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Georgia Power generation facilities prepared for Hurricane Irma

Georgia Power generation facilities prepared for Hurricane Irma As recently as 2:00 p.m. EDT yesterday, Irma's forecast track suggested the category five system would plow through the center of the Palmetto State early next week. State Emergency Management officials are shifting staff from eastern areas to support the western parts of the state and working with hydrologists to identify possible trouble spots for flooding and landslides in mountain counties. [Full Article...]

Climate change and hurricanes: Is Irma a sign of things to come?

Climate change gets credit for the pattern of increasingly devastating hurricane seasons, not necessarily for any one hurricane . The explanation is simple. But Irma is a monster, record-smashing storm, with the most sustained high-intensity winds ever seen. "Never seen anything like this in the modern record", Blake tweeted. [Full Article...]

Irma: Hurricane is heading towards Trump Florida golf courses and properties

It cost them $5 million - the equivalent of nearly $70 million today. As of 1500 UTC, Hurricane Irma was about 75 miles east-northeast of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and about 120 miles southeast of Grand Turk Island. Even in 1992, when the historic Hurricane Andrew cost Florida about $25 billion in damage at the time , there was relatively little damage around Palm Beach . [Full Article...]

NASA astronauts capture ominous footage of Hurricane Irma from space

NASA astronauts capture ominous footage of Hurricane Irma from space Katia broke apart after making landfall in Mexico, the NHC said . Waves as high as 9 metres were also reported, as per The Guardian . Hurricane Irma has pounded the Caribbean , destroying homes and leaving at least 19 people dead. "Everybody's going to feel this one". According to CBS , there were few gas stations still open in Key West and Marathon as of Friday. Already Saturday nigh... [Full Article...]

Qatari emir tells Saudi crown prince ready to discuss arab powers' demands

Qatari emir tells Saudi crown prince ready to discuss arab powers' demands The state-run Qatar News Agency immediately published details of the call, saying that Riyadh and Doha had agreed to send two envoys to discuss the dispute. It clearly shows that the Qatari authority has not yet understood that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not ready at all to tolerate the change of agreements and facts by the Qatari authority. [Full Article...]

World famous St Maarten airport destroyed by Hurricane Irma

World famous St Maarten airport destroyed by Hurricane Irma A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. "It's just heartbreaking to see the airport, the homes and hotels in ruins", said Julie Young, a Virginia resident who went on a family vacation to the island in late June. According to AP reports, as many as "37 million people could be affected by Hurricane Irma ". At least eight people were killed and 21 more were injured on St. [Full Article...]

Dolphin Attack targets devices with Siri, Google Assistant and others activated

Dolphin Attack targets devices with Siri, Google Assistant and others activated By using ultrasonic frequencies that are too high for humans to hear, the researchers were able to send commands to Siri , Alexa and other voice assistants to access a wide range of functions on a number of popular consumer devices. Researchers from China's Zhejiang University have detailed the attack technique in a paper, but there are so many limitations and caveats that the vulnerability... [Full Article...]

Conspiracy to help Ram Rahim: Haryana Police arrests Three Dera followers

Conspiracy to help Ram Rahim: Haryana Police arrests Three Dera followers Ram Rahim was convicted in the 1999 rape cases by a CBI special court in Panchkula on August 25. Forty-one paramilitary companies, four Army columns, cops from as many districts, a SWAT team, and a dog squad have been deployed for the search of the Dera headquarters. [Full Article...]

Minor murdered in Gurugram school

Minor murdered in Gurugram school He was rushed to a private hospital in Gurgaon where he was declared dead. "I want action against the school administration", Varun Thakur, the child's father, said. "A two-member fact finding committee has been set up to enquire into the tragic murder of the student in the school premises". Singh didn't respond to a question on what action has been taken against the school management. [Full Article...]

China says it will back new measures against N.Korea

China says it will back new measures against N.Korea Trump also warned that while he would prefer "not going the route of the military", military action against Pyongyang was something that "certainly could happen", Xinhua reported. USA officials say such restrictions could have a major impact on North Korea's military and industrial economy as it lacks its own oil resources. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that Beijing would suppor... [Full Article...]

