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Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for IRMA-17
in United States, Bahamas, Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S., Virgin Islands, British, Anguilla, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbudafrom 30 Aug 2017 15:00 UTC to 12 Sep 2017 03:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

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Hurricane Irma evacuees' baby born in Birmingham
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:55:00 +0200   wsfa (en)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Imagine leaving your home state just days before the due date of your child. Where would you go? What would you do? It was the situation the O’Byrne family faced, but they believe divine intervention placed them right where they needed to be.

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About 1.5 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:45:00 +0200   straitstimesSG (en)

MIAMI (Reuters) - About 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia remained without power on Friday (Sept 15) after Hurricane Irma , including 46 of Florida's nearly 700 nursing homes caught in the deadly storm's path. Irma, which ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on....

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Two bodies of Irma hurricane victims to be transported to Trinidad
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:38:00 +0200   thedailyherald (en)

Source photo Trinidad Express. PHILIPSBURG—According to the website of the Trinidad Express newspaper the bodies of Trinidadian Melan June Salvary-Doyle and her three-year-old grandson who were swept to their deaths by raging flood waters as Hurricane Irma pummeled St. Maarten/St.

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SRS crews work around the clock on Irma cleanup
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:33:00 +0200   aikenstandard (en)

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Savannah River Site weathered Hurricane Irma last week with a combination of meticulous preparation and a well-choreographed response from a team of SRS and contractor employees. SRS has many important national missions, several one-of-a-kind nuclear facilities,....

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46 animals displaced by Hurricane Irma arrive in Capital Region
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:33:00 +0200   cbs6albany (en)

"They're stressed, they're scared, they're tired," said Todd Cramer, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society President and CEO. It's been a long journey, physically and emotionally, for these 31 dogs and 15 cats displaced by Hurricane Irma to finally arrive at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

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Storm brings out best in residents who share, help after Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:32:00 +0200   gainesville (en)

ȁ#x201c;I served 11 years in the United States Army fighting for this country, and it's time for me to serve this country to the best manner I can. I never want anyone to go by the wayside. We’re all low-income families around here.ȁ#x201d; By Daniel Smithson Staff writer. Seth Smith’s black-colored forearm tattoos stand out less on sunburnt skin.

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National News Irma's 'forgotten' evacuees struggle to find housing
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:29:00 +0200   boston (en)

MIAMI (AP) — It’s been one week since Margherita Lopez has taken a shower. She’s been shuffled to three different shelters since evacuating her home in Key West last week as Hurricane Irma approached. She’s slept on a gymnasium floor without a cot, has struggled to find food and says she feels like emergency management officials have forgotten her.

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EPA Irma Update for Friday, September 15, 2017
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:28:00 +0200   epa (en)

WASHINGTON (September 15, 2017) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to coordinate closely with local, state, and federal partners in response to Hurricane Irma . Response teams remain on the ground in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico , and the U.S. Virgin Islands .

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Public Storage : Provides Further Hurricane Irma Update
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:23:00 +0200   4-traders (en)

Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) is providing an additional progress update on the impact of Hurricane Irma . We have re-opened all properties in South Carolina and Georgia. We have also re-opened 91% of our Florida properties. Due to continuing power outages and repairs, 9% of our properties in Florida remain closed.

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Cuba's top tourism resort braves Hurricane Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:22:00 +0200   sinacom-en (en)

HAVANA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Hurricane Irma has rampaged across Cuba 's north coast over the weekend, but appeared to have spared Varadero major damage, a top official said on Friday. Cuba's famed beach resort will be ready for high tourism season which is to begin in November, said Oscar Garcia, a....

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Tropical Storm Irma takes bite of Georgia’s pecan crop, loss exceeds $100M
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:21:00 +0200   macon (en)

Wind and rain from the storm in Middle Georgia was “even worse than southwest Georgia, where the eye (of Hurricane Irma ) came closer to,” Perdue said. Georgia is America’s No. 1 supplier of pecans. The roughly 88 million pounds Georgia produces annually makes up about a third of the country’s pecan....

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Gov. Cuomo visits US Virgin Islands to survey damage from Hurricane Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:20:00 +0200   abc7ny (en)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday to assess damage from Hurricane Irma and see how his state can assist in the recovery. New York has already deployed Air National Guard aircraft and personnel to the islands to help with search and rescue.

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Dangers linger as Florida's Hurricane Irma recovery picks up momentum
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:20:00 +0200   abc7ny (en)

div class='meta'> div class='origin-logo' data-origin='Creative Content'> /div> span class='caption-text' data-credit='Joe Raedle/Getty'>The skyline is seen as the outerbands of Hurricane Irma start to reach Florida on September 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

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Hurricane Irma evacuees' baby born in Birmingham
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:19:00 +0200   wbrc (en)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Imagine leaving your home state just days before the due date of your child. Where would you go? What would you do? It was the situation the O’Byrne family faced, but they believe divine intervention placed them right where they needed to be.

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Michigan gets 85 dogs and cats who are refugees from Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:18:00 +0200   seattletimes (en)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has dozens of new residents because of Hurricane Irma — and they all have four legs. A plane carrying about 85 dogs and cats landed in the Lansing area Friday from Florida. The animals will be available for adoption in Grand Rapids, Midland, Van Buren County and Ottawa County.

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Key West grotto attracts residents seeking divine intervention after Irma
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:17:00 +0200   wsvn (en)

KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) - In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma , some Key West residents have continued to pray at a grotto believed to be a source of divine protection from natural disasters. “You go down to the grotto, light a candle, say a prayer and hope that the hurricane doesn’t hit us,” said hurricane survivor Phil Tannura.

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People Who Abandoned Pets During Hurricane Irma Will Face Felony Charges, Authorities Say
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:12:00 +0200   ibtimes-mx (en)

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control reported that amid hasty evacuations to escape the destruction of Hurricane Irma , pet owners in the area reportedly left their animals chained or tied up outside and exposed to the dangerous weather. But those owners could now face felony charges, as both....

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Power Restored to More Than 80 Percent of Customers Impacted by Hurricane Irma, Crews Continue to Work Around the Clock
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:12:00 +0200   prnewswire (en)

WASHINGTON Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of 5:30 p.m. EDT , about 1.4 million customers are without power in Florida and Georgia as a result of Hurricane Irma . At Irma's peak on September 11 , there were more than 7.8 million outages. "Just four days after this historic storm passed,....

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WSFA 12 News, Salvation Army team up for Irma relief drive
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:10:00 +0200   wsfa (en)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Thousands in Florida and parts of Georgia lost their homes or had extensive damage because of Hurricane Irma . You may be wondering how you can help. WSFA 12 News is teaming up with the Salvation Army for a relief drive to help those victims affected by the storms. The relief drive will take place on Tuesday from 11 a.

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News Women get in on the 'hot cop challenge' following Hurricane Irma Women get in on the 'hot cop challenge' following Hurricane Irma News 13 minutes ago
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:10:00 +0200   wtsp (en)

You’ve seen all the ‘hot cops’ posts about first responders in Florida. Well, the ladies have joined in! Meet the women of the Coral Springs Police Department. On Friday afternoon, they posted their own picture of five women they say represent the training unit, SWAT team, strategic enforcement team, road patrol and youth liaison unit.

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