The Mill Fire burning in Northern California has burned about 6 and a half square miles and is now 40-percent contained. The fire killed two people ad has burned 100 homes.
At least 76 people died when the migrant boat they were aboard sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon this week, the Lebanese transport minister said, as search operations continued on Friday. It marks the deadliest such voyage yet from Lebanon, where mounting economic desperation has led many to board often rickety and overcrowded boats in the hope of reaching Europe. Syrian authorities began finding bodies off the coast of Tartus on Thursday afternoon.
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Chinese survivors from a boat that sank near a Cambodian island, killing three people and leaving eight missing, said they embarked on what they believed would be a short-term fishing job and ended up without food and water aboard the vessel and their belongings taken away. Cambodian authorities said Friday they rescued 21 people a day after the boat small wooden fishing vessel sank near Koh Tang, a Cambodian island close to the maritime border with Vietnam. Kheang Phearom, a spokesperson for Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk province, announced Saturday on his Facebook page that nine more people were rescued by the Vietnamese and three bodies were recovered by Cambodia, leaving eight people still missing.
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Fema makes individual assistance available to only 55 of the 78 municipalities on the island, leaving some feeling ignored
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One person is dead after an explosion sent eight people to hospitals and caused the collapse of a nearby building in Chicago on Tuesday, officials said.
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Puerto Ricans from town in ‘terrible destruction’ after Hurricane Fiona in despair over initial exclusion from aid
In San Germán, Puerto Rico, residents are frustrated their town with "terrible destruction" were initially excluded from applying for individual FEMA assistance.
After Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico, animal lovers are working to take care of homeless pets and bracing for a new wave of stray animals.
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Tropical Depression Talas unleashed fierce rainfall Saturday in parts of Japan, setting off landslides, halting trains and killing a man after he crashed his car into a pond. Police said the man who drove into a pond in central Japan's Shizuoka prefecture was rushed to a hospital but died. In another part of Shizuoka, rescue efforts were underway after a road collapsed from the heavy rainfall, police said.
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At least 77 people were killed when a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sank off Syria this week, the country’s health minister said Friday, amid fears the death toll could be far higher. The incident was deadliest so far as a surging number of Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians have been trying to flee crisis-hit Lebanon by sea for a better future in Europe. Tens of thousands have lost their jobs while the Lebanese pound has dropped more than 90% in value, eradicating the purchasing power of thousands of families that now live in extreme poverty.
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The families allege the utility failed to de-energize its electrical lines, sparking the massive Fairview fire in San Bernardino County.
Fiona - which was downgraded from a hurricane - has left extensive flooding across two provinces.
On Monday, category five storm Hurricane Fiona touched land, causing havoc on an already devastated...
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STORY: Pakistani farmer Mumtaz Ali and his family are finally returning to what is left of their flooded-ravaged home.They haven't been back in weeks, having been forced to flee when the deadly deluge hit. As he unloaded his belongings from a tractor, Ali told Reuters he still had to wade through ankle-deep waters to get to his property.“When the flood waters approached, we left the village and found a place to live near a dyke. Our life was miserable in a make-shift tent there. There was a lot of traffic that caused so much disturbance, which we villagers are not used to. But, thank God, we returned home after the water receded, about a month later. Our houses were destroyed as you can see. But this is a blessing of Allah, that my family and I can return home.”Ali lives in the Taj Mohammad village in Sindh, the province hardest-hit by the disaster.In total, the floods have so far killed almost 1,600 people.The national disaster agency said earlier this month that about 637,000 displaced people were being housed in tent villages. Adding that the raging waters had swept away 1.6 million houses, over 3,500 miles of road and railway, and inundated over two million acres of farmland. The cost of the damage is estimated to be around $30 billion.Though glad to be home, Ali fears the cracked walls of his damaged house could cave in at anytime.Finding a source of income is also a worry - though he did manage to save his livestock from the floods.“It is Allah who gives sustenance. I will sell my cows to earn a living. We are farmers. We don’t know when the farming will start. You can see how much water is still there. For God’s sake, someone tell the government to flush this water out so that we can return to work to earn a living for our children.”Authorities say the stagnant floodwaters could take up to six months to recede.U.N. agencies have begun work to assess the South Asian nation's reconstruction needs, after it received nearly 190% more rain than its usual 30-year average in July and August.
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OLENA ROSHCHINA - FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER, 2022, 10:53 In Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast, search and rescue teams rescued 19 people, including 2 children, at the site of the destruction of a 9-storey residential building.
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STORY: Ali Hamiye told Reuters 20 survivors were being treated in Syrian hospitals.Syrian authorities began finding bodies off the coast of Tartus on Thursday (September 22) afternoon.The transport ministry has cited survivors saying the boat left from Lebanon's northern Minyeh region on Tuesday (September 20) with between 120 and 150 people onboard, bound for Europe.Samer Qubrusli, the Syrian director-general of ports, said rescue efforts were continuing on Friday.
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At least a dozen people are now reported to have been killed in the Caribbean after powerful Hurricane Fiona lashed the region with high winds and torrential rain that led to catastrophic flooding and widespread power outages this week.
Extratropical cyclone Talas lashed parts of Japan, killing three and leaving tens of thousands of households without power on Saturday, September 24, local media reported.Shizuoka city was hit especially hard, with a record 419.5 mm (16.51 inches) of rainfall recorded since Thursday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.Three people were killed in landslides caused by the rain, and one person was missing, Your Shizuoka Newspaper said, citing local officials.Power was also cut to 115,550 households as of Saturday afternoon, energy supplier Chubu Electric Power Grid said, after a landslide knocked over two electricity towers.This footage shows flooded roads in Shizuoka city, as flashes of lightning are seen in the distance.The JMA said heavy rain was expected to continue through to Sunday for central and western parts of Japan. Credit: @sternecoffeelab via Storyful
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The storm, which knocked out power to half a million people, was one of the strongest to hit Nova Scotia in recent history.
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Puerto Rico’s National Guard reportedly helped rescue more than one thousand people impacted by the devastating hurricane.