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Haiti Hit By Flash Floods: 12 Dead

Haiti – Steady rains toppled hillsides and turned streets into rivers in the Haitian capital over the weekend, leaving at least 12 people dead and three missing, civil protection officials said Monday. Storms falling on the mountains that ring the

Paula drops heavy rain on Cuba

HAVANA – A weakening Paula dumped heavy rains on Cuba’s capital, turning some of the streets into shallow rivers and knocking out power before sliding along the island’s northern coast. Paula was behaving far less destructively than three monster hurricanes

Tropical Storm Paula Hits Havana

HAVANA (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Paula weakened further on Thursday, but still packed enough punch to blast through the Cuban capital with driving rains and high winds that toppled trees, flooded streets and left large swaths of the city without

2 Million Still Homeless In Haiti


Searing images have been burned into our collective memories from the earthquake calamities and catastrophes which befell Haiti on January 12, 2010. Ten months has since passed since 300,000 people horrifically died, the passage of time has not reduced the

Hurricane Paula hugs Cuban coast

VINALES, Cuba (Reuters) – Hurricane Paula dumped rain on Cuba’s western tobacco-growing province on Thursday as the small hurricane hugged the island’s northern coast, but it was expected to weaken as it moved eastward toward the Cuban capital Havana, the

Quake shakes Oklahoma, two injured

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — One of the strongest earthquakes on record in Oklahoma rattled parts of five states Wednesday and left two people with minor injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.3-magnitude quake struck at 9:06 a.m. about six

Google sink billions in Wind Farms

Search engine giant Google have announced their intention to help bring alternative energy to the United States. The US firm is to invest $5 billion in wind technology, part of a proposed electric transmission line intended to spark investment in

Hurricane Paula Threatens Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico – Hurricane Paula headed for a near pass along the southern coast of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday, and then was expected to move toward the western end of Cuba. The Category 2 storm, with maximum sustained

US to lift oil drilling moratorium

The White House said on Tuesday that the Obama administration will likely lift a moratorium on deepwater offshore oil drilling imposed after the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster “very soon.” US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Michael Bromwich, the government’s

Drought emergency in Amazon


(Xinhua) — A state of emergency has been declared in 21 municipalities of Brazil’s Amazon as a severe drought has affected some 40,000 families there since early August, local press reported on Monday. According to the Amazonas state government, transportation

Hurricane Paula heads for Mexico

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Paula, the 16th named storm of the busy 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, formed on Monday near Honduras and is expected to blow into a hurricane by Tuesday as it nears Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, the National Hurricane

Tsunami Could Hit Los Angeles

An unusual discovery about how earthquakes triggered tsunami waves in Haiti could mean that similar coastal cities, including Los Angeles, are at a higher risk from these deadly waves. Geologists studying the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12