Posts in category: Severe Events

May

24
2015

Flooding Hits Oklahoma and Texas, With More Bad Weather on the Way

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

Flash floods forced more than 1,000 evacuations and numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas, as officials warned a historic deluge was still to come on Sunday.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


May

24
2015

Heavy rain in China kills 35, leaves 13 missing

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Thestar.com.my reports that...

Heavy rain which caused mudslides and flooding in southern and central China has left at least 35 people dead and another 13 missing, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Read more at www.thestar.com.my


May

19
2015

Colombia landslide kills at least 78

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Cnn.com reports that...

Heavy rains in northwest Colombia caused a landslide that killed at least 78 people as mud rushed into homes and bridges, officials said.

Read more at www.cnn.com


May

09
2015

New records highlight global warming’s continued rise 

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

Cnn.com reports that...

New climate change records have come along to remind us that Earth’s thermostat is steadily pushing upward.

More exactly, there are two global high temperature records and a smattering of climate change low points.

March 2015 was the warmest March since record-keeping began in 1880, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And the first quarter of 2015 was the warmest first quarter on record in those same 136 years.

Read more at www.cnn.com


May

07
2015

São Paulo Drought 2015: Photos Of Historic Water Crisis In Brazil Show City On The Brink Of Collapse

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

Ibtimes.com reports that...

Instead of rain, São Paulo has cracked earth and chaos as a devastating drought is making enemies out of neighbors in Brazil’s largest city, the site of a historic water shortage the likes of which hasn’t been seen in decades. Many residents have gone to drastic measures to hoard the precious commodity in the face of tougher water use restrictions, pinched faucets and declining reservoirs. Local authorities fearing anarchy in the city of 11 million are considering bringing in the military to control what’s quickly spiraling into a war over resources.

Read more at www.ibtimes.com


Apr

29
2015

Wildfire threatens Chernobyl nuclear power plant

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Mashable.com reports that...

Wildfires raged out of control Tuesday mere miles from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, threatening to release dangerous amounts of radiation over northern Ukraine.

Read more at mashable.com


Apr

11
2015

Warming Pacific Makes for Increasingly Weird Ocean Life

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

News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

A “blob” of warm water that’s partly to blame for dead birds and stranded sea lions in the Pacific may share a cause with Boston’s snows and California’s drought.

Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com


Apr

02
2015

Typhoon Maysak: Dramatic photos taken from space show category-five storm moving towards Philippines

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Abc.net.au reports that...

Micronesia Red Cross says the typhoon has killed at least nine people — all in the Federated States of Micronesia FSM — as it has swept across the north-west Pacific.

Read more at www.abc.net.au


Apr

02
2015

Antarctic temperatures reach an all time high of 17.5°C

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Dailymail.co.uk reports that...

Antarctica has experienced its highest temperature on record, according to meteorologists.

Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk


Apr

01
2015

Antarctica hits 63 degrees, believed to be a record

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

Cnn.com reports that...

A high temperature of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit might sound like a pleasant day in early spring unless you’re in Antarctica.

Read more at www.cnn.com