Disasters
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India battles triple disaster

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/28/20, 11:55 am

Indian authorities this week deployed drones and insecticide sprayers to combat the nation’s worst locust outbreak in nearly three decades. Local farmers banged on plates and lit fires to drive the swarms from their farms. Meanwhile, temperatures in New Delhi hit 118 degrees this week, the warmest day in May on record in 18 years.

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Associated Press/Photo by Bikas Das

Cyclone Amphan recovery begins

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/22/20, 11:37 am

The death toll from the superstorm that hit parts of India and Bangladesh rose to at least 95 people on Friday as officials and residents began cleanup operations. Cyclone Amphan pulled down trees, ripped off roofs, and overturned cars in Kolkata, India, which bore the brunt of the storm’s damage. Workers are trying to get roads and utility lines repaired in the area.

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Associated Press/Photo by Melchor Hilotin

Typhoon ravages northern Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/15/20, 11:24 am

Typhoon Vongfong damaged hundreds of homes, toppled trees, and left at least one person dead after striking the Philippines on Thursday. More than 145,000 people sought refuge in emergency shelters. Forecasters said the typhoon still poses a danger to low-lying and coastal villages before it blows out of the country’s northern region on Sunday.

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