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The Week of Natural Disasters Across the Globe

The Week of Natural Disasters Across the Globe

25 April 2015 – Nepal More than 2,200 people are believed to have been killed when a huge earthquake rocked Nepal. The magnitude – 7.9 quake devastated the country when it sent houses, buildings, national landmarks and temples crashing to the ground.  Several aftershocks have been recorded and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest. The death […]

April 26, 2015 No Comments / Read More >>

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Update on Typhoon Haiyan’s Storm Surge in Philippines

Update on Typhoon Haiyan's Storm Surge in Philippines

The recent update on the devastation brought by Super Typhoon Haiyan to southern Philippines has raised the death toll to 5,235 with 23,501 injured and 1,613 reported missing. The natural disaster is of major catastrophic proportion and hit more than 60 provinces in the Philippines.  The deadly typhoon caused a storm surge which had a tsunami-like […]

November 14, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Devastates Southern Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan Devastates Southern Philippines

The Philippines was hit by  Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Typhoon Yolanda) last Friday with a prediction that the death toll could reach more than a thousand. The full amount of the devastation cause by the powerful winds and storm surge is still unknown. The authorities are trying to get more information from areas […]

November 9, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

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Your Survival Kit for Emergency Situations

Your Survival Kit for Emergency Situations

Update on NSW Bushfires: New South Wales wildfires continue to get worse with forecast of temperatures in the mid to high 30s, strong winds between 80-100 km/h and very low humidity.  Across the state, a total of 63 fires are still burning with 13 of them uncontained. ”This will be as bad as it gets,” […]

October 22, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

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Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Hits Southern Philippines

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Hits Southern Philippines

Southern Philippines was hit by a 7.2 earthquake Tuesday morning leaving at least 160 people dead and around 300 injured with dozens still missing. Two of the popular tourist destinations in the country, the provinces of Bohol and Cebu were greatly affected and have been placed in the state of calamity. Many buildings were damaged […]

October 17, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

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Super Cyclone Phailin Lashes East India

Super Cyclone Phailin Lashes East India

Super Cyclone Phailin hit the east coast of India at around 2:30 am (AEST) and caused massive damage to the impoverished areas.  At least 5 people were confirmed dead. Classified as Category 5, the cyclone was seen on the satellite as half the size of India and considered as one of the super cyclones to […]

October 13, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

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Massive Earthquake Hits Pakistan

Massive Earthquake Hits Pakistan

The powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck south western Pakistan last Tuesday killed more than 300 people, injured hundreds and destroyed 21,000 homes. According to reports, the villages in the remote area of Balochistan have been flattened and people are believed to be trapped under rubble of collapsed houses and buildings. The ongoing relief and rescue […]

September 26, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

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Epic Flooding Across Colorado

Epic Flooding Across Colorado

The recent epic flooding in Colorado left eight people killed, hundreds missing and close to 18,000 homes damaged. This calamity has been recorded as among the worst in Colorado’s history. On September 14, 2013, the people in the 15 counties across Colorado experienced the historic flooding which resulted in the US President Barack Obama’s signing […]

September 18, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

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