As a result of heavy snowfall that hit the United States a number of states, killing three people, including a child.
On Saturday, a blizzard descended on a number of American states from Texas to Oklahoma. All the dead were victims of road accidents.
Because of the snow drifts in the region closed some roads, including federal. In addition, authorities are warning local residents that, in addition to the drifts on the road surface ice crust is formed.
According to forecasters, covered in bad weather states per night should fall from 12 to 35 inches of rain. Snowfall accompanied by strong wind Read more [...]
Sandstorm has covered Japan
Over the areas between the islands of Kyushu and Hokkaido raged cyclone. Strong winds, sometimes reaching more than 36 meters per second, rip off billboards and breaks trees, people get hurt. Authorities are asking the locals as much as possible not to leave their homes.
Victim of sand-dust storm has already become one person, injured 46.
Because of the dusty veil and squally wind in Japan canceled more than 100 domestic flights stopped traffic on some highways, suspended train ... In the cities of Osaka, Fukuoka and Takamatsu giant cloud of sand dust shrouded streets Read more [...]
Record the average wind speed is beaten in 26 of the 51 meteorological area of Japan on Sunday, said the chief of Meteorology country. The average wind speed is calculated by measuring the wind speed for 10 minutes.
The record was beaten in 1918 in Asahikawa on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido. The average wind speed is 24.6 meters per second. Wind brought down utility poles on the roof of a house. There were no casualties. Without electricity temporarily left about 200 families of the city.
Were broken record speed wind gusts. Thus, the main city in Hokkaido Sapporo gusts Read more [...]
More than 1.3 million people were injured and 13 were killed in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region / Xinjiang / China as a result of flooding caused by melting snow and heavy rainfall in the region. This was reported today by Chinese television, referred to ITAR-TASS.
Increase in air temperature in combination with the heavy rainfall over the past three days has led to the melting of large masses of snow, which, in turn, has caused floods and landslides in the northern part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. A number of areas of Xinjiang also suffered from snow and dust storms.
So far, the Read more [...]
Due sharp warming throughout Lithuania began to melt the snow, which this year fell to a record number, and the water level in the rivers has risen significantly, which has already led to the flooding of several villages. As REGNUM News today, March 22, the Department of Fire and Rescue, the situation is extremely difficult, but controlled.
In a very difficult situation were the inhabitants of the central, southern and western parts of Lithuania. In certain localities near Kaunas already evacuated dozens of people to shelter where the water came dangerously close. On the main rivers of the country Read more [...]
Sand storms raging in China, got to Hong Kong and Taiwan. In Beijing and other cities, residents and tourists are forced to cover their faces with scarves, going outside. Graceful bridges tourist Hangzhou covered with sand and dust. Over the southern part of China hung sand clouds.
Sand storms that struck China on Saturday, covered with sand, most cities in the country and got to the island of Hong Kong and Taiwan, reports Associated Press.
Overgrazing, deforestation, urban sprawl and drought have led to the expansion of deserts in the north and west of the country. Now quicksand switched to Read more [...]
China's capital once again covered the dust front. In the yellow haze of the house and drowned trees, visibility dropped sharply. Beijing weather bureau warned residents about the deterioration of the atmosphere, without the need for recommending not to go out.
New dust storm that came from the northwest, the strength is not inferior to the previous one, which raged on Saturday and then shifted to Japan, South Korea and Eastern China. This past weekend the dust moving at speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour, covered 16 Chinese provinces over an area of 2 million square kilometers with Read more [...]
July 28, 2013. This tropical heat had to go through the night on Sunday, residents of the Czech Republic. As ITAR-TASS, in most areas of Prague temperature exceeded 20 degrees, that, according to the norms of meteorologists, is the boundary of «tropical night».
For the Czech Republic is a very rare phenomenon. Meteorologists record such high night temperatures no more frequently than once every five years, usually in July and August.
On the eve of the day in central Bohemia air temperature ranged from 37 degrees. Sweltering people bathing in the fountains and on the streets doused Read more [...]
Hail that fell in Perth 22 March 2010. Photo: ABC News
As a result of the ravages of a severe hurricane on the west coast of Australia no light left tens of thousands of homes in the city of Perth.
Zheleznodorodnoe and road connections broken. Damage from the hurricane is estimated previously $ 100 million, reports BBC.
The hurricane left without light 100 thousand inhabitants of the town.
Hurricane, accompanied by heavy hail and squally wind, left without electricity for about 100,000 residents of the Australian city of Perth, AFP reported on Tuesday, 23 of March.
Because of the hurricane, Read more [...]
As a result of torrential rains in southern Brazil over 2 thousand people homeless, damaged about 2.5 thousand. Homes, but only by the cyclone that hit the region, suffered up to 500 thousand people.
