2019 catastrophes News

Failure to Mitigate Climate Change, Cyber Attacks Are Top Global Threats: WEF

The failure to tackle climate change and extreme weather events are the most threatening global risks this year, according to the World Economic Forum. Inability to mitigate or adapt to climate change leapfrogged several places on the list as the …

Snowfall Continues to Disrupt Parts of Austria, Germany and Norway

Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to last at least another day. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway’s Arctic …

Deadly Winter Storm Blasts Europe with Heavy Snow and Winds

Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and increasing the risks of more deadly avalanches. At least 13 people have been killed …

Tropical Storm Pabuk Weakens After Battering South Thailand

Thailand’s most powerful tropical storm in decades has weakened after strong wind and flash floods disrupted oil production and flights, leaving thousands of tourists stranded near the nation’s southern beaches. Wind from tropical storm Pabuk slowed to 55 kilometers per …

Tropical Cyclone Penny Slams North Australia Coast Near Rio Tinto Mine

Tropical Cyclone Penny slammed into the far north coast of Australia’s Queensland state near Rio Tinto Group’s Weipa bauxite mine, triggering warnings of flash flooding and damaging winds. The category 1 cyclone, with wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers …