He Was Swept Down a Sewer Pipe. ‘I Just Let the Water Take Me.’

Devastation from Hurricane Ida’s remnants stretched deep into New Jersey, forcing residents and officials to address “a new reality.”

#deaths-fatalities, #department-of-environmental-protection-nj, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-jersey, #rain, #rescues, #south-plainfield-nj

Disabled People Struggle to Evacuate From Wildfires

In Northern California, a region troubled by fire, many people with disabilities live in rural areas that lack the resources to support them during disasters.

#american-red-cross, #butte-county-calif, #direct-relief-charity, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #fires-and-firefighters, #intellectual-disabilities, #paradise-calif, #plumas-county-calif, #rescues, #rural-areas, #san-jose-calif, #wildfires

Senior Russian Minister Dies After Diving Off Cliff to Save Film Director

The government said Yevgeny Zinichev, a longtime Putin aide responsible for emergency situations, dived off a cliff to save a film director who fell into the water.

#deaths-fatalities, #melnik-aleksandr-d-2021, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rescues, #russia, #zinichev-yevgeny-n-d-2021

How to Pack an Emergency Go Bag

Climate-related emergencies like hurricanes, fires and floods are becoming more frequent. Here’s how to prepare whether you need to evacuate or hunker down.

#content-type-service, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #internal-sub-only, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues, #wildfires

Five Missing After Navy Helicopter Crash Near San Diego

One person was rescued after the helicopter crashed into the sea, the Navy said.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #helicopters, #rescues, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

In Louisiana, Rescue Workers Search for Those Stranded by Hurricane Ida

More than a million people, including most in New Orleans, were without electricity, but the city’s levees held.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #jean-lafitte-la, #jefferson-parish-la, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues

Tennessee Flooding: At Least 8 Dead and 40 Missing, Officials Say

The deaths were reported by a sheriff’s official in Humphreys County, who said that the authorities were searching house to house after flooding knocked out cellphone service and swamped roads.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #humphreys-county-tenn, #rain, #rescues, #tennessee

Booming Interest in Boating Leads to More Deaths and Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard reported a 25 percent jump in boating fatalities last summer compared to the year before. Casualty numbers this summer are tracking to be even higher.

#balboa-island-calif, #boats-and-boating, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #newport-beach-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rescues, #rhode-island, #travel-and-vacations

A Grizzly Bear Terrorized a Man for Days in Alaska. The Coast Guard Saw His SOS.

Down to his last rounds of ammunition, with bruises and a leg injury, the unidentified man was rescued by a helicopter crew that just happened by.

#alaska, #bears, #helicopters, #pilots, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

‘We Can’t Get Out’: 911 Calls Capture Chaos and Fear After Condo Collapse

Miami-Dade County authorities released recordings of nearly two dozen calls made after the South Florida building fell on June 24.

#accidents-and-safety, #miami-fla, #rescues, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

Search for Survivors of Miami Condo Collapse Is Ending

Nobody had been found alive since immediately after the Florida building crumbled almost two weeks ago, killing at least 54. Still, officials had resisted abandoning the search-and-rescue effort.

#deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

In Disaster City, Texas, Rescues Are a Way of Life

Emergency workers like those combing through the remains of the condo building in Surfside, Fla, come to East Texas to learn how to save people trapped in rubble.

#accidents-and-safety, #college-station-tex, #rescues, #texas-am-university, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

6 Rescuers at Condo in Surfside, Fla., Test Positive for Virus

Chief Alan Cominsky of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said that contact tracing had been performed and that hundreds of other workers had since been tested.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #rescues, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

Miami Weighs When to End Search for Florida Condo Survivors

The death toll rose to 22 after four more victims were found, including the 7-year-old daughter of a firefighter. No survivors have been discovered since the day the condo collapsed.

#deaths-fatalities, #demolition, #rescues, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

Pilots Who Landed Boeing 737 in Waters Off Hawaii Are Rescued

The crew members of a cargo plane reported engine trouble early Friday morning, just before they made an emergency landing in the water.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #honolulu-hawaii, #maui-hawaii, #pilots, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

The Collapse of Champlain Towers

Last week, a 13-story residential building near Miami crumbled, prompting a round-the-clock search for survivors and urgent questions about what happened.

