Disasters

"Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After NBC Questions on Falsified Records"

"President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Federal Emergency Management Agency withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after NBC News raised questions about a federal investigation that found he had falsified government travel and timekeeping records when he served in the Bush administration in 2005."

Source: NBC News, 09/14/2017

"Utilities in U.S. Southeast Restore Power To Nearly Half Hit By Irma"

"Utilities in the U.S. Southeast returned power to almost half of the homes and businesses knocked out by Hurricane Irma, leaving about 4.3 million customers in the dark as of midday Wednesday, in one of the biggest restoration efforts in U.S. history."

Source: Reuters, 09/14/2017

"Why Getting the Power Back On in Florida Could Take Weeks"

"As Hurricane Irma rampaged through Florida, snapping power lines and damaging vital equipment, it left as many as 15 million people in the state without electricity, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. While some homes may see power restored within days, utilities said that other customers may have to wait weeks."

Source: NY Times, 09/13/2017

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