January 2, 2011

Ringing the New Year in with Disaster

"Let our New Year's resolution be this:
We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."
-Goran Persson

Picking up the Pieces

We're barely 48 hours into 2011 and already parts of the world have been hit with disaster. In days when people should be caring about humanity and all of our futures, we preoccupy ourselves with meaningless resolutions. Hoping and dreaming and setting goals for the future doesn't work unless you're willing to put action into it. If you ask me, the world's resolution should have been Peace, Furthering of Humanity, and a crash course in Compassion. In saying that, unfortunately, I sound more like Miss America than Disaster Girl.

My New Year's Resolution this year (I only make a resolution when I stick to the last years resolution), was to try and post about every disaster/accident/storm. So let's dive right in, because we already have some catching up to do...

January 1st & 2nd, 2011

1. New Year's Eve tornadoes kill 7, 3 in Arkansas, 4 in Missouri- Leaving families picking up the pieces on New Year's Day.
Full Article at The Washington Post

2. Russian passenger jet explodes while taxing down runway in Siberia, 3 killed, 43 injured.
Full Article at Mercury News

3. Bomb explodes during New Year's Eve service at Egypt Alexandria Coptic Church, killing 21 and injuring 97, in an apparent suicide bombing attack.
Full Article on BBC

4. Two hot air balloons crash in Somerset, UK, killing two.
Full Article on BBC

5. Pilot accidently puts radio on wrong frequency, causes the entire evacuation of U.S. Capital.
Full Article on Yahoo/Associated Press

6. Queensland, Australia experiences floods of "Biblical" proportions- Thousands evacuated, State's of Emergency declared, One confirmed dead, others still missing.
Full Article on Business Week

7. 5,000+ Dead birds fall from the sky in Arkansas town, cause still being determined.
Full Article on CNN

8. Major 7.1 Earthquake strikes Central Coastal Chile, no immediate reports of major damage or injury.
Full Article on CNN

Happy Freakin' New Year!

xoxo disaster girl

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