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Crisis in East Timor

August 1999 East Timor voted for independence. After the vote Indonesian military-backed militia and paramilitaries went on a terror campaign. Very little coverage was seen in the US.

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Typhoon

This is a place to exchange information about typhoon relief efforts, post updates, and discuss the disaster.

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9-11 Attack On America

On September 11th 2001 the New York City Trade Center and the United States was under attack by terrorists. These messages represent a real time living history of what was happening and how the people of the United States felt.

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Second Chechen War

On the 1st October, 1999 Russian troops entered Chechnya. The campaign ended the independence of Chechen Republic and restored Russian federal control over the area.

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Columbine High School Shooting

Tuesday April 20th, 1999 at Columbine High School in Columbine. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, killed 12 students and one teacher. Read the messages of condolence and concern from around the world.

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Flood

This is a place to exchange information about flood relief efforts, post updates, and discuss the disaster.

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Winter Storm

Q: It's the day after the storm. Are you digging out today? Are your neighborhood roads clear? Tell us what it's like in your Area.

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Air Disaster

This is a place to exchange information about relief efforts, post updates, and discuss the disaster.

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Tsunami

This is a place to exchange information about tsunami relief efforts, post updates, and discuss the disaster.

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Earth Quake

This is a place to exchange information about earth quake relief efforts, post updates, and discuss the disaster.

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Disease

This is a place to exchange information about disease relief efforts, post updates, and discuss the disaster.

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Forest Fire

This is a place to exchange information about forest fire relief efforts, post updates, and discuss the disaster.

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Hurricane

Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Winds can exceed 155 miles per hour. Hurricanes and tropical storms can also spawn tornadoes and microbursts, create storm surges along the coast, and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall.

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Y2K

Q:Do you think the problems associated with many computers' inability to process the year 2000 will cause more problems than expected, or do you expect the problems to be minimal?

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Tornado

"I found my brother yesterday. On the off-chance that power had been restored, I tried his phone number. Power had just come back on and he answered the phone (I THANK GOD HE'S OKAY). CaBev "

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Volcanoes

This is a place to exchange information about volcano relief efforts, post updates, and discuss the disaster.

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Kosovo War

NATO's bombing campaign lasted from March 22 to June 11, 1999. The campaign was designed to destroy Yugoslav air defenses and high-value military targets.

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Drought

"Residents in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states have been given mandatory and voluntary water restrictions to combat one of the century's worst droughts. " Jane

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