Category: Natural Disasters

Franklin Graham Walks Through Antigua and Barbuda Devastation: It’s ‘Like a Bomb Went Off’ (Video)

The Rev. Franklin Graham has posted a video showcasing some of the devastation the nation of Antigua and Barbuda suffered in the wake of Hurricane Irma, stating that it is “like a bomb went off” on the island. “When the storm came through here on September 6, it devastated this island. Every home, basically destroyed. Every home,” Graham says in a Facebook video on Tuesday, which shows him and other members of his Samaritan’s Purse relief organization walking through destroyed houses and buildings in Barbuda. “No one is permitted to spend the night here, it’s like a bomb went off,” he...

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Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello ‘Very Grateful’ to Pres. Trump, Praises Federal Govt Response to Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday he is “very grateful” to President Donald Trump and praised the response by the federal government to the catastrophic damage caused to the U.S. territory by Hurricane Maria.   The AP reported on the remarks by Rossello: In San Juan, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello appeared at a brief news conference Monday and praised the U.S. federal response to Hurricane Maria, which has included sending nearly 10,000 people to help recovery from the devastation. He also said his government has been in touch with mayors across the island and was working to...

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California rocked by 28 earthquakes in 24 hours as ‘big one’ could strike WITHOUT WARNING

The US cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento have all been rattled by large earthquakes 1.5 magnitude or greater in the past day. The largest quake measured 2.6 magnitude and struck 4.30am local time at a depth of 23km near Tuolumne City, around 213km from San Francisco.   Eleven of the tremors were over 2.0 magnitude, while the rest were between 1.0 to 2.0 magnitude, according to Earthquake Track. Although relatively small, the wave of earthquakes will entrench fears that a massive tremor measuring 7.0 or above could strike the region. Scientists believe the US state is...

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Donald Trump Calls Mexico, Offers Assistance After 7.1 Earthquake

President Donald Trump called Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico after the country suffered a massive 7.1 Earthquake near Mexico City. According to a White House release detailing the conversation, Trump extended his condolences to the country after more than 200 people were killed in the earthquake on Tuesday and “offered assistance and search-and-rescue teams.” Assistance from the United States has already been deployed, according to the White House, and more casualties are expected. “The President also pledged to continue close coordination with Mexico as the two countries respond to the recent earthquakes and hurricanes,” the White House...

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Puerto Rico Could Be Without Power For 6 Months

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria is likely to have “destroyed” Puerto Rico, the island’s emergency director said Wednesday after the monster storm smashed ripped roofs off buildings and flooded homes across the economically strained U.S. territory. Intense flooding was reported across the territory, particularly in San Juan, the capital, where many residential streets looked like rivers. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the entire island shortly after 12:30 a.m. ET. Yennifer Álvarez Jaimes, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s press secretary, told NBC News that all power across the island was knocked out. “Once we’re able to go...

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