Structural failures

Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona fire departments battle a fire Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Phoenix. The fire gutted a supermarket in west-central Phoenix during a heavy rainstorm storm Wednesday evening and authorities were trying to determine if the building was struck by lightning. (AP Photo/Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic)
July 12, 2018 - 2:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Spencer McClure had two thoughts when he saw smoke starting to fill the back of the Phoenix supermarket where he was shopping Wednesday evening. He "was trying not to panic" as he saw the smoke around him in the Safeway store, McClure told television station ABC15 (KNXV ). "At the...
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Philadelphia Water Department personal work in Philadelphia where a water main break occurred early Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The break happened before 4 a.m. Tuesday, and a number of center city streets have been closed. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A large water main break sent up to 15 million gallons of water gushing through downtown Philadelphia streets and onto sidewalks Tuesday, cutting power to thousands of customers. Water crews were able to stop the flow of water at about 7:30 a.m., after more than three hours of...
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The gate of Myotoku-ji temple collapses after an earthquake hit Ibaraki City, Osaka, western Japan, Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka on Monday morning. (Yosuke Mizuno/Kyodo News via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 6:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local): 3 p.m. Authorities in western Japan say the number of people treated for injuries suffered in a strong earthquake Monday morning now exceeds 210. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake near the major city of Osaka killed three people,...
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Debris of damaged walls are scattered following an earthquake, in Ibaraki, Osaka, Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning. (Yosuke Mizuno/Kyodo News via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 3:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 210. A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were...
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U-Haul trucks parked on Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa., are damaged after a strong storm moved through the area on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A powerful storm has pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging buildings, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines. (Christopher Dolan/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 10:00 am
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — National Weather Service investigators will try to determine if a tornado hit two northeast Pennsylvania counties. They'll head to Wilkes-Barre and to an area of nearby Bradford County on Thursday to assess the damage. A powerful storm struck a shopping plaza in Wilkes-...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were introduced in Congress in an attempt to establish a new standard for counting deaths after a natural disaster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
June 12, 2018 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria? It's a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into the island and devastated the U.S. territory last year. It's also raised questions about how officials go about the challenging task of counting...
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Residents look on as rescuers use a heavy digger to move rubble at the scene of a five-storey collapsed building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, June 3, 2018. An official from Kenya's Disaster Management Unit at the scene said that at least three had died, a number were injured and some were still missing, but that many residents of the building had managed to escape before the building fully collapsed. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
June 03, 2018 - 5:31 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three people have been killed when a building collapsed in Nairobi's low income residential area of Huruma, a police official and witnesses said Sunday. Pius Masai Mwachi of the National Disaster Management Unit said a rescue operation is going on after a five-story...
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A crane boom crashed into several homes, causing injuries in Lauderhill, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon, May 30, 2018, a fire official said. Authorities say at least two people were injured when the crane collapsed. Lauderhill Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jerry Gonzalez says the crane was being used to put up Florida Power and Light electric poles when it fell onto two houses. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 6:34 pm
A crane toppled on two houses in a Florida neighborhood, smashing through the roof of one of the homes and injuring at least two people Wednesday, authorities said. The crane was being used to put up Florida Power & Light electric poles when it fell on the houses, Lauderhill Fire Rescue...
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Beachgoers walk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Monday, May 28, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast. The storm's gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas near the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. (Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 6:54 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mudslides triggered by the soggy remnants of Alberto forced evacuations below a dam and closed an interstate highway in the western mountains of North Carolina on Wednesday. Forecasters warned that the leftovers of the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm are still...
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In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, The fourth tunnel of North Korea's nuclear test site is blown up in Punggye-ri, North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 11:52 pm
PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched. The explosions at the test site deep in the...
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