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Deaths in Japan and Taiwan as record cold snap hits east Asia…and more

Alaska earthquake focuses attention on state’s preparedness for disaster

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Alaska’s most populous region has renewed focus on the state’s readiness to deal with a natural disaster. And it’s not just earthquakes that pose a danger across the vast state but also wildfires, floods, landslides and even volcanoes…

 

Deaths in Japan and Taiwan as record cold snap hits east Asia

Snow, sleet and icy winds across east Asia have caused deaths, flight cancellations and chaos as the region struggles with record-low temperatures due to an Arctic cold snap that brought snow to several tropical areas for the first time in many people’s lifetimes. In Taiwan, the capital Taipei recorded a low of 4C (39F), the coldest in 44 years. Local media said 90 people had died due to the cold weather, mainly from hypothermia and cardiac arrest. Five more died in Japan…

 

Storm Jonas: Military put on standby as Storm Jonas hits UK

A view of the Ulls Water in Glenridding, Ullswater, Cumbria in December Photo: PA

A view of the Ulls Water in Glenridding, Ullswater, Cumbria in December Photo: PA

The army has been put on standby amid warnings that the North and South West of England face further flooding as gale force rains from Storm Jonas hits Britain on Tuesday. Communities in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall have been issued urgent flood warnings with heavy rainfall and gale force winds forecast for the next two days…

 

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