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Thai floods hit 7 provinces

Floods have hit seven provinces in Thailand claiming lives of at least three people since Monday.

The Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge over the Moei River has been closed due to heavy rainfall, the Disaster Relief Department said.

Around 25,000 people have been evacuated to relief camps after floods in Karen State, Myanmar.

The 2011 Thai floods had claimed lives of at least 815 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 31, 2013

Vietnam floods 2013: Five dead, 200 houses destroyed

Recent Vietnam floods have claimed lives of at least five people and left one other missing, Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control said today.

Vietnam floods have left seven others injured and damaged over 200 houses, Flood and Storm Control Committee added.

According to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center, the tropical storm Jebi is forecast to move north and northwest in next 24-48 hours.

The 2008 Vietnam floods had claimed lives of at least 100 people. Vietnam floods have claimed lives of around 500 in last five years (2008-present).

Around 25,000 people have been evacuated to relief camps after floods in Karen State, Myanmar.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 31, 2013

Myanmar Floods 2013: Karen State flooding evacuates 25,000

Around 25,000 people have been evacuated to relief camps after floods in Karen State, Myanmar.

Evacuated people are living in 80 different relief camps.

Myanmar Floods have also affected people in Mon and Rakhine states.

The Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge over the Moei River has been closed due to heavy rainfall, the Disaster Relief Department said.

Recent floods in Maluku province in eastern Indonesia have claimed lives of at least four people and left six missing, disaster management and mitigation agency said.

Similarly flash floods in Vietnam have claimed lives of five people, according to the Central Steering Committee for Storm and Flood Control.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 31, 2013

Mission, South Dakota flooding 2013: Over 100 evacuated

Flash flooding in Mission, South Dakota has destroyed many homes and caused the evacuation of over 100 people.

Strong storm brought damaging hail, wind, and flash flooding in South Dakota.

Evacuated people are taking shelter at the community center in Rosebud, KSFY reported.

Tribal Officials are assessing flood damage in South Dakota.

North Dakota flooding in May 2013 also forced the evacuation of 1,300 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 31, 2013

Yorkshire floods today: Flood damage in Calder Valley and Todmorden

Extremely heavy rains have caused flood damage in Calder Valley and Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Walsden, near Todmorden in West Yorkshire, England has been hit by up to 18in (46cm) of water.

The Environment Agency had issued flood alert for the River Calder and its tributaries from Todmorden to Brighouse.

Yorkshire floods today have affected around 20 houses. Several properties in Walsden have suffered flood damage, BBC reported.

Half a month's rainfall was recorded in just two hours in Yorkshire.

Below is a photo of Yorkshire floods today showing house and car submerged in rain water near the village of Coniston Cold in North Yorks (EDI Photo John Giles. PA).



In other hand, downpours have given relief from the heatwave. But still the Met Office has issued a level two heatwave warning for the south east and east of England for Thursday and Friday.

The worst flooding in 12 years on the River Ouse affected York in September 2013.

Yorkshire floods 2007 had claimed lives of at least 1…

Dolakha, Nepal lightning claims 1, injures 36

Lightning strike in Dolakha, Nepal has claimed life of one person and injured thirty six others.

Lightning struck Bigu-7 in Dolakha district Monday night.

The injured people are having treatment at local health institutions,The Himalayan Times reported.

Lightning in Nepal claimed lives of five people, including 2 kids in March 2013. Thunderstorm and lightning are common natural tragedies in Nepal.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 30, 2013

4 killed, 6 missing in Indonesia floods: Disaster management and mitigation agency

Recent floods in Maluku province in eastern Indonesia have claimed lives of at least four people and left six missing, disaster management and mitigation agency said.

Rain triggered natural calamities have displaced more than 1,000 people, Xinhua has reported quoting disaster management official.

Displaced people from Ambon city are taking shelter in tents and school buildings currently.

On July 25, Maluku dam collapse in Indonesia claimed one and injured 32 others, disaster management and mitigation agency said.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 30, 2013

Italy tornado 2013: Milan tornado injures 12 (Video)

Tornadoes in Milan, Italy have injured at least 12 people and damaged several buildings and vehicles.

Tornado hit Grezzago area destroying cars, overturned trucks. Violent storm hit Vaprio, Trezzo and Grezzago (Milan).

Firemen, civil protection were involved in rescue operation. The fire brigade, the police and ambulances reached the tornado area immediately.

Tornado in Italy injured at least eleven people in May 2013.

According to the European Severe Weather Database, twelve tornadoes hit Italy in 2012.

Below is some you tube videos of Italy tornado 2013.



Below is another Italy tornado video (Tromba d'aria a Trezzo 29-07-2013).



Original post: Natural Disasters List July 29, 2013

K2 Avalanche: 2 New Zealand climbers missing

A father and son from New Zealand are reported to be missing in an avalanche on K2, the second highest mountain in the world.

K2 avalanche damaged Camp 3 and left both men missing, Nepalese Sherpas said. They were waiting at Camp 3 for the weather to clear.

K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth after Mount Everest located on the border between Pakistan and China.

An avalanche above second base camp of the Mount Everest, World' highest peak claimed life of a climber in May 2013.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 29, 2013

Germany Hailstorm: Wassel hit by Giant hailstones (Video)

A severe hailstorm hit German village of Wassel in Sehnte Saturday evening.

German hailstones were the size of tennis balls. Hailstones damaged roofs, windows and several vehicles, local medias reported.

The most catastrophic hailstorm in Europe struck Munich, Germany on July 12, 1984. Germany hailstorm damaged some 70,000 homes and injured 400 people. Germany hailstorm damage was estimated at over US$2 billion.

Related post: Germany natural calamities 2013 list

Below is a raw you tube video of German hailstorm by Associated Press.



Original post: Natural Disasters List July 28, 2013

Tropical Storm Flossie 2013: Emergency preparedness tips by FEMA

Tropical Storm Flossie is expected to cause flooding and waves up to 18 feet high even mudslides, tornadoes and waterspouts in some areas.

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Flossie 2013 is forecast to make landfall on the northern tip of the Big Island Monday morning.

Hawaii Gov. has signed an emergency proclamation in preparation of Tropical Storm Flossie. The U.S. Coast Guard has closed ports on the Big Island and Maui.  

