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Trump: Harvey Relief Will Be a Model for the Future

'We want to be looked at in five years and 10 years from now' as an example

(Newser) - President Trump visited Texas on Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the devastation of Harvey, and he promised that relief efforts under his watch would set a mark for future such efforts. "We want to be looked at in five years and 10 years from now as, '... More »

Floods Kill 9 in Italy

6 missing as rain pummels villages

(Newser) - At least nine people have died in flash floods as torrential rains lashed Italy from the Alps to Sicily, authorities say. At least six were missing. Most of the victims were in Borghetto Vara, a northwestern coastal village in the Liguria region. Roiling waters and mud drove through the village,... More »

Tropical Storm Lee Plows Into La.

Flash flooding expected from drenching storm

(Newser) - As Katia regained hurricane status, the center of Tropical Storm Lee stretched across the central Gulf Coast early today, dumping torrential rains that threatened flooding in low-lying communities in a foreshadowing of what cities further inland could face in coming days. Lee's center crawled ashore in Louisiana before... More »

Dust Envelops Phoenix, Again

3rd big dust storm to hit region since July

(Newser) - Phoenix weathered a massive dust storm last night prompted by a string of thunderstorms. Thick trees were blown down as winds hit 60mph in some areas, the Arizona Republic reports. With power lines down, thousands lost electricity. Car windows were shattered and plane takeoffs and landings were halted for about... More »

8 Inches of Rain Swamp NYC

Workers narrowly escape death in flooding basement elevator

(Newser) - Two workers were saved from drowning in an elevator, cars were up to their windows in water, and subway service shut down in New York City yesterday, all because of a rainfall that shattered a 116-year record. An astonishing 7.7 inches of rain pelted the city in a single... More »

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