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Hurricane tears buildings apart

Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m. at Wrightsville Beach, South Carolina......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 14th, 2018

4 dead as Hurricane ‘Florence’ drenches the Carolinas

  WILMINGTON, North Carolina --- Blowing ashore with howling 155 kph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people were killed.   Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 30 centimeters to 1 meter as the storm crawls westward across North and South Carolina could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days.   As 645-kilometer-wide Florence pounded away at the coast with torrential downpours and surging seas, rescue crews used boats to reach more t...Keep on reading: 4 dead as Hurricane ‘Florence’ drenches the Carolinas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Cuba sees devastation as Hurricane Irma veers toward Florida

CAIBARIEN — Hurricane Irma ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline as it raked Cuba's northern coast after de.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2017

Cuba blasted as Hurricane Irma tears through the Caribbean

Cuba blasted as Hurricane Irma tears through the Caribbean.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 10th, 2017

Hurricane Irma tears through Cuba

Hurricane Irma tears through Cuba.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 9th, 2017

Why ISIS offered to kill this 4-year-old girl – CNN News

&'8220;I want my mommy,&'8221; Hawra' mumbles while cradled in the arms of her grandmother, Aliya. The four-and-a-half-year-old's lips barely move to form the weak but desperate plea. Her face is etched with small wounds, gauze wrapped around her throat and leg over burns that have yet to heal. She can't open her eyes; there is shrapnel in one of them, the other painfully closed. Doctors don't know if she will be able to see properly again. Her grandmother is lost for words. Tears start to fall. In one of the March 17 airstrikes, Hawra' suffered a broken leg and shrapnel to the face and lower back. She may never see again. &'8220;I am thinking it's better to be dead. I am thinking to die, rather than a life like this. (Hawra') was like a little flower. She would play and run. Now, she how has no mother, no eyes,&'8221; Aliya says. Hawra's mother was killed, we are told, in an airstrike on March 17. There were multiple US coalition-led strikes that day in their west Mosul neighborhood, where allegations of civilian casualties have since emerged. The series of airstrikes are now under investigation by both the US and Iraqi governments. But a US defense official has said that, so far, there has been no indication of a breakdown in US military procedures governing airstrikes. So far, 141 bodies have been recovered at the site of the airstrike on March 17, Col. Mohammad Shumari, head of Iraqi civil forces, told CNN on Thursday. He added: &'8220;There are still bodies under the rubble.&'8221; In reality, the number is probably much higher. &'8220;It was a mass killing,&'8221; Aliya says through her tears. Ala'a Al-Tai describes how he and his mother, Aliya (sitting on the left), pleaded with ISIS fighters to let them leave and find treatment for his wounded daughter, who is now recovering at West Erbil emergency hospital. Ala'a Al-Tai, Hawra's father, describes that day and the street their home was on. He says there was a row of houses that led to an intersection where ISIS fighters had gathered. The houses are interconnected by rat lines &'8212; holes carved out of the walls that are 40 centimeters wide and 100 centimeters high (about 15 inches wide by 39 inches high) &'8212; and allow ISIS fighters to move undetected. &'8220;ISIS did that?&'8221; I ask. &'8220;No, they (ISIS) made us do it,&'8221; Ala'a responds. The tunnels offered the families a shelter. Around 30 people, including women and children, sought refuge in a single home at one end of the street. Before the fighting broke out, little Hawra' along with her mother and two relatives used the rat lines to move through three buildings and return to their house to bake bread, wash and grab more clothes. the shooting intensified and then the strikes started. &'8220;There was dust everywhere,&'8221; Ala'a tells us.  &'8220;My mother started to scream &' Rocks and debris were falling down on the house we were in. She said go see what happened.&'8221; Three homes on the block were leveled including the one with his family still inside. Ala'a says all that was left of his wife was her left leg attached to her torso. He covered her with a blanket and saved his daughter. All he could hear was his daughter's feeble cry. &'8220;I could just hear her voice,&'8221; he recalls. &'8220;There was a block that had fallen on her. There was also a metal frame &'8212; that's what lodged the shrapnel in her face and her eyes. I screamed for her mother, my aunt and uncle but no response.&'8221; Pulling her from the rubble, she was barely recognizable; she was black and looked charred. They begged the ISIS fighters to allow them to leave. Instead, an Iraqi ISIS member offered to kill his little girl, Hawra'. &'8220;He (an Iraqi ISIS member) said 'I could just shoot her,'&'8221; Ala'a remembers. &'8220;He said 'why do you want to save her, she's going to die anyways.'&'8221; They even pleaded to go further into ISIS territory in pursuit of medical assistance, but Ala'a says an Egyptian ISIS member, who he thinks was the head of that unit, told them they couldn't leave because ISIS were using the remaining civilians as human shields. 16-year-old Fatima lies in a bed at a the same Erbil hospital with a broken back. She was injured in an airstrike in the last two weeks though she doesn't recall specifically which. She only remembers being pulled out of the rubble afterwards. Ala'a tried to clean Hawra' up; she was moaning as he tried to give her some water. He adds: &'8220;I saw my wife the next day, I saw her leg and her intestines so I covered her in a blanket and left.&'8221; It took three days for the Iraqi security forces to liberate the neighborhood. Three days to get his little girl medical help. Others helped by burying the bodies of his wife, aunt and uncle. Hawra' plays with her doll while recovering in hospital. It is not yet known if she will recover her sight. She keeps asking for her mother who died in the airstrikes on March 17. That was not the deadliest of the strikes that day. Around the corner, a multi-story building was also brought down, where more than 100 people are believed to have sheltered. And these are hardly the only allegations of civilian casualties. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2017

