Tag: Drought

Prolongs Drought Brings Famine, Drought, and Fear to Somalia

Prolongs Drought Brings Famine, Drought, and Fear to Somalia

Somalia’s DOLLOW (AP) — A man in a donkey cart rides through the dust with two small, silent boys. The sky is cloudy. It might rain. It will not. It hasn’t in a long time.
Mohamed Ahmed Diriye, 60, is nearing the end of the most difficult journey of his life. He set out two weeks ago from a seaside city on Somalia’s northern border. People were perishing. Livestock was being slaughtered. He decided to abandon his day laborer job and flee to the other end of the country, passing through a landscape of carcasses and Islamic extremist-held territory.
He is exhausted after traveling 700 miles. The food is all gone. He’s holding a battered stick in one hand and a nearly empty cart in the other. His children are only four and five years old.
Diriye claims they attempted to flee. “However, we encountered the same drought here.” Over one million Somalis have fled and discovered this as well.

Kim Kardashian, Kevin Hart, and Sylvester Stallone Accused of Drought Restrictions Violations

Kim Kardashian, Kevin Hart, and Sylvester Stallone Accused of Drought Restrictions Violations

Some of Los Angeles’ most famous celebrities are under fire after being exposed for excessive water use during a severe drought in Southern California. Kim Kardashian and her sister Kourtney are among the worst offenders in Southern California, according to Mike McNutt, a spokesman for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District.

Severe Flash Flooding in Dallas Area after a Summer of Drought

Severe Flash Flooding in Dallas Area after a Summer of Drought

Following rainstorms that flooded streets and homes in northeastern Texas, rescue crews fanned out across the region on Monday, responding to hundreds of calls for help from residents stunned by the severity of the downpour. According to the National Weather Service Forth Worth, heavy rain and flash flooding brought record rainfall to the Dallas-Forth Worth area between Sunday and Monday afternoon. Over a 24-hour period beginning Sunday, more than 9 inches of rain fell at Dallas Forth Worth Airport, the area’s highest rainfall total since 1932. The major flood threat in the area will begin to fade on Tuesday as the storms move eastward toward Louisiana and Mississippi, though parts of eastern and southeastern Texas are still at risk of heavy rain on Tuesday.

Ancient City in Iraq Uncovered by Massive Drought

Ancient City in Iraq Uncovered by Massive Drought

After an extreme drought in Iraq has shrunken the Tigris River, an ancient city that was underwater for decades has emerged. The city is believed to be Zakhiku, which was a major hub for the Mittani Empire which reigned from 1550 to 1350 BC. The city had been submerged in the 1980s when the Iraqi government built the Mosul Dam. 

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