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Natural Disasters, August 19

1904    St. Louis Tornado, 3 people killed

1955    In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane claims 200 lives.

2005    A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and surrounding communities. 60 more words

South Asia Flood affects 16 million

More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials.

The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to worsen. 38 more words


Anthropology News: Disasters Digitized

Anthropology News: Disasters Digitized. “Although much has been said about the triple disaster—earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns—in Japan in March 2011 (hereafter, 3.11), the upsurge of digital records and efforts to archive them in and outside of Japan after these events have been less discussed. 79 more words

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Natural Disasters, August 18

1891    A major hurricane struck Martinique killing 700 people.

1983    Hurricane Alicia, hit the Texas coast killing 22 people.

2005    A massive power blackout hits the Java, affecting almost 100 million people, it is one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.

Natural Disasters

Lightning kills fisherman as storms, floods strike

Source: Khmer Times

Flooding has spread in coastal provinces and one man was killed by lightning as a low pressure weather system moves into the country from the South China Sea. 205 more words


Isolated Sask. community evacuated due to approaching forest fire

A small, isolated community in northern Saskatchewan has been evacuated due to a forest fire.

Steve Roberts of Saskatchewan Environment says the fire was within three kilometres of Kinoosao, which is on the east side of Reindeer Lake near the Manitoba boundary. 136 more words


Natural Disasters, August 17

1668      A magnitude 8.0 earthquake causes 8,000 deaths in Anatolia, Ottoman Empire.

1915    A category 4 hurricane hits Galveston, Texas with wind speeds of 135 mph. 40 more words