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Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

Recent Natural Events

Honduras: Floods and Landslides - May 2012
Around 500 people were evacuated in Trojes in the region of El ParaĆ­so, after floods caused damages to more than 100 houses. Read

Low  Peru temperatures kill 94 children since January
Nearly 100 children under the age of five died of pneumonia between January and April in Peru due to a cold wave that swept through the country's Andean region, the Health Ministry said Wednesday. Read

Hurricane Bud strengthens in Pacific as Mexico prepares
Hurricane Bud strengthened as it churned northwest in the Pacific, threatening the Mexican coast with high winds, surf and heavy rain through the weekend. Read

Icy waters flood villages in Alaska; Wildfires in areas of U.S.
Huge sheets of ice are clogging the Kuskokwim River in Alaska, flooding villages and forcing residents to evacuate by air to the town of Bethel in southwest Alaska. Meanwhile, multiple wildfires are burning across the country. Read

Other Disasters Related News

Travel Safely during Memorial Day Weekend
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here, and for many it means getting on the road for the first long holiday weekend of the summer. The American Red Cross offers travel safety tips to help you and your loved ones have a great weekend.  Read

Action needed now  to prepare for severe drought
 The results from 19 different state-of-the-art climate models project extreme and persistent drought conditions for almost all of Mexico, the Midwestern United States and most of Central America. Read

Federal forecasters predict a near-normal hurricane season
The federal government is predicting a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic this year: anywhere from four to eight hurricanes forecast. Read

Refugee farmers find solace in a floodplain
Refugees from Burundi and Nepal are working to re-establish agricultural fields next to the Winooski River in Vermont that were damaged by Tropical Storm Irene last year. Read

European Commission allocates €5 million to help flood victims in South America
An estimated 1.2 million people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding throughout the region. Hundreds of thousands of farmers lost their crops, and many families have been forced to flee their homes due to the high water and landslides. Entire areas are still submerged under water. Read

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