Natural disasters and extreme weather

Natural disasters and extreme weather
US news
US weather

Severe storm sweeps south-east US, killing at least nine | US news

The National Weather Service (NWS) reported three storm-related deaths in Alabama on Saturday, while officials in Texas said two first responders were killed at the scene of separate traffic accidents on icy roads. The news brought to nine the number of people confirmed killed following severe storms across the US Gulf coast and south-eastern states. […]

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Asia Pacific
Natural disasters and extreme weather
New Zealand
World news

New Zealand volcano: tourists injured and missing after eruption on White Island – live | World news

3.56am GMT03:56 Geonet have provided their latest update. Volcanic activity has calmed down, meaning that only “a minor amount” of ash will reach coastal towns and cities. “Our monitoring data shows that there was a short-lived eruption that generated an ash plume to ~12,000ft above the vent,” the science agency has said. “Ash fall appears […]

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Australia news
Australian politics
Climate change
Natural disasters and extreme weather

Australia fires: helicopter crashes as 140 blazes rage in NSW and Queensland – live | Australia news

Queensland is choking on NSW’s bushfire smoke as a southerly change sweeps across the state bringing testing conditions for firefighters. The southeast corner of the state is shrouded in smoke, with the World Health Quality index showing unhealthy levels of air quality across parts of Queensland. “We have seen a southerly change move up from […]

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