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Bakery swamped by Harvey loses Kosher license after 70 years

May. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston bakery has lost its decades-long Kosher certification as it struggles to recover financially after being swamped by Hurricane Harvey. The Three Brothers Bakery, which has three locations, was ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary this month when the owners were informed that the...

Restoring and transforming the Green River watershed

May. 16, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) — It's been almost eight years since Tropical Storm Irene swept across Vermont, leaving devastation in its wake. One of the hardest hit areas in southern Vermont was the Green River watershed, with its steep slopes no match for the storm's deluge. Trees, shrubs, soil, rocks and boulders...

Hurricane Michael didn't keep spring breakers away

May. 15, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael didn't keep the spring break crowds away from Florida's Panhandle beaches. The News Herald reports bed tax collections from Panama City Beach hotels in March showed strong gains in March over the same period last year. Bay County Tourist Development Council...

Cooper seeks even more funds for post-Florence recovery

May. 14, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal housing authorities awarded more than $336 million to North Carolina to address damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure brought on by Hurricane Florence, but the governor said Tuesday that wasn't enough. Gov. Roy Cooper said the funding from the U.S. Department of...

Democrats may fund parts of Trump's $4.5B border request

May. 14, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free of a...

Report calls on FCC to probe storm aftermath in Puerto Rico

May. 14, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A consumer activist group released a report Tuesday outlining the collapse in communications that beset Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and it urged the U.S. government to investigate the problems to avoid a repeat of the situation as the island prepares for another storm...

Hurricane-force winds leave damage on Alabama coast

May. 13, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — The National Weather Service says hurricane-force winds left a trail of damage on the Alabama coast. An assessment from forecasters says winds blowing from 70 mph to 80 mph (113 kph to 129 kph) ripped metal roofing off buildings and knocked over pine trees on Dauphin Island on...

Report finds faults with Hurricane Michael wireless outages

May. 13, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Federal Communications Commission report says wireless carriers' poor preparation and coordination lengthened communication outages in the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael. The Panama City News Herald reports that the FCC report makes several recommendations for...

House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

May. 10, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico....

North Carolina city gets nearly $5M for Florence relief

May. 10, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has received almost $5 million to help with disaster relief from Hurricane Florence. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says in a news release that it is reimbursing the city of Jacksonville for debris removal associated with the storm. Beginning last...