Unusually severe snowfalls crippled parts of Europe affecting Germany and Austria the most. Schools have closed down, some remote villages were cut off and power supplies and traffic was disrupted in many areas across the region.
The strong cold snap that dumped heavy snow on Europe and plunged the continent in a historic deep freeze is dubbed as the “Beast from the East”.
120 flights at the Frankfurt Airport, 90 at Munich and 159 European flights to and from Amsterdam had to be cancelled. Train operations had to be halted and delayed. Towns in Germany such as the Berchtesgaden in Bavaria was put under a state of emergency due to the severity of the situation.
Heavy snow covered many parts of Europe burying cars and roads in deep snow.
In my previous article, we have went over the severe snowstorm that froze one third of US in January 2019. Simultaneously during that month, South America has been going through a same tough time as it battled severe flash floods and extreme wildfires.
According to Bloomberg, $8 billion was spent by the Chilean government on disaster relief in the past decade due to repeated quakes, volcanoes, landslides, fires and floods.
Chile and Peru didn’t escape nature’s wrath as extreme weather battered the parts of the countries with floods and wildfires.
Being a small country, rehabilitation to damages after disasters are a heavy burden to Chile. Also due to its geographical location, the country is frequented with all sorts of natural disasters.
The first month of this year saw below negative temperatures crippling cities and creating a record breaking cold wave across the United States. In 2014, the US also faced the same extreme weather event which took 21 lives and caused 5 billion USD in damages. This year’s cold snap has and will continue to be affecting millions of residents in the months to come.
US greeted 2019 with record breaking cold temperatures.
Overtime, the world has seen natural events so bizarre that they only happen once in every one hundred years.
From super typhoons, tsunamis and earthquakes in the east, to winter storms, drought and historic floodings in the west, it seemed as if every region in the world already had a taste of nature’s wrath.
2019 kicked off with severe weather events happening in almost every region across the globe.
Are these signs of an impending calamity streak in the coming future? What causes these events? And is there a way to counter the effects of our changing planet?
Yes, you read it right – coffee is on the brink of extinction.
That is, if climate change continues on its current course and we do not exhaust all possible efforts to somehow reverse or slow down its aggravating effects.
Climate change endangers the future of coffee.
Global warming coupled with human intrusion dangerously threatens the life span of our go-to morning drink. And we ought to be alarmed.
How do you stay safe during a flood?
Protect your properties from flood damage by just learning from our simple yet effective tips.
Sign up now for FLOOD SPECIALIST weekly newsletter.
Your privacy is SAFE with us and will never be sold, rented, or shared to anyone – EVER!
Connect with Us
© Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved