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GDACS daily newsletter for 22/09/2017

2:11 am Eastern | World

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Northcom Providing Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Maria

9:14 pm Eastern | Weather

U.S. Northern Command is fully engaged with federal, state and local mission partners as the command provides support to the response efforts for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.read more »

Puerto Rico devastated by Maria -- Eric, we need your help

8:24 pm Eastern | Weather

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Financial, Legal, and Volunteer Resources for Hurricane Irma Survivors in Florida

6:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

FEMAGet the FEMA Mobile App and begin registration. Online: Disaster Assistance.gov Registration .FEMA helpline: 800-621-3362. TTY, 800-462-7585. 711/ Video Relay Service (VRS), 800-621-3362. Language English read more »

Returning Home Resources for Hurricane Irma Survivors in Florida

6:54 pm Eastern | U.S. News

FEMAGet the FEMA Mobile App and begin registration. Online: Disaster Assistance.gov Registration .FEMA helpline: 800-621-3362. TTY, 800-462-7585. 711/ Video Relay Service (VRS), 800-621-3362. Language English read more »

Recovery Resources for Hurricane Irma Survivors in Florida

6:51 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Comprehensive list of services, and resources: Florida Division of Consumer ServicesRegister with FEMAGet the FEMA Mobile App and begin registration. Online: Disaster Assistance.gov Registration .FEMA helpline: 800-621-3362. TTY, 800-462-7585. 711/ Video Relay Service (VRS), 800-621-3362. Language English read more »

Hurricane Maria Response and Relief Operations Underway

6:27 pm Eastern | Weather

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) top priority is to provide life-saving resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while aggressively working to gain greater access to disaster affected areas.Federal coordinating officers and other FEMA personnel are on the ground, coordinating with the governors of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and their respective emergency management agencies. Language English read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

6:01 pm Eastern | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

5:38 pm Eastern | Weather

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Science Denial Not Limited To Political Right

5:21 pm Eastern | U.S. News

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many claims have been made that science denial, particularly as it relates to climate change, is primarily a problem of the political right.read more »

21 Additional Counties Eligible for Public Assistance Funding in Florida

3:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty-one Florida counties are now eligible to apply for additional funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas that sustained damage from Hurricane Irma. Language English read more »

FEMA and its Partners Provide Reunification Guidance for Hurricane Maria Survivors and their Loved Ones

3:26 pm Eastern | Weather

WASHINGTON – As the United States responds to Hurricane Maria’s damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is connecting community partners with disaster survivors and their loved ones, to reunite families separated as a result of the storm. Language English read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 20, 2017)

21 Sep 14:05 | Weather

Yeoman 3rd Class Vanessa Toliniu stands watch as the lee helmsman on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12). Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg (Released) 170920-N-MC499-007read more »

Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook

21 Sep 13:46 | Weather

000 ABPZ20 KNHC 211746 TWOEP Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located just offshore of the southwestern coast of Mexico is beginning to show some signs of organization. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next couple of days as the system drifts west-northwestward to westward. Regardless of tropical cyclone formation, heavy rains are expected over portions of southwestern Mexico during the next several days. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent. $$ Forecaster Stewart read more »

Arecibo Status

21 Sep 13:11 | SciTech

I've been asked by several people to post a status update on the situation at Arecibo following hurricane Maria's passage. Unfortunately, at this point we haven't gotten any news. The last information we have is from a couple hours prior to when the eye passed Arecibo. That report said all the employees were accounted for and in sheltered buildings. Since then we've had no news. That's understandable. With power out on the whole island, electronics communications aren't going to be possible for some time. Heavy rains are still expected today, so I'm sure that the primary concern is still keeping everyone safe. Assessment of any damage will take time. Let's hope that everyone is safe, that their homes are intact, and that any damage can be repaired quickly. read more »

Huerta Lauds NACC Teamwork in Face of Adversity

21 Sep 12:42 | U.S. News

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Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine Before Bilateral Meeting