The Sun has produced a whole bunch of solar flares this week

The Sun has produced a whole bunch of solar flares this week The space agency said the solar flares were accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME) and this could have an impact on technology. The X-class solar flares are the most powerful flares. Dr Aaron Reid, from Queen's University Belfast's Astrophysics Research Centre, said: "The sun is now in what we call solar minimum ". This is the phase where eruptions from the sun become increasingly rar... [Full Article...]

Meet Harvey & Irma: Washington couple celebrating 75 years of marriage

Meet Harvey & Irma: Washington couple celebrating 75 years of marriage In addition to their two children, they have taken in more than 120 foster children, many disabled. Harvey, who turned 104 in July, and Irma Schluter , 92, told the Spokesman-Review in March that there was no secret to how they managed to make it through decades together. [Full Article...]

LFR fills time missed by task force members

LFR fills time missed by task force members Euclid Fire Captain Chris Caimi was one of them. Pruitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will let them know if their services are needed again. Now, 11 members of the task force have been moved to St. Thomas because "things have been very active", said Chief Michael Barakey, the assistant team leader of the task force. [Full Article...]

SC Gov. says he needs more information to make decision on evacuation

SC Gov. says he needs more information to make decision on evacuation If Irma follows its current track, Midlands residents could face up to 7 inches of rain and wind gusts as strong as 50 miles per hour, experts said. He had said Thursday that if evacuations were ordered, they'd go into effect at 10 a.m. The largest barrier island involved in the evacuation is Hilton Head, which has a permanent population of more than 40,000. McMaster's comments came as SC prep... [Full Article...]

Trump overrules GOP with deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

McKinley said because senators adjourned Thursday evening, the House had no other choice but to pass the legislation. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan refuted reports that he was "furious" over President Trump's surprise budget deal with Democratic leaders on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Bipartisan Senate Bill Doubles Hurricane Recovery Funding

During a White House meeting on Wednesday involving Trump , Pelosi , Schumer, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , the president and the Democratic leaders agreed to pursue legislation to end the need for regular debt ceiling increases, people familiar with the meeting said . [Full Article...]

Prosecutors Want Martin Shkreli Jailed After Hillary Clinton Hair 'Threat'

Prosecutors Want Martin Shkreli Jailed After Hillary Clinton Hair 'Threat' Shkreli, who's made a practice out of such bad boy antics with a myriad of online taunts and threats, promised to take it down quickly, then dawdled until Wednesday, according to a report on Reuters . Shkreli, who was found guilty by a jury last month of defrauding investors in two hedge funds, has been out on bail awaiting his sentencing hearing. [Full Article...]

Active shooter situation at OH high school: Arrest made, no injuries reported

Active shooter situation at OH high school: Arrest made, no injuries reported Columbus police tweeted that the department's SWAT team made the arrest and seized a gun. The school was placed on lockdown, WCMH reports . Columbus City School administrators said all students and staff are safe after the incident. Though the student reportedly had gang-affiliated content on his personal Facebook page, a source told The Columbus Dispatch that the shooting wasn't gang-re... [Full Article...]

Customer waiting for hours gives last generator to fellow shopper

Customer waiting for hours gives last generator to fellow shopper Distraught, she burst into tears. The Hurricane threat is bringing out the best in some Central Florida Residents. Managers at the Lowe's store at South Semoran Boulevard and Lake Margaret Drive near Orlando's Conway neighborhood said they received a surprise shipment of 216 generators at about 7 a.m. [Full Article...]

Mar-a-Lago Irma Evacuation Ordered

Mar-a-Lago Irma Evacuation Ordered Irma also raises the question: Will Mar-a-Lago require any extra security before or after the storm now that it's the part-time residence of the president? Since being built, Mar-A-Lago has seen it's fair share of huge storms. Despite their speeds, Irma's winds don't appear to be much of a threat to Mar-a-Lago. Trump wasn't elected yet when Hurricane Matthew threatened last fall. [Full Article...]


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