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Floods due to fresh storm in California, evacuations as Pajaro River overflows

The Pajaro River’s levee was breached by flooding from another atmospheric river that pummeled California.

The Pajaro River’s levee was breached by flooding from another atmospheric river that pummeled California.
Extreme conditions continue to haunt the American state of California.

A fresh storm has hit the Western coastal state and raging flood waters have prompted fresh evacuations orders in the U.S. state.

The Pajaro river in the state overflowed due to heavy rain and several people living nearby had to be transported to shelter.

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Peru: Six dead as powerful cyclone causes major flooding

Military assist with evacuations after floods in Lambayeque Department, Peru, 09 March 2023.
© Mindef Peru
Military assist with evacuations after floods in Lambayeque Department, Peru, 09 March 2023.
At least six people have died in Peru as a powerful cyclone unleashed torrential rains, battering hundreds of homes and causing major disruptions in northern areas.

The government has declared a state of emergency as it seeks to bring relief to regions including Lambayeque, Piura and Tumbes hit by the cyclone known as Yaku.

The National Institute of Civil Defense early on Friday said flooding caused by Yaku had claimed six lives.

"Cyclone Yaku is a very unusual phenomenon causing intensifying rains in the north," said the director of civil defence, César Sierra.

Later, the institute said 58 people had been killed since the start of the rainy season.

President Dina Boluarte visited parts of northern Peru on Saturday as the government delivered humanitarian aid to areas badly hit by the cyclone.


Indonesia's Merapi volcano erupts, covers villages in ash

Thick smoke rises during an eruption from Mount
© AFP/Devi Rahman
Thick smoke rises during an eruption from Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, as seen from Tunggularum village in Sleman on Mar 11, 2023.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted on Saturday (Mar 11), spewing out smoke and ash that blanketed villages near the crater.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, the country's disaster mitigation agency said.

Images broadcast on local outlet Kompas TV showed ash-covered houses and roads at a village near the volcano, located on Java Island, near Indonesia's cultural capital Yogyakarta.

The Merapi Volcano Observatory estimated the ash cloud reached 3,000m (9,600 feet) above the summit.


'You can't go to the beach': Florida's gulf coast lined with thousands of dead fish from red tide

Tens of thousands of dead fish are washing up on southwest Florida beaches due to red tide, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

A video posted to Facebook by Dawn Workman Lansing showed numerous dead fish washed up in Venice on Thursday. They ranged in size from very small to what appeared to be a goliath grouper, which can weigh up to 800 pounds.

Red tide is a type of harmful algal bloom that occurs when colonies of algae grow out of control and produce toxins that can kill marine life, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Red tide can also cause human illnesses or make the air near the water difficult to breathe.


Blizzard warnings issued as snow causes UK travel disruption

UK blizzard cars
Cars have become stuck in over two foot of snow in the Peak District as mountain rescue are sent to cut off roads to help stranded motorists.
Up to 40cm of snow expected in Peak District and Pennines, with warning of 'exceptionally cold night' on Friday.

Snow and rain are expected to bring further travel disruption across large areas of Britain on Friday.

Three amber warnings for blizzard conditions with up to 40cm (15.7in) of snow were issued by the Met Office on Thursday and remain in place until Friday morning.


Teenage girl has her arm torn off in shark attack - day after 14-year-old boy lost his leg at same Brazilian beach

Witnesses help teenager attacked by a shark out of the water in Piedade, Brazil (
Witnesses help teenager attacked by a shark out of the water in Piedade, Brazil.
A 15-year-old girl had her arm torn off in a shark attack at Piedade Beach in Brazil.

Horror footage shows the moment her bystanders pull Kaylane Timóteo Freitas onto the beach and set her down on the ground with a bloodied rag covering what remains of her arm.

The teenager had her arm amputated at a nearby hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition.

The attack came only a day after a 14-year-old boy was savaged by a shark on the same beach, requiring the amputation of his leg.

Both attacks took place within 1640ft (500m) of each other at Piedade Beach, Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Pernambuco State, Brazil.


Villagers record 'almost apocalyptic tornado' in central France

A tornado hits the Creuse

A tornado hits Pontarion
A tornado swept through a village in Creuse, central France, on Thursday (March 9), causing damage to infrastructure and buildings.

The violent weather left a number of houses in Pontarion with roofs and windows, while telephone lines were also damaged.

Despite the damage from the tornado, no one was injured in the village, confirmed its mayor on Friday (March 10).

The tornado was caused by the strong winds that led to weather warnings across France, with some regions seeing winds of up to 100km/h.

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Mozambique: 117 dead in storms and floods - Cyclone Freddy dropped nearly 3 FEET of rain in 24 hours - returns to hit country again

Cyclone Freddy

Cyclone Freddy
The storms and floods that have hit Mozambique since February have taken the lives of 117 people, according to Prime Minister Adriano Maleiane.

Giving information on the floods on Wednesday to the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, Maleiane said that, up to 5 March, 272,000 people had been affected.

Cyclone Freddy was responsible for much of the damage. When it hit parts of the southern provinces of Inhambane and Gaza in late February, it dropped between 300 and 900 millimetres of rain in 24 hours.

Instead of dissipating, this cyclone has returned to the Mozambique Channel and is now heading northwards towards Zambezia province, where it is expected to make landfall on Friday.


Father charged after 3-year-old child critically injured by pack of pit bulls in Memphis

Police say a child was attacked by a pack of pit bulls in Tennessee Monday night.

The Memphis Police Department reports officers were called to a neighborhood regarding a person being bitten by a dog around 5 p.m.

Police said they found that five pit bulls attacked a 3-year-old named Lorenzo, who suffered critical injuries.

WMC reports the child was taken to the hospital in critical condition where the staff was able to stabilize the toddler's vital signs.


First Nation mourns 5-year-old boy killed in dog attack in northern Alberta

dog attack
A First Nation in northern Alberta is mourning the death of a five-year-old boy who was killed by his family's dogs on Sunday.

The child died after being attacked by his family's dogs on Whitefish Lake First Nation on Sunday, Const. Kelsey Davidge said Thursday.

"He did die from a dog attack/mauling," she said. "They were family-owned pets. There is no public safety concerns or other concerns to the public."

Davidge said the family killed the dogs themselves following the attack. She was unable to say how many dogs were involved in the attack.