Weather events

Aug

09
2014

#Sweden battles to control huge wildfire

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Mwcnews.net reports that...

Fire services backed by helicopters and special planes are fighting a huge forest fire raging for a ninth day in central Sweden, the worst seen in Scandinavia in decades.Officials said on Friday that the blazes were not yet under control but had not spread overnight.A day earlier, more than three million litres of water were dumped from the air in addition to ground efforts to control the fire.

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Aug

08
2014

Hurricanes and Typhoons churn the Pacific

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Bbc.com reports that...

Hawaii braced for a second major storm in three days while a typhoon nears Japan. A hurricane warning was issued for Hawaii for the first time in 22 years. Sarah Keith-Lucas reports for BBC Weather.

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Aug

04
2014

Driven by Climate Change, Algae Blooms Behind Ohio Water Scare Are New Normal

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News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

The toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that provoked last weekend’s tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio—where nearly half a million people were told not to use water for drinking, cooking, or bathing—is a preview of similar problems to come around the world, scientists say, thanks in part to climate change

Northwest Ohio’s water ban was lifted Monday morning, but experts say harmful algal blooms that can turn tap water toxic and kill wildlife are becoming more common in coastal oceans and in freshwater across the United States and around the globe.

Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com


Aug

02
2014

Massive Landslide Kills Eight in Nepal

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English.farsnews.com reports that...

The landslide, caused by continual rain in the last two days, that hit Mankha VDC in Sindupalchowk district in Nepal’s eastern hilly region also blocked Sunkoshi River, Xinhua reported.

Terrified residents living around 20 kilometers of the incident site, including Barabishe, Lamosanghu, Khadichaur, Sukute and others, have been running to safer places, the report said.

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Jul

31
2014

Landslide Buries Indian Village; at Least 30 Dead

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 30 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.

Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide early Wednesday, but national rescue personnel could not reach the stricken area in Pune district of Maharashtra state for several hours because of bad communications, dangerous roads and debris.

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Jul

30
2014

Japan Heat Wave Kills 15, Thousands More Are Hospitalized

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Weather.com reports that...

Japan has been gripped by a serious heat wave that has claimed the lives of at least 15 people, Yahoo! News reports, and another 8,600 people or so have been sent to hospitals with heat-related illnesses.

Temperatures surpassed 95 degrees on Sunday, and on that one day alone, six people died from the heat, the report adds. More than half of those hospitalized were elderly patients – a frequent issue during Japan’s heat waves because about 25 percent of the country’s population is 65 or older, according to New York Magazine. Compare that to America, where 14 percent of the population is 65 or older, the magazine adds.

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Jul

30
2014

Floods in Eastern Europe kill 3, more than 500 people evacuated

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Globalnews.ca reports that...

Three people died and several hundreds were forced to evacuate as surging floodwaters submerged villages in Eastern Europe on Tuesday.

In Bulgaria, authorities said a 61-year-old woman died in the floods and another person was reported missing after torrential rains hit the region of Gabrovo in the central parts of the country.

Two people, including a 72-year-old man, also drowned in Romania as floods raged in different regions, said Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea. A passenger train derailed in the same area after a small bridge caved in due to flooding, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, the national railway said.

 

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Jul

28
2014

Fatal Strike a Rarity in “Lightning Proof” Southern California

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News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

The lightning strike on popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon that left one person dead and 13 injured came in the midst of a thunderstorm that was highly unusual for the region.

Such storms normally miss the Southern California coast, but an unusual high-pressure system pulled in a hot, moist mass of air from the Gulf of California, which led to the lightning.

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Jul

28
2014

Revere hit by tornado

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Bostonglobe.com reports that...

A rare tornado roared through this seaside city with terrifying force Monday, uprooting hundreds of trees, ripping roofs off houses, and spurring an intensive recovery effort that could last weeks.

Carrying winds as high as 120 miles per hour, the powerful storm cut a destructive path through Revere’s central business district. It damaged more than 100 homes and turned a quiet residential neighborhood into a scene of stunned confusion in just a few minutes.

The first tornado to hit Suffolk County in at least 60 years, the twister snapped large oak trees and sent large sections of metal guardrails flying through the air, but no serious injuries were reported, officials said.

Read more at www.bostonglobe.com


Jul

23
2014

Typhoon lands in southern China, downgrades to tropical storm

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Theglobeandmail.com reports that...

Typhoon Matmo churned ashore in southeastern China on Wednesday and was downgraded to a tropical storm, while the death toll from last week’s more powerful Typhoon Rammasun rose further.

After passing across Taiwan overnight Tuesday, Matmo made landfall in China’s heavily populated province of Fujian. The country’s weather agency said it had gusts of 108 kilometres an hour and was moving at 20 km/h.

Read more at www.theglobeandmail.com