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Paramedics Joe Connelly(L) & Phil Suarez in NorDijhia carrying sick baby (Source:  Phil Suarez)
Paramedics Joe Connelly(L) & Phil Suarez in NorDijhia carrying sick baby (Source: Phil Suarez)

North Country Paramedic in Pakistan's Quake Zone

Over the last year, North Country soldiers, National Guardsmen, and volunteers have been helping people around the world recover from natural disasters. Gulf Coast hurricanes and the tsunami in Southeast Asia have drawn much of the attention. But one of the most devastating natural disasters was a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck on October 8. The quake flattened villages in a remote region of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. Aid groups say as many as 3 million victims are still at risk from disease and exposure. Joe Connelly returned earlier this month from the mountain valleys of Pakistan. Connelly is a paramedic, who divides his time between North Creek and New York City. He spent two weeks volunteering, bringing medical treatment to people in some of the hardest-hit and most secluded villages. He spoke with Brian Mann.

Note: Portions of this interview include graphic descriptions of injury and death.  Go to full article

Local Relief Effort Gains Momentum

Over a week after an earthquake and tsunamis devastated areas of South Asia, India and Africa, the international relief effort is massive. Martha Foley talks with Cynthia Walton-Leavitt, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Sackets Harbor, about a local project that combines symbolism with small-scale practicality.  Go to full article

Churches, Agencies Mobilize for Tsunami Relief Effort

North Country churches and relief agencies are mobilizing their resources for both short- and long-term aid for the countries in South Asia and East Africa devastated by Sunday's tsunami and earthquake. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Clinton asks FEMA to Account for Disaster Aid for New York

Senator Hillary Clinton is asking the federal government for a detailed account of money being promised to New York for disaster aid. In a recent letter to the head of FEMA, Clinton wrote that such as accounting is necessary to ensure money is going to areas that need it most. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Aftershock Felt in Northern Adirondacks

What may have felt like another earthquake this week in the northern Adirondacks was actually an aftershock from a quake there 2 months ago. In late April, an earthquake registering 5.1 on the Richter scale caused millions of dollars in damage to hundreds of homes and businesses. Tuesday's tremor was the second one since the April earthquake, and as Jody Tosti reports it probably won't be the last.  Go to full article

Federal Aid for North Country Quake Victims

More than two million dollars in federal aid has gone to North Country residents affected by the April earthquake. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Northern Lights, Earthquake, and a Family Camp-out

The Earth has put on quite a show lately, with summery sun, spring snows, the Northern Lights, not to mention a North Country earthquake. Commentator Jill Vaughan slept outside with her family last weekend, the night before the earthquake, and appreciated more than just nature.  Go to full article

SUNY-Potsdam Professor Tracks Earthquake

Todd Moe talks with Dr. Frank Revetta, Professor of Earth Science and Geophysics at SUNY Potsdam. His job is keeping track of earthquakes in the North Country.  Go to full article
How the USGS seismograph saw the quake.
How the USGS seismograph saw the quake.

Earthquake Rattles North Country

A moderate earthquake hit the north country on Saturday, damaging churches, cracking foundations, and shattering storefront windows. The tremor and two long aftershocks did the most damage in Clinton County, fifteen miles southwest of Plattsburgh. Brian Mann toured the area and has this report.  Go to full article

People Tell Quake Tales

David Sommerstein caught up with people in Canton and Ogdensburg to hear their earthquake stories. NCPR listeners also phoned in their stories.  Go to full article

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