Natural Disasters Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. Drought-hit North Korea seeks aid from ally IranRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    North Korean Ambassador Kang Sam-hyon delivered a request to the Iranian Red Crescent for urgent humanitarian aid to combat what Pyongyang has termed its worst drought in 100 years, aggravating dire food shortages, state news agency IRNA said. North Korea has suffered regular chronic food shortages -- hundreds of thousands are believed to have died during a famine in the mid-to-late 1990s -- with the situation exacerbated by floods, droughts and mismanagement.

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  2. Flash flood forces evacuation of some Kamloops homesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Canada.com

    Torrential rains falling during a late-afternoon thunderstorm in Kamloops have led to flooding and forced the evacuation of at least 17 people from a trailer park. Kamloops Fire Rescue assistant chief Curtis Bossert says the water stood about a metre deep in some areas of the trailer park on Tuesday after the rain storm hit but it was deeper in other areas.

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  3. Samsung suffers setback in Southeast Asi...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Korea Herald

    Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea's top tech giant, saw its presence in the Southeast Asian smartphone market decline in the first quarter despite increased shipments, data showed Wednesday, as Chinese rivals took up more of the fast-growing region with budget models. Samsung's smartphone sales in the region rose 28 percent on-year to 5.5 million units in the January-March period, but the company's market share moved down nearly 7 percentage points over the cited period to 23 percent, according to the data compiled by industry tracker IDC Corp. U.S. rival Apple Inc. came next with a market share of 7.5 percent, trailed by Taiwan-based ASUS with 5 percent, the data showed.

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  4. Valley residents expected to head to mountains, beach for the FourthRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    A pair of vacationers cool off at the water's edge while seated in their lounge chairs at Millerton Lake Monday. For those who crave a mixture of nature and fireworks, Shaver Lake could be a popular Fourth of July weekend destination.

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  5. A graphic showing a land cover map of Leicestershire in 2012Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bicester Advertiser

    Thousands of acres of the countryside have been swallowed up by development in the past few years, new land use maps have revealed. Wetlands were among the areas of landscape which were lost between 2006 and 2012, prompting concerns from wildlife experts about the disappearance of important habitat and the natural services such as flood protection they provide.

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  6. Residents return to smoldering ruins after damaging wildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

    Vern Smith, right, embraces his son Spencer, 13, as daughter Mary, 17, stands with them and his wife, Julie, joins them in front of the remains of their fire-destroyed home Monday, June 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. The wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into town Sunday afternoon.

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  7. UPDATED: Communities see progress as smoke hinders wildfire growthRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Prince Albert Daily Herald

    Taken by a crew member working on Hwy 969 between Prince Albert and La Ronge on Monday, this photo shows the proximity of fire to the road at the time. After being closed for multiple days, the northern highway was reopened by the Highways Ministry late Tuesday afternoon.

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  8. Cuba first country to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission: WHORead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to newborn, according to the World Health Organisation . The WHO announced in a press release that it validated Cuba's success in eliminating mother-to-child transmission.

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  9. Washington wildfire victim: 'It's just surreal, sad'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KSFO-AM San Francisco

    "It's just surreal, sad," Keith Newberry said Tuesday after a fast-moving wall of flames gutted his home in Wenatchee, Washington. The 44-year-old road foreman for the county public works department became emotional when thinking about his youngest daughter, one of his three children.

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  10. Lost California mother rescued after giving birth in forest, family saysRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Fox News

    Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Chris French said Tuesday that a helicopter pilot responding to a brush fire Saturday first spotted a mother and an infant.

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  11. High Temperatures in California Prompts Call to Conserve PowerRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | ClayCord.com

    California power grid operators are urging residents to conserve power over the next two days as high temperatures tempt many to turn on their air conditioners. Some areas of the Bay Area and the Central Valley experienced triple-digit temperatures today and Wednesday is forecasted to be even hotter.

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  12. 09:08 5 points earthquake jolts southern KyrgyzstanRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AkiPress

    The earthquake was located at the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, in the mountains of Trans-Alay Range, 27 km south-west of the village of Nura, 30 km south-east of the village of Bor-Dube, 35 km south-west of the village of Irkeshtam. The strength of the tremors in the epicenter was 5 points.

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  13. Tropical storm Raquel is forecast to strike the Solomon Islands at...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AlertNet

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  14. Tropical storm Chan-hom is forecast to strike Guam as a typhoon at...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AlertNet

    Tropical storm Chan-hom is forecast to strike Guam as a typhoon at about 00:00 GMT on 4 July. Tropical storm Chan-hom is forecast to strike Guam as a typhoon at about 00:00 GMT on 4 July.

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  15. 19 bells mark 19 lost lives as Arizona remembers Granite Mountain hotshotsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Hours before bells marked the moment when a quick and unpredictable wildfire killed 19 elite firefighters in the hot summer of 2013, Chris Kuknyo was in his Prescott City Council office, unable to sit still. Since the fire on Yarnell Hill killed the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew members on June 30, 2013, Kuknyo has been warning residents of this city and the surrounding area of the ever-present fire danger in the brush-rich forest surrounding town.

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  16. Flash flood forces evacuation of Kamloops homesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

    A late-afternoon thunderstorm that dumped torrential rains on Kamloops, B.C., has flooded a trailer park and forced to the evacuation of about 100 people, says the city's fire chief. The storm struck Tuesday at about 4 p.m., and it wasn't long before about a metre of water collected in the area of the Oak Hills trailer park.

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  17. Wildfire in Gilroy is 50 acres, 50% containedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KION 46

    UPDATE 6/30/15 7:21p.m.: According to CAL FIRE crews in Gilroy the Highway Fire has grown to 50 acres but is also 50% contained. Crews will be there overnight to fully contain the fire and put out hot spots.

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  18. Province issues fire ban in Manitoba's northwest cornerRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | My Manitoba.com

    Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship has cancelled all burning permits, implemented a fire ban and will not issue fireworks permits in the northwest region of the province, due to dry conditions and the high risk of forest fires. Fires will only be allowed in approved, enclosed pits in provincial parks and other locations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. daily.

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  19. Emergency drought project reverses flow in Delta-Mendota CanalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | News10.net

    In a desperate move to keep six Northern California water districts from going dry, the Delta-Mendota Canal will carry water uphill for the first time in its history. Emergency drought project reverses flow in Delta-Mendota Canal In a desperate move to keep six Northern California water districts from going dry, the Delta-Mendota Canal will carry water uphill for the first time in its history.

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  20. Record soybean crop planted, but progress slowed by rainRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Indianapolis Business News

    A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, but it's not clear whether they'll all sprout because persistent rain in some Midwestern states has flooded fields and slowed plant development.

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