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Source: DW

Mallorca: Deadly storm ravages Spain's popular tourist destination

Thursday 22:46 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. At least ten people were killed in torrential rains and flash floods that hit the Spanish resort island of Mallorca overnight, emergency services said Wednesday.

Spain's weather agency said up to 22 centimeters (8.7 inches) of rain fell within four hours, triggering flash floods on the island. Footage posted online showed currents of water, mud and rubbish tearing trees and burying cars as they cut through the streets of Sant Llorenc, located some 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of the island's capital, Palma de Mallorca.

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Source: Common Domain

Michael Drenches Carolinas After Ravaging Florida Panhandle

Friday 03:21 GMT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The remnants of Hurricane Michael plowed through the Southeast U.S. Thursday after killing at least two people, demolishing homes and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people as it tore through the Florida Panhandle and Georgia.

The storm hit the Florida coastline near Mexico Beach on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest to hit the Panhandle in 167 years of record-keeping, and one of the most intense to ever make landfall in the U.S.. The storm packed 155-mile-per-hour winds when it came ashore, and pushed a wall of ocean water into the Florida coast.

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Source: Common Domain

Michael Drenches Carolinas After Ravaging Florida Panhandle

Friday 03:21 GMT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The remnants of Hurricane Michael plowed through the Southeast U.S. Thursday after killing at least two people, demolishing homes and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people as it tore through the Florida Panhandle and Georgia.

The storm hit the Florida coastline near Mexico Beach on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest to hit the Panhandle in 167 years of record-keeping, and one of the most intense to ever make landfall in the U.S.. The storm packed 155-mile-per-hour winds when it came ashore, and pushed a wall of ocean water into the Florida coast.

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Source: Washington Post

Five people are dead, 1,200 roads closed and half-a-million people are without power after storm ravages Virginia

Saturday 12:40 GMT

Five people are dead in Virginia in incidents related to the remnants of Hurricane Michael, plus half-a-million people are without power and more than 1,200 roads in the state are flooded or shut down, officials said.

Officials in Virginia said 521,000 people were without power in Virginia, mainly along the Interstate 81 corridor and east to the Hampton Roads area. On Friday morning, a search remained underway for two people who were swept away after their vehicle became stuck on a bridge in Charlotte County, state police said.

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Source: Global News

Officials find body in Florida town ravaged by Hurricane Michael, death toll likely to rise

Sunday 12:39 GMT

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will rise further.

As U.S. deals with Hurricane Michael, Londoner with Red Cross recounts devastation from Florence. Elsewhere, President Donald Trump announced plans to visit Florida and hard-hit Georgia early next week but didn’t say what day he would arrive.

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Source: Reuters

President Trump, First Lady to visit storm-ravaged Florida Panhandle

Today 08:04 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Florida’s storm-ravaged Panhandle on Monday, the White House announced, in the president’s first tour of the destruction left by the deadly Hurricane Michael.

The president’s exact itinerary was not released late on Sunday but he and the first lady are scheduled to arrive at Elgin Air Force Base in the Panhandle about 11:30 a.m.

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Source: CBS News

Trump to tour Michael-ravaged areas of Florida and Georgia

Today 09:56 GMT

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he'd ever seen.

Monday, some 224,000 homes and businesses were still without power in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina and Virginia, according to a CBS News tally.

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Source: CBS News

Trump laments disaster, praises leaders in tour of hurricane-ravaged Florida, Georgia

Today 14:32 GMT

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are visiting Florida and Georgia on Monday to see firsthand damage sustained by Hurricane Michael which left at least 19 people dead in the Southeast.

"His denial to me could not have been stronger," Mr. Trump told reporters before leaving for Florida and Georgia, adding later, "The denial was not only a denial, it was a very firm denial." Mr. Trump even suggested "rogue killers" could be behind Khashoggi's disappearance — he was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey — before adding that he didn't know.

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Source: ABC News

Trump, first lady visit Hurricane Michael-ravaged areas in Florida, Georgia

Today 14:32 GMT

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Florida and Georgia Monday afternoon to tour the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Michael and to highlight the ongoing recovery efforts as dozens still remain missing in the wake of the deadly storm.

“The job they've done in Florida has been incredible, and likewise I'm hearing in Georgia pretty good things,” Trump said. “Just making sure everyone's safe, that they're fed, you know many of these people, they have no – they have no home.


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