Sunday 28 April 2019

Climate news - 26 April, 2019

Cyclone wipes out entire villages in Mozambique, says UN

In a video posted on Twitter after flying over the affected area, Ms Connell pledged to work with local authorities "to get people the supplies they need".

"The weather is still bad, it is still raining," she said. "But thankfully the winds have died down."

The BBC's Pumza Fihlani reports that damage to power lines in parts of northern Mozambique is making communication difficult.

Almost 20,000 people have taken shelter in makeshift displacement centres, including schools and churches, she added.

The cyclone has already killed five people and is now dumping huge amounts of rain inland.

One person was earlier reported to have been killed when Cyclone Kenneth struck after being crushed by a falling tree. The storm also killed three people on the island nation of Comoros.

With heavy rainfall predicted for the next few days there are also fears that many communities will face severe flooding.

Officials are urging thousands of people living near two rivers in the country's north to move to higher ground.

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Rising waters were prompting further evacuations in central Canada on Thursday, with the mayor of the country’s capital, Ottawa, declaring a state of emergency and Quebec authorities warning that a hydroelectric dam was at risk of breaking.

Dead animals

Gadag District is a district in the state 

of Karnataka, India. It was formed in 1997, when 

it was split from Dharwad District

1 comment:

  1. It is not possible for the thinking person to keep a dry eye. :-(


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