Tuesday, August 10, 2010

World Watch: Wild weather

* Pakistan: According to U.N. estimates the number of people affected by major flooding in Pakistan could exceed victims of recent natural disasters including January’s earthquake in Haiti.

* China: Over 1100 people are said to be missing after a massive mudslide in northwestern China killed over 300 residents.

* Russia: A reported 30% of Russia’s grain crops have been wiped out as a result of a heat wave affecting several areas including Moscow.

* Europe: Lastly in our weather themed World Watch at least nine people have died in central Europe as a result of flash flooding.

Image – The Telegraph (“A family takes refuge on top of a mosque while awaiting rescue from flood waters in Sanawa, a town located in the Muzaffar Ghar district of Pakistan's Punjab province”).
Online Sources- Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Xinhua

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