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      • Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny

        Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny

        Friday, November 17 2017 12:39 PM EST2017-11-17 17:39:44 GMT
        Saturday, November 18 2017 2:33 PM EST2017-11-18 19:33:26 GMT
        The director of Puerto Rico's power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and following scrutiny of a contract awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings Inc.
        The director of Puerto Rico's power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and following scrutiny of a contract awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings Inc.
      • Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts

        Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts

        Thursday, November 16 2017 5:48 PM EST2017-11-16 22:48:55 GMT
        Friday, November 17 2017 2:36 PM EST2017-11-17 19:36:28 GMT
        The county that is home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey.
        The county that is home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey.
      • Latin Grammys pay tribute to Puerto Rico in songs, speeches

        Latin Grammys pay tribute to Puerto Rico in songs, speeches

        Thursday, November 16 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-11-16 22:40:04 GMT
        Friday, November 17 2017 12:30 PM EST2017-11-17 17:30:06 GMT
        With his album first solo album, Residente has everything to gain at this year's Latin Grammy Awards.
        With his album first solo album, Residente has everything to gain at this year's Latin Grammy Awards.
      • Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decade

        Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decade

        Thursday, November 16 2017 1:08 PM EST2017-11-16 18:08:35 GMT
        Friday, November 17 2017 2:54 AM EST2017-11-17 07:54:46 GMT
        Experts say Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria.
        Experts say Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria.
      • Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Hurricane Harvey

        Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Hurricane Harvey

        Wednesday, November 15 2017 1:30 PM EST2017-11-15 18:30:54 GMT
        Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:32 PM EST2017-11-16 00:32:32 GMT
        Federal investigators say they've seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considering moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution.
        Federal investigators say they've seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considering moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution.
      • Harvey's 'Biblical' rainfall is getting more likely

        Harvey's 'Biblical' rainfall is getting more likely

        Monday, November 13 2017 3:16 PM EST2017-11-13 20:16:55 GMT
        Wednesday, November 15 2017 1:42 PM EST2017-11-15 18:42:23 GMT
        A new study says the type incredible rainfall that Hurricane Harvey caused was Biblical in a sense and is six times more likely to drench Texas than a quarter century ago.
        A new study says the type incredible rainfall that Hurricane Harvey caused was Biblical in a sense and is six times more likely to drench Texas than a quarter century ago.
      • Documents: Puerto Rico utility ignored advice on repair deal

        Documents: Puerto Rico utility ignored advice on repair deal

        Tuesday, November 14 2017 1:57 PM EST2017-11-14 18:57:22 GMT
        Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:40 AM EST2017-11-15 10:40:29 GMT
        Newly released documents show that Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility ignored advice from its own lawyers before signing a $300 million contract with a tiny Montana company to repair its damaged power grid.
        Newly released documents show that Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility ignored advice from its own lawyers before signing a $300 million contract with a tiny Montana company to repair its damaged power grid.
      • Puerto Rico seeks $94 billion in federal aid after hurricane

        Puerto Rico seeks $94 billion in federal aid after hurricane

        Monday, November 13 2017 1:26 PM EST2017-11-13 18:26:50 GMT
        Monday, November 13 2017 10:27 PM EST2017-11-14 03:27:23 GMT
        Puerto Rico's governor is asking the federal government for $94.4 billion as the island struggles to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria, with much of the island without power and thousands of U.S....
        Puerto Rico's governor is asking the federal government for $94.4 billion as the island struggles to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria, with much of the island without power and thousands of U.S. citizens still homeless.
      • Lin-Manuel: Puerto Rican efforts making up for slow start

        Lin-Manuel: Puerto Rican efforts making up for slow start

        Monday, November 13 2017 1:47 PM EST2017-11-13 18:47:03 GMT
        Monday, November 13 2017 7:51 PM EST2017-11-14 00:51:11 GMT
        Lin-Manuel Miranda says the rebuilding of Puerto Rico is going well and saluted all the federal workers hard at work there, despite what he considers a slow initial response.
        Lin-Manuel Miranda says the rebuilding of Puerto Rico is going well and saluted all the federal workers hard at work there, despite what he considers a slow initial response.
      • Judge: Outsider will not oversee Puerto Rico power company