North Carolina buildings take $1.5B hit from Matthew floods

Flooding spawned by Hurricane Matthew has caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings in North Carolina, according to a state estimate......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

After slamming Florida, Hermine threatens East Coast

The first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade wiped away beachside buildings and toppled trees onto homes Friday before plowing inland on a path that could send it rolling up the densely populated East Coast with heavy rain, high winds and floo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2016

TS Madeline targets Hawaii as Hurricane Lester tears across Pacific

TS Madeline targets Hawaii as Hurricane Lester tears across Pacific.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2016

Small North Carolina town latest to feel fury of ‘Florence’

BLADENBORO, North Carolina --- Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. It was their second evacuation in a week. They were among 100 people rescued with helicopters, boats and high-wheeled military vehicles during a six-hour rescue operation in southeastern North Carolina's Bladen County that lasted into Friday morning. Officials in North and South Carolina warn that the flooding danger is far from over, with South Carolina also ordering more evacuations as rivers rise. At least 43 people have died since the hurricane slammed into the coast more tha...Keep on reading: Small North Carolina town latest to feel fury of ‘Florence’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Jordan, Hornets pack food boxes for hurricane relief

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets players and members of the organization spent the day packing 5,000 food boxes that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Jordan said the food boxes will be shipped to Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina — three areas hit hardest by the hurricane. Jordan, who is from Wilmington, said he was proud of his players and organization for volunteering their efforts, saying Friday “hopefully they learn that to give back, it’s all about the heart. It’s not about how much you make or about what you own. It’s about sharing and caring (about) other people.” Michael Jordan and the Hornets organization continue make an impact in the Carolinas. They packed thousands of food boxes today that will be sent to the coast to aid victims of Hurricane Florence. @hornets pic.twitter.com/0BF2AHig98 — Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) September 21, 2018 Food Lion provided the supplies that include cereal, peanut butter, crackers, canned goods and drinks. Jordan donated $2 million to hurricane relief earlier this week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Philippine Landslide Shows Poor Often Live in Danger s Path

ITOGON, PHILIPPINES - They're eerie photographs, probably the final images of a few Filipino villagers standing placidly outside low-slung buildings a day before the green mountainside behind them.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

WHAT S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Hurricane Florence?

Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as rising floo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Philippine Landslide Shows Poor Often Live in Danger s Path

ITOGON, PHILIPPINES - They're eerie photographs, probably the final images of a few Filipino villagers standing placidly outside low-slung buildings a day before the green mountainside behind them.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

WHAT S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Hurricane Florence?

Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as rising floo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Michael Jordan donates $2 million for NC hurricane relief

Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Iran Sympathizes with Those Hit by Hurricane in US, Philippines

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered sympathy to the families of the victims, and the people who have been affected by the two severe storms in the United States, the Philip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in North Carolina

FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, former North Carolina basketball player Michael Jordan applauds during a half-time presentation at an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Iran Sympathizes with Those Hit by Hurricane in US, Philippines

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered sympathy to the families of the victims, and the people who have been affected by the two severe storms in the United States, the Philip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Philippines Typhoon Mangkhut: Destruction in Aparri

The BBC's Howard Johnson revisits the town of Aparri to take a look at the damage caused by the Typhoon Mangkhut.Local community leaders say around 750 buildings in Aparri have been destroyed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

RALEIGH: Rain-gorged rivers threatened further flooding on the storm-battered US East Coast Monday as the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, jumped to 31. Emergency management authorities in North Carolina said an earlier toll of 17 had risen to 25 since Florence made landfall Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, with its [...] The post Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018