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Jordan: flash floods kill 12 and force tourists to flee

Death toll rises a day after floods struck in several areas including the popular tourist spot of Petra — The death toll from flash floods unleashed by heavy rains in Jordan has risen to 12, according to local media, and forced authorities to evacuate more than 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Saturday’s …

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Multiple fatalities in mudslide near Rio de Janeiro

Three-year-old boy among the 10 confirmed victims after city of Niterói hit by landslide — Ten people were killed and 11 injured in a mudslide near Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, Brazilian authorities have said. Roberto Robadey, the head of Rio’s civil defence department, told the Globo TV network that the mudslide in the city …

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los angeles and ventura counties have been evacuated due to two fires in the region

‘Raining hell down’: 11 dead as brutal California wildfires burn on

Fires in north and south described as some of the most extreme ever seen as number of fatalities feared to rise — Under a white plume of smoke and grey hazy skies, officials from Los Angeles and Ventura counties announced on Saturday that two people had died in the historically destructive Woolsey fire. That took …

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the swollen cheruthoni river in the idukki district of kerala, india

Making Sense of Landslide Danger After Kerala’s Floods

Scientists traveled to Kerala, a state in India recently devastated by severe monsoon rains. They found a vulnerable population that will soon face fresh landslide risks as a new monsoon approaches — Every summer, monsoon rains come to southwestern India. This summer, however, the deluge brought the worst flooding in a century. The resulting destruction …

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the overhang of a gas station is toppled over in the aftermath of hurricane michael

‘Like an atomic bomb’: Hurricane Michael leaves trail of devastation

Florida and Georgia count cost of one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit US as downgraded storm dumps rain on Carolinas — The colossal scale of Hurricane Michael’s deadly trail of carnage through Florida’s Panhandle became clear on Thursday as the waning but still powerful storm lashed the Carolinas before heading east towards the …

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buildings damaged by hurricane michael in panama city, florida

Hurricane Michael: scenes of destruction reveal scope of storm’s force

Photos and videos from meteorologists and storm chasers show how brutally the storm devastated the Florida Panhandle — At least two people have been reported dead and innumerable homes destroyed as Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday. The towns of Panama City Beach and Mexico Beach took much of its impact, and there …

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Hurricane Michael: everything you need to know on the record-breaking storm

It was powerful, surprising and destructive … and there will never be another Hurricane Michael — Hurricane Michael lashed the Carolinas on Thursday after it claimed at least six lives and tore a trail of carnage through Florida and Georgia. Here is what you need to know about one of the strongest storms ever to …

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troops unload aid supplies at palu airport as international help began to arrive

Indonesia tsunami: aid finally arrives, but hopes of finding survivors fade

Thousands of people are feared buried under mud as authorities estimate rebuilding the devastated region will cost $700m — International aid has finally started to arrive in disaster-hit Sulawesi as emergency teams cleared roads and restored power to parts of the island devastated by last week’s earthquake. But the official death toll of 1,558 is …

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What caused the Indonesia tsunami and could lives have been saved

It may take months of research and underwater exploration to determine the cause What caused the tsunami? Scientists are still trying to determine the exact cause. The earthquake that occurred on Friday morning was not a thrust earthquake, the kind that is responsible for most tsunamis, where tectonic plates move vertically up and down and …

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a damaged mosque near the talise beach in palu city

‘Now it’s too late’: anger over Palu’s long wait for tsunami aid

Without enough food, water or fuel, people are resorting to desperate measures — Muhammad Siadi had the vacant stare of someone who might have just returned from a war zone. His shirtless, wiry frame was covered in injuries: a large gash in his neck, a shaved circle around a few bumps on his head and …

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