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Hurricane Laura slams southwestern Louisiana, gutting buildings and killing at least one

The hurricane’s first reported US fatality was a 14-year-old girl in Leesville, Louisiana, who died when a tree fell on her house, a spokeswoman for Governor John Bel Edwards said.
A Louisiana National Guard humble drives past utility poles damaged after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US.(Bloomberg)
A Louisiana National Guard humble drives past utility poles damaged after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 11:31 PM IST
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Presidential alert system test sends millions of American phones buzzing

Millions of US cell phones buzzed and beeped on Wednesday during the first test of a presidential alert system that would warn the public of a national emergency, such as an imminent attack.
Officials estimated on Tuesday that upwards of 225 million US mobile phones and other devices like smartwatches would receive the alerts broadcast by cell towers, or about 75 per cent of all devices.(Picture for representation)
Officials estimated on Tuesday that upwards of 225 million US mobile phones and other devices like smartwatches would receive the alerts broadcast by cell towers, or about 75 per cent of all devices.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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Donald Trump administration to send ‘Presidential Alert’ on all US cellphones on Thursday

The Trump administration will send a message to all US cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Saturday.(AP)
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Saturday.(AP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2018 11:52 AM IST
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