Violent storm leaves 250,000 households in France no electricity PARIS. KAZINFORM A violent storm swept through north France Wednesday night till Thursday morning, causing damages and leaving some 250,000 households without electricity, Enedis, France's public power distribution system, said Thursday.
Flooding forces evacuation of hundreds in Indonesia's Kalimantan JAKARTA. KAZINFORM - Heavy rains have flooded Indonesia's Paser district on Kalimantan island since Monday, forcing hundreds of residents to leave their inundated homes, according to the country's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Xinhua reports.
La Palma residents advised to stay home as lava spills into sea TAZACORTES. KAZINFORM Emergency services in the Canary Islands Wednesday told residents along La Palma's western coast to stay home with their doors and windows shut to avoid inhaling toxic gases that could be released as lava flows into the sea.
Wildfires surrounding California's sequoia groves spread to almost 40,000 acres LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM Two huge wildfires, the Windy and KNP Complex fires, burning around the Sequoia National Forest and the Sequoia National Park in U.S. state California, spread to 18,075 acres (73.1 square km) and 21,777 acres (88.1 square km) respectively on Sunday.