June 21, 2018

Storms cause devastation in Central America

A tropical depression storm pounding Central America has triggered floods and landslides that have left at least 18 people dead, officials say. In Guatemala, at least 13 people were reported killed with four victims in Nicaragua and one in El Salvador. Guatemala issued a "red alert" and … [Read more...]

Rescue bid to save trapped coal miners in Wales

Rescuers say they are "hopeful and optimistic" that four miners trapped 90m underground in the Gleision Colliery in Wales will be freed. The men have been trapped by water at Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll, Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley since Thursday morning. No contact has yet been … [Read more...]

China inflation hits three year high

China's inflation rate has hit a three year high in June despite government efforts to dampen it and a cooling economy. Consumer prices rose 6.4 per cent over a year ago, a sharp jump from May's 5.5 percent rate. The main driver was food prices that leapt a whopping 14.4 percent up from 11.7 … [Read more...]

Manitoba flood cost may top $200 million

The record Manitoba floods may end up costing the province around $200 million, says Premier Greg Selinger. “That’s just a guesstimate right now, but we’ve got a lot of work to do to prevent as much damage as possible,” Selinger on Sunday on Canadian Television. The Canadian province has … [Read more...]

Swedish couples honeymoon hits six natural disasters

Swedish couple Stefan and Erika Svanstrom with their baby daughter in tow, set off on their four month long honeymoon in 6th December 2010. By the time the Stockholm family got to Munich, Germany they were stranded in one of Europes worst snowstorms in living memory. After that, Stefan says, … [Read more...]

NSW flooding worsens as heavy rain continues

Heavy rain South of Sydney today has forced more evacuations and rescues as the flooding worsens in New South Wales. Dozens of roads are closed and some rail lines cut. One of the worst affected areas is Bega on the south coast, which has had 330 millimetres of rain since last night. A New … [Read more...]

Blog: Stop this New Zealand weather madness and bring on summer

We thought things couldn't get much worse after the devastating earthquake in Christchurch but the bad news just keeps on coming in little old New Zealand. With many homes and businesses in Christhchurch devastated and the never ending barrage of after shocks fraying whats left of peoples nerve … [Read more...]

Massive Flooding in Pakistan – 1100 dead, thousands homeless- video

The current flooding in Pakistan is the worst in 80 years and has claimed the lives of 1100 people so far. The International Red Cross estimates that 2.5 million people are affected by the flooding. There are reports of whole villages washed away. Pakistan has been racked by civil war, poverty … [Read more...]