Weather events

Oct

01
2014

Forest areas reopen after huge California fire

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Capitalpress.com reports that...

The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of a massive wildfire in Sierra Nevada foothills.

Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree says the Rubicon Trail, Wrights Lake and Desolation Wilderness are among the recreation areas that opened Tuesday. She plans to open more of the Eldorado National Forest soon.


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Oct

01
2014

Floods hit towns in south of France

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Storms in the south of France have caused severe flooding. The city of Montpellier was left under water when nearly half a year’s worth of rain fell on Monday. 

The storm caused the River Lez to burst its banks and flood the city centre.

On Tuesday, France declared a state of natural disaster in around 60 towns in the south of the country.

Most of the rain fell in just a few hours.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Oct

01
2014

Japan on Alert for Strengthening Typhoon Phanfone

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Accuweather.com reports that...

Residents of Japan are facing another tropical threat from strengthening Typhoon Phanfone.

The AccuWeather.com Typhoon Centeranticipates Phanfone to maintain its northwest track through this weekend before curving to the northeast.

Read more at www.accuweather.com


Sep

29
2014

Sydney sizzles as temperatures set to pass 30C in the city and 34C in the western suburbs

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Dailytelegraph.com.au reports that...

THINGS are heating up across NSW, with temperatures tipped to hit 30C in Sydney this afternoon and 34C further west.

Weather experts say warm, dry winds blowing in from the north-west are fuelling the unseasonally hot conditions, pushing the mercury 10C above the September average.

It marks a balmy end to a September which already figures among the warmest starts to spring since records began.

Read more at www.dailytelegraph.com.au


Sep

28
2014

88 Killed, Over 10 Lakh Displaced in Flood-Hit Assam And Meghalaya

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Ndtv.com reports that...

At least 88 people have been killed and over 10 lakh displaced in flood-hit Assam and Meghalaya.

After combating the floods for more than a week in the two states, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has now shifted its operations from rescue to relief.

Read more at www.ndtv.com


Sep

26
2014

Floods: Assam-Meghalaya toll reaches 78; Gogoi makes aerial survey

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Indianexpress.com reports that...

…With the recovery of one more body late Thursday evening, the death toll due in the current wave of floods in Assam rose to 37. In neighbouring Meghalaya, at least 41 persons have lost their lives till Friday. Official sources said over eight lakh population have been affected in the current wave of floods in Assam. While about 1.6 lakh people have been put up in 59 relief camps and 122 shelter places, over one lakh people have taken shelter on highways and other elevated places.

Read more at indianexpress.com


Sep

24
2014

Flooded village of Mardale emerges after dry weather

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Bbc.com reports that...

A village flooded in the 1930s to create Haweswater reservoir in Cumbria has started to reappear as water levels recede because of low rainfall.

Villagers were moved out of Mardale which disappeared when the valley was filled with water in 1939.

Stone walls of former field boundaries can be seen with the falling water level.

The current reservoir level is 57.7% compared with 75.2% in a normal year, United Utilities said.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Sep

24
2014

Drought Worsens China’s Long-Term Water Crisis

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin’s ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.

The ruddy-faced woman said that even before the rains stopped, the groundwater in her region had been sinking, from 20 meters (about 70 feet) below the surface just a few years ago to as much as 80 meters (260 feet) this past summer. While she can still eat and sell the corn, lettuce and other vegetables on her farm, the yield has shrunk.

Read more at abcnews.go.com


Sep

24
2014

Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation

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Latimes.com reports that...

Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas.

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Sep

23
2014

Heavy rainfall triggers water logging in Rajshahi

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Dhakatribune.com reports that...

Most low-lying parts of Rajshahi city, including some important offices and Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital, experienced heavy water logging with three days of non-stop rains until yesterday.

The frontal part of the hospital was covered by knee-deep water, resulting in the untold sufferings of patients and attendants.

Read more at www.dhakatribune.com