Cyclone Veronica has been wreaking havoc across Western Australia, bringing heavy rain and destructive winds up to 165 km/h.
March 24, 2019 6:14 PM BEIRA (REUTERS) - Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday (March 24), with hundreds left in camps after homes were destroyed.
Worshippers gathered at battered churches in the Mozambican port of Beira on Sunday, praying for divine protection as the death toll crept up from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa.
March 24, 2019 11:16 AM SYDNEY (AFP) - A severe category 3 cyclone blew into the key mining region of Pilbara in Western Australia on Sunday (March 24), forcing evacuations and a halt to port operations, as the north of the country dealt with the effects of an even more powerful storm that hit the previous day.
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The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique has risen to 446 from 417, the minister of land and environment, Celso Correia, said on Sunday, adding that 531,000 people had been affected by the disaster.
Category 3 system set to cause destructive winds for 12 hours or more while Cyclone Trevor brings floods to NT The threat to the Northern Territory from Cyclone Trevor was predicted to shift from destructive winds to flash flooding on Sunday, as residents in Western Australia’s far north braced for dangerous storm surges caused by Cyclone Veronica. Cyclone Trevor crossed the mainland as a category 4 storm on Sunday morning, producing wind gusts of 230km/h around the NT’s border with Queensland. Continue reading...
Officials ‘overwhelmed’ by the scale of the disaster, leading to a delay in humanitarian and rescue missions Beneath the crumbling arcade of the municipal council building in Beira, in Mozambique, a group of families has set up a dismal camp. They sleep on dirty concrete pavement and cook with branches from the trees brought down by Cyclone Idai which swept through southern Africa last week. Winds of more than 100mph triggered devastating floods and more than 400 people were killed, according to government sources. Land and environment minister Celso Correia said that the situation in the country was now critical. Continue reading...
Cyclone Trevor has started to make landfall in Australia.The Bureau of Meteorology said the category four storm cell was "starting to make landfall" between Port McArthur and the Northern Territory-Queensland border at 11:20am on...
The death toll in Mozambique on Saturday climbed to 417 after a cyclone pummeled swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometers, as the UN stepped up calls for more help for survivors. Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique on Friday last week, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that … Continued
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The death toll from a powerful cyclone that pummelled swathes of southern African countries, flooding thousands of square kilometres, on Saturday surged past 600 as diseases stalked tens of thousands of survivors. At least 417 people have died in Mozambique, according to government, bringing to 676 the total deaths when combined with those from neighbouring Zimbabwe. Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique on Friday last week, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe leaving a trail of destruction.
The number of people killed in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has risen to more than 400, a government minister said on Saturday, as the United Nations warned of the risk of further flooding.
The death toll in Mozambique has climbed to 417 after a cyclone devastated swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres (miles), the government said Saturday. Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique on Friday last week, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe. "At this time 417 deaths have been recorded," Lands and Environment Minister Celso Correia told reporters in the port city of Beira.
The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique has risen to 417, the Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Saturday, adding that the situation remained critical.
Residents of Port Hedland and Karratha in Western Australia prepare for Cyclone Veronica, due to hit on Sunday morning Cyclone Trevor has struck the Northern Territory as a category four system, hammering remote communities with destructive 250 km/h winds and torrential rain. It was one of two monster storm fronts bearing down on northern Australia this weekend – cyclone Veronica was hurtling towards the Pilbara region in Western Australia. Continue reading...
The Department of Homeland Security inspector general said Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency unlawfully shared the private information, such as bank numbers, of 2.3 million hurricane and wildfire survivors with a federal contractor that was helping them find temporary housing.
FEMA exposed more than 2 million survivors of recent national disasters to identity theft and fraud by sharing their personal information with an outside company, a federal report revealed Friday. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General released a report that said FEMA shared financial records of people displaced during hurricanes Harvey, Irma...
Cases are reported in the flooded port city of Beira, a week after it was hit by a deadly cyclone.
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Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of our minds right now. Even so, floods, like we see here, lead to real problems accessing clean water. Whether the problem is inundation or water scarcity, satellites can help monitor this precious resource.
A deadly cyclone that hit southern Africa left extensive flooding that looked like "inland oceans" in images from space taken just days after the storm made landfall.Sentinel-1, a satellite mission that's part of the European Union's Earth-observation program, Copernicus, captured imagery on March 19 that showed far-reaching floodwaters around Mozambique's town of Beira on the coast of the Indian Ocean.Cyclone Idai could turn out to be "one of the worst weather-related disasters" in the Southern Hemisphere, said Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization.In Mozambique, at least 1,000 people are feared dead and tens of thousands have lost their homes, according to the United Nations, after the cyclone made landfall on March 14, bringing...
