2010 Year in News: Disasters


On January 12th, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti, leaving nearly a quarter-million people dead.  FOX News Radio’s Eben Brown met up with an American search-and-rescue team in the flattened capital of Port-au-Prince, finding a city of devastation…

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In April, a volcanic eruption in Iceland brought European air travel to a standstill.  The massive ash cloud made it dangerous for aircraft, which could suffer catastrophic damage if the ash were sucked into an engine.  FOX News Radio’s Alastair Wanklyn found Americans stranded at the airport in Manchester, England, just eager to get home…

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What was one of the biggest feel good stories of the year looked grim in the beginning—The ordeal began in August, 33 miners, trapped thousands of feet underground in Chile.  It took two weeks for rescue crews to be able to drill a hole just big enough to get a camera to the group where it was discovered that, amazingly, they had ALL survived. Crews worked around the clock to get a tunnel dug for a rescue capsule, finally pulling the last man from the mine in October, 69 days after their ordeal began.  FOX News Radio’s David Noto was there as cheers erupted for each miner’s return to the surface…

http://radio.foxnews.com/2010/10/15/foreign-dispatch-cheering-for-the-miners-3/




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