Monthly archives: March 2010

Mar

22
2010

Landslide Lake in Northwest Pakistan

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-03.18.10- On January 4, 2010, a landslide occurred in the Hunza Valley of northern Pakistan. The initial disaster buried the village of Attabad, destroying 26 homes and killing 20 people. As the weeks passed, the problems compounded because the landslide did more than destroy a village. It also blocked the Hunza River, creating a 7-mile- (11-kilometer-) long lake that inundated several villages and submerged 3 miles (5 kilometers) of the Karakoram Highway. The highway is frequently blocked by rockfalls, most of which can be cleared in days, but work was still in progress at Attabad in mid-March 2010. Read more


Mar

22
2010

Melbourne Braces for Rain After Most Severe Storm in 38 Years

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-03.07.10- Melbourne, Australia�s second-most- populous city, is bracing for more rain after the most severe storm in 38-years lashed the city yesterday, canceling sporting events, train services and causing power outages. Read more


Mar

22
2010

Early heatwave hits Isreal

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-03.10.10- While snowstorms continue to hit several European countries, Israelis are enjoying a heatwave. Dozens of beach-goers have taken to the sandy beaches in the coastal city of Tel Aviv, a chance to work on their tan with temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius. Read more


Mar

22
2010

US tornado season arrives early

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-03.09.10- Tornado season has arrived early in the American state of Oklahoma, with the state experiencing more of extreme weather than usual. Tornados rarely threaten the area before May, but this is the fifth to strike the state this month. When one twister touched ground near Elk City, storm chasers were there to catch the moment on camera. Read more


Mar

22
2010

At least 30 dead, thousands evacuated in Kazakh floods

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-03.13.10- At least 30 people were killed and thousands evacuated from their homes in southern Kazakhstan today when two burst dams unleashed massive flooding, officials said. Read more


Mar

22
2010

Islands evacuated as cyclone looms off Queensland

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-03.17.10- Authorities are evacuating two islands off the central Queensland coast as a category four cyclone approaches the region. Read more


Mar

22
2010

Parched California to get more water

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-03.16.10- California’s drought-baked cities and farms will get considerably more water this year than last from federal officials, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Tuesday, making good on forecasts issued in February after a series of strong winter storms. Read more


Mar

22
2010

Strong winds blow roof off block of flats

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-03.19.10- A family have been forced out of their flat in Perth in the middle of the night, after high winds blew off part of the roof. Read more


Mar

22
2010

President signs Calif. storms disaster declaration

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-03.08.10- President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for six California counties hit hard by flooding and debris flows during storms in January and February. Read more


Mar

22
2010

Tornado hits Okla.; no injuries reported

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-03.10.10- At least five homes and a barn owned by the county government were destroyed and other structures were damaged Monday by a large tornado in the western Oklahoma town of Hammon. Read more