Floods

Floods
 
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Most of the people throughout the world will not believe the reality of the End of the World; understood as the Great Tribulation Period, which is actually the End of the Age of Grace and the Beginning of the Millennial Age, until an earthquake causes the ground to move beneath their feet and the sky rolls black with volcanic ash and their entire Earth Life is being destroyed right before their eyes…

The goal of these pages dealing with Geological Events, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Droughts, Floods and other news issues is to help you understand the reality of these events, as they will eventually become a chaotic worldwide event…
The reason for putting Flood articles on this Website, is simply to show how the Floods will cause destruction of crop lands on a massive scale, which will in the final results increase the worldwide Famine of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelation.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Revelation 6: [1] And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
[2] And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
[3] And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
[4] And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
[5] And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
[6] And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
[7] And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
[8] And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

[9] And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
[10] And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
[11] And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
[12] And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
[13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
[14] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
[15] And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
[16] And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
[17] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse began during the first part the past century in the Middle East and Eurasia regions of the world and will continue to reach a catastrophic scale during the Great Tribulation Period. The last two Horsemen of Famine and Death will soon reach a proportion unseen in the history of humanity…

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Devastating floods in Madagascar seen from space

International Space Station (ISS) and NASA’s Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat-8 captured the devastating flood that spread in Madagascar in January 2020, which killed 31, displaced 16 000 people, affected 107 000 individuals, and prompted the government…

January 31, 2020

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Flash floods kill at least 3, leaves 4 500 homeless in central and southeastern Tanzania

At least three people died and around 4 500 were left homeless after flash flooding hit Iringa district, central Tanzania, and Lindi in the southeastern region following days of a heavy downpour. In Iringa, the worst affected divisions were Pawaga and Idodi, where…

January 30, 2020

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains claimed the lives of at least 7 people and displaced more than 2 000 in Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the country’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Heavy rain caused…

January 29, 2020

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Severe weather affects 60 000, nearly 14 000 homes damaged or destroyed in West Java, Indonesia

Approximately 60 000 people were affected by severe weather in Indonesia as floodwaters continue to inundate six districts in West Java, according to the disaster management’s report on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Flooding since Thursday, January 23 inflicted…

January 28, 2020

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Heavy monsoon rains drench Queensland, causing widespread floods, Australia

A nearly stationary monsoonal low close to the Gulf of Carpentaria is driving very humid air toward Queensland, with heaviest rains in the state’s northeast and tropical coast. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued several flood warnings on Tuesday, January…

January 28, 2020

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Madagascar declares national emergency as massive floods claim 31 lives and inundate more than 10 000 homes

The government of Madagascar has declared a national emergency on Monday, January 27, 2020, following days of intense downpour that triggered widespread flooding and devastations across the country. The severe weather has so far claimed 31 lives, displaced more than…

January 28, 2020

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Severe hailstorm hits Malaga, causing major tailbacks and power disruptions, Spain

A severe hailstorm hit Malaga, Spain on Thursday, January 23, 2020, causing chaos in parts of the province as heavy rain and hail trapped commuters in tailbacks. In addition, flash floods swept away numerous vehicles, leaving them piled up. The event came just…

January 27, 2020

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Major floods and landslides leave at least 57 people dead after heaviest rains since records began, Brazil

At least 57 people were confirmed dead on Monday, January 27, 2020, after days of intense downpour struck southeastern Brazil, triggering massive floods and landslides. Belo Horizonte city registered 171.8 mm (6.7 inches) of rain on Friday, January 24– the highest…

January 27, 2020

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Storm Gloria: Death toll rises to 13, over 1 500 evacuated in France after two months’ worth of rain in 48 hours

At least 13 people have died in Spain and more than 1 500 were evacuated in southwest France, authorities confirmed on January 24, 2020, after powerful Storm Gloria caused widespread flooding and left a trail of destruction in its wake. In parts of France, Gloria…

January 24, 2020

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More than 200 evacuated as floods hit northwest Argentina

More than 200 people were evacuated in Tucuman province, northwest Argentina after storms and heavy rain sparked flooding, authorities confirmed on January 22, 2020. 60 people were evacuated in La Reduccion, 28 in La Madrid and 5 in Los Ralos. Downpours from January…

January 24, 2020

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Flash floods and landslides wreak havoc in Peru

Heavy rains triggered several floods and landslides in Peru on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, particularly affecting the departments of Arequipa and Huanuco. As a result, houses were left damaged and many roads had to be closed. Authorities said damage assessments…

January 24, 2020

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Widespread floods hit Mozambique, leaving at least 28 dead and more than 58 000 affected

Heavy rains affecting Mozambique since December 2019 caused widespread floods, killing at least 28 people, injuring 66 and affecting more than 58 000. The number of affected people has reached 17 432 in Zambezia, 13 169 in Cabo Delgado, and 6 328 in Sofala– the top…

January 23, 2020

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Floods and landslides leave at least 6 dead, widespread damage in Madagascar

Persistent heavy rains since the start of January 2020 has triggered floods and landslides in several areas of Madagascar, leading to at least six fatalities and widespread damage. The severe weather is forecast to continue agonizing parts of the country as more…

January 23, 2020

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Widespread flooding continues in Southern Africa, significantly affecting crops and livestock

Incessant rains have been battering parts of Southern Africa particularly Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, resulting in widespread flooding that has significantly affected crops and livestock. In Mozambique, 19 people have lost their lives in seven districts due to…

January 22, 2020

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9 dead after bridge collapses over swollen river in Bengkulu, Indonesia

Nine people died in Bengkulu, Indonesia after a suspension bridge collapsed over a swollen river on Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2020. Aside from the fatalities, one other person went missing, according to the search and rescue team. In a statement from the…

January 20, 2020

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At least 6 dead as a month’s worth of rain hits Espirito Santo in just one day, Brazil

