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Puerto Rico: urgently needed tarps delayed by failed $30m Fema contract

Fema paid a newly created Florida company for tarps to help the thousands of people left homeless after Hurricane Maria, but the company couldnt deliverAfter Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30m in

Flotillas of fire ants add new layer of horror to post-Harvey flood havoc

Images of ants swarming together in rafts and riding on top of floodwaters alarm TexansThere is a new threat to the millions of people in Texas affected by Mike Hixenbaugh (@Mike_Hixenbaugh) Pro tip: Don't touch the floating fire ant colonies. They will ruin your day. hurricane

Trump to visit Houston as storm death toll rises under ‘historic’ flooding

Up to 50in of rainfall expected as storm pours on to a city poorly prepared for inundation, prompting recommendation that residents should take to rooftopsDonald Trump will visit Texas on Tuesday, the White House said as tropical storm Harvey brought intense rainfall that threatened historic flooding in Houston, freeways turning