Natural calamity – GBRI
 

Although late Wednesday Hurricane Florence downgraded to a Category 2 storm, officials fear that it could still be highly devastating. They have strictly warned people still living in coastal towns under evacuation orders in Carolinas to leave or put their lives at risk. “You put your life at risk by staying,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. […]

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When fracking companies use enhanced oil recovery techniques to extract oil and gas trapped underground, they are often left with large quantity of contaminated water as a byproduct of the process. These companies usually inject this wastewater deep underground to avoid polluting the nearby drinking water sources. This entire process is responsible for a rise in […]

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The Swar Chaung dam in Myanmar’s central Bago region overflowed after torrential monsoon rains, causing thousands of people to flee their homes and killing at least four people, the officials reported on Friday. The incident comes little over a month after a dam collapse in Laos killed more than 20 and raises further concerns about the […]

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Heavy rains flooded the Raganello Gorge in Italy’s Pollino National Park, killing 10 hikers and injuring 11 others. The flash flood caused the gorge to fill up to 2.5 meters with water, mud and rocks. The water pressure pushed some bodies as far as 5 miles downstream. “A real avalanche of water came unexpectedly. We did not have […]

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The Indian central government has declared Kerala floods a ‘severe natural calamity’ that has left hundreds dead and displaced lakhs of people. Although rainfall has eased and floodwaters have started receding, the threat of diseases due to mosquito infestation is becoming a cause of great concern for authorities. Efforts to restore essential services is going on […]

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This monsoon season, India’s southern state of Kerala witnessed worst floods in nearly a century after torrential rains. Heavy downpour forced authorities to open the shutters of dozens of dams and reservoirs to relieve pressure and prevent collapses last week. “Our state is in the midst of an unprecedented flood havoc,” Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan […]

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At least 98 have been killed and dozens injured as a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the island of Lombok in Indonesia and caused significant tremors in neighboring tourist hotspot Bali. The quake also triggered a brief tsunami warning and damaged buildings even in Denpasar, Bali. It was followed by aftershocks as strong as magnitude 5.4. On Lombok, thousands […]

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Southern California is facing broiling temperatures, with a few places reaching the highest temperatures ever recorded. Amid this extreme heatwave, the city of Imperial actually witnessed rainfall on July 24 while the temperatures hovered at 119 degrees Fahrenheit. The bizarre event set “a new world record for the hottest temperature ever measured while rain was falling,” […]

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