About property damage reported by the authorities 16 cities. A drop in the tree house and power lines in several localities winds tore roofs off houses. According to preliminary information, there is no human casualties.
To the south and southeast of Brazil since the beginning of December last year hit a few of the strongest cyclones. In the largest city in South America, Sao Paulo rain fell for Read more [...]
The country has a great flood. In the disaster zone thrown heavy military equipment. PE was the cause of the flood. Flooded land near Kaunas. Villagers on boats transported to a safe area.
The water in the local rivers have risen for five or six meters. The situation is complicated by the huge ice jams - some half a kilometer long. They have to blow up.
According to forecasts, the situation will deteriorate. Promise rain. Continues snowmelt. On the coastal zone occurs Sea. Floods expected even in Vilnius.
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More than 51 million people suffer from water shortages in southwestern China, the direct economic damage from drought exceeded 19 billion yuan (2.79 billion dollars), said on Monday the news agency "Xinhua".
Since the autumn of 2009 in the south-western parts of the country rainfall turned out less than half during the same period in previous years. The water level in major rivers has fallen to historic lows. Water storage in reservoirs is also reduced by 20%.
"In the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the city under the Central Government of Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan Read more [...]
Successive earthquakes of magnitude 5.7 and 5.5 points recorded on Wednesday in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, reports Xinhua news agency.
Both earthquakes occurred in the county district Nezhun Natsyu Tibet Autonomous Region. Tremors of magnitude 5.7 points were recorded at 10:06 local time (5:06 MSK), the power of 5.5 points — at 10:44 local time (5:44 MSK). The epicenter of the first quake was at a depth of eight, the second — seven kilometers.
Earthquake of magnitude 5 points observed in Tibet in early January and the end of February 2010. Read more [...]
Red flags, orange sky.
"The sandstorm from Mongolia reached Beijing on Monday morning. It is expected to weaken in the evening, "- said the representative of the capital's meteorological station. Raised by a strong wind clubs fine sand and dust, he said, went over the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Shanxi and Hebei (North China). Meanwhile, the streets of Beijing and already covered with a yellowish layer gives the whole town "deserted" tone. The sky over the capital today, and not as orange as it was on Saturday, the smell of dust in the air is felt even more strongly, saying citizens. Few Read more [...]
After six years of drought, measuring rods at the dam in Jordan Ziglab useless. Dams were built to hold back water that flowed to the west, to be used for irrigation. Pond at the dam was reduced to one-fifth of not filled since 2003, restricting access to water resources in Jordan. (Paolo Pellegrin, VII © National Geographic)
March 22 - World Water Day. As the statement of the UN: "The theme of World Water Day this year -" Clean Water for a Healthy World ", it is designed to draw attention to the fact that the danger is both the quantity and quality of water. From contaminated water kills more Read more [...]
Flew to Australia storm. Most went to the seaside town of Perth. The roads are turned into a river.
The houses - water. And in addition, all covered with hail. Ice balls the size of an egg povybivali glass in cars, beat the roof.
But the Australians did not panic - giant hailstones hide in refrigerators - in memory of the storm. The truth at several tens of thousands of residents of Perth - refrigerators do not work because of bad weather, the people were left without power.
At the local airport - collapsed roof. Authorities considered the vagaries of weather, they cost the country $ 100 million.
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The melting of the Greenland ice sheet, which in the past decade, has accelerated significantly in the southern part of the island, is now beginning to grow on the north-west coast, writes the Danish and American scientists in a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
The study's authors, Shfakat Abbas Khan (Shfaqat Abbas Khan) of the Danish National Space Institute and his colleagues from the United States used the data obtained in the course of the experiment by NASA GRACE (Gravity and Recovery Climate Experiment) and data from the satellite navigation system GPS. This Read more [...]
July 27, 2013. Difficult weather situation persists in the departments of Eure-et-Loire, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher and, Loiret, Maine-et-Loire, Oise, Somme and Sarthe, as well as in areas of Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France and Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Departure of several high-speed passenger trains delayed on the road between Paris and Bordeaux because of severe storms, according to the French railway company.
According to the company, at the railway stations in Paris and Bordeaux waiting for the departure of four trains. Tardiness will be from one hour to three hours. Movement conventional Read more [...]
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American Journal GOOD did comparative infographic of two earthquakes that occurred in early 2010. The main question to which it is responsible, is why the earthquake in Chile magnitude 8.8 on the Richter scale has brought a fraction of the damage and casualties than the seven-point earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Both elements of the magazine considered in terms of the modified scale Mercan. This scale does not measure the full energy of the earthquake, but as this earthquake is felt by people and buildings. Furthermore, addition, Chile, as a country in the Andes, has a law Read more [...]