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March 22, 2019 5:00 AM BEIRA (Mozambique) • Rescue workers extended their search in Mozambique yesterday for survivors of devastating floods following a powerful cyclone that ripped through southern Africa a week ago, killing hundreds and destroying buildings and farmland.
BEIRA, Mozambique (AFP) — The death toll from a cyclone that ravaged three southern African countries last week headed Thursday towards 400, as officials estimated that more than 1.7 million people had been affected by the storm and 15,000 people were still stranded in floodwater.As the toll surged from the region's biggest storm in years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced plans to tackle an emerging threat to survivors from malaria and cholera.
The storm names Florence and Michael have officially been retired by the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV Hurricane Committee, which includes the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. Hurricane Florence hit Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14, 2018. The storm claimed 51 lives and caused severe flooding in much of the Carolinas and Virginia. It is considered one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes to ever hit the Carolinas. Soon after Florence, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 10, 2018. With sustained winds of 155 mph and 45 fatalities it is considered one of the most intense hurricanes in the United States. Storm names are on a six-year rotation schedule. However, names are removed from the list when a storm causes substantial...
Rescuers race to reach tens of thousands of people trapped by vast areas of flooding Idai first hit Mozambique on 4 March as a tropical depression with torrential rain that also affected southern Malawi. It then changed course, moving back over the sea where the storm strengthened to a cyclone with the equivalent force of a category 3 hurricane. Continue reading...
Thousands of people remain stranded in floodwaters in the wake of Cyclone Idai, which struck the coast of Mozambique and swept through Zimbabwe last week. Mozambique's Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia told reporters that 15,000 people are still stranded. But as rescue workers struggle to gain access to regions largely choked off by the flooding, the death toll is expected to rise sharply. "Our biggest fight is against the clock," Correia said. The cyclone has claimed more than 200 lives in Mozambique, 139 in Zimbabwe and 56 in Malawi, officials said. Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi said the death toll there could climb to 1,000. Aerial footage of the devastation shows acres of land submerged in water, sparing only treetops in what has been deemed one of the most destructive natural...
What will normal be when a changing climate drives the weather that produces new floods?
WINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone.
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More than 600 million people lack clean drinking water. Drought affects more than 35 million every year. And by 2050, 1.3 billion people will live in flood-prone areas. Most people think that building dams,...
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Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
PUERTO RICO — In the dark and isolating days after Hurricane Maria, people across Puerto Rico invented new ways to communicate: Elderly couples in need of food or water would raise a flag at their home. Neighbors created amateur security systems, banging on pots for a minute each night to mark the start of a...
Mozambique's Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Thursday the death toll has risen to 242 in the country, after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
[CAJ News] Chimanimani -THE death toll in the floods devastating Zimbabwe is feared to reach 500 as hundreds of people remain missing.
[The Herald] Chiredzi -Over 300 residents here have lost their houses, which were constructed on wetlands, to flash floods that swept through Chiredzi Town last month.
[The Herald] Severe floods in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe have affected up to 1,5 million people and left up to more than 300 dead after Cyclone Idai tore through the three countries.
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[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week.
March 21, 2019 5:00 AM MAPUTO/HARARE • Mozambique started three days of national mourning yesterday after a powerful cyclone and flooding killed hundreds of people and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.
The now category one storm is expected to intensify, bringing destructive winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm tide Cyclone Trevor is heading for the Northern Territory, after leaving a trail of destruction behind in north Queensland. The now category one storm is offshore over the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria and is due to cross the gulf on Thursday or Friday. Continue reading...
A string of small Missouri towns prepared for the next deluge along the raging Missouri River on Wednesday after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing. High water unleashed by last week's late-winter storm and melting snow has already inundated a large swath of Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri River, North America's longest river. The Missouri River's next major flood crest was forecast to hit St. Joseph, Missouri, at 6 a.m. on Friday and Kansas City, Missouri, 55 miles (88 km) to the south, about 24 hours later, said Mike Glasch of the Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The names of last year's two monster hurricanes – Florence and Michael – will never be used again after they were officially "retired" Thursday.
When Cyclone Idai, a devastating tropical storm, swept across southeastern Africa on Thursday, it killed at least 150 people, displaced hundreds of thousands and left Beira, a coastal city of a half-million people in central Mozambique, almost totally destroyed. In the aftermath, with some of their neighbors still trapped on rooftops or in trees, some local residents began the long process of recovery with a small but notable rebuttal to nature, by beginning to move the beach back to its rightful place. The storm, which made landfall on Thursday, pushed tons of sand from the city's beach onto downtown streets, complicating emergency response efforts that were already hampered by a total lack of electricity, telecommunications networks or running water, says Jamie LeSueur, emergency operations...
