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SOS for Sudan!

The Sudan has declared a state of emergency today.

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05.09.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Worst flood in 100 years, at least 99 dead. 400,000 people had to flee because their houses are under water. The capital Khartoum is particularly affected.

Sources:

https://taz.de/Jahrhundertflut-in-Sudan/!5712068/

https://www.dw.com/de/sudan-ruft-wegen-%C3%BCberschwemmungen-notstand-

https://m.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/ungluecke/99-menschen-getoetet-

https://youtu.be/_3wW2YsbuaQ

https://youtu.be/xFzERubSVjo

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/sudan-291.html

https://www.zeit.de/thema/sudan

Further links:

https://youtu.be/nQYtW1nQAU8

https://youtu.be/zOFo7gU2vhE

Flood in Karachi, Pakistan

https://youtu.be/9Mlr-SHskfU

03.09.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: en

At least 23 people have died.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/9Mlr-SHskfU

Flood in central India

https://youtu.be/KvqO2tvsBks

31.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: en

24 dead people, 25% more rain than normal in August.454 villages in 12 districts are affected by the flood. 9,300 people have been moved to 170 relief camps.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/KvqO2tvsBks

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/excess-rain-overflowing-dams

Heavy rain and storm in Ticino and Grisons Switzerland

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/hoechste-gefahrenstufe-regen-sorgt-fuer-u

30.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Up to 294 millimetres of rain have fallen in just a few hours and have led to landslides, mudslides and floods. A 4-year-old boy falls into a shaft and is rescued.

Sources:

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/hoechste-gefahrenstufe-regen-sorgt-fuer-u

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/jetzt-drohen-dem-tessin-noch-gewitter-und

Heavy rain, storm and hail in Italy claim at least 2 lives

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30.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
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2 sisters were killed by a tree in their tent. The 3rd sister was also injured. A man is carried away by the floods of a stream. Roofs are destroyed by the storm, road and train connections are interrupted by landslides, rockfall and floods,

Sources:

https://youtu.be/c_1goKsRlc4

https://www.suedtirolnews.it/italien/schwere-unwetter-in-italien-forde

https://www.wetteronline.de/wetterticker/videos-tornado-und-hagel-in-n

https://youtu.be/iLik8Sz6N_M

https://www.wetteronline.de/wetterticker/videos-tornado-und-hagel-in-n

https://youtu.be/iLik8Sz6N_M

Severe storms in South Tyrol, Austria

https://www.wetter.at/wetter/oesterreich-wetter/unwetter-sperren-auf-b

30.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Massive rainfall leads to flooding, landslides and rock falls. Parts of Neumarkt have to be evacuated due to an imminent dam burst and flooding. A rockfall occurs in the Zillertal. The storm in Austria claims at least 3 lives.

Sources:

https://www.wetter.at/wetter/oesterreich-wetter/unwetter-sperren-auf-b

https://www.tt.com/artikel/30749443/dauerregen-lage-in-nordtirol-weitg

https://www.wetter.at/wetter/oesterreich-wetter/gewaltiger-felssturz-i

Heavy rain in Ticino and Grisons in Switzerland

https://www.srf.ch/article/18917642/amp

29.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Within 36 hours, up to 224 millimetres of rain have fallen locally and more rain is expected. Floods, mudflows and mud avalanches may occur.

Sources:

https://www.srf.ch/article/18917642/amp

https://youtu.be/dJB8An1cVy8

Solar roof for the motorway

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28.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 28.08.2020

This would provide shade and could supply electric cars directly with energy. Small wind power plants could be installed under the solar roofs to convert the wind from the vehicles into energy.

Sources:

https://www.spiegel.de/auto/forschungsprojekt-in-oesterreich-ein-solar

Floods in Afghanistan

https://youtu.be/lq8sQFnSbsA

26.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

More than 70 people died, hundreds of houses were destroyed.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/lq8sQFnSbsA

https://youtu.be/_xzF53tJAF0

Hurricane Laura, USA, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti

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26.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

In Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the storm has already caused considerable damage and 25 people have died. It is now moving across the Atlantic at 145 km/h. The unusual warm seawater means that the storm is constantly gaining strength.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/gYD8xA4bo2I

https://youtu.be/JAnhUx7BS-c

Storm tracking

Storm tracking

Haiti 22.8.2020

Haiti , Dominican Republic 23.8.2020

A five-storey family home in Mahad, India, collapsed

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/einsturz-wohnhaus-mumbai-101.html

24.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

70 people are missing, 30 spiders were rescued from the rubble. The cause of the house collapse is still unclear. In the past, however, there have been many such accidents because houses could not withstand the continuous monsoon rain.

Sources:

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/einsturz-wohnhaus-mumbai-101.html

https://youtu.be/llu-7v50wlY

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Flood in Mahad, India

https://youtu.be/v0-PmJEqczA

The great death of trees in Germany

https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-08/duerre-baeume-baumarten-risi

24.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Spruces are particularly affected. They can be seen from far away. They look like grey corpses. I have to cry when I see this and fall into deepest mourning. But also the other tree species die in the 3rd year of drought in a row.

Sources:

https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-08/duerre-baeume-baumarten-risi