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U.S. 'presidential test alert' sets American phones to buzzing

World Oct 4, 2018

U.S. 'presidential test alert' sets American phones to buzzing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent an alert on Wednesday aimed at tens of millions of mobile phones to test a previously unused presidential alert system to warn the public in the event of a national emergency. The test message was originally scheduled for September ...

FEMA: Fourth of Florida Keys homes may be destroyed

World Sep 13, 2017

FEMA: Fourth of Florida Keys homes may be destroyed

Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys' farthest reaches Tuesday, while crews labored to repair the single washed-out highway connecting the islands and rush aid to Hurricane Irma's victims. Federal officials estimated one-quarter of all homes in the Keys were destroyed. Two days ...

Chemical plant blasts spark new worry in storm-soaked Texas

World Sep 1, 2017

Chemical plant blasts spark new worry in storm-soaked Texas

Explosions at a chemical plant near Houston posed a fresh worry for storm-battered Texas on Thursday while rescuers searched block-by-block for survivors of Hurricane Harvey and the death toll rose to 35 people. The explosions in Crosby, Texas, were the latest consequence of the historic ...