Monthly archives: April 2012

Apr

30
2012

Many missing as ferry sinks in India’s Assam

Jodde     Damage under $100k, Fatalities, Weather Events     0

An overcrowded river ferry has split in two and sunk during a severe storm in northeast India, leaving at least 103 people dead and many more missing.

Women and children were among the passengers on the ferry, which sank in the fast-flowing Brahmaputra river in Assam state on Monday.

“The fate of around 100 others is not known,” PC Haloi, police chief of Dhubri district, said.

The AFP news agency reported that about 150 people were either rescued or swam to safety after the double-decker ferry capsized, police said.

The boat was on its way from Dhubri, about 300km from Assam’s largest city Guwahati, to the adjoining district of Fakirganj.  (Read more…)


Apr

30
2012

Eastern Europe swelters in summer-like heat

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Parts of Eastern Europe are enjoying an early taste of summer with daytime temperatures more than 15 degrees Celsius above average. Read more.


Apr

30
2012

Floods in drought- gripped U.K.

Natalie     Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

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Torrential rains have battered much of England, leaving some parts flooded, but leaving little relief from its worst drought in decades. Read more.


Apr

30
2012

Flooding disperses invasive plant, fish species

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Last year’s hurricanes and flooding not only engulfed homes and carried away roads and bridges in hard-hit areas of the country, it dispersed aggressive invasive species as well. Read more.


Apr

30
2012

Drought worsens in Georgia: No rain in the forecast

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Lack of rainfall during the month of March over much of the Southeast has helped to intensify the drought in parts of Alabama and South Carolina, and much of Georgia and Florida. Read more.


Apr

29
2012

Evening Update: Flood alerts remain as rain and wind batters Norfolk

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Flood alerts remain in place for parts of Norfolk after a weekend of heavy rain and gusts of up to 50mph battered the county. Read more.


Apr

29
2012

Lightning strikes kill 17 people in Andhra Pradesh

Natalie     Fatalities, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

As many as 17 people died in different districts of Andhra Pradesh today after being struck by lightning. Read more.


Apr

29
2012

Rainstorm claims three in Tripura

Natalie     Fatalities, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     1

At least three people, including a boy, have been killed in rainstorms ravaging parts of Tripura since Saturday, an official said here Sunday. Read more.


Apr

28
2012

1 dead, 100 injured in St. Louis tent collapse during violent storm

Natalie     Fatalities, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

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A storm blasting through the city blew away a tent outside a downtown bar, leaving one man dead Saturday afternoon, NBC station KSDK reported. Read more.


Apr

27
2012

3 tornadoes reported in southeast Colorado

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

At least seven homes and a hog farm were destroyed after rare nighttime tornadoes reportedly ripped through sparsely populated counties on the southeastern Colorado plains. Read more.