Hurricane "Dorian" meets the Bahamas

Earth View Read out Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas this weekend. The hurricane hit the northern part of the archipelago with wind speeds of just under 300 kilometers per hour, reaching the highest category of five. According to media reports, "Dorian" destroyed countless homes and caused severe flooding
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Devastating forest fires in the Amazon

Earth View Read out In the Brazilian rainforest, the worst wines have been in existence for years. A total of 72, 843 forest fires have been counted since the beginning of the year. The number of fires has thus increased by 83 percent compared to the same period last year, as the newspaper "Folha de S
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Hurricane "Dorian" heads for Florida

Earth View Read out On its way to the US hurricane "Dorian" spared the Caribbean island Puerto Rico as far as possible. The US Hurricane Center has lifted its warning for the US-owned island nation. "Dorian" is regaining strength and is moving on to Florida with wind speeds of 130 kilometers per hour
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Forest fire on Gran Canaria

Earth View Read out A forest fire has been burning on the popular holiday island of Gran Canaria since the weekend. According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, the fire that broke out on Saturday evening near the village of Valleseco has spread over an area of ​​more than 3, 000 hectares. Around 5, 000 people have been brought to safety from the flames, according to authorities, an estimated 40 villages have been evacuated. Al
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Another new German heat record

Earth View Read out For the first time since the beginning of the weather records in Germany, the 42-degree mark has been cracked. In Lingen, the thermometer on Thursday showed 42.6 degrees Celsius. The city in the Emsland was thus the hottest place in the Federal Republic, as the German Weather Service announced
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Tornado in Luxembourg

Earth View Read out In Luxembourg, on Friday evening, a tornado caused devastation. The hurricane destroyed cars in the south of the country, damaged power pylons and covered D cher. In the villages of Petingen and Kaerjeng, the extreme weather event made up to 100 houses completely uninhabitable. 19 people were injured according to current knowledge
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Germany has a new heat record

Earth View Read out There is a new German heat record: The 24th of July 2019 was officially the hottest day in Germany since the beginning of the weather records. In Geilenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia yesterday 40.5 degrees Celsius were measured, as the German Weather Service announced. This broke the previous record from 2015
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Monsoon in South Asia calls for numerous deaths

Earth View Read out The monsoon rains in southern Asia, which have been going on for days, mean that more than 150 people have lost their lives. The extreme weather affects seven states of India, as well as Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, where it has led to heavy flooding and landslides. Thousands of people had to flee from the water and be taken to emergency shelters, in many regions there were interruptions in telephone connections
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Violent earthquake shakes Peru

Earth View Read out In Peru on Sunday violently shook the earth. According to the US earthquake observatory USGS, the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.0 and occurred some 75 kilometers south of the city of Laguna at a depth of 110 kilometers. Also in neighboring Ecuador and parts of Colombia and Venezuela, the event was clearly felt
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Hurricane meets Mozambique again

Earth View Read out Only a few weeks after the devastating hurricane "Idai" once again draws a cyclone over the Southeast African state of Mozambique. Cyclone "Kenneth" landed in the northern province of Cabo Delgado last night, having previously moved across the Comoros and claimed there had been three casualties, according to authorities
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Devastating tornado near Aachen

Earth View Read out In the Eifel, south of Aachen, a tornado was formed on Wednesday. The Windhose damaged in the community Roetgen about 35 houses and two warehouses. Ten of these buildings are no longer habitable, according to a fire department spokesman, two houses have no upper floor. Five people were easily injured in the storm
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Over 50 deaths from thunderstorms in South Africa

Earth View Read out Day-long rains have caused flooding and landslides around the South African port of Durban. According to the authorities, at least 51 people were killed. According to media reports, the fatalities were crushed by drowning earth masses or drowned in the floods. Many people had to leave their homes because of the extreme weather and have since been accommodated in emergency shelters
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Hurricane "Idai" hits Southeast Africa hard

Earth View Read out The tropical cyclone "Idai" has caused massive destruction in southeast Africa. At the end of last week, the cyclone had swept over Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe at speeds of up to 165 kilometers per hour. Whole areas were verw stet and many villages and towns flooded
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Heavy flooding in Iran

Earth View Read out Weeks of rain have led to severe flooding in Iran. Already in March, around 1, 900 towns and villages had been flooded in the normally drought-stricken country. The Iranian authorities have now ordered the evacuation of six other cities in the southwest of the country because of the risk of flooding
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Storm depression "Eberhard" moves across Germany

Earth View Read out Sturmtief "Eberhard" has pulled away over Germany on the weekend. The storm moved at speeds of up to 164 kilometers per hour in the mountains and more than 120 kilometers per hour in the lowlands from west to east across the Federal Republic. In doing so, he caused damage in many places and at times lame rail traffic
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More than 20 dead after tornadoes in the US

Earth View Read out A series of tornadoes overshadowed the southeastern US on Sunday and left a picture of devastation in the states of Alabama and Georgia. At least 23 people were killed according to current knowledge by the strong air vortex. The authorities assume that the number of dead will continue to rise
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Avalanche accident in Switzerland

Earth View Read out An avalanche in the Swiss Alps shed several people on Tuesday. According to the police, the snow masses caught four people on a piste in the ski resort of Crans-Montana, which could initially be rescued injured. One of the victims, a French man, has since died in the hospital of his injuries
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Flooding in northeastern Australia

Earth View Read out Unusually heavy and prolonged rainfalls have led to severe flooding in northeastern Australia: The affected region in the state of Queensland is currently experiencing the worst flood since 1998. Due to the floods, the floodgates of the Ross Dam above the town of Townsville will be opened - about 2, 000 houses were flooded
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Two earthquakes in Ecuador

Earth View Read out Ecuador was shaken by two major earthquakes on Friday. A quake of magnitude 7.6 initially occurred about 320 kilometers east of the port city of Guayaquil in the border area with Peru. Only a few minutes later there was another shock this time about 18 kilometers south of Guayaquil
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Arctic temperatures in the US

Earth View Read out An extreme cooling wave has taken hold of the midwestern US. The National Weather Service warned that millions of people would have to adjust to temperatures of minus 34 degrees Celsius and below, as well as "life-threatening Arctic winds". Hundreds of flights have been canceled because of the ice cold weather, in many places schools have been closed down and the postal service stopped
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