Flooding in Jordan

Flooding in Jordan Natural Disasters

In Amman, the Jordanian capital, flooding occurred. Heavy rains caught the city by surprise, as well as the nearby town of Zarqa, which is 22 kilometers east of Amman. On the streets of this village were a lot of water, vehicles stopped traffic on the already congested streets.

The local people were in a panic, because the flood was a major in 10 minutes after the start of rainfall. To avoid accidents and drift cars with flooded streets, had to temporarily block traffic. Because water itself could not get off, even mine drainage

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Giant flood 2 million years ago flooded China and India

July 24, 2013. Geologists have discovered in China and India, traces of a giant outburst floods mountain lake. This flood is the largest of the known natural disasters of this kind.

To such conclusion the American scientists from the University of Washington, whose paper is published in the journal Geology.

The authors examined the traces of a mountain lake, which once housed near the south-eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, just above the Tsangpo Gorge (as it now is the river Yarlung). Judging from the coastal terraces, the volume of the lake was about 800 cubic kilometers. After a sudden

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In China, a 10-fold increase in the number of natural disasters

In place of the vacant lot still days ago there was a village. After a landslide in Yunnan Province. August 2010. Photo from epochtimes.com

Minister of Land and Resources of China said that in the first half of this year, the country has 10 times more natural disasters than in the same period last year.

According to the publication "Sintszinbao", during the first ten days of August the ministry announced three times the highest level of risk associated with geological disasters.

Minister Xu Shaoshi said that the root causes of what is happening are "abrupt climate changes on

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No wonder the car's occupants were killed in a landslide in China

July 30, 2013. Chinese news agencies have distributed video landslide on the car. The incident occurred in Shaanxi province in the center of the country. Fortunately, none of the four people who were in the car, was not injured.

The car was moving along a mountain road when he collapsed right on the mass of earth and stones. The car ehavshaya back, managed to brake and not hit by a landslide. Of the affected cars themselves have got two people, two more later recovered by rescuers.

Strong rains came in Shaanxi Province during the month. It is they who

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The hurricane tore the roof off 24 houses in the Samara region

July 25, 2013. Hurricane, the last of the Samara region, partially destroyed the roof of the 20 private, four apartment buildings and schools. As told in the press service of the local Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, a strong storm front was marked in the village of Progress Khvorostyanski district area.

Source: Lead

Unusual testimony of radar in the deaths of birds

In fact, the weather radar shows not only the weather, as many think. The National Weather Service (NRS) in the U.S. North Little Rock, Arkansas, studied the spot, which appeared on the radar at about the same time, on the eve of the new year, when hundreds of birds fell from the sky because of the alleged injury.

Lauren Clark, a correspondent for Today's THV, met with the head of scientific programs CPO Chris Bonanno, to find out the details. According to Bonanno, this spot is most definitely did not look like rain. Most of all, it looked like

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In Brazil, for the first time in many years, was a heavy snowfall

July 25, 2013. The coldest in decades cyclone came from the Antarctic, has caused heavy snowfalls in more than 100 cities in the south of Brazil. In the state of Santa Catarina broken a temperature record — there thermometers showed minus eight degrees Celsius. For many people in the country that have only seen snow on TV, it is a real event.

— It's amazing — the snow in our city!

— It's like we're in another country, on another planet!

Meanwhile, the authorities of the country, which covered the abnormally cold front, a blizzard was a real challenge.

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In Britain, the chaos intensified after floods

In Britain, the chaos intensified after floods Natural Disasters

British Isles continue to suffer from floods, triggered by flooding of rivers and rain. Continues to increase the number of flooded homes and businesses across the country, there are two strong flood warning (at the risk of life) on the main highway west submerged.

Last day, the number of victims. Young girl sleeping in his tent, death rolled a tree. The same fate is likely befell two other men near the center of the county of Exeter. In it, as in Cornwall and rescue teams are working with might

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Tajikistan: The seismic lull in the Rogun reservoir is alarming

June 14. Uzbek scientists led by the head of the Laboratory of the Institute of Seismology seismotectonics of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the candidate of physical and mathematical sciences Ulfat Nurmatov believe that long-term seismic quiescence in the construction of the Rogun reservoir is very disturbing.

In a study of Uzbek scientists' Seismic situation of the construction site of Rogun reservoir and adjacent territories ", published in the latest issue of the journal" Ecology Xabarnomasi-Ecological Bulletin, "states that the territory of Central Asia is one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the globe.

"Within it there are a number

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In Britain, there was the first victim of the storm

In Britain, there was the first victim of the storm Natural Disasters

As predicted by forecasters, the British Isles blew cyclone rains and storm wind. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in many counties. Somerset during the disaster has lost one of its citizens. His car was picked up and carried away the water under the bridge, a man could not get out of the car and died from his injuries.

As reported by weather forecasters, hurricane winds with gusts up to 160 km / h and heavy rains continue to rage in the coming days. Warning about the dangers

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