The World Struggles Against Natural Disasters

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

 

In the recent days, changeable weather is the cause for changes in daily lives of people all over the world

 

In Korea, China and American, snowstorm made traffic obstructed. Meanwhile, in Brazil, Australia and Italia, heavy rains resulted in floods and landslide and evacuation. More terribly, natural disaster killed and wounded many people.

 

The Great Wall (China) overwhelmed in snow

 

Snow covered Forbidden City (China)

 

A street in Seoul, Korea

 

 

In Australia, local authorities announced that the Southwest area of this country is the natural disaster zone when citizens of a town were so worried about the increasing water level. Though meteorologists forecasted the most terrible level has reached, water level in lakes and reservoirs continued to increase.

 

 

Flood surrounded town Coonamble, 570km from Sydney to the Northwest

 

 

In North India, icy weather has not declined. In many parts of the country, heavy rains and snow-covered-hills led to drastic decline in temperature. It was estimated that at least 100 people died of the icy weather in Uttar Pradesh.

 

 

Citizens cycled in dense fog in Amritsar, capital of Punjab state, India

 

 

Yesterday, 85 people died and 5 others were lost due to landslide in Brazil. Casualties were mainly reported from Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. Particularly In Rio de Janeiro, landslide stole the lives of 72 people.

 

 

A small church collapsed in flood in Sao Luis de Paraitinga, 140km from Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

 

Europe was also flooded in icy weather. Snowstorms made traffic reversed in the New Year. Many people were stuck or had to delay their plans during the vacation.

 

 

Moscow sunk in snow

 

 

The unusual increase of tide has made most areas in Venice submerged deeply under the water and forced travelers and citizens to wade in water or to walk on wood pavements which are made in Square St Mark and other noticeable locations.

 

 

Square St Mark in flood

 

Water is everywhere from bars to cafes

Kelly McNeil is a Chinese who is currently living in the United States. He writes this article to express his sympathy towards his people in particular and people in the world in general.

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