CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES LOSSES TOP $1 BILLION

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California Fires Kill at Least 10 and Destroy 1,500 Buildings By THOMAS FULLER, JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and MAGGIE ASTOROCT. 9, 2017           U.S. By ROBIN LINDSAY and SARAH STEIN KERR 1:37 SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Fast-moving wildfires raged across Northern California on Monday, killing at least 10 people, sending well over 100 […]

HURRICANE HARVEY WIDESPREAD DEVASTION IN TEXAS

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Major Hurricane Harvey – August 25-29, 2017   Over the past several years, meteorologists in South Texas (and other areas) have stated “it’s not a matter of if but when” a major hurricane would strike the Middle Texas Coast. The last hurricane to do so was Celia back on August 3rd, 1970. Well, the “when” […]

THE STRONGEST HURRICANE IN MORE THAN 80 YEARS DESTROYS PUERTO RICO, LEAVES MORE THAN 1 MILLION WITHOUT POWER

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The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunging the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the […]

CYCLONE MORA KILLS 203 IN SRI LANKA, LEAVES 96 OTHERS MISSING

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  June 2, 2017: Cyclone Mora caused massive flooding and landslides throughout Sri Lanka claiming lives of at least 203 people and left 96 others missing. According to the Disaster Management Centre, more than 400,000 people have been affected by the severe rains and strong winds that started on 24 May 2017. The recent flooding […]

HURRICANE IN MOSCOW KILLS 16, INJURES 168 OTHERS

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May 30, 2017: At least 16 people died and 168 others injured in a hurricane that hit Russia’s capital Moscow and the adjacent areas. Eleven people died in Moscow and five others in the suburbs were killed as high winds and rain ripped through the city, felling trees, tearing off roofs and damaging more than […]

COLOMBIA MUDSLIDE: 254 DEAD, 400 INJURED IN MOCOA

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  April 3, 2017: Flash flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the city of Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia have claimed lives of at least 254 people and injured more than 400 people. President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency in the region. More than 1,000 emergency personnel, including soldiers and local […]

DISASTROUS FLOODS IN PERU KILL 72

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  March 18, 2017: At least 72 people have died and 263 others have been injured in disastrous floods in Peru. Heavy rainfall burst river banks, created mudslides, collapsed bridges and roads. The flooding has also destroyed 12,000 homes, 25 schools and eight hospitals or clinics.

ZIMBABWE APPEALS FOR HELP, 246 DEAD SINCE DECEMBER

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  Zimbabwe was declared as a ‘state of disaster’ in February 2016 by the Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe after rural areas were hit by a severe drought. The El-Nino induced drought led to 4 million people requiring food aid while farmers lost of thousands of cattle. Zimbabwe has appealed for $100m (£82m) to help those […]

 
 
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