Posts in category: Severe Events

Sep

21
2016

N. Korea flood aid is latest fallout from nuclear standoff – News – Stripes

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Stripes.com reports that...

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Monday that it’s unlikely to provide assistance to help the North recover from massive flood damage even if asked for help because of tensions over the communist country’s most recent nuclear test.

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Aug

31
2016

[Update] Wildfire burning near Idaho-Oregon border grows substantially | Idaho Statesman

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Idahostatesman.com reports that...

The Cherry Road Fire, burning about 16 miles west of Homedale grew from 3,500 acres Sunday afternoon to an estimated 50,000 acres Monday morning, according to a Bureau of Land Management press release.

Read more at www.idahostatesman.com


Aug

31
2016

Louisiana Flood of 2016 resulted from ’1,000-year’ rain in 2 days

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Nola.com reports that...

The Louisiana Flood of 2016 was triggered by a complicated, slow-moving low-pressure weather system that dumped as much as two feet of rain on parts of East Baton Rouge, Livingston and St. Helena parishes in 48 hours. The record two-day rainfall in those areas had a 0.1 percent chance of occurring in any year, the equivalent of a “1,000-year rain”, according to the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center, based at the Slidell office of the National Weather Service.

Read more at www.nola.com


Jul

25
2016

Landslide toll touches 6 as woman buried alive in Guwahati – Times of India

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com reports that...

Guwahati: Malati Das was busy doing household chores on Wednesday when a rain-triggered landslide came crashing down on her hillside residence in the city here, burying her alive. She was the sixth person to die in a landslide in the city in less than a month

Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com


Jun

13
2016

5 killed and 30 missing after landslide hits west Colombia road works

Jodde     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Colombiareports.com reports that...

At least five people were killed and another 15 were reported missing in the west of Colombia on Thursday after a landslide struck workers removing rubble from a previous landslide.

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May

17
2016

Search Continues for Missing in Indonesia Flash Flood

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Voanews.com reports that...

Indonesian officials say at least 17 people have been killed and 3 more remain missing following a flash flood near a popular tourist destination.

Read more at www.voanews.com


May

06
2016

‘Air tankers won’€™t stop Alberta fire’€™: Massive Canadian blaze spreads to 85,000 hectares

Natalie     Damage over $1B, Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Rt.com reports that...

Canadian fire officials battling wildfires in Alberta warned the only thing that could stop the blaze was a lot of rain. The latest damage estimates indicate that the Fort McMurray fire could cost insurance companies around C$9 billion ($7 billion).
On Thursday, the enormous fire that had already destroyed hundreds of homes and encircled a city and several communities was picked up by 70 kilometer-per-hour (44mph) winds and spread to 85,000 hectares.
The most severe part of the roaring front moved south of Fort McMurray, with no signs of stopping.

Read more at www.rt.com


May

01
2016

Uttarakhand forest fire spreads, 6 districts worst-hit – Times of India

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com reports that...

An Indian Air Force Mi-17 chopper on Sunday flew several sorties in Nainital district sprinkling water lifted from a lake to douse the raging forest fires that have destroyed vast swathes of forested land across Uttarakhand.

Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com


May

01
2016

Flooding Leaves 6 Dead, Including 4 Children in Palestine | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Jodde     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Nbcdfw.com reports that...

Rising flood waters brought on by heavy rains that inundated parts of East Texas Friday claimed the lives of six people in Palestine, including four children.

Read more at www.nbcdfw.com


May

01
2016

Melbourne weather: Wild storms lash city

Jodde     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Theage.com.au reports that...

More than 2000 Victorian homes are still without power after a huge storm cell thrashed Melbourne and surrounding areas in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Read more at www.theage.com.au