Presidents gather for fundraiser for those affected by hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands The five living former US presidents made a rare appearance together on stage on Saturday night at a fundraiser for those affected by recent hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It was a show of unity and compassion after a week in which Barack Obama and George W Bush broke an unwritten rule to deliver implicit criticism of the present occupant of the White House.
Rare gathering – the five were last together in 2013 – to take place at concert raising money to support Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands All five living former US presidents – Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush and George W Bush – will on Saturday night attend a concert in College Station, Texas, an event staged to raise money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The actions of the three Democrats and two Republicans stand in contrast to the words of Donald Trump. He has vowed to help Texas and Florida for as long as the recovery takes but has criticized Puerto Rican leaders while suggesting aid there will not be unlimited.
UK Met Office issues yellow weather warning for parts of England and Wales after high winds and heavy rain Parts of Britain have been battered by winds of almost 80mph and heavy rains as storm Brian crossed the Irish Sea after causing flooding in some parts of Ireland. A yellow weather warning for winds across a swath of Britain, including Wales and southern England up to the Midlands and North West, will remain in place until midnight on Saturday.
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National Trust undated photos of how areas looked after the Great Storm of 1987 and how they look now. The cyclone killed 18 people and caused an estimated £1bn of damage when it struck the south of England
The latest extreme weather event to hit Ireland is causing floods in the south-west as winds reach up to 50mph and the river Shannon bursts its banks in Limerick city. The entire country is expected to be affected by the storm later on Saturday before it passes across the Irish Sea towards Britain, where the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of Wales and England
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Western parts of country told to expect transport disruption and flying debris as Ireland prepares for worst storm in decades Weather warnings have been issued across much of the west of the UK for Monday, with gusts up to 80mph brought by Hurricane Ophelia likely to cause transport disruption, while some areas in the east will be unseasonably warm. The Met Office’s severe weather alerts warn of flying debris, potential power cuts, bridge closures and disruption to transport and mobile phone signal.
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River Shannon bursts banks in Limerick city as people advised to stay away from coastal areas being battered by high winds Storm Brian is battering Ireland, causing floods in the south-west as winds reach up to 50mph (80km/h). The latest extreme weather system has hit the country just six days after and resulted in three deaths.