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FEMA criticized for plan to end storm aid in Puerto Rico

FEMA criticized for plan to end storm aid in Puerto RicoWASHINGTON (AP) — Plans by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to halt hurricane relief supplies to Puerto Rico drew criticism Tuesday from members of Congress and the mayor of the island's largest city.



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Norwegian Cruise Line sailed right through the nightmarish winter storm

Norwegian Cruise Line sailed right through the nightmarish winter stormAs a powerful 'bomb cyclone' ravaged the U.S. East Coast with snow and high winds this week, a Norwegian Cruise Line ship sailed right into its path, giving thousands of passengers a fearsome experience they aren't likely to forget. SEE ALSO: Incredible photos from space show off the historic East Coast 'bomb cyclone' Passengers on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise were treated to monstrous waves, winds, rain, and flooding for multiple days as the ship made its way to New York City, navigating right into the storm that made headlines all week, passengers told
CBS New York Friday. The videos that passengers shared are harrowing. #BOMBCYLONE at sea aboard the #NCLbreakaway pic.twitter.com/o2T4s7iv5M — Christina Mendez (@christinamendez) January 4, 2018 Some were more in awe of the boat-rocking waves than afraid of them. Even if passengers steered clear of the deck and windows on the cruise, the onslaught of rain caused flooding, and one passenger shared a video showing running water on the carpeted floor and more leaking through the ceiling. Passengers who spoke to
CBS New York shared stories of people crying and throwing up, and general panic. "When you’re on a boat in the middle of the ocean and water is pouring down the stairs, you're thinking 'this is not going to end well,'" passenger Karoline Ross told
CBS New York. "This was the worst moment of my life." "I'm completely traumatized," passenger Emma Franzese told
CBS New York. "I'll never go on any type of boat again in my life after this." After the tumultuous trip, Norwegian Cruise Line apologized to guests in two statements, saying the ship "encountered stronger than forecasted weather conditions." Though as meteorologists were quick to note on social media, the storm was well-forecast, and the ship should not have been in that location. Oh look, another cruise ship with a death wish sailing into a massive talked about for days storm, then saying 'that storm wasn't forecast…duno where it came from' t.co/seGtXVr1xB — Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) January 6, 2018 WATCH: This NYC store is an environmentalist's wonderland



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Philippines storm death toll climbs to 240, scores missing

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 240, scores missingThe death toll from a storm that unleashed landslides and floods across the southern Philippines has climbed to 240 with scores of others still missing, officials said Monday. Tropical Storm Tembin on Friday struck the country’s main southern island of Mindanao, which often escapes the 20 or so storms that batter the rest of the archipelago nation each year. Civil defence officials said the number of confirmed deaths from Tembin on Mindanao’s Zamboanga peninsula had risen to 78, while the death toll in Lanao del Sur province on the island went up to 27.



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At least 150 killed in Philippines tropical storm

At least 150 killed in Philippines tropical stormTropical Storm Tembin is still sweeping across the Philippines, triggering flash floods and rescue efforts have been hampered by roads that are blocked or simply washed away.



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Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 44: officials

Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 44: officialsThe death toll from a tropical storm that struck the southern Philippines has risen to 44 as mudslides wiped out a mountain village and ravaged another town, officials said Saturday. Nineteen deaths were reported near the town of Tubod on Friday on Mindanao, the archipelago nation’s second-largest island, where Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed flash floods and mudslides that erased a remote village from the map, police said. The village is no longer there,” Tubod police officer Gerry Parami told AFP by telephone.



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Philippines storm leaves 182 dead and tens of thousands displaced

Philippines storm leaves 182 dead and tens of thousands displacedTens of thousands have been forced from their homes by a tropical storm that battered the southern Philippines leaving at least 182 dead, police and aid agencies said Sunday. Tropical Storm Tembin, which triggered flash floods and mudslides as it lashed the nation’s second-largest island of Mindanao, has displaced more than 70,000 people, said the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). “People left everything behind when they fled for their lives,” the IFRC’s Philippines operations and programmes manager Patrick Elliott said in a statement.



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Three dead, six missing as storm hits southern Philippines

Three dead, six missing as storm hits southern PhilippinesAt least three people were killed and six others were missing after a tropical storm struck the southern Philippines Friday, unleashing floods and landslides across a region of 20 million people, officials said. Tropical Storm Tembin hit the east coast of Mindanao, the archipelago nation’s second-largest island, before dawn with gusts of 125 kilometres (80 miles) an hour bringing torrential rain, the state weather office said. “We forced hundreds of people to evacuate some villages, but the water rose swiftly and our rescuers cannot reach other areas,” civil defence officer Saripada Pacasum of Lanao del Sur province, one of the hardest-hit areas, told AFP.



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Militants storm Kabul spy training centre

Militants storm Kabul spy training centreMilitants stormed an intelligence agency training centre in Kabul on Monday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, triggering an intense gunbattle with Afghan police. Security forces battled the militants, besieged in a construction site at the National Directorate of Security (NDS), for hours before killing at least two attackers. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said two police officers were injured but there were no civilian casualties.



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Storm chaser captures extraordinary images

Storm chaser captures extraordinary imagesWhile most people head for cover at the first sign of a storm, this man runs straight toward it. Storm chaser and father of three Mike Olbinski is addicted to photographing extreme weather and regularly takes on tornadoes and supercell thunderstorms in a bid to capture extraordinary images. The photographer, from Phoenix, often travels hundreds of miles a day to reach the eye of a storm. He first became hooked on the unusual hobby almost a decade ago, following the birth of his daughter. (Caters News)



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Nine dead as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school

Nine dead as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan schoolNine people were killed and dozens injured Friday when burqa-clad Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, officials said.



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