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  FREDERIKSTED – With this week’s arrival of Tropical Storm Erika, the folks at NOAA saw an opportunity to put the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft into action to improve information gathering on severe weather. Scientists and pilots are now ready to start the NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane forecasts

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MIAMI – After struggling to puff out a thunderstorm yesterday, Tropical Storm Erika is becoming better organized and stronger and its forward speed has slowed down slightly as it moves towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Some of the effects of the storm might be felt in the Virgin Islands by 8 a.m. as

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MIAMI – Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm warning means the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could feel the effects of Erika within 24 hours. As of 5 p.m. AST, the storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving

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MIAMI — A tropical storm watch was issued for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as of 8 p.m. Sunday. A tropical storm watch means that the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico face a threat from Tropical Storm Danny within 48 hours. The first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic

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  MIAMI — Hurricane Danny is losing steam do to shearing effects from a dry upper atmosphere but was still considered a powerful storm today. The first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic continued its westward march towards the Virgin Islands while losing some of the intensity that made it a Category

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MIAMI – Tiny Hurricane Danny continued to push westward across the Atlantic on a path for the Caribbean on Friday and strengthened into a Category 2 storm. But forecasters don’t think that trend will last for long. The winds of the first hurricane in the Atlantic this season increased to

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MIAMI – Danny has become the first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Danny ramped up in strength and appearance today, developing a more symmetrical structure and an eye. Its wind speed also increased to 75 mph, making Danny a Category 1 hurricane. As of 11

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Perhaps due to the closure of the HOVENSA oil refinery in 2012, the number of work-related deaths in the Virgin Islands is down, but in nearby Puerto Rico there were three on-the-job deaths in the first half of the year, according to a national occupational health study. The study found

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National Drug Control’s Michael Botticelli WASHINGTON – The Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, announced today $13.4 million in funding for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Of that, $5 million will be directed to a broad range of efforts that will

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WASHINGTON— Embattled Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp. plans to launch a new ad campaign and send a new mailing to the owners of millions of recalled vehicles by working with a major insurance industry group. Exploding Takata air bags are linked to at least eight deaths and more than

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