Extremely heavy rains hit southern Brazil on January 17 and 18, 2020, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving at least 6 people dead in Espirito Santo. Several others are feared missing. Nearly 250 mm (9.8 inches) fell in Alfredo Chaves town in 24 hours to…

January 20, 2020

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6 dead, 3 missing as new wave of floods hits northern Mozambique

Heavy rainfall continues battering Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province since December 2019, causing deadly floods. As of January 15, the death toll stands at six while three others remain missing. The severe downpour has also affected Tete province and triggered…

January 18, 2020

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Floods and landslides hit Bolivia, killing at least 6 people

Heavy rains have been battering parts of Bolivia since January 11, 2020, causing floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three municipalities declared a state of emergency. In Chuquisaca Department, the Quirpinchaca river burst due to…

January 18, 2020

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Floods and landslides hit Bolivia, killing at least 6 people

Heavy rains have been battering parts of Bolivia since January 11, 2020, causing floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three municipalities declared a state of emergency. In Chuquisaca Department, the Quirpinchaca river burst due to…

January 18, 2020

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Fierce winds and heavy rain lash Fiji as Tropical Cyclone “Tino” strengthens into Category 2

Tropical Cyclone “Tino” formed on January 16, 2020, as the third named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. Tino has intensified into a Category 2 storm on January 17, moving southeast at 28 km/h (17 mph) with winds of up to 130 km/h (81…

January 17, 2020

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Oman hit by 4 months’ worth of rain in 1 day, severe flash floods and freezing temperatures

Heavy rain triggered flash flooding across parts of Oman on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, with temperatures plummeting below freezing and snow in some areas. Capital city Muscat recorded whopping 56 mm (2.2 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period into Thursday, January…

January 16, 2020

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Oktibbeha residents urged to evacuate due to ‘imminent’ dam failure, Mississippi

Mississippi officials urged residents living near the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam to evacuate on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, after heavy rains put a dam at ‘imminent’ threat of failing and prompted a flash-flood emergency. “After inspection, the County…

January 15, 2020

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Major floods hit Iran after a year’s worth of rain in 3 days, at least 3 dead and over 20 000 homeless

Days of torrential rain in Iran have led to major floods, resulting in at least three fatalities, official media confirmed on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Thousands of establishments were damaged, hundreds of villages were cut off, and more than 20 000 residents left…

January 15, 2020

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UAE smashes 24-year-old rainfall record, widespread flooding and destruction reported

Non-stop heavy rain, which led to widespread flooding and destruction in the United Arab Emirates, broke the highest rainfall record since 1996. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), as of Sunday, January 12, 2020, the highest amount of rain from…

January 13, 2020

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Israel breaks 51-year-old rainfall record, historic flooding claims 7 lives

Torrential downpours in northern Israel have broken a 51-year-old rainfall record within a two-week period, according to the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS). An average of 350 and 400 mm (14 to 16 inches) of rain had been accumulated since December 25, 2019–…

January 11, 2020

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Widespread destruction, 41 people dead after heavy rains hit Angola

Torrential rains affecting Angola since January 3, 2020, caused widespread destruction and left at least 41 people dead. According to Interior Minister Eugenio Laborinho, capital city Luanda is among the worst-hit areas. The event follows severe regional drought…

January 10, 2020

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Dams in Cyprus overflow in all-time record

Water reservoirs in Cyprus have been filled in all-time record, according to a report released by the country’s Water Development Department​ (WDD) on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The report was released after two more of the largest reservoirs reached full…

January 09, 2020

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1 dead as violent cloudburst triggers flood in Nahariya, Israel

A violent cloudburst hit Nahariya, Israel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, leading to widespread flooding in which one person lost its life. This was the second severe storm within a week, following the first one on January 4 that claimed four lives in Tel Aviv,…

January 08, 2020

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Widespread floods and landslides hit Turkey, huge amounts of snow at higher elevations

Torrential rains have been battering Turkey for days beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, disrupting daily life in parts of the country as the downpour sparked widespread flash floods and landslides, claiming at least two lives. Extreme weather conditions led to heavy…

January 08, 2020

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Major floods hit Israel after 20 percent of yearly rainfall in just 2 hours

Major flooding hit parts of Israel following days of heavy downpour on January 4 and 5, 2020, claiming at least four lives. The rain was so intense that the city of Tel Aviv received 20% of its yearly rainfall in just two hours. Two people died after rains flooded…

January 06, 2020

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Massive floods in Indonesia claim 53 lives, 173 000 in emergency centers

Exceptionally heavy rain hit Jakarta Metropolitan Area on December 31, 2019, and January 1, 2020, with up to 377 mm (14.8 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, Jakarta sees 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rainfall during the entire month of December. More heavy to…

January 04, 2020

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Jakarta officials warn more extreme rainfall expected — announce the use of Weather Modification Technology to combat floods

A day after massive floods hit Jakarta, claiming the lives of at least 23 people, city officials warned residents and tourists more extreme rainfall is expected through the rest of the month and up to at least mid-February 2020. At least 23 people were killed since…

January 02, 2020

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Massive floods hit Jakarta after exceptionally heavy rainfall, several million left without power, at least 53 killed

Massive floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta on January 1, 2020, killing at least 53 people and forcing tens of thousands to evacuate. Several million were left without power and drinking water. The deaths were a result of hypothermia, electric shocks, landslides,…

January 01, 2020

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At least 8 missing following severe flash floods and mudslides in Tolima, Colombia

At least eight people went missing after heavy downpour triggered flash floods and mudslides in Tolima Department, Colombia. The disaster struck during the early hours of Thursday, December 26, 2019. According to Colombia’s National Unit for Disaster Risk…

December 31, 2019

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Severe storm hits Rwanda’s capital Kigali, destroying more than 110 homes and killing 12

