Monthly archives: July 2011

Jul

31
2011

Heat wave threatens elderly in remote towns

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

With temperatures topping 100 degrees, the elderly farmers and retirees who Knight says like to gather and “swap lies” are nowhere to be seen. They’re also probably not at their doctor’s appointments, shopping at the store or at their club meetings. Many are afraid to go outside. Read more.


Jul

29
2011

Japan urges 180,000 to evacuate flood area

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Japan Friday issued evacuation advisories for more than 180,000 people in central Niigata region and tsunami-hit Fukushima, as heavy rains triggered floods which left five missing, reports said. Read more.


Jul

29
2011

Parched Texas welcomes tropical storm, wants more

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

As Tropical Storm Don crawled through the Gulf of Mexico, South Texas braced for long-awaited rain and what some saw as a practice run for storms to come. Read more.


Jul

28
2011

Mudslides spark S. Korea landmine fears; 67 dead

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

South Koreans were cautioned Thursday about landmines and explosives that had been unsettled after a series of deadly landslides in and around the capital Seoul swamped military sites, defense officials said. Read more.


Jul

28
2011

Record rains soak Midwest, prompting more flood fears

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Overnight storms dumped a record amount of rain on parts of the Midwest, including more than 10 inches falling on Dubuque, Iowa, prompting fears of more Mississippi River flooding. Read more.


Jul

28
2011

1.5 million bats in Texas city left hungrier by drought

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

There are 1.5 million bats living under a bridge in downtown Austin, and a historic Texas drought is making them hungrier than ever. Read more.


Jul

27
2011

South Korea hit by fatal landslides

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

At least 32 people have been killed in landslides in South Korea, as heavy rain deluged homes and caused chaos across northern areas of the country. Read more.


Jul

27
2011

Philippines reels after deadly storm Nock-ten

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

More than 20 people have been killed and tens of thousands have fled their homes after a tropical storm battered the Philippines for a third day. Read more.


Jul

27
2011

Deaths tied to heat: 64 people, thousands of cattle

Natalie     Fatalities, Records, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

In this summer of extreme heat, the death tolls from the last heat wave were being counted Wednesday. Heat might have caused or contributed to as many as 64 human deaths, the National Weather Service said, while ranchers in several states reported thousands of cattle were lost to heat and drought. Read more.


Jul

25
2011

Rains drench parts of Corn Belt, more to come this week

Natalie     Weather Events     0

Heavy rains drenched parts of the Midwest this past weekend and more rain should fall this week along with the mercury, easing stress on the pollinating corn crop, a forecaster said Monday. But hot temperatures and dry weather will persist in the southern tier of the Corn Belt, stressing the crop in states like Missouri. Read more.