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Donald Trump Refuses to Send More Aid to Puerto Rico, Citing Business Interests
Source: Newsweek

 


Newsweek 11 hours ago

ped between American ports to be on ships built, owned and operated in the United States..........................

 

President Donald Trump has made it clear his administration isn't planning to allow any additional outside aid to get into Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Speaking with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, the president cited business interests as the reason for refusing calls from lawmakers and activists to allow international organizations and governments to ship aid to the island.


Trump said he was initially considering whether to implement a temporary waiver of the Jones Act to allow it, but decided against doing so as "a lot of people that work in the shipping industry…don’t want the Jones Act lifted."

Also called the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act requires all goods ship

 

Read more: https://www.yahoo.co...-195456324.html

 

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Trump administration denies Puerto Rico's request to waive the Jones Act, which it did for Harvey and Irma. https://www.reuters....r-idUSKCN1C12UI



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I think you mean Katrina, not Sandy.

 

 

Ooooops!

 

My bad. Thanks for the catch. Yes, I did mean Katrina.


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Donald Trump Refuses to Send More Aid to Puerto Rico, Citing Business Interests
Source: Newsweek

 


Newsweek 11 hours ago

ped between American ports to be on ships built, owned and operated in the United States..........................

 

President Donald Trump has made it clear his administration isn't planning to allow any additional outside aid to get into Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Speaking with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, the president cited business interests as the reason for refusing calls from lawmakers and activists to allow international organizations and governments to ship aid to the island.


Trump said he was initially considering whether to implement a temporary waiver of the Jones Act to allow it, but decided against doing so as "a lot of people that work in the shipping industry…don’t want the Jones Act lifted."

Also called the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act requires all goods ship

 

Read more: https://www.yahoo.co...-195456324.html

 

Matt Pearce‏Verified account @mattdpearce

Trump administration denies Puerto Rico's request to waive the Jones Act, which it did for Harvey and Irma. https://www.reuters....r-idUSKCN1C12UI

This confused me since he waived the Jones act today.



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This confused me since he waived the Jones act today.

 

 

As best as I can make out, he was against it before he was for it.  

 

John Kerry, where are you when we need you?

 

Of course anybody like Sciencerocks who tries to make sense out of all this will be accused of fake news.  Much easier to be on both sides of an issue that way.  At any rate, chock another one up for journalistic pressure.  Now, if only someone would plant a news story suggesting it would be good for Trump to resign....


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Tesla Sending Hundreds of Batteries To Puerto Rico

Tesla quietly shipping hundreds of battery packs to be paired with solar panels to Puerto Rico ever since the storm cleared: Tesla employees are currently installing the batteries and repairing solar systems, as well as coordinating efforts with local organizations.


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90L forms in the southwestern Caribbean and it has tons of model support....Most take it northward into the gulf of mexico and make landfall between LA and the Florida Panhandle. Some as a cat1 or even a little stronger.



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90L forms in the southwestern Caribbean and it has tons of model support....Most take it northward into the gulf of mexico and make landfall between LA and the Florida Panhandle. Some as a cat1 or even a little stronger.

 

When it gets to the Gulf, it will intensify into something more fierce. The question becomes how fierce.


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Could pull a Wilma given the temperature in that area. I base this off the fact that Rampage on the Tropical Weather Subreddit said yesterday that it probably wouldn't amount to much.



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Puerto Rico raises hurricanes official death count to 34
Source: Associated Press

 


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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor of Puerto Rico said Tuesday that the official death toll from Hurricane Maria has been increased to 34 from 16.

Gov. Ricardo Rossello also said he believes the hurricane caused $90 billion in damage across the island.

The governor made the announcement at a news conference following U.S. President Donald Trump’s short visit to the U.S. territory to assess the storm’s impact.

