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Natural disaster News

U.S. landslide toll set to rise, as missing sought

Seattle - The death toll from a devastating US landslide is expected to rise from 14 as rescuers pick through a vast pile of mud and debris likened to quicksand, officials said Tuesday.The number of people unaccounted for after Saturday's disaster still stood at...
In the Media by Paul Brown (AFP)

5 steps to recover from a natural disaster

Most businesses have safety and security procedures in place, including disaster recovery plans, to ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of natural disasters.
In the Media by Daniel Taibleson - 3 comments

Heartbreaking photos from tornado-ravaged Washington, Illinois

Washington - Illinois took the brunt of the tornado fury Sunday, as shown in five stunning photos taken in Washington, Illinois. Eight people are dead as a result of the tornadoes, and hundreds of buildings and homes were destroyed.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Colorado: More rain this weekend, woman may be fifth fatality

Relentless torrential rain pounded Colorado for five days in a row. Farming communities along the South Platte River were requested to evacuate ahead of the incoming floods, which may have claimed another life, Reuters reports.
In the Media by Dragos Ilca - 2 comments

Mayor Bloomberg signs a bills addressing NYC disaster management

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, signed into law nine bills relating to the city’s disaster preparedness.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca

Earthquake strikes western China; at least 22 confirmed dead

Beijing - An earthquake struck the province of Gansu early Monday morning. The quake caused widespread damage to an area where approximately 26 million people live.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

Southwest Iran hit by earthquake

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck south-west Iran today. It reportedly killed around 30 people and injured a further 800.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Coping with cancer and treatment after a natural disaster

The American Cancer Society have posted instructions for cancer sufferers who have had to evacuate their homes or treatment centers after any natural disaster.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir

Jersey Shore cast calls for Hurricane Sandy relief donations

Seaside Heights - The cast of "Jersey Shore" have weighed in on the damage done to the Jersey Shore. They are calling up people to donate to the recovery of Seaside Heights, N.J.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

100 Pakistani troops buried in Avalanche

Approximately 100 Pakistani soldiers have been buried by an avalanche in the disputed region of Kashmir, the Pakistani Army has stated.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Earthquake strikes off coast of Japan; no reports of damage

An earthquake occurred off of Okinawa Island shortly before noon on Tuesday. Reports put the earthquake at around a 6.8 or 6.9 magnitude. There have been no reports of damage or injury so far.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 3 comments

Op-Ed: 'Disaster Tourism' in post-Katrina New Orleans Special

New Orleans - It's the train-wreck you cannot look away from, or the car accident that makes you slow down despite your better judgement telling you not to be that person. Except in New Orleans, post-Katrina, the event is more an a car accident: it's the entire city.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Reeves - 5 comments

Update: Elephants stranded by flooding in Thailand Special

Bangkok - While the rains still fall and flood waters continue to rise, there is hope for 15 elephants and their handlers stranded on a wall at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya.
Digital Journal Report by D Scott Rosenberg - 5 comments

Elephants Stranded by Flooding in Thailand Special

Bangkok - Recent floods in Thailand have stranded 15 elephants, seven mothers and their babies, and a nine year old elephant known internationally for his painting skills on top of a wall at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya.
Digital Journal Report by D Scott Rosenberg - 1 comment

Op-Ed: In the media - Bangkok and the floods Special

Bangkok - Walking into my neighborhood Tesco Lotus last night was a shock - the shelves were mostly bare. But my neighborhood is not one of the "most endangered" from floods that are threatening Bangkok.
Digital Journal Report by D Scott Rosenberg - 3 comments

Op-Ed: In times of natural disaster, why do politicians lie?

Bangkok - In times of natural disasters why can't our politicians be straightforward and tell us the truth? Why do they tell us one thing and end up doing another?
In the Media by D Scott Rosenberg - 5 comments

Bangkok Government turning to Brahman Gods for flood help

Bangkok - Meteorologists are calling for high tides and flood waters moving swiftly down the Chao Phraya River in metropolitan Bangkok to crest October 16 - 18 (2011).
In the Media by D Scott Rosenberg

Bangkok braces for flooding in its suburbs Special

Bangkok - As seasonal monsoon rain worsens because of a series of tropical depressions over Thailand, flooding is occurring in wide areas of its central, northern and northeastern regions.
Digital Journal Report by D Scott Rosenberg

Spillway opens in Louisiana, homes sacrificed for New Orleans

About 25,000 people and 11,000 structures are in danger of being flooded with over 25 feet of water in order to save New Orleans.
In the Media by Holly Goodwin - 6 comments

Japan's death toll from tsunami over 10,000

Japan's National Police Agency has stated that over 10,000 have died after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. As of Saturday there have been 10,151 bodies recovered. That number is expected to rise with about 17,000 people still unaccounted for.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Will debt woes follow tsunami in Japan?

Struck by the tsunami and powerful earthquake, the "Land of the Rising Sun" is facing a huge crisis. Apart from human losses, debt issues also haunt Japan. Will the catastrophe sink Japan in debt?
In the Media by Marc Brown - 1 comment

65-year-old Japanese tsunami survivor rescued 10 miles out of sea

Tokyo - A Japanese military vessel rescued a man ten miles out at sea two days after the tsunami that followed the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country of Japan.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco - 1 comment

Tsunami waves from Japan reach Hawaii; alert up in West Coast

Honolulu - The first tsunami waves resulting from the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan hit the shores of Hawaii in the early hours of Friday morning, seven hours after the earthquake.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco

Floods, landslides affect 1.12M, may push PH into crisis in 2011

Manila - The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Sunday about 1,120,685 Filipinos from 21 provinces have been severely affected by floods and landslides brought about by heavy rains in these regions.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco

Hundreds dead, thousands injured after earthquake hits China

A heavy earthquake that struck the northwest of China, an area that is home of 100.000 Tibetans, killed 300 people and injured thousands. The death toll and the number of injured is expected to rise as thousands remain trapped in the rubble.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak - 1 comment

Iceland's volcanic eruption forces hundreds to be evacuated

Several hundred people have been evacuated from their homes after a volcano erupted in the southern region of Iceland near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Pakistani avalanche leaves dozens killed, missing

An avalanche that struck a small village in northwestern Pakistan has left at least 36 people dead, while dozens more are missing.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Op-Ed: Above and below the rubble line in Haiti - the chance of life

CNN's 24-hour coverage of the Haitian earthquake's aftermath exposed parallel tragedies along the rubble line - the brutal question emerging on who to save in a country of extremely limited resources.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Disaster Warning in Asia: Millions of Lives Might be in Danger

Asia-Pacific countries would face large-scale natural disaster in coming years devastating up to one million people, an Australia based scientific research group has revealed this alarming fact recently.
In the Media by Subhabrata Das - 1 comment
 

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