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Gulf Coast residents are preparing for Tropical Storm Karen. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Gulf Coast Braces For Tropical Storm Karen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Karen was poised to become the first named storm to hit the U.S. during what had been a relatively quiet hurricane season. Karen was forecast to lash the northern Gulf […]

10/04/2013

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: What’s In Your Inventory?

This week marks “Hurricane Preparedness Week” and officials want to encourage residents to have items, a plan as well as common sense when it comes to preparing for a hurricane.

05/29/2013

File photo of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Backs Okla. Aid, Blunting Talk Of Payback

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose own state was beset by a major storm last year and then by squabbling in Congress over disaster aid, said Wednesday that Oklahoma’s tornado victims deserve “swift and immediate” help, and federal lawmakers have said they are likely to get it.

05/22/2013