Regime declared emergency in 17 cities in southern Brazil

Seventeen cities in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul is in a state of emergency due to the drought, said the local office of civil defense.

Meteorologists say southern Brazil poor rainfall since last December. The situation is complicated by the intense heat, which is typical in this area during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

According to civil defense, more than 200 families in the region covered by the drought, lack of drinking water. In addition, in rural areas, where 80% of the affected population, completely lost harvest corn and tobacco, which promises significant losses to

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Forest fires in western Australia are out of control

Forest fires in Western Australia approached the city of Perth and destroyed at least 59 homes, according to BBC News. Hundreds of people were forced to leave their homes. The area where fixed fire, declared a natural disaster. In the vicinity of Perth on fighting the fire directed more than 100 firefighters. Take control of the spread of the fire was not possible.

In the next few days in the vicinity of Perth remain hot weather with strong winds, increasing the risk of fire spreading. It is reported that the fire is moving at a speed of up to 70

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Nearly 1.5 thousand Russians died in January as a result of emergency

Nearly 1.5 thousand Russians died in January as a result of various emergencies, including fires. This was reported by RIA Novosti, citing the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

"Over the past month, in the Russian Federation there were 15 emergency 12.241 thousand fires, 31 accidents on water bodies, which saved thousands of 6.915 people died 1.496 thousand people," — said in a statement.

According to MOE, in January, the victims of fires in Russia were 1.407 thousand people, 974 more came to hospital with injuries and burns of varying severity.

"Compared with the same period last year, the number of fires has

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In Croatia, the lightning had burned 30 homes

A sudden storm with heavy rain, hail and gusty winds passed over Croatia. The city recorded Sali absolutely unearthly incident.

Stormy weather did not spare the Adriatic coast. A few days as a result of an unexpected storm, which is not frequent in the winter, in Sali Island Other Otok, lightning struck the substation. As a result of this strike, a powerful energy on telephone and electric cables spread to 30 homes.

Included all equipment was destroyed, there were fires. None of the buildings are currently not suitable for living. Firefighters struggled with for a long time instantly that spread

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Rain of sparks during storms seen by the inhabitants of Leningrad region

The second day of the Leningrad region continues storm. Sagging wires from the snow in the wind are overlapped with each other causing abundant rain of sparks. In some villages Vsevolozhsk district this morning, a few hours there was no electricity. Attempts to get through to the emergency services during all Friday failed.

Residents fear the fires of the private sector as well as power lines are in close proximity to homes.

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The first fire in the forests of Transbaikalia projected by mid-March

Transbaikalia power due to early snowmelt forecast the beginning of fire season in the woods early in the second half of March, this time to finish its work in 2012, only 70% of the fire protection of settlements, told reporters on Tuesday the head of the regional department for civil defense and Fire Sergei Fesyuk.

"Last fall, efforts were made to strengthen the protection zones around settlements — additional opashka, preventive annealing. Work that we are not complete — early in the first snow fell. This year we plan to complete the work by early fire season, which will begin

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Peatlands continue to smolder in the south — east of Moscow

More than a dozen centers of peatlands continue to smolder in Lukhovitsky Moscow region in the marsh system Radovitsky moss, Greenpeace Russia said on Monday.

"In some pockets of peat power is low — less than 30 centimeters. Such sites are guaranteed to be filled with water during the spring snowmelt, if not earlier. However outskirts Radovitsky moss bog system we met and more powerful centers where corruption is likely to continue until a new fire risk season. about what happens in the body of peat can only guess, "- said the head of the forest program of Greenpeace

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Severe frosts in the Novosibirsk region linger for another week

Emergency department in the Novosibirsk region warned local residents that the abnormal temperatures down to 40-42 degrees, perhaps for a week, emergency warning circulated Friday.

According to meteorologist Novosibirsk, in the period from 15 to 20 December 2012 will remain abnormally cold weather, sometimes expected extreme cold — minus 40-42 degrees.

Storm previously announced in the region for the period 10 to 14 December, as the lowest possible temperature was announced minus 37 degrees. On Monday, December 10, was handed a message of strong frosts down to minus 40-42 degrees for 12-14 December.

"It is possible emergencies due to impaired

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2011 for natural reasons, can not be quiet and calm

Make any predictions for the coming year — it is very ungrateful. Let us recall, for example, high-brow economic analysts: what they have in the beginning of 2008, the price of a barrel of oil will soar to nearly $ 200, while the RTS index — and at непомнютамдокакихтыщпунктов, and after a few months once — a nightmare-a nightmare, the crisis of. Unprecedented since 1929. Millions of unemployed and hungry. The collapse of the euro. Fell 50 cents to a dollar. Wild demand for works of Karl Marx. Ruble, however, while also unprecedented fall. So what? Fulfilled if the first

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In North Ossetia, forest fires raging strong

In the mountains of North Ossetia, local residents discovered several large forest fires. According to witnesses, the fire caused due to abnormally warm December, no one puts out. Forest fires are also registered in South Ossetia, where they are extinguishing fire and soldiers of the Russian army.

According to local residents, because of the unusually warm weather, where daytime temperatures reach 18 degrees Celsius, in North Ossetia, a heavy forest fires.

— 'And no one puts out, not going to, and can not. It is impossible to put out, because they do not crawl in there. Only from the air,

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