Friday, July 14, 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 10 to 14 July 2017

Global hazards weekly bulletin

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin – 10th to 14th July 2017


Canada Evacuates Thousands of People due to Forest Fire

Canada declares state of emergency in British Columbia as 138 'extraordinary' wildfires spread over province



China in the grip of sweltering heatwave with temperatures hitting 50 deg C



Torrential rain renders over 200 homeless



14 feared dead in mudslide in India's rain-hit northeast

Floods and landslides in northeastern India claim more lives

33 killed after landslides in India

Floods, Landslides Kill Over 60 In Assam, Arunachal Pradesh



700 tourists evacuated from Sicily by boat as wildfires continue to spread

Italy wildfires: Tourists rescued by boat from Calampiso



Japan flood toll rises to 18

Drone footage reveals extent of flood damage in northern Kyushu



Seven dead in Pakistan monsoon rain

Heavy monsoon downpour lashes Karachi, flooding roads, leaving 11 dead

18 more dead in Pakistan monsoon rains


The United States of America

Los Angeles left without power for 10 hours as record breaking heatwave hits California

Thousands Flee as Wildfires Destroy Homes in U.S. and Canada

Severe thunderstorms cause flooding, tornadoes across the Midwestern US

Heavy rain, high winds topple trees leaving over 30K without power

California wildfires leave at 3,500 people homeless



Landslide claims six lives in Phongsaly

Weekend flooding kills seven


Other items of interest

Key monsoon-predicting radar set to be unveiled

Japan pledges $1.5 million for tsunami awareness and disaster risk information in Asia-Pacific

Disaster prevention champion Legarda calls for resilience in quake zones

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as a tool for conflict prevention

Panama Increases Capacities for Natural Disasters

Insurance could cut $29 bln natural disaster bill for poor nations

Disaster resilience is a core business issue

Drones for social good: UNDP Maldives takes a "fight and flight" response to climate change

Tajikistan aims to better protect people and property from natural disasters and climate change

Poor nations need help to use big data to tackle disease, poverty


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