Post Tagged with: "Florida"

Protesters to white nationalist speaker Richard Spencer at University of Florida: ‘Go home Nazis’

October 20, 2017 2:59 am
Protesters to white nationalist speaker Richard Spencer at University of Florida: ‘Go home Nazis’

Protesters react to white nationalist Richard Spencer, who popularized the term “alt-right” as he speaks at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on October 19, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by AFP) Protesters shouted “Go home Nazis” as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at […]

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US state of Florida college town on lockdown ahead of white supremacist speech

October 19, 2017 9:09 pm
US state of Florida college town on lockdown ahead of white supremacist speech

White supremacist proponent, Richard Spencer at a press conference at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on October 19, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. A college town in the US state of Florida has been put on lockdown ahead of a speech by an organizer of a white […]

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Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

September 12, 2017 8:43 am
Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

Justin Hand navigates storm surge flood waters from Hurricane Irma along the St. Johns River on Sept. 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by AFP) Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without […]

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Hurricane Irma takes aim at central Florida, leaves trail of destruction

September 11, 2017 9:05 am
Hurricane Irma takes aim at central Florida, leaves trail of destruction

A huge wave breaks near the Morro Castle in Havana, on September 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hurricane Irma took aim at heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved a path of destruction through the state with high winds and storm surges that left millions without […]

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Hurricane Irma pummels Florida amid mass exodus

September 10, 2017 3:56 pm
Hurricane Irma pummels Florida amid mass exodus

The streets of Miami, Florida, are empty as winds and rain in the outer bands of Hurricane Irma arrive in the city, September 9, 2017. (AFP photo) Hurricane Irma has regained strength as it begins pummeling Florida, threatening almost the entire southeastern US state after leaving a deadly path of […]

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Monster storm approaches Florida; more than 5 million people told to flee coast

September 9, 2017 2:46 pm
Monster storm approaches Florida; more than 5 million people told to flee coast

This image shows evacuees driving northward ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma September 8, 2017 in Yemassee, South Carolina, US. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has signed a $15 billion hurricane relief package as the National Hurricane Center announced the imminent arrival of a monstrous storm forcing […]

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Powerful Hurricane Irma poses increasing threat to US state of Florida

September 6, 2017 9:30 pm
Powerful Hurricane Irma poses increasing threat to US state of Florida

This satellite image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Hurricane Irma at 1930 UTC on September 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hurricane Irma is headed to the US state of Florida, posing an increasing threat to the area, as the Southern state of Texas is still reeling […]

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US Navy evacuating 5,000 from Florida air base as it prepares for Hurricane Irma

3:55 pm
US Navy evacuating 5,000 from Florida air base as it prepares for Hurricane Irma

An image shows Category 5 Hurricane Irma heading toward Florida. (Photo by Reuters) The US Navy is evacuating thousands of personnel from a Florida air base in preparation for the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. More than 5,000 active duty contractors, families and civilians situated at Naval Air Station […]

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Florida declares state of emergency as Irma storm strengthens to category 4

September 5, 2017 1:30 am
Florida declares state of emergency as Irma storm strengthens to category 4

Irma surged to a dangerous Category Four storm Monday as it moved toward the Leeward islands, sparking alarm and alerts from the Caribbean to Florida. (Photo by AFP) While Texas recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the East and Gulf coasts of the US are now bracing for Hurricane […]

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‘Multiple fatalities’ in Florida mass shooting: Sheriff

June 5, 2017 10:30 pm
‘Multiple fatalities’ in Florida mass shooting: Sheriff

Officers gather in an industrial district of suburban Orlando, Florida, June 5, 2017, after multiple fatalities were reported. (WFTV photo) Multiple people have been killed in a workplace shooting in Orlando, Florida, law enforcement authorities said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said that the “situation” has been contained, indicating that […]

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