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Norwegian Film Crew Missing After Big Storm

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Norwegian rescue teams are searching for members of a film crew, swept away by a giant wave while filming a storm on Sunday. Rescue officials were looking for the pair on Monday off the southwestern coast of Norway. But officials say there is little hope of finding them alive. One member of the film crew […]

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Obama Authorizes Federal Help for Puerto Rico Storm Victims

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says Puerto Rico is dealing with a “major disaster” after Tropical Storm Maria caused floods and landslides last month. The president Tuesday authorized federal funding to help Puerto Rico recover from damage caused by the storm. His statement says the money will be used to help individuals and business owners who […]

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Second Tropical Storm Hits Southern China

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Heavy wind and torrential rains have lashed the southern coast of China for a second time in the past week, as tropical storm Nalgae made landfall after wreaking havoc on the Philippines. Nalgae struck the southern Chinese province of Hainan at midday Tuesday with 90 kilometer an hour winds, shortly after weakening from a typhoon. […]

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Rescued Mexico Rig Worker Dies at Hospital

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi oil worker who was one of seven workers rescued after floating for three days in the Gulf of Mexico has died after being taken to the hospital. The workers, including two Americans and four Mexicans, are among 10 who evacuated their oil platform last Thursday to escape Tropical Storm Nate. They became lost […]

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Missing Oil Workers Found in Gulf of Mexico

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers have found seven of 10 oil workers missing for three days in the Gulf of Mexico alive. The state-run Mexican oil company, Pemex, says the men were found off the coast of the state of Campeche. It says two of the workers are dead and the 10th still missing. The 10 evacuated their oil […]

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Tropical Storm Nate Downgraded in Mexico

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 6:11 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center has downgraded Tropical Storm Nate to a tropical depression as it moved into Mexico Sunday with little impact. Officials report no serious damage or injures after Nate made landfall in Veracruz, along the southern Mexican gulf coast, and weakened. Forecasters cancelled tropical storm warnings and watches and say they expect […]

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Tropical Storm Nate Weakens in Mexico

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Nate has lost strength as it moves toward landfall in Mexico. Forecasters say Nate’s winds have dropped to 95 kilometers-per-hour, with little change in strength expected before hitting land Sunday. A hurricane warning has been replaced by a tropical storm warning along part of the Mexican gulf […]

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Forecast Says Nate May not Become a Hurricane

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 4:31 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Nate’s chances of becoming a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico are declining Sunday. Forecasters say Nate is not gaining strength and will likely not be a hurricane when it comes ashore. However, a hurricane warning remains is in effect in Mexico from Tuxpan to the port […]

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Nate to Become Hurricane Sunday Approaching Mexico

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Nate is expected become a hurricane Sunday before making landfall in Mexico’s gulf coast region. A hurricane warning is in effect from Tuxpan to the port of Veracruz. The warning means people in the area should be finishing up preparations to protect themselves and property. By late […]

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Japan Airlifts Supplies to Typhoon-Stranded Residents

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Military crews are airlifting relief supplies to thousands of people in western Japan who have been cut off from the world since a powerful typhoon struck the region last week. Rains accompanying Typhoon Talas caused rivers to swell and triggered floods and landslides. The storm swept away roads and downed telephone and power lines, leaving […]

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