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  • A local team of doctors returned from the Philippines after delivering emergency care to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
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philippines, rescue, disaster, stanford university, lucile packard children's hospital, health, carolyn johnson
  • Cal Academy partnership helps Philippines after typhoon
  • A partnership developed between the Cal Academy of Sciences and Filipino scientists is aiding in typhoon recovery efforts.
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philippines, storm, disaster, rescue, california academy of sciences, climate change, assignment 7, dan ashley
  • Midwest man witnesses house torn apart by tornado
  • Marc Wells in Washington, Illinois witness his house and neighborhood get destroyed by a tornado in one minute.
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tornado, disaster, accuweather
  • Midwest man witnesses house torn apart by tornado
  • Marc Wells in Washington, Illinois witness his house and neighborhood get destroyed by a tornado in one minute.
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tornado, disaster, caught on tape, accuweather, dan ashley
  • Bay Area people donate to storm victims
  • Bay Area groups are brainstorming ideas to help raise money for victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
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philippines, storm, flooding, disaster, news
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oakland, disaster, occupy oakland, OPD, protest, news
  • Oakland Occupy protest against Urban Shield
  • Demonstrators protesting a first responders convention marched in Oakland Friday on the anniversary of Occupy Oakland.
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oakland, disaster, occupy oakland, OPD, protest, east bay news, laura anthony
  • A California Highway Patrol officer checks the damage to cars that fell when the upper deck of the Bay Bridge collapsed onto the lower deck after the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco.
  • The Great California ShakeOut drill takes place Thursday on the 24th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake.
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earthquake, northern california, USGS, disaster, california news, matt keller
  • A California Highway Patrol officer checks the damage to cars that fell when the upper deck of the Bay Bridge collapsed onto the lower deck after the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco.
  • The Great California ShakeOut drill takes place Thursday on the 24th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake.
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earthquake, northern california, USGS, disaster, news
  • Travis Randall walks through the debris-strewn yard of his parents home in Hickman, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
  • Heavy snow, strong rain, hail storms and tornadoes hit the Great Plains in the last few days, cutting power and stranding drivers.
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snow, storm, tornado, disaster, accuweather
  • The body of a drowned migrant is being unloaded from a Coast Guard boat in the port of Lampedusa, Sicily, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Tens of people died when a ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said Thursday. Many migrants have been rescued, but the boat is believed to have been carrying as many as 500 people. It is one of the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in recent times and the second one this week off Italy: On Monday, 13 men drowned while trying to reach southern Sicily when their ship ran aground just a few meters (yards) from shore at Scicli. (AP Photo/Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service, HO)
  • At least 114 people died and scores more were missing late Thursday after a crowded fishing boat carrying African migrants sank.
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disaster, news
  • Twitter
  • Twitter is launching an alerts feature that lets U.S. users receive emergency notices as text messages.
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twitter, smartphones, cellphone, red cross, disaster, technology
  • Homes in residential neighborhood in Longmont, Colo., are submerged as flooding continues to devastate the Front Range and thousands are forced to evacuate with an unconfirmed number of structures destroyed, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
  • Another 20 Bay Area volunteers are traveling to Colorado to assist the thousands of residents there affected by recent floods.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, missing person, rescue, search and rescue, red cross, oil, silicon valley, accuweather
  • Colorado evacuees return to find more heartbreak
  • Rescue crews in Colorado say the number of emergency calls is dropping after they've rescued hundreds stranded by floodwaters.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, missing person, rescue, search and rescue, red cross, accuweather
  • Successfully righting the shipwrecked Costa Concordia now allows for a renewed search for two bodies that were never recovered.
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disaster, search and rescue, national/world
  • A military helicopter takes off from Boulder Municipal Airport in Boulder, Colo., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Crews are searching for pockets of individuals still stranded from flooding that began late last week
  • Helicopter searches have resumed in Colorado as the weather cleared and the sun shone over flood-damaged mountain towns.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, missing person, rescue, search and rescue, red cross, accuweather
  • A military helicopter takes off from Boulder Municipal Airport in Boulder, Colo., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Crews are searching for pockets of individuals still stranded from flooding that began late last week
  • Helicopter searches have resumed in Colorado as the weather cleared and the sun shone over flood-damaged mountain towns.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, missing person, rescue, search and rescue, red cross, accuweather
  • Colorado flooded road
  • A few members of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Red Cross are already on the ground in Colorado.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, missing person, rescue, search and rescue, red cross, accuweather
  • Colorado flooded road
  • A few members of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Red Cross are already on the ground in Colorado.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, missing person, rescue, search and rescue, red cross, accuweather
  • Colorado flooding victim rescued by helicopter
  • Parts of Colorado were hit by more rain, hampering efforts to expand searches for people stranded by flooding.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, missing person, rescue, search and rescue, red cross, accuweather
  • Helicopter crews are planning to expand their searches today for people stranded by flooding in Colorado. But those plans could be hampered by more rain.
  • Helicopter crews are planning to expand their air searches on Sunday for people stranded by flooding in Colorado.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, news
  • Cars flooded in Colorado
  • A fifth person is believed to have died in Colorado's flooding, and people in rain-drenched areas are bracing for more flooding.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, accuweather
  • Giants employees take part in emergency drill
  • Hundreds of San Francisco Giants employees took part in an emergency drill at AT&T Park on Saturday.
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at&t park, san francisco giants, disaster, evacuation, boston bombings, san francisco 49ers, oakland raiders, nfl, MLB, san francisco news
  • National Guard troops have resumed rescuing people stranded by floodwaters in the cut-off Colorado community of Lyons.
