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U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts

June 13, 2018, 4:37 am by Reuters Health News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck.

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Reuters Health News : August 17, 2018, 8:42 am
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Reuters Health News : August 17, 2018, 7:48 am
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