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#Tornado Injures 6, Damages 200 Households in Northeast #China


#Japan urges more than 300,000 to #evacuate as #TropicalStorm #Krosa nears

Japan urges more than 300,000 to evacuate as tropical storm Krosa nears

High waves pound a beach in Miyazaki, southwestern Japan as typhoon Krosa approaches the country, August 13, 2019. © Reuters / Kyodo

Japan advised more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as a tropical storm Krosa bore down on the archipelago, NHK broadcaster said.

Airlines also cancelled hundreds of scheduled flights as the storm, packing maximum winds of 108kph (68mph), was heading north toward southwestern Japan by 1100 GMT, Reuters reported. Krosa is expected to make landfall on Thursday morning, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Evacuation advisories were issued for 310,000 residents, and about 350 flights scheduled for Thursday were cancelled.

During the 24 hours until 6pm on Thursday, the weather agency expects up to one meter (39 inches) of rain in Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four major islands.

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40 TONS of #fish die in a river in #ThuaThienHue, #Vietnam

Fish Kill Alert

After a prolonged heat wave, many fish cages on the Dai Giang River (Huong Thuy town, Thua Thien – Hue) appear dead fish, weighing up to nearly 40 tons.

According to statistics of Huong Thuy Town People’s Committee, the phenomenon of mass rearing fish on Dai Giang River appeared from June 25 to present in 167 fish farms of 28 households.

Estimated dead weight is about 40 tons, mainly carp and carp with average weight of 1 kg / fish.

Through inspection by the Department of Fisheries in Thua Thien – Hue, the cause of mass death of fish is likely due to prolonged hot sun combined with non-circulating water making fish suffocate oxygen.

In the cages, dead fish float on the water surface in large quantities, stinking with bad smell.

Many households fall into the white hands, debt when fish is about to harvest suddenly die. The heaviest damage was Mr. Vo Quang’s household with 20 dead fish cages, of which there were 3 cages of 2.5-3 kg / head.

The authorities have mobilized people to remove dead fish from cages to minimize environmental pollution and at the same time instruct farmers to enhance caring techniques to ensure good growth of fish.

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