25 Aug 2016

Powerful quake rocks Myanmar, killing at least 4

“A powerful magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least four people and damaging buildings and ancient monuments, authorities said.” Source: Powerful quake rocks Myanmar, killing at least 4

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24 Aug 2016

Italy earthquake: Dozens dead, towns destroyed

“In the small Italian towns hit hard by a magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck in the middle of the night, rescuers feverishly dug through the rubble of downed homes and apartments looking for survivors. For hours after the strong, shallow tremor shattered life in central Italy, survivors, several of whom were

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22 Aug 2016

At Least 40 Dead During Flooding in Central, Eastern India

“At least 40 people have died and hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as floods hit vast swathes of central and eastern India in recent days, officials said Monday.” Source: At Least 40 Dead During Flooding in Central, Eastern India – ABC News

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16 Aug 2016

Shallow Quake in Peru Kills at Least 4, Including U.S. Tourist

“The quake hit at 9:58 p.m. local time Sunday near the town of Chivay near the city of Arequipa, with an epicenter just 6 miles deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.” Source: Shallow Quake in Peru Kills at Least 4, Including U.S. Tourist – NBC News

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14 Aug 2016

‘Historic’ Louisiana flooding: Three dead and thousands rescued

At least three people die and thousands are rescued as “historic” flooding swamps the US state of Louisiana. Source: ‘Historic’ Louisiana flooding: Three dead and thousands rescued – BBC News

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11 Aug 2016

Hundreds evacuated from path of wildfire in southern France

Marseille, France’s second-largest city, in danger as high winds whip the blaze onward and airport reroutes planes to make way for firefighting aircraft Source: Hundreds evacuated from path of wildfire in southern France

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08 Aug 2016

Mexico searches for victims of deadly Storm Earl

Rescue workers search mud and rubble for survivors after deadly landslides caused by torrential rains buried a number of communities in Mexico. Source: Mexico searches for victims of deadly Storm Earl – BBC News

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08 Aug 2016

Tropical Storm Earl death toll jumps to 38 in Mexico 

The death toll from landslides and flooding in Mexico jumps to 38 after Tropical Storm Earl sweeps eastern regions. Previously, the confirmed number of deaths was six. Earl made landfall in Belize this week as a Category One hurricane, after causing destruction in the Caribbean. Source: Tropical Storm Earl death toll jumps

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07 Aug 2016

At least 15 die overnight in freak deluge in Macedonia

At least 15 people have died overnight as freak winds and flooding hit Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Source: Macedonia storm: At least 15 die overnight in freak deluge – BBC News

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02 Aug 2016

Typhoon Nida: cities on high alert in China as storm makes landfall

Typhoon Nida has swept across Southern China , with the city of Guangzhou issuing its first-ever red storm alert and Hong Kong braced for flooding and landslides. Those living in the storm’s projected path on the mainland were told by the the National Commission for Disaster Reduction to prepare three days’

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