Search and rescue efforts

Stephen Gilbert, left, and his father-in-law sit in front of their flooded property on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in the Mauriceville, Texas, area. Floodwaters are starting to recede in most of the Houston area after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas. "I'm on my third house," said Gilbert, who lives behind his father-in-law. "I wouldn't go anywhere else in the world," he said. "All we have is family anyway." ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 21, 2019 - 12:09 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda,...
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Fred Stewart, left, is helped to high ground by Splendora Police officer Mike Jones after he was rescued from his flooded neighborhood as rains from Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the area, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Splendora, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 11:54 pm
CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to...
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Police officers secure a baby, right, that the SWAT team rescued from an apartment, during a standoff following a domestic dispute, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 in Tucker Ga., near Atlanta. SWAT officers safely removed the baby just before 9 a.m. Thursday, and the infant has since been returned to its mother. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 4:10 pm
NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A special police unit rescued a baby from an apartment outside Atlanta after a dispute between a man and a woman. Gwinnett County police said they dispatched the agency's Special Weapons And Tactics team to the residence in Norcross Thursday morning after the woman left and...
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Jeremy Franklin, left, with Mitchell Historic Properties, unloads bags of sand at Texas Scuba Adventures, in Galveston, Texas as he and Chad Sterns prepare for possible flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
September 17, 2019 - 9:20 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. The...
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Women and children sit on a rescue boat some 53 nautical miles (98 kilometers) from the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The humanitarian rescue ship Ocean Viking pulled 48 people from a small and overcrowded wooden boat including a newborn and a pregnant woman.(AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 17, 2019 - 11:17 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 5 p.m. The Ocean Viking has picked up 61 people from a plastic boat off the coast of Libya, in the aid ship's second migrant rescue of the day. The ship now has a total of 109 migrants on board, including 22 children. All...
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A rescued migrant looks at the horizon from inside the men's shelter aboard the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean Sea near the island of Lampedusa, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Italy allowed a charity rescue ship to sail Saturday to a tiny southern island so the 82 migrants aboard could be transferred to shore, but the Italian foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing a crackdown on humanitarian vessels. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 17, 2019 - 9:58 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — At least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled with people hoping to reach Europe capsized near Tunisia. Elsewhere in the Mediterranean a rescue ship picked up 48 people from a small wooden craft off the coast of Libya. And in northern France...
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A man uses a canoe along a flooded road after heavy raining in El Raal, near Murcia, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Authorities say that record rainfall in southeastern Spain have claimed the lives of two more victims, taking the death toll to six from the storms that have flooded roads and towns. A sixth victim was confirmed by authorities on Saturday, a 41-year-old man in the town of Orihuela, where the river Segura overflowed its banks on Friday. (AP Photo/Alfonso Duran)
September 14, 2019 - 12:06 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Record rainfall claimed two more lives in southeastern Spain as it caused widespread flooding, raising the overall death toll to six from the storms, authorities said Saturday. Emergency rescue workers saved thousands of people during the storm that slammed into the...
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One-year-old child Mascuud, from Somalia, smiles as he hugs his mother aboard the Ocean Viking humanitarian rescue ship, in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2019. Eighty-two rescued migrants remain on board the humanitarian rescue ship waiting for a European country to give them permission to disembark. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
September 14, 2019 - 9:27 am
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A charity rescue ship with 82 migrants aboard received permission Saturday to sail to a tiny southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing its crackdown on such vessels. Ocean Viking'...
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A TV reporter reports from a flooded campsite in the Cabo de Gata area, near Ruescas, Almeria in south-eastern Spain, Friday Sept. 13, 2019. Spanish authorities say that heavy storms in the southeast have claimed another victim, bringing the death toll from the extremely bad weather to three. (AP Photo/Serge Carthwright)
September 13, 2019 - 12:32 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rescue workers saved thousands of people from rising waters Friday as record rainfall pounded southeastern Spain, a deluge that authorities said killed at least four people and closed down airports, trains, roads and schools. The storm that slammed into the Mediterranean...
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In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a crew member of the cargo ship Golden Ray as he is helped off the capsized ship Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 off St. Simons Island, Ga. A fire broke out aboard the ship early Sunday, listing it to the side and blocking the shipping channel. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 3:38 am
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Coast Guard officer says it could take "weeks, if not months" to remove a cargo ship that overturned while heading to sea from a port on the Georgia coast. Coast...
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