Heavy downpour hit Rwanda’s capital and largest city, Kigali, on the night of Christmas, December 25, 2019, killing 12 people. The storm also destroyed a least 113 houses, 49 ha (121 acres) of agricultural fields, and several infrastructures including roads and…

December 27, 2019

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Flash floods claim at least 14 lives in Bujumbura, Burundi

At least 14 have died and 33 were left injured as of December 22, 2019, after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in the city of Bujumbura, Burundi. According to Burundi Red Cross, heavy rains and strong winds left properties damaged in Bujumbura and…

December 27, 2019

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Destructive winter storm batters Oahu and Kaua’i on Christmas Day, Hawaii

A destructive winter storm pounded the islands Oahu and Kuai in Hawaii on Christmas Day– Wednesday, December 25, 2019, which resulted in a landslide, knocked down trees, electricity disruption to over 18 000 customers, floods, and multiple traffic accidents….

December 26, 2019

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After drought and severe flooding, Somalia sees worst locust outbreak in 25 years

Desert locusts have been destroying massive swaths of crops and grazing lands in Somalia in its worst invasion in 25 years, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, adding that the infestation is likely to spread further. The nation…

December 22, 2019

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‘Worst floods in 23 years’ displace around 37 000 in Narathiwat, southern Thailand

Severe flooding displaced some 37 000 residents in the province of Narathiwat, southern Thailand, authorities reported Saturday, December 21, 2019. Two days of torrential rains have inundated five districts in the province — Sukhirin, Waeng, Sungai Kolok, Chanae,…

December 22, 2019

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Seattle records wettest December 20 since 1900 as atmospheric river brings floods and landslides, U.S.

Seattle residents woke up to their wettest December 20 in over 100 years on Friday, December 20, 2019, as an atmospheric river soaked the city with heavy rain, leading to floods, landslides, and traffic disruptions. Over 78 mm (3 inches) of rain was recorded,…

December 21, 2019

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Storm Elsa hits southern Europe, leaving widespread destruction and at least 8 people dead

Storm Elsa is affecting parts of southern Europe, including Spain, Portugal and France, since December 18, 2019, with very heavy rain and strong winds, damaging buildings, cutting power supply and shutting down roads. A second storm, named Fabian, is expected to…

December 21, 2019

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Dire situation after months of devastating floods in Republic of Congo, government urges international community to help

Widespread floods are affecting the Republic of Congo since October 2019, wreaking havoc and forcing thousands to sleep outside. On Tuesday, December 17, the government made an urgent appeal to the international community to help provide an efficient response to the…

December 21, 2019

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Hundreds of villages submerged, Riau declares state of emergency as severe weather leaves at least 6 dead and over 62 000 affected, Indonesia

The Riau administration in Indonesia has declared a state of emergency on Friday, December 20, 2019, after floods and landslides affected more than 62 000 residents and claimed at least 6 lives. Floods have reportedly submerged hundreds of villages in six of the…

December 20, 2019

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Massive floods hit Cantabria, residents describe it as worst in history, Spain

Destructive flooding swept the town of Reinosa in Cantabria, Spain, on Thursday, December 19, 2019. The flood came after the Hijar river, which passes through Reinosa and its tributary Izarilla, rose significantly and burst their banks. Residents describe the event…

December 20, 2019

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Widespread flooding after very heavy rain hits southern Iran

Floods have spread through Iran’s southern provinces of Hormozgan, Khuzestan, and Bushehr, on December 19, 2019. The flooding began around December 16 after a period of very heavy rain, when at least one person went missing and four others were rescued after a…

December 19, 2019

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Flash floods batter Devon and Cornwall, southwest England

Heavy rain and gale-force winds battered the Devon and Cornwall counties in southwestern England on December 18, 2019, knocking down trees and sparking floods that led to road closures. Several vehicles have become stranded on the A303 in Newcott, Devon. The…

December 19, 2019

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Severe floods hit Johor as Malaysia’s monsoon season continues, more than 10 000 evacuated

The annual monsoon season in Malaysia continues to batter the country, with Johor being hit the hardest and some areas struggling with over 2 m (8 feet) of floodwater. As of Monday afternoon, December 16, 2019, evacuees have doubled to 9 348 in Johor and to more…

December 17, 2019

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Widespread flooding and landslides continue battering Uganda

Heavy downpour continues affecting Uganda since Saturday, December 6, 2019, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing over 1 000 people to evacuate. The severe weather has led to widespread flooding and landslides, destroying nearly 20 bridges on several roads….

December 14, 2019

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Huanuco and San Martin, Peru

Heavy rain since December 6, 2019, has led to landslides and severe flooding that affected portions of Huanuco and San Martin regions in Peru. Reports confirmed total and partial damages to homes, schools, roads, and bridges, as well as dozens of fatalities. In the…

December 13, 2019

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Massive flooding sweeps through 22 areas in South Trinidad

Incessant heavy rain battered parts of South Trinidad beginning Tuesday, December 10, 2019, flooding roads and homes across 22 areas. Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation (PDRC) Dr. Allen Sammy described the situation as the “worst ever”….

