Irma Claims Dozens Of Lives Across Caribbean, United States

Irma Claims Dozens Of Lives Across Caribbean, United States

By The Associated Press The scope and scale of misery caused by Irma continues to grow, including its human toll. Irma, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, has claimed the lives of dozens of people across the Caribbean and southeastern United States. Victims include two women in Havana…

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FEMA Estimates 25 Percent Of Florida Keys Homes Are Gone

FEMA Estimates 25 Percent Of Florida Keys Homes Are Gone

By JASON DEAREN and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys’ farthest reaches Tuesday, while authorities rushed to repair the lone highway connecting the islands and deliver aid to Hurricane Irma’s victims. Federal officials estimated one-quarter of all homes in the Keys were destroyed.…

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President Trump And First Lady Prepare To commemorate Sept. 11

President Trump And First Lady Prepare To commemorate Sept. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is preparing to preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in 2001 when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The president and first lady Melania Trump plan to observe a moment…

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Hurricane Irma Gives Florida A Coast-To-Coast Pummeling

Hurricane Irma Gives Florida A Coast-To-Coast Pummeling

By JENNIFER KAY and FREIDA FRISARO, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. The 400-mile-wide (640-kilometer-wide) storm blew ashore in the morning in the mostly cleared-out…

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Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall In Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall In Florida Keys

St. Petersburg, FLA (AP)  The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the center of the massive hurricane made landfall on Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. Its top sustained winds are 130 mph (215 kph). Forecasters say a gust of 106 mph (171 kph) was reported on Big Pine Key.…

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