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As Hurricane Irma Begins Descent On Florida, FPL Reporting Outages

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A third storm, Katia, made landfall late Friday north of Tecolutla, Mexico, as a Category 1 hurricane but had weakened to a tropical depression by Saturday morning, the hurricane center said . So far, 600,000 in South Florida are without power. A GIF created by Joel Nihlean shows combined satellite images of both storms to show how massive size Irma is. Read More »

Hurricane Katia expected to strengthen as it nears Mexico

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It's the first time since 2010 that three active hurricanes have been in the Atlantic . The potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm made landfall in the Caribbean early Wednesday morning. Dr. Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center , told The New York Times warming waters, along with a relative lack of sudden wind shift, have created optimal hurricane conditions this season. Read More »

Les syndicats mobilisés contre la réforme du code du travail — Loire

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Au moment où Emmanuel Macron a atterri à Point-à-Pitre, avant de se rendre à Saint-Martin et Saint Barthélemy, les manifestants ont commencé à s'élancer dans plusieurs villes en fin de matinée, notamment à Nice, où selon la CGT , il s'agit d'une "grosse mobilisation " comme la ville n'en a pas connu depuis 2006 et la contestation du contrat première embauche. Read More »

NHC: Irma weakens into tropical depression

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The center is located right along the Florida and Georgia line and is forecast to track northwest and remain a tropical storm through this evening, then weaken to a tropical depression through Tuesday morning as it tracks across central Alabama. Read More »

8 dead in Texas mass shooting

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Two people were wounded in the shooting northeast of Dallas. The first officer who arrived also reported hearing gunshots. "It's a quiet neighborhood". They were standing outside and they're arguing. Police are still trying to determine the suspect's motive. Police say they responded to reports of shots fired. Read More »

Pennsylvania deploys team to help with cleanup in Irma-battered Florida

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The man who helped with the evacuations in the Florida Keys said he did not believe many people stayed behind in the Conch Republic. Around Tampa , once the storm center passes early Monday morning, a storm surge is possible of several feet above normally dry land, potentially inundating low-lying coastal areas. Read More »

Irma Knocks Out Power To About 5.8 Million

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Storm surge warnings were in place for Tampa Bay, from the South Santee River in SC to the Flagler/Volusia County line on the Atlantic Coast and from Cape Sable northward to the Ochlockonee River on the Gulf of Mexico. More than 180,000 people huddled in shelters in the Sunshine State. That means getting out of the house and around town might not be safe until - gulp - Monday. Read More »

Cleanup begins as Irma moves out of Florida

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The westward swing away from Miami in the overnight forecast caught many people off guard along Florida's Gulf coast and triggered an abrupt shift in storm preparations. Miami's economy is fuelled by the development of luxury high-rises. Looters, she joked, could help themselves to anything they wanted. The Keys are linked by 42 bridges that have to be checked for safety before motorists can be allowed in, officials said. Read More »

What is storm surge, and how does it happen?

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A few hours later, it was downgraded again to Category 2, with maximum sustained wind gusts of 110 mph (175 kph), the National Hurricane Centre reported in Miami. No deaths in Florida were immediately linked to the storm . Areas without water, power or communications are likely to remain so for some time. Read More »

Crane Collapses As Hurricane Irma Hits Downtown Miami

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Georgia reported more than 570,000 homes and businesses without electricity, and there were 80,000 in SC. GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: Sure, Michel. The scramble to get out of the hurricane's path was so acute that the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday evening said air traffic controllers were increasing the space between flights from Miami and nearby Fort Lauderdale to enable them to better manage the crowded skies. Read More »

Hurricane Irma strangles Florida with two landfalls, 5 killed

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Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida Sunday and Monday, causing damage in nearly every part of the state. The NHC said that it is weakening, while retaining hurricane strength before weakening to Category 1 strength. More than 4,000 people were housed in Volusia schools-turned-sheleters. The two are now at the hospital, it said. As the storm weakens as it heads toward Georgia , outages have leveled off or even declined at other Florida utilities, while increasing in Georgia, South ... Read More »

When Will Hurricane Irma Hit Savannah, Georgia?

