Natural Disaster
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Storm of trouble

Disasters | A super cyclone adds to Asia’s coronavirus fears
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/21/20, 02:30 pm

With record gusts from Cyclone Amphan bearing down on India and Bangladesh, humanitarian aid workers saw a triple threat coming to life before their eyes: The strongest cyclone ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal was about to overwhelm years of a chronic refugee crisis—that weeks of coronavirus spread had already compounded.

“Our worst fears have been confirmed,” said Dipankar Datta, Oxfam’s country director in Bangladesh.

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Lydia Brooks

Storms and a pandemic create double trouble for the South

Disaster relief | The coronavirus is complicating recovery efforts after deadly Easter storms
by Kim Henderson
Posted 4/16/20, 04:06 pm

Just before deadly twin tornadoes surprised Seminary, Miss., Lydia Brooks made sure to snap an Easter afternoon photograph of her front yard. Dappled sun shone through the leaves of hundred-year-old live oaks, and a passel of kids smiled from an octagonal swing set built for 10. A pair of cowboy boots, caked with mud, sat tossed aside in the grass. 

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Nashville church worships without a building

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/09/20, 10:55 am

Congregants of Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church gathered to “worship in the rubble” on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. The church lost the roofs of two buildings during a spate of tornadoes that struck the state on Tuesday, killing 24 people and causing major damage.

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