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a series of emergency preparedness tips for Hawaiians. FEMA has urged residents to listen to the instructions of local officials. Hawaii residents are said to stay away from flood waters and follow the direction of emergency management officials.

Following the University of Hawaii, all campuses on Hawaii Island will be closed on Monday, Hawaii News Now reported.

Tropical storm Flossie may be the first to hit Hawaii since 1992. Hawaii hasn’t been hit by a tropical storm or hur…

NC Flooding 2013: 2 killed in Charlotte flooding

NC Flooding 2013 has claimed lives of at least two people.

Rain-swollen Wilson Creek swept away two including a 10-year-old girl. NC Creek is located nearly 100 miles north of Charlotte.

Flood damage assessment teams have found seven homes and three businesses with major damage. But there are reports of damage to 130 homes and other buildings.

A state of emergency has been declared due to widespread flooding in Catawba County, Hickory and Newton.

Emergency shelter was opened at the Newton Recreation Center after Catawba County Emergency Management requested the American Red Cross.

Earlier too NC Flooding 2013 caused damage in the Asheville area in May.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 28, 2013

2 missing in mudslides, floods in western Japan

At least two people are missing in rain triggered natural calamities in Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures of western Japan.

Heavy rainfall on Sunday morning flooded several houses and roads in the city of Yamaguchi.

Japan Meteorological Agency has predicted thunderstorms in Tohoku region overnight. Similarly parts of Chugoku are expected to get up to 120 mm of rain by Monday evening, The Japan Times reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 28, 2013

Spanish Mallorca forest fire: Worst fire in 15 years evacuates 700

About 700 people have been evacuated due to forest fire in Mallorca, Spain.

Mallorca fire has burned around 1,800 hectares, most of them of either pine forest or low-lying woodland, Xinhua reported quoting government official of the Balearic islands.

Mallorca forest fire has affected Es Grau, Ses Tanquetes and Estellenc.

About 370 firefighter, civil defense members and the military emergency unit are struggling to control the fire with the help of 24 planes and helicopters.

The fire started on Friday just east of the leisure port of Andratx. This is believed to the worst fire in Spanish Mallorca for 15 years.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 28, 2013

Landslide in Liaoning Province of China claims 6

Landslide in Liaoning Province of China has claimed lives of at least six people around 4:20 a.m. Sunday morning.

Heavy rains for over 10 hours caused landslide in Zhongshan District in Dalian City.

Disaster cleanup and relief works are going on, Xinhua reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 28, 2013

Yemen Flood News: Heavy rain flood streets in Sanaa

Heavy rains caused flood on a street in Sanaa, Yemen, Xinhua reported.

Yemen flood closed several roads and trapped some cars in the flood water in capital Sanaa.

Below is a photo of Yemenis pushing a trapped car in Sanaa, Yemen (Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed).


The 2008 Yemen floods which occurred on October 23 had claimed lives of at least 65 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 28, 2013

Floods prompt emergency in Catawba Co., Hickory and Newton

A state of emergency has been declared due to widespread flooding in Catawba County, Hickory and Newton.

At least 12 people are living in an emergency shelter at the Newton Recration Center, the Red Cross said. Emergency shelter was opened after Catawba County Emergency Management requested the American Red Cross.

The Hickory area received between 4 and 6 inches of rainfall Saturday morning, the National Weather Service. Similarly about 8 inches of rainfall have been recorded in Newton and Conover.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch and flood advisory.

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding, downed trees and power lines in Catawba County, wsoctv reported.

Officials are collecting Catawba County flood damage data through a website.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 28, 2013

Floods, landslide in Gorontalo, Indonesia: 4 killed, State of emergency declared

Floods and landslide in Gorontalo, Indonesia have claimed lives of at least four people and left three others missing, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said.

Rain triggered natural calamities in Indonesia have damaged several buildings and displaced more than 600 residents.

Heavy rainfall caused the Tongo River to overflow its banks and hit the Bone Pantai and Bulawa area.

Road linking to Ombulo Hijau village, in Bone Pantai has been washed away. A state of emergency has been declared for the next seven days, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 27, 2013

Flood alerts in Hawaii as tropical storm Flossie nears

Flood alerts have been issued by Hawaii State Civil Defense following a tropical storm Flossie.

As of 03:00 UTC Saturday, tropical storm Flossie was located 2070 km E of Hilo Hawaii.

Hawaii authorities has issued an alert for "torrential" rains and dangerous flash floods early next week. Tropical storm Flossie has a 5 percent chance to grow into a hurricane.

A National Weather Service projection has forecasts tropical storm Flossie passing directly over Hawaii early Tuesday.

There is high danger of flash floods, mudslides and rockslides due to tropical storm Flossie, NBC News reported.

Tropical Storm Flossie is the sixth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 27, 2013

Severe flooding in Ireland's Letterkenny hospital, emergency declared

An emergency situation has been declared after severe flooding in Ireland's Letterkenny General Hospital.

Emergency was followed after a tributary of the River Swilley overflowed and caused flooding around 17:00 BST Friday.

Seventy bed emergency unit has been opened for the evacuated people and crisis management team has been activated, RTE News reported.

Heavy rains have even caused flash flooding in parts of Dublin, Wicklow and Westmeath.

Dublin Fire Brigade had received around 100 calls through the night but most with minor flood damage and some cases of basement flooding too.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 26, 2013

Earthquakes today: Bulgaria hit by several earthquakes

Update 04:05 UTC
Two more light earthquakes have hit Bulgaria. Recent ones are slightly stronger with magnitude 4 plus. Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit 13 km S of Bansko at 03:22 UTC.

The twin earthquakes today hit Bulgaria's Blagoevgrad area, European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported.

The tremors in Bulgaria - with magnitudes of 3.9 and 3.5 hit in an interval of around 20 minutes.

The first 3.9-magnitude quake struck at 01:24 UTC located 11 km SE of Blagoevgrad and the second, measuring 3.5-magnitude, hit in the same region at 01:48 UTC, according to the EMSC. Both Bulgarian earthquakes today were 7.7 miles deep.

No damage or injury has been reported from Bulgaria earthquakes.

