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April 21, 2014 | NPR · More than 200 people remain missing after the ferry capsized last week. One family was told their daughter was dead instead of missing. It turns out authorities had confused her for another girl.
 
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April 20, 2014 | NPR · It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.
 
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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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Sep 24, 2013 — A hospital in Estes Park, Colo., escaped the flood damage that affected much of the area this month. But the small hospital in the mountains now relies on a single road to evacuate critical patients. A bad snowstorm could stop traffic and ground helicopters, leaving the hospital isolated.
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Sep 19, 2013 — Rescuers have reached some of the remote areas affected by floods, as electricity and phones have been restored.
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Sep 13, 2013 — Torrential rains around Boulder and nearby areas have led to at least four deaths and numerous washed-out roads. Forecasters warn that while the downpours should taper off Friday, even modest rains could cause more flooding.
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Jun 21, 2013 — In some smaller Canadian communities, the damage is breathtaking. One video shows an entire home being dragged by a swollen river. More rain is expected today in the region.
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Apr 25, 2013 — When Superstorm Sandy flooded lower Manhattan last year, thousands of lab animals drowned and many scientists lost months or even years of work. The specialty animals can be very difficult to replace, but researchers say the loss of animal life is emotionally devastating and difficult to get over.
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Apr 22, 2013 — Sandbags have held back the cresting Mississippi River north of St. Louis. But from the Dakotas and Minnesota on south, there's growing concern about this spring's floods.
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Apr 21, 2013 — Towns in Missouri, central Illinois and at least four other Midwestern states are under a flood warning, as heavy spring rains swell the Mississippi and other rivers to dangerously high crests.
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Aug 8, 2012 — According to officials, about 1.2 million people have been affected. Manila is being called a "waterworld."
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Jul 15, 2012 — Russians are slowly beginning to recover from the devastating flooding that drowned the southwestern region of Krasnodar last weekend. It wasn't long before their outrage poured online.
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Jun 30, 2011 — Controlled burns around the facility should help keep the nuclear materials stored there safe, authorities say. Meanwhile, the air is being monitored.
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