Authorities initially ordered a preventative evacuation of the coastal area near Valparaíso before quake of magnitude 7.1 hit 22 miles off of the west coast A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of , rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks. No major damage was immediately apparent, according to an assessment by Chile’s emergency services. The Chilean Navy and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was not expected to cause a tsunami.
With the rainy season approaching in Kerala state, a radio station is providing a low-tech forecast service to encourage 30,000 families to fish more safely For the fisherfolk of India’s southern state of Kerala, risking life and limb is part of everyday life. As fish stocks deplete in coastal waters because of overfishing and climate change, fishermen have no option but to venture ever further out to sea on small boats, flimsy canoes and catamarans. These modest craft are prone to accidents, especially during the monsoon season from June to August. The absence of navigational aids, radio communication or safety devices heightens the risks.
In June and from then on, it's do-or-die trips for us. The sea faces terrible storms
If the government approves this monstrous mine it will be committing environmental treason against every Australian who values our farmers, our coasts, our bush and our way of life In an almost unbroken line from Monkey Mia, down across the Bight and then all the way up the other side to Mackay, the Australian coast is etched in various shades of brown. This is the historical precipitation map. Annual rainfall has dropped, it shows, across this enormous stretch of coastline, by . In another map, concentric rings of increasingly angry red emanate from the centre of the continent. This one shows that, assuming we keep going as we are, the temperature in our country will increase by as much as 5C by the end of the century. Eight, if we’re unlucky.
After record rains caused $3bn worth of damage, Peru must build infrastructure capable of withstanding extreme climate events in the future For most Peruvians, this year’s floods have been the worst in living memory. the usual amount of rain has fallen on Peru’s coast, swelling rivers which caused widespread flooding, and triggering huge landslides which tore through shanty towns. More than 100 people have died, nearly 158,000 are displaced and 210,000 homes are damaged, according to . The country’s infrastructure took a big hit: 260 bridges collapsed and nearly 3,000km of roads are unusable, cutting off hundreds of villages and towns.
People have squatted where nobody would want to live if they were not forced to by poverty
Perú debe construir infraestructura para resistir al clima extremo después de que lluvias causaran daños de $3 billones Para la mayoría de los peruanos, las inundaciones de este año han sido las peores desde que se tiene memoria. Las lluvias fueron de un volúmen diez veces mayor que el habitual, incrementaron los caudales y causaron inundaciones generalizadas e inmensos deslaves que arrasaron con barrios marginales. Más de 100 personas han muerto, casi 158,000 han sido desplazadas, y 210,000 hogares han sido dañados, según el de Perú. La infraestructura se llevó un golpe fuerte: se derrumbaron 260 puentes y casi 3,000km de caminos han quedado inutilizables, dejando sin comunicación a cientos de pueblos y ciudades.
Obligadas por la pobreza, muchas personas se han asentado en donde nadie querría vivir
Rescue teams scramble to find survivors after heavy rains in Putumayo province cause mud, rocks and gushing waters to engulf city of Mocoa Colombian rescuers have been searching frantically for hundreds of missing people after the southern city of Mocoa was engulfed on Saturday by a huge landslide of mud, rocks and gushing waters that swept away homes and cars and killed more than 20 people.
The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, arrived in Mocoa on Sunday to survey the crisis. Officials from the national disaster agency had counted 210 dead by Sunday morning, with 62 children among the victims. The government later revised the death toll up to 254.. A further 203 people were injured, many in a critical condition.
Under the mud I am sure there are many more bodies
Torrential overnight rainfall causing a landslide in Mocoa, Colombia claims the lives of more than 200 people. Flooding and mudslides sent debris and fast flowing water into houses as residents of Putumayo province’s capital city slept. Over a 1000 army and police personnel have been drafted in to aid the relief effort as the search for hundreds of missing people continues
SES worker Jim Ferguson describes how he pulled a Gold Coast family from the roof of their home An emergency worker has described pulling a family to safety from the roof of their house, minutes before it was washed away by flood waters in Queensland. Jim Ferguson pulled a woman, two children, a grandfather and two dogs to safety from the house in the northern Gold Coast suburb of Luscombe where they had been stranded.
