Monthly archives: August 2012

Aug

31
2012

Thousands evacuated from ‘horrific’ wildfire along Spain’s southern coast

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

Photoblog.nbcnews.com reports that...

A wildfire raging out of control along southern Spain’s Costa del Sol killed one man, injured several people and forced the evacuation of thousands on the edge of the upmarket tourist resort of Marbella, regional authorities said on Friday.

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Aug

31
2012

Wildfires ravage remote Montana Indian reservation

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Msnbc.msn.com reports that...

In an epic wildfire season that has destroyed hundreds of homes throughout the West, it’s been an especially brutal one for the Northern Cheyenne, 4,500 people on a reservation short on resources and struggling to recover as flames devoured much of their arid land.

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Aug

31
2012

Isaac’s heavy rain leaves ‘ongoing’ hazards for many states

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Usatoday.com reports that...

As the long, wet slog that was Hurricane Isaac slouched off into Arkansas, weary residents of Louisiana and Mississippi confronted the muddy, powerless — and dangerous — mess left behind.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Aug

30
2012

The wettest summer in 100 years

Natalie     Data, Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Summer 2012 looks set to be the wettest for a century across the UK.

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Aug

29
2012

Isaac drenches south Mississippi; thousands lose power

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Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

Isaac dumped relentless rain on southern Mississippi as it moved north from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, flooding low-lying homes and highways, washing away a pier and knocking out power to thousands of residents.

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Aug

29
2012

Arctic sea ice melts to record low

Natalie     Data, Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has shrunk to a record minimum amount and is still melting.

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Aug

29
2012

Bagley Fire Update – August 29, 2012, 8 a.m.

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Redbluffdailynews.com reports that...

The Bagley Fire, burning west of Big Bend, has reached 24 percent containment at 31,321 acres as of Wednesday morning.
The lightning-caused fire, which started at 10:07 a.m Saturday, Aug. 18, has 1,354 personnel assigned to it.

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Aug

28
2012

Typhoon pounds South Korea, smashes ships; 9 dead

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

Msnbc.msn.com reports that...

A powerful typhoon pounded South Korea with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday, killing nine and churning up rough seas that smashed two Chinese fishing ships into rocks and forced the coast guard to perform a daring rescue of survivors.

Read more at www.msnbc.msn.com


Aug

27
2012

Nigeria: Floods Leave Eight Dead, 100 Houses Destroyed in Katsina

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

Allafrica.com reports that...

Four persons have been confirmed dead and hundreds of houses destroyed in the devastating floods that swept through four local government areas of Katsina State.

Read more at allafrica.com


Aug

27
2012

6 dead in weekend flooding in Senegal

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

Huffingtonpost.com reports that...

Six people drowned or were killed by falling structures over the weekend, after a torrential rain lashed Senegal, causing houses to crumble and neighborhoods to flood under the rushing water.

Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com