Recent study has found at least seven seismic spots in Bulgaria which can cause earthquakes beyond magnitude 6.5.

Epicenter Location
9 km NE of Simitli, Bulgaria
11 km SE of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
84 km S of Sofia, Bulgaria

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 27, 2013

In collaboration with earth…

7 killed, 15 missing in Gansu, China landslide

Landslide in Gansu province of China has claimed lives of at least seven people and left fifteen others missing.

Heavy rainfall has caused landslide in Liujiahe village of Tianshui city in Gansu province of China about 9:30 a.m, the provincial emergency response office said.

Similarly floods have also damaged roads linking the Niangniangba township, Xinhua News reported.

Gansu is the same area where very strong earthquake hit the area some days ago claiming lives of at least 95 people. The China earthquake administration has launched an emergency response plan after the deadly Gansu earthquake.

Below is a photo of rescuers searching for missing people at the landslide in Gansu, China (Photo: Xinhua/Li Xiaohua).


Related post: Jaw dropping video of China landslide

According to China's Ministry of Finance (MOF), 230 million yuan has been allocated by government for flood relief funds.

Rain triggered natural calamities in China have claimed  lives of at least 337 people as of July 17,…

White Island volcano in New Zealand shows minor volcanic activity

White Island volcano in New Zealand has shown a minor volcanic activity, GNS Science said.

GNS Science has raised the alert to level one and the aviation code to yellow.

White Island volcano is ejecting debris 20 to 30 metres into the air, THe New Zealand Herald has written quoting a Volcanologist.

However the increase in White Island volcanic activity is not related to the Cook Strait earthquakes. Wellington emergency management office was activated after severe earthquake in New Zealand some days ago.

Whakaari/White Island is an active stratovolcano, situated 48 km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 26, 2013

Maluku dam collapse in Indonesia kills 1, injures 32: Disaster Mitigation Agency

Maluku dam collapse in Indonesia has claimed life on at least one and injured thirty two others, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said today.

Torrential rain and floods caused the Maluka dam to collapse leaving one dead and another missing.

Out of thirty two, eight people are reported to be seriously injured.

Around 5,200 people have been evacuated from a village near Ambon.

More than 400 mm of rain was recorded in 24h locally which caused the dam to break in Way Ela, central Maluku.

Two Hercules planes have been delivered with 15 tons worth of disaster relief aid including tents, food and clothes, Jakarta Globe has written quoting an official of National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 25, 2013

Dublin flood, storm cause chaos, thousands without power

Heavy rains and thunderstorms have caused flooding in Dublin, Ireland leaving thousands of homes without power.

Torrential rainfall in Dublin has also collapsed parts of the roof at the Mater Hospital. Similarly roof of Clery's department store in Dublin also fell down. Luckily there were no injuries.

Dublin flood has affected several houses and businesses in Middleton in Co Cork. Ballincurra village is reported to be worst hit.

There are some reports of basement flooding too, Dublin City Council said.

Around 3,000 customers were without power in Fermoy, in Co Cork and Arklow, Co Wicklow.

Related post: Natural calamities in Dublin, Ireland in 2013

Dublin Fire Brigade had received around 100 calls through the night but most with minor flood damage, Independent.ie reported.

According to Met Eireann, nearly 30 mm of rainfall has been recorded overnight in Glasnevin, north Dublin.

2011 Dublin flood claimed lives of at least two people leading to declaration of major flood emergency. …

Hangu, Pakistan landslide claim lives of 2 children

Landslide in Hangu, Pakistan has claimed lives of two children and injured one another.

Landslide hit three children while they were playing near the rock of the soil in Darban.

Injured minor is having treatment in district headquarter hospital in Hangu, Pakistan news reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 25, 2013

Arizona lightning claims 2 lives

Lightning in Arizona has claimed lives of two people and injured a teenage.

A lightning bolt hit a married couple and the boy at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the LeFevre Scenic Outlook, Arizona.

Injured boy is not associated with the dead couple.

According to the Encyclopedia of World Climatology, lightning happens about 40–50 times per second worldwide. Around 50 people are killed by lightning across the US each year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 25, 2013

Jaw dropping video of China landslide

This Jaw dropping video footage shows a huge landslide in Sichuan province of China.

More than 1,400 people have been evacuated following the Sichuan landslide. The landslide has swept away 28 houses and 6.6 hectares of farmland in the Caopo Township.

In the video, huge mass of mountain slopes pouring down can be clearly seen.

(Video: ITN YouTube channel)

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 25, 2013

Central California earthquake today: 4.3 quake near Weldon, east of Bakersfield

M 4.3 light earthquake shakes Central California today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of Central California earthquake today was located 19 km S of Weldon. It was 1.9 miles deep.

According to the USGS Pager Map, weak shaking will have been felt by the people of Weldon, Lake Isabella, Tehachapi, Wofford Heights, Kernville, Bodfish, Bakersfield and Lancaster.

The largest recorded earthquake in California was the 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake of magnitude 8.0. That earthquake ruptured the San Andreas Fault from Parkfield to Wrightwood. Note that the town of Parkfield is in central California which produces an earthquake of about magnitude 6 + every 20–30 years.

The 2003 Working Group for California Earthquake Probability assigned a 21% probability that the San Andreas Fault would produce a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from Central California ear…

Heat alert in Hungary

The National Medical Office has issued a second-degree heat alert in Hungary effective today.

The dry weather will arrive in the Carpathian Basin this weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Around 40C is possible in western Hungary Sunday. Roads in Budapest will be cooled during the night, The Budapest Times reported.

The Hungarian Grand Prix, a motor race held annually in Hungary will also have to deal with the temperature monitoring system.

The 2007 European heatwave affected most of Southern Europe and the Balkans.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 24, 2013

Basement flooding, sinkholes in Mount Holly, Pennsylvania

Torrential rains have caused basement flooding and sinkholes in Mount Holly, Pennsylvania.

Flood damage has been reported in at least two houses in Mount Holly.

Cherry Street was shut down after several sinkholes along the Street. Four other homes along the street experienced basement flooding and sinkholes.

According to the National Weather Service, storm has dumped more than six inches of rains in just one and half hours.

People in Mount Holly, Pennsylvania are now busy in flooded basement repair and flood cleanup.