21 Sep 11:44 | SciTech

Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York 10:22 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It's wonderful to have President Poroshenko with us. We spent some time recently in the White House, and I know you've made good progress since then -- a lot of progress, actually. And I wouldn't say it's the easiest place right now to live, but you're making it better and better on a daily basis. And I do hear very, very good things. So Ukraine is coming along pretty well -- pretty well. And at the borders, maybe you'll tell them how you're doing. Thank you. Thank you for being here. PRESIDENT POROSHENKO: Thank you very much indeed, Mr. President. That's a real great honor for me to be here in the city which is so close to you. And I'm really happy to hear the words about the progress we both demonstrate after our last meeting. But first of all,read more »

Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

21 Sep 10:11 | Weather

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: Language English read more »

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

21 Sep 10:06 | Weather

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria from September 17, 2017, and continuing. Language English read more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom

21 Sep 09:47 | Weather

President Donald J. Trump met yesterday with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom. They discussed approaches to end Iran’s destabilizing influence in Syria and Iraq. The two leaders also reviewed next steps on the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump asked the United Kingdom to increase pressure on North Korea to denuclearize. The President and Prime Minister exchanged views on how to improve the two countries’ joint efforts on counterterrorism, including addressing the use of the Internet by terrorists. Prime Minister May briefed President Trump on the status of the Brexit negotiations. ### read more »

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Jasper, Montgomery, Hardin and Harris Counties

21 Sep 09:46 | Weather

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Thursday, Sept 21, 2017: one in Jasper County in the city of Jasper, one in Montgomery County in the city of Conroe, one in Hardin County in the city of Sour Lake and one in Harris County in the city of Pasadena.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Language English read more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with African Leaders

21 Sep 09:45 | Weather

Donald J. Trump yesterday hosted a working luncheon in New York with the leaders of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda to discuss how the United States and Africa can work toward prosperity and peace. They discussed a pragmatic strategy to focus on security, infrastructure, economic, and other common interests. The leaders expressed wide enthusiasm that this approach will reduce opportunities for terrorism and increase the possibility for job growth among Africans and Americans. They also addressed other global challenges, including the threat from North Korea. ### read more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority

21 Sep 09:44 | Weather

President Donald J. Trump and President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority met yesterday in New York to continue working toward an enduring Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. The President noted that he is encouraged by the serious and constructive conversations among all parties. President Trump stressed that it will be important throughout the talks for all parties to do everything possible to create an atmosphere conducive to making peace, and that he is personally committed to improving the economic opportunities available to the Palestinian people. ### read more »

Fact Sheet: National Flood Insurance Program Increased Cost of Compliance

21 Sep 09:40 | Weather

If you are a Texas resident who sustained property damage caused by Hurricane Harvey flooding, and if your property is insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and is located in a special flood hazard area, you may qualify for NFIP Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage. Language English read more »

Fact Sheet: Should I Buy Flood Insurance?

21 Sep 09:35 | Weather

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey resulted in more than 87,000 flood insurance claims being filed so far by Texas homeowners, business owners and renters. But some Texans who experienced losses did not have flood insuranceWhy do I need flood insurance?Standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood. Flood is most often called an excluded peril, meaning it’s not covered. You should consider flood insurance even if you’re not required to purchase it or if you live outside a high-risk flood zone, called a Special Flood Hazard Area. Language English read more »

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Canada to attend the Invictus Games Toronto 2017

21 Sep 08:40 | Weather

President Donald J. Trump today announced the Presidential Delegates that will accompany First Lady Melania Trump to Canada for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 23, 2017. Mrs. Melania Trump, First Lady of the United States, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veteran Affairs The Honorable John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State Ms. Elizabeth Moore Aubin, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Ottawa Mrs. Karen Kelly, Gold Star Mother Ms. Nancy Lopez, Professional Golfer Mr. Wayne Newton, Entertainer, Chairman of the USO Celebrity Circle and Celebrity Spokesperson for the America Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Monument ### read more »

President Donald J. Trump Approves Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

