Posts in category: Severe Events

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.

Read more at colombiareports.com


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

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

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


May

01
2016

Drought Affects Energy Across Latin America, Not Just Venezuela | News | teleSUR English

Jodde     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Telesurtv.net reports that...

Earlier this month, the Colombian government prepared to ration electricity and was on the verge of scheduled blackouts after a campaign for voluntarily reducing consumption failed.

Read more at www.telesurtv.net


Apr

21
2016

Floods in Saudi Arabia, Yemen claim 34 lives | GulfNews.com

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Gulfnews.com reports that...

Riyadh: Eighteen people have been killed during heavy rains and floods over the past week in Saudi Arabia, the civil defence agency said on Thursday.

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Apr

21
2016

Chile floods: 4 million people without water as world’s largest copper mine suspends operations – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Abc.net.au reports that...

Heavy rains battering central Chile have now left an estimated 4 million people without drinking water, as landslides wreaked havoc and rivers breached their banks, leaving at least one person dead and closing the world’s largest underground copper mine.

Read more at www.abc.net.au