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Water Rescue Teams Prove Worthy during California Storms

It's a scene that plays out every time it rains heavily in Southern California, where so-called swift water rescue teams have evolved to avert disaster in a desert landscape that can turn a trickle of water into a death trap in just minutes.

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010

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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Receives First Haitian Patients

The nearly 900-foot floating hospital is expected to arrive near Port-au-Prince today. The Comfort left Baltimore on Saturday, carrying about 550 medical staff and about 60 civilian mariners.

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brooklyn Volunteer EMS Corps at Work in Haiti

The Bed-Stuy Volunteer ambulance is among a few crews from New York in Haiti.

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Health Conditions Worsen in Haiti

The destruction from the earthquake in Haiti left impacted areas with no electricity or clean water.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

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In Haiti, Bodies Pile, Aid Snarls and Tension Grows

Worries mounted, meanwhile, about food and water for the survivors. People have been almost fighting for water, aid worker Fevil Dubien said as he distributed water from a truck in a northern Port-au-Prince neighborhood.

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010

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Rubble, Bodies, Urgent Triage and Fading Hope after Haiti's Quake

On Wednesday, ambulances weaved in and out of crowds, swerving to miss the bodies lying in street and the men on foot who lugged stretchers bearing some of the injured.

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Raw Video: USAR Team Searches Collapse

A search and rescue team from Fairfax, Virginia, is on the ground in quake-stricken Haiti.

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Doctors Without Borders to Surgically Treat 500

About 800 injured people have come to the mission's offices for treatment, Zannini said.

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Disease Could be as Deadly as Quake

The reality of what we're seeing is severe traumas - head wounds, crushed limbs - severe problems that cannot be dealt with at the level of medical care we currently have available."

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010


 

 

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