Weather events

May

26
2015

Rain Spreads Destruction in Houston, Killing Four

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Mobile.nytimes.com reports that...

Flooding brought Houston to a near-standstill on Tuesday and killed at least four people here, sending normally tame rivers and bayous surging past their banks, inundating streets and homes, and leaving roads littered with hundreds of abandoned, ruined cars.

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May

26
2015

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

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Mobile.reuters.com reports that...

Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.

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May

26
2015

Heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India

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Cnn.com reports that...

Stifling heat has killed more than 1,100 people in India in less than one week.

The worst-hit area is the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, where authorities say 852 people have died in the heat wave. Another 266 have died in the neighboring state of Telangana.

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May

25
2015

This Once-Stable Antarctic Region Has Suddenly Started Melting

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Theepochtimes.com reports that...

Antarctica’s glaciers have been making headlines during the past year, and not in a good way. Whether it’s a massive ice shelf facing imminent risk of collapse, glaciers in the West Antarctic past the point of no return, or new threats to East Antarctic ice, it’s all been rather gloomy.

Read more at www.theepochtimes.com


May

24
2015

Flooding Hits Oklahoma and Texas, With More Bad Weather on the Way

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

Flash floods forced more than 1,000 evacuations and numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas, as officials warned a historic deluge was still to come on Sunday.

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May

24
2015

Heavy rain in China kills 35, leaves 13 missing

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Thestar.com.my reports that...

Heavy rain which caused mudslides and flooding in southern and central China has left at least 35 people dead and another 13 missing, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

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May

19
2015

Wedge tornadoes mix with twisters as outbreak slams the U.S. News

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Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

It has been another weekend of severe weather outbreaks across a large swath of the central United States.

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May

19
2015

Cooler weather helping as officials battle wild fire near Prince George, B.C.

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Theglobeandmail.com reports that...

Firefighters continued to battle a growing wildfire Tuesday southwest of Prince George, B.C., where cooler weather earlier this week was expected to keep it from spreading while lightning posed a continuing threat.

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May

19
2015

Colombia landslide kills at least 78

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Cnn.com reports that...

Heavy rains in northwest Colombia caused a landslide that killed at least 78 people as mud rushed into homes and bridges, officials said.

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May

18
2015

Three people killed by lightning as heavy rains flood Guangxi

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M.scmp.com reports that...

Three people died from lightning strikes in mainland China’s Guangxi area and an unknown number of others were missing in floods as heavy rain hit the autonomous region, state media reported.

More than 60,000 people in 11 counties were affected by the storms, Xinhua reported.

Read more at m.scmp.com