Posts in category: Severe Events

May

29
2017

Moscow storm: 16 killed in Russian capital and region – BBC News

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Bbc.com reports that...

Sixteen people were killed when a severe thunderstorm hit Moscow and the region around the Russian capital on Monday, officials say.

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May

24
2017

Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot | The Spokesman-Review

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Spokesman.com reports that...

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. – A wildfire that started at an old log-storage site and prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination was 50 percent contained Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

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May

20
2017

May 15 through May 20, severe thunderstorms – including tornadoes – and flash flooding pelted parts of the Plains and Midwest.

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Weather.com reports that...

Additionally, hail up to 2.50 inches in diameter was reported in the city of Rush, Kentucky, Saturday afternoon.

Friday night into Saturday morning, flash flooding was reported in portions of Oklahoma and southern Missouri. In Reagan and Pontotoc, Oklahoma, homes were evacuated due to flooding, and in Krebs, Oklahoma, water reached the doorways of homes.

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May

19
2017

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

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Https reports that...

It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.

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Apr

30
2017

Historic flooding event underway in Mississippi Valley

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Https reports that...

By Saturday morning, up to 4 inches of rain had fallen over parts of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Illinois, with more than 6 inches between Evansville, IN, and Louisville, KY between Friday and Saturday.

By Sunday morning, as much as 11 inches of rain had fallen on parts of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, with amounts up to 8 inches recorded from Oklahoma to Indiana.

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Apr

04
2017

Kenya’s tourism industry and conservation efforts are being threatened by drought-induced violence

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Https reports that...

On the night of Mar. 29, suspected herdsmen burned an exclusive safari lodge owned by prominent Italian-born, Kenyan author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann. The attack left the luxurious Mukutan Retreat lodge in northern Kenya in ruins, with the armed men burning down cottages, and shooting at Gallmann’s daughter Sveva as she was trying to get to her nine-month old baby.

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Apr

04
2017

More than 200 killed in Colombia in flooding, swept away as they slept – World – CBC News

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Cbc.ca reports that...

Townspeople desperately searched their ruined homes and the local hospital for loved ones Sunday after a torrent of water, mud and debris swept through a city in southern Colombia, causing more than 200 deaths, many of them children, and leaving hundreds more missing and injured.

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Mar

25
2017

Peru declares state of emergency due to deadly floods | Euronews

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Euronews.com reports that...

Peru declares state of emergency due to deadly floods

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Mar

25
2017

WATCH: Swells, wind and fire – extreme weather batters Cape Town and Durban | News24

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News24.com reports that...

Tragedy struck in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement on Saturday when a fire broke out shortly after midnight during hot, dry and windy conditions. Residents fled with their belongings from the narrow alleys between the corrugated iron houses to the safety of nearby tar roads.

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Jan

18
2017

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

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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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