Nebraskans struggled on Wednesday to clear the wreckage left by deadly floods that caused an estimated $1 billion in damage, while emergency officials farther south kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as the disaster threatened to spread.
Aid workers rushed to save people trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.
As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere’s worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts.
March 20, 2019 11:17 AM BROWNVILLE, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) - Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday (March 19) to take stock of the devastation unleashed across the US Midwest by floods that have killed four people, left one missing and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads.
The eastern district of Chimanimani was worst-hit, with houses and most of the region's bridges washed away by flash floods
The number of people killed after cyclone Idai, a powerful storm and floods in Mozambique, could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures. - REUTERS
Filed under: Impact, US, Weather March 20 (Reuters) - The flooding that devastated the U.S. Midwest is likely to last into next week, as rain and melted snow flow into Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi, the National Weather Service said. Floods driven by melting snow in the Dakotas will persist even as Nebraska and Iowa dig out from storms that have killed four people, left one missing and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
March 20, 2019 5:00 AM SENTANI (Papua) • At least 89 people are known to have died after flash floods and landslides tore through Indonesia's Papua region, with the toll expected to rise as rescuers search for dozens still missing, the national disaster agency said yesterday.
Although aid is now trickling into Zimbabwe in the wake of Cyclone Idai, boulders from mudslides are still blocking some roads. Floods washed away bridges that connect a number of the most devastated areas, forcing some military and aid workers to move by foot.
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Vice President Mike Pence in Nebraska on Tuesday took stock of the devastation unleashed across the U.S. Midwest by floods that have killed four people, left one missing and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads. The way communities come together and people volunteer to put themselves in harm's way to help others," Pence said Tuesday in Omaha, according to an official statement. Pence also said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is working to expedite a request from Nebraska's governor for a federal emergency declaration, which will provide more aid to the state.
Much of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and parts of Illinois remain submerged in water, at least four people have died and countless businesses have been washed away by the historic floods.
The floodwaters have inundated a large swath of farm states Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America's longest river, prompting half of Iowa's 99 counties to declare states of emergency."Touched down in Omaha, Nebraska to survey flood damage & thank volunteers & emergency personnel," Pence said on Twitter, in a post that included photos of him meeting with the governors of both states and lawmakers. Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin have all declared states of emergency in the floods, which stem from a powerful winter hurricane known as a "bomb cyclone" that slammed into the U.S. Farm Belt last week, killing untold numbers of livestock, destroying grains and soybeans in storage, and cutting off access to farms because of road and rail damage. The latest confirmed death was identified...
Many of NASA's satellites spend their entire lives pointed deep into the cosmos, but the space agency also had plenty of lenses pointed back down towards Earth. NASA tracks all kinds of things that happen here on our planet, including weather systems and natural disasters like the record-setting floods currently taking place in Nebraska.In a new series of images, NASA's Landsat 8 satellite shows how dramatically much of Nebraska has changed as flood waters turned otherwise calm waterways into lake-sized bodies of water spilling into populated areas. The following before-and-after photos were snapped a year apart.March 2018:March 2019:The flooding has resulted in several evacuation orders across a wid area, primarily affecting communities near the river system that includes the Missouri...
Catastrophic floods devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday after leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, with waters yet to crest in parts of the U.S. Midwest for several days.
Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone, which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday.Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique’s coast unleashing hurricane-force wind and rain that flooded swathes of the poor country before battering eastern Zimbabwe – killing 705 people across the two nations.“It is inevitable that cases of cholera and malaria will arise. In many areas we are…
Scale of devastation across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi ‘extraordinary’ Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers try to restore electricity and water and prevent an outbreak of cholera. In Mozambique the number of dead has risen to 446, with 259 dead in Zimbabwe and at least 56 dead in Malawi. Continue reading...
Mozambique reported scores more deaths on Saturday from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa that have killed at least 732 people.
Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in camps after homes were destroyed.
Aid agencies have warned the humanitarian disaster in Mozambique following Cyclone Idai could be similar to those in Yemen and Syria. Authorities fear it will only get worse.
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As the floodwaters from Cyclone Idai have started to recede, the death toll has risen to more than 600 across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi and is expected to continue to grow. The storm hit the southeastern region of Africa on March 14, causing extensive damage. During a visit to Beira, Mozambique, Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, viewed the devastation from above, and said in a statement that "the scale of this crisis is staggering." "Tragically, we know that the full picture of this disaster is probably even worse than it seems now," As Sy said. "The death toll will probably rise further as more and more areas are reached and as more and more bodies are recovered." A satellite image of of Beira, Mozambique, taken on...
