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UN says millions without help in Pakistan floods

The World Bank said Tuesday it will redirect $900 million of its existing loans to Pakistan to help in flood recovery, as the U.N. warned that many of the 20 million people affected by the disaster have yet to receive any emergency aid. The floods began three weeks ago but…

Pakistan’s worst-ever flash floods, landslides kill over 800

Rescue workers and troops in northwest Pakistan struggled Saturday to reach thousands of people affected by the country’s worst floods in living memory, as the death toll rose to 800. Hundreds of homes and vast swathes of farmland were destroyed in the northwest and Pakistani Kashmir, with the main highway…

The new Katrina flood: Hospital liability

Three years before Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans, a senior executive at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital assessed its vulnerability to the sort of flooding that had been long feared there. Her conclusion is now evidence in a lawsuit against Methodist that could have significant implications for hospitals nationwide. “The first…

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