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Thousands evacuated in Manchester, Wales and Merseyside to escape Storm Christoph

Severe flooding and torrential rain forcing many residents into what No 10 says are Covid-secure facilitiesThousands of homes are being evacuated across Manchester, Merseyside and north Wales as Storm Christoph continues to bring torrential rain across the UK.Police and firefighters were working with Manchester city council to evacuate homes in East Didsbury, West Didsbury and Northenden on Wednesday evening. Continue reading...
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Thousands evacuated as Storm Christoph hits Manchester, Wales and Merseyside

Severe flooding and torrential rain forcing many residents into what No 10 says are Covid-secure facilitiesThousands of homes were being evacuated across Manchester, Merseyside and north Wales on Wednesday as Storm Christoph continued to deliver torrential rain across the UK.Police and firefighters were working with Manchester city council to evacuate homes in East Didsbury, West Didsbury and Northenden on Wednesday evening. Continue reading...
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Evacuations in Manchester, Merseyside and Wales as Storm Christoph hits UK

Residents in south Manchester, Ruthin in North Wales and Maghull on Merseyside are movedEvacuations are taking place in Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales with thousands potentially having to move on Wednesday night as Storm Christoph brought large amounts of rainfall to parts of the UK.Severe flood warnings, indicating a danger to life, are in force in Manchester’s southern suburbs and Maghull on Merseyside. There were also evacuations taking place in Ruthin in North Wales. Continue reading...
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Evacuations in Manchester and Wales as Storm Christoph hits UK

Residents in south Manchester suburb of Didsbury and Ruthin in North Wales are movedEmergency services have started to evacuate people from the Manchester suburb of Didsbury with thousands potentially having to move on Wednesday night as Storm Christoph brought large amounts of rainfall to parts of the UK.Severe flood warnings, indicating a danger to life, are in force for East Didsbury, West Didsbury and Northenden in Manchester. There were also evacuations taking place in North Wales. Continue...
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Evacuations start in Manchester as Storm Christoph hits UK

Some residents in south Manchester suburb of Didsbury to be moved to temporary accommodationEmergency services have started to evacuate people from a Manchester suburb with thousands potentially having to move on Wednesday night as Storm Christoph brought large amounts of rainfall to parts of the UK.Police chiefs in Greater Manchester had earlier said residents in up to 3,000 homes in south Manchester had been told they may need to leave their properties by Wednesday evening in a “worst-case sce...
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UK weather: thousands may be evacuated as Storm Christoph brings rain and floods

Boris Johnson to hold Cobra meeting as preparations stepped up for Covid-secure emergency centresEmergency services are preparing to evacuate potentially thousands of people overnight as Storm Christoph brought large amounts of rainfall to parts of the UK.Police chiefs in Greater Manchester said residents in up to 3,000 homes in south Manchester had been told they may need to leave their properties by Wednesday evening in a “worst-case scenario” outlined by the Environment Agency. Continue readi...
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Storm Christoph: sandbags issued in South Yorkshire as lashing rains loom

People urged to brace for floods, gales and snow, with parts of England expecting 200mm downpoursA major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire as Storm Christoph is set to bring widespread flooding, gales and snow to parts of the UK.People have been urged to prepare after an amber weather warning for rain was issued by the Met Office for Tuesday to Thursday for central northern England, affecting an area around Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield and stretching down to Peterborough. Continue...
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Countries adapting too slowly to climate breakdown, UN warns

Report says not enough funding is being made available to deal with effects of extreme weatherMillions of people around the world are facing disaster from flood, droughts, heatwaves and other extreme weather, as governments fail to take the measures needed to adapt to the impacts of climate breakdown, the UN has warned.Nearly three-quarters of countries around the world have recognised the need to plan for the effects of global heating, but few of those plans are adequate to the rising threat, a...
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Climate Change Drove $75 Billion in Rainfall Damage Over the Past 30 Years

Extreme weather disasters are costing the country billions of dollars in damages each year. A new study from Stanford shows that over the past three decades, the U.S. has seen nearly $75 billion in damage from floods fueled by the climate crisis.Read more...
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Dangerous flooding in wake of Cyclone Imogen for north Queensland as heavy rains lash Victoria and NSW

Several rural communities in Sydney remain isolated by floodwaters as severe weather warnings are issued for parts of Victoria Life-threatening flash flooding and up to 300mm of rain are possible in parts of northern Queensland as ex-Tropical Cyclone Imogen tracks across the region, while parts of Victoria and eastern New South Wales have also been hit by heavy rain and flooding.The Bureau of Meteorology has advised Imogen was located 60km east-north-east of Georgetown at 4am AEST and is forecas...
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Floods, storms and searing heat: 2020 in extreme weather

