Tag Archives: La Nina

Cyclones Bombard Australia With Rain


Cyclones near Australia have led to heavy rainfall, specifically cyclone Carlos.  Record levels of rain, over 684mm of rain fell in Darwin, Australia over the span of four days.  Subsequently, homes were evacuated, the Darwin airport was shut down and … Continue reading

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More flooding to Australia: Cyclone Yasi


As Australia is still dealing with flooding, more damage will be caused by Cyclone Yasi, which is expected to hit in the next few days. It has strengthened to a category 3 storm and is expected to reach a 4. … Continue reading

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Poor Urban Planning and Rain Leads to Landslides in Brazil


Over the past few weeks the beautiful country of Brazil has been devastated by terrible landslides.  The landslides are not uncommon in Brazil but these specific landslides have killed hundreds of people and displaced many more. According to the Guardian.co.uk, … Continue reading

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South Africa Flood!


After experiencing the heaviest rainfall in over 20 years, coupled with poor drainage systems, South Africa has declared 33 disaster areas due to flooding [rvd: Link]. Two of the largest rivers in the area [rvd: the Zambezi and the Okavango … Continue reading

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Flooding in Australia


Queensland Australia has been receiving enormous amounts of rainfall since Christmas time due to cyclone Tasha and La Nina. Before Queensland received over 30 inches of rain in the month of December (2010) they were suffering from a decade long … Continue reading

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