[The Herald] Last week Cyclone Idai battered Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique, leaving a trail of death and destruction of biblical proportions, with close to two million people affected by the tropical storm. In Zimbabwe, the death toll stood at 142, Malawi 57 while in Mozambique it is feared that up to 1 000 people have died. Many more are still missing and the death toll is rising.
Mozambique reported scores more deaths on Saturday from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa that have killed at least 732 people and left thousands in desperate need of help, many on rooftops and trees.
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The death toll in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has jumped to 417, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said on Saturday, adding that the situation remained critical.
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Report finds Fema unnecessarily shared personal information, including bank details, with outside contractor The US disaster relief agency unnecessarily released sensitive identifiable data, including banking information, of 2.3m disaster survivors to an outside contractor, according to a report by theOffice of Inspector General. The survivors, who were affected by hurricanes Harvey , Irma , and Maria , as well as the 2017 wildfires in California , had provided their information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) while applying for transitional sheltering in hotels. Continue reading...
A "major privacy incident" unnecessarily exposed hurricane and wildfire survivors' banking information to a contractor.
Wow! It’s World Water Day, as observed by the United Nations. Pretty much everything AMS is about has to do with water—from raindrops to atmospheric rivers to thunderstorms and hurricanes on to ocean currents and groundwater. Which is why this concluding paragraph from the AMS Policy Program’s recently released study, “Toward an Integrated Approach to […]
The misstep has put the survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires "at increased risk of identity theft and fraud."
Torrential rains in Malawi have caused dozens of deaths. Arjan van de Merwe/UNDP/Flickr Robert Šakić Trogrlić, Heriot-Watt University Severe floods...
Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer were cleaning up after the devastating floods in Nebraska when they spotted a small black box in the distance. It just sat there, a dark contrast on a wet and muddy field.
[Daily Maverick] In the Tanganda River, Chipinge and Chimanimani districts of Zimbabwe, floods wiped away bridges, homes and human lives.
The names of two hurricanes that caused widespread devastation from Florida to Virginia last year have been retired.
The situation in the port city of Beira in Mozambique was "boiling" as residents suffered shortages of food, water and other essentials one week after a devastating cyclone, the head of a South African rescue operation said on Friday. Cyclone Idai battered Beira, a low-lying city of 500,000 residents, with strong winds and torrential rains last week, before moving inland to neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. In Mozambique, 242 were killed in the storm and resulting floods, according to the official death toll, although this is expected to rise.
In cities and villages across Mozambique the huge need for aid and assistance is not being met Cyclone Idai brings devastation to Mozambique – visual guide The main road connecting the cyclone-devastated Mozambican city of Beira to neighbouring Zimbabwe comes to an abrupt end. A section almost 100 metres long is almost entirely under water, an angry muddy gash where the tarmac was ripped away by the floods and raging currents. A week after the onset of Cyclone Idai , as the waters have receded in some places, some of those trapped in villages in the midst of the flood waters have at last managed to get out. Continue reading...
Cyclone Idai ripped through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe on March 14, triggering flash floods, ferocious winds, and mudslides across the two countries.
Rescue workers plucked more survivors to safety from trees and roofs on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.
Cyclone Idai left death, destruction, and a sprawling inland sea in its wake. The powerful tropical cyclone -- which struck Mozambique last Thursday as the equivalent of a Category 2 or 3 hurricane with winds of around 100 mph -- has left at least 150 dead and 600,000 in need of help in the flooded nation said the EU, though the Associated Press reports over 300 fatalities as of March 21 when accounting for deaths in neighboring Zimbabwe.The cyclone's widespread flooding -- in part overshadowed by simultaneous and historic flooding in the Midwest -- has left behind an inundated area some 200 square miles in size (518 square kilometers), with the inland sea reaching up to 15 miles wide, according to satellite images from the European Space Agency (ESA). > And for better comparison a GIF...
Stranded motorist tells of encountering scenes of ‘total devastation and death’ A man who walked through an area of Mozambique’s flood-hit countryside in the wake of Cyclone Idai has said he saw hundreds of bodies by the side of the road, describing scenes of “devastation and destruction”. Graham Taylor was trying to drive home from the ravaged port city of Beira eastward to Chimoio on Saturday, two days after the cyclone made landfall. Stranded in the floods, he abandoned his car and walked more than 15 miles (25km) from the village of Lamego to Nhamatanda early on Monday morning. Continue reading...
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Beira /Mozambique -Aid workers rushed to save people trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.