No injury has been reported.

Basement flooding can occur during big rains, snow melts or even during dry weather.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 23, 2013

Flash flooding, lightning damage across England and Scotland

Flash flooding and lightning damages have been reported across England and Scotland today.

Lightning damaged several buildings including a historic church near Bury, Greater Manchester. Lightning also damaged a signalling system in Manchester Piccadilly station.

Lightning strikes affecting signals disrupted train services in Scotland.

Below is a photo of Lightning strikes over Poole Harbour (GETTY IMAGE).



Related post: United Kingdom natural calamities 2013

Flash flooding affected several roads in south Worcestershire.

However recent flash flooding and lightning have ended the three-week heatwave in UK.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rains across England, Wales and Scotland.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 23, 2013

Shaanxi, China mudslides claim 7 lives, injure 4

Mudslides in Shaanxi province of China have claimed seven lives and injured four others, Xinhua News reported.

Heavy rainfall triggered mudslides in Fuxian and Yanchang counties, flood control and drought relief headquarters said.

Fuxian County mudslide claimed four and mudslide in Yanchang County claimed lives of others three, flood control and drought relief headquarters further added.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 22, 2013

South Korea flood claims 4

Flooding in South Korea has claimed lives of at least four people. Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and mudslides in Seoul, Gyeonggi Province and Gangwon Province of South Korea.

Eight primary and secondary schools in Gyeonggi Province have been closed due to the overflowing Gonjiam Stream, Chosun Ilbo reported.

Flood waters also swept away over 40 vehicles in a parking lot in the Tan Stream.

In neighbouring North Korea, floods have left 8 dead or missing. According to the Korean Central News Agency, North Korea flood has caused huge flood damage in central part of the country leading to five deaths and three missing.

The South Korean Red Cross has also provided US$ 100,000 flood aid to the North Korea flood victims.

The 2011 South Korea flood had claimed lives of at least 69 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 22, 2013

North Korea flood leaves 8 dead or missing

Floods in North Korea have left eight dead or missing and made more than 23,000 people homeless.

According to the Korean Central News Agency, torrential rains have caused huge flood damage in central part of the country leading to five deaths and three missing.

North Korea flood has damaged more than 6,060 dwelling houses.

Up to 413 mm rainfall has been recorded in Tongsin county over three days, Agence France-Presse has reported quoting weather service officials.

The South Korean Red Cross has also provided US$ 100,000 flood aid to the North Korea flood victims.

In neighbouring South Korea, floods have claimed lives of four people. South Korea flood also swept away over 40 vehicles in a parking lot in the Tan Stream.

Earlier on July 13, authorities had reported two fatalities from North Korea flood with huge flood damage in the central DPRK.

2012 North Korea flood claimed lives of at least 88 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 22, 2013

Harrisonburg lightning injures 3

Lightning strike in Harrisonburg, United States has injured at least three people.

Lightning occurred around 2 p.m on the 200 block of Green Street, WHSV-TV3 reported.

Following the Harrisonburg Police department, the three people were in a tree when lightning struck.

Injured people are having treatment at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 21, 2013

Phoenix flood prompts flood emergency

Heavy downpour has caused flooding in Phoenix leading to flash flood emergency.

Flood water swept away several vehicles and stranded people in their homes. Emergency crews were busy in rescue works.

Emergency crews have saved nine stranded people in Phoenix flood.

The heavy rainfall hit southern Arizona, prompting flash-flood warnings for parts of Maricopa and Pinal counties, The Arizona Republic said.

Related post: United States emergency disasters 2013

Although the storm didn't caused a huge wind damage, but definitely caused a lot of flood damage, The Arizona Republic further added.

Around 2 inches of rainfall has been recorded in Paradise valley in 30 minutes.

The downpour prompted the shutdown of U.S. 60 in Tempe

Flash flood temporary closed U.S. 60 in Tempe.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 21, 2013

Mt Merapi volcano in Indonesia spews ash

Smoke and ash from Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia today has forced hundreds of people to flee their villages.

Indonesian volcano Merapi spewed a column of dark red volcanic material 1,000 meters into the air, disaster mitigation agency said.

The 2010 Mount Merapi eruptions claimed lives of 353 leading to emergency preparedness plans.

Mt Merapi is an active volcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 22, 2013

Gansu earthquake 2013 (updates, pictures, videos)

M 5.9 very strong earthquake has hit Gansu, China. The China Earthquake Administration has launched an emergency-response plan after this deadly Gansu earthquake. The National Committee for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs has also launched a level-four emergency response and sent work teams to the quake zone. Updates below:

Update 10:05 UTC
Five more bodies are found, making death toll at 94. According to the Gansu seismological bureau, one person is still reported to be missing.
Ukraine and Russia have expressed condolences, support over NW China earthquake.

Update 2013/07/23; 02:00 UTC

Death toll has further climbed to 89 with five still missing.
Two helicopters have already reached the earthquake zone and are performing disaster relief missions. Earthquake relief materials like food, tents, cotton-padded clothes etc are being distributed.

Update 14:55 UTC

Death toll from Gansu earthquake has further risen to 89 with 628 people injured, 5 people are reported mis…

7 killed, 6 missing in Nepal landslides

Landslides across Nepal have claimed  lives of at least seven people and injured six others in last 24 hours.

Landslide disasters have been reported in Palpa, Myagdi, Syangja and Dolakha districts of Nepal.

Three persons, including two children died in landslide in Palpa. Rain triggered natural calamities hit Khanichap-7, Aamdanda area of Palpa district.

Landslides in Myagdi and Syangja claimed two lives each. At least six people are reported missing in Dolakha and Syangja, Nepal News has reported quoting districts Police.

Five of a family have gone missing in Dolakha landslide.

Similarly hundreds of houses have been inundated in Nawalparasi district due to flood waters, The Himalayan Times said.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 22, 2013

53 killed, 337 injured in Gansu, China earthquake

Update
Earthquake in Gansu, China has claimed more lives. Now death toll remains at 53. Gansu earthquake has injured at least 337 people, China Central Television (CCTV) reported. Fatalities are from Minxian Dingxi City, Zhangxian and Longnan City Lixian. Click here for latest updates on Gansu earthquake.

