The federal government's spring weather outlook issued Thursday shows flooding risk will remain high through May for 25 states, as Midwestern states are still coping with the disastrous effects of last week's "bomb cyclone" storm.
Within three decades more than 386,000 homes in US coastal areas will be at risk of permanent submersion or regular flooding due to climate change, according to a study by real estate website Zillow and nonprofit weather news site Climate Central.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Monday, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) said, and a Reuters witness said office buildings swayed in the main business district of the capital, Manila.
Torrential rain and flooding have battered New Zealand’s South Island, triggering a state of emergency in Westland. The Waiho Bridge near Franz Josef was filmed as it was washed away in raging flooding waters. It's believed one woman has died as a result of the severe weather. Authorities are calling it 'a 100-year event' with up to 700 millimetres of rain falling in some of the regions catchments.
19 April 1906: Thousands of buildings were either damaged or destroyed, and several hundred persons killed New York, Wednesday Early this morning a violent earthquake wrecked the business quarter of the city of San Francisco, and an appalling fire completed the devastation. All the land wires were broken, and for some hours the United States was in an agony of suspense. The absence of authentic news produced the wildest rumours. Now that communication has been partially restored the story is scarcely less alarming, for it is known that not less than 1,500 people have perished, and some estimates place the figure ultimately at more than double that number.
Parts of Okuma are open for business once again, but only a few hundred former residents have moved home A town next to the wrecked Daiichi nuclear power plant partially reopened on Wednesday, eight years after a triple meltdown forced tens of thousands of people in the area to flee. About 40% of Okuma, which sits immediately west of the plant, was declared safe for residents to make a permanent return after decontamination efforts significantly reduced radiation levels.
While the world’s poorest bear the brunt of ever more powerful storms, international leaders do little to address the devastating impact of climate change I am a Mozambican aid agency communicator. is just the latest humanitarian crisis I have been involved in. Mozambique has a history of being affected by huge storms. The upsetting thing to me is that while international leaders and experts talk about and the impact this is having on the world, the very poorest are bearing the brunt of ever more powerful storms.
Antonio Matimbe is communications manager for World Vision Mozambique. World Vision is one of 13 charity members of the Disasters Emergency Committee working with national partners to support government-led relief efforts. The DEC Cyclone Idai Appeal is at
At least 180 people in Zimbabwe known to have been killed by landslides triggered by Idai When we picture climate change it is often extreme weather that springs to mind: hurricanes, cyclones, droughts, heatwaves and floods. But secondary impacts, such as landslides, also present a major threat.
Hot weather came after sweltering summer and unusually dry season in Western Australia and the Northern Territory An abnormally hot summer in Australia ended with the warmest March on record, new data from the Bureau of Meteorology shows. The latest shows that despite two severe tropical cyclones in the northern states, temperatures across Australia were 2.13C above the average throughout last month in part due to an unusually dry summer in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.