During his stop, Trump congratulated Puerto Ricans for avoiding a high death toll of “a real catastrophe like Katrina.” As many as 1,800 people died in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina breached levees protecting New Orleans.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/4...ath-count-to-34



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16L is moving north-northwestward just east of the coast of central America. This system could become a tropical storm by the next the time recon reaches the system tomorrow but it is probably already is one...Land should be the one factor that will hold this down as it is expected to make landfall during the next 24-30 hours but based on the north-northwest motion it probably won't spend more then 12 hours over land. Waters in the western Caribbean are favorable enough for this to strengthen to around 55-60 knts before it reaches the Yucatan channel and the cyclone should move into the gulf, which has always been expected to be less favorable for strengthening. Most hurricane models tvcn 00z models show a very western Florida Panhandle or Alabama landfall, While the gfs ems shows a central La landfall going through New orleans...The ecmwf also agrees with this more northerly track through the gulf...But, remember Maria a few weeks ago? It is very hard to go against the past few days of consistency and the "hurricane" models so we will forecast a landfall about 2 degrees to the right of the gfs 00z ems and 1.5 degrees to the right of the ecmwf 00z...Around Mississipi-Alabama area as a 60 knot tropical storm(border) in line with the core of the intensity models.



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Tropical Storm Nate blamed for 22 deaths; threatens US coast

Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate was blamed Thursday for at least 22 deaths across Central America as it dumped rain across the region on a path that would carry it toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.
 
Louisiana officials ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands, and evacuations began at some offshore oil platforms in the Gulf.
 
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm could cause dangerous flooding by dumping as much as 15 to 20 inches (38 to 50 centimeters) of rain as it moved over Honduras, with higher accumulations in a few places.


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Hurricane Nate is now undergoing rapid intensification according to satellites. Could be a Cat 3 and strike New Orleans tomorrow night. Could be looking at a repeat of Katrina and this storm is moving much faster than Katrina was there would be no time to evacuate the city. I mean look at the white in the middle of this system if this thing develops an eye this structure would be what you would usually see in a Cat 4 hurricane.

 

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MS Governor and MEMA: 'We did not dodge a bullet'
Source: WLOX
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

"We did not dodge a bullet." Those are words from Governor Phil Bryant and MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson, the day after Hurricane Nate made landfall. "If Nate would have hit us 15 years ago the damage would have been much more extensive," Smithson said. South Mississippian's have learned a lot since August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina made landfall. "We have rebuilt the Coast in the aftermath of Katrina higher and stronger, and our people are a lot smarter," Smithson says.

Damage from Hurricane Nate primarily spans the lower three coastal counties. Officials say the worst of the storm was felt in Jackson County. Jackson County recorded a 10 ft. storm surge in the east, and 8 ft. of storm surge in the west side of the county.

From hurricane warnings, the focus has now shifted to damage assessment. Smithson says it could take three to four days to see if South Mississippi meets the $4.5 million federal threshold for a presidential disaster declaration. Such a move from the federal government would be qualified by significant damage to infrastructure. Smithson stated, "That's roads, bridges, power grids, but even schools, playgrounds, the beach, harbors, piers...all those are included in the public assistance damage assessment."

Though a far cry from Katrina, damage throughout the coast can be seen just by taking a drive down Highway 90. Several piers on the coast took a beating from the storm surge, gutters are filled with debris and snapped trees covered some roads. Officials say they are happy to report no loss of life, due in part to the preparation of so many.

 

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Read more: http://www.wlox.com/...-dodge-a-bullet



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Hurricane Ophelia bearing down on the UK and Ireland after strengthening to a Category 3 this morning. Expected to be extra-tropical by then but could still have hurricane force winds.

 

http://www.dailymail...orm-decade.html



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Location of Category 3 Ophelia compared to all previous major hurricanes

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Coming soon to Ireland...
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New data shows hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico could be 20 times higher than the government claims

 

https://www.vox.com/...ane-maria-count

 

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(Vox) More than two months after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and devastated the island — knocking out its power grid and leaving millions without potable water — the official death toll has stayed surprisingly low at 55.

 

Yet no one who’s been following Puerto Rico’s hurricane disaster closely believes that to be an accurate representation of the lives taken by the storm. Journalists on the ground in Puerto Rico and here on the mainland have helped paint a very different picture of underreported deaths, prompting members of Congress to demand audits of the death count.

 

Now two social science researchers have shown that the actual death count may be closer to 1,085, a number that exceeds the government’s official figure by a factor of 20. (By comparison, at least 1,800 people died in connection to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 — the deadliest hurricane to hit US soil in the past 50 years.)

 

Alexis Santos, a Puerto Rican demographer at Penn State, and Jeffrey Howard, an independent health scientist and epidemiologist, calculated average monthly deaths from 2010 through 2016 using a methodology that other researchers have told Vox is one of the best ways to calculate estimates of disaster deaths.

