Monthly Archives: September 2011

Wildfires in Texas affect more than 1500 homes

The Wild Fires in Texas have continued to rage due to high winds and continued dry conditions. In Bastrop County, a 16 mile wide fire destroyed more than 800 homes and left two people dead. ¬†Around 4000 people had to … Continue reading

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20 dead, 50 missing as Typhoon Talas strikes Japan

20 people have been killed and at least 50 are missing after Typhoon Talas struck western Japan on Saturday 3rd September. The powerful typhoon had winds of up to 108 km per hour (68 miles per hour) when it made … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene kills 54 and leaves a trial of destruction

Hurricane Irene formed over the Atlantic Ocean on 20th August and headed towards Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands where it was recorded as an intense category 3 hurricane with winds of more than 120 miles per hour (192 km … Continue reading

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Landslides claim 23 lives in Uganda

Heavy rain in eastern Uganda has claimed the lives of 23 people. The landslides occurred on Monday 29th August affecting two villages in the Bulambuli district, 167 miles northeast of the capital Kampala. Officials claim that the death toll is … Continue reading

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