December 13, 2019

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador

Heavy rains affecting the Morona-Santiago province, Ecuador since December 8, 2019, triggered floods and landslides in which at least one person was killed. Several others are missing. According to Ecuador’s National Risk and Emergency Management Service…

December 12, 2019

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Freak storm dumps six months’ worth of rain in one night – Brisbane, Australia

A major thunderstorm brought six months’ worth of rain in one night in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on Wednesday night, December 11, 2019. The city saw 100 mm (4 inches) of rain in just over an hour, which made it one of the highest 24-hour rainfall totals…

December 12, 2019

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Floods paralyze roads as heavy rain hits parts of Lebanon and Israel

A rainstorm that began on Sunday morning, December 8, 2019, caused major flooding in parts of Lebanon, as well as central and northern Israel through Monday, December 9, resulting in damaged homes and stranded motorists. Lebanon’s capital Beirut was affected…

December 11, 2019

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Major floods hit the city of Pretoria, South Africa

Heavy rains caused widespread severe floods across parts of the city of Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa on Monday morning, December 9, 2019, engulfing roads and stranding residents. Pretoria is located 55 km (34 miles) north of Johannesburg. The same…

December 10, 2019

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Over 200 000 affected by severe weather in Sri Lanka

The ongoing flood in Sri Lanka has worsened, affecting more than 200 000 people across 21 districts in the country, according to Disaster Management Center Deputy Director of DMC, Pradeep Kodippili, statement on December 7, 2019. Heavy rains brought by the…

December 10, 2019

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2.8 million affected, more than 280 killed in heavy rains caused by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole, Eastern Africa

At least 280 people have died and over 2.8 million others have been affected by the unusually heavy rains, landslides, and severe flooding across Eastern Africa, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday, December 5, 2019….

December 05, 2019

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Powerful storms rage across Spanish Mediterranean coastline

Powerful storms battered areas across the Spanish Mediterranean Coastline on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, with strong winds and heavy rain. Torrential rain caused transport disruption in Mallorca due to floods while the Balearic Islands experienced record rainfall…

December 04, 2019

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Over 16 000 displaced in Terengganu and Kelantan as flood situation worsens, Malaysia

More than 16 000 people have been displaced by severe flooding in Malaysia’s eastern states, Terengganu and Kelantan, according to the Malaysian Department of Social Welfare on Tuesday, December 3. The states have been facing torrential rain since the beginning…

December 03, 2019

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Severe storm hits New Zealand, marking the start of summer in the country

A severe storm hit parts of New Zealand on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The lower North Island and portions of the South Island were among the most affected areas. Otago residents said they witnessed a tornado, rising up to around…

December 03, 2019

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Typhoon “Kammuri” leaves a trail of destruction, kills at least 10 people in the Philippines

Typhoon “Kammuri”, locally called Tisoy, unleashed its wrath across the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction as the strongest typhoon to hit the nation in 2019. As of December 3, four fatalities have been reported, over 225 000 have been evacuated…

December 03, 2019

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Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Save the Children’s new analysis on December 2, 2019, shows that more than 1 200 people have lost their lives so far this year in natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and landslides across East and Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya,…

December 03, 2019

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At least 25 dead as days of heavy rain hit Tamil Nadu, India

At least 25 people were killed in various rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu, India since November 29, 2019. 17 of the victims died after a wall collapsed following a continuous heavy downpour in Coimbatore on Monday morning, December 2. Among the fatalities were…

December 03, 2019

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Six killed, over 5 000 affected by incessant rains in Sri Lanka

Six people have been killed and more than 5 000 affected by days of strong winds and heavy rains that triggered flooding and landslides across Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Center confirmed on Monday, December 2, 2019. Four out of the six fatalities were in the…

December 02, 2019

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Heavy rain batters southern France, causing new wave of deadly floods

Torrential rain has once again battered southern France on December 1, 2019, resulting in deadly floods that killed 5 people, including 3 emergency workers killed after their helicopter crashed near Marseille. The event occurred just a week after devastating floods…

December 02, 2019

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Heavy rain spawns severe floods in Sinaloa and Chihuahua, Mexico

Heavy rain has battered portions of northern Mexico over the past days, causing severe flooding in the Sinaloa and Chihuahua states from Thursday to Friday, November 28, 2019 to 29. One person died, while 200 residents have been displaced. The victim was swept away…

December 02, 2019

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Massive avalanche surges down a road in Vallemaggia, Switzerland

A huge avalanche spilled over a portion of the road near the town of Campo in the mountainous region Vallemaggia, Switzerland, on November 23, 2019. The dramatic footage was posted to social media by local authorities. The Federal Office of Meteorology had issued…

November 29, 2019

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349 households destroyed by floods and landslides in Uganda

Continuous heavy rainfall since around the middle of 2019 has led to widespread floods and landslides in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts, Uganda. Red Cross Bundibugyo branch said on November 29, 2019, that over 4 000 people have been affected, and a total of 349…

November 29, 2019

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More than 200 evacuate as unseasonal tides lead to freak floods, Marshall Islands

Over 200 people have been forced to evacuate after freak waves from unseasonal tides sweep across capital city Majuro in the Marshall Islands on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Swells averaging 5 m (16 feet) washed debris onto roads, temporarily blocking access to the…

November 29, 2019

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Salvador on high alert as more than a month’s worth of rain falls in three hours, Brazil

More than a month’s worth of rain fell in a 3-hour period in Salvador, capital of Bahia State on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, putting the city on high alert. The city’s Civil Defense said the rain dumped 169 mm (7 inches) of rain in the morning. The monthly…

November 28, 2019

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Heavy rain and floods claim 41 lives, Democratic Republic of Congo

At least 41 people have died after heavy rains pounded the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The severe weather sparked floods and mudslides that spread through three districts. “The loss, in terms of property…

November 27, 2019

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Severe weather kills 2 more in Greece, bringing death toll to 9 across parts of Europe

Severe weather across parts of Europe has claimed more lives as total fatalities have increased to nine on November 26, 2019. In Greece, two more people have died when thunderstorms pounded the eastern Aegean Sea on Monday evening, November 25. Flash floods were…

November 26, 2019

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Fatalities surge to 65, widespread devastation as heavy rains continue to batter Kenya

Five people were killed by severe flooding in the Rift Valley, raising the death toll to 65, officials confirmed on Monday, November 25, 2019. The number of affected people in West Pokot county has also increased between 80 000 to 120 000. The positive Indian Ocean…

