Disasters

The word disaster carries itself the cluster of man-made or natural phenomenon that happen around the globe. You may see updates of earthquake, tsunami, rain-storm and flood, wildfires, drought, cyclones, hurricanes, volcano eruptions, heat wave etc.  You’ll also find stories on how to cope with the disasters.

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B.C. extended state of emergency as the worst wildfires continue to burn the province

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British Columbia has extended a state of emergency until September 1 as its worst wildfires continue to burn throughout the province. With this latest one, there has been a third extension issued since July 1. In B.C., there are currently 138 wildfires with 27 evacuation orders affecting around 4,400 people, and 40 evacuation alerts impacting at least 20,700 people, CBC News ...

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Tropical Storm Harvey formed, posing threat to Central America’s Caribbean coast

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Tropical Storm Harvey has formed several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands and may represent a danger early next week in parts of Central America’s Caribbean coast. Warnings were issued for parts of the Windward Islands, including Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Tropical Strom Warnings are issued when storm conditions are expected within 36 ...

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Huge Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 312

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It’s been reported that at least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless after an overnight mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Desperate efforts have been employed at the scene, officials said. The heavy rain caused the huge mudslide in Regent area early on Monday which swept through homes and trapped many. Sierra Leone’s Vice-President Victor Bockarie ...

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NASA sees Comma-Shaped Tropical Storm formation near Wake Island

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A comma-shaped Tropical Strom formation about 200 miles away from Wake Island was observed by NASA-NOAA satellite. NASA sees the fourteenth tropical cyclone of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean hurricane season on August 11 shortly after it formed. NASA says the visible light picture of the storm that showed thunderstorms around the low-level centre and a thick band wrapping from the ...

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Hurricane Franklin’s ‘Ghost’ May help form another tropical storm in the eastern Pacific Ocean

First Hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Franklin may affect the Eastern Pacific. We may call it a ghost of Hurricane Franklin. There are some areas to watch for further Tropical Storm formation as Franklin moves over Mexico. Remnant of the Hurricane’s energy and moisture may help form a separate tropical depression or storm in the eastern Pacific Ocean. ...

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Hurricane Franklin has made landfall on the coast of Mexico

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The National Hurricane Center says the storm reached the coastline about 80 miles (128.74 kilometers) southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, early Thursday with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (136.79 kph). Franklin strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday. Authorities in Veracruz ordered classes canceled at public schools Thursday as a precautionary measure. As a tropical storm, ...

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Western Greenland is burning too, Isn’t it unusual?

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First, think about the wildfires in Greenland which is mostly covered with glaciers and freezing temperatures. Isn’t it unusual? But there are grasses, willows, shrubs, mosses and vegetation do live in some coastal areas where fires are burning through. Reports said it is in the western Greenland, about 150 kilometres (90 miles) northeast of Sisimiut. With 5,500 people, Sisimiut is ...

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Tropical storm Franklin is gaining strength and could become a hurricane before the second landfall

Franklin is still holding on to a Tropical Storm status as of the latest updates. It has already made landfall across the Yucatan Peninsula. Heavy rain and gusty winds have already affected the region. But it’s not over yet. Now Franklin is preparing for 2nd landfall and this time it may gain hurricane strength. Franklin has emerged officially over the ...

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US having its second-hottest year to date and 10th warmest July on record: NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the United States is facing its second-hottest year so far in 123 years of record keeping and tenth-warmest July on record. NOAA says the past months of this year saw above-average temperatures in almost every region. “Much-above-average temperatures were observed across the West and parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast”, NOAA reports. ...

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