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Updated Hurricane Irma Forecast as of Sept

Updated Hurricane Irma Forecast as of Sept Although longer-term forecasts can contain considerable uncertainty, they now show the historic storm spending the weekend churning along and on top of Florida's west coast before heading inland Monday through Georgia and Alabama . Those hundreds of miles outside of the cone will feel some impact from Hurricane Irma, which has measured up to 400 miles in width , with hurricane-force winds e... [Full Article...]

Dutch seek to restore security amid looting on St Martin

Dutch seek to restore security amid looting on St Martin He said food, water and security were the priorities on the island, known in Dutch as Sint Maarten. The airport was not destroyed, but it is not functional, said French Interior Minister GĂ©rard Collomb. It is expected that by the time the hurricane reaches the United States coast, it will have been downgraded to a category 4 hurricane. In addition to the military action, two ships have been sent... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma pulls ocean away from Bahamas shore

Hurricane Irma pulls ocean away from Bahamas shore Footage from the Hurricane Irma-hit Bahamas freaked out netizens on Saturday as the seawater was completely missing from a bay as far as the eye could see. While some have speculated the disappearing water could indicate an incoming tsunami, that's not the case here. Furthermore, those who live in the area should be mindful, as the water could return abruptly. [Full Article...]

Putin warns of global catastrophe over proposed sanctions on N'Korea

Putin warns of global catastrophe over proposed sanctions on N'Korea USA and Asian officials believe it is necessary to try negotiations and more economic pressure but concede these are unlikely to curb, let alone eliminate, the nuclear and missile programs that North Korean considers essential to its survival. [Full Article...]

Abe, Putin to hold talks amid North Korean nuclear crisis

Abe, Putin to hold talks amid North Korean nuclear crisis The agreement, last amended in 2012, was in the process of being changed in the wake of a series of missile tests by North Korea this year after Moon took office in May, including two intercontinental ballistic missile launches. The Blue House needs to pay serious attention to politicians who are calling for a reshuffle of the diplomatic and security establishment. China, which is North Korea's ... [Full Article...]

N.Korea nuke test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima

N.Korea nuke test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima The exercise came just two days after North Korea angered the global community by carrying out its sixth and largest nuclear test. Moon, who came to power earlier this year advocating a policy of pursuing engagement with Pyongyang, has come under increasing pressure to take a harder line on North Korea. [Full Article...]

Katia now third hurricane in tropics; forms in SW Gulf of Mexico

Katia now third hurricane in tropics; forms in SW Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Katia becomes a Category 2 and started today its movement in the Gulf of Mexico towards the coasts of Veracruz state, by where it will touch land in the first morning hours on Saturday, according to the Meteorological Service. [Full Article...]

What Hurricane Harvey says about risk, climate and resilience

What Hurricane Harvey says about risk, climate and resilience Hurricane Irma , a category 5 storm bearing down on Florida, is said to be the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. Long said it was "hard to say" how long the $15 billion approved by Congress for disaster relief will last. [Full Article...]

Harvey aid, debt on returning Congress' daunting to-do list

Harvey aid, debt on returning Congress' daunting to-do list The $15.25 billion in emergency funding includes $7.4 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, $450 million for the Small Business Authority's disaster loan program and $7.4 billion for the Community Development Block Grant program at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. [Full Article...]

Amber Alert issued for three New Mexico children

Amber Alert issued for three New Mexico children Deputies say 9-year-old Lloyd Wyatt, 8-year-old Lakai Wyatt, and 6-year-old Lexxington Wyatt went missing from Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday morning. Lexxington is 3 feet tall and weighs 50 pounds. He is wearing yellow and white shorts. She was last seen driving west on I-40 near State Route 95 in Arizona. [Full Article...]

Nobel laureates urge Aung San Suu Kyi to act

When she was under house arrest, "she mentioned that, 'please use your liberty to promote ours.' Now I want to ask Aung San Suu Kyi: Please use your liberty to promote ours". Though Suu Kyi and her government has repeatedly called all this "misinformation" and "fake news", question remains - What's happening in Myanmar?. [Full Article...]

Putin calls BRICS summit in China's Xiamen successful

Up until this point, the USA has shown little interest in much of what the Russian president has had to contribute on the North Korea file. Putin's comments, following an global summit in China, came after the United States called for the "strongest possible measures" against North Korea for detonating what it called a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, September 3. [Full Article...]

Air Force pilot killed in crash on Nevada range

Air Force pilot killed in crash on Nevada range As many as 800 tractor trailers loaded with relief supplies are at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery waiting to be deployed to Florida and Georgia as the areas brace for Hurricane Irma. The Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland, reported Schultz graduated from Annapolis High School in 1991. The crash was the first in two consecutive days of training-related crashes at the Nellis range. [Full Article...]

North Korea warns United States will pay for Nikki Haley's 'hysteric fit'

North Korea warns United States will pay for Nikki Haley's 'hysteric fit' Security Council to ban oil sales to the country following its nuclear test last weekend. "She is crazily swishing her skirt, playing the flagship role in Trump administration's disgusting sanctions and pressure racket", the state-run Korean Central News Agency said of Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley . [Full Article...]

Ex-US Presidents start fund to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Ex-US Presidents start fund to help Hurricane Harvey victims He tweeted: 'We will confront ANY challenge, no matter how strong the winds or high the water. Trump said on Twitter, "I'm proud to stand with Presidents for #OneAmericaAppeal ". The campaign, " One America Appeal ", started with a public service announcement (PSA) featuring Barack Obama , George W. Bush. The Category Five hurricane has devastated the Caribbean and caused states of emergency... [Full Article...]

Irma death toll in Dutch St Martin climbs to four: PM

Irma death toll in Dutch St Martin climbs to four: PM While Irma continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean , before making the dreaded turn towards Florida this weekend, and then Georgia early next week, Hurricane Jose is now following close on its heels. "The military has two tasks after arriving there". The island is divided between French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten, where the Dutch government estimated Saturday that 70 percent... [Full Article...]

Construction crane collapses in downtown Miami

Construction crane collapses in downtown Miami City officials said they were using geo-fencing, a 911 communication system, as well as social media, to contact residents in the area. No injuries were reported after either crash, said Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso. The employee captured video of the collapse. The boom of the crane snapped off and is now still connected to the tower, but is hanging off the side of the building. [Full Article...]

Branson says Necker Island 'devastated'; promises help for BVI

Branson says Necker Island 'devastated'; promises help for BVI Hurricane Irma toll hits 10, increasing threat for FloridaIn a caption on one of the photos, Branson wrote that he and others were going to ride out the storm under the house in his concrete wine cellar. Branson wrote earlier this week that he would stay on Necker Island and take shelter in his wine cellar with a group of Virgin employees. But he said the British Virgin Islands, where his isla... [Full Article...]

N.Korea may launch ICBM on Saturday: Seoul PM

As a yearly ritual, Pyongyang marks its founding anniversary with a big display of pageantry and military hardware. The sixth was conducted merely five days ago. Trump said "I would prefer not going the route of the military, but it is something certainly that could happen". "Is it inevitable? Nothing is inevitable". [Full Article...]

SC Governor Orders Evacuations of Barrier Islands in 3 SC Counties Only

SC Governor Orders Evacuations of Barrier Islands in 3 SC Counties Only McDowell County Emergency Services Director William Kehler said his agency has been reviewing preparedness items, communicating with partner agencies, communicating with critical healthcare facilities and reviewing documentation from Hurricanes Frances and Ivan in 2004. [Full Article...]


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