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  • September 8, 2011  

    Emergency officials ordered 100,000 residents to move away from rising rivers in Pennsylvania and New York on Thursday, after downpours turned even peaceful waterways into potentially dangerous torrents. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mayor Thomas Leighton told Jeffrey Brown “we won’t relax until people are back in their homes.” Continue reading

  • September 6, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, flood warnings from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee extended all the way into New England as the system pushed northward. Some of the worst downpours came in Chattanooga, Tenn., with more than 9 inches of rain. Also, the plague of wildfires in Texas has now destroyed more than 1,000 homes. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2011  

    In other news Monday, residents in Slidell, La. waded through flooded neighborhoods after the latest storm dropped more than 14 inches of rain. At least 16,000 costumers were left without power as the system moved along the Gulf Coast. Also, the worst typhoon to hit Japan in 7 years killed 34 people, and 55 are still missing. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2011  

    In other news Friday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency sued 17 major banks over risky mortgages, charging that they misrepresented the quality of mortgage-backed securities before the housing meltdown. Also, President Obama overruled the Environmental Protection Agency and dropped a plan for stricter curbs on industrial smog. Continue reading