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Tropical Depression Bonnie Heads Towards Carolinas as Deadly Flooding Overwhelms Texas

A man, foreground, checks to make sure everyone made it safely out of a truck that flooded when the three men in the background drove around a closed road barrier and lost control of the vehicle in rising flood water on May 27, 2016, in Magnolia, Texas. Michael Ciaglo / AP

A man, foreground, checks to make sure everyone made it safely out of a truck that flooded when the three men in the background drove around a closed road barrier and lost control of the vehicle in rising flood water on May 27, 2016, in Magnolia, Texas. Michael Ciaglo / AP

Tropical storm Bonnie was downgraded Sunday morning as it headed toward the South Carolina coast — the latest bad weather to hit the nation over the long holiday weekend, after a fourth person was found dead amid flooding in Texas. The tropical depression was about 25 miles east-southeast of Charleston and packing maximum sustained winds of 35 mph as of 8 a.m. Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said. It was forecast to drench the Carolinas with up to six of rain, which had started falling on the South Carolina coast Saturday…

 

In disasters and emergencies, we must help people help themselves

Before we can begin to address long-term recovery issues and bridging the gap between relief and development, we, as a global society, must first recommit to the principles of humanitarian action: humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. We must affirm the right of affected people to receive assistance and protection with dignity and without discrimination in times of disaster, calamity and civil strife. Actions, based only on need, should be taken to prevent or alleviate human suffering that arises out of disaster and conflict…

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