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  • Puerto Rico’s Federal Hurricane Aid by the Numbers. An original investigation

    10/07/2019 1:42:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    SHARYL ATTKISSON ^ | OcTOBER 06, 2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Imagine having the task of distributing the most aid money ever for a natural disaster responsibly to a government mired in corruption and under FBI investigation. That’s what’s happening right now in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico two years after two hurricanes, Maria and Irma. You have $91 billion reasons to care. That’s how much of your tax money is intended for recovery. Today, we go to Puerto Rico to follow the hurricane money and the fraud. Sharyl: Fueling discontent in Puerto Rico is news that the FBI is investigating a number of government officials and contractors are under...
  • Hurricane Lorena nears Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos

    09/20/2019 11:27:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    Spectrum ^ | Sept. 20, 2019 | AP
    Hurricane Lorena neared Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area Friday as owners pulled their boats from the water, tourists hunkered down in hotels, and police and soldiers went through low-lying, low-income neighborhoods urging people to evacuate. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula Friday afternoon with heavy winds and soaking rains, and locals who have been through past hurricanes were taking no chances. "If we don't get the yacht out, the waves can damage it," said Juan Hernández, who rents his craft to foreign visitors. It's "a preventative measure for when a...
  • Trump train comes to Fayetteville

    09/10/2019 11:54:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Record ^ | September 11, 2019 | Rick Curl
    The Trump train came rumbling into Fayetteville Monday night as President Donald Trump and his Keep America Great Rally visited North Carolina. With the reverence and excitement generated by few celebrities or famous people, the president addressed an electrified crowd of over 5,000 inside the Crown Expo Center and countless others who sat outside the building watching the 45th president on a giant screen. Trump delivered his own reverence for those who stood before him. “Hello to Fayetteville,” Trump said. “It’s good to be here in North Carolina, share this night with you with the hard working patriots who believe...
  • BREAKING - Feds make arrests over Puerto Rico disaster recovery funds

    09/10/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    FEMA Regional Director Asha Tribble, Cobra Acquisitions President Donald Keith Ellison, and former FEMA staffer and then Cobra employee Jovanda Patterson arrested in the mainland U.S. for fraud and bribery related to the reconstruction of the Puerto Rico electrical grid after Hurricane Maria. Basically, the FEMA and former FEMA officials accepting or offering bribes for favoritism in the awarding of reconstruction contracts. No Puerto Rican officials appear to be involved. Ongoing press conference. Developing...
  • Ocasio-Cortez tweets video of damage caused by Dorian: 'This is what climate change looks like'

    09/09/2019 1:21:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/03/19 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) retweeted a video showing the extent of the damage already caused by Hurricane Dorian as it ravaged the Bahamas over the past few days. In her post, the freshman lawmaker writes that the video “is what climate change looks like; it hits vulnerable communities first.” “I can already hear climate deniers screeching: “It’s always been like this! You’re dim,” etc,” she wrote. “No. This is about science & leadership. We either decarbonize&cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.” The minute-long video showed flyover shots of Abaco in the Bahamas with the pilot pointing out...
  • 'There is nothing here': The future is uncertain for 70,000 in the Bahamas left homeless by Dorian

    09/08/2019 5:37:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/8/19 | Ray Sanchez
    (CNN)As the Grand Celebration cruise ship sailed away from the Bahamas on a humanitarian mission carrying nearly 1,500 hurricane evacuees, Ceva Seymour looked back at the hundreds of desperate Bahamians left behind at Freeport Harbour. "It was difficult for me to see that other people couldn't get on the ship who probably needed to be there more than me," Seymour, 56, said after arriving in Florida with more than a dozen of her cousins and grandchildren. Seymour, her relatives and all those who stayed behind are among the 70,000 people thrust into homelessness on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands...
  • Candidate Takes Credit for Averting Hurricane Disaster [semi-satire]

    09/08/2019 10:49:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson took credit for enabling the United States to avoid the type of destruction Hurricane Dorian wreaked on the Bahamas. “While others have been quick to dismiss my campaign based on the power of love, it should be clear by now that I am the one candidate who is on the right track for healing this country,” Williamson boasted. “A few days ago I called for all those who love America to concentrate their thoughts on diverting Dorian from damaging the United States. While we were not completely successful, I am pleased to note that both...
  • Agency reverses course on Trump's Alabama hurricane claim (once again, Trump is right)

    09/06/2019 8:00:52 PM PDT · by cba123 · 23 replies
    WASHINGTON — A federal agency reversed course Friday on the question of whether President Donald Trump tweeted stale information about Hurricane Dorian potentially hitting Alabama, upsetting meteorologists around the country. On Sunday, Trump had warned that Alabama, along with the Carolinas and Georgia, was “most likely to be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted in response: “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.” But the president has been adamant throughout the week that...
  • Sean Connery remained in Bahamas home through Hurricane Dorian

    09/06/2019 12:10:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    Actor Sean Connery said he is “lucky” to have escaped the destruction left by Hurricane Dorian since he and his wife remained in the Bahamas as the storm passed. Connery stayed in his full-time residence on the island of New Providence with his wife, the painter Micheline Roquebrune, the Daily Mail reported. The storm largely avoided the island where the couple lives, but trees were knocked down and torrential rain and heavy winds were recorded. “We are both fine,” the 89-year-old actor told the Scottish Daily Mail. “We were lucky compared to many others and the damage here was not...
  • Circus: Five CNN Hosts Spend Six Hours Blaming Climate Change for Hurricane Dorian

