Powerful Typhoon Roke Headed Towards Japan Disaster Zone

21 09 2011

Local residents wade through a flooded street caused by approaching typhoon in Nagoya, central Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Thousands of people in central Japan have been advised to evacuate as the powerful typhoon approaches. The storm system has already triggered floods that have left two people missing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

At least five people were killed or missing after being swept away by rivers swollen with rain even before Typhoon Roke reached Japan.

A typhoon is a natural disaster that can cause heavy rain, strong winds, floods and mudslides.

The typhoon was expected to make landfall along Japan’s southeast coast around midday on Wednesday.

It will then moves northeast through Tokyo and into the northeastern Tohoku region which was hit by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake.

Also in the path of the storm is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

More than a million people were ordered or advised to evacuate.

Kyodo News reported that more than 200 domestic flights were canceled and some bullet train services were suspended.

Local residents wade through a flooded street caused by approaching typhoon in Nagoya, central Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Thousands of people in central Japan have been advised to evacuate as the powerful typhoon approaches. The storm system has already triggered floods that have left two people missing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Residents are rescued from a flooded area in Nagoya, central Japan, in this photo taken by KyodoSeptember 20, 2011. More than a million people in the central Japan city of Nagoya were advised to evacuate on Tuesday as typhoon Roke approached the country, bringing heavy rain. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo

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A Very Bad Flood Along The Mississippi River – Pictures

5 05 2011

Heavy rains and the winter snow melting had caused bad flooding in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Soon the flood might hit Mississippi and Louisiana at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Flood is a natural disaster.

Levees were built along the Mississippi River to fight floods.

Anyway they had to break 2 big holes into the levee to save Cairo, Illinois from a very ,very big flood.

The break of the levee caused lots of water to rush through the hole and flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri’s Mississippi County.

Is this a man- made disaster?

An explosion lights up the night sky as the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blows an 11,000 foot hole in the Birds Point levee in Mississippi County, Mo. on Monday, May 2, 2011. Army Corps of Engineers' Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh gave the order to blow a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which will flood 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County but protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

Floodwater covers state highway HH lined by utility poles following the Army Corps of Engineers intentional breach of the Birds Point levee Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Wyatt, Mo.  The breach by the Corps on Monday flooded 130,000 acres of mostly farmland in southeastern Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Floodwater covers state highway HH lined by utility poles following the Army Corps of Engineers intentional breach of the Birds Point levee Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Wyatt, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Paul Newton / The Southern The threat of massive flooding and a levee breach was lightened on Tuesday, May 3, after the Birds Point Levee (as seen in the distance) was breached by the Army Corps of Engineers.

This aerial photo shows the threat of massive flooding and a levee breach was lightened on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 after the Birds Point Levee, Mo. was breached by the Army Corps of Engineers. The demolition of the levee sent water pouring onto thousands of acres of farmland Tuesday, easing the Mississippi River floodwaters threatening the tiny Illinois town of Cairo. The demolition project did nothing to ease the risk of more trouble downstream, where the mighty river is expected to rise to its highest levels since the 1920s in some parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. (AP Photo/The Southern Illinoisan, Paul Newton)

Water flows through an intentional breach in the Birds Point levee Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo.  Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole Monday night into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which has flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. from rising floodwaters. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Water creates a white cap as it flows over where the Birds Point levee once stood Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a two-mile hole. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Part of the 130,000 acres of farmland flooded by an intentional break in the Birds Point levee is seen Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo.  Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the levee in southeast Missouri to take pressure off the rising Mississippi and Ohio rivers and try to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Part of the 130,000 acres of farmland flooded by an intentional break in the Birds Point levee is seen Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo.  Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which has flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which has flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo.  Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which has flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Barge traffic moves along the channel of the flooding Mississippi River just north of where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi near Cairo, Ill. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The Army Corps of Engineers postponed its decision on a proposal to blow a huge hole in the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, just downriver of the confluence. The idea was hatched as a desperate bid to reduce the amount of water moving down the Mississippi. The channel of the Mississippi river is marked by the lines of tree that would normal mark the banks of the river. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Barge traffic moves along the channel of the flooding Mississippi River just north of where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi near Cairo, Ill. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The Army Corps of Engineers postponed its decision on a proposal to blow a huge hole in the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, just downriver of the confluence. The idea was hatched as a desperate bid to reduce the amount of water moving down the Mississippi. The channel of the Mississippi river is marked by the lines of tree that would normal mark the banks of the river. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

A farm is seen surrounded by floodwater Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. The Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, after nightfall Monday, flooding 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill.« Read less (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A farm is seen surrounded by floodwater Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. after the Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)







Deadly Storms And Tornado In Oklahoma And Arkansas – In Pictures

16 04 2011

At least 16 people were killed in deadly storms and tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and Arkansas on Friday.

