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Can 2020 Get Any Worse?

Photo Caption: There has been a variety of natural events and disasters that have occurred throughout 2020.

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Top: scitechdaily.com
Left: usatoday.com
Right: npr.org
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Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

October 28, 2020

In January, the coronavirus pandemic began. Many people lost their jobs and homes and the economy crashed from the loss of jobs and businesses closing.  In February, wildfires spread in Australia which were followed by extreme flooding. In March, the coronavirus closed schools, businesses and airline...

Gatlinburg Evacuated due to Deadly Fire

Fires are destroying a popular tourist destination in Gatlinburg, Tenn., causing surrounding areas to panic and worry about the safety of locals and wildlife. While rain is covering most of the area and ceasing the fire, it is believed to cause more problems than it will help. Emergency evacuations are being conducted in the area as well.

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

December 2, 2016

Fires destroyed many parts of Gatlinburg, Tennessee over this week, forcing more than 1,000 residents to evacuate and fill the nearby shelters. Spreading fast over the entire forests of Gatlinburg, the fires enveloped many buildings and homes. Many reports suggest that the popular resort Westgate Smoky...

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