Category: Flood

HURRICANE WARNING


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Lack of El Niño to see nations blasted by huge storms THE United States and rest of the Americas will be battered by unusually strong and frequent hurricanes due to the lack of El Niño, meteorologists warn. By SEAN MARTIN PUBLISHED: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 |  GETTY Hurricane season is upon […]

UPDATE 1-Ecuador suspends work on flood-control wall opposed by Peru


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JULY 13, 2017 Reuters LIMA, July 13 (Reuters) – Ecuador has suspended construction of a flood-prevention wall along its southern border with Peru, the two countries said on Thursday, after Lima protested against the project by recalling its ambassador to Quito earlier this week. Peru thanked Ecuador for […]

It’s Like It Never Left: Another El Niño May Be on the Way


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By Henry Fountain April 13, 2017 Less than a year after one of the strongest El Niños on record, forecasters see an increasing possibility that another will begin later this year. There is no word yet on how strong a new El Niño might be, but even a mild one […]

Colombia, Peru disasters show growing risk from ‘coastal El Niño’


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South America is in the grip of an unprecedented climate phenomenon that has unleashed unusually heavy rains and taken a destructive toll. Worse still, it could be several weeks away from abating. Kay Stewart LONDON/LIMA, 5 April 2017 Several countries have declared a state of emergency, including Brazil, […]

Weird Coastal El Nino Clobbers Peru: 80 Killed, $1.4 Billion in Damage


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By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters , 6:00 PM GMT on March 24, 2017 The world’s costliest flood disaster of 2017 is still unfolding across parts of coastal Peru, where extreme rainfall atop normally dry terrain has led to episodes of major flooding over the last few weeks. […]

The unnamed phenomenon behind Peru’s extraordinary flooding


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By Angela Fritz March 20 A crowd yells encouragement as a woman trapped by a mudslide near Lima, Peru drags herself out of the flow and attempts to make her way back to dry land. (Reuters) The worst flooding in 20 years is scouring the arid landscape of coastal […]

El-Nino, poor urban design leave Chennai battered


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Guataman Bhaskaran on December 4, 2015 in Asia Times News & Features The recent rain in the southern Indian coastal city of Chennai — unimaginably torrential and reportedly as heavy as it once was a hundred years ago — may have been caused by the global meteorological event, […]