Monthly archives: September 2012

Sep

30
2012

Jelawat bears down on Honshu

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

The tropical storm sweeps through Japan with strong winds and flooding rain. John Hammond has more.

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Sep

30
2012

Banning wildfire consumes 300 acres, homes threatened

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Swrnn.com reports that...

A handful of homes on the south side of Banning were threatened by a brush fire that blackened 300 acres and left one firefighter with a minor injury, firefighters said today.

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Sep

29
2012

Tornado hits fair in Spain, flood deaths reach 10

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Businessweek.com reports that...

A tornado swept through a fairground in a Spanish town, knocking down a Ferris wheel and injuring 35 people, while the death toll from flooding in the same southern region of the country rose to 10, authorities said Saturday.

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Sep

28
2012

Water shortages ahead across US as drought lingers

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Msnbc.msn.com reports that...

The worst drought in more than half a century baked more than two thirds of the continental United States this summer and its harsh effects continue to plague the parched cities and towns of the Great Plains. Ask the 94,000 people of San Angelo, Texas, who are running out of water. Fast. The city — once known as “the oasis” of dry west Texas — now says it only has enough water supplies to last one more year. On Oct. 16, it will enforce its highest level of emergency measures to save its water supply.

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Sep

28
2012

Assam: 19 dead, 30 lakh left homeless as flood water starts receding

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

Ndtv.com reports that...

The situation in Assam, where water from the third wave of flood inundated 16 districts of the state is receding, remains grim with 19 people dead and over 30 lakh affected. Lakhs of animals have also been swept away and farmlands inundated in the one of the most devastating floods in more than a decade. The death of animals has given rise to the fear of diseases being spread.

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Sep

28
2012

Nigeria: FG Re-opens Lokoja-Abuja Road, As Floods Submerge Lagos, More Towns

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Google.com reports that...

After about five days of closure due to the severe flooding along the Abuja-Lokoja highway, the Federal Government Thursday announced the reopening of the road that was shut since Monday. A statement in Abuja by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Works, Mr Tony Ikpasaja, said the flooded portion of the Lokoja area, which led to the closure of the road, had been recovered through the joint efforts of Gitto, Julius Berger and RCC, three construction companies.

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Sep

28
2012

Residents inundated by rainstorm in Malaga, Spain

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Photoblog.nbcnews.com reports that...

A man removes flood water from his house in Villanueva del Rosario, Spain, Sept. 28, 2012. Seven people were killed and hundreds evacuated after flash floods caused by torrential rain swept through the southern Spanish regions of Andalucia and Murcia, emergency services said.

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Sep

27
2012

Time-lapse photos capture drought in action

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Msnbc.msn.com reports that...

Duane Braesch’s cornfields are prime evidence of how unforgiving the elements have been for him and so many others across the Midwest this summer. To demonstrate the hardship, the 79-year-old Nebraska farmer let The Associated Press show the world what he’s weathered during the worst U.S. drought in decades.

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Sep

27
2012

Monsoon rains ease as retreat begins

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Weather.yahoo.com reports that...

India’s monsoon will end in a few days with a widespread drought avoided, latest weather data showed, as the crucial rains picked up from the end of August to help summer-sown crops and boost prospects for the major food producer’s winter grains harvest. The rains – crucial for more than half the country’s farmland – were 36 percent below average in the week to September 26, the weather office said on Thursday. Rains were 44 percent above average in the previous week after the heaviest downpours seen during the monsoon season.

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Sep

27
2012

Storms threaten the Western Pacific

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Japan, still reeling from the impacts of recent severe rainfall, braces for two powerful weather system, Typhoon Jelawat and Tropical Storm Ewiniar. John Hammond has more.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk