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What you can do to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

What you can do to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Caliva said 40 Red Cross responders from Virginia have deployed, or are getting ready to deploy, to the Houston area, where they will provide health, mental health, disaster assessment and mass care services. You can donate to the Red Cross by going to its website , calling 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or texting 90999 to donate $10. Donate to the Red Cross online here.


VMware launches Cloud on AWS at VMworld US

VMware launches Cloud on AWS at VMworld US

When it becomes available, a one-year reserved instance for VMware Cloud on AWS will cost US$51,987 per host, or effectively US$4332 per month. Plus, integrations with such technologies as VMware's NSX will allow customers and partners to align the cloud service with key network virtualization and security capabilities, he adds.


Gas prices set to spike as Harvey pummels Houston

Gas prices set to spike as Harvey pummels Houston

The Pennsylvania average is $2.54 a gallon. "Historically, spikes in the prices at the pump due to hurricanes tend to be brief but dramatic", said Daniel Armbruster, spokesman for AAA. Over the weekend, Valero reported its refineries in Corpus Christi and Three Rivers sustained "substantial refinery impacts" and the company is evaluating infrastructure needs to determine when the refineries can resume operations.


Most in Houston not required to have flood insurance

Most in Houston not required to have flood insurance

Congress likely will have to raise the program's borrowing authority should claims exceed its current cap, these people said . Factions of lawmakers are at odds over how to boost the insurance program's bottom line. Her report said US hurricane losses (excluding flood damage) range from $49.8-billion in 2016 dollars for Katrina in 2005 to $5.76-billion for Frances in 2004.


UP's first suspected 'Blue whale' victim, Hamirpur boy, hangs self from ceiling

UP's first suspected 'Blue whale' victim, Hamirpur boy, hangs self from ceiling

Vikram Singh's only son Parth said in his last post that very soon he would cross the last level of the game. "Parth's parents had warned him against playing the game but he possibly ignored the warning and continued to cross levels after levels, ultimately ending his life under its influence", said a family member.


As Harvey's floodwaters rise, so will local gas prices

As Harvey's floodwaters rise, so will local gas prices

Gasoline prices in the Capital Region are up 2 cents in the past week and almost 13 cents above year-earlier prices, according to the latest figures from the AAA Fuel Gauge report. Gasoline futures, which reflect wholesale prices charged to gas stations, are now at their highest level since July 2015. The region is the central hub of all USA oil refining and natural gas processing.