Posts Tagged ‘natural disaster’

Sri Lanka deploys troops for flood relief operations

Thousands of Sri Lankan troops have launched a massive operation to rescue nearly a million people affected by floods in the central, north and eastern provinces. The flooding has killed at least 13 people, officials said. More than 28,000 troops, backed by transport helicopters and navy boats, are rescuing flood victims and delivering food, authorities […]

Indonesia volcano erupts again

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted again Friday, sending a plume about 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) above the mountaintop, an extreme weather chaser said. Read more at CNN. Also read Volcano erupts in Indonesia, forcing thousands to flee

Vietnam Flood

Nearly 48 people died in the recent Vietnam flood. Another 23 people is missing. Central Vietnam has seen record rainfall this week, with some areas getting twice as much rain as is normal for this time of year.

Curfew declared After Massive 7.1 Earthquake In Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch’s 400,000 residents were warned to stay inside their homes as a major earthquake rattled the town. The earthquake measured 7.1 and the danger of continued aftershocks continue. In an effort to keep the peace and ensure public safety, the authorities have instituted a curfew. [ad#Google Adsense-2]

Canadian wildfires burn out of control

There is little sign of any progress in the fight against forest fires in Canada’s west coast province of British Columbia. The fires this year have burned through more forest than in any year since records began. Officials say the fires have consumed more than 270,000 hectares of forest, which is about 300 per cent […]

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