Hurricane


Hurricane Florence Deluges Carolinas Ahead of Landfall

Heavy rain, wind gusts and rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence swamped the Carolinas early on Friday as the massive storm crawled toward the coast, threatening millions of people in its…

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Mammoth Hurricane Florence Creeps Toward East Coast

An outsized Hurricane Florence early on Thursday crept closer to the East Coast, packing tropical storm-force winds across hundreds of miles that threaten the region with potentially catastrophic flooding and…

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Strong Typhoon Slams Western Japan; 8 People Dead, Airport Flooded

A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, inundating the region’s main international airport and blowing a tanker into a bridge, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands…

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Tropical Storm Gordon Races Toward Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Gordon barreled on Tuesday toward the Gulf Coast, where it was expected to become a hurricane and shake parts of the south with high winds and heavy rain,…

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Hurricane Lane Weakens But Still Packing Wallop

Hurricane Lane has weakened as it approaches Hawaii but was still expected to pack a wallop, forecasters said Wednesday. The National Weather Service said tropical-storm-force winds could begin as early…

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Hurricane Harvey’s Toxic Impact Deeper Than Public Told

More than a half-year after Hurricane Harvey flooded America’s largest corridor of energy and petrochemical plants, records show the storm’s environmental assault was more widespread and severe than authorities publicly…

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FEMA Expands Policy to Include Houses of Worship

Shuls and other houses of worship damaged in natural disasters will now be eligible to receive relief funds from the federal government in keeping with a policy change announced last…

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FEMA Rethinking Ban on Disaster Aid to Houses of Worship

When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied aid by the Federal Emergency Management…

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