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Greece battles wildfires for third day, site of ancient Olympics saved

Athens

Greek authorities ordered more evacuations on an island near Athens on Thursday, August 5, 2021 and battled a blaze near the site of the ancient Olympic Games in the western Peloponnese as wildfires burned for the third day. Athens, Greece Temperatures of more than 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and strong winds have fanned more than 150 wildfires in different areas ...

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Dozens feared dead in eastern Afghanistan village after heavy flooding

Afghanistan

Dozens are feared dead after a flash flood hit a village in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nuristan, officials said on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Flooding in Afghanistan According to the provincial council chief of the province, Saaedullah Nuristani, the flood destroyed at least 80 houses, and so far, the bodies of at least 35 people were recovered. Nuristani said that ...

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At least 118 dead in Europe floods as search-and-rescue operations continue

Europe flood

Not more than 118 people have died in the devastating floods that have engulfed parts of Europe, while the search continues for those still missing continued. Damaged houses are seen at the Ahr River in Insul, western Germany, Thursday, July 15, 2021. Photo credit: AP Photo/Michael Probst The missing people occurred after raging waters turned once picture-postcard landscapes and historic towns ...

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Flood wreaks havoc in Ekiti, scores displaced, properties destroyed

Kayode Fayemi

Floods following a torrential rainfall in the night of Wednesday, July 14, 2021 displaced some residents of Ado Ekiti, in Ekiti State, from their homes and destroyed properties. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Mostly affected were residents of Balemo and Tinuola areas, off Afao Road in Ado Ekiti, where flood submerged over 10 buildings and destroyed properties worth millions ...

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PIB: Expert tasks govt on safeguarding Nigerians against environmental hazards

Timipre Sylva

The Society of Energy Administrators (SEA) has called on Federal Government to enact energy service criminal laws to capture health, safety and environment risk management in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva President of SEA, Dr Yekeen Adeboye, made the call when he led executives of the society on a courtesy visit ...

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Cuba evacuates over 200,000 as tropical storm Elsa approaches

Tropical storm Elsa

A Cuban newspaper, the Granma daily, on Monday, July 5, 2021 reported that more than 200,000 Cubans had been evacuated from their residence in the face of coming tropical storm Elsa. Tropical storm Elsa killed at least three people over the weekend in the Dominican Republic and St. Lucia, after it slammed the eastern Caribbean islands as the first hurricane ...

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2,700 people flee as Philippines’ second-most active volcano rumbles

Volcano Merapi

No fewer than 2,700 people had fled their homes as the Philippines’ second most active volcano erupted and government scientists warned on Friday, July 2, 2021 that stronger explosions could occur. Volcanic eruption Five bursts of volcanic gas and steam, reaching as high as 3 kilometres into the air, occurred at Taal Volcano in Batangas province, 66km south of Manila, ...

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Flood: NEMA releases disaster management report, harps on early action

Ahmed Habib

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday, July 1 released its 2021 Disaster Risk Management Implications Report (DRM) to guide effective and timely management of flood and associated hazards in the country. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib The Director-General of the agency, Mr Ahmed Habib, while presenting the document in Abuja, said the report would ...

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Global economies lose $2.97trn to water-related disasters – UN

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, says the global climate crisis is exacerbating and intensifying water-related disasters, jeopardising lives and livelihood of four billion people, resulting to over $2.97 trillion in economic losses. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres told the Fifth UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters on Friday, June 25, 2021 that climate-related disasters had doubled in the ...

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Indonesia’s volcano Merapi spews ash clouds again

Volcano Merapi

Indonesia’s most active volcano Merapi emitted ash clouds three times as far as three kilometres to the southeast. Volcano Merapi The ashes spreading to areas in Yogyakarta, head of the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Centre (BPPTKG), Hanik Humaida, said on Friday, June 25, 2021. The hot clouds erupted three times at 4.43 a.m. local time with amplitude of ...

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