Posts in category: Weather Events

May

29
2016

Zimbabwe drought: Five million face food shortage – AJE News

Jodde     red, Weather Events     0

Aljazeera.com reports that...

Nearly five million people in Zimbabwe – half of the country’s rural population – will need assistance by next year as a result of the ongoing drought in southern Africa, the United Nations has said.

Read more at www.aljazeera.com


May

19
2016

Sri Lanka landslides and rain kill 37 people with over 150 still missing | World news | The Guardian

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Weather Events     0

Theguardian.com reports that...

“A total of 37 people have been killed, 28 wounded … in weather-related incidents in the past three days,” the DMC spokesman Pradeep Kodippili said.

Read more at www.theguardian.com


May

19
2016

Rice Prices Surge as Thailand’s Drought Worsens

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Thailand’s rice prices have hit a two-year high following anticipation of lower supply due to increasing drought conditions that have plagued Thailand this year. Honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, Chookiat Ophaswongse, stated, “Prices for all types of rice have risen.”


May

17
2016

Search Continues for Missing in Indonesia Flash Flood

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Voanews.com reports that...

Indonesian officials say at least 17 people have been killed and 3 more remain missing following a flash flood near a popular tourist destination.

Read more at www.voanews.com


May

15
2016

Girl, 4, killed as storm demolishes home | Bangkok Post: news

Jodde     Fatalities, Weather Events, yellow     0

Bangkokpost.com reports that...

A large fallen tree blocks the road in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district as storms battered Ayutthaya province on Sunday night. Photo by Sunthorn Pongpao

Read more at www.bangkokpost.com


May

06
2016

‘Air tankers won’€™t stop Alberta fire’€™: Massive Canadian blaze spreads to 85,000 hectares

Natalie     Damage over $1B, Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Rt.com reports that...

Canadian fire officials battling wildfires in Alberta warned the only thing that could stop the blaze was a lot of rain. The latest damage estimates indicate that the Fort McMurray fire could cost insurance companies around C$9 billion ($7 billion).
On Thursday, the enormous fire that had already destroyed hundreds of homes and encircled a city and several communities was picked up by 70 kilometer-per-hour (44mph) winds and spread to 85,000 hectares.
The most severe part of the roaring front moved south of Fort McMurray, with no signs of stopping.

Read more at www.rt.com


May

05
2016

UK sees hottest day of 2016 as temperatures hit 21C

Natalie     Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Home.bt.com reports that...

The UK saw the hottest day of the year on Thursday as temperatures soared to 21C (70F) in London.

But the mercury looks set to keep on rising over the weekend, with parts of the country predicted to be hotter than Spain and Los Angeles.

Read more at home.bt.com


May

01
2016

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

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

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

Jodde     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

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

Jodde     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

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