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Because of the hurricane that struck on Monday at Tbilisi, many buildings were left without roofs, one person was killed.
On one of the streets of a tree fell on a car, whose driver died on the spot. As reported by "Interfax" in the Tbilisi office of the emergency in the car were two people who were hospitalized with injuries of varying severity.
During the day, the service received 800 calls. As a result of strong winds in many streets of Tbilisi uprooted trees, many buildings demolished the roof, in a number of areas damaged power lines, fires broke Read more [...]
In the Kherson region, due to prolonged rainfall that hit the neighboring region last week, has considerably increased the level of groundwater.
As the press service of the Kherson obladminstratsii, now in seven districts of the region were flooded 41 town. Water stands in gardens, in the basements of nearly two thousand residential private homes in the region. A little more, and can be flooded the houses, according to "TSN".
To fight with the water element MOE tripped 90 pieces of equipment and 135 rescue personnel for pumping water. Earlier this week, special commissions at the local councils Read more [...]
Hundreds of people were evacuated due to floods in eastern Serbia. According to the police, because of incessant rains in the region, and the melting snow from the coast came a few rivers. As a result, more than 300 homes and a prison in Zajecar, located on the border between Serbia and Bulgaria, were flooded. As the Serbian police, a few dozen prisoners were taken out of the flooded prison.
5.6 magnitude earthquake recorded in the western part of Guatemala, said the USGS.
The epicenter of the quake, registered at 04:52 local time (13:52 MSK) at the depth of 7.2 kilometers to 110 kilometers north-west of the major city of Coban.
No injuries and extent of damage is not reported
Source: RIA Novosti, USGS
Coordinates: 16.095 ° N, 91.174 ° W Read more [...]
The traditional Andalusian definition of "sunshine" today will sound out of place. Heavy rains and strong winds made this resort region of Spain in the disaster zone.
Guadalquivir, familiar to all Russians in poems of Pushkin, is now not only noise-run, but also floods the surrounding area, causing serious damage to homes and industrial buildings. Banks went out and other rivers of Andalusia, and all are forced to release water reservoir, since its level is already risen to critical levels.
Most flood affected province of Jaén, Córdoba and Seville - evacuated dozens of families. Many sections Read more [...]
Time: February 24 00:07:51 UTC on
Depth: 35 km
Coordinates: 51.327 ° N, 141.973 ° E
In settlements Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsk and Sakhalin region Tymovskogo quake felt the power of up to four points. "The houses were swaying hanging objects rang dishes" - said at a seismic station. No casualties or damage.
Last week were already zafiksirovanny two earthquakes on the border of the Russia-China-DPRK (information here and here). By the way, at the end of last year, has also been recorded by two seysmotolchka in Primorsky Krai.
Activation of seismic activity Read more [...]
The maximum temperature on 22 July. Surface height H500 hPa contour surface configuration can be seen as a distributed wave in the middle troposphere
July 23, 2013. Not for the first day in the north and north-east of the EPR, in northern Siberia (even in the Polar regions) held unprecedented heat! Daytime temperature rises to 30 ... 34 °. Vorkuta, Salekhard, Dixon, Norilsk, Arkhangelsk and many other weather station - fix the maximum temperature records.
Meanwhile in Sochi and Krasnodar only 27 °. And the residents of the Center of European Russia, which are entitled to 23 ... 24 ° in the Read more [...]
Powerful snowstorms hit the Northeast China, the air temperature dropped to -24 °.
In Heilongjiang Province, which borders Russia, airports delayed more than 60 flights, interrupted bus service, closed four highways are marked with road accidents. The air temperature dropped to minus 24 degrees Celsius.
In Harbin - the administrative center of Heilongjiang - a few hours the airport was closed "Taiping". Also closed the airport in Changchun - the capital of Jilin Province, which followed there planes land in other cities.
Source: ITAR-TASS Read more [...]
Snowfall, which began the night on the north-eastern United States, has already left without electricity more than 160 thousand people.
According to meteorologists, powerful cyclone capture a large region and will bring more than half a meter of snow in the states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and a few others. It is expected that snow will last at least until Friday, February 26.
Currently, the areas covered by the bad weather has closed hundreds of schools and government agencies. Canceled events. Thus, in particular, in Maine will not take place the traditional sled dog Read more [...]
