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Rescuers End Effort to Find Body in Fla. Sinkhole
SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) -- The effort to find the body of a Florida man who was swallowed by sinkhole under his home is being called off while crews try to learn how far the underground cavity reaches and whether more homes are at risk.
Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill says rescuers are ending the effort to find Jeff Bush's body because it's just too dangerous. He says officials plan to bring in heavy equipment tomorrow to begin demolishing the four-bedroom home.
Merrill says "At this point it's really not possible to recover the body." Merrill also says they're dealing with what he describes as "a very unusual sinkhole."
Bush was in his bedroom Thursday night in Seffner -- a suburb of 8,000 people 15 miles east of downtown Tampa -- when the earth opened and took him and everything else in his room. Five others in the house escape unharmed.
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Oklahoma lawmakers plan $45 million tornado relief
May 21, 2013 22:12 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
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