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Houston battles massive floods, Trump set for Tuesday Texas trip

Houston floods spark chaos, much more rain to come Houston, United States | AFP | Massive flooding unleashed by deadly monster storm Harvey left Houston — the fourth-largest city in the United States — increasingly isolated Sunday as its airports and highways shut down and residents were rescued from their inundated …

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Prepare for rain, Uganda’s meteorological authority warns

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority has advised district authorities to prepare for possible disasters linked to the impending rains. They confirmed that rains will resume in early March with a peak in May that will be characterized by a lot of lightning and thunderstorms. The director of the meteorological authority …

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Uganda’s erratic weather

USAID’s warning system shows why you should prepare for more bad news this year On Jan. 17, the weather was extremely hot in Kampala. Godfrey Mujuni, the manager of the Data Centre at the Uganda National Meteorological Authority, says thermometer readings indicated it was 34.0ᵒC which is about six degrees …

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Ten dead in ferry accident on Lake Albert

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ten people died when an overcrowded ferry on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert capsized in strong winds, local police said. The vessel, with 21 people onboard, was taking passengers from Buliisa to Kagoya, farther south, when the accident happened overnight Thursday, Buliisa police spokesman …

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Severe southern African drought to worsen

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  The impact of the most severe drought to hit southern Africa in 35 years is expected to worsen in the coming months, a UN climate envoy warned Friday. “The crisis has yet to peak,” Macharia Kamau, special envoy on El Nino and climate, said at …

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11 dead, 40,000 homes flooded in Louisiana

Gonzales, United States | AFP | The death toll from historic flooding in Louisiana climbed to 11 on Tuesday as the expanding flood zone prompted authorities to declare disasters in 20 parishes of the southeastern US state. While flooding receded in parts of southern Louisiana, other areas saw rising waters. …

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