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(Reuters) – Volunteer search-and-rescue networks formed during previous flood disasters in Texas and Louisiana sprang into action in Florida this week following Hurricane Michael, providing a boost to authorities hit by electricity and communications outages. Homes destroyed after Hurricane Michael smashed into Florida’s northwest coast in Mexico Beach, October 11, 2018. Chris O’Meara/Pool via REUTERS
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PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (Reuters) – Hurricane Michael’s violence was visible on Thursday in shattered Florida coastal towns, where rows of homes were ripped from foundations and roofs were torn off schools by the near-record-force storm blamed for seven deaths. Michael smashed into Florida’s northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) – Powerful Hurricane Michael closed in on Florida’s northwestern shore on Wednesday with the threat of catastrophic surges of sea water and roof-shredding winds, and the state’s governor said it would be the worst hurricane to hit the region in a century. Authorities told residents along the affected areas of Florida’s Gulf
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – An earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday killed 15 people, injured another 300 and destroyed 40 houses, Jerry Chandler, head of the Caribbean country’s civil protection agency, said on Monday. People injured in an earthquake that hit northern Haiti late on Saturday, sleep in a tent, in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, October 7, 2018.
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BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Commission fears that carmakers in Germany would seek to export old diesel cars removed from German streets under planned trade-off incentives to eastern European countries, Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said on Sunday. A fuel tank cap of a diesel car is pictured in Berlin, Germany, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain took measures on Friday aimed at reducing electricity bills which are among the highest in Europe and are often criticized for reducing business competitiveness and consumer’s purchasing power. Spain’s Energy and Environment Minister Teresa Ribera arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio
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