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Fort Lauderdale Paid for Neglect After Leaving Water System Vulnerable

Eight years after shrinking its staff, Fort Lauderdale still doesn’t have the workers it needs to be sure a water line failure doesn’t leave the city dry the way it did last month. A contractor’s mistake July 18 ruptured a …

Vermont to Hold Briefings for Those Interested in Storm Help

The Vermont Department of Public Safety is going to be holding briefings for municipalities and others interested in applying for federal disaster assistance to help pay for repairs made following storms May 4-5. Attendance is mandatory for any municipalities or …

Storm Kills Five in UK, Netherlands; Causes Power Cuts, Travel Chaos

Hurricane strength winds battered Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, killing five people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys before the storm barreled further into mainland Europe. Gusts of up to 99 mph …

Typhoon WiphaThreatens Japan; Precautions at Fukushima Nuclear Plant

A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday, disrupting travel and shipping and forcing precautions to be taken at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. Typhoon Wipha is moving across the Pacific straight towards the capital, Tokyo, and is expected to …

Massive Floods Hit Queensland, New So. Wales; 4 Dead, Thousands Evacuated

Massive summer floods killed four people and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes across two Australian states on Tuesday, disrupting air and rail travel and coal production. A deluge fed by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald dumped more than 200 …