Monthly archives: January 2009

Jan

28
2009

Rains, flooding destroy rice farms in Bicol

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-01.26.09- PILI, Camarines Sur- Rains in the past three weeks brought about by the prevailing easterly winds have damaged over P80.5 million worth of rice fields in the Bicol region. Read more


Jan

28
2009

Britain set for record soaking

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-01.26.09- BRITAIN is on course for one of the wettest winters on record after yet more downpours. Read more


Jan

28
2009

2 people feared killed by North Cotabato floods

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-01.27.09- Two people were feared dead in flash floods in Barangay Poblacion, President Roxas, North Cotabato in Southern Philippines Monday evening. Some 20 families living near the Kabacan river abandoned their houses when water level rose on Monday. Undetermined hectares of rice fields were also submerged Read more


Jan

28
2009

West Texas wildfire destroys 6 homes

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-01.24.09- Fire crews gained the upper hand Friday on a West Texas wildfire that destroyed six homes and forced the evacuation of part of rural Jones County. Officials originally thought the fire was as large as 5,800 acres. But after a helicopter flyover Friday, officials reduced that estimate to about 2,600 acres, Texas Forest Service spokesman Nick Harrison said. Read more


Jan

28
2009

Heavy rain floods Mt Isa homes (Australia)

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-01.24.09- Authorities in Mount Isa are assessing the damage after heavy rainfall overnight left the north-west Queensland town flooded. Hundreds of millimetres of rain fell in a couple of hours overnight. Read more


Jan

28
2009

State: Drought Hitting Historic Lows

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-01.25.09- Northern California’s drought enters its third year, it is apparent the dry conditions are now rivaling some of the all-time extreme cases in state history. “Our reservoirs on February 1st are probably going to be lower than they were in 1977. That was the driest year on record in California,” said state Chief Meteorologist Elissa Lynn. Read more


Jan

28
2009

France/Spain assess storm damage

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-01.25.09- Authorities in south-western France and northern Spain have begun clearing up after hurricane force winds battered the region, killing 15 people. European countries sent electricians to France to help restore power to more than a million homes after the fiercest storm in a decade left four people dead. In Spain, troops helped emergency services fight a forest fire in La Nucia, north of Benidorm in Alicante province, which was started when a tree felled an electricity pylon. Read more


Jan

28
2009

Bad weather batters Basque Country

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-01.27.09- Large parts of Spain’s Basque Country are on high alert after heavy rain flooded several residential areas of Bilbao. It’s feared the River Nervion and several others could burst their banks. The region of Aragon is also on high alert after heavy snow covered several villages. Extreme weather has killed 11 people over the past five day – four of them children. Read more


Jan

26
2009

Drought hits Uruguay’s cattle

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-01.14.09- Cattle struggle to survive in parched Uruguayan pasture regions a day after the government declared emergency measures for farmers due to a serious drought. Read more


Jan

26
2009

Floods swamp parts of Brazil

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-01.23.09- Rescue teams rush in to save trapped flood victims as heavy rains and severe flooding continue to plague Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Read more