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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

September 19, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org




BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — Officials overseeing evacuations and emergency rescues following Florence’s catastrophic crawl across the Carolinas will soon face a long, hard recovery. Among the first tasks: finding temporary housing for thousands whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged. North Carolina had about 10,000 people in shelters Tuesday, and South Carolina had another 320. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reduced its reliance on trailers after they became symbols of the troubled federal response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. FEMA’s downsized trailer stock led to shortages last year amid high demand after Hurricane Harvey slammed Texas and Hurricane Irma struck Florida. By Russ Bynum and Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 830 words, with photos.






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