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Puerto Rico: More than 6,000 residents of the U.S. territory are in shelters and many more without power. Almost all tropical cyclones that hit the United States produce at least one tornado, "provided enough of the. Trump stressed that his top priorities are life-saving and life-sustaining efforts in affected areas, the White House said. Miami International Airport suffered "significant water damage", the airport's CEO said on Twitter. Read More »

Tampa Bay waters get sucked backward ahead of Hurricane Irma

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EDT (1325 UTC) by the NOAA GOES East satellite as its eye approached the southwestern coast of Florida . Florida utility officials say more than 1 million customers have lost power as Hurricane Irma hits the state. Waters receded at some of the beaches along the Florida coast as Irma moved north. The storm made landfall at Marco Island at 15:35 local time. Read More »

Here's the controversial answer that won Miss America the crown

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She said that she did not think the United States should have withdrawn and that she disagrees with the decision. "She's a lovely girl, so happy for you", another told Mund's mother. Mund, who was a national dance champion in college had the chance to showcase her moves in the talent competition segment during the Miss America pageant. Read More »

Irma knocks out power to 7M homes, businesses

A total of 5.8 million Floridians are now without power, and local authorities are beginning to formally assess the damage across South Florida, thought to be heaviest in places including Naples, Marco Island, and the upper and middle Florida Keys. Read More »

Rohingya insurgents in Myanmar call temporary ceasefire to ease humanitarian crisis

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Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages. "It's a sign of the significant worry that Security Council members have about the situation that is continuing to deteriorate for the many Rohingyas who are seeking to flee Rakhine state", British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told reporters. Read More »

Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1000 model

More advanced photographers may also have the ability to manually adjust the camera's flash and film with higher resolution and capture speeds, with the highest being 1080p at 240 fps. The iPhone X2? The iPhone XX? We can see that the person in video enrolled his face by tapping on Enroll Face settings . Aussies hoping to buy the new iPhone are likely to be forking out more than most countries in Asia. Read More »

Unveiled: The street legal Mercedes-AMG F1 auto

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Mercedes-AMG will build 275 cars at $2.72 million per vehicle. Thus, the Project One packs the best of both worlds, and when the automakers say the best, they mean it. Each front wheel gets its own electric motor , allowing for insane torque vectoring, but the internal combustion engine gets two electric motors too. Read More »

Irma rips through Cuba, then sweeps toward Florida

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The storm did some $US20 billion ($A25 billion) to $US40 billion in damage to insured property as it tore through Florida, catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide estimated. A hurricane warning was in effect Saturday morning for St. Martin/St. Maarten and St. Barts. "Included in the hurricane warnings are the Tampa/St. Read More »

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Irma spreads flooding, misery in Southeast

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While the projected track showed Irma raking the state's Gulf Coast, forecasters warned that the entire Florida peninsula - including the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people - was in extreme danger from the monstrous storm, nearly 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide. Read More »

Charleston braces for 'serious flooding' from Hurricane Irma

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The storm, which at its peak was designated a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 185 mile per hour, is expected to become a tropical depression Tuesday as it moves into eastern Alabama. A flash flood emergency has been declared in Charleston as widespread flooding driven by Irma engulfed the city. City crews would clear the drains of debris to prevent flooding. Read More »

Pakistan summons Myanmar's envoy, over Rohingyas' plight

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But he said those displaced include members of the Rohingya ethnic group and non-Rohingya in the area. The report said that Tohar has been trained in Pakistan by Lashkar e Tayyaba and while Bnagladesh government is also anxious about these terror links, a lack of intelligence sharing network between India, Bangladesh and Myanmar may have prevented the latter from getting prior warning on the threat. Read More »

Power Out For More Than 60 Percent Of Florida Homes And Businesses

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By 5 p.m., Irma had weakened to a Category 2 storm, with 110 miles per hour maximum sustained winds. The entire state of Florida looks to be impacted by Irma, except for maybe the western panhandle with life threatening wind hazards, flash flooding, tornadoes and storm surge along the coast. Read More »

Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes

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In August previous year, the North successfully test-fired for the first time a submarine-launched ballistic missile that flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles). The U.S. has roughly 28,000 troops in South Korea, and there are hundreds of thousands more American citizens just in Seoul, the capital, with a metro area population of 25 million. Read More »

Here's when Hurricane Irma will hit Tampa, St. Petersburg

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The National Hurricane Center warned of possible tornadoes along the SC coast overnight. Even that, however, could bring risky flash flooding and storm surges in many populated areas, our Havana correspondent says. Projections included widespread damage, from storm surge near Savannah to toppled trees and power lines far inland into Alabama. Hurricane-force winds extended 40 miles from the center of Jose, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph. Read More »

NY, national gas prices may have peaked last week

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In the past two weeks, there has been a sudden jump in the gasoline price, after Hurricane Harvey induced in closing the USA refineries. The Department of Energy (DOE ) reported that Harvey shuttered 10 percent of the Gulf Coast refining capabilities. Read More »

Pope Francis gets bruise in popemobile during visit to Colombia

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The pope's remarks on Sunday are not the first time he's questioned Trump on issues regarding immigration. "We are required to generate "from below" a change in culture, so we respond to the culture of death and violence with the culture of life and encounter", Pope Francis said September 10, prior to returning to Rome. Read More »

Le bilan s'alourdit à 25 morts — Ouragan Irma

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Le bilan provisoire du passage de l'ouragan Irma est de huit morts et 23 blessés dans les Antilles françaises. "Pourquoi toutes ces mesures n'ont-elles pas été prises avant?", a demandé dimanche le député apparenté FN Gilbert Collard, considérant que "le gouvernement avait à peu près cinq jours pour se préparer" avant Irma. Read More »

Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar 'seems like ethnic cleansing'

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Aung San Suu Kyi has repeatedly come under criticism for her lack of action to help the Rohingya, a stark contrast to her previous image as a champion of human rights. It urged Myanmar to accept United Nations monitors to carry out "a thorough and independent investigation of all established violations of global human rights. Read More »

One-two punch from Harvey, Irma will be costly

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Harvey forced the closure of a dozen refineries, some of which are back to producing gasoline at reduced levels, but GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan said the effects could linger for weeks. This year , he predicts the price at the pump at that time could be right around $2 per gallon. Even when a storm is less disastrous than predicted, the government has to spend time and money getting ready, experts say. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: See the storm's wind and rain blast Florida

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At least five people died of storm-related injuries in Florida as the massive hurricane barreled across the Sunshine State. The storm was weakening, but still potent, as it traveled northward through Georgia and SC. Monroe County Sheriff's Office said his body was discovered by first responders who were patrolling during lulls in the bad weather on Saturday afternoon. Read More »

United Nations warns Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'

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The counteroffensive has claimed the lives of at least 400 people, so far, and locals say government forces are burning their villages and forcing them from their homes. Myanmar accused the Rohingya insurgents of torching seven villages, one outpost, and two parts of Maungdaw town. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein speaking in Sri Lanka. Read More »

Macron partira lundi soir pour Saint-Martin — Irma

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En progressant dans les terres vers le nord, Irma va continuer de s'affaiblir. Les secours sont donc lancés dans une course de vitesse en attendant l'arrivée du nouvel ouragan, qui devrait paralyser les liaisons aériennes. Le cabinet souligne qu'en Floride 80% des biens assurés se trouvent en bord de mer, la valeur et la quantité de ces derniers n'ayant cessé de croître ces dernières décennies. Read More »

Hurricane Irma is one threat - rising sea levels are yet another

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But The Associated Press has been texting with John Huston, who has been riding out the storm in his house on Key Largo, on the Atlantic side of the island, just south of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Early on Friday, Irma battered the Turks and Caicos Islands - a British overseas territory - causing communications to go down. - It's the first Category 5 hurricane to hit Cuba, which regularly gets assaulted by hurricanes, in almost 100 years. Read More »