The China Earthquake Administration has launched an emergency-response plan after this deadly earthquake. The emergency plan includes close monitoring of the earthquake today and sending disaster-relief teams to affected areas. Similarly, the National Committee for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs has also launched a level-four emergency response and sent work teams to the quake zone.

Zhang and Min are reported to be worst hit, Xinhua said.

Below are some photos and a you tube video of Gansu earthquake (Xinhua).



Photo below shows medical treatment of wounded in Minxian (Source Sina Weibo, South China Morning Post).





Related post: List of natural calamities in China

Punjab flood claims 3, injures 9

Flood in Punjab, Pakistan caused after heavy rainfall has claimed lives of at least three people and injured nine others.

Punjab flood claimed two women in Pasrur village and a child in Shakargarh’s Tola village.

At least three people were injured due to house collapse in Kot Abdul Malik city of Lahore and six others were injured in Tola village.

The Punjab flood forecasting division has warned of very high flood in Jhelum river at Mangla and Chenab at Marala today.

The Met office has recorded the heaviest rain in Islamabad over the past 24 hours. About 217mm of rainfall has been recorded in Saidpur, Dawn Media reported.

Punjab flood in 2010 had claimed lives of around 2,000. Punjab flood relief and rehabilitation center was in effect.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 21, 2013

Wellington emergency management office activated after severe earthquake today in New Zealand

Updates
Several buildings and roads in Wellington and Malborough are damaged. According to Wellington City Council's emergency management office, earthquake has also caused some damage to a council building in Wakefield Street.

At least one person has been reported injured in Kapiti
. According to Waikato Times, there have been no reports of earthquake-related emergency callouts in the Waikato.

Wellington City Council's emergency management office has been activated due to today's earthquake. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has urged people to prepare an emergency kit in case there are any more quakes.

Following the New Zealand National Crisis Management Centre, there is no tsunami threat.

USGS has decreased the magnitude to 6.5. Wellington earthquake today was caused as a result of oblique thrust faulting on or near the plate boundary between the Pacific and Australia plates, USGS added.

Related post: List of natural calamities in New Zealand

M 6.9 severe earthquake s…

Italy earthquake today: M 4.9 quake shakess eastern coast

M 4.9 moderate earthquake shakes eastern coast of Italy today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 10km E of Numana and 18 km E of Ancona. It was 9.7 miles deep.

Italy earthquake today was well felt by the people of  Sirolo, Numana, Villaggio Taunus, Porto Recanati, Loreto, Castelfidardo, Ancona, Osimo, Porto Potenza Picena, Civitanova Marche, Morrovalle, Macerata and Montegranaro.

According to the felt reports received by EMSC, tremor lasted for 10-20 seconds.

No damage or injury has been reported so far by Italy earthquake today.

01:32 UTC (local time Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 03:32 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
10 km (6mi) E of Numana, Italy
14 km (9mi) NE of Loreto, Italy
18 km (11mi) ENE of Castelfidardo, Italy
19 km (12mi) NNE of Potenza Picena, Italy
115 km (71mi) ESE of San Marino, San Marino

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 21, 2013

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Tornado in Ohio: Ursuline College closes after heavy damage

A tornado has hit Ursuline College in northeast Ohio about 3:35 a.m. Saturday morning collapsing a wall of the athletic center and other buildings.

According to the National Weather Service, EF1 twister with 110 mph winds hit Ursuline College located about 13 miles east of Cleveland.

Tornado damage has been worst at Ursuline's O'Brien Athletic Center. Other three buildings were also damaged including the Dauby Science Center and the Ralph M. Besse Library.

Photo below shows tornado damage at the O'Brien Athletic Center, Urusiline College (Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer; Cleveland.Com).



According to the Ursuline College website, campus is closed today (July 20) and tomorrow (July 21) as the administration further assesses damage and develops a recovery plan. A disaster relief fund will be established to help rebuild the campus, website has added.

Ursuline College is the first women's college in Ohio.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 20, 2013

Flooding in Chihuahua, Mexico: 1 killed, International Airport closed

Flooding in Chihuahua, Mexico has claimed life of a person and closed an International Airport.

Heavy rains caused the Cacahuateles and Nogales Rivers to overflow which flooded the Chihuahua International Airport in Northern Mexico.

Chihuahua has received the rainfall in three hours equivalent to an entire year causing huge flood damage.

Photo below shows a man being rescued from flood water by a helicopter in Chihuahua, Mexico (Xinhua/Oracio Chavez Ardizzoni).



Original post: Natural Disasters List July 20, 2013

Floods, landslides in Kailali and Dolakha displace over 2,000 families

Floods and landslides in Kailali and Dolakha districts of Nepal have displaced more than 2,000 families, local medias reported.

Rain triggered natural calamities have displaced more than 2,000 families in different parts of Kailali including Dhangadhi, Nepalnews reported.

Almost 90 percent area of Dhangadhi has been waterlogged closing schools, shops and transport services.

At least 50 families rescued by Police have been moved to a shelter in nearby school in Uttar Behadi village, according to Ekantipur.

Floods in Dhangadi have completely destroyed at least 50 houses.

Following Departemet of Hydrology and Metereology, Kailali district has received 352.8 mm of rainfall in last 48 hours.

Related post: List of natural disasters in Nepal

In another incident, a landslide has blocked a portion of the the Khudi river in Lamjung district of Nepal. Ekantipur has written quoting the police that the blockage could burst any time.

Similarly eleven households have been displaced after landslide …

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Tornado in Ohio
-A tornado has hit Ursuline College in northeast Ohio about 3:35 a.m. Saturday morning collapsing a wall of the athletic center and other buildings.
-According to the National Weather Service, EF1 twister with 110 mph winds hit Ursuline College located about 13 miles east of Cleveland.
-Tornado damage has been worst at Ursuline's O'Brien Athletic Center. Other three buildings were also damaged including the Dauby Science Center and the Ralph M. Besse Library. Click for detail report on Ohio tornado.
Tornado in Pompano Beach, Florida
-A tornado in Pompano Beach of Floida, United States has injured at least three people.
-One person is admitted to Broward Health North with minor injuries.Heavy storms in so…

Storms in Quebec, Ontario kills 1, injures 2

Storms in Ontario and Quebec region of Central Canada have claimed life of a woman and injured two others, CBC News Canada reported.

