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Latest Disaster News
AP PHOTOS: Aerial views of Texas floodwatersFri, 29 May 2015 23:39
Latest on flooding: Home evacuation in Texas city reducedFri, 29 May 2015 23:31
Texas seeks presidential disaster declaration after storms kill 21Fri, 29 May 2015 22:49
By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott sought a presidential disaster declaration on Friday after severe weather this week killed at least 21 people, caused massive flooding and prompted evacuations. Storms that battered North Texas on Thursday and Friday added more runoff to swollen rivers and prompted hundreds of calls for help in Dallas, where some areas saw up to seven inches (17.8 cm) of rain. "Communities across the State of Texas have experienced devastating destruction, injury and – most tragically – loss of life due to the major and (an) unceasing severe weather system that has been impacting our state for weeks," said Abbott, who has declared 70 counties disaster areas.
Andres becomes first hurricane of year in eastern PacificFri, 29 May 2015 22:45MIAMI (AP) — Andres has strengthened into the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific this year, but is still no threat to land as it swirls far off the coast of Mexico.
Andres becomes first hurricane of year in eastern Pacific; still no threat to landFri, 29 May 2015 22:45MIAMI (AP) — Andres becomes first hurricane of year in eastern Pacific; still no threat to land.
Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsorsFri, 29 May 2015 21:26
HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
Officials: Brazos River Flooding To WorsenFri, 29 May 2015 17:11The National Weather Service River Forecasters are predicting a second and much higher crest of the Brazos River in Parker County.
Oil CEO Hamm sought ouster of scientists looking at quakes: BloombergSat, 16 May 2015 03:08
Oilman Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources Inc., told a University of Oklahoma dean last year that scientists studying links between oil drilling and earthquakes should be dismissed, Bloomberg News reported on Friday. Bloomberg, citing emails obtained through a public records request, said Hamm indicated he wanted to see some scientists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, which is based at the university, let go. Scientists have said the reinjection of drilling and fracking wastewater into disposal walls could be tied to earthquakes. Bloomberg said a university spokeswoman denied any interference from Hamm, who has been a donor to the university.