Posts in category: red

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.

Read more at www.bbc.com


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.

Read more at www.spokesman.com


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.

Read more at weather.com


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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May

17
2017

Firefighters battling 8,000-acre wildfire on Highlands, Polk County line | WFLA.com

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Wfla.com reports that...

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. WFLA – State Wildland Firefighters are assisting Avon Park Air Force Bombing Range with an approximately 8,000-acre brush fire on the Highlands/Polk County line Wednesday night.

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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.

Read more at www.cbc.ca


Mar

25
2017

Lt. Governor declares Idaho, Lewis counties in state of emergency | Idaho County Free Press

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Idahocountyfreepress.com reports that...

“We have had an abnormal winter exceeding 25 year, 50 year and perhaps 100-year event projections. Our citizens and municipalities are burdened by Mother Nature, our infrastructure is being tested,” said Governor Brad Little, current acting governor. “We are grateful that no one has lost their life as a direct result of this flooding, but the economic and personal toll is enormous. The communities in these areas will be dealing with the destruction for the foreseeable future and we will work to provide resources and assistance wherever we can.”

Read more at www.idahocountyfreepress.com


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.

Read more at www.news24.com