Posts in category: Severe Events

Jan

18
2017

‘Worst Rainfall in 30 Years’: Thailand Flooding Hits 700,000 People, Leaves 21 Dead

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Https reports that...

idespread flooding in Thailand’s south has killed 21 people, affected hundreds of thousands more, and hit the nation’s rubber industry hard.

Thailand’s wet season usually ends in late November and flooding is rare in January, officials told Reuters, but unseasonably heavy rain has hit 12 out of 67 provinces.

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Jan

18
2017

Chile city in state of emergency over wildfires

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Digitaljournal.com reports that...

Chile on Saturday declared a local state of emergency over wildfires plaguing the landmark tourist-draw city of Valparaiso.

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Dec

08
2016

Floods spread to 12 provinces | Bangkok Post: news

Jodde     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Bangkokpost.com reports that...

A locomotive was stuck Monday on a southern track between Phatthalung’s Khuan Khanun district and Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Cha-Uat, as parts of the track were submerged under floodwater, triggered by heavy rains in the South. Photos courtesy State Railway of Thailand

Read more at www.bangkokpost.com


Nov

18
2016

Flooding forces 20,000 to evacuate in the Dominican Republic

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Humanosphere.org reports that...

More than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes in the Dominican Republic by torrential rain and flooding, and meteorologists say another tropical storm is already on the horizon.

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Oct

31
2016

Madagascar drought: catastrophe looms as 850,000 go hungry, says UN

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Https reports that...

Nearly 850,000 people in drought-hit southern Madagascar are experiencing “alarming” levels of hunger, and more aid is needed to prevent a dire situation from becoming a “catastrophe”, UN agencies said on Thursday.

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Oct

31
2016

Hurricane Matthew Recap: Destruction From the Caribbean to the United States

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Https reports that...

Matthew formed from a tropical wave that pushed off the African coast in late September. That tropical wave was dubbed Invest 97L just southwest of the Cape Verde Islands on Sept. 25.

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Sep

30
2016

26 still missing, 15 others rescued in Lishui landslide – CCTV News – CCTV.com English

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

English.cctv.com reports that...

To the landslide in the eastern province of Zhejiang, where 15 people have been rescued, and 26 others are still unaccounted for.

Read more at english.cctv.com


Sep

29
2016

California wildfire becomes costliest fire to fight in U.S. history | CTV News

Jodde     Damage over $1M, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Ctvnews.ca reports that...

BIG SUR, Calif. – A wildfire burning for nearly two months on California’s scenic Big Sur coast has surpassed $200 million in firefighting costs, becoming the costliest to fight in U.S. history, according to date released Monday.

Read more at www.ctvnews.ca


Sep

29
2016

Wildfire Shuts Off Electricity Across Puerto Rico | News | teleSUR English

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Telesurtv.net reports that...

All of Puerto Rico has been without electricity since Wednesday afternoon after a wildfire shut down the country’s major electric plant in the south of the island, authorities said.

Read more at www.telesurtv.net


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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