Trial Over Hurricane Flooding in Houston Wraps Up

Is it inevitable that another massive storm like Hurricane Harvey will bring disastrous flooding to Houston? Seeking to avoid government liability for home flooding caused by two Houston-area dams retaining runoff from the historic deluge, a Justice Department attorney argued Friday the probability of another Harvey is “incredibly low.”

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FEMA Officers and Contractor Accused of Puerto Rico Disaster Fraud

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s energy grid two years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency official in charge of planning and coordinating the recovery of the commonwealth’s energy sector oversaw two contracts that ballooned to more than $1.8 billion with a Delaware-based energy company that had formed less than a year earlier.

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Southern Governors Ready States for Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian moves away from the flooded remains of the Bahamas, governors across the American South are ordering evacuations, declaring states of emergency and asking for federal support ahead of the storm’s expected U.S. landfall. 

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‘Total Devastation’: Hurricane Slams Parts of the Bahamas

Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin Tuesday in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands. At least seven deaths were reported, with the full scope of the disaster still unknown.

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Dorian Stalls Over Bahamas, Wreaking Catastrophic Damage

Hurricane Dorian remained stationary early Tuesday, its relentless winds causing catastrophic damage in the northwest Bahamas, flooding the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama with walls of water reaching the second floors of buildings, trapping people in attics and drowning the Grand Bahama airport under 6 feet of water.

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Dorian Swamps Bahamas; Evacuations Ordered on US East Coast

Mandatory evacuations were ordered on Florida’s northeast coast Monday as Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary.

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