Posts in category: Weather Events

May

01
2016

Uttarakhand forest fire spreads, 6 districts worst-hit – Times of India

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com reports that...

An Indian Air Force Mi-17 chopper on Sunday flew several sorties in Nainital district sprinkling water lifted from a lake to douse the raging forest fires that have destroyed vast swathes of forested land across Uttarakhand.

Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com


May

01
2016

Flooding Leaves 6 Dead, Including 4 Children in Palestine | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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Nbcdfw.com reports that...

Rising flood waters brought on by heavy rains that inundated parts of East Texas Friday claimed the lives of six people in Palestine, including four children.

Read more at www.nbcdfw.com


May

01
2016

Melbourne weather: Wild storms lash city

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Theage.com.au reports that...

More than 2000 Victorian homes are still without power after a huge storm cell thrashed Melbourne and surrounding areas in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Read more at www.theage.com.au


May

01
2016

Varun Gandhi helps kin of drought suicide victims in Uttar Pradesh – The Economic Times

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Economictimes.indiatimes.com reports that...

Over 54 crore farmers and rural populations across 13 States are in the grip of drought, and it is a multi-dimensional crisis. This fact was highlighted at a national consultation on drought here on Sunday.

Read more at economictimes.indiatimes.com


May

01
2016

Drought Affects Energy Across Latin America, Not Just Venezuela | News | teleSUR English

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Telesurtv.net reports that...

Earlier this month, the Colombian government prepared to ration electricity and was on the verge of scheduled blackouts after a campaign for voluntarily reducing consumption failed.

Read more at www.telesurtv.net


Apr

21
2016

Floods in Saudi Arabia, Yemen claim 34 lives | GulfNews.com

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Gulfnews.com reports that...

Riyadh: Eighteen people have been killed during heavy rains and floods over the past week in Saudi Arabia, the civil defence agency said on Thursday.

Read more at gulfnews.com


Apr

21
2016

Chile floods: 4 million people without water as world’s largest copper mine suspends operations – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Abc.net.au reports that...

Heavy rains battering central Chile have now left an estimated 4 million people without drinking water, as landslides wreaked havoc and rivers breached their banks, leaving at least one person dead and closing the world’s largest underground copper mine.

Read more at www.abc.net.au


Apr

21
2016

Wildfire season starts early in B.C., raising fears about the summer to come – British Columbia – CBC News

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Cbc.ca reports that...

The heat may put some into elated, shorts-and-sundresses territory, but it also brings on a certain dread: if this is April, can a summer of drought and smoke be far behind?

Read more at www.cbc.ca


Apr

09
2016

Maharashtra drought: Nashik’s Ramkund goes waterless for first time in 130 years | The Financial Express

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Financialexpress.com reports that...

Maharashtra drought: Ramkund, the sacred bathing spot on the Godavari river here where pilgrims take a dip and perform various rituals, has gone dry for the first time in 130 years due to acute water shortage, a top official said on Thursday.

Read more at www.financialexpress.com


Apr

09
2016

Pakistan: Rains, floods kill over 200 in northern Pakistan – The Muslim NewsThe Muslim News

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Muslimnews.co.uk reports that...

KARACHI, AA: Rescue workers in northwestern Pakistan dug through debris and mud on Tuesday in hopes of finding survivors after a landslide buried at least 30 people alive on Monday as the death toll from days of torrential rains and flashfloods passed the 200-mark, local officials have said.

Read more at muslimnews.co.uk