From scorching to flooding: World’s hottest city in Pakistan now underwater

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not too long ago, Sara Khan, principal of a school for underprivileged girls in Jacobabad, southern Pakistan, watched with concern as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the hottest in the world at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large … Read more

Biden declares urgency over Mississippi water crisis

JACKSON, Mississippi, Aug 30 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration approved an emergency declaration regarding a water crisis in the state of Mississippi and on Tuesday ordered federal aid to supplement the response to the state. “Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75% of federal funding for a period … Read more

Cataclysmic floods in Pakistan kill 1,100 people, including 380 children

Flood killed at least 1,100 people, affected 33 million A third of the country is under water – climate minister Climate catastrophe in Pakistan needs the world’s attention – António Guterres Devastation ‘of international origin’ – UN Harneis CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Torrential rains and floods have submerged a third of Pakistan and … Read more

Washington DC lightning that killed three offers climate alert

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck a plaza near the White House, killing three and another in state critical. Hot and humid conditions in Washington, DC on Thursday kicked off for power. Air temperatures peaked at 94 degrees Fahrenheit … Read more

At least 16 people die in ‘epic’ Kentucky floods, including 6 children

July 29 (Reuters) – The death toll in eastern Kentucky rose to at least 16 on Friday as flooding triggered by “epic” torrential rains swept away homes, washed away roads and pushed rivers to their banks , state authorities said, warning that more deaths were expected. Police and National Guard troops, including personnel from neighboring … Read more