Rescuers recovered the bodies of victims from under the rocks and mud. Photo: AP
Under tons of rocks and mud are dozens more victims.
The number of victims of a powerful landslide Tuesday at a tea plantation in the Indonesian province of West Java, on Thursday morning rose to 19 people, said the national news agency Antara official representative of local authorities Kusnadi (Kusnadi).
"Immediately after the identification of family members found the body buried in the village cemetery," - he said.
According to various estimates, under many tons of rocks and mud are dozens more victims Read more [...]
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurred on Friday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan, said in a statement posted on the USGS site.
The epicenter of the quake occurred at 23:31 Moscow time, was located 85 kilometers east of the city of Naha in Okinawa at a depth of about ten kilometers. In response to the earthquake in Japan, it was announced a tsunami warning. Japan Meteorological Agency has specified that the warning applies to the islands of Okinawa Prefecture. It is expected that the tsunami waves will not cause any damage.
Source: RIA Novosti, Tape Read more [...]
Rescuers removed the body of the car in Funchal on the island of Madeira. Authorities confirmed that the floods killed at least 42 people. Another 32 are still missing. (Gregorio Cunha / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)
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The body of a young man lying on the street after the public beat him to death, allegedly for stealing, in Port-au-Prince. (Carlos Barria / Reuters)
Villagers Devata mourn the victims of the landslide in Indonesia. Since then, Read more [...]
Record high temperature for February was recorded in 73 cities in Japan on Wednesday, reported the country's meteorological office.
Almost half of the country was recorded temperature is above 15 °, on the southern island of Kyushu, in the south of the main Japanese island of Honshu, the thermometer rose above 20 °. It was on this site and concentrated city pobivshie record temperature.
So, in Nagasaki daily temperature was 22,6 °, and was beaten by the temperature record of 120 years ago this time of year.
In Osaka, the thermometer rose to 21,2 °, in Tokyo, the temperature was 16,6 Read more [...]
About 12 million people are currently experiencing a shortage of drinking water in remote areas of China due to prolonged drought, according to a Friday news agency Xinhua.
According to the state headquarters for the flood control and drought, because of the drought water shortages are currently experiencing 11,880,000 people, mostly - living in remote areas of Yunnan, Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Gansu, Liaoning, Guizhou, Shanxi and Sichuan, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the city of Chongqing under the Central Government.
In addition, the drought affected 4.5 million hectares of farmland. Their Read more [...]
Mertz glacier on the coast of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean broke giant iceberg - the area of the upper portion is about 2.5 thousand square kilometers, which is comparable with the territory of the Duchy of Luxembourg. According to scientists this iceberg was pushed into the ocean by another giant iceberg.
At the moment the iceberg is moving towards Australia. At the same time it passes through the region of the ocean where the cold water streams are formed involved in ocean currents. According to climate scientists from Australia, the iceberg would have a serious impact on these Read more [...]
July 22, 2013. Severe flooding in the south-western United States. High water in the normally arid raided Arizona. The flooding was a heavy downpour - left the river banks. Water was coming very fast, flooded highways and dozens of motorists trapped in their own cars. Had to release them with the help of helicopters.
Situation is not better in neighboring Mexico. In the north, the showers did not cease for three days. During this time, had the annual rainfall. High water has caused significant disruptions in the transport message. Podtopilo International Airport Chiuahua. Air carriers had to Read more [...]
To 29 increased the number of wounded in the earthquake of magnitude 5.1 in the southwest of China, impact of elements destroyed thousands of homes, among them - 100 schools and 72 hospitals, said Friday the agency "Xinhua". Tremors were recorded on Thursday in Yunnan province at 12:56 local time (7:56 MSK). Since the catastrophe shook the residual 37 aftershocks.
Authorities have allocated 882,000 dollars for earthquake relief. Of the disaster area being urgent evacuation of residents to safe places for night moved three thousand people.
Source: RIA Novosti Read more [...]
Heavy snowfall on the east coast of the United States led to the cancellation of flights and widespread power outages, according to Friday's American broadcaster CNN. According to the report, because of the weather, local authorities on Friday canceled flights at the airports of New York, Philadelphia and other cities.
According to the representative of the airline "American Airlines", as of Friday morning had been canceled 42 flights out of New York. In addition, as of Friday, about 32 thousand people on the east coast remain without electricity, including 22 thousand - in New York.
According Read more [...]
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