While Covid has dominated the news, the world has also felt the effects of human-driven global heatingThis year has broken a series of unwelcome weather records. Last month was the warmest November in history. This followed the hottest January, May and September. All-time temperature peaks were registered from the Antarctic to the Arctic. Since the start of the year, Australia, Siberia and California have suffered record fires. The Atlantic has generated record storms. Ice in the Laptev Sea has ...
Tags: Climate Change, California, Environment, World news, Atlantic, Wildfires, Flooding, Antarctic, Laptev Sea, Australia Siberia, World Meteorological Organization WMO, COVID


Storm Bella: high winds add to flooding chaos across UK

Coastal areas forced to erect flood defences to counter impact of waves whipped up by 100mph gusts High winds have added to widespread flooding as Storm Bella continued to wreak havoc across much of the UK.In many coastal areas, communities were forced to erect flood defences to counter the impact of waves whipped up by gusts that reached 100mph overnight. Continue reading...
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Storm Bella: gale warnings as Bedfordshire residents urged to leave homes

Police tell more than 1,300 households to evacuate due to flooding risks as country braces for storm on Boxing DayMore than 1,300 households have been urged by police to evacuate their homes due to a risk of flooding in parts of Bedfordshire as large swaths of the UK brace themselves for Storm Bella.Torrential rain has brought widespread flooding to the country, with people having to be rescued from vehicles and others evacuated from their homes. The arrival of Storm Bella on Boxing Day will bri...
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Storm Bella: Bedfordshire residents urged to leave homes at risk of flooding

Police tell more than 1,300 households to evacuate as country braces for storm on Boxing DayMore than 1,300 households have been urged by police to evacuate their homes due to a risk of flooding in parts of Bedfordshire as large swathes of the UK brace themselves for Storm Bella.Torrential rain has brought widespread flooding around the country, with people rescued from vehicles and others evacuated from their homes. Continue reading...
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Storm Bella to bring more heavy rain to UK on Boxing Day

Forecast comes as homes and businesses in England and Wales are flooded after downpours hit parts of UK overnightStorm Bella is due to hit parts of the UK on Boxing Day after dozens of homes and businesses were flooded following heavy rain.An amber national severe weather warning has been issued in parts of south Wales and across southern England, as the Met Office said conditions across the UK would turn increasingly unsettled through to 27 December, with strengthening winds and heavy rain movi...
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UK weather: flood alerts in England and Wales after heavy rain

Met Office issues weather warnings after downpours hit many parts of UKEmergency services in England and Wales have been inundated with requests for help after heavy rain fell across the UK.A yellow Met Office weather warning for rain stretched from East Anglia, across Leicester, parts of Birmingham and north London, and through to mid-Wales and Cornwall, and remained in place until 2am on Thursday. Continue reading...
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Every region of the US suffered record-breaking extreme weather in 2020. Find yours on the map.

Nancy Allen and Brian Allen stand outside the house as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, January 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy Extreme wildfires, hurricanes, heat waves, and flood-inducing storms battered all regions of the US in 2020. The interactive map below shows the weather events and disasters that set records this year. As global temperatures rise, expect to see more extreme weather across all seven continents. Visit Bus...
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Flood alerts issued for England and Wales as heavy rain forecast

Disruption expected, with 24-hour yellow weather warning in place from 6am on WednesdayFlood alerts have been issued across England and Wales ahead of heavy rain forecast for the run-up to Christmas, as the Met Office issued a weather warning after downpours over the weekend.A yellow weather warning for rain in mid and south Wales, as well as southern England, is in place from 6am on Wednesday until 6am Thursday, with 50mm to 70mm of rain expected to fall south Wales. Disruption to travel and po...
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'It's over for us': how extreme weather is emptying Bangladesh's villages

The frequency of natural disasters is making life in rural areas increasingly difficult, pushing inhabitants into city slumsThe house Faruk Hossain grew up in has, for the last six months, resisted being claimed by the river, as the rest of the village already has been.But slowly, as the waters have failed to seep away, he has come to accept that the family house has become uninhabitable. Like other villages nearby, Chakla in Bangladesh’s Satkhira district has not re-emerged from the flooding ca...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Bangladesh, Flooding, Satkhira, Faruk Hossain, Chakla


Sea snakes may be lurking in foam covering storm-lashed Australian beaches

‘Health-wise it’s probably not great to let your kids play in it,’ lifesaver saysThunderstorms forecast to batter NSW coast as flooding and wild weather continuePeople are being warned to stay out of sea foam that has appeared on the beaches of northern New South Wales and Queensland in the wake of severe storms this week, with sea snakes and hazardous material hidden in it.Storms have lashed the two states, bringing heavy rain, flooding and coastal erosion. The foam is formed by the churning of...
Tags: Health, Environment, Australia news, Pollution, Wildlife, Marine Life, Snakes, Queensland, New South Wales, Flooding, Australia Weather, Gold Coast


