To New Zealand hit a tropical cyclone

To New Zealand hit a powerful cyclone Wilma. Heavy rains in the northern part of the country have caused flooding.

From danger areas evacuated hundreds of people flooded dozens of homes. In some areas, roads washed out, interrupted by road. Strong wind damaged power lines — without light were dozens of settlements, TV channel "Russia-24".

Most recently raged in the neighboring elements of the New Zealand Australia. There, floods killed 35 people. Damage estimated at more than $ 10 billion.

Tropical Cyclone 'Wilma' hit today on the New Zealand North Island. Assigned to the second category of the cyclone

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Period of catastrophic drought in East Africa is over

Strongest in decades drought in east Africa, which put many people on the brink of extinction, the rain is over.

As the international "Early warning of the threat of hunger", which uses satellite images to monitor changes in the weather, in the most drought-affected areas of the Horn of Africa seasonal rain fell much more than usual.

In the latest survey, prepared by the organization, said that Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia spilled four times more than normal rainfall for this time of year, that soda favorable conditions for the growth of crops.

However, the report warns that

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Weather becomes unstable

The world is not just warmer in some parts of the world the weather is becoming more … disorderly. David Medvigi of Princeton University (USA) and his colleagues studied satellite data on the amount of sunlight reflected from the Earth, and sediments, found that in certain areas increasingly replace each other clear and cloudy weather, heavy rains and dry days. Why this happens is unclear. Clear and cloudy at the same time. (Photo coloursoflife.)During the 24-year period (1984-2007 years) variability of sunlight reaching the surface, much refreshed by over 35 percent of the planet — particularly in the tropics of

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Pella launched the tug of the project 16609

At JSC "Pella" launched one of the tugs acceptance of the program in 2013 — Tug Project 16609 (building number 623).

The tug is designed for towing and berthing operations at the port, the roads and coastal areas, appropriate navigation area R2 (swimming in the sea areas with distance from shelter to 100 miles) of escort operations at speeds up to 10 knots, refloating of ships and the courts, fighting fires on floating objects and onshore facilities, participate in oil spill response operations, transportation of goods, ice breaking, as well as to participate in rescue and special operations.

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The largest number of victims of the floods in Thailand, more than 600 people

MOSCOW, November 20 — RIA Novosti. The largest number of victims of flooding in decades, which began in Thailand for more than three months ago, has reached 602 people, two are listed as missing, reports on Sunday, Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities.

Previously reported 570 victims.

According to the report of the Office of the Disaster Management, currently about 18 provinces, including Bangkok and the area is still under water, while 46 provinces are already in the process of recovering from the disaster.

In the capital itself 36 out of 50 districts are still partially

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Thousands of residents of Nevada flee fire

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In the U.S. state of Nevada about 10 000 people were evacuated from areas where raging wildfires. The fire quickly spread to all the large areas covered by fire more than 800 hectares.

One person died and 16 were hospitalized. One of the firefighters suffered severe burns. Burned more than 25 homes. More than 4,000 people were left without electricity.

The state authorities have reported that in some areas, the fire was contained, because it was snowing. Elsewhere, however, the wind speed at 97 miles per hour is the flame on and also prevents

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Earth's climate: more heat waves, droughts and floods in the future

Scientists report paints a dismal outlook for the world

Heatwave in Europe, droughts in Africa, floods in Asia: it will increase due to global warming, with large regional differences — so the report says climate scientists. This paper of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the most comprehensive work done to date, in which scientists tried to measure the potential impact of warming on the frequency and intensity of weather events.

Worst-case scenario, which assumes that report, entire regions become uninhabitable.

"If a disaster will take place more often and with greater amplitude, some areas will

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Floods in Uganda has led to a humanitarian catastrophe

In Uganda, the continuous torrential rains caused widespread flooding that has already led to the flooding of many villages. In total, about 3 thousand Ugandan families were forced to leave their homes. This writes the local newspaper "New Vision."

The increase in water level in the rural areas has led to the destruction of most of the inhabitants of Uganda thatched houses. Moreover, the disaster threatens to develop into a national epidemiological catastrophe because of the growing sanitation in many villages. Most agricultural gardens also flooded and some roads unpaved blurred.

Many people turn to government agencies for

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Floods in Uganda led to the flooding of many villages

Floods in Uganda

November 14, 2011.In Uganda, the continuous torrential rains caused widespread flooding that has already led to the flooding of many villages. In total, about 3 thousand Ugandan families were forced to leave their homes, according toITAR-TASS.

The increase in water level in the rural areas has led to the destruction of most of the inhabitants of Uganda thatched houses. Moreover, the disaster threatens to develop into a national epidemiological catastrophe because of the growing sanitation in many villages. Most agricultural gardens also flooded and some roads unpaved blurred.

Many people turn to

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Flooding in Thailand: 560 dead, evacuated three of Bangkok (PHOTOS)

Evacuated three of Bangkok

Death toll from the catastrophic floods in Thailand reached 562, two more people remain missing.

This was reported today in the National Office for the Prevention of flood. Flooded are still 22 of the 76 provinces of the country.

On July 5, when the north of Thailand hit tropical storm Nock-Ten, natural disasters have affected 63 provinces, affecting over 11 million people, about one million seek medical attention. Almost 250 thousand people were left homeless.

The extent of damage, according to some estimates, as high as 16 billion dollars.

In the capital, Bangkok, has

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