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HURRICANE Florence inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power. Here’s how the wild tropical storm has being wreaking havoc as it made landfall. Where is the tropical storm now? The hurricane moved towards North Carolina on evening of September 13. Screaming winds bent trees toward the ground and rain hammered in horizontally as Florence's leading edge whipped the Carolina coast The onslaught was expected to last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas. Has it caused much damage? Gov Roy Cooper asked for extra federal disaster help amid fears of "historic major damage" across the state. More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast At least 12,000 were in shelters. Prisoners were affected too. North Carolina corrections officials said more than 3,000 people were relocated from adult prisons and juvenile centers in the path of Florence. Officials said … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence – when and where did the tropical storm surge hit the US East Coast and has it caused much damage?
Scooter Libby, left, chats with Dick Cheney during an event to promote Lynne Cheney's biography of James Madison in 2014. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: President Trump’s plan to pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby is the latest signal to his associates that he has the power and inclination to reward those who stay loyal during special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Libby was convicted of four felonies, including obstruction of justice and perjury before a grand jury, related to the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame during his time as Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff. Libby was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000. Richard Painter, who was the chief ethics lawyer in the Bush White House from 2005 to 2007, tweeted: “So what’s the message here? Lie to a grand jury to protect political superiors and you will get a full pardon?” Remember, Trump’s lawyer reportedly told … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Trump’s plan to pardon ‘Scooter’ Libby sends a message to witnesses in Mueller probe
Jason Dearen and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press Updated 12:18 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a river. The Environmental Protection Agency says it reached agreement with International Paper Co. and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp. to design a plan to remove dioxin-contaminated materials from the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site in the Houston area. Both companies, which had fought clean-up efforts for years previously, said in statements they look forward to working with EPA to protect the river and community. The EPA says the estimated cost for the project is $115 million and is expected to take more than two years. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Dozens of rusty barrels and plastic tubs filled with a dark, oily liquid … [Read more...] about EPA to clean up toxic site damaged by Hurricane Harvey
CAYEY, Puerto Rico — Norma Ramos and Helga Marrero stood outside, chatting, as a Thursday afternoon dusk diluted the last bits of blue sky and sunshine in La Merced.Nearly every cement-block house along their meandering mountain road flickered to life as indoor lighting flashed on. A girl ran through the barrio and yelled, “Luz!” Power had returned. But the electrification only went as far as the bakery on the corner, where the linemen piled into bucket trucks and called it a day.For Ramos and Marrero, one more long-suffering day. Who knew how much longer it would be until they, too, could rejoice at flipping a switch?“Sunday,” Ramos said, reaching for a flashlight. “They promised we’d have electricity by Sunday. I guess I can wait. I’ve waited this long.”The neighbors belong to a community along Puerto Rico’s “last mile,” the cluster of communities marking Hurricane Maria’s destructive path across … [Read more...] about In Puerto Rico’s ‘last mile,’ power is still elusive as next hurricane season looms