November 26, 2019

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9 killed, state of emergency after a year’s worth of rain hits Djibouti in just 48 hours

Nine people have been killed in floods in Djibouti City, Djibouti, after almost a year’s worth of rain fell in 48 hours to November 21, 2019. The government has since declared a state of emergency. News and information agency, Agence Djiboutienne…

November 25, 2019

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At least six dead as severe weather wreaks havoc across parts of Europe

Six fatalities, power disruptions, and widespread devastations have been reported over the past weekend, November 23, 2019 and 24, as severe storms lashed parts of Europe. In France and Italy, four people died and one person was missing after torrential rain caused…

November 25, 2019

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State of natural disaster declared as extreme flooding displaces 50 000 in Congo

The Republic of Congo’s government has declared a state of natural disaster on November 22, 2019, after extreme flooding due to torrential rains displaced at least 50 000 people. The three territories covered by the declaration are Likouala, La Cuvette, and…

November 24, 2019

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Over 500 000 people affected by floods in Somalia

The Federal Government of Somalia and the humanitarian community have launched a Flood Response Plan on November 23, 2019, calling for a 72.5 million dollar fund to aid flood victims in the country, with the number of affected people reaching 536 000. At least 17…

November 24, 2019

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Red warnings issued, major snowfall with avalanche threat over northwest Italy

As intense snowfall is ongoing over the higher mountains across northwest Italy, models indicate over 1 500 mm (59 inches) of snow this weekend, November 23, 2019, into Sunday morning, November 24– posing risks of avalanches. Heavy rain is also affecting parts of…

November 24, 2019

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Death toll rises to 24 as heavy rains trigger landslides in Kenya

The death toll has increased to 24 after a rain-induced landslide on November 22, 2019, in West Pokot county, Kenya. Villages have also been flooded, and at least one bridge was damaged. The severe weather is being influenced by the very strong, positive Indian…

November 23, 2019

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Heavy snowfall hits parts of Austria and Italy, large avalanche engulfs Martell Valley

Extreme weather, including strong winds, heavy rain and snow are affecting parts of central Europe, including Austria, Switzerland and Italy over the past couple of days, causing floods, landslides and notable avalanches. Similar weather, with widespread heavy rain…

November 19, 2019

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300 000 affected by worst floods in 7 years in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria

Nigeria’s northeastern states Borno and Adamawa are facing the worst floods in seven years which have destroyed homes, livelihoods, and affected about 300 000 people so far. The number of the afflicted population is five times more than expected in the…

November 19, 2019

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Third record tide hits Venice as Italy faces heavy rain, snow and strong winds

A third exceptional tide hit Venice, Italy on Sunday, November 17, 2019, during the same week wherein other parts of the country suffered from a series of extreme weather events — from heavy rain and snow, strong winds, and swollen rivers to out-of-season…

November 18, 2019

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Widespread disruption as heavy snow, floods, and mudslides kill 1, injure 2 others in Austria

A man died while two other people were injured as parts of Austria dealt with heavy snow, avalanche threats, and flooding by swollen rivers on Monday, November 18, 2019. The snow started on November 13 and increased significantly over the weekend. The victim was…

November 18, 2019

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Floods and landslides kill one, displace dozens in Espirito Santo, Brazil

Days of heavy rain has resulted in flooding and landslides in Espirito State in southeastern Brazil, killing at least one and displacing dozens of residents. Around 208 mm (8 inches) of rain fell on a 24-hour period to November 14, 2019, in the municipality….

November 17, 2019

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Over 10 000 homes destroyed, 57 000 affected as catastrophic floods hit Central African Republic

Severe floods destroyed more than 10 000 homes and displaced at least 57 000 people since heavy rains started in the Central African Republic on October 21, 2019. Red Cross said this has been the state’s worst flooding in two decades. Neighborhoods that are…

November 17, 2019

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1 200 evacuated, 147 warnings posted as severe weather batters UK

About 1 200 homes have been evacuated in South Yorkshire due to severe flooding across England on Thursday, November 14, 2019. 147 warnings have been posted by the Environment Agency in which prompt action is required. Almost 50 mm (2 inches) of rain fell within a…

November 15, 2019

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Tropical Storm “Kalmaegi” (Ramon) triggers floods and landslides ahead of landfall, Philippines

​ Tropical Storm “Kalmaegi,” known as Ramon in the Philippines, has slowed down on Friday morning, November 15, 2019, as it continued heading towards Cagayan, Northern Luzon where it is expected to make landfall on November 17 or early November 18….

November 15, 2019

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Heavy rains, flash floods hit Tunisia

Heavy rains produced by Cyclone “Victoria” spread across Tunisia on November 12 and 13, 2019, causing severe flash floods. The same storm system brought heavy rains and strong winds to neighboring Mediterranean countries. According to the country’s…

November 14, 2019

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State of emergency declared as highest tide in 50 years submerges 85 percent of Venice, Italy

A state of emergency has been declared in Venice after chaotic high tides ripped through the city, submerging almost 85% of land on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019. The water level has reached up to 1.87 m (6.1 feet) which is the highest in 50 years and the…

November 13, 2019

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40 000 displaced as severe floods hit Congo

Around 40 000 residents have been displaced by floods along the Ubangi River in the northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reports confirmed on November 10, 2019. The floods began in October after a period of heavy rain triggered the river to…

November 11, 2019

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Snow and below freezing temperatures a day after very heavy rains and widespread floods, UK

Snow has pummelled parts of Wales on November 9, 2019, causing travel disruptions just a day after a heavy downpour hit parts of England, resulting in widespread floods. One woman reportedly died after being swept away by floodwater in Derbyshire. Temperatures have…

November 09, 2019

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Month’s worth of rain triggers widespread floods across northern and central England

