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U-Haul offers wildfire victims free storage


U-Haul locations in Southern California are offering free storage to victims of the raging wildfires. Residents who have been or will be effected by the fires are offered 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box containers. The multiple wildfires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have burned more than 80,000 …

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Hurricane Ophelia strengthens to Category 2 storm


Last Updated Oct 12, 2017 6:58 PM EDT MIAMI — Hurricane Ophelia strengthened to a Category 2 storm, swirling far from land in the eastern Atlantic, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) latest advisory. The NHC says Ophelia is barely moving and is continuing to strengthening, now boasting …

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8 nursing home residents dead after Irma knocks out power


Eight patients at a Florida nursing home who spent days in sweltering heat died after Hurricane Irma knocked out their air conditioning.  Fire rescue crews and police responded to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida, early Wednesday morning after receiving calls of patients in distress. Hollywood police …

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6.3M are still without power days after Irma hit


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Irma‘s march across Florida and into the Southeast triggered one of the bigger blackouts in U.S. history, plunging as many as 13 million people into the dark as the storm dragged down power lines and blew out transformers. It also shattered the climate-controlled bubbles that enable people to …

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Winnie, TX and the Harvey victims you haven't seen


“Thicker Than Water” airs on CBSN at 9 p.m. ET, and again at 12 a.m. ET. Watch live, for free, at, via the CBS News apps on your phone, tablet or streaming TV device. As monster storms Harvey and Irma devastated parts of the American South, there are stories that were …

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Rescue efforts underway to reach Irma victims


TAMPA, Fla. — Irma weakened into a still-dangerous tropical storm Monday as it pushed inland, triggering record flooding in Florida’s northeastern corner, while rescuers in its long, soggy wake struggled to reach victims and learn the full extent of the damage. “How are we going to survive from here?” asked …

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Hurricane Irma becomes Category 4 storm


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Irma became a Category 4 storm Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center, which said “preparations within the warning area should be rushed to completion.” Tropical-storm force winds are expected to arrive in the hurricane warning area by late Tuesday. Irma is expected to …

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