Posts in category: Severe Events

Nov

18
2014

All 50 states recorded freezing temperatures Tuesday

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Baltimoresun.com reports that...

Weather stations in all 50 states even Hawaii reported observations of freezing temperatures overnight as wintry cold spreads across North America.

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Nov

07
2014

Brazil drought: Sao Paulo sleepwalking into water crisis

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M.bbc.com reports that...

In Brazil’s biggest city, a record dry season and ever-increasing demand for water has led to a punishing drought.

Read more at m.bbc.com


Oct

26
2014

Torrential rains cause floods in Athens

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Worldbulletin.net reports that...

Torrential rains caused floods in Athens and the western suburbs of the capital on Friday.

Flooding was knee-deep in the streets, and the water penetrated houses and shops.

The fire department received more than 600 calls.

The worst flooding was in the western suburbs of Athens. In one of them, Peristeri, cars floated on the torrents and ended up in piles. In Ilion, 30 cars were completely submerged by the floods. Fifteen cars were trapped in the three-storey underground parking lot of a big super market chain.

Read more at www.worldbulletin.net


Oct

17
2014

SOMALIA: Aid agency says the country is on the brink of famine.

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Raxanreeb.com reports that...

Nairobi (RBC) Somalia is once again under the brink of another humanitarian catastrophe, says aid agency, World Vision International.

The organization raised the red flag today over a severe drought as well serious food and water shortages that are having life-threatening consequences on over 3.2 million people in the country.

“We are extremely concerned that the figures have increased by 20% over the last 6 months. Sadly 218,000 children are now severely malnourished,” said Francois Batalingaya, World Vision’s Country Director in Somalia. “The world must act now and let it not forget that it waited too long for the famine that killed thousands in 2010 to occur.”

Humanitarian agencies have for the last 10 months been calling for action over the drought situation where 2.9 million people were in need of help. However United Nations recently estimated the figures to 3.2 million. About 1.1 million of the affected people (mostly in South Central regions) are families that have been displaced families by the long drawn conflict in the country.

World Vision says that majority of farmers were not able to harvest any grain due to the failure of the rain seasons. Water sources and pasture have dried up too thus causing death of thousands of animals. Furthermore, the ongoing conflict has caused market disruptions and reduced access to seasonal agricultural employment.

Read more at www.raxanreeb.com


Oct

14
2014

Typhoon Vongfong Leaves Two Dead, Nearly 100 Injured in Japan

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Newsweek.com reports that...

A powerful storm that battered Japan with high winds and torrential rain, and killed two people, headed off out over the Pacific on Tuesday and was downgraded to a tropical depression.

Typhoon Vongfong, at one point the strongest storm to hit Japan this year, was on Tuesday afternoon off the coast of the Tohoku region devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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Oct

11
2014

Cyclone wind speeds revised up again to 180 km/hr gusting to 195 km/hr

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M.thehindubusinessline.com reports that...

The India Met Department has revised upwards for a second time expected wind speeds of very severe cyclone Hudhud at the time of landfall tomorrow.The Met now says that the system may pack peak wind speeds of 170 to 180 km/hr gusting to 195 km/hr when it crosses Visakhapatnam tomorrow morning.

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Oct

11
2014

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong Slams Okinawa, Mainland Japan Next

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M.accuweather.com reports that...

While Japan is recovering from formerTyphoon Phanfone, another typhoon is approaching the country.Typhoon Vongfong, meaning “the wasp” in Cantonese, is currently crossing the Rtykyu Islands, located to the south of Japan. The center of the typhoon passed across the island of Okinawa very late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, local time.This dangerous typhoon has already recorded a brutal history. Vongfong brought flooding rainfall and damaging wind to the northern Mariana Islands on last Sunday, local time. Wind gusts over 89 kph (55 mph) and rainfall over 75 millimeters (3 inches) were common.

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Oct

09
2014

Asia braces for storms

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Bbc.com reports that...

Typhoon Vongfong and Cyclone Hudhud are set to plough into Japan and India over the weekend. Sarah Keith Lucas reports.

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Oct

02
2014

Drought Drains Already Diminished Aral Sea

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Climatecentral.org reports that...

The Aral Sea has been dying a long, slow death. This summer, another nail was driven into its coffin.

Starting in the 1950s, when Soviet authorities began programs that diverted water from its tributaries, the inland lake in Central Asia — once the fourth largest in the world, bigger than Lake Huron — has been shrinking. This summer, the eastern lobe of the remnant lake completely dried up for the first time in modern history.

 

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Oct

01
2014

Forest areas reopen after huge California fire

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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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