Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding
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Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — A weakened but still dangerous Irma pushed inland Monday as it hammered Florida with winds that created hazards for rescuers and flooding that set a record in one city. Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm over Florida, but it still had winds near hurricane force. Its outer bands were also … Continue reading

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Even intrepid Keys residents ready to evacuate ahead of Irma
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Even intrepid Keys residents ready to evacuate ahead of Irma

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Residents of the Florida Keys are known for riding out hurricanes, but with Irma’s potentially catastrophic wind and rain set to crash through the low-lying island chain this weekend, not many seem willing to risk it this time. Throughout Florida, officials and residents are making preparations, but forecasts indicate the … Continue reading

House to vote on $7.9B Harvey relief bill
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House to vote on $7.9B Harvey relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — With federal disaster reserves running out, the House is swiftly moving to pass President Donald Trump’s request for a $7.9 billion first installment of relief for victims of Harvey. GOP leaders also hope to use the urgent Harvey aid bill to solve a far more vexing issue: Increasing the U.S. debt limit … Continue reading

Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud
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Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As high water spreads from Houston through Texas and Louisiana, authorities are bracing for an inevitable wave of fraud and other criminal activity set into motion by Harvey’s punishing rains. In a warning to those who would seek to defraud the government and people wanting to help or seeking assistance, a … Continue reading

Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief
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Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Harvey. But their resentment lingers. But as historic floods wreaked havoc across the Gulf Coast, Northeastern Republicans recalled with painful detail the days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged their region in 2012. At the time, Texas’ Republican … Continue reading