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US military sends warships, aircraft to Texas

USS Gerald R. Ford Begins Builder's Sea Trials

Its is just unfathomable the losses that Harvey has caused. 

At last check, 28 have been confirmed dead and 32-thousand are in shelters. Harvey lost strength over western Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon, prompting the National Hurricane Center to downgrade the storm to a tropical depression. However floodwaters from the storm swallowing entire Texas cities has caused Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has activated the entire Texas National Guard, which is made up of roughly 12,000 troops. 

Two US Navy warships, the USS Kearsarge and the USS Oak Hill, are being deployed to Texas along with Air Force and Navy helicopters began flying rescue missions in Texas on Monday night. This mars the first se of active duty military assets in the hurricane rescue efforts.

Several business are banning together for relief efforts to those effected by this terrible storm.

  • The United Way of Greater Houston: Donate online or text UWFLOOD to 41444 to help with immediate flood relief and home repairs down the line.
  • The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, started this fund, which supports all victims affected by the flooding. To donate online, click here.
  • Houston Food Bank: Their motto is “filling pantries, filling lives” – and for every $1, three meals are provided. Donate Online here.
  • The Houston Humane Society: Support the rescue, transport, and care of the animals affected by the disaster by donating here.
  • Texas Diaper Bank: It’s heartbreaking to think of the children affected by this hurricane, especially babies still in diapers. Drop off or mail diapers and wipes to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504 in San Antonio, Texas 78238.
  • AABB: Call 301-907-6977 to donate blood yourself or to coordinate a group to help with blood collection efforts. The most needed type of blood right now is O-positive.
  • AmeriCares: Donate online to help get emergency medical supplies where they’re needed, for every $10 given, the group will provide $200 in aid.
  • The Salvation Army: Donate online, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or text "STORM" to 51555.
  • The American Red Cross: Donate online, or text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.

Don't Give Your Kids Pet Turtles, the CDC Warns

Might wanna think twice about getting the kiddos a pet turtle for their birthday. 

A salmonella outbreak linked to the popular pets has sickened at least 37 people, causing the Centers for Disease Control to issue a special warning yesterday. Handling the animals or coming in close contact with their habitats is enough to make people ill, especially little kids. Of the 37 reported cases, 12 of the patients are 5-years-old or younger.

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Amazon Prime Will Deliver Wine to Your Door In 1 Hour

Your Amazon Prime membership just got even more amazing! 

You can now get wine dropped off within one hour, as long as you're an Amazon Prime Now member for an $8 fee. The service is currently available in 30 cities across the country.

  • Cincinnati, IN
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York City, NY
  • Phoenix. AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Richmond, VA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Seattle, WA

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Lewiston Middle School to ban cellphones over bullying concerns

A Maine school is banning cellphones over concerns about social media addiction and bullying. The school's superintendent Bill Webster says he hopes the move will decrease distraction and negative peer pressure. The students can only use their cellphones this year while changing class, during lunch and with their teacher's permission.

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Instagram alerts high-profile users their data may have been accessed

Popular Smart Phone Apps Of 2016

So maybe THIS is how someone hacked Selena Gomez's IG and posted nudes of Justin Bieber.

Instagram is alerting high-profile users that someone could have accessed their phone number and email address through a bug in its software. The bug has been fixed. It is reminding those people to use two-factor authentication and unique passwords to protect their accounts.

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