Posts in category: Severe Events

Jan

12
2018

Deadly rains in Southern California send rivers of mud into homes, trigger fire, flooding

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Https reports that...

MONTECITO, Calif. — Chaos swept across
California’s Santa Barbara County on Tuesday after a powerful overnight
storm hammered the region with heavy rains, leading to the deaths of at
least 13 people — and a dramatic rescue of a girl pinned by debris,
authorities said.

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Jan

10
2018

Deadly rains in Southern California send rivers of mud into homes, trigger fire, flooding

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Https reports that...

MONTECITO, Calif. — Chaos swept across California’s Santa Barbara County
on Tuesday after a powerful overnight storm hammered the region with
heavy rains, leading to the deaths of at least 13 people — and a
dramatic rescue of a girl pinned by debris, authorities said.

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Jan

10
2018

Cyclone Ava kills at least 29 in Madagascar | Madagascar News | Al Jazeera

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Aljazeera.com reports that...

The cyclone hit the island nation during the weekend, leading to flooding, which affected at least 80,000 people.

Read more at www.aljazeera.com


Aug

10
2017

Crews from 34 states arrive to help with destructive Montana fires – CBS News

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Cbsnews.com reports that...

Wildland Firefighters battle the Bridge Coulee Fire, part of the Lodgepole Complex, east of the Musselshell River, north of Mosby, Mont., on July 21, 2017.

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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

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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Apr

30
2017

Historic flooding event underway in Mississippi Valley

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Https reports that...

By Saturday morning, up to 4 inches of rain had fallen over parts of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Illinois, with more than 6 inches between Evansville, IN, and Louisville, KY between Friday and Saturday.

By Sunday morning, as much as 11 inches of rain had fallen on parts of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, with amounts up to 8 inches recorded from Oklahoma to Indiana.

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Apr

04
2017

Kenya’s tourism industry and conservation efforts are being threatened by drought-induced violence

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Https reports that...

On the night of Mar. 29, suspected herdsmen burned an exclusive safari lodge owned by prominent Italian-born, Kenyan author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann. The attack left the luxurious Mukutan Retreat lodge in northern Kenya in ruins, with the armed men burning down cottages, and shooting at Gallmann’s daughter Sveva as she was trying to get to her nine-month old baby.

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