Tag: Rain

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. […]

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, […]

Will strong El Niño spawn strong La Niña?


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  Jeannine Otto, Field Editor December 14, 2015  PEORIA, Ill. — With Midwest soils not completely frozen and large amounts of rainfall in December, El Niño is living up to its name and tradition. “The El Niño tends to be a Christmas event. That’s how it got its […]

El Nino Poses Serious Threat to Latin America and the Caribbean


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Warm Ocean Temperatures Trigger Drought in Central America and Haiti, Bring Heavy Rainfall and Freezing Temperatures in Peru BALTIMORE, MD, Oct 20, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures associated with El Niño continue to pose a serious threat to the Latin America and Caribbean region. Less-than-expected […]