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State of emergency after major flash floods hit St. Croix, Wisconsin, U.S.

30 июня 2020 No comments

Major flash floods hit St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency on Monday, June 29, 2020. One fatality was reported and more than 50 roads were closed at one point in the area. St. Croix County recorded more than 188... Read more...

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More than 1 000 rescued as Yichang records heaviest rainfall in 20 years, China

30 июня 2020 No comments

Up to 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain was recorded in Yichang City in Hubei, China, on June 27, 2020-- the city's biggest daily rainfall in 20 years. The downpour led to widespread flooding, leaving many cars stranded on roadways and prompting firefighters to rescue... Read more...

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Nearly 1 million affected, 27 000 displaced as deadly floods worsen in Assam, India

29 июня 2020 No comments

Around 926 059 people have been affected and 27 000 have been displaced by worsening floods in Assam, India, as of June 28, 2020. The death toll due to flooding has also climbed to 20, while 23 more people died in separate landslide incidents since the onset of the... Read more...

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12 million people affected, 78 killed as severe floods continue across south and east China

29 июня 2020 No comments

Heavy rains and floods left at least 12 people dead and 10 others missing in south China's Sichuan province as of Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020. Since late May, severe weather has left 78 people dead or missing, 12 million affected, more than 8 000 homes... Read more...

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Massive landslide sweeps away mountain road in eastern Indonesia

29 июня 2020 No comments

A huge landslide swept away a mountain road in eastern Indonesia on June 26, 2020. One local captured the horrific collapse of the main road at Battang Barat, Wara Barat district, with several residents heard screaming in the background. A building was swept away as... Read more...

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Severe storm brings damaging winds and hail to parts of New England, prompts rare flash flood emergency

29 июня 2020 No comments

Severe storms brought hail, lightning, strong winds, and damaging floods to parts of New England on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Among the worst affected states was Massachusetts, where a rare flash flood emergency warning was issued and patients from a hospital in... Read more...

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Landslides in Japan increased nearly 50 percent in the past 10 years

27 июня 2020 No comments

Landslides in Japan increased nearly 50 percent in the past 10 years An average of roughly 1 500 landslides took place in Japan ever year during the last 10 years, marking a surge of nearly 50 percent, according to a government report endorsed by the Cabinet of Japan. Between 2000 and 2009, the average number of landslides per year... Read more...

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Intense earthquake swarm contines at Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

26 июня 2020 No comments

Intense earthquake swarm contines at Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland An intense earthquake swarm started on June 19, 2020, off the coast of North Iceland, NE of Siglufjörður. By 08:19 UTC on June 26, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has located over 7 000 earthquakes. The swarm is taking place on the Tjörnes Fracture Zone... Read more...

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25 million people may go hungry as locust plague continues in East Africa, Middle East and India

25 июня 2020 No comments

Massive swarms of locust continue to devastate huge swaths of East Africa, the Middle East, and India since January, threatening food supplies for millions. In a worst-case scenario, 5 million more people may go hungry due to the outbreak -- that's on top of the... Read more...

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World’s largest dam in ‘danger of collapse’ amid historic floods — 400 million people at risk, China

25 июня 2020 No comments

A flood alert has been raised near Three Gorges Dam in China-- the largest hydropower project in the world-- as the country grapples with its worst flooding in 70 years. Torrential rains have been causing havoc throughout the southwest and central region this month,... Read more...

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