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Parents Welcome Baby Boy in Same Hospital Where They Were Stranded During Hurricane Katrina

Originally posted 08/28/2015 12:20PM

In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina brought devastation and loss to the city of New Orleans, but in the midst of the devastating storm, two suburban 17-year-olds met at a hospital – and fell in love.

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Wildfire Wipes Out Entire Suburb in Washington State and Forces Hundreds to Evacuate

Wildfire Wipes Out Entire Suburb in Washington State and Forces Hundreds to Evacuate

Originally posted 06/30/2015 08:45AM

A wildfire in Washington State has burned down nearly 30 homes since Sunday.

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Father Remembers Wife and Young Children Lost in Deadly Texas Flooding While He Survived: 'I Know I'm Not the Miracle'

Father Remembers Wife and Young Children Lost in Deadly Texas Flooding While He Survived: 'I Know I'm Not the Miracle'

Originally posted 06/20/2015 12:00PM

On Friday, after weeks of fruitless search, a father said goodbye to his wife and young children, who were killed or are presumed dead after being swept away by flooding in Texas on Memorial Day weekend.

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Zoo Animals Roam Free After Deadly Flooding in Georgia Capital: 'It's an Unbelievable Tragedy'

Zoo Animals Roam Free After Deadly Flooding in Georgia Capital: 'It's an Unbelievable Tragedy'

Originally posted 06/14/2015 11:30AM

Disastrous flooding in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the result of torrential rains this weekend, has killed at least eight people and left many escaped zoo animals roaming the area, according to multiple reports.

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Utah Mom Loses Husband and Two Kids in Tragic Boat Accident: 'I Am Thankful to Everyone Who Helped Look for Us'

Utah Mom Loses Husband and Two Kids in Tragic Boat Accident: 'I Am Thankful to Everyone Who Helped Look for Us'

Originally posted 06/04/2015 06:25PM

It was supposed to be a day of fun on the water to cool off after a weekend of record heat. Now Kathryn Capener of Pleasant View, Utah, is recovering from hypothermia in a hospital bed and grieving for the loss of her husband, two daughters and one of their friends.

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Drone Rescues Texas Flood Victims: 'It Was the Coolest Thing I'd Ever Seen'

Drone Pilot Rescues Texas Flood Victims: It Was the 'Coolest Thing I'd Ever Seen'

Originally posted 06/02/2015 01:30PM

Bill Kastel and his wife, Tracey, were hoping to catch some extra Sunday morning shuteye when they were awakened early on May 25 by a loud clanking. Opening the front door of the mobile home they'd mounted on five-foot-high stilts near a creek in Venus, Texas, eight years ago, they were astonished to see a river raging below their front porch.

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Restaurant Manager Jumps into Raging Texas Floodwaters to Save Driver

Restaurant Manager Jumps into Raging Texas Floodwaters to Save Driver

Originally posted 06/02/2015 10:00AM

In the 25 years he's lived in Houston, Norman Faust has seen his fair share of drama.

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Hundreds Missing After Chinese Ship Capsizes in the Yangtze River

Hundreds Missing After Chinese Ship Capsizes in the Yangtze River

Originally posted 06/02/2015 07:30AM

Five people are dead and hundreds more are missing after a Chinese cruise ship capsized in the Yangtze River on Monday evening.

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Missing Texas Mom Laura McComb's Body Identified

Missing Texas Mom Laura McComb's Body Identified

Originally posted 06/01/2015 11:45PM

One of two bodies recovered last week from wreckage in flood-ravaged Texas has been identified as that of Laura McComb, a mother of two who had been missing since May 23.

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