That also was the second consecutive year of a decline in the nation's poverty rate. The poverty rate dropped to 12.7 percent in 2016 from 13.5 percent in 2015. The Gini index was 0.481 in 2016; the change from 2015 was not statistically significant. "The nation's still sky-high poverty is a human-made disaster of epic proportions", said Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America.
She said Trump and his "entire administration continue to monitor the situation in Puerto Rico, the United States, the Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas, and all areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey". "We love these people and we're going to be back!" he added. Florida Governor Rick Scott visited the Florida Keys Wednesday to help residents, and said a lot of work still needs to be done.
It will perhaps be of some consolation to the neutral supporter that a decider has been set up for Friday. Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera hit a towering six off the penultimate ball to steer the World XI to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 Wednesday.
Sewer workers investigating the 'berg say that over time it has solidified, and is now as hard to remove as concrete. The capital's largest ever recorded fatberg , weighing in at 15 tonnes, was found in Kingston in August 2013. the sewers are not an abyss for household rubbish". CCTV camera inspections revealed the 1200mm-high by 700mm-wide sewer was totally blocked by the fatberg , which is 3.5 meters below ground.
A spokesperson for the Memorial Hospital system said the nursing home is not part of the hospital chain. "I have been out and around the city today, and I have witnessed the heroes getting people out of their homes, and it is going to continue".
Irma's peak winds of 105 miles per hour, with higher gusts, had dropped 20 miles per hour from the morning, making it a Category 2 hurricane (down from a Category 4). Irma made its second US landfall at Marco Island at about 3:30 p.m. One stretch of the bay was six feet below normal tide. No injuries have been reported.