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alberta wildfires may 2019

Massive wildfires burning in Alberta, Canada

Several wildfires have broken out through Northern Alberta Region, Canada since May 23, forcing authorities to evacuate thousands of people. Provincial authorities reported 17 active fires on May 23, with the most affected area near the town of High Level, Mackenzie...

May 27, 2019

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Severe storms and new wave of floods claim 24 lives across Iran

At least 24 people have been killed and 55 injured in a new wave of severe storms and torrential rainfall that has pounded Iran for the past two weeks. Official emergency aid was delivered to 83 cities and villages across flood-hit Iran, authorities said. According...

May 25, 2019

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Severe floods kill 5, leave crop damage and thousands homeless, Tanzania

Flooding in Tanzania has killed five people and forced about 2 500 to flee their homes after a week of torrential rain in the country's south. Paddy crops have been destroyed giving rise to fears that food shortages are imminent, local media report. Schools have...

May 23, 2019

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Arkansas River approaching historic highs, at least 7 killed as severe storms march through central U.S.

Another wave of severe thunderstorms is affecting the central United States since Monday, May 20, 2019, with heavy rain and nearly 100 tornadoes. At least 7 weather-related deaths were confirmed since May 21. Meanwhile, Arkansas River is approaching historic highs....

May 23, 2019

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Record May snowfall in Switzerland

Historic Arctic blast affecting much of Europe over the past couple of days brought record amounts of snowfall for the month of May to parts of Switzerland. Capital Bern received 4 cm (1.57 inches) of snow on May 5, breaking the previous record for the month set...

May 07, 2019

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Ebola claims over 1 000 lives in DR Congo, world's second-deadliest outbreak

More than 1 000 people have died as Ebola outbreak in Congo's North Kivu continues worsening. An alarming number of cases was reported in recent days across multiple hotspots. Since the beginning of the epidemic in August 2018, the accumulated number of cases is...

May 06, 2019

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1.1 million food insecure, food prices increase sharply as severe drought takes over Kenya

Below average rainfall across Kenya during the short rainy season from October to December of 2018 has been compounded by a delayed long rainy season from March to May of 2019. A drought alert has been raised for 15 arid and semi-arid counties while five counties...

May 06, 2019

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Severe drought in Angola puts 2.3 million people at risk

2.3 million people in Angola are facing security and nutrition crisis in northern Angola. 141 600 are estimated to be in need of clean drinking water and 245 565 children under the age of 5 are estimated to be screened for malnutrition in 28 municipalities in...

May 05, 2019

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Bulusan volcano alert level raised, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level of Bulusan Volcano, the southernmost volcano on Luzon Island in the Republic of the Philippines, from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal). The local government...

May 05, 2019

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6 killed, 2 injured after flash floods in Guangdong province, China

Six people were confirmed dead and two injured in a flash flood that hit a village in Jitian Township, Qingyuan, south China's Guangdong Province on the night of April 29, 2019, local authorities said. Late afternoon on Saturday, April 27, 2019, a torrential...

May 04, 2019

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41 dead and 169 000 affected as Tropical Cyclone "Kenneth" hits Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Kenneth" has continued to batter parts of Mozambique with heavy rain after the storm made landfall on April 25, 2019 with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h (140 mph). This made it the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the...

May 01, 2019

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Heavy hailstorm destroys millions worth of crops in Pokhara, Nepal

A severe hailstorm struck Pokhara, Nepal on Monday, April 29, 2019. The rampage lasted for half an hour and damaged the crops, worth millions of rupees, planted by farmers in Pokhara Metropolitan City. ​Besides that, the golf ball-sized hailstones destroyed...

May 01, 2019

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Seismologists suggest massive structural audit of Metro Manila, warn tens of thousands could die if Big One hits, Philippines

At a press conference held after deadly M6.5 earthquake hit Luzon on April 22, 2019, seismologists said their computer models show that more than 40 000 Metro Manila residents could die if M6.5+ earthquake hits the city, reminding residents the region is sitting on...

April 30, 2019

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Large-scale pre-historic Campi Flegrei eruption identified, reducing recurrence interval - Naples, Italy

University of Oxford researchers have traced the origin of a large-scale pre-historic eruption that blanketed the Mediterranean region in ash 29 000 years ago to Campi Flegrei volcano, located near the city of Naples, Italy (population 970 000). The research...

April 30, 2019

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Slow-slip event off the coast of Gisborne: plate movement equivalent to a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, New Zealand

GNS scientists are monitoring a slow-slip event near Gisborne, off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand. This is an update on this event since it started registering in late March 2019. Slow-slip events are also known as "silent" earthquake. These...

April 29, 2019

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Massive floods hit Ottawa - breaking all-time high water records, Canada

Ottawa is fighting massive spring floods that hit areas along the Ottawa River on Friday, April 26, 2019. A state of emergency has been declared in at least 14 communities in the region. The still-rising Ottawa-Gatineau region's 2019 spring floods are officially...

April 29, 2019

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29 killed, 13 missing and thousands affected after floods and landslides hit Indonesia

29 people have been killed and at least 13 others are still missing after floods and landslides hit the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and Bengkulu province in western parts of the country on April 26 and 27, 2019. Torrential rains have triggered the natural disaster...

April 28, 2019

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Deadly landslide hits Malawi after heavy rain

At least 3 people have been killed, 9 injured and 5 are still missing after a deadly landslide hit Rumphi District of Malawi's Northern Region during early morning hours of April 20, 2019. Heavy rain fell in the area that shifted rocks and triggered the...

April 26, 2019