Monthly archives: May 2017

May

29
2017

Moscow storm: 16 killed in Russian capital and region – BBC News

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Bbc.com reports that...

Sixteen people were killed when a severe thunderstorm hit Moscow and the region around the Russian capital on Monday, officials say.

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May

24
2017

Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot | The Spokesman-Review

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Spokesman.com reports that...

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. – A wildfire that started at an old log-storage site and prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination was 50 percent contained Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

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May

23
2017

Sri Lanka floods: Residents afraid as more rain forecast – BBC News

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Bbc.com reports that...

The flooding is believed to be the worst since May 2003 when a similarly powerful monsoon from the southwest destroyed 10,000 homes and killed 250 people.

Read more at www.bbc.com


May

21
2017

Gate Fire scorches 1,500 acres near Jamul | fox5sandiego.com

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Fox5sandiego.com reports that...

JAMUL, Calif. – The wildfire burning south of Jamul near state Route 94 has charred about 1,500 acres and was 30 percent contained as of Sunday morning, authorities said.

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May

20
2017

May 15 through May 20, severe thunderstorms – including tornadoes – and flash flooding pelted parts of the Plains and Midwest.

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Weather.com reports that...

Additionally, hail up to 2.50 inches in diameter was reported in the city of Rush, Kentucky, Saturday afternoon.

Friday night into Saturday morning, flash flooding was reported in portions of Oklahoma and southern Missouri. In Reagan and Pontotoc, Oklahoma, homes were evacuated due to flooding, and in Krebs, Oklahoma, water reached the doorways of homes.

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May

19
2017

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

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Https reports that...

It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.

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May

19
2017

Colorado towns hit with 3 feet of snow. Happy May.

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Https reports that...

A May snowstorm continued to pound the central and northern Rockies on Friday, a day after burying portions of Colorado under three feet of snow.

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May

17
2017

Firefighters battling 8,000-acre wildfire on Highlands, Polk County line | WFLA.com

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Wfla.com reports that...

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. WFLA – State Wildland Firefighters are assisting Avon Park Air Force Bombing Range with an approximately 8,000-acre brush fire on the Highlands/Polk County line Wednesday night.

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May

07
2017

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Intense heat in Pakistan has killed 3 people in Odisha.  The Angul district reached temperatures of 44.7ºC (111.2 ºF.)  Nine towns reported temperatures almost as high, at a minimum 40º (104ºF).  That’s hotter than the average temperature for the month of June!  In California, high temperatures are the least of their worries.  Not only has this winter brought more snow than ever before since record keeping, the rising heat is melting it at a record rate.  This is expected to make the Merced River in Yosemite National Park overflow its banks by about a foot.  There is also a great deal of danger to people who use the river for recreation, as the water will be faster and colder than usual.  Meanwhile in Cuba, a million people are suffering from some level of drought, and a lot of it is severe to exceptional.  Numerous reservoirs are only 36.5% filled or less.  Several are under 25% filled.  All told, 71% of the island is affected by poor rainfall.  Meanwhile, wildfires raged across California, scorching over 1550 acres (627 hectares).

In Triangle, North Carolina, serious flooding has shut down several roads and buildings and stranded a number of cars.  In New Jersey, a severe thunderstorm caused flooding and caused cars to drive off the road.  In much of the American Midwest, including Indiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri, serious flooding has killed at least two people and washed out several roads.  Some communities are completely cut off from their neighbours.  In parts of India, farmers faced complete devastation.  A thunderstorm damaged an estimated 500 tonnes of mangoes. Because damaged mangoes sell for only a fifth of the price of pristine mangoes, which would have been harvested in the coming weeks, the economic impact of this amounts to something close to $4,000,000.  At the beginning of April in Columbia, over 254 people were killed after horrific flooding.  They were largely swept away in their sleep.  An additional 200 sustained injuries, some serious, and hundreds of homes were destroyed.  500 people were forced to stay in emergency shelters as their homes were inaccessible.  What caused the tragedy was 130mm of rain in less than two days.


May

07
2017

Thunderstorm hits mango crop – TAMIL NADU – The Hindu

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Thehindu.com reports that...

The thunderstorm that lashed the district over the weekend may have come as a relief to most, but it has caused extensive damage to mango growers of Pochampalli.

Read more at www.thehindu.com