A four-lane division of Washington’s Interstate 5 bridgework drop into the Skagit River Thursday dark, sending cars and masses hurtling into the piddle. Officials conceive that the give may sustain been caused by an outsized shipment that “instantly” caused the nosepiece to emit.Patch no fatalities sustain been reported, a spokeswoman for Skagit Vale Infirmary in Rise Vernon aforementioned that two patients interpreted from the fortuity were existence hardened for injuries. A one-third was interpreted to another infirmary. Thither is no parole on their weather. One attestant, Read more [...]
Alligators and crocodiles landed in the act 10 blot in the CDC's database. Exposure: stephen via ShutterstockWhether it's by sting, stifling, mordacious, butting, boot, or any otc sort of inadvertent or villainous agency, animals hurt millions and obliterate hundreds of mass yearly. The Centers for Disease Command and Bar (CDC) keeps a database of the fatalities. Dr. Joseph Forrester and colleagues pulled all of the representation's statistics from 1999 to 2007, unionized and analyzed what they constitute, so wrote a report—fittingly highborn "Fatalities From Deadly Read more [...]
Pinch officials are assessing the terms caused by another fusillade of thunderstorms and tornadoes that took leastways fin lives and injured 75 mass crossways the Midwest Friday. Presence fine-tune on Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma, the storms toppled cars and left-hand commuters treed on an interstate. One twister tossed a Conditions Line ramp pursuer motortruck nigh 200 yards earlier slamming it to the land, though the passengers loose with nipper injuries.Storms in Missouri and Arkansas caused considerable prop wrong and flooding. Trey mass went lacking other Friday and tercet others were reported Read more [...]
Torrential rains have caused major flooding that swept from 25 regions of Spain. Banks came out a few rivers. In the cities, flooded basements and first floors of buildings. Many people try to manually drain the water out of their homes, and have to sleep on the chairs. Road blurred - Drivers abandon cars on roadsides. Livni was forced communal urgently release water from the reservoirs, and this, in turn, has led to the break of the dam. Several towns are still without drinking water. Local authorities help hotels and restaurants, providing them with food, the owners did not close places. At Read more [...]
Established in the last few days in Florida cold caused damage to agriculture and the state led to the deaths of wild animals.
Counting serious losses prepare farmers growing citrus. According to preliminary estimates, harvest of oranges and grapefruits this year may fall by 30%. According to the head of the Association of Central Florida citrus producers Ray Royce, "this situation is not catastrophic," but if the cold will last, it may become one.
According to the National Weather Service United States, in Florida for a few days, the thermometer is held below zero. This is the longest cold, Read more [...]
More than 2 thousand tourists from Europe and North and South America, who were trapped in floods and landslides in the territory of the historic reserve of Machu Picchu in Peru, will be evacuated from the disaster zone on six military helicopters. This was stated by the representative of the company PeruRail - the operator of the railway linking the reserve to the outside world. His words led AFP.
Tourists trapped in hotels and at the railway station of the town of Aguascalientes - the final station of the railway connecting historical park with the city of Cusco - once on Saturday, January 23, Read more [...]
Soufriere Hills volcano erupted on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. (AP Photo / Wayne Fenton)
In this photo review pictures from different parts of the world where fixed abnormal weather conditions. Many of them have received the attention of the press, some mentioned in the slides, either intentionally or by accident we do not know. After seeing the post integrity can imagine what is happening on the planet. The main thing is that the fact remains - it happened and it goes on.
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Man and dog sitting on the steps of the historic monument, surrounded by morning fog, Read more [...]
A man with his grandson in his arms standing in front of his house, destroyed by an earthquake in 5.2 points in Suininge, Sichuan Province, China. (AP Photo / Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing)
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People walk through a flooded street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since January 1, more than 100 people were killed by landslides and floods caused by persistent rains in Brazil. (Nelson Antoine / Associated Press)
Woman makes cookies out of the mud for sale in Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince. Cookies made from dirt, salt and vegetable fat. This is - Read more [...]
Residents of 540 homes in southern California to be evacuated due to the threat of a powerful mudflows from the mountain tops.
