natural disaster

Landlords Demand Rent for Flooded Homes From Hurricane Harvey Victims

Victims of Hurricane Harvey have spoken out after landlords demanded rent from their flooded, uninhabitable homes. As they piece their lives back together, buying new furniture and other belongings after replacing those lost and finding alternate accommodation, some have been slapped with fees from landlords, who demand rent for the flooded homes the victims had to flee. Read entire…

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Two Explosions Reported At Arkema Chemical Plant In Texas

When the CEO of Arkema America, Richard Rowe, warned late Wednesday that the company is powerless to prevent an imminent explosion at its Crosby, TX chemical plant, all we could do was wait for the inevitable. We didn’t have long to wait, because just a few hours later, on Thursday morning, Arkema said it has been notified about…

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There Is “Eight Feet Of Water” On Houston Roads, And It’s About To Get Much Worse

Amid desperate efforts to save stranded citizens – police report over 3,000 rescues alone – and the arrival of the so-called ‘cajun navy’ to assist, Harvey continues to pummel Texas, paralyzing Houston as the region braces for yet more rain after the Tropical Storm recharged over warm waters and heading back in-land. “This is, if not the largest, it has to be categorized as…

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“THIS IS NOT A DRILL”: Spillway at tallest US dam in California about to collapse, immediate evacuation ordered

Thousands of people have been fleeing California towns below the overflowing Oroville Dam after fears of an imminent collapse of its emergency spillway prompted an evacuation order. Authorities are seeking to stem the breach with the help of helicopters. “Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered. This is NOT…

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“OOPS”: Shell Just Dumped 90,000 Gallons of Oil into the Gulf of Mexico

Add this to whatever’s still floating around in there from the disastrous BP oil spill. A Shell Oil subsea wellhead just dumped the equivalent about about 2,100 barrels of oil into the Gulf. Eco Watch reports this new spill created a visible thirteen-by-two-mile oil slick in the water nearly 100 miles south of Port Fourchon,…

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Video: Homeowner Watches Fort McMurray House Burn Down via Security Cam

James O’Reilly, like other residents of Fort McMurray in Northern Alberta, Canada, didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for the wildfires that attacked the town last week. He grabbed whatever he could from the home he and his wife had lived in for twenty years and ran. Twenty minutes down the road, O’Reilly…

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