As icy, lethal flood waters fed by rains and melting snow recede in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwest states downstream were set on Thursday for a relentless surge of the Missouri River. Flooding from last week's storm has already caused nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killed at least four people with another missing. "This isn't over," said David Roth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center.
[The Herald] As humanitarian assistance continues to pour in towards victims of Tropical Cyclone Idai that ravaged Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the African Union Commission yesterday announced a US$350,000 emergency fund for disaster mitigation.
Rescue workers widened their search in Mozambique and Zimbabwe on Thursday for survivors of devastating floods following a cyclone that ripped through southern Africa a week ago, killing hundreds and destroying buildings and farmland.
Rescue workers extended their search in Mozambique on Thursday for survivors of devastating floods following a powerful cyclone that ripped through southern Africa a week ago, killing hundreds and destroying buildings and farmland.
[The Conversation Africa] Severe floods in Malawi have affected about a million people and claimed 56 lives.
The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique rose to 242 and around 15,000 people still needed to be rescued, the Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Thursday.
Countless people have been killed and almost a million left destitute after what could be one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere.A national disaster has been declared in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai...
Rescue workers say they are scrambling to save around 10,000 survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai who are clinging onto rooftops in Mozambique, amid the threat of rising floods as heavy rain continues in heavily affected regions.
[The Conversation Africa] Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across southern Africa throughout the month of March. Lingering in the Mozambique Channel at tropical cyclone intensity for six days, the storm made landfall in Beira, Mozambique in the middle of the month, then tracked in a westerly direction until its dissipation.
Focus the sun’s beams on the tropical ocean at peak intensity. Add in warm, moist air. Stir the pot with the motion of the spinning globe. The results become the most powerful storms on Earth, whether they’re called hurricanes, typhoons, cyclonic storms or tropical cyclones. Climate change is making warm water, the fuel for storms, more abundant, and rising sea levels are making storm surge more destructive. Rapid development means that 3 billion people — roughly 40 percent of the world’s popul
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Many of NASA’s satellites spend their entire lives pointed deep into the cosmos, but the space agency also had plenty of lenses pointed back down towards Earth. NASA tracks all kinds of things that happen here on our planet, including weather systems and natural disasters like the record-setting floods currently taking place in Nebraska. In...
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Aid workers scrambled to save hundreds trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds of people and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.
[Daily Maverick] Much of the damage and death and destruction from Cyclone Idai could have been limited if there were proper environmental controls in place in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Floods driven by melting snow in the Dakotas will persist even as Nebraska and Iowa dig out from storms that have killed four people, left one missing and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads. "It's already not looking good downstream for the middle and lower Mississippi and Missouri (rivers) into Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri," Bob Oravec, a meteorologist with the NWS's Weather Prediction Center, said early Wednesday.
[Deutsche Welle] Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe causing devastating floods and affecting hundreds of thousands of people. More rains are expected as rescue teams struggle to reach survivors and bring in aid.
The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country's death toll from a storm that could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere.
Almost a week after the storm made landfall, there are fears the death toll could be in the thousands.
Humanitarian aid groups are rescuing survivors of Cyclone Idai which swept through Mozambique and Malawi before hitting Zimbabwe. The storm rapidly inundated communities with torrential rain, creating inland oceans in Mozambique. Sacha Myers of Save the Children, in Mozambique, told NPR, "The situation at the moment, in Mozambique ... is getting worse by the hour. The area is already inundated by floods that hit the area last month. The cyclone has come through. It has destroyed everything in its path." Myers says 100,000 people in Mozambique alone need urgent rescue. The World Food Program says "inland oceans" in Mozambique extend for "miles and miles in all directions," where survivors cram onto rooftops and cling to trees, waiting to be rescued. "People visible from the air may be the lucky...
Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation unleashed across the U.S. Midwest by floods that have killed four people and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads.
The storm inundated parts of southern Africa with massive floods, stranding survivors on rooftops and in trees. Hundreds are reported dead and the toll is expected to rise.
JAKARTA: The death toll from flash floods that hit a district in the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua over the weekend has climbed to 89, while 74 others are still missing, authorities said Tuesday.
As floodwaters begin to recede, Vice President Pence announced in a tweet that he will visit Nebraska on Tuesday to take stock of the devastation. His visit comes as 74 cities, 65 counties and four tribal areas have declared states of emergency in Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. Water submerged large swaths of the state, as well as Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin, ravaging farms and swamping homes. At least four people have been killed and hundreds of others have been displaced. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that Pence will be joined by Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. Steve Hespen, the sheriff of Dodge County, Neb., told NPR that several levies were breached in the region he patrols after a " bomb cyclone " poured...