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RIT's support of students impacted by external disasters

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As a global university, we understand that our responsibilities extend beyond our local community. The stories below show a few of the many natural, environmental, and man-made disasters that may have directly impacted our students in recent years and outline opportunities for you to help.

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September 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippines late last week. According to reports, over 100 people are dead or missing. Late-Sunday, it made landfall in Guangdong - China's most populous province. Millions have been evacuated, thousands are without power, and extensive flooding is being reported across the region.

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September 2018

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Thursday, September 13 and has made its way through North and South Carolina over the last several days. As of September 18, over 500,000 homes and businesses are without power and heavy rains have led to flooding in communities across both states. 

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October 2017

As wildfires continue to burn throughout the state of California, we offer our support to the over 350 students, thousands of RIT alumni, and many additional RIT community members who call California home. Below are a few ways for you to support

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Two weeks ago, record-breaking monsoon rains began falling in parts of Bangladesh, India, and Nepal bringing the worst floods the region has seen in years.

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On Friday, August 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas with wind speeds of over 130 miles per hour. Days later, while the worst of the storm surge has ended, coastal flooding is expected to continue, over 250,000 people are without power, and over 1,800 people are in shelters. Below are a few ways for you to support.

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