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#Natural Disaster

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Cyclone Idai: A father searches the rubble for his dead children as millions are at risk of food shortages

It is hard to describe the utter devastation of the worst natural disaster to hit the Southern Hemisphere, writes Gabriella Pandini.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Two killed and 29 injured as 'devastating' tornado tears through US mobile home park

The tornado struck El Reno, near Oklahoma City, on Saturday night.

# natural-disaster - Friday 9 November, 2018

Fast-moving wildfires kill at least five people and force 157,000 to evacuate their homes in US

Fires are burning across the western US state of California.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Indonesia reluctantly accepts international help as it struggles to reach 200,000 desperate victims

Rescue efforts have been hampered by a lack of heavy machinery and severed transport links.

# natural-disaster - Monday 1 October, 2018

Indonesian earthquake and tsunami death toll grows as authorities prepare for 1,300 victims

Medicines are running out and rescuers are struggling with a shortage of heavy equipment.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Almost 400 killed in Indonesian earthquake as hospitals struggle to cope

The main airport in Palu is expected to stay closed for at least 24 hours, complicating disaster relief efforts.

# natural-disaster - Friday 28 September, 2018

Tsunami hits Indonesia after powerful earthquake

The 1.5 metre tsunami slammed into Sulawesi island.

# natural-disaster - Monday 4 June, 2018

Children among 25 people killed after Guatemala volcano erupts

Search efforts for those who are missing were suspended last night due to dangerous conditions.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Donald Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of wanting 'everything done for them'

The island has been left without electricity and running water due to two hurricanes hurtling across the island.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history

The death toll is expected to rise as around 600 people are still missing. The President has appealed for a global response.

# natural-disaster - Monday 14 August, 2017

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'Under the mud I am sure there are more': Mudslides kill 112 people in Colombia

The incident was triggered by intense rains.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Council plans massive €19m visitors centre and tree top walkway at Hellfire Club Oh Hell No This post contains a poll

Council plans massive €19m visitors centre and tree top walkway at Hellfire Club

Critics say the plans will damage the natural environment of the mountainous region.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

# natural-disaster - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Five dead and more than 1 million evacuated from homes in Chile earthquake

Buildings were reported to have swayed as far away as Buenos Aires.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth

When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.

# natural-disaster - Monday 12 January, 2015

Lives reduced to rubble: Remembering the Haiti earthquake five years on

More than 220,000 people lost their lives in the disaster.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Rescuers dig through mud after Indonesian landslide kills 8 people

100 people are still unaccounted for following the landslide.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines

The evacuation has been stepped up by authorities.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 28 September, 2014

More than 30 feared dead in Japan as volcano continues to erupt

Official say 45 to 49 hikers sheltered overnight in cabins on the mountain.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Amazing video captured by Japanese hikers running for cover as volcano erupts

At least eleven hikers were injured when Mount Ontake started spewing ash and smoke.

# natural-disaster - Friday 2 May, 2014

350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town

Villagers were at Friday prayers in two mosques when they were swamped by a tide of debris

# natural-disaster - Friday 29 November, 2013

Rain puts 'fear in the eyes of children' in the Philippines Aid

Rain puts 'fear in the eyes of children' in the Philippines

“You can see the little children when it starts to rain, you can see the fear in their eyes, that what they thought was the end of the world but managed to survive is coming back for them.”

# natural-disaster - Sunday 17 November, 2013

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan

In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.

# natural-disaster - Thursday 14 November, 2013

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response

The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless

As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.

In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban Philippines This post contains images

In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban

Evacuation flights from the devastated city are scarce, meaning that tensions are rising.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort

200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000

The typhoon moved on to Vietnam today.

# natural-disaster - Friday 8 November, 2013

One of the most powerful typhoons on record hits Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan – with winds of 315km/ph – smashed into coastal communities before dawn today.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 5 October, 2013

This group is digitally preserving the world’s heritage sites for future generations Conservation This post contains images

This group is digitally preserving the world’s heritage sites for future generations

War and natural disasters are causing destruction so a non-profit organisation plans to digitally scan 500 heritage sites over the next five years.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 27 July, 2013

In an emergency situation your pet can now travel without its passport

Dog and cat owners can rest assured that if a natural disaster strikes or they are caught up in political unrest, they can now bring their pets home without clearing the usual inspections.

# natural-disaster - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Six die as powerful storm hits Texas Storms This post contains videos

Six die as powerful storm hits Texas

A powerful storm spawned tornadoes which hit several times in Hood, Tarrant, Dallas and Parker counties last night.

# natural-disaster - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Iran: 33 killed in strong earthquake

The earthquake measured 6.3 on the Richter Scale.

# natural-disaster - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes

International agreement allows satellites to be pulled out of their orbit to monitor natural or manmade disasters.

# natural-disaster - Monday 18 March, 2013

What causes a sinkhole? Careful Now This post contains videos

What causes a sinkhole?

And why are some more slow-moving than others?

# natural-disaster - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Ireland pledges $50k in funding for New York community devastated by Hurricane Sandy Sandy This post contains images

Ireland pledges $50k in funding for New York community devastated by Hurricane Sandy

The Government funding is part of a $320,000 totbal to be provided to community projects in the areas most affected by Sandy.

# natural-disaster - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Column: Haiti - Three years on from devastation

The recovery from the 2010 earthquake has slowed but there are strong grounds for optimism, says Concern Worldwide Regional Director, Bríd Kennedy.

# natural-disaster - Monday 7 January, 2013

Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims US

Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims

Obama signed a bill approving billions in emergency disaster aid for victims of the superstorm, after a delay sparked outrage among East Coast Republicans against their own party leadership.

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