Heavy rains in China

More than a thousand residents evacuated the Chinese province of Hunan.

The reason: the strong rains.

According to meteorologists, rainfall exceeded one meter.

The rains have caused numerous landslides.

27 houses destroyed, the traffic on the roads in the province is locked.

Meanwhile, heavy rains did not cause much damage to agriculture.

According to local residents, the planting season has not started.

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Turkey requests aid for quake relief

Authorities were asked to assist in disaster relief in 30 countries

The number of victims of the earthquake in the Turkish province of Van on Sunday, has been steadily growing. According to the latest data, killed 459 people, injured more than 1,300. Under the rubble are still some people, and Turkish rescuers lack of special equipment with which to penetrate the building's collapse, RIA "Novosti". Local hospitals can not cope with the influx of wounded, doctors are forced to assist in an emergency order on the street before entering the hospital or in the courtyard.

Another problem was the placement

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Fish kills in the Tula region


18.07.11.Iz Schekinskoe reservoir near Tula, where over the weekend there was a mass fish kills, water sampling, reported Monday in the regional department of ecology and natural resources.

According to the source, the results of analyzes of samples collected in the reservoir will be announced no later than five days.

According to the department, the massive fish kill occurred primarily among carp. At the same time, other types of fish are much more sensitive to water pollution, were not injured, — Interfax reports

Source: Tula News Service

Thailand in panic over the disastrous floods

Thailand in panic over the disastrous flood — in the kingdom inundated 28 of 76 provinces. Experts call it the most powerful impact of elements over the past 10 years. The death toll reached 373 people. Water destroyed at least 800,000 homes. Floods halted assembly of machines in factories, "Toyota", "Honda", "Mazda" and "Ford." Submerged branches of U.S. and Japanese companies manufacturing computer components. In particular, discontinued production of hard drives, which is why shortfall of these parts on the market.

According to preliminary estimates, the damage from the floods could reach $ 16 billion. Temporarily shut down

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Are new to Bangkok floods

Thai authorities announced new possible flooding in Bangkok. According to Euronews, the city is the water from the flooded province of Ayutthaya, and while you can not divert flows. Bangkok City Hall has urged residents to evacuate if possible. The city is surrounded by water, the difficulties began with the supply, resulting in there prices spiked food. City residents are trying to save their cars and park them on the racks, and even at the stadium.

According to Lenta.ru, water broke through the levees that protected one of the airports in Bangkok. Don Mueang air hub serves mainly

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Scientists frightening speed with which the sea rises

Due to the melting of glaciers at both poles of the water level in the ocean by the end of this century should rise significantly — up to 140 cm above the current one. , Says a new study from the National environmental research center the U.S..

This forecast is higher than the expected increase is still three times.

The last time this forecast is voiced five years ago. Then the scientists suggested that global sea levels will rise by 18-59 cm

According to new research, by 2030, the water level will rise by 23 cm,

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Ten people were killed in floods in southern Brazil

At least ten people were killed by heavy rains in the southern states of Brazil, according to RIA Novosti.

A powerful storm front caused floods, landslides, destroyed roads and flooded the city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Parana.

According to the service GO, 21 000 421 people were evacuated from their homes due to rising water levels in rivers and flooding homes. Two remain missing. In total, an estimated authorities affected by the disaster to the 60,000 residents in the south of the country.

In the state of Paraná, according to

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Thousands of Washington residents remained without electricity

Public Services, the U.S. capital to overcome the consequences of Rain, which broke out on Saturday night over the territory of the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. Without the light of thousands of people remain.

According to local media, from Saturday morning city services received about a hundred requests for cleaning fallen trees. In some places the wind speed reached 28 meters per second. Authorities bordering Washington County Prince George's (Md.) confirmed that there were such a thing as a micro-explosion — a powerful downdraft that when the surface of the Earth is distributed

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Storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico

According to weather forecasts, tropical storm "Debbie" that formed in the Gulf of Mexico will cause heavy rains on the coast of southern Louisiana to the Florida peninsula.

"Debbie" is moving north at a speed of 10 km / h, the speed of the wind in the center of the hurricane at the moment is 80 km / h. On the coast of Louisiana declared a storm warning.

As noted by the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami, this year's four tropical storms formed before July 1, when tropical activity in the region is low.

According to meteorologists, this

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In Tokyo, the spire tower collapsed

The earthquake collapsed spire of the Tokyo tower. Tokyo tower height of 333 meters shortly delegates authority the new tower "Sky Three", the height of which upon completion will be more than 600 meters. At today's earthquake that object does not hurt. Tokyo is currently recorded 14 strong fires at industrial and residential sites. Hit hard by the earthquake NPP "Onagawa" in Miyagi prefecture. The turbine hall of the station fire. According to local authorities, fire extinguishing fire departments involved self-defense forces. A powerful earthquake measuring about 8.9 happened today in the northern part of Japan, according to ITAR-TASS.

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