Emergency services tell people to avoid Coverack area and not to drive through flood waters after violent storms on Tuesday afternoon Homes have been evacuated on the south coast of Cornwall as flash floods sweep through the county after violent thunder storms on Tuesday afternoon. Cornwall Fire and Rescue has told people to avoid the Coverack area because of “major flooding”.
Major flooding in area please avoid this area & do not attempt to drive through any flood water.
Heavy rain in the Turkey’s biggest city of have caused substantial flooding on it roads and Metro network. Commuters attempting to head to work captured the scenes as rainwater invaded the city’s underground transport system, submerging rail tracks and rushing down flights of stairs. Rainfall is expected to decrease in the next 18 hours.
Australian firefighters called in to help as blazes burning across western province are expected to worsen Canada is deploying military aircraft and Australia is sending 50 firefighters to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia that have forced 39,000 people from their homes. Federal public safety minister Ralph Goodale said the western Canadian province had made two requests to the federal government for military assistance to fight the fires, which he said were expected to worsen.
Despite severe burns, depression and deafness in later life, the incident failed to keep her from the fairway, says Penny Aldred My mother was struck by lightning on 1 June 1953, the day before the coronation, while playing golf <(a href="https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/jul/13/what-its-like-to-be-struck-by-lightning" title="">What it’s like to be struck by lightning, 13 July). It was reported in the Times the next day, rather less prominently than the news of the conquest of Everest. Happily she survived another 55 years, but she spent quite a long time in hospital, with nobody knowing how to treat her, suffering from severe burns, depression (for which electric shock treatment was suggested, until it was pointed out that this was what she had already had) and muscle weakness.
At least nine people were killed and others were believed to be missing when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barrelled through a normally tranquil swimming area in Tonto National Forest where more than 100 people were taking refuge from summer heat, authorities said on Sunday.
World’s oldest insurance market warns cost to global economy of cyber-attack could be as much as worst natural disasters Lloyd’s of London has warned that a serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy more than $120bn (£92bn) – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Published two months after and hit nearly 100 countries, a 56-page report from the world’s oldest insurance market says the threat posed by such global attacks has spiralled and poses a huge risk to business and governments over the next decade.
Thunderstorm eight miles upstream caused lethal flooding of canyon
Fire chief: ‘They had no warning. They heard a roar and it was on top of them’
An Arizona sheriff’s office said on Sunday at least eight people had died in flash flooding and others were missing after a wall of water swept through a popular swimming hole inside Tonto National Forest. Gila County sheriff J Adam Shepherd said crews were still searching the missing people. Earlier, Water Wheel fire and medical district fire chief Ron Sattelmaier fire chief said at least four people were dead and about a dozen more missing.
Officials say 11 homes affected, including the two that were destroyed
Sinkhole, the largest in Pasco County for 30 years, is 250ft wide and 50ft deep
Officials said on Saturday that a huge sinkhole that swallowed a boat and destroyed two homes in Florida had stopped growing and had not had any recent significant movement. Pasco County assistant administrator for public safety Kevin Guthrie said the sinkhole was the largest in the county in three decades. The sinkhole is 250ft wide and 50ft deep.
‘All of a sudden there was this lighting flash that hit,’ said JP Nadeau, who was able to continue his speech and said he was not injured in the incident JP Nadeau was determined not to let anything get in the way of his daughter’s wedding – not even a lighting bolt that surged through his hand partway through his toast to the newlyweds. The Canadian couple had just been married an hour earlier at an outdoor ceremony in his family’s apple orchard in Woodstock, New Brunswick on Saturday. A few clouds had started to roll in on the hot, sunny day as the father of the bride took the microphone to make his speech.
A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.” “Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published [global average surface temperature (GAST)] data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming,” according to a study published June 27 by two scientists and a veteran statistician. The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UK’s Met Office, all of which make adjustments to...
Nearly 8,000 people have been forced from their homes in California, while fires have caused destruction in Arizona, Oregon, Nevada and British Columbia Wildfires have been barreling across the baking landscape of the western US and Canada, forcing thousands of residents to flee and destroying homes. In California, two major wildfiresa have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their properties.
A deluge of rain across Asia has forced 1.6 million people to evacuate their homes in central China alone. In Tibet, dramatic video caught the moment rain washed away the foundations of a building, causing it to collapse
Huge tank in Oxfordshire replicates the power and shape of the waves and will lead to improved coastal defences, building design and response plans The full and devastating power of tsunamis has been recreated in lab for the first time, revealing valuable secrets about the little-understood waves. The work will lead to vital improvements to sea defences, coastal buildings and evacuation plans, ultimately saving lives. Five major tsunamis have struck coasts around the world since 2004, killing 300,000 people, and the risks are rising as coastal cities expand. But the terrible violence of the giant waves means any scientific instruments present are almost always destroyed. The result is little knowledge of the huge forces with which tsunamis hit coasts.
Infrastructure became a national talking point after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake devastated Christchurch in 2011, but were lessons learned? At three minutes past midnight on 14 November last year, Wellington found out There was an uneasy sense of recognition as Mike Gillooly, , helicoptered over the township of Kaikoura, the epicentre of New Zealand’s latest major earthquake, last November. Railway tracks had been hauled off their foundations and lay sprawled across roads. Massive landslides entirely covered the main highway, cutting off access to this small seaside settlement on the east of the country’s South Island. Along the coast, the seabed had been almost two metres, exposing shellfish clinging to previously submerged rocks. Inland, Gillooly could see that had appeared along fault lines running through hilly farmland. If we decide we don’t want to pay for better infrastructure, then we shouldn’t be moaning when the shit hits the fan We were caring for the immediate needs of people: shelter, food, sanitation. Those are the first things we look for
After a crisis, private contractors move in and suck up funding for work done badly, if at all – then those billions get cut from government budgets. Like Grenfell Tower, Hurricane Katrina revealed a disdain for the poor. By Naomi Klein There have been times in my reporting from disaster zones when I have had the unsettling feeling that I was seeing not just a crisis in the here and now, but getting a glimpse of the future – a preview of where the road we are all on is headed, unless we somehow grab the wheel and swerve. When I listen to Donald Trump speak, with his obvious relish in creating an atmosphere of chaos and destabilisation, I often think: I’ve seen this before, in those strange moments when portals seemed to open up into our collective future. One of those moments arrived in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, as I watched hordes of private military contractors descend on the flooded city to find ways to profit from the disaster, even as thousands of the city’s residents, abandoned by their government, were treated like dangerous criminals just for trying to survive.