Sheer, glacier-covered ridges separated by gorges soar over the Chamoli district in northern India. On the morning of February 7, 2021, this spectacular terrain in Uttarakhand turned deadly when a torrent of rock, ice, sediment, and water surged through the Rishiganga River valley past multiple villages and slammed into two hydropower stations.
In Brazil, 1,930 accidents involving Lonomia caterpillars were recorded between 2001 and 2006, 70% of which were in the southern and 20% in the southeastern regions of the country (Fig 4). According to , 6,636 cases of envenomation by Lonomia were reported in Brazil between 2007 and 2018, predominantly located in the Southern and Southeastern regions . Additionally, from 2007 to 2017, 27,263 accidents with caterpillars (not only Lonomia) were recorded, 42% in the Southern, 39% in the Southeastern, and 10% in the northeastern parts of Brazil. Out of these, 33 were fatal accidents, 54% occurring in the southern region of the country. Accidents were reported to occur in all the Brazilian territory, but not always in areas where L. obliqua is known to occur. However, in the Southern and Southeastern regions, where most accidents occur, L. obliqua and L. parobliqua are present. It is of note however that other species of Lonomia are also present in areas where accidents have been recorded, such as Lonomia antoniae Brechlin & Meister, 2015 in Minas Gerais, Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo (S2 Fig), Lonomia leopoldina in Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina (S2 Fig), Lonomia maranhensis in Maranhão (S1 Fig), L. parobliqua in Goias, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina (S2 Fig), Lonomia rufobahiana Brechlin & Meister, 2013 in Bahia (S2 Fig) and the undescribed species, Lonomia RRBR01 in Paraná and Santa Catarina (S2 Fig). The state with the greatest number of recorded deadly accidents is Rio Grande do Sul where L. parobliqua is present, but from where no records of L. obliqua exist.
SIEGLER: Those assurances from the Governor struck a familiar tone in this state that's been ravaged lately by destructive wildfires, severe drought and now these massive and deadly floods. Yesterday, evacuation orders were lifted in parts of Boulder and Longmont. But scores of businesses remain shuttered and hundreds of people are still in shelters here. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Longmont, where the swelling St. Vrain River spilled over its banks and swept a torrent of water into nearby apartments for seniors and mobile home parks. 041b061a72