A 21-year-old woman was struck by a falling tree branch at pool in Boucherville, Quebec. Others two were also injured including a a 6-year-old boy.

Below is a photo of fallen branch at a Boucherville, Que. swimming pool (Storm damage photo: CBC News).



High winds and falling tree branches have cut powers to 400,000 customers in Quebec.

Related post: List of natural calamities in Canada in 2013

Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado at Manitoba First Nation Thursday night. Following Environment Canada’s storm survey team, it was likely an EFO OR EF1 tornado which damaged five houses at Sioux Valley First Nation.

A joint report published by Public Safety Canada in collaboration the Canadian Red Cross, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and St. John Ambulance have found that thunderstorms and lightning storms in Canada claim lives of at least…

Lightning strike in France claims 1

Lightning strike in France has claimed life of a person and injured one other, The local reported.

Lightning hit a beachgoer near Saint Tropez in Riviera.

The bolt of lightning claimed life of a person a week before too in Pietricaggio in Corsica, France.

According to the French lightning protection association, lightning strikes 100-200 persons every year in France.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 19, 2013

Fujian rainstorms claims 1: Flood control and drought relief headquarter

Recent rainstorm in Fujian province of China has claimed life of one people and injured another, the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters said today.

Tropical storm Cimaron made landfall in Fujian Province of China at 8:30 p.m Thursday night and caused heavy rain and strong gales in Zhangzhou and Xiamen area.

Around 89,200 people have been moved to safety palces. Floods have caused direct economic losses of 1.55 billion yuan.

Meteorological station expects rainfall until Friday night.

According to  the Yangtze River Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, Yangtze River could see largest flood peak this year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 19, 2013

Turkey landslide: 5 killed, 12 injured

Landslide in Turkey has claimed lives of five people and injured 12 others, local medias reported.

Landslide buried six houses near the town of Dortyol in the border province of Hatay. Landslide disaster occurred near Turkey’s border with Syria.

Following Turkish government's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD), helicopters have rescued at least nine people. The Health Ministry has deployed an ambulance helicopter.

Turkey is prone to deadly landslides. Heavy downpour causes extreme flooding and landslides in Turkey.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 19, 2013

Tropical wave causes flooding in Puerto Rico: Emergency management office

A tropical wave passing over Puerto Rico has caused heavy flooding in Puerto Rico, emergency management office said today.

Tropical wave caused lightning, flooding and knocked down several tress and light posts, emergency management office added.

San Juan's main international airport has recorded nearly five inches of rainfall, AFP reported.

Several flights at the Luis Munoz Marin international airport were delayed.

According to National Weather Service, tropical wave has moved towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

The 1985 Puerto Rico floods claimed lives of 185 people. Floods and landslides were caused due to a westward-moving tropical wave.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 19, 2013

Lightning strikes in Colorado and Montana injure 13

At least 13 people are reported to injured in different lightning strikes in Colorado and Montana region.

Lightning strike in Colorado farm has injured at least nine people with two of them in critically condition.

Another lightning strike near a trail head in Rocky Mountain National Park injured a 65-years-old woman. She is having treatment at Estes Park Medical Center.

Lightning strikes in Glacier National Park, Montana injured two adults and a child. They are having treatment at Kalispell hospital.

About 500 lightning strikes were recorded in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho two days ago.

According to CO Weather Forecast Office, approximately 494,000 cloud to ground lightning flashes occur in Colorado every year and 1 out of every 52 lightning flash results in a lightning insurance claim.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 19, 2013

Colombia landslide news: 6 killed, 26 missing

Massive landslide has hit south Colombia highway. Landslide in Colombia has buried two buses, an ambulance and a tanker truck. Below are updates on Colombia landslide news.

Update 03:25 UTC
Injured people are having treatment at hospitals in Garzón and Suaza (Huila). Following rescue officials, death toll from the landslide could rise up to 28 (Photo aside by RadioSanteFe).

Landslide in Colombia has claimed lives of at least six people, injured 10 and left 26 others missing, the Red Cross National Rescue office told local medias.

Landslide has buried two buses, an ambulance and a tanker truck around 6 a.m. local time on a highway in southwest Colombia.

Landslide which occurred on a highway linking the town of Suaza, Huila state to Florencia in Caqueta department has washed away some 25,000 cubic meters of dirt and rubble.

Civil defense members, highway Police and national army with firefighters are engaged in rescue operations.

Landslide is the most common natural disaster in Colombia

Namibia African Drought: Worst in 30 years

Worst drought in 30 years has hit Namibia, United Nation said today.

According to the UN, more than 100,000 children at risk of malnutrition in Namibia.

Drought has caused shortages of food and water mainly in Kavango, Ohangwena, Oshikoto and Kunene. So an drought emergency appeal has also been made to support the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) to assist vulnerable people in these areas.

Namibia Government has already declared a national emergency in May and designated $20 million drought relief for the worst-hit households. Namibia has also appealed to the international community for assistance.

Taking President Hifikepunye Pohamba words, "Namibia is experiencing the wrath of mother nature in the form of a devastating drought."

Report published in July had put over 300,000 people in food insecure list. Over 4,000 livestock deaths were recorded then.

Namibia normally imports about 50% of its cereal requirements. Food shortages are a major problem in rural areas during dr…

Tropical storm Cimaron hits Fujian Province of China: Flood control office

Tropical storm Cimaron made landfall in Fujian Province of China at 8:30 p.m Thursday night, Flood control office said today.

According to the Fujian provincial flood control office, tropical storm Cimaron caused heavy rain and strong gales in Zhangpu County in the city of Zhangzhou where it made landfall.

Cimaron is forecast to bring 160 mm of rainfall in Fujian, Guangdong province and Taiwan from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning.

The National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center has raised tropical storm warning for Cimaron to Yellow.

Flood control office expects more floods and mudslides in SE China.

Three days ago, typhoon Soulik which made landfall in Fujian Province of China claimed lives of five people.

Cimaron is the eighth tropical storm to hit China this year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 18, 2013

Floods claim 9, displace thousands in AP, UP

Heavy rain and floods have claimed lives of at least nine people and displaced thousands of people in Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh regions of India.

