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Heavy rains fell on New York City and surrounding areas, the authorities are afraid of flooding of residential areas

Heavy rains hit the north-eastern part of the Atlantic coast of the United States. As the official representative of the National Service, a powerful cyclone, cover the area on Sunday morning, led to loss of, on average, 8 inches of rain.

In New York City, and two neighboring states — New Jersey and Connecticut — has the most difficult situation. According to forecasters, in some areas of the metropolis has dropped more than 15 inches of rain, and the elements appear, not diminish. During the night, can be expected to fall another 5.8 cm

Prevent the threat of flooding of

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Environmentalists hope to close the BPPM

The decision of the arbitration court of the Irkutsk region on the introduction of the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill (BPPM) bankruptcy proceedings could be a step forward in order to close the plant, said the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia.

The Arbitration Court of Irkutsk region at the request of the control imposed on Wednesday in bankruptcy at the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill to 5 June 2013.

"Environmentalists are convinced that the judgment gives hope for a civilized plant closure. However, the fact the introduction of receivership by itself does not give the full reason to believe that

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An increasing number of victims of the earthquake in New Zealand

The number of victims of the earthquake in New Zealand, which occurred February 22, 2011, to 98 people, with 226 — missing. From the relevant statements made by the representatives of local authorities, RBC reports referring to the Associated Press.

According to them, many of its outstanding are currently on the list of missing persons could have died. Previously reported 75 dead.

Rescue workers with the support of volunteers are clearing rubble in g.Kraystcherche most severely hit by the earthquake, looking for possible survivors.

The first estimates of damage has already managed to bring the U.S. banking giant JPMorgan. Thus,

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Disaster victims in Afghanistan were 11 people

Eleven people were killed and two were injured in western Afghanistan as a result of landslides and debris flows.

Element was played on Saturday and Sunday in the western Afghan province of Herat and the north-western province of Badghis, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Afghan television channels.

On Saturday, mudslides caused by heavy snowfalls and rain came down from the mountains in the Shindand district of Herat province, killing eight people. On Sunday, in the district of Badghis province Dzhavand podtochennaya water stream boulder fell from the top of the hill and struck the house. Killed three

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A strong earthquake occurred in Chile

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Tuesday in Chile to 655 kilometers north of the capital, Santiago, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Information on casualties or damage were reported.

According to authorities, an earthquake was recorded at 13:03 on UTC (Universal Coordinated Time, 16:03 Moscow time). The epicenter was located 85 kilometers east of the city of Copiapo. Its center lies at a depth of 92.5 kilometers, RIA "Novosti".

Recall that in February last year, this South American country has been devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake, which killed more than 600 people and caused widespread destruction.

Since then, the

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Australia swept fires

Authorities evacuated people from dangerous areas.

In Australia, the raging element: after the cyclone, which hit the country on the west coast of the continent the fire started.

Flame covered a lot of buildings, but reports of casualties were reported. Catastrophe, had already destroyed 20 homes.

The flames raging in Perth, where authorities have evacuated about 100 people. It is known that the fire spreads in communities and Rolistoun Kelmskott. Several highways were closed for security reasons.

Currently, the elements are fighting about 150 firefighters, backed by helicopters.

Source of fire in the forest was discovered before the north-east of

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In the U.S. all-time snowfall disrupted the lives of nearly 100 million people

A considerable part of the United States in the grip of a giant cyclone that for its size called a "monster." Due to heavy snowfall over 100,000 homes were left without electricity. Canceled thousands of flights. Difficult to move on the highway. Meanwhile, meteorologists predict a worsening situation. The worst thing for the weather forecast, still ahead, but it is now clear why the cyclone, cover almost half of the United States, called the monstrous in scope and possible consequences. Cold front stretched on 4000 miles, covered about 20 states — from Vermont to

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Floods in Brazil: The victims were almost 900

By mass evacuation started authorities Australian state of Queensland from approaching a powerful tropical cyclone "Yasi". Brunt of the disaster is expected between Cooktown and Townsville areas.

As announced today by the Prime Minister of the State Blig Anna, a cyclone is already assigned to a third category of risk. The speed of wind gusts up to 250 km per hour. "Yasi" may cause flooding, especially in low-lying coastal areas, — underlined Blig. — The situation is complicated by the fact that Queensland had not yet recovered from the last stroke of the water element. "The Prime

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In Australia, because of the approaching storm began evacuation

By mass evacuation started authorities Australian state of Queensland from approaching a powerful tropical cyclone "Yasi". Brunt of the disaster is expected between Cooktown and Townsville areas.

As announced today by the Prime Minister of the State Blig Anna, a cyclone is already assigned to a third category of risk. The speed of wind gusts up to 250 km per hour. "Yasi" may cause flooding, especially in low-lying coastal areas, — underlined Blig. — The situation is complicated by the fact that Queensland had not yet recovered from the last stroke of the water element. "The Prime

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Flooding in the Saudi city of Jeddah killed 10 people

The number of dead in the Saudi city of Jeddah, where heavy rains caused flooding has reached 10 people. This was on Saturday, the head of civil defense of the kingdom Saad Al-Tuveydzhri.

On Wednesday and Thursday on the western province of Saudi Arabia attacked tropical storms caused by a powerful cyclone. Level flows at the epicenter of disaster Jeddah, according to witnesses, in some places exceed one meter. Thousands of people are trapped water in their homes and offices.

"The number of flood victims has reached 10 people, three are listed as missing," — said Al-Tuveydzhri.

At-Tuveydzhri also

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