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Hurricane Willa closing in on Mexico

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/23/18, 10:37 am

Authorities in Mexico are rushing to set up shelters and evacuate people in low-lying areas as Hurricane Willa approaches the Pacific coastline. Forecasters expect the hurricane to weaken from a Category 4 to a Category 3 before it makes landfall Tuesday afternoon. About 8,000 people are evacuating a 140-mile stretch of coastline dotted with high-rise hotels and fishing villages from the resort city of Mazatlán to San Blas. Early Tuesday the storm was centered 150 miles off the coast.

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Trump visits Florida to see hurricane damage

by Kent Covington
Posted 10/15/18, 12:28 pm

President Donald Trump is touring storm-ravaged areas of Florida and Georgia today as both states come to grips with the devastation from Hurricane Michael. “Just arrived in Florida,” Trump tweeted midmorning. “Also thinking about our GREAT Alabama farmers and our many friends in North and South Carolina today. We are with you!”

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States of emergency

Disaster | Amid Michael’s ruin, groups bring relief and hopes of recovery
by Kim Henderson
Posted 10/13/18, 12:34 pm

Even before Hurricane Michael packed its final punch in Virginia, volunteer groups were packing up and heading toward the storm’s wake of destruction.

A 14-foot tandem-axle trailer loaded with chainsaws departed from the X-tended Missions Network in north Mississippi early Friday morning. Dennis Landrum, a director with the group, said his five-man crew will begin clearing trees from yards and roofs in the Albany, Ga., area over the weekend. 

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