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NASA satellite showed the scale of floods in Europe

The Elbe River, May 6, 2013. © Earth Observatory / NASA | Theatlanticcities.com

June 14, 2013. On the official website of NASA's "Earth Observatory" appeared satellite photos that showcase all the power of the water element in Europe. Landsat satellite pictures are taken 8 May sixth and seventh in June 2013, when the unit was flying over the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany.

On the image taken in May, the river Elbe seems barely discernible thread in the middle of farmland, forests and fields. In the photo, which was taken in June, the same river appears

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On the U.S. state of Kentucky storm hit

June 11, 2013. In south-central Kentucky recent overnight storm left severe destruction. Several houses of the districts of Franklin and Simpson were seriously damaged roofs and walls after they met with a strong gale. Do not rule out the possibility that such an injury — is the work of a tornado occurred during the storm.

In homes affected by the storm, while there were people, five of them were injured. As stated by the rescue services, to fear for the lives of the victims is not worth their wounds after proper medical treatment in hospitals exerted Russevillya of Springfield

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Flooding in Europe. In Germany, the water broke through a dam in Magdeburg

June 10, 2013. Water broke through the dam on the river Elbe near Magdeburg in eastern Germany. Thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes.

On Sunday, the water in the Elbe reached 7 meters 44 cm This is four times more than usual.

Authorities are investigating a suspicious anonymous letter, which contains the risk of undermining a number of dams.

As the correspondent of the BBC BBC Steve Evans in Berlin, malicious motives are unclear, but the threat was taken seriously.

Because of the threat of flooding 23,000 residents have been evacuated. The supply of electricity

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Tornadoes from Oklahoma is recognized record in several categories

June 5, 2013. U.S. national weather bureau has reported some interesting details about tornado was flown to Oklahoma City at the end of last week. As the analysis of tornado power, it can be classified as EF5 tornado on the evaluation system adopted in the United States and Canada in 2007, and based on the strength of the wind and the scale of destruction.

That is, the Friday tornado received the highest category in the system, which is absolutely true, because the wind speed has reached 472 in km / h In this case, it is worth noting

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At least four people were killed in a storm in the U.S.

June 15, 2013. At least four people were killed in a severe storm that hit the state of North Carolina.

According to the Associated Press, due to strong winds fell trees, power lines were cut off. Tens of thousands of people were left without electricity.

Recall, on the eve of a great storm that hit Chicago, left without electricity for nearly 25,000 people and led to the cancellation of 400 flights at the international airport.

Because of hail the size of a tennis ball and strong winds fell trees, power lines were cut off.

According to police, no one was

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20 of the most shocking images of natural disasters

20 of the most shocking images of natural disasters Natural Disasters

In the last ten years have seen a large number of natural disasters, expressing indignation and wrath of nature to humankind. Capture these shocking events dangerous and difficult. This article presents 20 photographs worst natural disasters.

1) The mysterious earthquake:

Earthquake in New Zealand.

An earthquake measuring 8.8 in Chile.

Earthquake in Yushu county in China April 16, 2010.

Earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 13, 2010.

2) Volcanic eruptions:

The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland April 17, 2010.

The eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga March

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10 cities in the United States, the most protected against natural disasters

10 cities in the United States, the most protected from natural disasters Facts

After the earthquake of March 11, 2011 in Japan, people are concerned about not only the safety of the Japanese, but also their own. It seems that in recent years the intensity of natural disasters are increasing worldwide. Therefore, in the United States, a list of the most protected natural disasters cities.

1) Chesapeake, Virginia.

 

Population: 222,000.

Violent crimes per 100 thousand inhabitants: 158.

Known facts and points of interest: "Cursed Swamp", known as the Reserve, the location on the Shore Channel.

2) Erie, PA

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In the processing of concrete help Lightning

In the processing of concrete help Lightning Facts

Scientists working with the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, claim that they have found a way to use lightning to simplify the processing of concrete waste remaining from the collapsed buildings.

As they explain, the processing of concrete is not as simple as it seems at first glance. And while the scientists had not thought to use the zipper for crushing concrete debris, the only possible way to re-use has been split and use as a base layer for the building of earth roads or building foundations. The new technology

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Lake Michigan waterspouts

September 13, 2013. In the north of the United States — in Michigan — the locals have seen the formation of two giant tornado at the same time. The damage was avoided because the tornadoes were on the water surface of the lake. But local meteorologists warned of the possibility in the near future such new phenomena that may affect residential areas.

Source: RT

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Fires in Nevada

Fires in Nevada Natural Disasters

November 18, 2011 a cloud of gray smoke enveloped the house and pasture on the outskirts of Reno, Nevada, after firefighters extinguished the flash fires. Cause of the fire is unknown, but local authorities are confident that this was either due to high voltage lines, or because of fires fueled by teenagers.

More than 400 firefighters arrived on the scene to extinguish the 15-meter high flames from the north-western foothills of the Sierra Nevada to the valley floor. Wind gusts were so strong that the fire spread from the area of 800 160 hectares.

As

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