Massive 82 earthquake rocks Mexico and Guatemala 32 people dead

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMexico, September 8th, 2017 – Mexico City – An 8.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico and parts of Guatemala late last night rattling millions of residents and leaving dozens dead.According to reports, this is the first earthquake in over 100 years to hit the nation of Mexico and was felt by approximately 50 million people. It hit off the coast of Southwestern Mexico and its monstrous tremors sent thousands of people into frenzy.Around midnight, hundreds of residents and visitors were seen fleeing the streets as they hid for cover while buildings, trees and tall structures got damaged. Magnetic Media also received reports that many roofs collapsed; walls were cracked, countless alarms were triggered off and residents got buried under rubble.The quake was felt as far away as Mexico City, which is more than 60miles from the epicenter. The effects of the earthquake were also felt in neighboring Guatemala, which resulted in at least one confirmed death, and houses located along the Mexican border were leveled.The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with one wave hitting Mexico coming in at 3 feet. According to the National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Tsunami waves taller than 10feet could hit the coast of Mexico, while 3 feet waves could reach as far as Ecuador, New Zealand and Vanuatu.President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto said that aftershocks were of greater concern than the waves generated from the earthquake itself. Already, residents have confirmed that they felt three aftershocks.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Five earthquakes shocked Antigua and Barbuda Earthquake hits again in Trinidad while TCI Cabinet agrees with GPS Station in Capital Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Mexico, earthquake, guatemala Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nepalese resident in Turks and Caicos ask for help for their homelast_img read more

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ADC Launches Initiative to Recognize Community Support for Service Members Military Families

first_imgADC and the Defense Communities Caucus are rolling out a new initiative to recognize up to 10 communities annually for providing outstanding support to service members and military families.The Great American Defense Communities program is intended to acknowledge the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. Candidates will be selected based on the broad range of efforts they carry out on behalf of military personnel and their families, covering areas such as education, job opportunities, housing, family support during deployments and community appreciation.“There perhaps is no greater champion of a defense installation than its host community,” said ADC CEO Tim Ford. “The Great American Defense Communities program will share positive stories about the exemplary efforts being made in communities to support defense installations and their personnel.”The program will use local and national press events, exhibits in Congress and the Pentagon, and recognition during ADC events to highlight the successful initiatives being employed by defense communities to support the nation’s military men and women.A panel of defense community advocates and experts will review the nominations and select up to 10 honorees as Great American Defense Communities. Winners will be announced at the ADC Installation Innovation Forum in February 2016.Nominations are due Feb. 11. Applications are available on the ADC website.“I believe the communities who support our military installations across the country deserve recognition for the important role they play,” said Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), co-chair of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus. “In Kansas, we’re grateful to the communities that love and care for the soldiers at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth, the airmen at McConnell Air Force Base and Forbes Field, and the Kansans in the National Guard and Reserve.”“America is strongest when communities and military installations work together to bolster national security while creating jobs and strengthening their states,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), a founder and current co-chair of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus. “In North Dakota, defense communities like those in Minot and Grand Forks lead the country in building public-private partnerships that support service members and their families, and help the entire community grow and thrive. The Association of Defense Communities will honor exceptional communities through this program, and I encourage defense communities in my state and beyond to pursue this distinction.”“Service members and their families are an important part of every community in the United States,” said Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), a founder and current co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus. “My district has a proud history of military service that dates back to the Spanish arrival to the Monterey Peninsula, continued through the legacy of Fort Ord and survives today with the presence of Fort Hunter Liggett, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Defense Language Institute. These institutions help strengthen our community and I am excited to join in launching this program to honor the rest of America’s Great Defense Communities.”“Our close-knit communities around Fort Leavenworth, Forbes Field and Fort Riley deserve appreciation for the great work they do to help our troops, and their families, and I look forward to sharing their stories as part of the Great American Defense Communities program,” said Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), a founder and current co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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