Fatalities are from Karimnagar(5), Khammam (2), Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad (1 each) area of Andhra Pradesh.

Similarly  flooding in Uttar Pradesh have displaced thousands of people. Sharp rise in Ganga, Yamuna, Sharda and other rivers have been observed in last 24 hours.

Met department has forecast more heavy rains in next 48 hours in AP and UP.

Flooded Kosi river engulfed 9 kids in Bihar some days ago. Flood is the most common disaster in India.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 18, 2013

Wild weather across South Australia, 28,000 without power

Severe weather with strong winds have downed trees across parts of South Australia, emergency service said.

More than 28,000 homes and businesses in South Australia have lost power in high winds. Even State Emergency Service had to deal with its own loss of power, ABC news reported.

Following South Australia Power Networks,  it will take hours to get those properties all reconnected.

The State Emergency Service received more than 200 calls majority for fallen trees and minor damage.

Storm damage is mostly seen in parts of the Metropolitan area, Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island.

Related post: List of natural calamities in Australia

Storm damage photo taken at a carpark in Judd St, Salisbury (Nadine Bishop; Telegraph Australia).



More than 5000 emergency services staff and volunteers are kept on standby.

Cape Wiloughby, on the Yorke Peninsula has recorded gusts of 72km/h.

Weather Bureau has predicted rainfall till Monday with risk of flooding in some areas.

Original post: Natural Disaster…

Ecuador Reventador Volcano eruption intensifies

Lava flow and ash and gas emissions have intensified at the Ecuador Reventador volcano, Geophysics Institute said.

Though the lava flow on southern flank has increased since Saturday, it currently poses no immediate threat to villagers, Ecuador's Geophysics Institute added.

Tungurahua volcano also spewed stones, gases and ashes more than 5 km into the sky some days ago. At least 200 people were evacuated and one pyroclastic blast was heard as far as Guayaquil.

Ecuador Reventador volcano had its largest historical eruption in 2002.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2013

About 500 lightning strikes in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

About 500 lightning strikes hit Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho overnight.

Trace of rains have been recorded with thunderstorms relatively high above 10,000 feet, Komo News reported.

There are no wildfires reports from the dry lightning.

The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning plus hail for parts of Grant and Lincoln counties in Eastern Washington.

However, Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches continues for areas in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Nevada. A Red Flag Warning is the highest wildfire alert.

A wildfire in mountains west of Palm Springs, California has burned at least seven houses and about a half-dozen vehicles.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2013

Floods in Laghman, Afghanistan injures 2: Natural Disaster Management Committee

Flooding in Laghman province of Afghanistan has injured at least two people, Natural Disaster Management Committee said today.

Two hours continuous rainfall caused heavy rainfall in Laghman and damaged dozens of homes.

Government has directed the provincial Natural Disaster Management Committee to urgently start the flood relief works, Afghan news reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2013

CA Wildfire burns 7 houses, U.S. Forest Service says

A wildfire in mountains west of Palm Springs, California has burned at least seven houses and about a half-dozen vehicles, the U.S. Forest Service said.

More than 2,200 firefighters, 25 aircraft and six air tankers are currently struggling to control CA wildfire.

A pair of state highways and the Pacific Crest Trail are closed. Similarly a public pool in Indio has also been closed because of ash falling on the water, AFP reported.

The wildfire started Monday between Palm Springs and Hemet.

Related post: Southern California wildfires list

Wildfire burning off Apple Canyon Road near Lake Hemet, Calif. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Crystal Chatham).



The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for areas in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Nevada. A Red Flag Warning is the highest wildfire alert.

CA wildfires are active from late Spring through Autumn.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2013

Bulgaria coal mine landslide claims 2

A landslide in a coal mine in Bulgaria has claimed lives of at least two people and left others two missing.

Bodies of miners were found buried in mud and rocks underneath 50 meters of land masses.

Fire trucks and ambulances have already reached the site, Sofia News Agency reported.

Coal mine landslide occurred at 9:45 a.m. local time in the Oranovo mine near Simitli town. It is located about 110 km south of Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

This is the fourth major landslide in the Oranovo mine in the past eight years. 

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 17, 2013

Moderate earthquake hits Algiers, Algeria

Update 03:20 UTC
USGS has mentioned magnitude 4.9 earthquake at a shallow depth of 6.0 miles. About 7,640,000 people are living within 100 km radius.
Epicenter location
3 km (2mi) ENE of Bouinan, Algeria
4 km (2mi) W of Bougara, Algeria
4 km (2mi) SSE of Chebli, Algeria
8 km (5mi) SW of Sidi Moussa, Algeria
23 km (14mi) S of Algiers, Algeria

Update 03:15  UTC

USGS has not mentioned this earthquake till now. We are trying to reach local seismological agencies. However tremor was well felt in Algiers. Earthquake in Algeria in May 2013 injured several people.

M 4.5 moderate earthquake shakes Algiers, Algeria today, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported.

According to the EMSC, the quake's epicenter was located 2 km S of Bouinan and 27 km S of Algiers.

Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria.

The 2003 Boumerdès earthquake (also northern Algeria earthquake) claimed lives of about 2,266 people. Northern Algeria is situated at the boundary between the African…

Heat alerts across U.S. Northeast

Heat warnings, advisories and alerts have been issued across the U.S. East Coast as heat wave begins.

A heat advisory has been issued for New York City until midnight Tuesday by the National Weather Service. More than 400 cooling centers are opened, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) said.

Similarly heat warnings and advisories are in effect across much of eastern Pennsylvania, The Weather Channel reported. Cooling centers are opened in several communities of Connecticut too.

The health officials have declared a Code Red Heat Alert in Maryland. Heat alert will last till Friday.

According to Baltimore City Health Department, cooling centers on Code Red Heat Alert days will be opened from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends. One can also call 911 if they are having a heat-related emergency.

Earlier reports have shown heat as the second-leading cause for weather-related deaths.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 16, 2013

Disaster Warning: Flash floods, mudslides in Thailand

The National Disaster Warning Centre has warned the people in Chanthaburi and Trat provinces of eastern Thailand to prepare for heavy rains over next few days.