21 Sep 08:37 | Weather

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria beginning on September 17, 2017, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the municipalities of Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Arecibo, Arroyo, Barceloneta, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Caguas , Canóvanas, Carolina, Cataño, Cayey, Ceiba, Ciales, Cidra, Coamo, Comerio, Corozal, Culebra, Dorado, Fajardo, Florida, Guayama, Guaynabo, Gurabo, Humacao, Jayuya, Juana Díaz, Juncos, Las Piedras, Loíza, Luquillo, Manati, Maunabo, Morovis, Naguabo, Naranjito, Orocovis, Patillas, Ponce, Rio Grande, Salinas, San Juan, San Lorenzo, Santa Isabel, Toa Baja, Toa Alta, Trujillo Alto, Utuado, Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Vieques, Villalba, and Yabucoa. Assistance can include grants for temporary housingread more »

President Donald J. Trump Approves U.S. Virgin Islands Disaster Declaration

21 Sep 08:34 | Weather

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands and ordered Federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in the territory due to Hurricane Maria beginning on September 16, 2017, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals on the island of St. Croix. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Federal funding is available to the territory and to certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in all of the islands in the territory. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures throughout the territory. Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Aread more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 21/09/2017

21 Sep 02:11 | Weather

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Federal Aid Programs for the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands

21 Sep 01:43 | Weather

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: Language English read more »

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the U.S. Virgin Islands

21 Sep 01:37 | Weather

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands to supplement territory recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria from September 16, 2017, and continuing. Language English read more »

Press Releases: Remarks at a Press Availability

20 Sep 23:02 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Hilton Midtown Hotel New York City September 20, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good evening, all. I want to begin, first, by extending our condolences to all those who have suffered, continue to suffer, from the devastation from the natural disasters that we are witnessing around the Western Hemisphere. Obviously, thiread more »

Threat of dangerous surf and rip currents continues for East Coast due to Jose

20 Sep 21:58 | Weather

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Press Releases: A Message of Solidarity for Dominica and the Caribbean

20 Sep 18:14 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2017 The United States stands in solidarity with the people of Dominica and all those across the Caribbean region affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. The United States stands ready to work with you and our international partners to provide immediate disaster relief. We are in the process of coordinating the best possible package of assistance. Thread more »

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

20 Sep 17:04 | Weather

No tropical cyclones as of Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:48:15 GMTread more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico

20 Sep 16:37 | Weather

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico to extend his condolences for the lives lost and damage caused by yesterday’s earthquake in central Mexico. The President offered assistance and search-and-rescue teams, which are being deployed now. The President also pledged to continue close coordination with Mexico as the two countries respond to the recent earthquakes and hurricanes. ### read more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

20 Sep 16:30 | Weather

President Donald J. Trump met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in New York. The President conveyed the enduring commitment of the United States to Jordan’s security and prosperity. The two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation on a range of issues. The President thanked the King for Jordan’s important humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees and affirmed the commitment of the United States to Jordan’s security and to the economic partnership between the two countries. The two sides discussed how to accelerate the defeat of ISIS and resolve the Syrian civil war in a manner consistent with American and Jordanian security interests. The President also praised Jordan’s commitment to opposing Iran’s destabilizing actions and to fighting terrorism of all kinds in the region. ### read more »

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom Before Bilateral Meeting

20 Sep 16:26 | Weather

Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York 3:30 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It's great to have Prime Minister May from the United Kingdom and her representatives, who are people we know very well through recent trade negotiations. I have to say, we'll be doing a lot of trading with the United Kingdom, and we look forward to it. And we have gotten to know each other over the last period of a year, and it's a real honor to have you here. Thank you very much. PRIME MINISTER MAY: Well, thank you very much, Mr. President. It's good to be here. And as you say, we've had many discussions between our representatives and ourselves on a whole variety of issues, including trade, which will be important for us, but some other issues -- foreign policy issues, our security and defense relationship, which of course is the closest -- the U.K. and the U.S. is the closread more »

