From showers in northern China suffered 95,000 people

June 9, 2013. As a result of heavy rains that caused flooding and hail in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, affected 98,717 people. This was reported by Xinhua news agency. From Tuesday rains hit the northern and western regions of the autonomous region. From the disaster hit the city of Aksu and Tacheng.

The disaster damaged or destroyed more than 300 residential buildings, damaged 12,300 agricultural crops. Direct economic losses from floods amounted to 104 million yuan (17 million dollars), according to ITAR-TASS.

Torrential rains and in the southern and eastern provinces of China. In these regions

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Rumba was held in China

July 4, 2013. Tropical storm "Rumba" reached the coast of China and is moving from the south to the north-west. This is the sixth tropical storm in China this year, with his victims over the weekend were already 39 people, at least 13 people in the nine most affected areas so far unaccounted for.

Among the affected regions, where torrential rains caused landslides, flooding of rivers and as a result, large-scale flooding, were the south-western province of Sichuan and Inner Mongolia in the north, as well as the coastal provinces of Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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Flooding in China: 11 dead

July 3, 2013. 11 people have died from flooding caused by torrential rains in the south-western province of China — Sichuan. Four more reported missing. Millions of people were injured in the disaster.

The precipitation in the city of Suining County exceeded 620 millimeters — the highest rate since 1951, according to ITAR-TASS.

In the 42 counties in the province affected 2.55 million people. More than 127,000 of them were evacuated to safe areas.

Destroyed about 6.6 thousand houses, destroyed crops on 119,000 hectares of fields. Especially dangerous is overflowing reservoir. According to the Province, 13 reservoirs have been

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Big earthquake in Tohoku affected upper atmosphere earlier than Earth

Big earthquake in Tohoku affected upper atmosphere earlier than Earth Natural Disasters

An earthquake of magnitude 9 struck March 11, 2011 on the coast of the Tohoku region in Japan, heralded the world's first integrated global disasters wrought disastrous tsunami, micro-earthquakes and tremors around the world.

Scientists have recently discovered that the earthquake was preceded by fluctuations in the ionosphere, the upper part of the atmosphere. Failures of electrically charged particles in the ionosphere caused by an abnormality in the radio signals between systems through global positioning satellite receivers and repeaters ground stations.

Geophysicist Kosuke Heki analyzed data from more

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Tuvalu government denies that the people affected by drought

Tuvalu government denies that the people affected by drought Weather and Climate

Health Ministry denies information on improving health risks during the drought in Tuvalu. It is believed, however, that the country is in a state of emergency. It is estimated that water availability is 5 days. Residents of the capital of Tuvalu, Funafuti, relies on two buckets of water per family per day.

In Tuvalu, there was no rain for 6 months. During this period, there were about 30 diseases transmitted through water. Hospitals, according to the Minister of Health, prepared to combat the effects of drought. In turn,

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More than two million people have been affected by torrential rains in China

June 30, 2013. Around 2.1 million people have been affected by heavy rains have been going on for three weeks in the east of China.

The agency "Xinhua" referring to the local authorities, the disaster has affected the two eastern provinces of Hunan and Jiangxi.

In Hunan by the landslide killed two people. There are about 26,000 people have been evacuated from the disaster zone.

Earlier, it was reported that as a result of flooding caused by rains in the southern and eastern provinces of China killed 15 people.

In early June, rains hit the nine regions of

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Flooding in central China: evacuated more than 5,000 people

June 28, 2013. More than 5,000 people were evacuated in Hunan Province in central China due to flooding caused by the continued heavy rains Monday. ITAR-TASS quoted the Xinhua news agency.

According to the information of all of the elements affected about 310,000 people in 173 villages.

According to the local emergency flood control and drought caused serious damage to irrigation facilities, transport infrastructure and energy supply system. The most affected city of Huaihua in the western part of the province. In the area of Hechen rainfall over the past day has exceeded 250 mm.

Forecasters, meanwhile, predict a continuation

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Flooding in Pennsylvania has reached its peak

June 28, 2013. In the West, the U.S. state of Pennsylvania because of flooding occurred declared a state of emergency. The most difficult situation is in Dubois and Trautville where to travel almost all the roads are closed, most of the streets have turned into streams with the water level at 1 meter. The state of emergency also applies to counties, Jefferson and Klierfild which officially closed about 200 km of flooded highway northeast Pitsbugra.

From ignited by Dubois, the 150 mm of rain affected families of 20-30 houses, ground floors and basements are literally floating. For the

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Afghan flood ended in death of 4 people

September 12, 2013. A series of floods in north-eastern Afghanistan continues. This time, the target of the disaster became Zibak district of Badakhshan province, where, after a lengthy rain was flooded village Askitol. As often happens during a flood in one of the mountain slopes in the village formed a landslide, the consequences of which were fatal.

In Askitole 4 people died, the whereabouts of another 20 residents still do not have any information. It is reported that among the missing may have several children. The element of time to bring and property damage estimates by 34 foundations huts.

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In northeast China floods in the south-west — the drought

August 4, 2013. While northeast China overcome cyclones which poured rain. So over the past 12 hours in several localities fell more than 60 mm, and sometimes breaking the mark in the 90 mm. Torrential rains accompanied by thunderstorms and strong wind. In some provinces, there are floods that have affected tens of thousands of people, destroyed crops. According to preliminary calculations, the local weather forecasters here will continue to torrential rains, and the level of risk associated with water logging can be increased.

In the south-west of China, in the province of Guizhou is a severe drought, which has

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