Monthly archives: January 2013

Jan

31
2013

Mozambique floods: Death toll rises to 55

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Boston.com reports that...

The United Nations says the death toll from the flooding in Mozambique has risen by seven to at least 55 people. The U.N. said Thursday that heavy rains in northern and central Mozambique have displaced 19,000 more people, raising the total number of displaced by floods the past two weeks to nearly 170,000.

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Jan

31
2013

S.Africa still battling to contain winelands fires

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En.starafrica.com reports that...

A fire raged for a fifth day in South Africa’s winelands on Thursday, as firefighters battled a new blaze with military assistance. Around 9,000 hectares (22,500 acres), largely vegetation on the mountains, has burned since Sunday in the popular wine growing town of Franschoek.

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Jan

31
2013

At least 3 die in massive car pileups amid Michigan snow squalls

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Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

A massive chain-reaction crash on an interstate highway in Detroit on Thursday killed three people, including two children, and left at least 40 injured, local authorities said. That was the first of three major pileups reported on icy Michigan roads Thursday amid blinding snow squalls.

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Jan

31
2013

Destructive storms reach East Coast as dangerous chills hit Northern Plains

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Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

High winds and heavy rains brought more misery to the Eastern Seaboard Thursday, a day after a squall line thundered across the South and produced widespread flooding, tornadoes and violent storms that leveled homes and killed at least two people. The National Weather Service issued watches and warnings predicting damaging winds, flooding and perhaps even more tornadoes as the storm system pushed toward the Atlantic.

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Jan

30
2013

‘€˜Flash drought’ started huge percent of U.S. problem

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Cattlenetwork.com reports that...

During the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, approximately 80 percent of the U.S. was in a moderate to extreme drought, and during 2012, at the drought peak, about 65 percent of the U.S. was in moderate to extreme drought, according to Brian Fuchs, climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska. Drought to some degree was in at least isolated spots of every state in 2012 for the first time in history, he said during an educational presentation during the opening day of Ag Connect, the agricultural machinery show.   “We are going to be talking about drought for much of 2013 as little relief is being projected,” Fuchs said. “A lot of areas are going to go into this spring planting season with a deficit. We are seeing it already with winter wheat, and it is going to continue unless we see changes.”

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Jan

30
2013

Tornado rips through Georgia city as storms wreak havoc in the South

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Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

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Severe thunderstorms continued to threaten Wednesday night along a multi-state line stretching from the Southeast to as far north as the nation’s capital, according to The Weather Channel. The National Weather Service issued tornado watches across large swaths of Georgia, as well as parts of Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Carolinas and northwest Florida, through Wednesday night. The Weather Channel warned of thunderstorms with spotty, damaging gusts and low chance of tornado in northeastern Florida and on the east side of the Florida panhandle.

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Jan

30
2013

Fighting a wildfire in South Africa

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Photoblog.nbcnews.com reports that...

Morelug farm is water-bombed by helicopter on Jan. 29, in Paarl, South Africa. Scores of firefighters are fighting a runaway veld fire that swept through the entire Boland region in the Western Cape, according to SABC News. Veld fires are fires that occur in the open countryside away from urban areas. Veld comes from the Afrikaans word for field.

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Jan

30
2013

Cyclone Felleng moves towards Madagascar

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Tomasz Schafernaker takes a look at the Tropical Cyclone bringing heavy rain to parts of Madagascar.

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Jan

30
2013

Australian floods

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Washingtonpost.com reports that...

Rescuers use helicopters to pluck stranded people from rooftops in northeast Australia after torrential rains flood thousands out of their homes.

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Jan

30
2013

Soybeans hit 6-week high on possible Argentina drought

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Cattlenetwork.com reports that...

U.S. soybean futures climbed to a six-week high on Wednesday with prices underpinned by fears of a drought in major exporter Argentina and new sales to top buyer China. Corn futures also rose on concerns about crop losses in Argentina, while unfavorable dryness in the U.S. Plains boosted wheat futures.

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