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  • On #GivingTuesday, How to Help Victims of Natural Disasters

    Wildfires have burned across California, hurricanes leveled homes in Florida and the Carolinas, and recovery is uneven across Puerto Rico a year after Hurricane Maria. On #GivingTuesday, thousands of residents remain displaced while others are struggling to rebuild. #GivingTuesday, set for Nov. 27, is in its seventh year. Created at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, its purpose is to encourage giving. Check a charity’s reputation before you donate. Here’s one place to start: Charity Navigator....
  • Senators call for help with online sales tax

    New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are backing a bill that would prevent new red tape from being imposed on small businesses following a court decision on collecting sales taxes from online shopping.

  • How an automatic floodgate is helping communities against natural disasters

    FloodBreak's automatic flood barrier helps protect infrastructures from floods and hurricanes. This floodgate can work in flash floods and areas that are unprepared for natural disasters. Since it uses hydrostatic pressure of the flood water, the gate does not need to be controlled or operated by people. Watch the video above to see how FloodBreak can save communities from natural disasters. Following is the transcript of the video. This automatic floodgate can rise against floods. The...

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  • Disaster officials to public: Heed evacuation orders

    Disaster and weather officials yesterday appealed to the public to heed possible evacuation orders as Tropical Depression Samuel threatened to bring heavy rains over the Visayas and Mindanao in the next days. by Helen Flores