Posts in category: red

Feb

02
2016

Five snowmobilers killed in major avalanche near McBride, B.C.: RCMP – Brandon Sun

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Weather Events     0

Brandonsun.com reports that...

MCBRIDE, B.C. – Five snowmobilers died Friday in a major avalanche near the interior community of McBride, B.C., which came as “heartbreaking news” to the snowmobiling community and local officials.

Read more at www.brandonsun.com


Jan

27
2016

Scores Die Across East Asia as Cold Snap Hits

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

Breitbart.com reports that...

Taiwan: At least 85 people have died from the cold, primarily elderly residents whose heart trouble left them vulnerable to the sudden drop in temperature to 39 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest in 44 years. Six people died in the northern regions of Taipei and Taoyuan; 16 more died in the south in Kaohsiung, according to Focus Taiwan. The victims often lacked central heating.

Read more at www.breitbart.com


Dec

30
2015

Freak storm pushes North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

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

Washingtonpost.com reports that...

A powerful winter cyclone — the same storm that lead to two tornado outbreaks in the United States and disastrous river flooding — has driven the North Pole to the freezing point this week, 50 degrees above average for this time of year.

Read more at www.washingtonpost.com


Dec

24
2015

US storms: At least 11 dead in trail of destruction

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

Bbc.com reports that...

At least 11 people have been killed and scores more injured by a devastating storm which left a path of destruction across the US South on Christmas Eve.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Dec

18
2015

Nine killed as storm causes chaos in central Philippines | Reuters

Jodde     red, Severe Events     0

Uk.reuters.com reports that...

Nine people were killed and hundreds spent the night huddled on their roofs in the central Philippines as floods generated by a powerful typhoon inundated villages, disaster officials said on Wednesday.

Read more at uk.reuters.com


Dec

16
2015

Droughts, failed harvests tied to El Nino devastate Africa – The Globe and Mail

Jodde     red, Weather Events     0

Theglobeandmail.com reports that...

From devastating food shortages in Ethiopia to soaring prices in South Africa, a new climate disaster is wreaking havoc across much of Africa, lending urgency to the climate accord that was reached by world leaders in Paris on the weekend.

Read more at www.theglobeandmail.com


Dec

08
2015

Chennai floods: Relief effort underway – CNN.com

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Cnn.com reports that...

Since October, flooding killed at least 272 people in the region, according to the National Disaster Response Force. About 28,000 people had to be rescued. The flooding knocked out government services, left people stranded and made small boats a commonplace sight in city streets.

Read more at www.cnn.com


Nov

30
2015

Wildfire in Australia kills 2, destroys 16 homes | World | News | Toronto Sun

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Torontosun.com reports that...

ADELAIDE, Australia Out-of-control wildfires have caused at least two deaths, 13 injuries and have destroyed at least 16 homes near the southern Australian city of Adelaide, officials said on Thursday.

Read more at www.torontosun.com


Nov

18
2015

Severe flooding in Tamil Nadu kills 71

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

Straitstimes.com reports that...

India has deployed the army and air force to rescue flood-hit residents in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where at least 71 people have died in around a week of torrential rains.

Media reports said military helicopters were being used to drop food and drinking water to the worst-hit areas, while schools and businesses in state capital Chennai had been forced to close.

Caused by a depression formed in the Bay of Bengal, the heavy rains have also affected the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, as well as neighbouring Sri Lanka.

Read more at www.straitstimes.com


Nov

02
2015

Terrifying ice flood sweeps through Saudi Arabia with hail the size of golf balls – Mirror Online

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Mirror.co.uk reports that...

Terrifying footage has captured the moment hailstones the size of golf balls rained down on Saudi Arabia, causing deadly ice

Read more at www.mirror.co.uk