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 […]
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 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 […]
July 8th, 2017: At least 18 people were killed and hundreds are still stranded after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides this week in southwest Japan, according to Japanese state-run NHK news agency. Fifteen people died in Fukuoka and three in Oita Prefecture. An evacuation order remains in effect for nearly 105,000 people. Heavy […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 28, 2017: An avalanche in ski slopes in Japan has claimed lives of at least seven high school students and a teacher. The avalanche occurred early on Monday near Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, 120km (75 miles) north of Tokyo.
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 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 […]