Greece: Thousands spend night outdoors after powerful quake
Red Cross distribute food to local residents after an earthquake in Damasi village, central Greece, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 6.0 struck central Greece Wednesday and was also felt in neighboring Albania and North Macedonia, and as far as Kosovo and Montenegro. (AP Photo/Vaggelis Kousioras)ATHENS – Fearful of returning to their homes, thousands of people in central Greece were spending the night outdoors late Wednesday after a powerful earthquake, felt across the region, damaged homes and public buildings. The shallow, magnitude-6.0 quake struck near the central city of Larissa. Ad___ Elena Becatoros and Theodora Tongas in Athens, Llazar Semini in Tirana, Albania, and Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey contributed.
Townhouse fire in Pembroke Pines displaces families, kills cat
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A fire that broke out Tuesday morning at a townhouse in Pembroke Pines — and then reignited hours later — is believed to have been caused by an electrical problem, authorities said. AdThe Red Cross said it is helping coordinate emergency aid to 10 families affected, including 18 people. According to Pembroke Pines police, officers and firefighters arrived at the scene to find smoke and flames coming from one of the townhomes. The Red Cross and the police department’s victim’s advocate are assisting the displaced families. A GoFundMe page has been created to directly assist the families affected by Tuesday’s fire in Pembroke Pines.
Belgium fears ICU beds could reach capacity next month
FILE - In this Thursday, April 23, 2020 file photo, nurses cheer as a patient who had COVID-19 leaves the intensive care ward at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. Belgium's intensive care units will hit capacity by mid-November if new coronavirus cases continue to soar at the same pace, according to the country's health authorities. File)BRUSSELS – Belgium’s intensive care units will hit capacity by mid-November if new coronavirus cases continue to soar at the same pace, the country’s health authorities warned Wednesday. The latest COVID-19 figures published Wednesday by the national institute of public health show that Belgium has seen 7,360 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours. Van Laethem said the country is currently the second-worst in Europe in terms of new coronavirus infections, behind the Czech Republic.
Mobile park fire affects 2 families in Pompano Beach
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A fire on Thursday at the Highland Village Mobile Park in Pompano Beach affected two families, including three children. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Red Cross volunteers responded to 4900 NE 2nd Ave. The Red Cross volunteers are helping the family with recovery planning. Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire. For more information about how to contribute to the Red Cross, visit this site.
Fire erupts inside fourth-floor apartment unit in Naranja
NARANJA, Fla. – A fire erupted Wednesday morning inside a fourth-floor apartment unit in Naranja, authorities confirmed. According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erika Benitez, firefighters arrived at the scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the unit. Sky 10 was above the scene shortly after 10 a.m. as the fire appeared to have been extinguished. A window was blown out and the exterior wall around the window was blackened by the smoke and flames. According to Benitez, the apartment building was evacuated and the Red Cross has been requested to provide temporary assistance to the affected families.
Here's how you can help California's wildfire victims
SAN FRANCISCO - California's wildfires have forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes as firefighters battle historically dire conditions. While families scramble to find shelter, several funds have been set up to help evacuees deal with the anticipated damage they'll face when they return to their homes and businesses. The United Way of the Wine Country set up the Kincade Fire Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund to help victims both in the short and long-term. The Red Cross has opened multiple shelters while the Salvation Army is providing meals, emotional and spiritual support to evacuees. The Red Cross also has a "Safe and Well List" to mark yourself safe or check on loved ones.
Unit on top floor of apartment building engulfed in flames in Coral Springs
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - A unit on the top of an apartment building at 1225 Riverside Drive in Coral Springs was engulfed in flames early Sunday evening. Neighboring apartment units around the burned unit were damaged by water and smoke. An elderly woman was saved from her apartment, which was full of smoke, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department Division Chief Mike Moser said. The firefighters at the scene were also helping a family who needed supplies for their baby. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Red Cross ready to help those affected by the earthquake
CNN image(KERO) - Ridgecrest, CA -- The Red Cross has an emergency shelter open at the Kerr McGee that has a capacity of 500. Right now the Red Cross says there are 129 people there with supplies coming from Los Angeles and Kern Counties to help. That shelter plans on staying open as long as it's needed so if you know anyone in the Ridgecrest area that needs a place to go send them to 100 West California Avenue in Ridgecrest. Russ Huge with the Red Cross explains on the Red Cross helps the community and how people can help those affected by the earthquake. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.