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September 24, 2014
Flash flooding in El Paso, TX caused a disruption during the early Monday morning commute of many people, including one woman whose truck was swept into a canal by fast-moving flood water. Some quick
September 19, 2014
Fifteen years after Hurricane Floyd, the images of overwhelming physical, human and environmental impacts are still vivid. The late 1990s was an unprecedented time for North Carolina: Floyd was the
September 19, 2014
I don’t remember what it was like to work in emergency management prior to Hurricane Hugo. In a strange way, it was the beginning for us and an experience we still remember today. At 6 a.m. on
September 16, 2014
September 15-16, marks 10 years since Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Northwest Florida. For the Florida Department of Health, it was the third storm in four and a half weeks to which we responded.As

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