Archive | July 10, 2016

Intense Freeze Strikes Parts Of Brazil

Freeze Warning Alert

Although the official organizations of Brazilian Weather Center weather forecast and Climatic Studies of the National Institute for space research (Cptec/Inpe) and National Institute of meteorology (Inmet) – have not issued weather warning, which would be of paramount importance to the people, especially farmers, the phenomenon occurred even with moderate intensity in the regions of Camanducaia and Maria da Fé.
Areas of pastures and lawns amanheceram frozen, in addition to puddles and small streams. Vegetable crops were most disadvantaged, according to the City Hall of Camanducaia. It was verified in the municipality of Soledade.
Automatic weather stations operated by Inmet recorded minimum temperature of -1.8° C in Camanducaia and -1.1° C in Maria da Fé. However, a private automatic weather station showed minimum temperature of -3.1° C at Maria da Fé.
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The Most Snow Ever Seen At National Park In Venezuela

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A Nevada covered this Wednesday the Moors Merida, allowing tourists and locals capture photos and enjoy the beautiful and white landscape, according to Your news Portal.
The Sierra de la Culata National Park today accumulated the most snow ever seen so far. A real visual spectacle.
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Cold wave kills 48 children between May and June in Peru

Cold Weather Alert

At least 48 children under five died of pneumonia in Peru, between May and June 2016, especially in poor areas exposed to low temperatures during the winter – according to a Government report.
According to the Peruvian Ministry of health (Minsa), during this period, were recorded 7,569 cases of pneumonia in children under five, with 48 deaths. Most occurred in the departments of Cuzco, Junín, Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Puno, in the Centre and in the Andean country’s South.
In those regions, with territories located above 4,000 meters of altitude, the temperature reaches 18 degrees below zero in winter, with ice deposited on surfaces.
Some high-Andean sector and jungles of Peru, with a population mostly poor, will face strong cold waves until August, affecting people and their productive activities and require the Government to develop protection plans.
To combat such damage, Minsa sent to 14 modules regions affected by the cold to support the work of health centres. In addition, were distributed more than one million vaccines against influenza and pneumonia.
According to the latest damage assessment of the National Institute of Civil Defense (into Indeci), 311,655 people of 14 regions have had health problems due to low temperatures.
In may, the Peruvian Government declared an emergency for a period of 60 days in 14 regions of the country because of the sudden drop in temperature in the Andes.
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Cold, Frost and snow kill 14000 animals in Arequipa, Peru

Livestock Alert

At least 14000 animals died in recent days because of the intense cold, Frost and constant snow that fell in several municipalities in the province of Arequipa, in southern Peru.
Civil Defense authorities and the Ministry of Health confirmed on Monday (04), most of the animals died for being outdoors, not withstanding the intense cold, or developing respiratory diseases.
Even the llamas, symbol animal of the Andes, couldn’t resist the cold of up to -12° C and frost that was repeated for up to 10 consecutive days.
The Peruvian Government reported the animals were inspected by the Animal Defense and recommended that residents not consumed the meat, which was not respected in most instances. For the population were delivered more than 9000 units with blankets and clothes.
Due to the intense cold, schools interrupted classes in various cities of the province and neighboring Andean regions above 3000 meters of altitude.
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Distances: 187 km N of Monaco, Monaco / pop: 32,965 / local time: 16:29:16.5 2016-07-10
67 km SW of Aosta, Italy / pop: 34,062 / local time: 16:29:16.5 2016-07-10
10 km SE of Courchevel, France / pop: 1,700 / local time: 16:29:16.5 2016-07-10

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Distances: 223 km SW of Apia, Samoa / pop: 40,407 / local time: 02:44:40.8 2016-07-11
185 km SW of Gataivai, Samoa / pop: 1,141 / local time: 02:44:40.8 2016-07-11

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Distances: 192 km SW of Apia, Samoa / pop: 40,407 / local time: 02:41:52.8 2016-07-11
163 km S of Gataivai, Samoa / pop: 1,141 / local time: 02:41:52.8 2016-07-11

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Train Crash Kills Nine In Elazig, Turkey

Train Crash Alert

On June 20, 2016, a train and minibus crashed into each other that killed nine people in the Eastern province of Elazig, Turkey. Among the dead were four Syrians, according to the “Hurriyet Daily News.”
The train was leaving the Tatvan district of the Eastern province of Bitlis and was traveling to the capital, Ankara when the train crashed into a minibus. The crash occurred in Yurtbaşı, according to the “Hurriyet Daily News.”
According to initial reports, nine people were killed and one was injured. Ambulances were called out to the scene, to access the injured party, as well as a security precaution.
According to the “Daily Sabah Turkey,” the minibus was carrying farm workers, which included Syrian nationals. This marked the first severe accident of the summer season that involved workers. The train crash in Elazig killed nine people.
Accidents are more common during the summer season when safety is the most neglected. The farmers were hunting for jobs. The crossing where the accident occurred was located near the Mediterranean port city of Mersin. According to BBC news, the crossing was not visible when the train hit the minibus and dragged it at least 400 meters, killing nine people and injuring one.
The force of the crash caused three passengers to be forced from the minibus. The bodies of two of the three passengers were found near the scene. The third person ejected from the minibus survived the impact. The paramedics at the scene were able to find five bodies in the debris from the crash. Two other victims died while at the hospital and one was severely injured.
Authorities reported that four of the people killed in the train crash were Syrian refugees who lived in Elazig. The four victims had recently joined the other workers to find jobs at local greenhouses.
This crash is the deadliest crash since July 2015, when 15 farmers were killed as a result of a work truck crashing into a pickup truck. The driver of the work truck was driving erratically. A third accident occurred that killed 17 farm employees in the province of Isparta.
The Turkish Parliament has begun to set up a committee that will investigate the many problems the summer farmers face and start trying to resolve the problems of transporting the workers. The committee stated that using the train as a means of transportation should be used as a last resort. The committee also wants to put a ban on workers riding in the back of trucks.
Traffic accidents have steadily declined over the last few years. Even with this decline over 3,000 people lose their lives yearly. Other contributing factors of traffic accidents include the lack of vehicle inspections and reckless driving. These are the two biggest contributors motorists and pedestrians face on the roads of Turkey.
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