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‘Back-loaded’ hurricane season in store for U.S. Gulf of Mexico

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By Brian K. Sullivan on 8/15/2019 BOSTON (Bloomberg) – Don’t be lulled by a quiet June and July, the real Atlantic hurricane season is about to kick off. The hurricane season generally runs from June 1 to the end of November. But the next six weeks — “the season within a season” — is regularly Read More

Nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as storm makes landfall on Japan

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa made landfall, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and trains as authorities advised more than half a million people to evacuate. A man makes his way amid strong wind by typhoon Krosa in Miyazaki in this photo taken Read More

Over 400,000 advised to evacuate as storm bears down on Japan

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A man makes his way amid strong wind by typhoon Krosa in Miyazaki in this photo taken by Kyodo August 14, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa bore down on the country, forcing the cancellations of Read More

Fire resurges on Greece’s Evia, challenges firefighters

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots. A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop as a wildfire burns in the village of Makrimalli on the Read More

Japan urges more than 300,000 to evacuate as storm Krosa nears

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A man makes his way amid strong wind by typhoon Krosa in Miyazaki in this photo taken by Kyodo August 14, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan advised more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes on Wednesday and airlines canceled hundreds of scheduled flights as a tropical Read More

Fire rages on Greece’s Evia, threat to people averted

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft sprayed water early on Wednesday in a bid to douse the flames of a huge wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal from authorities for assistance from European partners. Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire burning near the village of Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its European partners. Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns at the village of Kontodespoti, Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke from a wildfire burning the Island of Evia, in Athens, Greece August 13, 2019.REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of Read More

Japan braces for tropical storm Krosa in peak holiday season

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High waves pound a beach in Miyazaki, southwestern Japan as typhoon Krosa approaches the country in this photo taken by Kyodo August 13, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS JAPAN (Reuters) – Japan braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm set to dump heavy rains on western parts of the country, threatening to snarl road, rail Read More

Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets Athens

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Smoke rises inside a burned house during a wildfire on Mount Hymettus, near Athens, Greece, August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed tracts of forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, as authorities prepared to evacuate two villages potentially in the path Read More