Disaster Warning Centre expects flash floods and mudslides from July 17-19, 2013 in the mentioned regions.

People near hillsides and waterways are said to be more vulnerable to the coming natural calamities.

Thai Meteorological Department has predicted scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rain from Jul 16, 2013 to Jul 22, 2013.

Below are 7-day weather forecast charts for Chanthaburi and Trad (Source Thai Meteorological Department).





Original post: Natural Disasters List July 16, 2013

Moderate earthquake in Santo Domingo today

M 4.9 moderate earthquake shakes Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 8 km NNW of Pimentel and 84 km N of Santo Domingo. It was 15.4 miles deep.

People in Nagua rushed to streets in panic. Electrical power and telephone services were down in Nagua, Dominican Today reported.

Earthquake in Santo Domingo today also led the evacuation of the Acropolis Center. However no injury has been reported.

14:02 UTC (local time 2013-07-15 10:02 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
8 km NNW of Pimentel, Dominican Republic
12 km ESE of San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
21 km NE of Fantino, Dominican Republic
22 km N of Cotui, Dominican Republic
84 km N of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 15, 2013

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Rain triggers flooding in Lahore, Pakistan

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Lahore, Pakistan.

In other hand, rain in Lahore has also brought some relief for people from hot weather. People were seen enjoying at public parks and restaurants.

Meteorological department expects hot and humid weather in most parts of the country in next 24 hours.

Below is a photo of street flooding in Lahore, Pakistan on July 15, 2013 (Xinhua/Sajjad).



Original post: Natural Disasters List July 15, 2013

Typhoon Soulik kills 5 in China, Taiwan

Typhoon Soulik has claimed lives of at least five people in China and Taiwan.

The typhoon claimed three lives in Guangdong province of China, Xinhua reported. About 250 millimetres of rainfall has been recorded in just 20 hours.

More than 500,000 people were evacuated from Fujian and Zhejiang, disaster management center said.

Typhoon Soulik made landfall in Fujian Province of China at 4 p.m.

Photo below shows citizens cleaning a waterlogged street in Shatian Township in Meizhou City, Guangdong, China, July 14, 2013 (Xinhua/Zhong Xiaofeng).


Similarly typhoon Soulik in Taiwan killed two people and injured at least 104 others.

Typhoon Soulik made landfall in Taiwan at around 03:00 on Saturday morning.

The National Health and Family Planning Commission had issued a circular calling for emergency health measures in natural disasters to prevent post-disaster epidemics.

About 5,500 soldiers were kept ready for possible disaster relief jobs.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 15, 2013

Storm damage in Kentucky

Storm damage in the Pongo community of Rockcastle County has been reported around 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

Storm has downed tress on several parts of  Highway 1249 and thatched roofs of some houses, WKYT reported.

Firefighters have already started the storm cleanup.

Storm damage in Kentucky has been reported but there is no report on injury, firefighters reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 14, 2013

North Korea flood claims 2, about 760 homeless

Flooding in North Korea has claimed lives of two people and made 760 people homeless, Korean authorities said today.

According to the Korean Central News Agency, flood damage occurred in the central DPRK.

North Korea flood has damaged more than 150 houses and 1,720 hectares of farmland mainly in South Hamkyong, North Hwanghae and Kangwon area.

Heavy rainfall caused flooding in North Korea. More than 200 millimeters of rains have been recorded in dozens of North Korean towns.

Similarly flood in South Korea has also damaged houses and delayed several flights.

2012 North Korea flood claimed lives of at least 88 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 13, 2013

Typhoon Soulik claims 2, injures 104

Update 17:00 UTC
Death toll from Typhoon Soulik has risen to two with more than 104 injured. One person is still reported to be missing.
Typhoon Soulik has made landfall in Fujian Province of China. Soulik made landfall on the Huangqi Peninsula in Lianjiang County at 4 p.m.

Typhoon Soulik in Taiwan has claimed life of at least one people and injured 21 others, disaster emergency center said.

Disaster emergency center has identified the person as a 50 year old policeman from Taipei. 

The Central Emergency Operation Centre has already moved more than eight thousand people from their homes.

All schools and offices in Taiwan are closed today and Several Airlines including Cathay Pacific and China Airlines have cancelled their flights to Taiwan.

Taiwan authorities are distributing water pumps and sandbags to prevent flooding in low-lying areas.

Typhoon Soulik made landfall in Taiwan at around 03:00 on Saturday morning.

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Flooded river engulfs 9 kids in India

Flooded tributary of the Kosi river in Bihar, India has claimed lives of 10 people including nine kids, Indian News medias reported.

A boat carrying 11 people got capsized in Madhepura in a flooded tributary of Kosi River. Nearby villagers could only save a girl.

Tragedy happened at around 10.30 pm Thursday night when they were returning from Pandit Basa village after attending a function.

Among the fatalities are five girls and four boys between 8 to 12 years age, NDTV has written quoting District Magistrate Upendra Kumar.

Recent floods in Bihar have affected  more than 100 villages with worst in Purnea, Araria, Kishanganj, Muzaffarpur and Katihar, disaster management official said.

2008 Kosi flood, the worst flood in Bihar in the last 50 years, made more than three million people homeless.

The Kosi (or Koshi) River which is a trans-boundary river flowing through Nepal and India is also known as 'Sorrow of Bihar'.

Flash floods in Odisha and Hyderabad

Flash floods in Odisha and…

Flash floods in Odisha and Hyderabad claim 3 lives

Flash floods in Odisha and Hyderabad state of India have claimed lives of at least three people and left two missing.

Four people were swept away by flood waters in Kudumuluguma area of Malkangiri district. Two of them are still reported to be missing.

According to the Web India who has quoted Revenue and Disaster Management Department official, the Malkangiri district is reported to be worst affected by flood.

Similarly flood waters hit a house and swept away six members of a family in Hyderabad. House collapse claimed the life of a woman and injured five members of her family in Mangalhat area of Hyderabad.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has already reviewed the emergency preparedness strategies and directed the officials to take preventive measures.

Weather office has predicted more heavy rain in Hyderabad in next 48 hours.

Cyclone and flood in Odisha are common as the important districts are situated near to the Bay of Bengal. Similarly, poor water management has also made drought …