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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Flood Update

138 fatalities have now been reported after flooding began on 29 August in the North Hamgyong Province. 400 people are also missing. According to Reliefweb, Heoryong City, Musan and Yonsa counties are the most severely affected areas. An estimated 69,000 people … Continue reading

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6 May US tornado outbreak

Several tornadoes were witnessed across the southern USstates including Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Texas on Wednesday 6th May. More than 50 preliminary tornadoes have been reported including 9 in Kansas.   Oklahoma was the worse affected after a large tornado … Continue reading

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Extensive damage caused by a tornado and storms in Germany

On Tuesday 5th May an F3 tornado caused extensive damage in the town of Bützow located near Rostock in northern Germany. Widespread destruction was reported including overturned and damaged cars, uprooted trees and structural damage to buildings. The streets were … Continue reading

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Dar es Salaam Floods kill 2

Floods caused by torrential rain on 6 May have killed 2 people and left hundreds homeless inDar es Salaam,Tanzania. Fatalities include a 2 year old child and an elderly man.   Extensive damage has been caused to the infrastructure in … Continue reading

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Nepal Earthquake kills over 7000

On 25th April 06:11 (UTC) a shallow (15 km) magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck 34 km (21 miles) ESE of Lamjung in Nepal causing devastation. The earthquake was felt as far away as southern India including Karnataka and Kerala, Bangladesh, Pakistan, … Continue reading

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Calbuco Erupts

Calbuco, located in southern Chile erupted without warning on 22 April 2015 leading to the evacuation of thousands of people. The volcano has a summit of 2003m (elevation: 6570ft) and is one of the most active volcano in the region. … Continue reading

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Cyclone Pam

  Widespread devastation has been caused by cyclone Pam after it struck Vanuatuon 13thMarch.   Official figures from OCHA claim that there are now 11 confirmed fatalities. The death toll figures have varied from 16 to 24 but revised to … Continue reading

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Storms in Tanzania kill 47

47 people have been killed after storms bringing heavy rainfall, high wind speeds and hail struck the villages of Mwakata, Magung’unhwa and Nhumbi in Msalala district on 3 March 2015. 5000 people have been affected, 3500 have been made homeless … Continue reading

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Fogo eruption update

The eruption at Fogo ended on 8 February 2015 according to The Observatório Vulcanológico de Cabo Verde. In early January the activity started decreasing. The eruption which began on 23 November 2014 caused devastation to villages in the vicinity of … Continue reading

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Turrialba Eruption

Turrialba volcano located in Costa Rica erupted on 8th March forcing closure of Juan Santamaría International Airport and Tobias Bolaños airport along with ten schools in San José located 30 miles from the volcano. According to reports the eruption on … Continue reading

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