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Report slams local, US hurricane response in Puerto Rico
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Housing is urgently needed for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lack power and a regular source of safe water nearly three months after Hurricane Maria damaged their homes, Refugees International says in a report....

More than 30 dead in Philippines due to slow-moving storm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A slow-moving storm has left more than 30 people dead and several others missing mostly due to landslides and floods and stranded thousands of holiday travelers in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday....

Inspector general to review EPA's 2017 hurricane response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An internal federal watchdog says it will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Environmental Protection Agency's preparedness and response to the major hurricanes that struck the United States this year....

Studies: Warming made Harvey's deluge 3 times more likely
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research....

Italy: helicopters ferry flood victims to safety
MILAN (AP) -- Italian firefighters used helicopters and rubber dinghies to evacuate stranded residents of a town in the northern region of Emilia Romagna that flooded when waters overran earthen dikes....

Dundon signs purchase agreement to buy Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has signed a purchase agreement to buy a majority stake in the Carolina Hurricanes from longtime owner Peter Karmanos....

Senators want probe of firm that defaulted on FEMA contract
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven senators are urging the internal government watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security to investigate how a tiny Florida company won more than $30 million in contracts for desperately needed relief supplies following Hurricane Maria....

Poll finds many Harvey victims saying they still need help
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- More than three months after Hurricane Harvey walloped Texas, many affected residents say they're still not getting help they need and President Donald Trump is getting low marks for his handling of the disaster, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation survey released Tuesday....

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