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Joe Henderson: Keeping eye on Hurricane Irma while remembering 2004

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I guess I should be scared that North Korea wants to vaporize us, but just now watching a nasty lady named Irma churn her way through the Atlantic, maybe toward us, has priority on my freak-out list. I fear for the wonderful U.S. Virgin Islands, where I just visited about six weeks ago. They appear to be in the hurricane’s path. But after that, I can’t help wondering if this isn’t the “one” that could turn coastal Florida into the…

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Florida Wildlife officers save hundreds trapped by Harvey floods, rescue continues

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Florida volunteers have reached out to Texas in its time of need. The state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, including hundreds of volunteers from the Sunshine State, are continuing disaster response efforts in Texas, rescuing hundreds of people trapped by floodwater in the Houston area.

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Donald Trump order undermines rebuilding better for future floods

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Two weeks before Harvey’s floodwaters engulfed much of Houston, President Donald Trump quietly rolled back an order by his predecessor that would have made it easier for storm-ravaged communities to use federal emergency aid to rebuild bridges, roads and other structures so they can better withstand future disasters.

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Rick Scott sends more help to Texas

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Gov. Rick Scott on Monday said he’s sending more Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers and resources to Houston to help Houston after its soaking by Hurricane Harvey.

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Patriots roll in second half to knock Houston out of the playoffs

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Everybody’s pick to win the Super Bowl had trouble only for a half against the Houston Texans Saturday night. The New England Patriots, ahead by only four points at halftime, outscored the Texans 17-3 going down the stretch to pull away. New England now plays the winner of the Kansas City-Pittsburgh game next week in the AFC Title game. Quarterback Tom Brady threw two interceptions — equaling his season total — but also had 287 yards and two scores. Receiver…

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UCF Knights scare Houston, but lose to a big comeback by Cougars

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The improvement of the UCF Knights was evident for the first half Saturday. The distance yet to travel was clear in the second. The Houston Cougars scored 28 straight points in the second half, taking a 31-24 comeback win over the UCF Knights. The Cougars outgained Central Florida by more than 200 yards (398-195) in taking the win. Greg Ward Jr. threw for 240 yards in the comeback. UCF freshman McKenzie Milton threw for only 155 with two interceptions. Central…

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Houston’s strong run defense awaits Dalvin Cook in Peach

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The FSU Seminoles’ offense will not limp into today’s Peach Bowl. That offense, for the most part, resides in the legs of Dalvin Cook, who has finally had time to rest that nagging hamstring, which is a good thing for the Seminoles. It is the key matchup of the game, Cook’s legs against the Houston rushing defense. Cook was sixth in the country this year with 1,658 yards, which clearly makes him the biggest running threat the Cougars have faced.…

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