14 Nov 2016

New Zealand Earthquake: Deaths, major damage after severe 7.5 quake hits Hanmer Springs, tsunami warning issued

“Two people have been confirmed dead after a severe 7.5 earthquake hit North Canterbury early on Monday morning.” Source: Earthquake: Deaths, major damage after severe 7.5 quake hits Hanmer Springs, tsunami warning issued | Stuff.co.nz

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30 Oct 2016

Italy earthquake: 6.6-magnitude tremor rocks nation’s center

“A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy on Sunday morning, injuring at least 20 people, in the strongest tremor to hit the country in more than three decades. The earthquake follows tremors last week and comes on the heels of a devastating quake in August, which killed nearly 300 people

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20 Oct 2016

Super Typhoon Haima kills at least eight in Philippines

“One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines killed at least eight people on Thursday (Oct 20)  as ferocious gales and landslides destroyed tens of thousands of homes. Super Typhoon Haima struck late on Wednesday night with winds similar to those of catastrophic Haiyan in 2013, which

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17 Oct 2016

U.S. military wraps up Haiti relief mission after huge airlift effort

“The head of U.S. Southern Command said Saturday that he expects the U.S. military’s role in the aid mission to Haiti to wrap up in the next four days after delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds of rice and medical supplies.” Source: U.S. military wraps up Haiti relief mission after

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15 Oct 2016

Floods kill 11 people in central Vietnam, storm approaching

“Floods in Vietnam’s four central provinces have killed at least 11 people and displaced thousands, with a storm in the South China Sea approaching the central coast.” Source: Floods kill 11 people in central Vietnam, storm approaching | Reuters

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10 Oct 2016

More than 6,000 National Guard troops mobilized for Hurricane Matthew response

“Thousands of mobilized reservists began search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Friday as Hurricane Matthew moved up the Atlantic coastline, defense officials said. With more than 6,000 troops standing by as the storm headed toward Jacksonville, Florida, defense officials said it is the largest domestic military operation since Hurricane Sandy four

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07 Oct 2016

More National Guard activated in Southeast as hurricane approaches, death toll in Caribbean soars

“Military installations along the U.S. southeast coast evacuated non-essential personnel and equipment as troops were mobilized to respond to Hurricane Matthew that barreled toward Florida on Thursday after killing nearly 300 people in the Caribbean.” Source: More National Guard activated in Southeast as hurricane approaches, death toll in Caribbean soars

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06 Oct 2016

U.S. Southern Command sending troops to Haiti for disaster relief

“U.S. Southern Command is sending troops to Haiti to provide relief as Hurricane Matthew tears a path through the Caribbean towards the United States. SOUTHCOM head Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd announced late Wednesday afternoon that he dispatched Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle to Port au Prince, Haiti, to launch Joint Task

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17 Sep 2016

Italy earthquake toll rises to 297 after two die of injuries

“The number of dead from last month’s earthquake in central Italy has risen to 297 after two more people died, the Italian civil defence service reports.” Source: Italy earthquake toll rises to 297 after two die of injuries – BBC News

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17 Sep 2016

More than 100 dead, hundreds missing in North Korea floods

“The death toll from severe flooding in a North Korean border region has risen to 133 with another 395 missing and tens of thousands left homeless, the UN said.” Source: More than 100 dead, hundreds missing in North Korea floods – France 24

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