The wildfires have spread to the US state of Colorado. Hundreds of houses were destroyed. Thousands have been evacuated. News from the BBC.
Fires have erupted across the Colorado region following a historic drought. The fire is spreading very fast due to the wind blowing at a speed of 105 miles per hour.
Fires are spreading rapidly in Boulder County, north of the Colorado capital, Denver. Local officials say more fires could cause casualties.
About 30,000 people live in the city of Louisville. People were told to evacuate to safety on Thursday. Governor Jared Police has already declared a state of emergency.
“We hope the winds will slow down and the weather will change,” he told a news conference. But let those who have been directly affected know that you are not alone. ‘
Earlier wildfires in Colorado were seen in rural areas. However, this time the fire has spread to the outskirts of the city. In some places, strong winds have broken the electricity poles and increased the intensity of the fire and it has turned into a terrible fire.
Throughout the year 2021, the corona epidemic, corona type delta-amicron, vaccine was at the center of discussion around the world. Apart from this, there have been heated discussions and criticisms on a number of issues including global warming, the situation in Afghanistan and space tourism. Here are some of the highlights of the farewell year:
July was the warmest month in history, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). From North America to Europe and the Mediterranean region have been engulfed in intense fires. Even in 2021, Russia, known as one of the coldest regions in the world, had a fire in Siberia.
Record price of gas
Demand for natural gas has skyrocketed since the Corona epidemic hit the world economy. In this situation, the price of the fuel product also increases in the markets of Asia and Europe. In the European market, the price of Dutch TTF gas per megawatt / hour rose to 16.8 Euros.
Largest air rescue operation
The Taliban came to power in Afghanistan last August. At the time, the administration of US President Joe Biden launched the largest air rescue operation in US history. More than 123,000 people were evacuated from Afghanistan by air. The operation was likened to the evacuation of civilians from Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. In 1975, the United States evacuated 55,000 people from South Vietnam.
Stagnation in the Suez Canal
Egypt’s Suez Canal is an important transportation route for world trade. Last March, the giant container ship Evergreen got stuck in this waterway. As a result, shipping on that busy waterway was stopped for six days. 422 cargo ships were stranded in severe congestion.