Official: When you dial 911 you will not get an answer

Monroe County administrator Ramon Gastesi stressed to residents in the Florida Keys the need to immediately follow an evacuation order and leave. All hospitals will be closed and ambulances gone as of Friday morning, including air ambulances, Gastesi said in a Thursday night briefing, repeating what he said earlier.
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Chemicals ignite at flooded plant in Texas as Harvey’s devastation lingers

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey carried its wrath up the Mississippi Delta on Thursday, but not before hammering the Gulf Coast with more punishing cloudbursts and growing threats that included reports of “pops” and “chemical reactions” at a crippled chemical plant and the collapse of the drinking water system in a Texas city. Continue reading Chemicals ignite at flooded plant in Texas as Harvey’s devastation lingers

Secret Service asked for $60 million extra for Trump-era travel and protection, documents show

The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year, offering the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection resulting from the unusually complicated lifestyle of the Trump family, according to internal agency documents reviewed by The Washington Post.

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