Posts in category: Severe Events

Jul

02
2015

Record breaking heat across the globe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natalie     Data, Fatalities, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events, yellow     0

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.

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Jun

12
2015

Evacuations to escape Japan floods

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Bbc.com reports that...

Japanese officials urge 380,000 people to evacuate after torrential rain triggered landslides and severe flash flooding in southwest Japan.

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Jun

10
2015

Red River Flooding In Louisiana: Homes Submerged In Shreveport; Roads Underwater In Natchitoches Parish

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

Weather.com reports that...

Weeks of heavy rainfall has waned across the Southern Plains, but there’s only one place for those billions of gallons of water to go: downstream. On its way to the Mississippi River, the Red flows past Shreveport, and the runoff from the Texas and Oklahoma floods have all funneled into one big stream, causing big problems for the city’s residents.

 

Read more at www.weather.com


Jun

09
2015

China battered by heavy rain

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

Bbc.com reports that...

BBC Weather’s Philip Avery talks to BBC World about the torrential rain that has ravaged central and southwest China.

Read more at www.bbc.com