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Friday, June 26, 2015

June 27, 2015

What happened this week?

Brazil:  States of Bahia and Minas Gerais.  There is an emergency situation in the municipality of Bahia due to flooding.  Authorities have issued to access funds for a rapid response of affected services... Read More

Mexico: Floods. Guadalajara, Jalisco: Rain from Tuesday night and Wednesday caused flooding in many homes. In Guadalajara, 599 homes were affected and 127 in Tlaquepaque...  Read More

United States: 
  • Illinois and Michigan: Storms. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, damaging wind, and numerous tornados moved across the both states yesterday. In Illinois, 10 total injuries occurred, seven tornados touched down, a search and rescue operation took place where campers were temporally trapped, and 25,000 users are without power. In Michigan, four tornados touched down, one home was destroyed, and 41,000 customers are without power... Read More
  • San Bernardino, California: Wild Fire. Wild fire Update: The Lake Fire has reportedly burned over 17,000 acers and is 24% contained. No structures have been damaged, but around 500 are threatened. The Southern California Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for some areas with heavy smoke. Highway 38 remains closed from Angelus Oaks to Lake Williams... Read More

Interesting Facts

Climate change not on hiatus, new research shows. That comes from Russell Vose, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a team of scientists from the agency's National Centers for Environmental Information, who found that unlike reports in recent years of a "climate change hiatus," global temperature trends are still creeping upwards... Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

A new earthquake Early-Warning System for Mexico city. The distance between the faults and the city made it relatively easy for Mexico to build an earthquake early warning system... Read More

Money approved for Texas earthquake study. Researchers will begin moving quickly to study what may be making the earth move in North Texas after Gov. Greg Abbott approved $4.5 million to pay for a comprehensive earthquake study...  Read More

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