This is a natural disaster.

I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.

An vehicle sits in a tree in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011, following a tornado the night before. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Volunteers pitch in to remove branches from a fallen oak tree in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011, following a tornado. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

People work among the aftermath of a tornado in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

A vehicle rests on a tree after an overnight tornado in Tushka, Okla., Friday, April 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

A car parked outside a school classroom is covered in rubble Friday, April 15, 2011, after a wall fell on it during Thursday nights tornado, in Tushka, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)





A Volcano Erupts In Indonesia

6 08 2010

FILE - Debris from the Mount Karangetang volcano lies on the shoulder of the mountain in Siau, part of Indonesia's Sulawesi island chain , in this July 27, 2006 file photo. Surono, a disaster official, said Mount Karangetang spewed lava and hot ash hundreds of yards (meters) into the air on Friday Aug. 6, 2010. Mount Karangetang is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. (AP Photo/Arter, File)

Mount Karangetang, a volcano in Siau, Sulawesi erupted on Friday.

Mount Karangetang is one of Indonesia’s most active volcano.

1,110 degree Fahrenheit (600 Celsius) clouds of gas and hot lava was spit out from the mountain.

Ash and hot lava destroyed houses and other buildings.

A bridge and road is badly damaged.

Four people were missing and feared dead.

Five others were hospitalized, one in critical condition.

The mountain last erupted in July 2006.

Volcano eruption is a natural disaster.





China Hit By Typhoon Chanthu-Pictures

24 07 2010

Typhoon Chanthu made a landfall on Guangdong province Thursday noon, July 22, 2010.

Typhoon is a natural disaster.

It brought strong winds up to 126 kilometers per hour and very heavy rain.

It made the bad flood in China even worse.

2 people were killed when the very strong wind knocked down a wall.

It then weaken to a tropical storm.

In Hong Kong the heavy rain caused a bad flood and killed 1 person.

This is the worst storm that hit Hong Kong in 30 years.

The storm will cause heavy rain as it continue its journey to other parts of China.

High winds brought by the Typhoon Chanthu, July 22, 2010. ( Xinhua )

A flooded road in Haikou, the capital of Hainan province after hit by Typhoon Chanthu, July 22, 2010. ( Xinhua )

A flooded road in Quanzhou in Fujian province, July 22, 2010. ( Photo: CFP )

Dark cloud in the sky over Zhuhai, in Guangdong province South China after Typhoon Chanthu lands on the province on July 22, 2010. (Xinhua)

Surge caused by Typhoon Chanthu on the Hailin Island,Yangjang,Guangdong in South China, July 22, 2010. (Photo CFP)

Photo of flood in China. (AP Photo)





Bad Flash Flood Hit French Riviera-Photos

17 06 2010

Bad flash floods hit the French Riviera starting Tuesday.

On Wednesday, at least 19 people were killed and 12 people were accounted for.

Streets turned into muddy rivers.

The flood swept cars, trees and parts of houses.

The French Riviera is a very beautiful place by the Mediterranean Sea.

This is a second big natural disaster that hit France this year.

On February 28, 2010 a storm named Xynthia hit the French coastal Atlantic area killing at least 52 people.

View of a flooded street in Draguignan, southern France, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Regional authorities in southeastern France say more than a dozen people have been killed and many are missing in the aftermath of flash floods that followed powerful rainstorms. Unusually heavy rains recently in the Var region have transformed streets into muddy rivers that swept up trees, cars and other objects. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

A cyclist views the river Artuby as it floods the town of Draguignan, southern France, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

The river Artuby floods the streets in Draguignan, southern France, Tuesday, June 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)





Water Pollution

23 03 2010

United Nations says that water pollution is now a serious problem.

This is a disaster.

We may not have clean water to drink!

Water pollution is dirty water because people throw rubbish in the water.

Factories throw dirty water and sometimes toxic waste into the rivers and lakes.


The oil from the ships and boats also pollute the water.


Sometimes there are not much oxygen in polluted water.

So the fishes cannot breathe and die.

There are lots of kinds of germs inside the water that is polluted.

Water pollution caused Cholera, diarrhoea, food poisoning, some skin diseases and other health problems.

Animals, human and plants can die because of diseases caused  by polluted water.

Acid rains also pollute the rivers, lakes and seas.

Acid rains are caused by air pollution.

We must stop throwing rubbish in to the water.

We must invent boats and ships that won’t pollute the water.

We must treat the water that we use at homes and factories before sending them to the river.

We must clean the polluted rivers and lakes.

We can use protozoa to eat the bacteria in the polluted water.

I want people to stop polluting the water and stop polluting our earth.








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