 

 

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A man plays his accordion in front of a closed-down business in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 7, 2017.

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Ooh la la, it's almost time for Hurricane Season 2018. 
Here are some updates:
 

Mapping Puerto Rico's Hurricane Migration With Mobile Phone Data

It is well known that the U.S. Census Bureau keeps track of state-to-state migration flows. But that’s not the case with Puerto Rico. Most of the publicly known numbers related to the post-Maria diaspora from the island to the continental U.S. were driven by estimates, and neither state nor federal institutions kept track of how many Puerto Ricans have left (or returned) after the storm ravaged the entire territory last September.
But Teralytics, a New York-based tech company with offices in Zurich and Singapore, has developed a map that reflects exactly how, when, and where Puerto Ricans have moved between August 2017 and February 2018. They did it by tracking data that was harvested from a sample of nearly 500,000 smartphones in partnership with one major undisclosed U.S. cell phone carrier.

Puerto Ricans are gonna destroy Donald Trump and the GOP in 2018 and 2020, mark my words. Judging by the number of comments talking about how we shouldn't help them because they aren't Americans, many Republicans don't even realize that Puerto Rico is a US territory and their citizens can vote once in the mainland, and here comes over half a million into swing states. Over half a million who very clearly remember how much vile hatred was piled on them just for getting struck by a hurricane and not having the decency to thank Trump they also weren't fed to the sharks.

Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 64. Actual Deaths May Be 1,052

Homes were flattened. Power was knocked out. And all across Puerto Rico, bodies began showing up at morgues.
 
Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico with great fury but the government there has reported an official death toll far lower than the devastation suggests. 
A review by The New York Times of daily mortality data from Puerto Rico’s vital statistics bureau indicates a significantly higher death toll after the hurricane than the government there has acknowledged.
 
The Times’s analysis found that in the 42 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm, 1,052 more people than usual died across the island. The analysis compared the number of deaths for each day in 2017 with the average of the number of deaths for the same days in 2015 and 2016.

The CCP must be proud of us.
 
 

Hurricane Harvey was year's costliest U.S. disaster at $125 billion in damages

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria combined with devastating Western wildfires and other natural catastrophes to make 2017 the most expensive year on record for disasters, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday.
 
The disasters caused $306 billion in total damage in 2017, with 16 separate events that caused more than $1 billion in damage each.
 
“2017 was a historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters,” said Adam Smith, an economist for NOAA, on a media call with reporters.
 
The record-breaking year raises concerns about the effects of future natural disasters, as scientists fear climate change could make extreme weather events more damaging.
Hurricane Harvey, which sparked extreme flooding in Houston and the surrounding area in August and September, caused $125 billion in damage, the year’s most expensive disaster. Hurricane Maria, which in September set off a fatal and ongoing humanitarian crisis in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and elsewhere, caused $90 billion in damage. Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September and caused $50 billion in total damage, NOAA reports.


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Hurricane season may be even worse in 2018 after a harrowing 2017

The US may have to brace itself for another harrowing spate of hurricanes this year, with forecasts of an active 2018 season coming amid new research that shows powerful Atlantic storms are intensifying far more rapidly than they did 30 years ago.
The peak season for Atlantic storms, which officially starts on 1 June, is set to spur as many as 18 named storms, with up to five of them developing into major hurricanes, according to separate forecasts from North Carolina State University and Colorado State University. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will soon provide its own 2018 hurricane predictions.


'We've been forgotten': Hurricane Harvey and the long path to recovery

As Hurricane Harvey howled through the night and the roof and walls of their island home collapsed from the pressure of 130mph winds, the immediate task for Melani Zurawski and Tim Yoke was survival.
The couple climbed to the attic of their rental home and tied themselves together with ripped-up sheets. As they lay down, Yoke steeled for the end and Zurawski clutched a marker pen, ready to scrawl her social security number on her arm to make it easier for rescuers to identify her body.
That was nearly six months ago. The present challenge, a mood of slow-burning frustration rather than a life-or-death adrenaline rush, can be summed up by the wads of documents they have crammed into a satchel. And the location of those dossiers: a small but cozy and well-appointed trailer near the beach where they live with two friendly black labradors.

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December 10, 2017: Russell Edge on the outskirts of town in Port Aransas, TX post hurricane Harvey. Photograph: Max Burkhalter for the Guardian


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