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Death toll from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti rises to 339

At least 339 people died after Hurricane Matthew pounded Haiti including 50 people in the town of Roche-a-Bateau alone.

"The eye of extremely dangerous hurricane Matthew is moving away from The Bahamas and towards the wast coast of Florida," the national hurricane center mentioned in a public advisory issued at 11:00 pm EDT October 6, 2016.

1 killed as Hurricane Matthew lashes Curacao — Threatens Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti

September 30, 2016: Hurricane Matthew, the fifth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, triggered flooding and landslides on eastern Caribbean islands claiming life of a person.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba along Colombia/Venezuela border to Riohacha.

Typhoon Megi slams into Taiwan - 5 dead, damage worth $31.9 million

September 29, 2016: Typhoon Megi (Typhoon Helen in Philippines) has claimed lives of a least five people and caused damage worth $31.9 million.
At least four died across Taiwan, while more 625 others have been injured by the disaster. The typhoon left at least one person dead in China.

Thousand evacuated as Mt. Rinjani volcano erupts in Indonesia

More than 1,100 people have been evacuated as 2,000-metre column of ash spewed from Rinjani volcano on Lombok island.
The volcano, also known as the “Child of Rinjani”, erupted without warning on Tuesday afternoon, delaying flights from airports in Lombok and nearby Bali, The Guardian reported.

Iowa: Cedar Rapids flood to become second worst in history!

September 26, 2016: Thousands residents of Cedar Rapids have left their homes Sunday as floodwaters worsened in the area. Officials have asked to evacuate those living in about 5,000 downtown homes near the river.
According to the National Weather Service, flood warning is still in effect for the Cedar River at Cedar Rapids until Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service expects the Cedar River to crest at 23 feet. If that crest comes to bear, this will be the second worst flood in Cedar Rapids history.

M4.6 moderate aftershock in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal

September 18, 2016: Magnitude 4.6 moderate aftershock was recorded in Sindhupalchowk at 10:57 pm Sunday night, Nepal Seismological Center mentioned.
The epicenter was located near Shree Gyuldevi Temple. NSC has confirmed it as an aftershock of 2015 Gorkha earthquake.
The tremor was even felt in Kathmandu valley. No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

"End Times Prophecies" confirms October 31, 2016 as the end of the world!

People often search, "When is the world going to end?" And every time a new doomsday prophecy claims certain date. An updated "End Times Prophecies" YouTube channel claims the world will surely end on 31 October 2016.
Earlier, the same YouTube channel marked July 29, 2016 as the end of the world. Now, the same video has been updated with a new title claiming the end of the world to occur on October 31, 2016.

North Korean floods 2016 kill 138 — Worst disaster since WWII

Recent floods in North Korea have claimed lives of at least 138 people and left more than 400 people missing.
"The flood that resulted from the typhoon Lionrock that hit North Hamgyong province from August 29 to September 2 was the worst disaster since liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945," AFP reported quoting the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency.

M7.1 earthquake in New Zealand shakes Gisborne and Tauranga

Magnitude 7.1 severe earthquake rattled New Zealand with epicenter located 167km NNE of Gisborne and 257km E of Tauranga.
According to a spokeswoman for Insurance Council New Zealand, no significant damage had been reported to the authority this morning.

The quake also cut power to about 1000 homes in Eastern Bay of Plenty, NZHerald reported.