Posts Tagged ‘disaster’

C.A.R. stands ready to help in disaster relief efforts

Learn how to apply for assistance or donate to C.A.R.’s Disaster Relief Fund to help REALTOR® family members.

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C.A.R. stands ready to help in disaster relief efforts

Learn how to apply for assistance or donate to C.A.R.’s Disaster Relief Fund to help REALTOR® family members.

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Survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry after two days; death toll hits 167

A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting. An engineer was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella…

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The lesson from Hurricane Florence? Don’t elect Republicans, readers say

It goes without saying that hurricanes, like any other disaster, don’t care about the political fealties of the populations they devastate. But those storms, unlike the earthquakes with which we in Southern California are familiar, are almost certainly influenced by human activity, and scientists…

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Magnitude 7 quake rocks Indonesia; death toll rises to 39

A strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, reportedly killing dozens of people, a week after another quake in the same area killed 16 people. The head of the disaster management agency in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province, Muhammad Rum, says the death…

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Fire victims’ relatives sue Greek officials for negligent manslaughter

The relatives of two people killed by Greece’s deadliest wildfire in decades filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Greek officials for their response to the disaster, accusing them of negligent manslaughter and felony counts of exposing people to danger. The victims, both teachers who were 70 and 73..

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Community donation efforts begin to help Montecito mudslide victims

Days after post-fire mudslides killed 19 people in Montecito, organizations have begun to raise money to help those most affected by the disaster. Real estate tycoon Rick Caruso, who is building a beach-side hotel in the area, has partnered with the American Red Cross, donating $250,000. Caruso..

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Today: The Elements of a Disaster in Montecito

A look at how California’s largest wildfire on record and an intense rainstorm combined to create a trail of death and destruction. TOP STORIES The Elements of a Disaster in Montecito As officials in Santa Barbara County continued to search for missing people in this week’s mudslides — and release…

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Department of Water Resources chief ousted after report blames Oroville dam crisis on lax safety culture

Grant Davis, director of the California Water Resources Department, was replaced Wednesday just days after an independent investigation of the Oroville dam spillway incident last year found that a flawed safety culture contributed to the disaster.

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Department of Water Resources chief ousted after report blames Oroville dam crisis on lax safety culture

Grant Davis, director of the California Water Resources Department, was replaced Wednesday just days after an independent investigation of the Oroville dam spillway incident last year found that a flawed safety culture contributed to the disaster. The agency said it replaced Davis with Karla Nemeth,…

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