Thunderstorms forecast to batter NSW coast as flooding and wild weather continue

Warning zone covers almost entire state except far west as Lismore cops 100mm in two hoursThe predicted reprieve from heavy rain and flooding across swathes of New South Wales is yet to eventuate with only the state’s far west expected to be spared from afternoon thunderstorms.Lismore in the state’s north copped more than 100mm in two hours on Wednesday afternoon, with the State Emergency Service called in to carry out five flood rescues in just over an hour. The downpour came as the Bureau of M...
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Storms lash Australia's east coast – in pictures

Northern NSW and south-east Queensland hit by heavy rain, strong winds and king tides. Continue reading...
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Australia news live: drug decriminalisation bill to be introduced in ACT, while Fraser Island to reopen to visitors after fire

Parts of island to open from tomorrow after blaze brought under control; New Zealand cabinet agrees to trans-Tasman travel bubble proposal; storms forecast to intensify in parts of Queensland and NSW. Follow the latestFollow coronavirus global news live New Zealand and Australia to launch travel bubble in early 2021 5.32am GMT Rudd is also calling for a boycott of Realestate.com.au for buying or renting homes, which he says is the “principal cash cow” for Rupert Murdoch in Australia.“If you ...
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Australia news live: New Zealand agrees to travel bubble; wild weather hits south-east Queensland

Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand cabinet has agreed to a proposal for a trans-Tasman travel bubble; strong winds and heavy rain forecast to continue in parts of Queensland’s south-east and northern NSW. Follow all the latest news updates• Follow coronavirus global news live 1.26am GMT The New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said her cabinet has agreed to an Australia travel bubble that will open in the first quarter of 2021. 1.16am GMT Will Treasurer Josh Frydenberg deliver ano...
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Australia news live: wild weather hits south-east Queensland; contact tracing failures to be revealed

Strong winds and heavy rain forecast to continue in parts of Queensland’s south-east and northern NSW and report to reveal if Victoria’s contact tracing shortcomings have been fixed. Follow all the latest news updates• Follow coronavirus global news live 10.30pm GMT This footage from Byron is particularly hairy.Anything to get the shot, right? pic.twitter.com/VbaUxdHiED 10.21pm GMT Oh, John le Carre has died. He was 89. Related: John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies...
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A Guide to Protecting Your Home from Water Damage

Your home is your kingdom. It’s that tranquil oasis away from work and all other outside distractions. You want to do everything you can to keep it safe and protected against potential threats.  There’s just one big problem: there are various threats you have to safeguard against. One of the biggest disasters that could inflict your home is water damage. Whether it is caused by a flood, rainstorms, or just plain negligence, water damage has the potential to ruin the integrity of your pr...
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Fishermen fear Pakistan’s new ‘city for the elite’ will end their way of life

A proposed island megacity off Karachi puts precious wetlands – and the millions of jobs that depend on them – at riskOn the island of Bundal, off Pakistan’s Arabian Sea coast, people gather in their thousands, as they have done for decades, to honour their saint, Baba Yousaf Shah.As the sun shines on the festivities around the shrine, colourful flags flutter energetically as the air fills with the vibrant clamour of music, singing and feasting. Continue reading...
Tags: Employment, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, Flooding, KARACHI, Fishing Industry, Bundal, Baba Yousaf Shah


UK weather: torrential rain could cause 'dangerous' flooding

Yellow ‘be aware’ rain warning for west coast of England, much of Wales and parts of ScotlandTorrential downpours are set to result in “dangerous” flooding across the UK this week, the Met Office has warned.Forecasters say large waves, heavy rain, strong gales and potential river flooding will affect the west coast of England, much of Wales and parts of Scotland from Thursday. Continue reading...
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UK weather: torrential rain could cause 'dangerous' flooding this week

Yellow ‘be aware’ rain warning for west coast of England, much of Wales and parts of ScotlandTorrential downpours could result in “dangerous” flooding across the UK this week, the Met Office has warned.Forecasters say large waves, heavy rain, strong gales and potential river flooding will affect the west coast of England, much of Wales and parts of Scotland from Thursday. Continue reading...
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Vietnam floods and landslides displace 90,000 people as new cyclone nears

More than 100 so far reported dead or missing after two storms destroy homes and leave trail of destruction Floods and landslides in Vietnam are reported to have left at least 102 people dead or missing, while tens of thousands of people have lost their homes to rising water.Two storms that hit central Vietnam in the first two weeks of October, Storm Linfa and Storm Nangka, brought six times higher than average rainfall, flooding 136,000 houses and forcing 90,000 people to evacuate their homes. ...
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