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Virginia Tech: Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery Network

Archive-It Partner Since: May, 2007

Organization Type: Colleges & Universities

Organization URL: http://www.vt.edu/   

Description:

Virginia Tech, with funding from the US National Science Foundation through grant IIS-0916733, is leading an international consortia to build a human and computing network to collect, archive, organize, and provide ready access for scholars, professionals, and the public interested in supporting ongoing recovery of communities that have faced a crisis or tragedy. In scope are school shootings and all other types of man-made or natural disasters. We welcome involvement of those with relevant content or who are interested in developing collections, as well as those seeking or promoting deeper understanding of CTR.

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China Floods

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

FLOODING rains that have swept across China in recent weeks have left more than 100 people dead or missing and displaced upwards of 1.5 million, with further bad weather expected. The rising waters have affected more than six million Chinese, and the authorities are continuing massive rescue and airlift operations.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Floods China

East River Helicopter Crash ( October 5th, 2011)

Archived since: Oct, 2011

Description:

The Private Helicopter Crashed in to East River, killing one passenger and injuring three on October 4th 2011

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  EastRiver Helicopter Crash Rescue United States NewYork

Encephalitis (India)

Archived since: Oct, 2011

Description:

More than 400 people, mainly children, have died in an outbreak of viral encephalitis in northern India, health officials say. Nearly 6,000 children have died of encephalitis in the hospital since the first case was detected in 1978.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  encephalitis india epedemic

Global Food Crisis

Archived since: Oct, 2011

Description:

The Global food crisis that is going on in the world for the past few years

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Science & Health Society & Culture Food Crisis Global

Hurricane Irene ( Aug 2011 )

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

Hurricane Irene was a Atlantic Hurricane that left extensive flood and wind damage along its path through the Caribbean, the United States East Coast and as far north as Atlantic Canada in 2011 between the dates August 21st - August 26th, 2011. Irene caused widespread destruction and atleast 54 deaths, the monetary losses to the Caribbean could be as high as US $3.1 billion and around 7 billion dollars in United States (early damage estimates).

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Irene Hurricane Caribbean United States East Coast Atlantic Canada United States

Indonesia Plane Crash (September 2011)

Archived since: Oct, 2011

Description:

The plane Crash in Indonesia where 19 people died

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Indonesia Crash Plane

Nepal Plane Crash (September 2011)

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

A plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest crashed while attempting to land in Nepal on Sunday, killing all 19 people on board, including two U.S. citizens

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Crash Plane nepal

Nevada air race crash (September 16, 2011)

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

The crash of a World War II-era plane during a Reno air race where the death toll has been rose to nine people Saturday as investigators combed through wreckage and scoured amateur video clips to determine why the aircraft suddenly spiraled out of control and plummeted to the ground near hundreds of spectators. Close to 60 were injured in the incident, which occurred Friday.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Crash Nevada race

Pakistan floods ( 2011)

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

The monsoon rains in Sindh province (Sept 2011), in southeastern Pakistan, have submerged more than 4.5 million acres of farming land, damaging an estimated 80% of cash crops. At least 5.5 million people have so far been affected, with more than 200 dead.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Floods Pakistan

Philippines Floods (September 2011)

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

Massive Flooding hit Philippine Capital on Tuesday as typhoon winds and rains isolated the historic old city where residents waded in waist-deep waters dodging tree branches and debris. At least seven people were killed

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Philippines Floods

Russia Plane Crash Sept 7,2011

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

The Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash occurred on 7 September 2011 at 16:02 local time, when a Yak-Service Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying the professional ice hockey team and coaching staff of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), crashed near Yaroslavl, Russia. Preliminary reports say that all but two people (one player and one crew member) who were on board are confirmed dead

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Crash Plane Russia Hockey

Sikkim Earthquake (September 2011)

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

At 6.8 on the Richter scale, September 18th 2011 evening's quake was the worst earthquake in 20 years for the northeast. As many as 20 after-shocks have been experienced in Sikkim since Sunday. The death toll of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Sikkim on Sunday evening has reached 62. Sikkim is the worst hit with 38 casualties, 10 deaths have been confirmed in Bihar and West Bengal and 14 in Nepal and Tibet.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  earthquake india

Somalia Bomb Blast

Archived since: Oct, 2011

Description:

Islamist militants detonated a truck bomb Tuesday in front of the education ministry in Somalia's capital as students and parents crowded around to learn about scholarships, killing at least 70 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Bomb Blast Somalia

Texas Wild fire 2011

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

The 2011 Texas wildfires are an ongoing series of wildfires that peaked in April and May 2011 and by September 5 had burned over 3,582,000 acres across Texas, United States.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  United States Wild Fire Texas

Thai Floods

Archived since: Oct, 2011

Description:

At least 224 people have died in flooding in Thailand since mid-July and water has inundated the 400-year-old Chai Wattanaram temple in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a World Heritage Site, officials said.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Floods Thailand

Turkey EarthQuake(October 2011)

Archived since: Oct, 2011

Description:

Turkey was struck by its most powerful earthquake in at least a decade Sunday, as a major tremor and at least seven aftershocks rattled the poor east of the country.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  earthquake turkey

Virginia Tech Shootings ( December 8th 2011)

Archived since: Dec, 2011

Description:

The shootings happened in VirginiaTech where two people are shot

Subject:   Spontaneous Events ,  Universities & Libraries Shooting virginia tech United States

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