Posts in category: red

Aug

29
2015

Tropical Storm Erika: Dominica Death Toll Rises to 20

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

The prime minister of the Caribbean island of Dominica said Friday that at least 20 people have died in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika, and the “the extent of the devastation is monumental.”

In an address to the nation, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said some others are still missing. More than a foot of rain fell in less than 12 hours as the storm hit Wednesday. Torrents of water flowed through streets and swept away cars.

 

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Aug

24
2015

Death toll feared to rise after flood and landslides in Turkey’€™s northeastern province of Artvin

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Dailysabah.com reports that...

Artvin, a northeastern province on the border with Georgia, was rocked by floods and landslides on Monday evening. Eight people were confirmed dead in the disaster but authorities said there may be three more victims as a 5-year-old boy and two women still remain missing.

Read more at www.dailysabah.com


Aug

10
2015

Ex-Typhoon Soudelor deluges eastern China

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Bbc.com reports that...

More than a dozen people lost their lives as Soudelor slammed into the east coast of China triggering landslides and flash flooding. Over half a million were forced from their homes as the storm raged while over three million were left without power.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Aug

06
2015

Tokyo Heat Wave Enters Eighth Day, Doubling All-Time Record; 55 Confirmed Dead in Japan

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Weather.com reports that...

A heat wave that has already killed dozens and sickened thousands in Japan reached another torrid milestone Thursday as the nation’s capital, Tokyo, suffered an unprecedented eighth consecutive day of extreme heat.

Tokyo reached 36.7 degrees Celsius (98.1 degrees Fahrenheit) shortly before noon local time Friday, marking its eighth straight day of highs at or above Japan’s “extreme heat” threshold of 35 C (95 F). An analysis of Japan Meteorological Agency data, conducted by The Weather Channel, confirmed that the previous record was just four consecutive days sent on five different occasions between 1978 and 2013. Records began in central Tokyo in June 1875.

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Jul

26
2015

On four continents, historic droughts wreak havoc

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Usatoday.com reports that...

California isn’t the only place experiencing record-breaking, intense drought — countries around the world such as Brazil, North Korea and South Africa are seeing lower-than-average precipitation.

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Jul

07
2015

Pindi Monsoon shower claims 11 lives

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Pakistantoday.com.pk reports that...

The first rainfall of the monsoon season on Tuesday created chaos in the garrison city killing 11 people, flooding Leh Nullah and causing widespread damage to gas, electricity and water supply lines, according to sources.

Read more at www.pakistantoday.com.pk


Jul

05
2015

News – PHOTOS: 6 gripping shots of Pakistan’s deadly heatwave

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Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

An ongoing heatwave in Pakistan has claimed more than 1,100 lives, marking the country’s deadliest heat wave in history.

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Jul

03
2015

Ramadan and Power Outages Blamed for Mass Deaths During Pakistan Heatwave

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News.vice.com reports that...

A deadly combination of factors, including poor urban planning, a crippled energy infrastructure, climate change, Ramadan, and freak weather conditions, has led to the unprecedented deaths of more than a thousand people in a Pakistani heat wave.

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Jul

02
2015

Record breaking heat across the globe

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Bbc.com reports that...

Unprecedented June heat has scorched parts of four continents over the past week, with temperature records broken in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Pakistan’s June heat wave has already claimed over 1000 lives, whilst record breaking temperatures have sparked huge wildfires that have ravaged homes in Washington State. Further south, parts of Colombia have sizzled in temperatures of up to 42C. Meanwhile, in Europe, temperatures have reached record highs in Spain and the UK.

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Jul

01
2015

Tropical Cyclone Raquel forms making history

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M.themorningbulletin.com.au reports that...

TROPICAL Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on record issued for the Queensland zone.

Read more at m.themorningbulletin.com.au