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Hurricane Maria Grows, Threatens Storm-Battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to ...

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Mississippi Helps Florida in Irma Response

Ninety-eight emergency responders from Mississippi are headed to Florida to assist with hurricane relief and recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma made landfall there this weekend.

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Irma Loses Hurricane Status but Keeps Spreading Misery

Hurricane Irma weakened to a still-dangerous tropical storm Monday as it pushed inland, triggering record flooding in Florida's northeastern corner, while rescuers in its soggy, wind-battered wake mobilized to reach ...

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City of Jackson Collecting Harvey Relief Supplies, Where to Donate

The City of Jackson is collecting relief supplies to send to people in Texas and Louisiana affected by the storm damage from Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall last week.

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Harvey Aid Package Likely Vehicle for Debt Ceiling Increase

The White House plans to ask Congress Friday for a $5.9 billion down payment for initial Harvey recovery efforts. Republican leaders are already making plans to use the aid package, ...

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Gas Prices Surge Higher as Drivers Rush to Fill Their Tanks

Gasoline prices rose several cents overnight amid continuing fears of shortages in Texas and other states in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's strike on the Gulf Coast.

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Rescuers Start Block-by-Block Search of Flooded Houston

Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone—alive or dead—who might have been left behind ...

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Fewer Houston Residents Had Flood Insurance Before Harvey

Houston's population is growing quickly, but when Harvey hit last weekend there were far fewer homes and other properties in the area with flood insurance than just five years ago, ...

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EPA Grants Fuel Waivers for Gulf Coast, Southeastern States

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued emergency waivers allowing states from Maryland to Texas to ignore some clean-air requirements for gasoline. The move is intended to ensure an adequate fuel ...

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House GOP Eyeing $1B Disaster Funds Cut to Finance Wall

President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster ...

Isaac sweeps through Jackson

Photos taken around the Jackson metro area on Thursday morning. August 30, 2012. Photos by ...

Isaac: Photos from Gulf Coast

Jacob D. Fuller's coverage of Hurricane Isaac as it hits the Gulf Coast.