  • National Guard troops have resumed rescuing people stranded by floodwaters in the cut-off Colorado community of Lyons.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, news
  • Colorado floods
  • In Colorado the number of people unaccounted for has risen to more than 170.
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missing person, rescue, flooding, disaster, accuweather
  • Colorado flooding
  • Colorado officials have raised the death toll from this week's flooding to four after a woman's body was found in Boulder.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, accuweather
  • Flooding in Colorado
  • Thousands of people are being evacuated as flooding in Boulder County, Colorado has cut off several towns.
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flooding, storm, evacuation, disaster, accuweather
  • Some East Bay residents may get a disturbing emergency phone message Wednesday night, but it's just a test.
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martinez, richmond, disaster, fire, explosion, chevron, east bay news
  • On Monday, crews in San Mateo County will get to work fixing many of the county's broken tsunami warning sirens.
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san mateo county, tsunami, disaster, peninsula news
  • San Francisco law enforcement
  • San Francisco has launched a new home loan program not based on income, but on vocation, designed to help first responders.
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disaster, search and rescue, rescue, crime, mortgages, loans, real estate, sffd, SFPD, san francisco news, carolyn tyler
  • San Francisco law enforcement
  • San Francisco launched a new home loan program Tuesday not based on income, but on vocation, designed to help first responders.
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disaster, search and rescue, rescue, crime, mortgages, loans, real estate, sffd, SFPD, news
  • The San Francisco Bay Area is a region that is highly vulnerable to natural hazards like earthquakes, wildfires, and severe weather. ABC7 has gathered resources and tips to make it easier for your to access preparedness information all in one place.
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preparenorcal, disaster, earthquake, explosion, fire safety, fire, flooding, landslide, volunteerism, community
  • The San Francisco Bay Area is a region that is highly vulnerable to natural hazards like earthquakes, wildfires, and severe weather. ABC7 has gathered resources and tips to make it easier for your to access preparedness information all in one place.
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preparenorcal, disaster, earthquake, explosion, fire safety, fire, flooding, landslide, volunteerism, community
  • Philadelphia building rescue
  • More than 12 hours after a building collapsed in Philadelphia, crews found another survivor buried beneath the rubble.
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disaster, search and rescue, news
  • Pennsylvania building collapse
  • Two body bags have been removed from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Philadelphia.
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disaster, news
  • Waffle House restaurant menu
  • FEMA has come up with a new way to see how communities are doing after a hurricane -- they go to the local Waffle House.
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FEMA, restaurants, disaster, hurricane, food, national/world
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes at the Stanford Shopping Center donated a day's proceeds to the American Red Cross Relief Fund.
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palo alto, red cross, disaster, fundraiser, tornado, south bay news
  • Oklahoma tornado aftermath
  • The residents of Moore, Oklahoma try to recover and clean-up a day after a tornado flattened their town.
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tornado, disaster, rescue, state of emergency, accuweather
  • Oklahoma tornado survivors counting blessings
  • Amid the devastation in Oklahoma are emotional moments from survivors and rescue crews hard at work, not giving up hope.
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tornado, storm, disaster, accuweather
  • Oklahoma tornado
  • Rescuers are looking for survivors in Oklahoma where a deadly tornado dealt a direct blow to at least two elementary schools.
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tornado, storm, disaster, accuweather
  • tornado ravages Oklahoma City area
  • Moore, Oklahoma was devastated by a massive tornado that carried winds of up to 200 mph.
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tornado, disaster, barack obama, state of emergency, accuweather
  • California firefighters
  • State leaders in California are bracing for a very bad fire season, but will there be enough resources for this especially dry year?
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cal fire, jerry brown, fire, wildfire, disaster, politics video
  • California firefighters
  • State leaders in California are bracing for a very bad fire season, but will there be enough resources for this especially dry year?
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cal fire, jerry brown, fire, wildfire, disaster, politics, nannette miranda
  • Calaveras Reservoir
  • The Calaveras Reservoir is the Bay Area's backup if the supply to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir fails, but the seismic upgrades just hit a snag.
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alameda county, hetch hetchy, water, earthquake, disaster, east bay news, heather ishimaru
  • Calaveras Reservoir
  • The Calaveras Reservoir is the Bay Area's backup if the supply to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir fails, but the seismic upgrades just hit a snag.
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water, earthquake, disaster, alameda county, hetch hetchy, news
  • Red Cross, PG&E honored for disaster prep work
  • On this anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, the Red Cross took the opportunity to remind people about preparing for a disaster.
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FEMA, PG&E, red cross, disaster, earthquake, fire, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • Red Cross, PG&E honored for disaster prep work
  • On this anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, the Red Cross took the opportunity to remind people about preparing for a disaster.
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FEMA, PG&E, red cross, disaster, earthquake, fire, news
  • City College of San Francisco culinary students in kitchen cooking
  • Culinary students at City College of San Francisco will soon be trained as emergency responders to help in the next big earthquake.
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san francisco city college, salvation army, earthquake, disaster, food, san francisco news
  • City College of San Francisco culinary students in kitchen cooking
  • Culinary students at City College will soon be emergency responders to help feed thousands in the next major earthquake.
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san francisco city college, salvation army, earthquake, disaster, food, news
  • CA schools non-compliant with safety requirements
  • The Newtown tragedy has prompted two California agencies to review safety and security procedure for schools and workplaces.
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children, child death, crime, shooting, connecticut school shooting, laws, disaster, news