#audio-negative-tragedy, #audio-neutral-informative, #miami-fla, #missing-persons, #rescues

Rubble, Narrow Voids, Storms: The Dangerous Rescue Effort in Miami

The death toll rose to 11 as search-and-rescue teams continued to sort through pulverized steel and dig through concrete boulders.

#rescues, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

Detroit Flooding: 50 Drivers Rescued and 350 Vehicles Damaged

Parts of Detroit got up to seven inches of rain. “This isn’t normal here,” an official said.

#detroit-mich, #floods, #michigan, #rain, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #weather

Frustration Mounts in Search for Survivors of Condo Collapse Near Miami

No survivors were found Friday, and the number of people unaccounted for rose to more than 150. Their families were increasingly losing hope.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

Condo Collapse Near Miami Prompts Frantic Search for Survivors

One person was confirmed dead and 99 were unaccounted for after a condo building suddenly collapsed in the middle of the night.

#accidents-and-safety, #buildings-structures, #condominiums, #deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

Rescue Teams Respond to a Building Collapse in Miami

The building, in the Surfside area of Miami, appeared to be partially collapsed. It is unclear if there are any deaths or injuries.

#accidents-and-safety, #buildings-structures, #miami-fla, #rescues, #surfside-fla

Brigitte Gerney, ‘Crane Lady’ Who Survived Collapse, Dies at 85

Her legs were crushed when she was trapped for six hours in Manhattan in 1985, touching off a media frenzy. Miraculously, she was able to walk again.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-obituaries, #derricks-and-cranes, #gerney-brigitte, #manhattan-nyc, #rescues

China Suspends Ultramarathons After Death of 21 Runners

Some relatives of the runners who died in an recent race are quietly asking whether their loved ones could have been saved.

#china, #deaths-fatalities, #gansu-province-china, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather, #wechat-mobile-app, #xi-jinping

2 Dead and Up to 10 Missing After Boat Overturns Off Florida, Officials Say

Eight people were rescued by the Coast Guard, which said that the boat ran into trouble about 18 miles southwest of Key West.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #gulf-of-mexico, #key-west-fla, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Cable-Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

Italian Cable Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

Chinese Ultramarathon: A Survivor Describes the Deadly Race

After 21 runners died when high winds and freezing rain struck an ultramarathon race, one competitor said he had survived only because a shepherd carried his unconscious body to shelter.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather, #zhang-xiaotao-1970

21 Runners Dead After Extreme Weather Hits Chinese Ultramarathon

The 62-mile mountain race in Gansu Province left athletes in shorts and T-shirts facing freezing rain, hail and high winds.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #gansu-province-china, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather

‘I Was Surrounded by Death’: Gaza Father Is Rescued, Emerging to Grief

Riad Ishkontana said that when rescuers pulled him and his 7-year-old daughter from the rubble after an airstrike, he awoke to a new life — one without his wife and four other children.

#deaths-fatalities, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #rescues, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Before Deadly Accident, Lift Boat Turned Toward Heavy Winds, N.T.S.B. Says

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board detailed the events that led to a commercial vessel’s capsizing off the Louisiana coast.

#boats-and-boating, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-transportation-safety-board, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rescues, #weather, #wind

Man Hangs On for Life After Winds Shatter Glass Bridge in China

Gusts blew out parts of a glass bridge’s flooring in northeast China, trapping a man and raising questions about the safety of similar hair-raising tourist attractions in the country.

#accidents-and-safety, #bridges-and-tunnels, #china, #glass, #rescues

At Least 2 Die After Boat Overturns Near San Diego

Twenty-three others were rescued and taken to hospitals, the San Diego Fire Department said.

#boats-and-boating, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #san-diego-calif

Peter Warner, 90, Seafarer Who Discovered Shipwrecked Boys, Dies

That story, which has sometimes been called a real-life “Lord of the Flies,” was just one episode in a life filled with adventure.

#australia, #deaths-obituaries, #fishing-commercial, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #sydney-to-hobart-yacht-race, #tonga, #warner-peter-1931-2021

With Search Ending, 13 Are Likely Dead in Capsized Boat in Gulf

The Seacor Power, a lift boat carrying 19 people, capsized last week, eight miles from a Louisiana port in stormy weather. Six crew members were quickly rescued. The bodies of five others have been recovered.