Widespread floods hit parts of northern and central England following heavy rains on November 7, 2019. The downpour was reportedly equivalent to a month’s worth of rain, prompting evacuations to hundreds of residents. According to the Environment Agency, the…

November 08, 2019

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Hundreds displaced as heavy rains trigger deadly floods and landslides, Guatemala

Strong rains have triggered floods and landslides in Huehuetenango and Guatemala departments, destroying homes on October 30, 2019. At least 4 people have been killed and hundreds displaced. The bodies of the victims were identified as a father and his three…

November 06, 2019

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Persistent heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in Uganda, at least 6 dead

Incessant heavy rain across Uganda has led to more flooding and landslides, killing at least 6 people in rain-related incidents since October 30, 2019. 4 500 people have been displaced, 950 houses schools were damaged, as well as roads and bridges. In the Eastern…

November 06, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms slam Eastern United States, over 800 000 customers without power

Severe thunderstorms pushed through the Eastern United States on Thursday, October 31, 2019, knocking down trees and power lines that affected over 800 000 customers. As of Friday morning, November 1, more than 300 preliminary reports of severe weather were received…

November 01, 2019

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200 000 forced to evacuate, fatalities feared as massive floods hit Beledweyne, Somalia

At least 200 000 residents, including 100 000 children, have been forced to evacuate their homes in the town of Beledweyne, Somalia following severe floods. Fatalities are also feared as up to 20 people were thrown into floodwater when a boat capsized in Beledweyne,…

October 31, 2019

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Incessant heavy downpour wreaks havoc in El Salvador

Non-stop heavy precipitations have been hitting El Salvador since October 12, 2019, resulting in floods and landslides. Fatalities and damage have also been reported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on October 28, 2019….

October 30, 2019

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At least 44 killed, major traffic disruption as severe floods hit Tanzania

At least 44 people have been killed as heavy rain and severe flooding continues affecting Tanzania. A third severe weather alert for this month has been issued by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) on Thursday, October 24, 2019, warning locals of more downpour…

October 29, 2019

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Severe floods damage thousands of homes in Indonesia and Malaysia

Heavy rainfall has been affecting parts of Malaysia and Indonesia over the past couple of days, causing floods that damaged thousands of homes. In Indonesia, the affected provinces were Aceh and North Sumatra on the island of Sumatra. Floodwater was reportedly…

October 29, 2019

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7 dead, 11 injured as floods sweep through Saudi Arabia

Seven people have been killed while 11 others were injured after heavy rainfall triggered flooding in the northeastern part of Saudi Arabia on October 27, 2019. The rains have been occurring since October 25. Aside from the fatalities, the floods also damaged…

October 28, 2019

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14 dead or missing as more floods and landslides hit eastern Japan weeks after Typhoon “Hagibis”

Just two weeks after the devastation of Typhoon “Hagibis”, torrential rains have triggered more flooding and landslides in the eastern part of Japan. At least 10 people were killed and 4 others remained missing, as of October 26, 2019. Japanese…

October 28, 2019

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Medicane “Scott” makes landfall over Egypt, heavy rain spreading through the region

Medicane “Scott” made landfall southeast of Port Said, northeastern Egypt early October 26, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 72 km/h (45 mph) and gusts to 80 km/h (50 mph). The storm had minimum central pressure of 1 006 hPa and was moving SE at 10…

October 26, 2019

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Torrential rains batter Japan, landslide warnings and evacuation orders released

Heavy rains pounded parts of eastern Japan on Friday, October 25, 2019 – the same areas affected by floods and strong winds produced by Typhoon “Hagibis” which made landfall on October 12. Evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands have been issued after…

October 25, 2019

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29 people dead, 11 700 displaced as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides across Kenya

29 fatalities have been reported due to flood and landslide-related incidents after heavy rains battered Kenya, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna confirmed on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Six others were injured in floods that affected parts of the northeastern and…

October 25, 2019

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Severe storms hit parts of southern Europe, fatalities reported in France, Spain and Italy

Severe storms swept through parts of southern Europe, including France, Italy, and Spain over the past few days, bringing very heavy to record rain. After two days of heavy rainfall, travel warnings have been issued in Spain and France while Italy remained under…

October 25, 2019

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At least 18 people dead, 41 959 displaced as persistent rains cause widespread floods, Niger

At least 18 people have died and 41 959 have been displaced as floods caused by persistent rains continue affecting Nigeria, the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) reported on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Alhaji Ahmed Inga, the director-general of…

October 24, 2019

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Heavy rains wreak havoc across capital Cairo, killing 8, Egypt

Heavy rains pounded parts of Cairo (population 9.5 million) prompting schools to cancel classes on October 23, 2019. The rains also produced floodwaters that blocked many major roads and caused massive traffic jams. Eight people have died, including four children,…

October 24, 2019

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Heavy rains, floods, and landslides hit Sri Lanka, at least 5 dead

At least 5 people have been killed by recent harsh weather conditions in Sri Lanka, disaster officials reported on October 23, 2019. Heavy rainfall, lightning strikes, floods, and landslides have hit several provinces in the country. The Disaster Management Center…

October 23, 2019

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Deadly flash floods and landslides in Italy following 250 mm (10 inches) of rain in 12 hours

Up to 250 mm (10 inches) of rain fell on parts of Italy in just 12 hours on October 22, 2019, leading to flash floods and landslides in Lombardy, Piedmont, and Liguria. At least 2 people have been killed. ​According to the Italy fire department, Vigili del Fuoco,…

October 23, 2019

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Torrential rains spawn devastating floods in Karnataka, India

Heavy rains over the past days have caused deadly floods in the Indian state of Karnataka. 12 people were reportedly killed, at least 5 444 homes were damaged, and thousands of residents were displaced, as of October 23, 2019. ​Among the affected districts were…

October 23, 2019

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Severe flash floods, tornado hit Spain, leaving 6 dead or missing

Severe flash floods hit parts of northeastern Spain on October 23, 2019, leaving at least 2 people dead and 4 others missing. Adding to the devastating weather was a tornado that touched down in Ibiza, causing damage and injuring civilians. Thousands of residents…

October 23, 2019

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Devastating floods hit Vietnam’s central provinces

Severe weather including strong winds, heavy rain, and lightning affected central provinces of Vietnam since October 15, 2019, leaving at least 4 people dead. The affected provinces are Nghe An, Binh Dinh, and Ha Tinh. In Nghe An, three fatalities were reported,…

October 22, 2019

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15 dead after Siberian gold mine dam collapse, 3 arrested, Russia

Heavy rains caused a dam at a gold mine near Shchetinkino, Siberia to burst on October 19, 2019, at 02:00 LT, resulting in at least 15 fatalities, 26 injured, and 13 others missing. Russian authorities have also arrested the head of the mining company along with two…

October 21, 2019

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Severe floods force 23 000 people to evacuate, Niger

Severe floods affecting the southeast Niger since early October forced at least 23 000 people to evacuate, officials said on October 19, 2019. The event threatens a new humanitarian crisis in a region already devastated by Boko Haram Islamist Violence. The…

October 21, 2019

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Area along major river in Japan almost entirely submerged in flood following destructive Typhoon “Hagibis”

The area along the Abukuma River in northeastern Japan was almost totally submerged in floodwater as an aftermath of chaotic Typhoon “Hagibis,” which made landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture on October 12, 2019. The storm dumped massive rains, in parts…

October 20, 2019

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Nearly 200 000 displaced as unprecedented flooding hits South Sudan

Heavy rains caused unprecedented flooding in the northeastern part of South Sudan, forced 200 000 residents to evacuate, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Andrej Mahecic said October 18, 2019. The affected area, located in the Upper Nile…

October 20, 2019

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At least 28 killed, 286 homes destroyed as severe flooding hits Upper East Region, Ghana

Eight days of unusually heavy rain caused severe floods in parts of northeastern Ghana, leaving at least 28 people dead. According to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), 286 homes were completely destroyed and 1 264 partially damaged. “The…

October 18, 2019

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Widespread floods after extreme rainfall brought by Typhoon “Hagibis” – dozens dead or missing, Japan

Typhoon “Hagibis” made landfall near Izu Peninsula in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture, just southwest of Tokyo, shortly before 10:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on October 12, 2019, bringing extremely heavy rain and wind of 144 km/h (90 mph), Category 2 hurricane…

October 13, 2019

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Flash floods hit North Darfur, damaging at least 367 homes, Sudan

Heavy rains and flash floods hit Um Kedada in North Darfur on October 4 to 6, 2019, leaving at least 367 homes damaged and many livestock perished. No human casualties were reported but many families have been left homeless. According to the town’s preliminary…

October 10, 2019

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Widespread floods kill 5, displace more than 100 people in Iran

Continuous heavy rainfall from October 1 to October 4, 2019, caused widespread floods in Iran, killing at least five people and displacing more than 100. Among the 22 affected provinces are South Khorasan, Fars, and Hormozgan, with Sistan and Baluchestan as the…

October 09, 2019

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Heavy storm hits Yemen’s southern and central areas

Severe storms lashed southern and central areas in Yemen since September 27, 2019, affecting Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Shabwah, and Hadramaut governorates. As of October 3, the number of flood-stricken households recorded by the UN Office for the Coordination of…

October 07, 2019

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Heavy rain and flash floods strike northwestern Pakistan, killing 8

At least eight fatalities were reported after heavy rain triggered flash floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, northwestern Pakistan, on September 30, 2019. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority said five of the victims died after buildings collapsed in…

October 04, 2019

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4 500 people displaced, 6 killed as widespread floods hit Senegal

Widespread floods affected nearly 9 000 people in Senegal over the past 20 days. 4 500 were displaced, 6 killed and 49 injured, IFRC reports. Extensive damage was reported in Rufisque and Guédiawaye departments in Dakar Region and Kaolack department in…

October 04, 2019

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Nine dead as Typhoon “Mitag” slams into South Korea

At least nine people have died while several others are still missing after Typhoon “Mitag”​ hit southern and eastern regions of South Korea on October 3, 2019. The storm made landfall in Haenam on October 2, with torrential rains spawning strong winds…

October 03, 2019

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Prolonged Monsoon season causes widespread floods, killing at least 139 in northern India

Heavy rains battered Uttar Pradesh and Bihar since September 27, 2019, causing severe floods in which at least 139 people lost their lives. The country’s monsoon season usually ends by early September, but the harsh weather has continued and is forecasted to…

October 02, 2019

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Major floods prompt evacuation and rescues in the UK

The Environment Agency in England has issued more than 250 warnings and alerts in the early hours of Tuesday, October 1, 2019, following torrential rains across parts of the United Kingdom. Major floods caused damaged roads, travel disruptions, and evacuations. In…

October 02, 2019

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Above-average rainfall, widespread floods hit India, killing more than 80 people in just 4 days

Above-average rainfall affecting the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the past 4 days claimed lives of more than 80 people. Very heavy rainfall is expected to continue over the next two days. Two main rivers in Uttar Pradesh are overflowing after…

September 29, 2019

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22 dead, 8 others missing as heavy rains pound Maharashtra, India

Intense rain wreaked havoc in Maharashtra, India, resulting in 22 fatalities, 8 people missing, damaged structures, and washed-away properties particularly in districts Pune and Jalgaon, according to reports on September 27, 2019. Skymet Weather said Pune has been…

September 27, 2019

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Rare tornado hits Willcox, Arizona

Remnants of Hurricane “Lorena” brought floods, strong winds, and a very rare tornado to Arizona on September 23, 2019. The tornado hit the city of Willcox late September 23, injuring 2 people, NWS confirmed. The agency rated it as EF-1 with speeds of 145…

September 26, 2019

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Severe flooding hits Trinidad and Tobago, Karen heading toward Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Tropical Storm “Karen” unleashed rough seas, harsh rains and strong winds on Trinidad and Tobago, causing intense damage and severe flooding on September 23, 2019. As of 14:00 LT, Karen’s center was moving into the south-eastern Caribbean Sea about 95…

September 23, 2019

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6 dead or missing, 250 homes destroyed as flash floods sweep Ouest Department, Haiti

Torrential rains hit Ouest Department in Haiti on September 18, 2019, causing flash floods that left two people dead and four others missing, reports confirmed on September 22. According to reports, two fatalities were in Petit-Goave in the Leogane Arrondissement….

