Posts in category: Severe Events

Oct

01
2014

Forest areas reopen after huge California fire

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

Capitalpress.com reports that...

The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of a massive wildfire in Sierra Nevada foothills.

Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree says the Rubicon Trail, Wrights Lake and Desolation Wilderness are among the recreation areas that opened Tuesday. She plans to open more of the Eldorado National Forest soon.


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Oct

01
2014

Floods hit towns in south of France

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

Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Storms in the south of France have caused severe flooding. The city of Montpellier was left under water when nearly half a year’s worth of rain fell on Monday. 

The storm caused the River Lez to burst its banks and flood the city centre.

On Tuesday, France declared a state of natural disaster in around 60 towns in the south of the country.

Most of the rain fell in just a few hours.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Sep

28
2014

88 Killed, Over 10 Lakh Displaced in Flood-Hit Assam And Meghalaya

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

Ndtv.com reports that...

At least 88 people have been killed and over 10 lakh displaced in flood-hit Assam and Meghalaya.

After combating the floods for more than a week in the two states, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has now shifted its operations from rescue to relief.

Read more at www.ndtv.com


Sep

26
2014

Floods: Assam-Meghalaya toll reaches 78; Gogoi makes aerial survey

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Indianexpress.com reports that...

…With the recovery of one more body late Thursday evening, the death toll due in the current wave of floods in Assam rose to 37. In neighbouring Meghalaya, at least 41 persons have lost their lives till Friday. Official sources said over eight lakh population have been affected in the current wave of floods in Assam. While about 1.6 lakh people have been put up in 59 relief camps and 122 shelter places, over one lakh people have taken shelter on highways and other elevated places.

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Sep

24
2014

Drought Worsens China’s Long-Term Water Crisis

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin’s ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.

The ruddy-faced woman said that even before the rains stopped, the groundwater in her region had been sinking, from 20 meters (about 70 feet) below the surface just a few years ago to as much as 80 meters (260 feet) this past summer. While she can still eat and sell the corn, lettuce and other vegetables on her farm, the yield has shrunk.

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Sep

23
2014

Heavy rainfall triggers water logging in Rajshahi

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Dhakatribune.com reports that...

Most low-lying parts of Rajshahi city, including some important offices and Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital, experienced heavy water logging with three days of non-stop rains until yesterday.

The frontal part of the hospital was covered by knee-deep water, resulting in the untold sufferings of patients and attendants.

Read more at www.dhakatribune.com


Sep

22
2014

Hurricane Odile Slams Cabo San Lucas in Mexico’s Baja California – NBC News

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

Hurricane Odile made landfall as the strongest storm on record to hit Mexico’s southern Baja California peninsula late Sunday. Residents and vacationers took cover in shelters and hotel conference rooms as the powerful Category 3 hurricane struck near the resort city of Cabo San Lucas with wind speeds of 125 mph at roughly 9:45 p.m. local time 12:45 a.m. ET on Monday. By early Monday,

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Sep

20
2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi Kills 8 in China

Natalie     Damage over $1M, Data, Fatalities, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Ndtv.com reports that...

The death toll in the heavy rains triggered by typhoon Kalmaegi rose to 8 today, even as nearly 400 students were rescued from an inundated school in China’s southwestern Yunnan province.

Heavy rains caused by the typhoon, which is the 15th typhoon to hit China this year, since Wednesday have flooded 53 counties and cities in Yunnan, leaving 390,000 people affected and resulting in an economic loss of US$55.86 million.

Read more at www.ndtv.com


Sep

18
2014

King Fire climbs to 70,944 acres; Eldorado Nat’l Forest off-limits

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News10.net reports that...

The King Fire in El Dorado County burned 70,944 acres as of Thursday morning, according to the national Incident Information System website...

As of 12:30 p.m., the fire is 5 percent contained with 3,695 personnel battling the fire.

The fire is being fueled by trees and brush on steep terrain in the South Fork of the American River Canyon and Silver Creek Canyon, north of Pollock Pines.

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Sep

12
2014

Fungus stoked by warming threatens organic coffee: Commodities

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Azernews.az reports that...

Teodomiro Melendres Ojeda, an organic coffee grower in Cajamarca, Peru, stands at a crossroads. Neither path is attractive.

Leaf-rust fungus, known as roya in Spanish, has devastated about a third of his crop. Melendres, 48, can use chemicals to kill it, though he risks forfeiting his organic certification and the 10 percent price premium it brings. Or he can preserve the certification and watch his plants die.

“We coffee producers are living between a rock and a hard place,” Melendres said.

Global warming has been a friend to the fungus, enabling it to thrive in elevations that used to be inhospitable. The worst worldwide outbreak in 30 years has meant diminished yields, lower income and laid-off workers from Peru to Mexico. Organic growers face additional loss as they look for ways to save their livelihoods while at the same time avoiding chemical solutions.

Read more at www.azernews.az