Weather events

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.

Read more at bloomberg.com

 


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.

Read more at online.wsj.com


Aug

25
2014

Hurricane Marie Grows Stronger in Mexican Pacific

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico’s northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.

The Miami-based Hurricane Center in Miami said that Marie had sustained winds of up to 145 mph (230 kph) and was located about 465 miles (7505 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It said the storm was moving west-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

 

Read more at abcnews.go.com


Aug

20
2014

PHOTOS: Storm Drops Feet of Hail on Mexico City

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Accuweather.com reports that...

A long-lived and intense thunderstorm dumped hail that ended up being measured in feet in some parts of Mexico City Sunday afternoon and evening.

City tunnels and roadways became impassable in some locations and emergency workers were forced into action to free vehicles and open roads. Heavy equipment was needed to clean up the hail, similar to the clean-up efforts needed after a blizzard.

Read more at www.accuweather.com


Aug

20
2014

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima, Japan landslides 

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Rt.com reports that...

At least 36 people have been killed and 7 others remain missing after landslides caused by torrential rain hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday morning.

Hiroshima Prefecture police confirmed the Wednesday night death toll to AP,

“A few people were washed away and it is hard to know exactly how many are unaccounted for,” local government official Nakatoshi Okamoto told the agency.

Read more at rt.com


Aug

19
2014

Residents, motorists stranded by raging floods in Arizona

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Cbsnews.com reports that...

Crews rescued residents and motorists after a monsoon surge that brought extensive flooding to Arizona, trapped residents in their homes, closed a major freeway and paralyzed traffic on several streets, CBS affiliate KPHO reported.

Flooding in the Phoenix area forced authorities to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists and a small trailer park was evacuated.

Read more at www.cbsnews.com


Aug

19
2014

Fire near Yosemite prompts 1,000 evacuation orders

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Usatoday.com reports that...

Six hundred firefighters worked Tuesday to control a nearly 2-square-mile fire burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Yosemite National Park.

The Junction Fire was 0% contained, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office in central California. The fire, which started Monday afternoon in the town of Oakhurst and was moving north, has damaged eight structures and injured one firefighter. One of the structures was an office next to a propane storage unit, which was protected from the flames.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Aug

18
2014

Nepal and India floods leave many dead

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Bbc.com reports that...

At least 160 people are reported to have been killed in floods and landslides following days of torrential rain in Nepal and northern India.

In Nepal, officials said at least 101 people were known to have died after rescuers found four more bodies. More than 130 people are still missing.

In northern Indian states severe flooding after rainfall left at least 60 dead and entire villages marooned.

 

Read more at www.bbc.com


Aug

15
2014

Heavy storms kill 16 in northwest Pakistan

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Channelnewsasia.com reports that...

Heavy storms and rains on Friday (Aug 15) killed at least 16 people, including nine children, and injured over 80 others in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.

The torrential monsoon rains damaged properties in the provincial capital Peshawar and its surrounding areas causing roofs and walls of houses to cave in – in some cases killing those inside.

Read more at www.channelnewsasia.com