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How Carolinas, Florida are handling the upcoming midterm elections following 2 devastating hurricanes

How Carolinas, Florida are handling the upcoming midterm elections following 2 devastating hurricanesWith the pivotal midterm elections several weeks away, hurricanes Michael and Florence have been major obstacles to the administrative procedures for the election in the hardest-hit locations in the Carolinas and Florida.



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Hurricanes Are A Relapse Danger For Drug Users, But Experts Have A Plan For Florence

Hurricanes Are A Relapse Danger For Drug Users, But Experts Have A Plan For FlorenceIn Wilmington, North Carolina, Robert Childs went to Home Depot to get



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These Stunning GIFs Show St. Martin's Miraculous Recovery From Hurricanes Irma And Maria

These Stunning GIFs Show St. Martin's Miraculous Recovery From Hurricanes Irma And MariaHurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria left a trail of destruction when they swept over the Caribbean last September. Recovery has been slow in places like Puerto Rico, but it’s well on its way in St. Martin, an island that is controlled by France in the north and the Netherlands in the south. Six months after the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria, St. Martin is slowly rebuilding, but the scars of the most powerful hurricane ever known in the West Indies remain clearly visible.



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Mass shootings, hurricanes and President Trump top the biggest events of 2017

Mass shootings, hurricanes and President Trump top the biggest events of 2017In the final NBC News/WSJ poll of 2017, respondents reveal mixed reactions to a rocky year.



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Richard Branson slams Donald Trump after hurricanes: 'Whole world knows climate change is real'

Richard Branson slams Donald Trump after hurricanes: 'Whole world knows climate change is real'Virgin boss Richard Branson has hit out at Donald Trump after Hurricane Irma partially destroyed his home on the British Virgin Islands. Donald Trump, who has previously denied climate change, has planned to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, which aims to reduce the impact of global warming on Earth. Mr Branson criticised the President's stance in an interview on CNN, where he was asked about the impact of climate change on hurricanes. Richard Branson on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com "Look, you can never be 100 per cent sure about links" he replied, "but the scientists have said the storms are going to get more and more and more intense and more and more often." He continued: "We've had four storms within a month, all far greater than have ever, ever, ever happened in history. "Sadly, I think this is the start of things to come." Hitting out at Donald Trump, he continued:"Look, climate change is real. Ninety-nine per cent of scientists know it's real. "The whole world knows it's real except for maybe one person in the White House." Richard Branson launches aid relief campaign for the British Virgin Islands 02:33 The British billionaire and adventurer took refuge in the wine cellar of his home on his private island while it suffered a direct hit from the Category 5 Hurricane Irma. "As you can see from the photos, much of the buildings and vegetation on Necker has been destroyed or badly damaged," Sir Richard wrote from Puerto Rico, where he was mobilising aid efforts  for the British Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean. "We felt the full force of the strongest hurricane ever in the Atlantic Ocean. But we are very fortunate to have a strong cellar built into Necker’s Great House and were very lucky all of our teams who stayed on Island during the storm are safe and well." He has now called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Irma and fears of further damage by Hurricane Maria. Hurricanes Irma and Maria | Advice for travellers  



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DiCaprio Rips Trump's Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up Call

DiCaprio Rips Trump's Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up CallActor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio said Tuesday that the recent string of devastating hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and now Maria — shines a light on the climate crisis and should come as a wake-up call for President Donald Trump and the world.



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Sir Richard Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' for British Virgin Islands in wake of hurricanes Maria and Irma

Sir Richard Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' for British Virgin Islands in wake of hurricanes Maria and IrmaSir Richard Branson has called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Irma and fears of further damage by Hurricane Maria. The Virgin Group founder, who is currently in New York to push for greater action on climate change at the UN General Assembly, said that he feared Hurricane Maria would add to the "catastrophic damage" the islands had suffered earlier this month. #BVI needs the world’s attention now – helping local communities with Hurricane #Maria prep, survival & recovery t.co/uB3B1lj1tnpic.twitter.com/dh5NPf5kRs— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 18, 2017 Hurricane Maria was following a similar path to Irma, and strengthened to a category five storm on Monday night. Richard Branson on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com The US National Hurricane Centre declared it had upgraded the hurricane to its highest category after recording 160mph winds and issued warnings for islands including the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat. UK International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, said the Government is under no illusion about the possible impact of Maria and said they are taking steps to prepare communities. Damage on Necker Island Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com Sir Richard's private Necker island, which is part of the British Virgin islands, was devastated earlier in September by Hurricane Irma. Writing on his Virgin blog on Monday, the British billionaire said that his team "are doing everything we can to help people on the ground to prepare, and aid efforts are continuing". Damage on Necker Island, British Virgin Islands Credit: Virgin.com/Virgin.com "These hurricanes are causing unimaginable destruction; in the BVI infrastructure has collapsed, but we are working hard with some incredible partners, from the Royal Marines to aid agencies, the Puerto Rican authorities to the local BVIslanders, to help get the islands back on their feet," he wrote. "My thoughts are turning to working with others to help create a long-term Marshall Plan for the BVI, and for the Caribbean to be reconstructed and rejuvenated with clean energy and new jobs. However, as they prepare for another hurricane, the BVI’s people need the world's attention now." Sir Richard has launched the BVI Community Support Appeal to raise funds for those affected by the hurricanes. Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean, in pictures  



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Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Caribbean

Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward CaribbeanHurricane Jose is whipping 90-mile-per hour winds, creating dangerous currents as it barrels up the East Coast while Hurricane Maria, just behind it, strengthens as it heads straight for the Virgin Islands, St. Martin and Barbuda.



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Trump Marveled At Historic Hurricanes — Until Someone Brought Up Climate Change

Trump Marveled At Historic Hurricanes — Until Someone Brought Up Climate ChangeWASHINGTON — Days after expressing amazement at the size of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, President Donald Trump on Thursday suddenly didn’t seem too impressed about their ferocity when asked about climate change’s impact.



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Behind the fake shark photo that keeps showing up during hurricanes

Behind the fake shark photo that keeps showing up during hurricanesThe photoshopped image of a great white in shallow water along a flooded roadway has been popping up on Twitter during major storms since 2011.



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