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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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Virginia Team Prepares for Haiti Deployment

The Fairfax County, Virginia urban search and rescue team is preparing to travel to Haiti, helping search for victims among the rubble from a strong earthquake that struck the island nation. (Jan. 13)

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Amid Avalanche Fears, Crews Search for Mount Hood Climbers

Skies had cleared Sunday morning, but the weather worsened again and the mountain became shrouded by a low cloud during the afternoon.

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009

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Response Drills and Mass Casualty Exercises Done Throughout California

Medical personnel triaged mock victims at the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus and the Los Angeles County Fire Department practiced an evacuation of its headquarters and transfer of command to battalion chiefs using their vehicle radios as the primary means of radio dispatch.

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Millions to Stage Massive Earthquake Drill in California

Some 6.7 million people have pledged to take part, according to organizers.

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2009

California Braces for Mudslides

The storm prompted evacuation warnings earlier Tuesday near Santa Cruz and disrupted power across the state.

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009


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