Posts by Lili Anne Ladaga, Yahoo! News
- Lili Anne Ladaga at Yahoo News2 mths ago
Heavy rains in Colorado produced flooding of 'biblical' proportions throughout the state last week. At least 8 people have died and evacuations continue as floodwaters move downstream from the mountains to prairie towns. More than 11,000 people have been displaced from their homes and it may be months before they can return.
More than 17,000 structures were damaged and 1,500 homes destroyed, according to the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.
If you'd like to help the flood victims, here are the organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region:
- Lili Anne Ladaga at The Lookout6 mths ago
A huge tornado ripped through Moore, Okla. on Monday afternoon, leaving a 20-mile path of death and destruction. At least 24 people were killed, including at least 7 children, according to AP. The powerful twister struck only a day after a tornado killed two people in Shawnee, Okla., and left 39 others injured throughout the state.
If you'd like to help the victims of the storms, here are the organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region:
BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF OKLAHOMA: Disaster relief volunteers from Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma are sending relief teams and feeding units to affected areas. Please designate your gift to "Disaster Relief." Donate here.
- Lili Anne Ladaga at The Lookout1 yr ago
The deadly superstorm slammed into the East Coast on October 29, wreaking havoc in New Jersey, New York and many other states. The record storm surge flooded towns up and down the coast, while millions remain without power days later.
Here's how you can help those in need: Donate to the organizations that are mobilizing relief efforts in the region.
AMERICAN RED CROSS: The humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Mobilizing disaster workers, emergency vehicles, shelters and relief supplies to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. Designate your gift to 'Disaster Relief.' DONATE HERE.
- Lili Anne Ladaga at The Lookout1 yr ago
Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it heads north toward Arkansas, but storm surges and heavy rainfall have flooded areas in Mississippi and Louisiana. The Coast Guard and Louisiana National Guard are working to rescue people stranded by high waters in low-lying areas.
Below are organizations that are mobilizing relief efforts in the region:
AMERICAN RED CROSS: The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Donate here.
- Lili Anne Ladaga at The Newsroom1 yr ago
On April 3, as many as a dozen tornadoes swept through the Dallas-Fort Worth region, destroying homes, tossing cars and trucks like toys, and leaving thousands of people without power.
Below are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region. AMERICAN RED CROSS: As roads become safe and accessible, the Red Cross will in the affected communities providing damage assessment, as well as meeting immediate needs such as food and snacks and shelter. In the meantime, the Red Cross priority at this moment is to provide shelter and food to people affected by Tuesday’s storms. Donate here.
SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army quickly deployed two mobile emergency disaster kitchens to provide food, hydration, and emotional comfort to people in two locations as a result of tornado touchdowns. Donate here.
- Lili Anne Ladaga at The Upshot2 yrs ago
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Last month, New York became the sixth state to allow gay marriage. This Sunday marks the first day gays can legally wed and New York City officials were flooded by more than 1,700 wedding applications for just that day.
To deal with the overwhelming response, the city established a lottery that will choose 764 couples to be married Sunday; winners will be announced on Friday. On Monday, wedding ceremonies will be "first come, first served" at city clerk offices around the five boroughs.
For couples who don't win a spot in NYC should head north: The suburb of Greenburgh is offering wedding services at Town Hall, as well as special festivities to celebrate the historic day.
Open water swimmer Diana Nyad is back in Key West, Florida , continuing her quest to be the first person to make a 103-mile swim from Havana, Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. A Yahoo! News team recently accompanied Nyad on a grueling 9-hour training swim, shooting an episode of the award-winning show Second Act from aboard her escort vessel. Nyad, who is 61 and swims around 1.5 miles an hour, is waiting for favorable water temperatures and ocean wind speeds to attempt the 60-hour crossing. Hurricanes and delays with Cuban visas prevented her from trying the swim last summer. Click here to see the video. Click image to see the Diana Nyad slideshow Yahoo! News
If you're an adventurous diner, you might want to get yourself over to Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream in Columbia, Mo., to see if they have any leftover cicada ice cream. Yes, cicada as in the BUG. As in BUG ice cream.
Sparky's employees are allowed to get a little crazy when it comes to new ice cream flavors, so they may have been inspired by all the 13-year cicada corpses lying about after they emerged last month.
Boiled, then coated in chocolate, the crunchy buggers taste like nuts, apparently. (You know what else tastes like nuts? NUTS.) The shop discontinued the "flavor" after the Health Department advised them to quit serving bugs-n-cream.