#gulf-of-mexico, #louisiana, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #seacor-power, #united-states-coast-guard, #weather

Hiker Rescued After Man Uses Photo to Pinpoint His Location

Rene Compean, who had been missing in the mountains of Southern California, was found on Tuesday after a stranger deduced his location from a photo posted by the authorities.

#angeles-national-forest-calif, #forests-and-forestry, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #missing-persons, #photography, #rescues, #social-media

Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue

Inexperienced adventurers have flooded remote areas like Wyoming’s Sublette County during the pandemic. When they call for help, the task is left to an overwhelmed network of volunteers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hikes-and-hiking, #rescues, #volunteers-and-community-service, #wilderness-areas, #wyoming

I Was an E.M.T. While Covid-19 Devastated New York

The losses emergency responders witnessed are beyond what human minds can grasp.

#ambulances, #bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #emergency-medical-service, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #first-aid, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #nine-one-one-911-emergency-phone-number, #rescues

Indonesia Bus Falls Into Ravine, Leaving Dozens Dead

The brakes on a bus carrying 66 students, teachers and relatives who had visited an Islamic missionary’s tomb appear to have malfunctioned, killing 29.

#buses, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’

A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and began taking on water in stormy seas. Rescue teams from Canada and the United States mounted a joint operation to save the crew.

#canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #helicopters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #nova-scotia-canada, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

A Surge of Women in Ski Patrols, Once Nearly All Men

The women say they bring a more varied approach and perspective to policing errant skiers and helping distressed ones.

#colorado, #discrimination, #national-ski-patrol, #nevada, #rescues, #skiing, #snowboarding, #sports-injuries, #volunteers-and-community-service, #women-and-girls

3 People Stranded on Uninhabited Island Are Rescued After 33 Days

During a routine flyover, a surveillance crew spotted the people waving a makeshift flag on an island in the Bahamas. They had survived on conchs and rats, the Coast Guard said.

#anguilla, #cuba, #key-west-fla, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Three Skiers Missing After Avalanche in Colorado, Officials Say

Recovery efforts were suspended on Tuesday because of hazardous conditions and will resume Wednesday, the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management said.

#avalanches, #colorado, #colorado-avalanche, #deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #san-juan-county-colo, #skiing

Vendée Globe Sailing Race Reaches a Tight Finish

The boat that crossed the finish line third in the Vendée Globe ended up as the winner. Its skipper was credited with time lost while rescuing another sailor.

#boats-and-boating, #cape-horn, #france, #oceans-and-seas, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #thomson-alex-1974, #vendee-globe-challenge

Tornado Hits Alabama City, Wrecking Buildings

The funnel caused heavy damage in the city of Fultondale, a northern suburb of Birmingham.

#alabama, #birmingham-ala, #rescues, #tornadoes, #weather

Chinese Miners Pulled to Surface 2 Weeks After Underground Explosion

Rescuers have made contact with one group of 10 miners trapped 2,000 feet below ground in the blast. Others are still missing.

#accidents-and-safety, #explosions-accidental, #mines-and-mining, #rescues, #shandong-province-china

Teenager’s Snow Cave Enters Canadian Survival Lore

The tale of a British Columbia teenager’s canny survival instincts during a snowmobile outing has brought some pandemic cheer to Canada.

#british-columbia-canada, #rescues, #robert-waldner, #snowmobiles

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boat With 20 Aboard

The 29-foot boat departed from Bimini, the Bahamas, and was headed to Lake Worth Beach, Fla., officials said.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #coast-guard-rescues, #lake-worth-beach-fla, #mako-cuddy-cabin, #missing-persons, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Norway Landslide Injures 10 and Leaves 15 Missing

The landslide outside of Oslo was still ongoing. Several homes were destroyed.

#ask-norway, #landslides-and-mudslides, #norway, #rescues

Parents of ‘Balloon Boy’ Are Pardoned by Colorado’s Governor

Richard and Mayumi Heene were accused of concocting a hoax after their 6-year-old son was feared to have floated away in a balloon in 2009. The boy was found safe at home.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #balloon-boy, #colorado, #fort-collins-colo, #heene-falcon, #heene-mayumi, #heene-richard, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #missing-persons, #reality-television, #rescues

Baltimore Building Explosion Injures at Least 10

The explosion happened on the 16th floor of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company building. The cause was not immediately clear, but the utility said it was likely a construction accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #baltimore-md, #buildings-structures, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues