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5 people in South Florida nursing home die; facility evacuated as region continues to recover from Irma

“The Associated Press reported that before the deaths at the Hollywood nursing home, Irma was blamed for a combined 19 fatalities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina” reports washingtonpost.com. For three days, the facility lacked power, and for three days, elderly patients suffered in rising heat.Millions of people across Florida have lost power since Irma began lashing the state, and utilities have warned that some of the outages could extend for days or even weeks.The death toll left behind by Hurricane Irma continued to rise Wednesday, as five people died…

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flooded superfund sites

“But if a big chunk of refining remains offline, crude oil inventories in the U.S. are destined to climb, potentially dragging down WTI. The United States Oil Fund LP ETF (NYSE:USO) rose $0.08 (+0.83%) in premarket trading Tuesday” reports etfdailynews.com. A sudden surge in oil stocks could deflate the recent bullishness surrounding the direction of the oil market, reversing what has been months of inventory declines.Forthcoming data release from the EIA will offer a clearer picture on what the Hurricane has done to U.S. oil storage, refined product supply, and…

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WhatsApp is down in parts of Brazil, Europe, and the U.S.

“WhatsApp went down for some of its users around the world today, leaving some unable to send or receive messages” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. Users reportedly experienced the worst outages in parts of western Europe, southern Brazil, and in the eastern United States, according to website DownDetector.com.Reports of outages began around 8 a.m.Pacific Time. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in parts of the world had trouble accessing the app for a couple hours. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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As hurricane Harvey slams gulf coast, Facebook and Instagram go offline

“Some had trouble logging into their Facebook account entirely, others reported having issues posting on the platform, or sharing from platforms like Twitter onto their Facebook page” writes Sara Ashley O’brien for cnn.com. ET, according to Down Detector, a site that tracks real-time outages and other online issues.Some people reported difficulties accessing the two social platforms beginning at about 9 a.m. Source: cnn.com Share This:

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Some Facebook and Instagram users are experiencing outages

“Facebook users have reported issues accessing page mailboxes, uploading images, and posting updates, on both the mobile and web versions” writes Aug Edt for theverge.com. Some users received messages saying that there was a “temporary problem with this post,” or an issue with a URL, and to try again in a few minutes.Other users were greeted with a message that Facebook is down for “required maintenance.” Instagram users also found some issues when trying to access the site this morning: The outage doesn’t appear to be affecting all users, and…

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AT&T customers in central Indiana, other parts of U.S. report outages

“July 3 (Reuters) – AT&T customers in central Indiana including Indianapolis experienced service outages on Monday, the company said on social media” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. According to Downdetector.com, reports of AT&T outages began at 4:00 p.m. AT&T customers also reported experiencing service issues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and several metropolitan areas along the East Coast, a map on Downdetector.com showed. (Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee). It was not clear how many customers were effected or what caused the outages. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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UPDATE: Central America hit by massive power outages…

“Authorities pinned blame for the power outages on a downed Panamanian transmission line that adversely affected the power supply for much of the region” writes Marco Sibaja for yahoo.com. But that interconnectedness means that the countries of Central America are vulnerable when there are power grid malfunctions in any one.The blackout was the first experienced in Costa Rica, among the most developed countries in Latin America, since 2001.He said that workers succeeded in restoring power to some areas of Costa Rica.The blackout affected some five million people in Costa Rica…

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Crypto News 

‘Unprecedented’ Bitcoin Boom Sees Coinbase, Kraken Suffer Outages

“Major bitcoin exchanges like Coinbase and Kraken are suffering downtime in a week when bitcoin prices are soaring to all-time highs” reports cryptocoinsnews.com. Coinsecure, one of India’s top three bitcoin exchanges, pointed to the “exponential growth” of bitcoin users on its platform this week, leading to deposit and withdrawal delays.Coinbase, a San Francisco-based exchange that offers bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin trading, was brought to its knees on Thursday, citing ‘unprecedented traffic and trading volume.Both exchanges contribute significantly to enable trading volumes in the US – the world’s largest bitcoin trading…

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Claverack crews battle new round of outages

“High winds coupled with saturated ground conditions caused numerous trees to topple onto power lines beginning in the early afternoon Friday” reports thedailyreview.com. WYSOX — Less than 24 hours after completing power restoration work following Monday’s devastating storm, Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative line crews were battling a new round of power outages Friday evening.To report downed lines or outages, call Claverack at 1-800-326-9799.By 5 p.m., approximately 5,000 Claverack members were without power across Bradford and Susquehanna counties.The three substations provide power to about 4,000 Claverack members. Source: thedailyreview.com Share This:

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