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Disaster Search Results Articles

Mo. agency adds ambulance bus to its fleet

- 05/23/2015

KFVS STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. — Emergency officials in Stoddard County now have a faster and easier way to get multiple patients to the hospital. A new "ambulance bus" has been ...

Mo. agency adds ambulance bus to its fleet

- 05/20/2015

The new vehicle is a faster and easier way to get multiple patients to the hospital

Rescue workers still welcome as Nepal shifts to reconstruction

- 05/04/2015

By Binaj Gurubacharya Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward ...

Medic recalls the April 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak

- 04/04/2015

By John Hultgren The morning of Wednesday, April 3, 1974, began with a forecast of warm air with a chance of rain, maybe thunderstorms, for the eastern half of the United States. By noon, ...

Powerful storm kills 2, triggers evacuations for dozens

- 12/13/2014

By Andrew Dalton, Jon Antczak Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A dangerous storm system blamed for two deaths in Oregon, thousands of power outages in Washington and flooded roadways ...

Video technology guides Neb. responders to tornado victims

- 09/02/2014

KETV LINCOLN, Neb. — Minutes after two F-4 tornadoes ripped through Pilger, Nebraska, a state patrol helicopter was airborne, transmitting real-time video images a hundred miles away ...

Ore. disaster kit for elderly gets national attention

- 06/13/2014

By Sam Wheeler Mail Tribune MEDFORD, Ore. — A locally-developed emergency preparedness kit is garnering national attention for its usefulness in helping elderly and vulnerable populations ...

Pa. EMT nun dies, remembered for serving others

- 05/15/2014

By Joe Napsha The Tribune-Review GREENSBURG, Pa. — Sister Thomas Joseph Gaines was a tireless worker for others, whether as a chaplain for more than 30 years at John J. Kane Hospital ...

911 calls capture aftermath of Wash. mudslide

- 03/27/2014

Newly-released audio details dispatch response moments after the mudslide that killed at least 14 as rescuers continue the search for survivors

Mudslide searchers press on with dogs, bare hands; death toll rises

- 03/26/2014

As an increasingly desperate search progresses, the official death toll rose to 16, with the possibility of 24 dead once bodies are confirmed

Mudslide rescuers press on with dogs, bare hands; death toll rises

- 03/26/2014

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Wash. — With search and cadaver dogs leading the way, rescuers using small bulldozers and their bare hands pushed through sludge strewn with splintered ...

8 killed, 108 missing after massive Wash. mudslide

- 03/24/2014

There have been "no signs of life" as search and rescue teams scoured miles of debris covered in quicksand-like mud

14 killed, 108 missing after massive Wash. mudslide

- 03/24/2014

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Wash. — First there was a "whoosh." Elaine Young said she thought it might be a chimney fire, a rush of air that lasted about 45 seconds. But ...

Distracted dispatcher sends medics to wrong address; man dies waiting

- 11/13/2013

Click Orlando VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A 911 dispatcher faces a three-day suspension after she was distracted by her personal cellphone — causing the person she was training to send ...

Radar helps locate disaster victims

- 09/26/2013

A new portable radar device can detect heartbeats and breathing of victims trapped under rubble in a disaster.

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