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Heavy rain, series of landslides hit Negros Oriental, Philippines

19 октября 2017 No comments

Heavy rain, series of landslides hit Negros Oriental, Philippines At least 87 families were evacuated Thursday, October 19, 2017 after a series of landslides triggered by heavy rains shut down roads near Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant in Negros Oriental, Philippines. Vicente Omandam, a senior manager at the plant, confirmed in... Read more...

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Heavy rain hits southern Spain, causing severe flash floods

19 октября 2017 No comments

Heavy rain hit parts of the southern Spain early Wednesday, October 18, 2017, causing major flash floods and power outages. While very damaging to some, the rain came as a blessing to others. After almost 50 days without a drop of rain, the first rainstorm of the... Read more...

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Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia

18 октября 2017 No comments

Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 — 19.7 inches) of... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga

18 октября 2017 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Tonga at 12:00 UTC on October 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 46 km (28.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located... Read more...

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Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening

17 октября 2017 No comments

Over the last decades, the stratospheric polar vortex has shifted towards more frequent weak states which can explain Eurasian cooling trends in boreal winter in the era of Arctic amplification. When the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air... Read more...

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Record rainfall floods La Porte, Indiana, three people in critical condition

17 октября 2017 No comments

A line of severe storms swept through Indiana and Michigan Saturday into early Sunday, October 15, 2017, dumping record rain, flooding streets and pushing temperatures below normal for this time of the year. The greatest rainfall totals were in La Porte and St.... Read more...

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Destructive wildfires in Portugal and Spain claim at least 31 lives

16 октября 2017 No comments

Destructive wildfires in Portugal and Spain claim at least 31 lives At least 27 people have been killed, dozens more injured and an unconfirmed number is missing after devastating wildfires fueled by hot temperatures and strong winds produced by Hurricane «Ophelia» swept through central and northern parts of Portugal on... Read more...

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Death toll mounts to 72 as another rainmaker nears flood-ravaged Vietnam

16 октября 2017 No comments

Death toll mounts to 72 as another rainmaker nears flood-ravaged Vietnam The death toll caused by worst floods to hit Vietnam in decades has reached 72, Vietnamese officials said Monday, October 16, 2017. 30 people are still unaccounted for, including 13 in Yen Bai and 10 in Hoa Binh. The announcement comes on the same day the country... Read more...

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Record-breaking Hurricane “Ophelia” to pass SE of Azores before hitting Ireland and UK

14 октября 2017 No comments

Record-breaking Hurricane «Ophelia» to pass SE of Azores before hitting Ireland and UK The center of record-breaking Category 3 Hurricane «Ophelia» is expected to pass to the southeast of the Azores around 00:00 UTC on October 15, 2017 and then head toward Ireland and the United Kingdom. Ophelia is expected to be a powerful extratropical... Read more...

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Catastrophic flooding affects thousands of families in conflict-ridden Pibor, South Sudan

14 октября 2017 No comments

Thousands of families already struggling because of ongoing violence in Pibor are in desperate need of further assistance after severe flooding washed away houses, livestock, and farmland in the Jonglei region of South Sudan. Torrential rain has caused major damage... Read more...

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