User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Aug 05 2015 16:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Premier League 2015-16: Guardian football writers’ season predictions 5.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Who will win the title? Who will get relegated? Which players will shine and what is there to get excited about? Our team have their say

Title winners: Manchester City. They are always better when they are chasing the title, rather than defending it. However, I am adding a rider: it will need Sergio Agüero to go the season injury-free.

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69 die in Myanmar floods, 250,000 affected 5.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Yangon, Aug 5 : The death toll from severe flooding in Myanmar has risen to 69, with 259,799 people affected by the disaster, the ministry of social welfare said on Wednesday.
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27 die in train derailment 5.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
At least 27 have died and many more are injured after two trains veered off a flooded bridge in central India, local authorities said.
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Villagers recover human remains of 17 people in Nepal 5.8.2015 Hindu: Home
The entire village was buried by the landslide triggered by the earthquake during April and May.
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Flooding in Burma likely to spread south - video 5.8.2015 Guardian: Environment
Flooding in Burma is likely to spread further south, the UN announced on Tuesday. Over 200,000 people have been affected, and 46 killed, by the heavy monsoon rain which has caused flashfloods and landslides in central and northern areas of the country. Infrastructure has also been badly hit, with roads and rail lines cut in many places and telecommunication links broken Continue reading...
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Why does this town have so many climate change deniers? 4.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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Monsoon Flooding Kills Dozens In Myanmar, Prompting Calls For Help 4.8.2015 NPR News
More than 200,000 people have been displaced by floods and landslides, with at least 46 deaths reported.
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Majority of Britons worried about global warming, poll finds 4.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Flooding and sea level rise top the list of fears for how climate change will impact the UK

The majority of British people are worried about global warming, a poll has found, with flooding and sea level rise topping the list of fears for what rising temperatures will bring.

A survey of more than 2,000 people found more than half (57%) were worried about global warming, with one in seven of those quizzed, or 14%, very worried about the issue.

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Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm as it heads to Hawaii 4.8.2015 Seattle Times: Opinion
HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Guillermo was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday as it continued its course toward the Hawaiian Islands. According to the NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, Guillermo was about 565 miles (910 km) away from Hilo, Hawaii, on Monday morning. Its track is expected to take it near or over […]
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Weather Gang: The Tampa area is under water as a tropical disturbance spawns flooding rainfall 3.8.2015 Washington Post
As much as 20 inches of rain has fallen in the Tampa Bay Area over the past two ...
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Deadly floods leave trail of destruction across southern Asia 3.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

More than 100 people have died and up to 1 million have fled their homes, with areas of Burma declared disaster zones and India also badly hit

Heavy monsoon rains have continued to lash much of southern Asia, threatening further casualties and more destruction after a week of lethal floods and landslides.

More than 100 people have died and up to 1 million fled their homes as land from Pakistan to Burma was deluged.

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Monsoon rains leave 100 dead in India 3.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

More than 200,000 people in West Bengal have been forced to shelter in state-run relief camps after heavy rains triggered flooding and dozens of fatalities

Heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 100 people in India in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps, India’s home ministry has said.

A cyclone struck the worst-hit state of West Bengal, where 48 people have died and nearly 215,000 villagers have been taken to relief camps after heavy rains triggered flooding, the ministry statement said.

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90 killed in lanslides, floods in Nepal 3.8.2015 Hindustan Times: World
At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains authorities ...
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90 killed in landslides, floods in Nepal 3.8.2015 Hindustan Times: World
At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, authorities said.
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Reporter goes to extremes to cover flooding 3.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
A reporter in Myanmar decided the best way to cover the flooding from heavy monsoon rains was to head into the water. CNN's Derek Van Dam has more.
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Isolated t-storm possible 2.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An isolated thunderstorm is possible for your Sunday. The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service indicates a marginal risk for a severe thunderstorm today for much of Minnesota and extreme western portions of Wisconsin. As you go deeper into Wisconsin, the chance of severe weather increases: It will be a bit muggy today, but…
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Puffin numbers under threat from freak downpours 2.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Experts blame freak storms for flooding burrows and causing 50% drop in number of fledged chicks in one of UK’s key seabird colonies

Puffin numbers on one of Britain’s most important seabird colonies may be hit by the terrible summer weather, wildlife experts have warned. Flooded burrows on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast have been blamed for a serious drop in the number of fledged puffin chicks this year.

Each year National Trust rangers monitor 100 burrows with eggs on the islands and last year found 92 birds had fledged, seen as a remarkable success. But this year only about 50 successfully fledged chicks, known as pufflings, were found in the 100 burrows checked.

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Burma flood toll will increase as monsoon rains lash region, warns UN 2.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Thousands have already been affected by the downpours and aid workers fear that the death toll of 27 is likely to grow significantly higher

The toll from flash floods and landslides in Burma after days of torrential rain is likely to spike, the UN has warned, as monsoonal downpours brought misery to thousands across the region.

At least 27 people have been killed and more than 150,000 affected by flooding in Burma in recent days with the government declaring the four worst-hit areas in the centre and west of the country as “national disaster-affected regions”.

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21 missing after mudslide in north-east India 1.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Police search for missing people feared buried in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Goupi, Manipur state

Police are searching for 21 people feared buried in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India’s remote mountainous north-eastern region.

A police officer said the mudslide occurred on Saturday in Goupi, a village in Manipur state close to India’s border with Burma. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to reporters.

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21 feared dead in mudslide in India’s remote northeast 1.8.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police on Saturday were searching for 21 people feared dead in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India’s remote mountainous northeast region. The mudslide occurred in Joumol, a village in Manipur state close to India’s border with Myanmar, a police officer said on condition of anonymity because he was […]
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