Monthly archives: יוני 2008

יוני

08
2008

Dust storm causes �havoc�

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(6.7.08)The dust storm that swept the country in the past two days, put the security apparatus, fire brigade and medical emergency teams on alert. Sources say hospitals were filled with patients suffering from asthma, breathing difficulties and other allergy problems. According to sources, the medical emergency team referred about 20 cases to various hospitals and administered first aid to 10 patients on the spot. In addition, there were many traffic accidents in various parts of the country. Senior technician at the Medical Emergency Department Abdul-Aziz Bou Humaid said the medical emergency operations room was on alert to deal with any incoming emergency call. He noted that the department deployed 194 paramedics and technicians, in addition to 93 ambulances to deal with ailments caused by the dust storm, adding the operation room received 176 calls, some of which were about traffic accidents and others about asthma and allergy cases. קרא עוד


יוני

08
2008

Drought hits Okla Panhandle

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(6.4.08) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Officials in the Oklahoma Panhandle are asking the state to declare Cimmarron County a disaster area because of drought. While eastern Oklahoma has gotten record rainfall the Panhandle has been in a year-long drought that’s now called extreme. Ranchers are selling cattle because they have nothing to eat and farmers are watching their crops fail while hoping for rain. Assistant climatologist Derek Arndt at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey says this is the third-driest year on record for the Panhandle and the driest start to a year since 1966. A disaster declaration could mean tax breaks or loans and governor’s spokesman Paul Sund says the governor’s office will do whatever it can to help the region. קרא עוד


יוני

08
2008

Drought Fears Weigh Heavy on Valley Farmers

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(6.5.08) COLUSA COUNTY, CAAs a lifetime farmer, there’s not much Woody Yerxa hasn’t seen. But this year’s weather has been hard even for him to comprehend. “I’ve farmed for 35 שנים,” said Yerxa. “I’ve never ever seen a dry March, April and May like we had this year.With Wednesday’s official declaration of drought-like conditions in California, some farmers are being forced to confront what a prolonged water shortage could do to their cropsand their profits. קרא עוד


יוני

08
2008

Drought still haunts NE Colorado

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(6.5.08)STERLING � That frequent and unwelcome visitor � drought � was back in force in northeast Colorado during the month of May. The Sterling area received a scant one-sixth of average rainfall for the month. More precipitation will likely fall here in the current rains, יוני 4 ו 5, than fell in the entire previous month. May rains teased the Sterling area repeatedly, but seldom managed to reach the ground. Total precipitation for the entire month of May averaged just 0.45 of an inch for the Sterling area, compared to the 30-year average of 2.77 inches. Historically, May is the wettest month in this part of the High Plains. קרא עוד


יוני

08
2008

Heavy rains and some surprise twisters didn’t cause any injuries but left lots of debris for residents and travelers.

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(6.6.08) Residents of northern Minnesota are clearing away debris from tornadoes and flash flooding that rolled across the region Friday morning, damaging roads and homes but causing no injuries. The storm damage is likely to present detours for early summer weekend travelers in the Park Rapids area, where at least two tornadoes broke loose Friday morning, and in the far northeastern corner of the state, where heavy overnight rains led to flash flooding throughout Cook County and the city of Grand Marais. קרא עוד


יוני

08
2008

Tornadoes maul homes, flip vehicles

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(6.8.08)A series of tornadoes destroyed homes, toppled power lines and flipped vehicles Saturday as a small but powerful storm system moved through the region, cutting just south of Chicago before weakening and moving over Lake Michigan. The heaviest damage was in Will and southeastern Cook Counties, though more heavily populated areas were largely spared. There were no reports of serious injuries Saturday evening, but a handful of people were rescued from debris when their homes were leveled, according to the National Weather Service. קרא עוד


יוני

04
2008

Tornado, Other Storms Leave Extensive Damage Behind

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(6.1.08) INDIANAPOLIS — לפחות 18 people were injured late Friday night as a tornado tore a narrow path through part of Indianapoliseast side and straight-line winds did damage in several surrounding counties. Buildings were heavily damaged at the Falcon Point apartments on Marietta Drive, off 38th Street and Mitthoeffer Road, near the end of the 2.5-mile path the twister took. קרא עוד


יוני

04
2008

Arthur weakens to tropical depression

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(6.1.08) MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Tropical Storm Arthur weakened to a tropical depression Sunday after soaking the Yucatan Peninsula but still threatened to cause flooding and mudslides in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Tropical Storm Arthur formed a day before the official start of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, reported that the governments of Belize and Mexico have discontinued all warnings related to the storm. At about 11 a.m. ET, the center of the storm was inland about 125 miles (201 kilometers) south of Campeche, מקסיקו. It was moving west-southwest at about 8 mph (13 kph). Maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph (56 kph). קרא עוד