Posts in category: Severe Events

May

01
2016

Uttarakhand forest fire spreads, 6 districts worst-hit – Times of India

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Read more at gulfnews.com


Apr

21
2016

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

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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


Apr

21
2016

India drought: ’330 million people affected’ – BBC News

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Bbc.com reports that...

At least 330 million people are affected by drought in India, the government has told the Supreme Court

Read more at www.bbc.com


Apr

09
2016

Pakistan: Rains, floods kill over 200 in northern Pakistan – The Muslim NewsThe Muslim News

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Muslimnews.co.uk reports that...

KARACHI, AA: Rescue workers in northwestern Pakistan dug through debris and mud on Tuesday in hopes of finding survivors after a landslide buried at least 30 people alive on Monday as the death toll from days of torrential rains and flashfloods passed the 200-mark, local officials have said.

Read more at muslimnews.co.uk


Apr

09
2016

Maharashtra drought: Latur to get water by train in 15 days

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Tribuneindia.com reports that...

Water will be brought to Latur district by trains in the next 15 days while prohibitory orders were clamped near water supply spots in Parbhani town to prevent any violence as authorities grapple with drought in the worst-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

Read more at www.tribuneindia.com


Apr

09
2016

Doctors put off surgeries in drought-hit Marathwada 

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ATUR: The Severe Drought In MarathwadaBSE -5.00 % Has Led To Farmers Killing Themselves, The Whole Rural Economy To A Collapse And Now Is Leading To A Public Health Crisis That Threatens The Heath Of Over 5 Lakh People In Latur One Of The Worst Drought Affected Districts In The State. Read More At: Http reports that...

LATUR: The severe drought in MarathwadaBSE -5.00 % has led to farmers killing themselves, the whole rural economy to a collapse and now is leading to a public health crisis that threatens the heath [sic] of over 5 lakh (500,000) people in Latur one of the worst drought affected [sic] districts in the state.

Read more at ATUR: The severe drought in MarathwadaBSE -5.00 % has led to farmers killing themselves, the whole rural economy to a collapse and now is leading to a public health crisis that threatens the heath of over 5 lakh people in Latur one of the worst drought affected districts in the state. Read more at: http