Disasters
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Death toll rises after earthquake rattles Turkey and Greece

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/02/20, 02:26 am

Rescue workers in the worst-hit Turkish city of Izmir on Monday withdrew two girls alive from the rubble of their apartment building, three days after the earthquake hit. Search teams also rescued a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building on Sunday night. Turkish authorities reported at least 83 people died and 962 others sustained injuries in Izmir by Monday. The Friday earthquake was centered in the Aegean Sea northeast of Samos, according to the Kandilli Observatory in Turkey. The country’s emergency management agency said it measured the quake at magnitude 6.6.

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A deadly blaze in Berry Creek

Disaster | While West Coast residents flee wildfires, experts scrutinize the region’s fire suppression policies
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 10/02/20, 12:08 pm

William Spradlin could smell, hear, and feel the fire approaching. Around 11 p.m., the resident of Berry Creek, Calif., called his neighbors to see if they thought it was time to leave town.

“The sky was changing so many different colors,” he said. “The roar of it. It was like five freight trains.”

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Fire breaks out at Beirut port

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/10/20, 11:31 am

Smoke billowed in Lebanon’s capital again on Thursday morning a little more than a month after a deadly explosion at the port. Firefighters and ambulances rushed to the scene, and army helicopters helped fight the blaze. Beirut Gov. Marwan Abboud asked residents to stay away from roads leading to the port to keep them clear for emergency services.

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