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NOAA: New Orleans At Risk From Cat. 2 Hurricane

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Despite a massive effort to repair and upgrade flood defenses since Hurricane Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says storm surge could pour over levees in New Orleans if a strong Category 2 or higher hurricane strikes the city.

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Panda Habitat Damaged By China Quake

Posted: 06/17/2008 - At least 80 percent of the habitat for giant pandas in China's earthquake-hit province was destroyed or damaged.

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China: Floods Kill 63 This Month

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Soldiers scrambled to shore up soggy levies with sandbags Tuesday in southern China as forecasters warned that more heavy rain in the central region could trigger flooding on the country's second-longest river.

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Weather, Costs Could Cause Record Texas Ag Losses

Posted: 06/17/2008 - In the past month, the world's largest contiguous cotton patch has endured blast furnace-like conditions as unseasonably high temperatures and strong winds have sucked moisture from soil and whipped plants with blowing sand.

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Supervisors Fight Over Computers

Updated: 06/17/2008 - County supervisors exchanged words Monday night over whether or not they should give up their computers.

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Group Seeks Emergency Protection For 32 Species

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Environmentalists are seeking emergency protection for nearly three dozens rare plants, animals and insects under the Endangered Species Act, saying all are at risk due to habitat destruction and other threats.

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American Red Cross: Disaster Funds Are Depleted

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The American Red Cross said on Monday that its Disaster Relief Fund is wiped out and it's being forced to borrow money to help flood victims throughout the Midwest.

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Feds: 26 Levees Could Overflow If Sandbags Fail

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The federal government predicts that 26 levees could potentially overflow along the Mississippi River if the weather forecast is on the mark and a massive sandbagging effort fails to raise the level of the levees.

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Officials Say North Hills Project Moving

Updated: 06/17/2008 - The North Hills Street widening project has been a hot topic in Meridian for years. Now city officials say they are ready to put the plan in action.

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Flood Victims Worry: What's In The Water?

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The floodwaters that deluged much of Iowa have done more than knock out drinking water and destroy homes. They have also spread a noxious brew of sewage, farm chemicals and fuel that could sicken anyone who wades in.

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Alabama Seizes More Voting Records

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The Alabama attorney general's office has seized the primary election voting records from a third county.

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World Changers Get to Work

Updated: 06/16/2008 - A group of teenagers is in Meridian helping repair some houses while sharing their faith.

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Coastal States Talk About Insurance

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The topic of property insurance was discussed Monday at the 4th Annual Presidents' Forum on Meeting Coastal Challenges.

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Sumter Man Dies in ATV Mishap

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Authorities in Sumter County say a man was killed Monday morning in a 4-wheeler accident.

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Man Dies in 8th Street Crash

Posted: 06/16/2008 - A man died in Meridian Monday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle.

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Tourism Marketing Changed by Pump Prices

Updated: 06/17/2008 - High gas prices are taking a toll on consumers in many ways. It's naturally affecting tourist traffic. But it's also playing a role in how tourism is marketed.

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Iowa Residents Not Allowed To Return Home

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Many Cedar Rapids, Iowa residents are not being allowed to return to their homes, and they do not know when they will be able to.

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Southern China Flooding Kills 57

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Flooding across parts of China has killed several dozen people and forced over a million to evacuate.

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Legal Help for Poor Discussed

Posted: 06/16/2008 - A group of Mississippi attorneys and judges is meeting Monday and will discuss legal representation for the poor.

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