        Judge: Outsider will not oversee Puerto Rico power company

        Monday, November 13 2017 3:46 PM EST2017-11-13 20:46:48 GMT
        Monday, November 13 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-11-13 21:57:35 GMT
        Puerto Rico's government has scored a big win in court after a federal judge rejected the appointment of a former military officer to oversee the U.S. territory's troubled power company.
        Puerto Rico's government has scored a big win in court after a federal judge rejected the appointment of a former military officer to oversee the U.S. territory's troubled power company.
      • In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria

        In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria

        Sunday, November 12 2017 9:26 AM EST2017-11-12 14:26:11 GMT
        Monday, November 13 2017 12:39 AM EST2017-11-13 05:39:07 GMT
        Tens of thousands Puerto Ricans are starting new lives in Florida with Maria on their minds.
        Tens of thousands Puerto Ricans are starting new lives in Florida with Maria on their minds.
      • FEMA to relocate about 3,000 Maria survivors to US mainland

        FEMA to relocate about 3,000 Maria survivors to US mainland

        Thursday, November 9 2017 11:34 AM EST2017-11-09 16:34:19 GMT
        Thursday, November 9 2017 2:10 PM EST2017-11-09 19:10:00 GMT
        The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide passenger flights to relocate about 3,000 Puerto Ricans still sleeping in emergency shelters to temporary housing on the U.S. mainland.
        The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide passenger flights to relocate about 3,000 Puerto Ricans still sleeping in emergency shelters to temporary housing on the U.S. mainland.
      • Puerto Rico reports increase in overall deaths after storm

        Puerto Rico reports increase in overall deaths after storm

        Wednesday, November 8 2017 6:14 PM EST2017-11-08 23:14:57 GMT
        Wednesday, November 8 2017 9:53 PM EST2017-11-09 02:53:30 GMT
        The pace of deaths quickened on Puerto Rico immediately after Hurricane Maria _ well beyond the numbers officially attributed to the storm.
        The pace of deaths quickened on Puerto Rico immediately after Hurricane Maria _ well beyond the numbers officially attributed to the storm.
      • "Hamilton" creator visits Puerto Rico, announces $2.5M fund

        "Hamilton" creator visits Puerto Rico, announces $2.5M fund

        Tuesday, November 7 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-11-07 22:33:14 GMT
        Wednesday, November 8 2017 10:15 AM EST2017-11-08 15:15:17 GMT
        "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has visited Puerto Rico and he made sandwiches, took selfies and announced a partnership with a nonprofit group for a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund.
        "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has visited Puerto Rico and he made sandwiches, took selfies and announced a partnership with a nonprofit group for a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund.
      • Official says Puerto Rico needs 'unprecedented' federal help

        Official says Puerto Rico needs 'unprecedented' federal help

        Tuesday, November 7 2017 10:43 AM EST2017-11-07 15:43:26 GMT
        Tuesday, November 7 2017 10:56 PM EST2017-11-08 03:56:16 GMT
        The director of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances says devastation caused by Hurricane Maria is so extensive that without "unprecedented levels of help" from the United States, "the...
        The director of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances says devastation caused by Hurricane Maria is so extensive that without "unprecedented levels of help" from the United States, "the recovery we were planning for will fail.''.
      • 'The Simpsons' vow to help Puerto Rico in new online video

        'The Simpsons' vow to help Puerto Rico in new online video

        Monday, November 6 2017 1:42 PM EST2017-11-06 18:42:35 GMT
        Monday, November 6 2017 4:43 PM EST2017-11-06 21:43:17 GMT
        Still recovering from Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is getting a helping hand from an unlikely source _ Moe from "The Simpsons.".
        Still recovering from Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is getting a helping hand from an unlikely source _ Moe from "The Simpsons.".
      • Tropical disturbance moving north toward eastern Gulf of Mexico

        Tropical disturbance moving north toward eastern Gulf of Mexico

        Friday, October 27 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-10-27 21:12:45 GMT
        Saturday, October 28 2017 3:57 AM EDT2017-10-28 07:57:34 GMT

        A system is forming in the Gulf that could turn into a tropical storm over the next 24-36 hours.

        A system is forming in the Gulf that could turn into a tropical storm over the next 24-36 hours.

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      • Tracking the rise and fall of floods

        Tracking the rise and fall of floods

        Monday, September 15 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:38:27 GMT
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        Flash Flood Warnings are issued for an area by the local National Weather Service Office.  In Tucson, that office is located on the University of Arizona campus.  The meteorologists on duty at the time

        The extremes of flash floods can be seen on streamflow gauges located across the area.

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