natural disaster

A pregnant woman is carried out of an area flooded by water brought by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.  (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
(AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
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November 16, 2020 - 2:10 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago. Iota has intensified over the western Caribbean on...
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In this photo provided by the Turkish Gendarmerie, Ayda Gezgin is tended to by a member of rescue services in the rubble of her collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey. (Turkish Gendarmerie via AP)
(Turkish Gendarmerie via AP)
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November 03, 2020 - 2:07 pm
By MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press IZMIR, TURKEY (AP) — Rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir pulled a young girl out alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building Tuesday, four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece and as hopes of reaching survivors began to...
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Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, as firefighters work to contain the blaze in unincorporated Lake County, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
(AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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August 24, 2020 - 12:56 pm
By MARTHA MENDOZA and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling three massive wildfires in Northern California got a break from the weather early Monday as humidity rose and there was no return of the onslaught of lightning strikes that ignited the infernos a...
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58 years-old Maribel Rivera Silva rests outside a shelter afraid of aftershocks, after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
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January 08, 2020 - 11:50 am
By DANICA COTO Associated Press GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cars, cots and plastic chairs became temporary beds for hundreds of families who lost their homes in southwest Puerto Rico as a flurry of earthquakes struck the island, one of them the strongest in a century. The magnitude 6.4 quake that...
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Experts say that southeastern Virginia could suffer $40 billion in losses if it's struck by a major hurricane. (iStock / Getty Images Plus/MikeMareen)
(iStock / Getty Images Plus/MikeMareen)
June 18, 2019 - 3:01 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Experts say that southeastern Virginia could suffer $40 billion in losses if it's struck by a major hurricane. Professors from Old Dominion University said in a recent report that the damages could seriously puncture the regional economy. The June 12 report said losses could...
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This aerial photo shows damage on Vine Road, south of Wasilla, Alaska, after earthquakes Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
(Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 1:44 pm
By MARK THIESSEN , Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area. "The ships are coming in on...
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