As the small mountain town of Salgar, Colombia began digging out, tales of human tragedy multiplied. Survivors recalled being stirred from their beds by a loud rumble and neighbors' shouts, barely having enough time to gather their loved ones.
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Details are still being revealed after an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia Tuesday night, leaving seven dead and more than 200 injured. For business continuity professionals, train derailments present a unique set of problems, particularly when they involve passenger trains. One incident can result in a host of different potential disruptions.
Thousands of fear-stricken people spent the night outdoors after a new earthquake killed dozens of people and spread more misery in Nepal, which is still reeling from a devastating quake that killed more than 8,000 nearly three weeks ago.
Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos.
After more than 4,700 deaths, the Ebola outbreak has come to an end in Liberia. According to reports, there have been no cases of the virus that has ravaged West Africa since last year for 42 days, twice the incubation period for the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the last confirmed case in Liberia was buried on March 28. This means the outbreak is over in one of the nations hardest hit by it.
Less than one month after a massive earthquake killed more than 8.150 and flattened buildings in Nepal, the small South Asian nation has been struck again. Another earthquake, this time a magnitude 7.3 quake, hit north of the country’s capital of Kathmandu. Early reports put the death toll at 37 with at least 1,117 injured.
A major earthquake hit a remote mountain region of Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 37 people while triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the Himalayan nation was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.
A powerful typhoon that slammed into the northeastern tip of the Philippines left at least two people dead and prompted nearly 3,500 residents to flee to shelters following warnings to evacuate coastal and mountainous villages. Typhoon Noul has weakened since making landfall in Cagayan province's coastal town of Santa Ana.
More than a thousand engineers were checking damaged houses in Nepal's capital Wednesday and advising people about whether they are safe. About 13,000 families have requested inspections of their homes since the massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake near Kathmandu on April 25, Nepal Engineers Association General Secretary Kishore Kumar Jha said. More than 7,600 people died in the quake.
California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. Although the rules are called mandatory, it's still unclear what punishment the state water board and local agencies will impose for those that don't meet the targets.
Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said. Nepal is one of the world's poorest nations, and its economy, largely based on tourism, has been crippled by the earthquake.
One week after the strongest tremor to hit impoverished Nepal in eight decades, aid has been slow in reaching those who need it most. In many places it has not come at all. U.N. humanitarian officials said they were increasingly worried about the spread of disease. They said more helicopters were needed to reach isolated mountain villages like Pauwathok, which were hard to access even before the quake.
Unlike in Nepal's capital, where most buildings were spared complete collapse, the tiny hamlets clinging to the remote mountainsides of Gorkha District have been ravaged. Entire clusters of homes were reduced to piles of stone and splintered wood. Orange plastic tarps used for shelter now dot the cliff sides and terraced rice paddies carved into the land.
California businesses and residents that waste the most water as the state copes with a drought should face $10,000 fines, Gov. Jerry Brown said, as his administration rejected calls from cities to relax its mandatory water conservation targets.
Hundreds of climbers and Sherpas who were attempting to climb Mount Everest from the north side when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the region are packing their gear and heading out after expedition leaders said Chinese authorities closed all climbing in Tibet for the spring.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Nepal on Saturday, April 25, leveling buildings and killing more than 4,400 people in the small, impoverished Asian nation. Such a tragic disaster reaffirms the need for emergency management professionals and reinforces the importance of being prepared for a disaster of any scale.
Power outages and communications problems have made life agonizing for the nearly 6 million Nepalese who live abroad — or about 22 percent of the population. The earthquake Saturday hit the capital, Kathmandu, but also small villages and the slopes of Mount Everest, where an avalanche buried part of a base camp packed with foreign climbers preparing to try for the summit.
The death toll climbed above 3,700 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions. How much higher the death toll would rise depends on the state of remote Himalayan villages that rescue workers were still trying to reach. Many of the roads are believed to be cut off by landslides, making it likely that some of these communities can only be reached by helicopter.
Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 37 people, officials said. Rescuers rushed victims to hospitals as roads submerged in water hindered their operations. Ambulances and rescue vehicles found difficult to enter into some areas due to fallen trees and electric poles.
The 2015 Continuity Insights closed on Wednesday, April 22 with Nathaniel Forbes of Forbes Calamity Prevention discussing the impact of water scarcity and thirst. Forbes discussed potential consequences of water scarcity, including terrorism, supply chain disruption and competitive advantage
California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.
A strong undersea earthquake struck between Taiwan and southern Japan, sparking a house fire that killed a person outside of Taiwan's capital and causing Japanese authorities to evacuate some schoolchildren as a tsunami precaution.
Authorities say two people have been killed and 1,000 have been left homeless by a tornado that struck a southern Brazilian city. The state of Santa Catarina's civil defense department said that the vast storm that blew through the city of Xanxere Monday night damaged about 500 homes. Lampposts were knocked down, and the strong winds flipped vehicles over and blew off the roofs of homes.
Out-of-control agricultural fires have killed at least 15 people, injured hundreds more and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes in Siberia, authorities said. The fires were started in Khakassia, a region in southeastern Siberia, by farmers burning the grass in their fields, but spread quickly because of strong winds.
The storm that had doused Northern California arrived in Southern California on Tuesday night, bringing mostly light but necessary rainfall across much of the region. Thousands were without power for several hours because of the storm.
The conditions are ripe for a series of storms to gain strength and buffet Middle America over the next two days, with hail and tornadoes possible in parts of the nation's geographic heartland, forecasters warned. Areas that don't see strong storms could see heavy rain instead.
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