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Alabama Prepares For Hurricane Irma After It Hits Florida

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

After Hurricane Irma hits Florida, Alabama is next up. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Republican Gov. Kay Ivey about the state's preparations, and what's in store for its residents.

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After Many Thought Tampa Would Be A Place Of Refuge, City Could Take Direct Hit From Hurricane Irma

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

Hurricane Irma is expected to hit Tampa, where many people who evacuated from Florida's east coast have headed. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Tom Forward, Tampa's fire chief and emergency manager, about preparations for the storm.

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Islamic Society Of Tampa Bay Opened As An Evacuation Shelter

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

Volunteers say the facility is at full capacity after a wave of evacuees arriving from other parts of the state.

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Gas Stations In Florida Running Out Of Fuel As Hurricane Irma Continues

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

As Hurricane Irma hits Florida, most people are hunkered down in shelters or in their homes. But for those who are out on the roads, they're finding another problem.

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Cuba And Parts Of The Caribbean Left With Much Flooding And Structural Damage

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

Hurricane Irma has also left destruction on Cuba and the Caribbean Islands. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Weissenstein, Caribbean Bureau Chief for the Associated Press.

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Even Under A Mandatory Evacuation Order, Not Everyone Was Able To Leave Before Hurricane Irma Hit

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

Ponce Plaza Nursing home nursing had to shelter in place with 147 patients in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the facilities administrator Desiree Sebastian.

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Forecasters And Meteorologists Continue To Watch Hurricane Irma, Keep An Eye On Jose

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

Ed Rappaport, acting director for the National Hurricane Center, gives an update on Hurricane Irma, and other storms expected to hit the Gulf Coast.

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Nurses, Hospitals Prepared For Hurricane Irma To Ensure Patient Care Continues

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

Taylor Roberts is a pediatric nurse who is waiting for Hurricane Irma to pass so she can go back to work at Golisano Children's Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla.

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On Florida's West Coast, St. Petersburg Prepares For Restoration After Hurricane Irma

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla. has found itself in the crosshairs of Hurricane Irma. Mayor Rick Kriseman talks about how the city prepared and the focus of keeping people safe afterward.

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Hurricane Irma Hits Southwest Florida Then Moves North

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida today as a category 3 storm. More than a million people are without power and the worst may be yet to come as the storm moves north.

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How Natural Disasters Make Major Cities Vulnerable To National Security Threats

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:45

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Masters, senior vice president with security intelligence firm The Soufan Group, who explains how natural disasters from fire and floods can destabilize major cities.

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How Hurricane Irma Is Affecting Different Parts Of Florida

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 13:24

Hurricane Irma is taking aim at Florida's west coast. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro in Miami, Leila Fadel in Tampa, and Jon Hamilton at the National Hurricane Center talk about the storm's progress

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Hurricane Irma Leaves Widespread Destruction Across The Caribbean

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 13:24

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Michael Weissenstein, Caribbean Bureau Chief for the Associated Press, about the impact of Hurricane Irma on the region.

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Ways To Help As Florida Is Dealt 'Catastrophic' Blow From Irma

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 11:27

"Your efforts could make the difference a family needs to get through this storm," Gov. Rick Scott said.

(Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

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Telecom Companies Turn To Drones For Help After Hurricanes

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 09:20

Cellphone service outages can leave people unable to ask for help or get in touch with family and friends to say they are alive, but drones can help assess damage and get things running again.

(Image credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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