Disasters
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Bachelorette party becomes relief mission

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/24/19, 12:48 pm

A bride-to-be from Georgia almost canceled her and her friends’ trip to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands but decided to bring relief supplies instead. Rikki Kahley from Macon, Ga., and her bridesmaids gathered donations to purchase baby formula, toiletries, shirts, food, and other essentials. They gave 40 bags of supplies to a Bahamian church to distribute to victims of the Category 5 storm.

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In Dorian’s wake

Disasters | Amid devastation, a long recovery begins in the Bahamas
by Laura G. Singleton
Posted 9/06/19, 05:27 pm

With Hurricane Dorian wiping out all normal lines of communication to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, a satellite phone call from Man-O-War Cay to Randy Crowe in Florida lasted only a few minutes. But that was long enough for Crowe to assure the caller, a member of the church he pastored there for 12 years, that help was coming: “The cavalry is on the way.”

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Russian missile test explodes

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/12/19, 11:54 am

Russia on Monday held funerals for five nuclear engineers killed during a failed missile test last week. The explosion Thursday on an offshore Russian testing facility in the White Sea killed at least seven people and injured several others. It also caused a spike in nuclear radiation in the nearby port city of Severodvinsk, according to local authorities.

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