Weather events

Sep

01
2014

Worst Drought in 30 Years Causes Nearly 50,000 Fires in Bolivia | World News |Axisoflogic.com

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Axisoflogic.com reports that...

The worst drought in the last 30 years has ignited more than 47,000 fires in Bolivia over the last few months, creating health problems among the population and affecting the nation’s air traffic, the Andean country’s forest service chief said.

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Sep

01
2014

Drought bites deeper across eastern Australia – Agriculture – General – News – Farm Weekly

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Farmweekly.com.au reports that...

A LARGE swathe of eastern Australia, including coastal regions from Coffs Harbour to Bundaberg, is in the midst of its driest year since the Federation Drought more than a century ago, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Sep

01
2014

Rice already taking hits from drought as El Nino looms over Colombia – Colombia News | Colombia Reports

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Colombiareports.co reports that...

National Rice Growers Federation FEDEARROZ claims to have already lost some 42,000 acres of farmland due to drought, with more dry months expected as the El Niño weather phenomenon approaches this fall.

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Sep

01
2014

B.C. wildfires could set 30-year record for area burned – British Columbia – CBC News

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Cbc.ca reports that...

Fire crews make their way to the Chelaslie River fire in B.C.’s northwest, the largest fire burning in B.C. this season at 129,000 hectares Twiter

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Aug

25
2014

Winnipeg thunderstorm floods mall, underpasses, streets – Manitoba – CBC News

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Cbc.ca reports that...

A torrential downpour flooded Polo Park mall in Winnipeg Thursday evening, as well as a number of underpasses and roads. 

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Aug

25
2014

Monsoon floods hit north India, 1,500 villages under water | World | News | Toro

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Torontosun.com reports that...

Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Himalayas have inundated nearly 1,500 villages in northern India, killing at least 28 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said on Sunday.

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Aug

25
2014

Flooding in Bangladesh Leaves Nearly Half a Million People Homeless – WSJ

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Online.wsj.com reports that...

DHAKA, Bangladesh—Floodwaters pouring through villages in northern Bangladesh have left nearly half a million people homeless, washed away roads and damaged crops.

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Aug

25
2014

South Korea Floods, Landslides Leave at Least One Person Dead

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Heavy rain lashed the southeast of South Korea, flooding a school in Busan and triggering landslides that demolished a senior citizens’ center. At least one person died when a bus was washed away, Yonhap News said.

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Aug

25
2014

Flood situation still grim, B’putra, tributaries swelling

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com reports that...

Flood situation in the state continued to remain grim with water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries swelling, inundating several villages on Sunday. The situation in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts has worsened.

According to reports, over 3.51 lakh people of 772 villages in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Jorhat have been hit by floods. In Dibrugarh, over 23,000 people of 35 villagers have been affected. About 3177.5 hectares of farm land has been submerged, while there was no road communication in several places of the district.

Dhemaji is the worst-affected district in the state with about 2.25 lakh people marooned in 566 villages. The Brahmaputra and its tributary Jiadhol were showing rising trends on Sundaymorning.

Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com


Aug

25
2014

Japan Landslides: Death Toll Rises to 54 in Hiroshima Prefecture

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Online.wsj.com reports that...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima, western Japan on Monday, where rescue efforts continue for those missing after torrential rain sent floods of water and mud through hillside neighborhoods killing at least 54 people.

His visit comes five days after a series of powerful landslides crushed dozens of homes in Hiroshima city, forcing more than 1,600 people to seek refuge in emergency shelters. Police said 28 people remain missing after the disaster, considered the largest and most deadly of its kind in recent years.

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