choreographed response from a team of SRS and contractor employees. SRS has many important national missions, several one-of-a-kind nuclear facilities,....

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46 animals displaced by Hurricane Irma arrive in Capital Region
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:33:00 +0200   cbs6albany (en)

"They're stressed, they're scared, they're tired," said Todd Cramer, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society President and CEO. It's been a long journey, physically and emotionally, for these 31 dogs and 15 cats displaced by Hurricane Irma to finally arrive at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

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Storm brings out best in residents who share, help after Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:32:00 +0200   gainesville (en)

ȁ#x201c;I served 11 years in the United States Army fighting for this country, and it's time for me to serve this country to the best manner I can. I never want anyone to go by the wayside. We’re all low-income families around here.ȁ#x201d; By Daniel Smithson Staff writer. Seth Smith’s black-colored forearm tattoos stand out less on sunburnt skin.

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National News Irma's 'forgotten' evacuees struggle to find housing
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:29:00 +0200   boston (en)

MIAMI (AP) — It’s been one week since Margherita Lopez has taken a shower. She’s been shuffled to three different shelters since evacuating her home in Key West last week as Hurricane Irma approached. She’s slept on a gymnasium floor without a cot, has struggled to find food and says she feels like emergency management officials have forgotten her.

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EPA Irma Update for Friday, September 15, 2017
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:28:00 +0200   epa (en)

WASHINGTON (September 15, 2017) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to coordinate closely with local, state, and federal partners in response to Hurricane Irma. Response teams remain on the ground in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Public Storage : Provides Further Hurricane Irma Update
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:23:00 +0200   4-traders (en)

Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) is providing an additional progress update on the impact of Hurricane Irma. We have re-opened all properties in South Carolina and Georgia. We have also re-opened 91% of our Florida properties. Due to continuing power outages and repairs, 9% of our properties in Florida remain closed.

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Crayola's new color name draws criticism
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:23:00 +0200   cbs46 (en)

BLUEtiful the new crayola color name - soo scrabble upgrade? Bonny Diver (@BDiverTraffic) September 14, 2017 The Easton, Pennsylania-based company announced in March that its yellowish Dandelion crayon would be retired after 27 years, to be replaced with a new bright blue one in its 24-count box.

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Hurricane Jose returns and it has company
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:23:00 +0200   washingtonexaminer (en)

As Jose emerges from the Bermuda Triangle as Category 1 hurricane, where it has looped around for days, the storm is strengthening and making its way toward the Mid-Atlantic and later New England. (Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center) Jose regained hurricane status on Friday as it heads in the direction of the U.

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Cuba's top tourism resort braves Hurricane Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:22:00 +0200   sinacom-en (en)

HAVANA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Hurricane Irma has rampaged across Cuba's north coast over the weekend, but appeared to have spared Varadero major damage, a top official said on Friday. Cuba's famed beach resort will be ready for high tourism season which is to begin in November, said Oscar Garcia, a....

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Tropical Storm Irma takes bite of Georgia’s pecan crop, loss exceeds $100M
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:21:00 +0200   macon (en)

Wind and rain from the storm in Middle Georgia was “even worse than southwest Georgia, where the eye (of Hurricane Irma) came closer to,” Perdue said. Georgia is America’s No. 1 supplier of pecans. The roughly 88 million pounds Georgia produces annually makes up about a third of the country’s pecan....

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Gov. Cuomo visits US Virgin Islands to survey damage from Hurricane Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:20:00 +0200   abc7ny (en)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday to assess damage from Hurricane Irma and see how his state can assist in the recovery. New York has already deployed Air National Guard aircraft and personnel to the islands to help with search and rescue.

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Dangers linger as Florida's Hurricane Irma recovery picks up momentum
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:20:00 +0200   abc7ny (en)

div class='meta'> div class='origin-logo' data-origin='Creative Content'> /div> span class='caption-text' data-credit='Joe Raedle/Getty'>The skyline is seen as the outerbands of Hurricane Irma start to reach Florida on September 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

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Hurricane Irma evacuees' baby born in Birmingham
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:19:00 +0200   wbrc (en)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Imagine leaving your home state just days before the due date of your child. Where would you go? What would you do? It was the situation the O’Byrne family faced, but they believe divine intervention placed them right where they needed to be.

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Michigan gets 85 dogs and cats who are refugees from Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:18:00 +0200   seattletimes (en)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has dozens of new residents because of Hurricane Irma — and they all have four legs. A plane carrying about 85 dogs and cats landed in the Lansing area Friday from Florida. The animals will be available for adoption in Grand Rapids, Midland, Van Buren County and Ottawa County.

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Key West grotto attracts residents seeking divine intervention after Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:17:00 +0200   wsvn (en)

KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) - In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, some Key West residents have continued to pray at a grotto believed to be a source of divine protection from natural disasters. “You go down to the grotto, light a candle, say a prayer and hope that the hurricane doesn’t hit us,” said hurricane survivor Phil Tannura.

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