President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Honor

20 Sep 16:06 | Weather

WASHINGTON, DC – On October 23, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to United States Army Captain Gary M. Rose (retired) for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War. Captain Rose will receive the Medal of Honor for voluntarily risking his life on multiple occasions during combat operations, while serving as a medic with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). From September 11 through September 14, 1970, while his unit was engaged with a much larger force deep in enemy-controlled territory, then-Sergeant Rose repeatedly ran into the line of enemy fire to provide critical medical aid to his comrades, using his own body on one occasion to shield a wounded American from harm. On the final day of the mission, although wounded himself, Sergeant Rose voluntarily exposed himself to enemy fire while moving wounded personnel to the extraction point, loading them into helicopters, and helping to repel an enemy assault on the Ameriread more »

Statement from the Press Secretary on Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

20 Sep 15:57 | Weather

President Donald J. Trump continues to receive updates from Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long and his Department of Homeland Security team, who are engaged in lifesaving and life-sustaining response operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The President continues to direct all necessary Federal resources to protect the people of the United States territories affected by Hurricane Maria and to support response and recovery efforts with respect to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. He and the First Lady send their thoughts and prayers to all those in harm’s way. read more »

OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 19, 2017)

20 Sep 13:34 | Weather

Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) prepare to disembark the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan. The 31st MEU completed Talisman Saber, Amphibious Integration Training and a certification exercise during a deployment with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. Ashland is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay (Released) 170919-N-UX013-663read more »

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 19, 2017)

20 Sep 13:34 | Weather

Master Chief Delbert Terrell Jr., deputy director of the U.S. Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy, speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum honoring Legalman 1st Class Kimberly Kay Clark during Navy Week Oklahoma City 2017. Clark, a Navy reservist, was among the 168 killed April 19, 1995 during the Oklahoma City bombing. Navy Week programs serve as the Navy's principal outreach effort in areas of the country without a significant Navy presence. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Vazquez (Released) 170919-N-KB426-031read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 19, 2017)

20 Sep 13:34 | Weather

Sailors assemble an emergency crash barricade while conducting a general quarters drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications in preparation for future operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaysee Lohmann (Released) 170919-N-NQ487-014read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 19, 2017)

20 Sep 13:34 | Weather

The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Caribbean Sea. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg (Released) 170919-N-MC499-090read more »

Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook

20 Sep 13:21 | Weather

000 ABPZ20 KNHC 201721 TWOEP Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 AM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: A broad area of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles east-southeast of Acapulco near the coast of Mexico is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Land interaction should limit development of this system during the next day or two, but a tropical depression will likely form over the weekend when the system moves farther offshore. Regardless of tropical cyclone formation, heavy rains are expected over portions of southern Mexico during the next several days. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent. $$ Forecaster Cangialosi read more »

Remarks by the Vice President to the UN Security Council

20 Sep 12:58 | World

Security Council Chamber 11:16 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. President, Chairperson Faki, President Ramos-Horta, distinguished members of the Security Council, it’s a great honor to be with you today in the midst of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. As we gather at this historic assembly, I know all of our hearts are with the people of Puerto Rico as they face Hurricane Maria and its aftermath -- and with the people of Mexico City, even now as first responders and families seek to save the lost and find those that are injured in the midst of the earthquake that's now claimed more than 200 lives. Our hearts and our prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico and the people of Mexico, as we gather. We are here today to discuss what I believe is the most important mission of the United Nations: keeping the peace.  Let me begin by thanking Ethiopia for introducing today’s resolution on peacekeeread more »

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Two Counties

20 Sep 11:54 | Weather

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017: two in Harris County in the cities of Humble and Houston, and one in Bastrop County in the city of Smithville.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Language English read more »

Iwo Jima, New York Wrap Up Recovery Efforts in Key West

20 Sep 11:50 | U.S. News

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS New York (LPD 21), along with multiple embarked Navy and Marine Corps units completed initial recovery operations in support of federal and state officials, September 16, following Hurricane Irma's devastation of Key West, Florida.read more »

U. of I. News: Is the future of hurricane forecasting in danger?

20 Sep 10:33 | SciTech

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Is the future of hurricane forecasting in danger?read more »

Pearl Harbor Concludes Alligator Dagger Support

20 Sep 08:59 | Weather

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) successfully completed Alligator Dagger, Sept. 20.read more »

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