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Natural Disasters

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'S-c-a-r-y Stuff': Stars Tweet About 5.1-Magnitude L.A. Earthquake

'S-c-a-r-y Stuff': Stars Tweet About 5.1-Magnitude L.A. Earthquake

Originally posted 03/29/2014 01:10PM

Tinseltown is all shook up.

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Man Loses Wife in the Mudslide, Then Uses Stick to Call for Help

Man Pulled From Washington Mudslide Used Stick to Dig for Help

Originally posted 03/28/2014 12:45PM

Almost completely encased in mud, Gary "Mac" McPherson could only move his right arm.

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Witness Recalls 'Blood-Curdling Scream' Heard After Mudslide Disaster

Witness Recalls 'Blood-Curdling Scream' Heard After Washington Mudslide Disaster

Originally posted 03/25/2014 03:15PM

var brightcovePhotoVideoID = '3390427676001'; var PhotoVideoButtonCaption = 'PLAY'; As rescue workers continue to sift through the rubble following a deadly mudslide in Washington state this past weekend, a young survivor paints a harrowing picture of the horrifying natural disaster that has left at least 14 dead and up to 176 people missing.

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VIDEO: Massive Sinkhole at National Corvette Museum Swallows 8 Rare Cars

VIDEO: Massive Sinkhole at National Corvette Museum Swallows 8 Rare Cars

Originally posted 02/13/2014 09:30AM

Close your eyes, car lovers!

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UpdatePosted 01/28/2014 04:50PM

Raw Video: Avalanches Close 50 Miles of Highway, Cut Off Alaska Town

Originally posted 01/28/2014 11:00AM

var brightcovevideoid = '3117793367001'; The residents of Valdez, Alaska, aren't going anywhere, unless they have a helicopter.

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Dog Rescued From Rubble Nine Days After Illinois Tornado

Dog Rescued From Rubble Nine Days After Tornado Hit Central Illinois

Originally posted 11/30/2013 02:20PM

A 6-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.

Jacob Montgomery, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was separated from the dog, Dexter, when the Nov. 17 tornado destroyed his third-floor apartment in Washington, Ill. Montgomery combed through the wreckage multiple times but turned up no sign of Dexter.

Nine days after the storm, a neighbor who was looking for his cat, also missing, with the help of a group called Rescuing Animals in Need sent Montgomery a Facebook message to tell him Dexter had been found partially buried in debris where the apartment building used to stand.

"He said, 'I've got your dog right here,'" Montgomery recalled in a statement released by the Illinois National Guard. "As soon as Dexter saw me, his tail started going."

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VIDEO: Illinois Tornado Victims Pick Up the Pieces After Deadly Storms

Illinois Tornado Victims Pick Up the Pieces After Deadly Storms

Originally posted 11/20/2013 09:45AM

Devastated residents in Illinois towns ravaged by deadly tornadoes that flattened their communities on Sunday are surveying the damage – and wondering how to go on.

One woman sobbed as she looked out at the wreckage of her family's farm in New Minden. Sunday's storm killed two of her elderly relatives.

"We was planning on a Thanksgiving down here," she said as she wiped away tears. "We was going to fry a turkey down here, so we were all looking forward to that. We don't know what we are going to do now."

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Severe Storms Sweep Midwest, Killing 6

Severe Storms Sweep Midwest, Killing 6

Originally posted 11/18/2013 08:35AM

As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.

Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to find the house gone and the sun out "right on top" of them, Zehr said. Their home, on the outskirts of Washington, Ill., was swept up and scattered over hundreds of yards by one of the dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms that swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

"They saw [the tornado] right there and got in the basement," said a stunned Zehr, pointing to the farm field near the rubble that had been his home.

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VIDEO: Mother and Son Reunited After Typhoon Haiyan

UpdatePosted 11/17/2013 09:00AM

Philippine Typhoon Haiyan: Mother and Son Reunited in Wake of Devastation

Originally posted 11/16/2013 01:00PM

Adel Siguan traveled 22 hours by boat to reach her 8-year-old son and bring him much-needed drinking water after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed their small fishing town in Guiuan, Philippines.

Just before reuniting with her child, Siguan expressed the desperation she had felt for the last day.

"Of course I can't sleep, I can't eat. I can't eat, I can't really," she said. "I don't know what to do. Because I'm eager to know what's happening to him."

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Orphans Face Food and Water Shortages in the Philippines

Orphans Desperately in Need of Food and Water in the Philippines

Originally posted 11/15/2013 05:30AM

The high winds and deadly tides may have subsided, but the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan continues to threaten the region with a critical scarcity of food and water.

In Tacloban, one of the hardest-hit cities in the Philippines, Erlend Johannessen is desperately trying to secure supplies for Streetlight Orphanage, which he founded in 2004 and is currently home to 72 children and staff.

The orphanage's food and water supply is running dangerously low, with only a single day's worth of drinkable water. Each day since the storm, Johannessen and some of the older children scrounge for provisions.

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