Tropical storm Isak, covered the northern part of the Gulf Coast

Millions of people in four U.S. states along the border with the Gulf of Mexico, were covered tropical storm that took the lives of several people on their way to the Caribbean.

Florida has been declared in advance anxiety due to the pending storm approaching August 27, 2012, which, according to preliminary estimates, is able to increase to hurricane winds with gusts to 170 kilometers per hour. The expected path of the storm is in the direction of the coast of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. However, the real danger of destruction threatens Southwest Florida. National Hurricane Center meteorologists announced

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred in Brazil

The earthquake occurred on Saturday in the central Brazilian state of Goiás, said Seismological Observatory of the University of Brasilia (UnB). According to scientists, the intensity of the earthquake was 4.1 on the Richter scale. These observatories are confirmed to local residents, many of whom have felt the earthquake, and reported it to the Internet. Information on casualties or damage were reported. Seismologists do not exclude that the earthquake in central Brazil in the next few days could be repeated, given the region's geological anomaly and periodic tremors associated with the voltage in the middle of the South American tectonic

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Severe flooding in northern Colombia: 26 killed, 67,000 injured

North Columbia almost entirely under water. Completely flooded farms and small towns. In urban areas the situation is even worse: the roads turned into raging rivers that are being demolished cars.

Thousands of people are in a hurry to flee their homes. Hundreds of buildings are de-energized, do not work schools and hospitals. There is evidence of the four victims. Now comes the evacuation of the affected area, said tvzvezda.ru

The highest class of fire danger in Russia

Russian Emergency Situations Ministry on Friday warned of extreme fire danger, which in the next day it may be in the eleven subjects of the five federal districts. "Operational forecasting of possible emergencies in the coming day will be caused … extreme fire danger in the Central, Southern, Volga, Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Districts (up to 11 subjects, 42 municipal districts)," — said in an operational forecast office. According to MOE, emergencies in these federal regions may cause the fifth — the highest — class of fire hazards, and strong winds of up to 25 meters

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In Tasmania, there are more fires

On the southern Australian island of Tasmania recorded the hottest day in the history of weather observations, that is, since 1880. In the capital city of Hobart air warmed up to +41,8 ° C, which had never before happened in the island. Previous temperature record to +40,8 ° C was set in January 1976.

So hot surprises all around, as in the history of Tasmania records above +40 ° C met only 3-4 times. The current heat associated with the heat wave that swept the south of the island and the mainland of Australia. High temperatures during the day

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Number of forest fires in Karelia in 2011 has doubled

Number of forest fires in Karelia from the end of April, when it started fire season has increased by more than double compared to the same period last year, fires reported at 180 sites, this contributes to dry, windy weather, said on Wednesday the press service of the Ministry of Environment and ecology of the region.

"Since the beginning of the fire season in the forests of Karelia recorded 180 fires in the area of about 750 hectares. Last year at this date there were 56 fires in the area of 185 hectares," — said in a statement.

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The fire consumes the forest 11 U.S. states

Strong forest fires raging in 11 U.S. states. Burning 554,000 acres of forest. Most major fires — in Florida, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.

As reported by "Vesti.ru" on Disaster Management has mobilized more than 10,000 firefighters and four transport aircraft C-130 "Hercules". In extinguishing forest fires in the U.S. state of Florida on Monday, killing two people. Since the beginning of the year in the state burned 80,000 hectares of land.

In Texas, the fast-spreading fire destroyed 26 homes and burned area of 1 618.7 hectares. Meanwhile, the "Voice of America", U.S. Senator John McCain partly blamed do not

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Nature shows its character

 

Burning wood in Texas, the hurricane in Mexico. Tropical storm "Beatrice" is rapidly approaching the Pacific coast of Mexico.

He has already turned into a hurricane. Wind speeds of 120 kilometers per hour. The rescue services are on high alert. Local residents encouraged to stock up on water and food, forbidden fishermen to go to sea.

And in Texas, there was a mass evacuation of people from fires. The reason — the hot and dry weather and high winds. Because of this, the fire can not cope with the elements and

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Texas residents evacuated because of heavy fire

 

June 20 — RIA Novosti. Fires, covering about 6,000 hectares in the U.S. state of Texas, and destroyed at least 37 homes and hundreds of people evacuated, the website of the Houston Chronicle newspaper with reference to the Forest Service staff. 

In Grimes County burned 30 houses in Kendall County — seven house-trailers. Fire for a time blocked the highway connecting the city of Houston and Dallas. On Sunday, the highway began to function again.

To extinguish the fire using helicopters and bulldozers. Most of the fires broke out in the densely forested eastern

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More than 7,000 hectares of forest burning in Siberia

NOVOSIBIRSK, June 18 — RIA Novosti, Dmitry Mikhalev. The area of forest fires in the Siberian Federal District, a day has decreased by almost one thousand hectares and currently amounts to 7.3 thousand hectares, reports Siberian regional emergencies center. "As of June 18 in the Siberian Federal District operates 121 forest fires on an area of 7.35 thousand hectares (down 971.8 hectares), of which 43 localized focus on the area of 4000 hectares," — said in a statement.

There are five areas of forest fires in the area of 3.14 hectares, including two localized fire in the area of 2.25

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