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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a crowd of supporters at Yuma International Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump pledges support to storm-ravaged Iowa

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台President Trump pledged support to Iowans devastated by a high-wind derecho and nabbed the endorsement of a border-patrol union in the Arizona heat Tuesday, hoping to lock down support in swing states that he won in 2016 but could slip from his grasp in November.

California power grid operator cancels rolling blackouts

- Associated Press

Widespread blackouts to reduce pressure on the electric grid were averted Monday night after regulators warned earlier in the day that they would not have enough power to meet demand in the midst of a heat wave.

Baltimore City Fire Department carries a person out from the debris after an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has levelled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Death toll rises to 2 people from Baltimore gas explosion

- Associated Press

Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore and sent seven people to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday.

A storm with gusts more than 80 mph knocked down a tree, which crushed about four cars in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. No one was injured. (Nick Coltrain/The Des Moines Register via AP  )

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

- Associated Press

A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan.

This photo provided by WJLA-TV shows the scene of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city.  (WJLA-TV via AP)

1 dead, 7 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homes

- Associated Press

A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors.

Damage is seen Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in lower Manhattan as Tropical Storm Isaias moved past New York, producing strong winds that at times caused damage. Barriers that were in front of a building that were meant to block flood waters were picked up and tossed about. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Power outage leaves several blocks in the dark in Manhattan

Associated Press

dafabet手机版平台A power outage cast darkness across dozens of blocks in New York City early Friday, as many people in the city were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.

A broken tree lays on a structure in Poquoson, Va., after Tropical Storm Isaias brought dangerous winds and heavy rain over eastern Virginia early Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, after making landfall as a hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. (WVEC-TV via AP)

Tropical Storm Isaias: Flood warnings for DMV area; tornado sighted in Maryland

- The Washington Times

dafabet手机版平台The National Weather Service on Tuesday morning reported extremely heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaias for the District of Columbia and Baltimore with an anticipated 2 to 3 inches per hour, rates that can lead to “potentially life-threatening flash flooding,” and a tornado sighting near Leonardtown, Maryland.

People walk on the flooded Sea Mountain Highway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Isaias neared the Carolinas on Monday night, Aug. 3, 2020. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Isaias downgraded to tropical storm over eastern North Carolina

- Associated Press

dafabet手机版平台Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to an official with the National Hurricane Center.

In this image made from video, a large tree toppled by tropical storm winds is seen in Alto Trujillo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and caused flooding and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday as forecasters predicted it would strengthen into a hurricane while moving toward the Bahamas and U.S. East Coast.(AP Photo)

Bahamas braces as newly formed Hurricane Isaias bears down

- Associated Press

New Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday expected to take it to the U.S. East Coast by the weekend as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year’s Hurricane Dorian.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor speaks as he holds a "COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season" manual during a House Committee on Homeland Security meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, on the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

FEMA: States must protect supplies, evacuate smartly in hurricane season

- The Washington Times

Tropical Storm Gonzalo may weaken before it becomes a full-blown hurricane, but it is the seventh named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, underscoring a federal scramble to make sure states are ready to handle an “apocalyptic” scenario in which the COVID-19 nightmare clashes with a disaster response.

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Powerful 7.8 quake hits Alaska isles; tsunami threat over

Associated Press

dafabet手机版平台A powerful 7.8 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula late Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent residents fleeing to higher ground before it was called off without any damaging waves.

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Seafarers group: Tanker off UAE sought by U.S. ‘hijacked’

- Associated Press

dafabet手机版平台An oil tanker sought by the U.S. over allegedly trying to circumvent sanctions on Iran was hijacked on July 5 off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a seafarers organization said Wednesday.

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump looks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new federal rule to speed up the environmental review process for proposed highways, gas pipelines and other major infrastructure, a move that critics are describing as the dismantling of a 50-year-old environmental protection law.

A schoolyard of a junior high school is seen flooded following heavy rains in Gero, Gifu prefecture, southern Japan Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by heavy rains. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods; 58 dead

- Associated Press

Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. At least 58 people died in several days of flooding.

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