natural disaster

Taal Volcano
Aaron Favila/AP
AP News
January 14, 2020 - 6:46 am
A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. Read more here.
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Aftermath of Philippines volcanic eruption
Aaron Favila/AP
AP News
January 13, 2020 - 9:46 am
Red-hot lava gushed out of a volcano near the Philippine capital on Monday, as tens of thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash and frightening tremors. Experts warned that the eruption could get worse and plans were being made to evacuate hundreds of thousands more. Read more here.
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Antonia Flores, keeper of North Philadelphia's Clemente Playground, shares her concern for family living in Puerto Rico following the recent earthquakes.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
January 11, 2020 - 4:08 pm
The people of Puerto Rico are picking up the pieces following a 5.9 magnitude earthquake Saturday morning as well as the aftershocks that are being felt, and it's also a scary time for people who have family members on the island. Read more here.
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A kangaroo escapes the wildfire in Australia.
Brett Hemmings/Getty Images
CNN
January 07, 2020 - 12:38 pm
The blazes, which have been burning across Australia for months, have razed homes and wiped out entire towns. Nearly half a billion animals have been impacted by the fires in New South Wales alone, with millions potentially dead. Read more here.
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Typhoon Hagibis
Kyodo News via AP
AP News
October 14, 2019 - 6:40 am
Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 48 people dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Read more here.
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A young girl is helped from a boat after being evacuated from flood waters following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019.
Josh Estey/CARE via AP
March 21, 2019 - 7:36 am
By Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, Charlie Miles peers up at state forestry officers and state parks rangers after being arrested for trying to go home on a desolate stretch of Skyway Road between Paradise and a Chico church he was sleeping at.
Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP
November 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's. She still hasn't...
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AP Photo/Chandra
September 30, 2018 - 11:00 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers struggled Sunday to reach victims in several large coastal towns in Indonesia that were hit by an earthquake and tsunami, and authorities feared that the toll of more than 800 confirmed dead would rise. With the area largely cut off by damaged roads and downed...
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Japan floods
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July 12, 2018 - 2:45 pm
By Junko Ogura and Joshua Berlinger (CNN) -- Landslides and flooding caused by torrential rain in Japan have killed 200 people in what has become one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit the country since the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Around 21 people are unaccounted for since the...
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