Disasters

The word disaster carries itself the cluster of man-made or natural phenomenon that happen around the globe. You may see updates of earthquake, tsunami, rain-storm and flood, wildfires, drought, cyclones, hurricanes, volcano eruptions, heat wave etc.  You’ll also find stories on how to cope with the disasters.

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Typhoon Lan may intensify as superstorm in the Pacific Ocean, pose threat to Japan

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Typhoon Lan is intensifying in the western Pacific Ocean and forecast to become a superstorm early Friday before heading towards Japan. It has developed between the Philippines and Guam in the western Pacific Ocean that is historically home to some earth’s most powerful storms. Typhoon Lan is now located about 500 miles east of the Philippines, to the north-northwest of ...

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Wildfires in Portugal and Spain killed at least 35 people

Wildfires in Portugal and Spain killed at least 35 people as strong winds from tropical storm Ophelia fanned hundreds of flames raging through parched farmlands and forests on Sunday and Monday. A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal’s affected areas and about 4,000 firefighters were working to extinguish at least 145 blazes Monday Morning. About 500 hundred blazes ...

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Yellowstone supervolcano could blow faster than thought, wipe out life on planet

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After analyzing minerals around the supervolcano at  Yellowstone National Park, Arizona State University scientists have come to a startling conclusion that it could blow faster than previously thought, possibly wipe out life on the planet. National Geographic researchers- Hannah Shamloo and Christy Till- analyzed minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent eruption. What they found amazed them – the ...

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Catastrophic California Wildfires killed at least 23 people, hundreds missing

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Catastrophic California wildfires have killed at least 23 people and damaged thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings, authorities said. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said firefighters were still battling 22 wildfires in many California counties Wednesday. Strengthened by high winds, the flames have charred about 170,000 acres of land, damaged or destroyed at least 3,500 structures and ...

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Santa Rosa wildfires burn homes; force mandatory evacuations

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Wind-whipped rapidly spreading fires burned into parts of Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley Sunday night and Monday across Wine County, destroying homes, injuring several people and forcing mandatory evacuations. Firefighters are battling several fires in Sonoma County. It is learned that the largest of several wildfires was Atlas Peak fire which is quickly growing to 200 acres near Napa while ...

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Hurricane Nate: now Category 1 storm threatens New Orleans

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Hurricane Nate is now a Category 1 storm and is gaining more strength as it barrels towards the US Gulf Coast, according to National Hurricane Center. It is learned that Nate is now less than 500 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, moving rapidly north-northwest about 22 miles per hour. It is been reported that the maximum ...

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Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for U.S.

Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummeled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico’s Caribbean resorts and the U.S. Gulf Coast where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend. In Nicaragua, at least 11 people died, seven others were reported missing and thousands had to evacuate homes because ...

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