A house swept away by flood waters minutes after the rescue a family of four from the roof
Annastacia Palaszczuk says roads, bridges, homes and schools need rebuilding as forecasters downgrade flood threat to Rockhampton Queensland’s premier said the bill for Cyclone Debbie could run into billions of dollars as thousands of households and businesses geared up to deal with possible flooding in Rockhampton. Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Monday that while it was still too early to pinpoint a specific figure, the destruction wrought on roads, bridges, crops and homes was huge.
A house swept away by flood waters minutes after the rescue a family of four from the roof
Good morning from . The has reached 6.4m. Water expected to rise another 3m to 9.4m on Wednesday.
A house on the Gold Coast in Queensland floats away soon after emergency workers pulled a woman, two children, a grandfather and their two dogs to safety. The state’s premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has said the repair bill after Cyclone Debbie
At least 43 children among those confirmed dead, as survivors in Mocoa are still being pulled from mud and wreckage left José Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night fierce rain unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern . From what Vargas has been able to gather, the torrents of mud, water and debris by the rain-swollen river swept away his daughter and her 18-month-old grandson, Jadir Estiven. Ever since, has been searching for them without success.
Witnesses went into floodwaters at Tumbulgum after one child escaped from the sinking vehicle but were unable to reach three others The search for three people feared dead in a northern New South Wales river will resume on Tuesday morning, with police divers from Sydney heading to flood-hit Tumbulgum. It is feared a woman, her son and daughter died when their car was on Monday afternoon. An eight-year-old girl was able to escape as the vehicle was washed into the water.
Stephanie King and her children, Jacob and Ella-Jane Kabealo, named as victims as council disputes claim road was closed A “heroic” mother who perished with two of her three children after their car plunged into a northern NSW river died trying to save her kids, police say. Stephanie King, 43, was behind the wheel in the flood-ravaged town of Tumbulgum when the vehicle veered off the muddy Dulguigan Road and into Tweed River on Monday afternoon.
Police can confirm the bodies of three people have been retrieved from a submerged vehicle at Tumbulgum - media release to come
Exclusive: new analysis indicates south will get significantly more funding per capita than elsewhere, in part because of higher property prices The government’s planned spending on flood defences heavily favours London and the south-east of England, according to a new analysis, with spending per person up to 13 times higher than in other regions. The set out spending to 2021 and, for major projects, beyond that date. By far the largest projects are those for the Thames estuary, leading to 60% of the planned spending going to London and south-east, home to 32% of England’s population.
US defence expert warns people fleeing low-lying Pacific islands a precursor to ‘climate-exacerbated water insecurities’ that could trigger wider conflict Australia could be on the frontline of a new wave of “climate refugees” displaced by extreme weather events, droughts and rising seas, a US expert on the national security impacts of climate change has warned. Sherri Goodman, a former US deputy undersecretary of defence, argues the impact of climate change – rising seas, extreme weather, prolonged droughts – will be a “threat multiplier” for security challenges, and could be the spark that ignites conflict and drives new waves of mass forced migration.
On a journey through northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, Warren Murray meets locals contending with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie Light to moderate traffic is easing along the Pacific motorway connecting the Gold Coast and the Tweed, with no particular sign of storm damage or delays. But in Chinderah, just inside New South Wales and just off the highway, John Anderson is in full-tilt disaster recovery mode, contending with the aftermath of the flooding rains that ex-cyclone Debbie sent south. At the Gateway Lifestyle Tweed Shores over-50s community, in between dealing with a stream of tradies coming in and out the office door – “Righto mate, do what you’ve gotta do, we’ll pay for it” – Anderson describes how last week the water went through “probably 140” cabin-style homes in this complex that he manages.
Our neighbour rowed us back next door so we could have dinner with them They found some of his gear on South Stradbroke Island
Flooding has wrecked the road in areas where you wouldn’t even have noticed a waterway before
Online donation site raises more than $75,000 in one day for eight-year-old Chloe and her father A northern New South Wales community is rallying around an eight-year-old girl who survived a river tragedy that killed her mother and siblings. As Tumbulgum locals count the cost of the , has raised more than $75,000 in one day for eight-year-old Chloe and her father.