Guatemala's volcanology service said seven families were evacuated from their homes near the volcano, about 27 miles (50 km) southwest of Guatemala City. The villagers were unharmed, an official said.
|The River Aare flooded parts of Olten in northern Switzerland.
|The River Sarneraa burst its banks at Sarnen in canton Obwalden.
|Hailstones measuring as large as 10 centimetres in diameter fell on Dauphin, Man., during the late-evening storm.
|Experts blame the plight of villages like Barabih on the haphazard construction of anti-flood embankments in Bihar, which has a reputation as one of India's most lawless, corrupt and impoverished states. In 1952, Bihar had 160 kilometres of embankments and the flood-prone area was 2.5 million hectares, said development expert Eklavya Prasad. "But by 2002 the state developed 3,430 kilometres of these structures and the flood-prone area extended up to 6.88 million hectares," Prasad told The Hindustan Times.
|An example of the Y2K discontinuity in action (Source: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
Dear CA reader
CA has been knocked off the internet by a DDOS attack. We are going to move the CA domain to a temporary page while I move the CA files and databases to a new server behind a much better firewall.
Its obvious that someone can't take constructive criticism.
We should be back in a few days. If someone would like to spread this information around to various blogs and shady mailing lists then I'm sure Steve would appreciate it.