Posts Tagged ‘hailstorm’

Severe hailstorm smashes windshield, nose of US plane

     American Airlines flight 1897 was forced to make an emergency landing in El Paso, Texas, Sunday night after the Airbus A319 suffered severe damage during a hail storm over New Mexico. The Phoenix-bound flight, which had departed at 6:57 p.m. local time from San Antonio, was forced to divert to El Paso roughly an […]

13-minute-long hailstorm hits Hongyuan County, China (Photos)

     Photo take on May 24, 2018 shows hailstones hitting Hongyuan County, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The hail storm continued for 13 minutes, with the largest hailstone measuring 1.5 centimeters. There’s been no reports of injuries or deaths.                          Source Article from

Massive hailstorm damages crops, wreaks havoc in many areas of Kashmir

     Hail Storm wreaked havoc in several areas of Karnah Tangdarh in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, causing damage to crops and walnut trees. The hailstorm on Friday afternoon caused extensive damage to orchards and crop fields in many areas of Tangdarh Karnh including Tangdar, Gumal, Nowpora, Hajinar, Bagbela, Shamspora, Badwan, Tangdar Naar, Shatkula and Lootha. […]

Hailstorm damages 135,000 acres of crops across Telangana, India

     Unseasonal heavy rains coupled with high-speed wind and hailstorm that lashed different parts of Telangana in the last two days caused extensive damage to standing crops in nearly 1.35 lakh acres, agriculture department officials said on Tuesday after preliminary estimates. Although the heavy rain brought a lot of respite to the people from scorching […]

Hailstorm damages crop and property in Bhutan

     Hail and windstorm in several gewogs in Sarpang yesterday afternoon damaged crops and property. No casualties or injuries have been reported so far. Preliminary disaster assessment report found damage in three gewogs of Shompangkha, Dekiling and Gakidling. Shompangkha is the most affected gewog. As of late evening yesterday, assessment could be carried out in […]

Homes, cars and roads damaged by massive hailstorm in Grado, Spain

     Windows were broken and roads damaged during a huge hailstorm in Spain this weekend. On Saturday for five minutes hailstones fell from the sky with such ferocity residents in Grado had to duck for cover for their own safety. The northern Spanish town was also battered by rain during one of the worst weekends […]

Severe hailstorm ends football match in Bischofshofen, Austria (VIDEO)

     Bischofshofen’s game against Turkish side Kasimpasa was called off on Sunday after massive hailstones covered the pitch While Jordan Spieth was claiming the Open title at Royal Birkdale on Sunday, hailstones the size of golf balls called an end to a pre-season friendly. Kasimpasa were 1-0 up against Austrian side Bischofshofen through Hasan Bilal’s […]

Unprecedented hailstorm strikes Sanandaj, Iran

     An unprecedented spring hailstorm has hit the northwestern Iranian city of Sanandaj, taking the residents by surprise. While hailstorms are common in Sanandaj in spring time, the ferocious hailstorm, which started on Wednesday morning, left the capital city of Sanandaj in Kordestan Province like snow-covered cities, with tractors sent out to clear ice from […]

South African twins charged over plot to bomb US embassy, Jewish targets

The twin brothers have been charged with what a Johannesburg court called “an attempted act of terrorism,” police spokesman for the elite police unit Hawks Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Monday, according to AFP. “It is alleged that they wanted to bomb the US embassy and Jewish facilities in the country,” Mulaudzi said. Brandon-Lee and […]

Birds forebrain have more neurons than primates, says study

     The macaw has a brain the size of an unshelled walnut, while the macaque monkey has a brain about the size of a lemon. Nevertheless, the macaw has more neurons in its forebrain – the portion of the brain associated with intelligent behavior – than the macaque. That is one of the surprising results […]

A third of birds in North America threatened with extinction

     A billion birds have disappeared from North America since 1970, and a third of bird species across the continent are threatened with extinction, a new report says. The first State of North America’s Birds report finds that of 1,154 bird species that live in and migrate among Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, 432 are […]

Movement of water around the world contributes to Earth’s rotational wobbles says NASA

     Using satellite data on how water moves around Earth, NASA scientists have solved two mysteries about wobbles in the planet’s rotation — one new and one more than a century old. The research may help improve our knowledge of past and future climate. Although a desktop globe always spins smoothly around the axis running […]

Severe thunderstorms with flash flood risk expected to hit from Texas to Missouri

     Parts of the central and southern United States will face the return of severe thunderstorms. Some of the storms can cause property damage and flash flooding into Thursday. Severe weather will erupt as a cold front slices into surging warm air. Storms will initiate across eastern Texas to part of the central Plains and […]

The elephant of surprise: Rampaging tusker throws Indian man in the air and tramples him to death

     This is the shocking moment when an elephant kills a man by throwing him in the air and trampling him to death in east India. It is the latest deadly attack by the wild elephant herd in the rural West Bengal area in the past few days. The wild herd has been causing havoc […]

Hot air or grave warning? Scientific report prompts talk of catastrophic ‘volcano season’

Authors of the Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience say the threat from low-probability, high impact disasters is being “grossly underestimated”. Presented to the European Geosciences Union General Assembly last April, the study looks at the extreme impacts of natural hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis, extreme weather and volcanoes. It states that “extreme […]

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