Posts in category: Severe Events

Feb

02
2016

South Africa suffers worst drought in decades | All media content | DW.COM | 02.02.2016

Jodde     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Dw.com reports that...

Farmers in South Africa have been hit by the worst drought in several decades. Crops have been destroyed and livelihoods are at risk.

Read more at www.dw.com


Jan

27
2016

Scores Die Across East Asia as Cold Snap Hits

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Breitbart.com reports that...

Taiwan: At least 85 people have died from the cold, primarily elderly residents whose heart trouble left them vulnerable to the sudden drop in temperature to 39 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest in 44 years. Six people died in the northern regions of Taipei and Taoyuan; 16 more died in the south in Kaohsiung, according to Focus Taiwan. The victims often lacked central heating.

Read more at www.breitbart.com


Jan

24
2016

Massive blizzard hits US east coast

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Bbc.com reports that...

The storm, which some US broadcasters are calling “Jonas”, has brought extreme snowfall and strong winds across the US east coast, including over Washington and New York.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jan

23
2016

Cold-stunned turtles flood state’s rescue centers

Natalie     Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Starnewsonline.com reports that...

This month alone, more than a thousand turtles in North Carolina have been hurt by cold-stun, an occasionally fatal condition brought on by a rapid drop in water temperature. Beasley said in more than 40 years of working with turtles she’s never seen a cold-stun spate this severe

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Jan

13
2016

South Africa: Poor Face Rising Food Prices As Drought Intensifies – allAfrica.com

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Allafrica.com reports that...

The South African media have been full of stories about the current drought that has gripped many parts of the northern and central regions of the country. The reporting has also been full of superlatives: this is the worst drought since 1992, for instance, or in other reports since 1984.

Read more at allafrica.com


Dec

30
2015

Freak storm pushes North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

Natalie     Data, Records, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Washingtonpost.com reports that...

A powerful winter cyclone — the same storm that lead to two tornado outbreaks in the United States and disastrous river flooding — has driven the North Pole to the freezing point this week, 50 degrees above average for this time of year.

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Dec

29
2015

Alps ski resorts at lower altitudes suffer from lack of snow leaving slopes bare

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Dailymail.co.uk reports that...

Holidaymakers who planned a snowy Christmas getaway in the Alps have been left disappointed at low-altitude ski resorts caught in one of the warmest Decembers on record.

Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk


Dec

24
2015

US storms: At least 11 dead in trail of destruction

Natalie     Fatalities, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

At least 11 people have been killed and scores more injured by a devastating storm which left a path of destruction across the US South on Christmas Eve.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Dec

18
2015

Nine killed as storm causes chaos in central Philippines | Reuters

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Uk.reuters.com reports that...

Nine people were killed and hundreds spent the night huddled on their roofs in the central Philippines as floods generated by a powerful typhoon inundated villages, disaster officials said on Wednesday.

Read more at uk.reuters.com


Dec

16
2015

Kangaroo invasion at drought-stricken Queensland farm – 9news.com.au

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9news.com.au reports that...

When Queensland grazier Donald Brown jumps in his ute in the morning to check his 45,000 acre property, he is greeted not by Brahman cattle, but by plague-like proportions of kangaroos. 

Read more at www.9news.com.au