Natural calamity – GBRI
 

A fast moving wildfire in Northern California forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and scramble for safety on Thursday. People were seen clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that engulfed the entire town of Paradise, California. “Pretty much the community of […]

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Heatwaves gripping the UK in the past few years proved to be deadly for people who were not prepared for the sweltering conditions. Now a Met report has revealed that heatwaves in the UK are lasting twice as long as they did 50 years ago. Not just that, ice days are disappearing and tropical nights are […]

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In a shocking incident, a Hawaiian island has been completely swept off the map after a category 5 hurricane struck Hawaii earlier this month. Called East Island, it was located in an atoll known as the French Frigate Shoals, 885 kilometers from Honolulu. Measuring just 4.5 hectares, the spit of sand – only half a mile […]

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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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