    09/05/2019 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | SEPT. 5, 2019 | Curtis Houck
    As is usually the case with CNN, hosts are reduced to no more than puppets in Jeffrey Zucker’s play, willfully reading from nearly identical scripts as they peddle their daily doses of venom for not only President Trump, but anyone who stands in the way of their far-left, anti-gun, pro-abortion, and pro-Green New Deal vision (to name a few policies). So for seven hours on Wednesday, CNN’s primetime hosts (Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon) began each of the ten 2020 Democratic presidential “climate crisis” town halls by asserting that Hurricane Dorian existed because of...
  • Latest on Hurricane Dorian live: Where is Hurricane Dorian now? (Full live coverage)

    09/05/2019 11:41:58 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    ABC 11 Raleigh-Durham ^ | September 5, 2019 | ABC 11
    Channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham is broadcasting continuous regional coverage of the hurricane: Where is Hurricane Dorian now? (Full live coverage) Link to Free Republic Hurricane Dorian Live Thread II
  • VANITY: Trump and his Alabama 'cone-of-uncertainty' map - question & request

    09/04/2019 5:50:20 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies
    Self ^ | 9/4/19 | Self
    Since President Trump is being slammed in the mainstream media tonight for "doctoring" a cone-of-uncertainty National Hurricane Center map regarding Hurricane Dorian -- even though he's redeemed himself by actually posting on his social media an official data map of the 'spaghetti straps' starting in Puerto Rico to the US East Coast on 8/28/19 by SFWMD.GOV (South Florida Water Management District), does anyone have an actual NWS data map or NOAA map detailing the same spaghetti straps? I want to send it to my peeps at WMAL. I also want to have as many maps with spaghetti straps indicating the...
  • HBO's The Wire Producer Invokes God to Destroy Mar-a-Lago Using Hurricane Dorian

    09/04/2019 7:15:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Sept. 3, 2019 | Michael W. Chapman
    David Simon, a former journalist for The Baltimore Sun and executive producer of HBO's The Wire (2002-2008), used Twitter to express his desire that God use Hurricane Dorian to destroy Mar-a-Lago, a National Historic Landmark sometimes used for presidential meetings that is owned by President Donald Trump, who refers to it as the "Winter White House." "After the last three years, the work of a just and righteous God cannot be considered credible evidence of His goodness unless He picks all of Mar-a-lago up by the roots, sails it across half of Florida and heaves it on top of Doral...
  • Jeb Bush: Just saw on my favorite cable show, Special Report, that President Trump said

    09/03/2019 8:45:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Jeb Bush Twitter ^ | 30 Aug 2019 | Jeb!
    Just saw on my favorite cable show, Special Report, that President Trump said the “we will be making the decision on evacuation, probably on Sunday”. While I know everyone appreciates the Federal Government support, emergency response is a bottom up effort, not top down.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 30, 2019
  • VIDEO: Hurricane Dorian: Cone of Concern vs Sphere of Indifference

    09/03/2019 8:52:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 3, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Several scenes I recorded on Labor Day, September 2, 2019, showing the sharp contrast between the Cone of Concern versus the Sphere of Indifference on Interstate 75 in Broward County. As you can see, the Cone of Concern, with the stormy outer bands of Hurricane Dorian, is on one side of the highway while on the other side the sky is a beautiful blue and sunny. I also speculate as to whether Hurricane Dorian will become known as the Groundhog Day Hurricane because it's location and status has remained the same for quite a while.
  • First Aerial Images of Marsh Harbour Bahamas in Ruin

    09/03/2019 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 142 replies
    weather.com ^ | 09/03/2019 | Kait Parker
    Meteorologist Kait Parker walks us through some of the first aerial images of the devastation in the Bahamas. Aerial Video at link.............
  • Hurricane Hunter Josh Morgerman Hasn’t Tweeted for 2 Days in Bahamas, Fans Worried*Found OK*

    09/03/2019 12:53:46 PM PDT · by grayboots · 63 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 9/3/2019 | JACK PHILLIPS
    Hurricane chaser and filmmaker Josh Morgerman hasn’t been heard from on Twitter for two days as he rode out Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, located on Grand Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Morgerman’s last tweet was on Sunday, Sept. 1, prompting fears from fans, meteorologists, storm chasers on Twitter. He wrote in his last tweet: “11:40 am. Pounding. CRASHING. Boards prying off windows. We’re moving children to a safe space, wrapping them in blankets. 969 mg. #DORIAN.” Minutes before, he wrote: “11:15 am. 978 mb & falling fast. Just outside eyewall, but winds will damaging. Holed up with six others...
  • Hurricane Dorian leaves Bahamas in ruins, Helicopter Footage It's Gone

    09/03/2019 11:57:15 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 128 replies
    Facebook ^ | 09/03/2019 | ??
    WOW, this video is unreal. Many people have to be missing or killed.
  • Devastating photos show Hurricane Dorian's path of destruction in the Bahamas [tr]

    09/03/2019 9:56:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2019 | Valerie Edwards
    Hurricane Dorian has killed at least five people and destroyed as many as 13,000 homes during its path of destruction through the Bahamas. The catastrophic onslaught sent floodwaters up to the second floors of some buildings, trapped people in attics and led to others fleeing from one shelter to another. Dorian's relentless winds and rain battered homes and businesses on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, which have a combined population of about 70,000 and are no more than 40 feet above sea level at their highest points. The Grand Bahama airport was said to be under 6 feet...
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan rips Trump for managing Hurricane Dorian emergency response <tr>

    09/02/2019 11:06:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 02 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    London mayor Sadiq Khan rips Trump for managing Hurricane Dorian emergency response while 'out on the golf course' The mayor of London renewed his public feud with President Trump over the weekend by mocking the president for canceling a trip to Poland to commemorate the start of World War II only to deal with emergency response to Hurricane Dorian from the golf course. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who traveled to Poland over the weekend for a ceremony to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, told Politico in an interview Sunday that Trump couldn’t attend because...