Monthly Archives: May 2011

Iceland Volcano Erupts

The Grimsvotn volcano has erupted in Iceland creating an ash cloud 8 miles high. The eruption and consequent ash cloud is not as serious as the Eyjafjallajokull volcano which led to a widespread no fly zone throughout Europe last year. … Continue reading

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Deadly Tornado Hits Joplin, Missouri

A direct hit from a Tornado has left at least 30 people dead and a scene of destruction in the town of Joplin, Missouri. The mile-wide tornado destroyed buildings and cars as it ripped through the town. A state of … Continue reading

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NDA Storm Chasing May 2011

A couple of us from the NDA are in the US for Tornado Season 2011. You can see how we’ve been getting on below where we’ll post our daily updates and photos of any storms/tornadoes as we see them….

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Missippi River Flooding Causes Mass Evacuations

Heavy rains and melting snow have caused the Mississippi river to expand from half a mile to 3 miles wide. In Memphis, river levels peaked at just under 48 feet (14.6m), a level not seen since the 1930’s. The flood … Continue reading

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New Zealand Tornado Kills 1

Tornado strikes New Zealand leaving 1 dead and 20 injured A tornado struck Auckland on Wednesday 4th May killing one person and injuring 20 others. The suburb of Albany in Auckland was affected by the tornado which had wind speeds … Continue reading

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April Tornadoes in US Kill 350

Devastation in several US States after tornadoes kill 350 people 350 people have now been reported to have died in the devastating tornadoes that struck the Southern US States on Wednesday 27th April. It was just a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Volcano Erupts in Ecuador

An eruption at Tungurahua in Ecuador forces the evacuation of three towns The active stratovolcano, located 80 miles away from Ecuador’s capital Quito, showed signs of restlessness from 21st April and eventually led to a strombolian eruption on 27th April. … Continue reading

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Flooding in April

6 dead in Venezuela floods On April 23rd torrential rain in Venezuela led to devastating floods and landslides, claiming the lives of 6 people. Three people were also reported as missing in the North West. Lake Maracaibo in Zulia, Cojedes, … Continue reading

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