10th person dies in Hollywood, Fla., nursing home tragedy

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — A 10th nursing home patient died Wednesday, a week after the tragedy at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills began to unfold. Martha Murray, 94, was the latest victim of the sweltering temperatures in a building that lost power after Hurricane Irma swept through the state. According to Broward Medical Examiner Dr. Craig…

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A stunned Puerto Rico begins to dig out after Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria reduced homes to heaps of wood and cement in the oceanfront settlement of La Perla, where hundreds of people picked their way down the rocky hillsides strewn with debris Thursday to salvage what they could from the wreckage. At the foot of an ancient fort, just outside the walls…

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6 Die at Nursing Home as Irma’s Aftermath Brings New Hazards

Six patients at a sweltering Hollywood nursing home died in Hurricane Irma’s aftermath.

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Death Toll from Mexico Quake Rises to 90

The death toll from the massive earthquake that rocked southern Mexico has risen to at least 90, with most of the fatalities occurring in Oaxaca State. The powerful 8.2-magnitude quake struck off Mexico’s far southern Pacific coast just before midnight Thursday, about 100 kilometers from the town of Tonala. The earthquake triggered a 1-meter-high tsunami, according…

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After Irma comes recovery, and Florida is gearing up

Even as Hurricane Irma continued to slam Florida Sunday, Gov. Rick Scott was already looking ahead at the huge recovery effort that will be needed to feed and shelter victims, clean up debris, restore power and repair damaged homes and businesses. Scott Sunday asked for a major disaster declaration from President Donald Trump…

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Why social media apps should be in your disaster kit

If you aren’t already familiar with social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, it’s about time you learn about them. Social media has become a unique communication tool during times of crisis, elections and to help disseminate breaking news or organize community groups.  Many of these apps are free in the iPhone store or on Google Play for Android, and others are also available online through their respective websites. 

With floodwaters at four feet and rising, a family in Houston, Texas abandoned their possessions and scrambled to their roof during Hurricane Harvey to sit with their pets and await rescue. Unable to reach first responders through 911 and with no one visible nearby, they used their cellphones to send out a call for help through a social media application called Nextdoor.

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Watch “Live – Hurricane Irma Cat5 Florida (Live Coverage 24/7)” 

Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 storm, and with wind speeds of up to 185 miles per hour, it is one of the strongest recorded hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Will Hurricane Irma Hit Havana? Cuba Has Disaster Preparedness Down

Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 storm, and with wind speeds of up to 185 miles per hour, it is one of the strongest recorded hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Irma has already left at least 10 people dead after hitting Barbuda, St. Martin, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, and other island nations in the northeastern Caribbean.

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