Posts in category: Severe Events

Jul

26
2015

On four continents, historic droughts wreak havoc

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Usatoday.com reports that...

California isn’t the only place experiencing record-breaking, intense drought — countries around the world such as Brazil, North Korea and South Africa are seeing lower-than-average precipitation.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Jul

05
2015

News – PHOTOS: 6 gripping shots of Pakistan’s deadly heatwave

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Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

An ongoing heatwave in Pakistan has claimed more than 1,100 lives, marking the country’s deadliest heat wave in history.

Read more at www.theweathernetwork.com


Jul

03
2015

Ramadan and Power Outages Blamed for Mass Deaths During Pakistan Heatwave

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News.vice.com reports that...

A deadly combination of factors, including poor urban planning, a crippled energy infrastructure, climate change, Ramadan, and freak weather conditions, has led to the unprecedented deaths of more than a thousand people in a Pakistani heat wave.

Read more at news.vice.com


Jul

02
2015

Record breaking heat across the globe

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Bbc.com reports that...

Unprecedented June heat has scorched parts of four continents over the past week, with temperature records broken in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Pakistan’s June heat wave has already claimed over 1000 lives, whilst record breaking temperatures have sparked huge wildfires that have ravaged homes in Washington State. Further south, parts of Colombia have sizzled in temperatures of up to 42C. Meanwhile, in Europe, temperatures have reached record highs in Spain and the UK.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jul

01
2015

Alaska’s Seal Hunt Lasted Only a Few Days Because It’s So Hot

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News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

The hunt for bearded seal was abnormally short because of melted ice. Native Alaskans worry about losing their traditional foods and culture.

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Jun

24
2015

Pakistan heatwave to ease as India prepares for floods

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Bbc.com reports that...

The extreme heat in Pakistan has now claimed over 800 lives, with many hospitals struggling to cope with the influx of people affected by the temperature. Meanwhile, heavy rain is expected to affect India over the coming days, which could potentially cause flooding.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jun

22
2015

Pakistan heat wave claims at least 140 lives

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Cnn.com reports that...

A record-breaking heat wave baked Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, over the weekend, killing as many as 140 people.

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Jun

17
2015

North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years

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Reuters.com reports that...

North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.

Read more at www.reuters.com


Jun

16
2015

New record high temperature for Midlands set Tuesday

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Wistv.com reports that...

The heat wave sweeping across the Midlands created a new record high on Tuesday.

Temperatures reached 101 degrees just before 6 p.m. breaking a record set back in 1920. The record was tied at 3 p.m when  the recorded temperature at Columbia Metropolitan Airport reached 100 degrees.

Read more at www.wistv.com


Jun

14
2015

Flooding kills 5, sets zoo animals free in Tbilisi

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Cnn.com reports that...

Flooding left five people dead and several others missing Sunday in the Georgia capital of Tbilisi, according to a news agency funded by the European Union and the United Nations.

Read more at www.cnn.com