Several countries of the world are facing extreme weather conditions simultaneously.
Yesterday a new kind of winter weather covered the South East of United States with snow and ice. This has caused the death of five people and left thousands stranded due to the flight cancellations in Atlanta, Georgia. Roads have been blocked since they have slippery conditions. Electric Systems have been knocked down.
Meanwhile Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolina are under a state of emergency. New York is under their third blizzard in less than three weeks, the schools remain closes, and the storm has paralyzed air traffic, businesses, cities, and nearby towns.
In the North of India the temperatures have fallen near zero, and the winds of the Himalaya took the lives of 13 people in the last hours on Uttar Pradesh. The death toll is of 129 deceased, informed the authorities this Wednesday.
The temperature fell to less than a Celsius degree in several locations of the Uttar Pradesh state. In the city of Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located, the temperatures reached the 0,6 C.
So far 26 people have perished on the states of Bihar and Jharkhand, along with New Delhi due to the cold wave that has assailed the country for three weeks. Despite the help from authorities, who gave blankets and created fires to warm the people, however victims continue to suffer.
In the South East of Sao Paulo, Brazil, at least 13 people have perished while the city is in chaos due to the flooding caused by the overflow of the river Tieté. This brought serious traffic problems this morning in the metropolitan region.
The fire department informed that two people have drowned in Sao Paulo, while eleven died by collapsed buildings and earth slides.
Up to 20,000 homes are now at risk in Brisbane, as deadly floodwater-hit Australia’s third-largest city, officials in the Queensland state say. Central Brisbane is a ghost town, with electricity cut and thousands of people fleeing the rising waters. West of Brisbane, the city of Ipswich is being swamped by floodwaters in a situation described as “total chaos”.
The death toll from the flash floods in Queensland is 12 so far, with dozens of others reported missing. On Wednesday, boats and pontoons floated down the roaring Brisbane River, along with massive amounts of debris. Many roads around the city were shut, and resident had to use boats and kayaks to move around.
In low-lying suburbs only rooftops and the tops of trees remained visible, eyewitnesses said. Australian broadcaster ABC reports that the Brisbane River is now forecast to peak at 5.2m (17ft) in the early hours of Thursday, down from a prediction of 5.5m