Senators Told They Must Do More to Protect Vulnerable Elderly From Monster Storms

Images of seniors in wheelchairs sitting waist deep in the waters which flooded their nursing home after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston told a tale of a tragedy that could have been avoided with the help of greater federal investment and oversight, a bipartisan senate committee agreed on Wednesday.

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Six Die in Florida Nursing Home That Lost Power Due to Hurricane Irma

Five people have died at a South Florida nursing home that lost power due to Hurricane Irma. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three of the deaths took place at the nursing home, while two others occurred as the residents were being transported to a hospital. Sharief said 120 residents of the Hollywood, Fla., facility have been evacuated due to intense heat.

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‘Worst Ever Seen’: European Leaders View Devastated Islands

France’s president and the Dutch king visited Caribbean territories on Tuesday that have been hammered by Hurricane Irma, trying to quell accusations by residents that European governments were unprepared, slow to react and sometimes even racist in their responses to the devastation.

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Florida Staggers From Rescue Operations Toward Recovery

Southern Florida staggered from rescue toward recuperation Tuesday morning as tropical storm Irma bore north, forcing evacuations in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Florida Power and Light said it has organized the largest restoration brigade ever assembled in the United States: more than 19,000 line workers, arborists and other technicians, though power may not be restored for weeks to all of the more than 6 million Floridians still in the dark.

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