The killer flash flood which struck the Var mid-June has left at least 25 people dead, with 13 still missing – among them holidaymakers in campsites, a baby and a number of elderly people attempting to flee their homes. Devastating storm waters rose more than 10m in a matter of minutes flooding homes and causing [...]
The budget carrier EasyJet, has unveiled a ‘cloud-cam’ device to detect volcanic ash plumes and designed to ensure that the global flight chaos sparked by the Icelandic volcano will never happen again. The airline said the technology could detect ash clouds from up to 100 kilometres away. The technology developed by NILU-Norwegian Institute for Air [...]
Nearly two months after Storm Xynthia killed 53 and wreaked havoc across swathes of Western France and towns and villages along the Atlantic Coast, the area remains rent by anger and controversy. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, Paris announced that certain affected coastal areas would be declared uninhabitable — black zones — and [...]
Worst storm for decade leaves 51 dead and 8 missing along West coast and interrupts power supplies to more than 1 million homes.