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Friday, February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012

Recent Natural Events

Ecuador - Rains cause more damage
The landslide of the mountain and flooding blocked a way out. Due to these drawbacks, some 40 houses are in danger and 7 of them have been already evacuated. Read 

Bolivia floods: Emergency declared in Amazon region
Bolivia's Amazon lowland plains are subject to flooding every year during the January-March rainy season, but this year's rains have been unusually intense. Read

9, 478 families affected by La NiƱa phenomenon in 103 municipalities in Bolivia
The number of families affected went up in the last hours, mainly by the overflowing of rivers. Read

Peru- Overflowing of the Aguaytia river affects 550 families
Several inhabitants abandoned their houses for fear of dying.  Read

Freeze damages California’s citrus crop
The citrus growers' association California Citrus Mutual says about 35 percent of the mandarin orange crop will be lost to frost damage following more than 25 nights of freezing temperatures in December and several frosts in January. Read

Other Disasters Related News

Paraguay- families affected by drought receive food kits
The food kits will be distributed to the rural and indigenous communities. Read

Rains let loose land mines, shut Peru-Chile border
Flooding rivers in Peru and Chile have ruined houses, displaced people, and turned up something more sinister: land mines. Read

US could face tough tornado season in 2012
One year after a deadly tornado season in the United States caused nearly $30 billion in damage, an above-normal number of twisters could be in store for 2012. Read

Mild drought caused Maya collapse in Mexico, Guatemala
Relatively mild drought conditions may have been enough to cause the collapse of the Classic Maya civilizations, which flourished until about AD950 in what is now southern Mexico and Guatemala. Read

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