It looks like the series of natural disasters over the course of 2011 so far, ranging from the catastrophic earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan to the rampant tornado damage across the Midwest U.S., will continue as Hurricane Irene creeps toward the East Coast.
A man sits on the rubble of his destroyed home in Ercis province of Van, in eastern Turkey on October 25, 2011, two days after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck killing 366 and injuring some 1,300. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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