Tag Archives: Hurricane Irma

Monday Open Thread | San Juan’s mayor appealed to the United Nations for help while Trump went golfing

As storm-ravaged Puerto Rico struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria, Donald Trump made an unscheduled trip to his golf resort in Virginia on Saturday, marking his 69th golf trip since taking office in January 2017. The golf outing is just … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread

Happy Hump Day, Everyone! ICYYMI: “Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief

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Hurricane Irma is so strong it’s registering on devices designed to detect earthquakes

US-bound Hurricane Irma has gotten so strong that it is showing up on equipment designed to measure earthquakes. Stephen Hicks, a seismologist at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, said seismometer recordings on Guadeloupe, an island group in the southern Caribbean … Continue reading

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