Mud avalanches after intense rainfall on Friday and Saturday destroyed or damaged more than 40 buildings in the settlements of La Canada Flintridge and near Los Angeles. There were no casualties, said fire protection service of Los Angeles County. Bad weather has hampered traffic in the city and its suburbs. Because of the flooding area on Saturday were blocked several local roads and a portion of a major highway.
For residents of La Canada Flintridge and left temporarily Read more [...]
On the western and southern coasts of Turkey, including in the resort of Antalya, many highways were flooded due to heavy rains.
Drivers are forced to leave their cars and get them out of the water has to have with the help of heavy machinery. Heavy rains have caused many accidents. Part of mountain trails closed due to numerous landslides. Hurricane winds snapped power lines, no light left thousands of residents.
Antalya was dominated by bad weather on Monday (February 8). This resort hit powerful showers. In the city from hurricane places felled trees, caused damage to many greenhouses. Read more [...]
The number of fires due to the strongest in the last 60 years of drought in the south-west of China increased by more than 600% compared with 2009, according to the Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday.
"The great drought" continues in Yunnan since last July. Dried wood light up the slightest spark. According to statistics, from November till now there was 84 forest fires, which is 611% more than the same period a year ago.
Last of the strongest fire occurred on Tuesday in the wooded mountain Wugong. To extinguish the fire came about 300 firefighters, three firefighters were killed.
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Mostly sunny, with a few interruptions, not stopping for almost 2 weeks, caused severe flooding in the north of Italy and north-west Turkey.
Italy declared a state of emergency. There is a mass evacuation. Washed out roads and bridges, broken power lines. Flooded many houses; people move only by boat. Efros village that in Italy, completely disappeared under the water. Damaged motor road at the border between Turkey and Bulgaria.
The culprit was a disaster cyclone, which yesterday moved from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea. Already marked by a series of Mediterranean cyclones exit to the south 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 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 [...]
"Explore the landscape in the spatial relationship and identifying trends in their development through successive passage of the individual phases, it is possible to predict the effects of a deep and human intervention in nature".
At the moment, the media once again raised the issue of resumption of project activities on the redistribution of the Siberian rivers and the direction of the water masses in the south of the country and in the countries of Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Relevance of the subject demanded take stock of the long-term observations of the stationary nature of the Read more [...]
A police officer with a dog looking for victims of a landslide in the ruins of a building in Santo Antonio - the village near Funchal - the capital of the island of Madeira. Dozens of houses in the village were destroyed by a landslide, when the Portuguese island of Madeira hit heavy rains. Local authorities have confirmed that the landslide took with them 40 lives. (AP Photo / Octavio Passos)
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Local authorities inspect the dried pond in Mile Read more [...]
Northeast crater of Stromboli, which is part of the Aeolian Islands, was activated, resulting in an impressive erupted lava flow, but do not create problems for the population. Volcanic activity on the island of Stromboli has been featured in the early hours between 5 and 7, three turbulent eruptions. In the latter, the most intense explosion occurred intensive release lava material that has accumulated mainly in the cavity Sciara del Fuoco, leading to the sea. Population and property damage caused was not.
Eruptions are constantly monitored by the Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of Read more [...]
Torrential rains have caused flooding in Haiti. In the flood zone were refugee camp, which is now home to hundreds of thousands of people. All of them lost their homes as a result of the January earthquake.
Sediments eroded soil and caused debris flows. The water and mud sowed panic among the refugees. No casualties and no injuries were reported. Now, the lifeguard, to help eliminate the effects of the disaster.
February 27, 2010 in Chile were documented numerous tremors to nine points. Up to 800 people were killed, hundreds missing. There are about 2 million people were left homeless.
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Due to flooding and avalanches caused by melting snow and heavy rainfall in the north of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, affecting more than 300,000 people.
The most difficult situation, reports Xinhua, has developed in the Ili-Kazakh Autonomous Region and other regions.
Increase in air temperature in combination with the heavy rainfall over the past three days has led to the melting of snow mass, which in turn has caused floods and avalanches in the northern part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
As a result, seriously affected the local livestock sector, a number of highways Read more [...]