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Natural Disasters Wreaking Havoc Worldwide Updated: 2010-06-07 12:00:00 KST

Natural Disasters Wreaking Havoc Worldwide
A wide range of natural disasters over the past few days has wreaked havoc and taken the lives of many across the globe.
Over in Eastern Europe, a series of floods on Friday and Saturday has left at least four dead in Slovakia with Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico describing them as the worst in a century.
More than five-thousand residents were forced to evacuate amid rising waters while traffic was suspended and gas and electricity supplies disrupted.
In Poland, 20 were confirmed dead on Sunday due to the succeeding floods with damage estimates reaching up to hundreds of millions of US dollars.
Swollen rivers in northern Hungary are expected to peak though the situation is already bad enough.


[Interview : Nagy Istvanne, Budapest resident] "It happened so quickly that we could not pack up. Clothes remained in the wardrobe. That is all. We lost everything we had. We worked all our lives to lose everything."

And meteorologists project that the rain will not stop for several days in parts of Central Europe.
Meanwhile, over in the United States, a tornado that swiped the state of Ohio killed seven while destroying at least 50 homes and severely wrecking 50 others as well as six commercial buildings.
In the state of Michigan, storms and high winds ripped the siding off a nuclear plant building causing it to shut down automatically.
Around 14-thousand people are said to have been without power in the area.
And over in Oman, despite precautionary measures by local authorities, Cyclone Phet that hit the Arab country last Wednesday and Thursday took the lives of at least 16 people and left four missing.
According to the Omani civil defense, most of the victims were Omani, while one was Indian and another Bangladeshi.
And the cyclone involving winds of more than 150 kilometers an hour has moved on to Pakistan killing at least four there.
Jang Sou-ie, Arirang News.
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