06 Dec 2021

Volcano rescue workers dig through thick layers of hot ash in Indonesia after Mount Semeru erupts

Mount Semeru, one of Indonesia’s most active volcanos, erupted on Saturday. Rescue teams are working to find survivors of the attack, digging through thick layers of hot ash and debris created by the eruption. More than a dozen people have been confirmed dead and thousands have been displaced. The affected

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19 May 2021

Indian navy recovers 22 bodies from barge sunk by Cyclone Tauktae

Cyclone Tauktae has caused the disappearance of dozens of people, marking the most powerful storm to hit the Indian region in more than two decades. The cyclone consisted of winds up to 130 per hour when it hit land in India’s Gujarat state late on Monday. The natural disaster has

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15 Jan 2021

Indonesia earthquake: Sulawesi hospital among collapsed buildings

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Sulawesi Friday morning injured hundreds of people and displaced thousands. The five-story Mitra Manakarra Hospital in Mamuju partially collapsed, killing eight people. Officials worry the death toll will increase as the rescues continue.  The epicenter of the earthquake was six kilometers northeast of Majene city

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05 Jan 2021

Deadly flash floods tear through Bolivia’s Sucre city

In the Bolivian city of Sucre, at least four have died after flash floods swept through the region following a heavy hailstorm. The steep streets of the urban city became fast flowing rivers, washing away cars, buses, and market stalls. The city’s largest farmers market was also heavily impacted as

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17 Nov 2020

Second Major Hurricane in Two Weeks Slams Central America

On Monday night, Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua. Hurricane Iota is the most powerful Atlantic hurricane recorded this year, stronger than the most recent Hurricane Eta. Eta killed at least 200 people in central America and displaced tens of thousands due to infrastructure and residency damages. When Iota made

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05 Nov 2020

Honduras Extends State of Alert as Tropical Storm Eta Hits

In Honduras, citizens are preparing for the devastating tropical storm Eta to make landfall by the end of the day. Honduran rescue teams have elevated evacuation efforts as of this morning, and a state of alert has been administered as heavy rains from the storm case rivers to flood homes.

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13 Oct 2020

UN warns that world risks becoming ‘uninhabitable hell’ for millions unless leaders take climate action

On Monday, the United Nations released a statement documenting a dramatic increase in natural disasters occurring over the past two decades due to the current climate crisis the world is facing. Researchers at the UN declared that political and business leaders have failed in taking meaningful action to mitigate the

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07 Jul 2020

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

 After a weekend of deadly rains beginning on Friday that expanded across several Japenese towns on Tuesday, at least 50 people have died and over a dozen remain missing. Japan’s southern region of Kyushu has experienced severe flooding as more rain is predicted to fall on the region in the

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03 Jun 2020

Coronavirus patients evacuated ahead of worst storm to hit Mumbai in 70 years

COVID-19 patients were evacuated from Mumbai due to the threat of a cyclone that is threatening the area. These patients were among more than 100,000 evacuated from low-lying coastal areas in India’s western states. The cyclone is advancing towards Mumbai, named cyclone Nisarga, and hit landfall around 1 p.m. local

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10 Jan 2020

Restoring an earthquake-hit power plant in Puerto Rico could take a year

Experts say it could take over a year to repair a critical power plant damaged in Tuesday’s earthquake. The 6.4 magnitude quake is considered the worst earthquake Puerto Rico has suffered in the last century. Tragically, the quake killed one person and caused an island-wide electrical blackout. Only half of

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