All Blog Posts Tagged 'rain' (24)

Haze, Smoke and the Singapore Hail Storm

Singapore is suffering its worst haze in history. Singapore's main index for air pollution hit a measurement of 401 at midday Friday, exceeding previous highs of 371 on Thursday and 321 on Wednesday, both of which were record readings.…

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Added by Etana on June 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Singaporeans not buying "Experts'" blaming persistent flooding on rain

Refuting PUB Expert Panel that increase in rainfall intensity contributes to flooding



April 4th, 2012 | Author: Ng Kok Lim



Dear expert panel, I refer to the 12 Jan 2012 Straits Times report “Annual rainfall is increasing here: Experts” [1]. It was reported that rainfall increased by 15mm a year on average between 1968 and 2008. The table below was constructed using government rainfall data [2]. It shows that by shifting the years by one or two, a completely different…

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Added by Kris H on June 19, 2012 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Rain, floods kill 115 in UP over the last two months, Uttarakhand, India

Rain, floods kill 115 in UP, Uttarakhand

 

 

Heavy rain and floods in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have left as many as 115 dead over the past two months, official reports said.…

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Added by bill on August 20, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Australia: Sydney bracing for wettest July since 1959

 

19:39 AEST Thu Jul 21 2011

Sydney is bracing for the wettest July in more than 50 years as a severe weather warning is issued for coastal areas.

Torrential rainfall is creating traffic chaos as flooded roads are closed across the state.

Observatory Hill in Sydney's city centre has recorded 171 millimetres in the month so far, already giving coastal areas of the NSW capital the wettest July since 1999.

If just…

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Added by Planet Twelve on July 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Weekly News link Update week ended 31 January 2011

The following flood statistics have been reported since the beginning of 2011.

 

Australian Flood: 22 dead; 14 missing; 2.1 million people live in the 51 areas being labelled as disaster zones; 500,000 sq km area affected by flood; more than 20,000 homes and businesses have been flooded; the estimated cost of rebuilding the worst hit Queensland state alone stood at A$10 billions;

Brazil Flood: 806 dead; 400 missing; 3,000 homeless; 5,000…

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Added by bill on January 31, 2011 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

Weekly News Link update for week ended 22 January 2011

The following flood statistics have been reported since the beginning of 2011.

 

Australian Flood: 20 dead; 14 missing; 2.1 million people live in the 51 areas being labelled as disaster zones; 500,000 sq km area affected by flood; more than 20,000 homes and businesses have been flooded; the estimated cost of rebuilding the worst hit Queensland state alone stood at A$10 billions;

Brazil Flood: 767 dead; 400 missing; 3,000 homeless; 5,000…

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Added by bill on January 22, 2011 at 3:45pm — 4 Comments

Flood Statistics since the beginning of 2011

 

The following flood statistics have been reported since the beginning of 2011.

 

Australian Flood: 20 dead; 14 missing; 2.1 million people live in the 51 areas being labelled as disaster zones; 500,000 sq km area affected by flood; more than 20,000 homes and businesses have been flooded; the estimated cost of rebuilding the worst hit Queensland state alone stood at A$10 billions;

Brazil Flood: 626 dead; at least 14,000 people…

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Added by bill on January 17, 2011 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

January 2011 Disaster News link

Since there are so many news floating around, this blog is intending to compile all official news into one - helping members to see a bigger picture and hence connecting the dots for 7 of 10.  I will do my best to add more links as events unfold.  Your contribution is welcome by posting links in comments.

 

The following flood statistics have been reported since the beginning of 2011.

 

Australian Flood: 22 dead; 14 missing; 2.1 million people…

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Added by bill on January 13, 2011 at 12:00am — 23 Comments

10 January 2011: floods had affected 1,120,685 people so far in Philippines

10 January 2011 Bicol: CamSur eyes preemptive evacuation 

 

In the wake of floods and landslides that have hit the Bicol Region, officials in Camarines Sur are planning a possible preemptive evacuation of families in 26 towns.



On Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the province's disaster management officials are anticipating more floods and landslides there.



"No fishing activity (is…

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Added by bill on January 10, 2011 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

8 January 2011: Nearly 600,000 people marooned by floods in Sri Lanka

Nearly 600,000 people marooned by floods in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Floods situation in east Sri Lanka has seen no improvement as "continuous rains" lashed the area over the last two weeks, relief officials said Saturday.

"In terms of numbers 588,000 people have been affected. Over 4, 800 are in relief camps. There have been three deaths. We maintain 18 camps for the floods displaced", said Pradeep Kodippily, deputy director of the National Disaster Management…

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Added by bill on January 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Flooding victims are rising in Philippines with 33 deaths & 883128 persons have been affected by continuous rain

MANILA, Philippines - A Chinese mining firm employee has died after being hit by a falling rock in the head during heavy downpour in Lagonoy, Camarines Sur, police said Saturday.

Police identified the Chinese as Chen Te Hao, an employee of Prime Work Mining Corp. in Sitio Benguet, Barangay Gimagtocon.

A belated police report said Chen died after being hit by a falling rock during heavy downpour around 7:45 p.m. on Thursday (January 6).

The victim died while being rushed…

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Added by bill on January 8, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

31 December 2010 Heavy rains affect over 350,000 in Sri Lanka

 

 

 1 January 2011 Sri Lanka: Floods update - Floods affect over 3,64,000 people (see blog below for details)

 

Dec 31, Colombo: Heavy rains experienced in most parts of the country have affected over 350,000 people, the latest report from Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) says.

The DMC figures released today show that 364,854 people from 97,144 families have been affected due to the rains.

Batticaloa…

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Added by bill on January 1, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

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