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Friday, October 20, 2017
Hurricane Matthew
People are treated for cholera in Haiti

How The U.S. and U.N. Created A Major Cholera Outbreak In Haiti

It took six years for the United Nations to publicly acknowledge what the scientific community has long known: the cholera epidemic was introduced to Haiti by U.N. peacekeepers. The global failure to swiftly acknowledge the source of the outbreak and take aggressive action to eradicate it, has left the country vulnerable to the new uptick in infections.

October 13, 2016
Hurricane Matthew Floods North Carolina

Hurricane Death Toll Reaches 19 In Flooded North Carolina

Rivers swollen by rainfall from Hurricane Matthew rose dangerously high in North Carolina as the state faced its worst flooding in 17 years.

October 13, 2016

Weakened Hurricane Matthew Still Deadly As It Batters The Southeast

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Matthew passed over Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Saturday afternoon, and warned of potentially life-threatening flooding in Georgia and North Carolina even as the storm slowed as it plowed inland.

October 9, 2016
Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses an economic summit in Orlando

Hurricane: Florida Governor Rejects Request To Extend Voter Registration Period

“I’m not going to extend [the voter registration period]” despite the hurricane’s impact, said Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee.”Everybody has had a lot of time to register.”

October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Batters Florida As Haiti Death Toll Rises

Jeff Masters, a veteran hurricane expert, said on his Weather Underground website that Matthew’s wind threat was especially serious at Cape Canaveral, which juts into the Atlantic off central Florida.

October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Closing In On Florida As Haiti Death Toll Rises

“If you’re reluctant to evacuate, just think about all the people … already killed,” said Florida Gov. Rick Scott. “Time is running out. This is clearly either going to have a direct hit or come right along the coast.”

October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Prompts Americans To Flee Coast, Lay In Supplies

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has ordered an evacuation of more than a million people in coastal areas, about a quarter of whom were expected to comply.

October 5, 2016