September 23, 2019

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Major, catastrophic flooding hits Texas, at least two people dead as slow-moving storm dumps over 1 100 mm (43 inches) of rain

Major, catastrophic flooding is occurring across much of Southeast Texas, NWS said September 18, a day after Tropical Storm “Imelda” made landfall near Freeport, TX, adding that some areas could see up to 1 000 mm (40 inches) of rain through Friday,…

September 20, 2019

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September 2019 Mumbai’s wettest ever

The first 18 days of September 2019 recorded 921.7 mm (36.3 inches) of rains in Mumbai, India, breaking the previous record of 920 mm (36.2 inches) set on September 1954. Weather enthusiast and founder of Vagaries of Weather blog, Rajesh Kapadia, said that in a span…

September 19, 2019

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Imelda continues dumping heavy rain on parts of the Southeast Texas, already the 5th wettest tropical cyclone for the contiguous US

Tropical Depression “Imelda” formed on September 17 and strengthened into a tropical storm just before making landfall near Freeport, Texas. The storm continues to unleash life-threatening floods in the southeast part of the state, particularly in the…

September 19, 2019

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Record 1 422 people killed in monsoon rains from June to September, India

At least 1 422 people died due to erratic rains in India from June to Septemeber – a record since the Union home ministry started keeping track in 2010. Over 1 800 extreme rainfall events this monsoon was recorded, the majority of which occurred in the first half…

September 18, 2019

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At least 33 people dead as floods submerge large areas of northern Thailand

Floods from torrential rains swept northern Thailand killing at least 33 residents, reports said on September 16. The violent rain was spawned by two tropical storms – Podul and Kajiki – which caused an impact on 28 provinces, with Isan region as the worst-hit area….

September 18, 2019

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Tens of thousands in Chiba urged to evacuate due to possible mudslides, Japan

Just a week after a direct hit by Typhoon “Faxai,” two cities in Chiba Prefecture released evacuation advisories to more than 47 000 residents due to possible mudslides. According to weather officials, torrential rains hit several parts of the prefecture…

September 16, 2019

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Over 300 trapped in a school after dam releases water causing floods in Rajasthan, India

More than 350 students and 50 teachers were stuck in a private school in Chittorgargh for two days after the discharge of waters from Rana Pratap Dam which caused floods in the area on Saturday, September 15, 2019. According to reports, the students had to remain…

September 16, 2019

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Giant hail, 3 months’ worth of rain in 40 minutes hit parts of northern Algeira

The same weather system that left 6 people dead in Spain, affected northern Algeria by the end of the last week, dumping very heavy rain and giant hailstones. Algeria’s capital received 40 mm (1.5 inches) of rain in 40 minutes on September 13, which is the…

September 16, 2019

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6 dead, 300 000 ha (741 000 acres) of prime agricultural land destroyed after worst storm in 140 years hit Spain

At least six fatalities have now been confirmed from the harsh weather that has been affecting southeastern Spain since September 11, 2019. Authorities are describing it as the worst storm since 1879 when floodwaters killed over 1 000 in Murcia and Orihuela. The…

September 16, 2019

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Floods caused by Podul and Kajiki claim 21 lives in Cambodia and Laos

Tropical Storm “Podul” and Tropical Depression “Kajiki” left a wide region across several countries flooded more than a week after their passage. Flood-related fatalities have reached 7 in Cambodia and 14 in Laos on September 11, 2019. The floods…

September 12, 2019

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Worst storm in over a century hits Spain, major floods and tornadoes reported

A slow-moving storm system pummelled a massive area of Spain, spawning floods, hails, thunderstorms, and tornadoes on September 12, 2019. Torrential rains put Costa Blanca around Benidorm and Alicante under red weather alert and killed two in Valencia region. The…

September 12, 2019

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17 dead, 1 missing as more flooding hits Morocco and Algeria

More floods produced by violent rains continued sweeping across Africa, leaving 17 dead in Morocco and one missing in Algeria on September 8, 2019. Initial reports stated that at least 11 people were killed when a bus was overturned by floodwaters on a bride in…

September 12, 2019

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More than 800 homes destroyed by floods in Mali

Floods brought by heavy storms during late August 2019 has caused extensive damage in Mali, West Africa, reports on September 9, 2019 stated. Thousands of residents were left homeless as the raging waters destroyed more than 800 residential properties, authorities…

September 11, 2019

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Heavy rain leads to major flooding, slips, and road closures in Coromandel, New Zealand

Torrential rains caused serious flooding and slips in Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand forcing various roads to close on September 10, 2019. Although forecasts stated that 110 mm (4 inches) of rain is expected, over 260 mm (10 inches) of rainfall hit The…

September 10, 2019

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5 dead, 14 missing as Tropical Cyclone “Kajiki” hits Vietnam

At least five people were confirmed dead while 14 others are missing after floods and landslides caused by Tropical Cyclone “Kajiki” hit central Vietnam on September 5, 2019. The nation’s National Committee for Disaster Response and Search and Rescue…

September 07, 2019

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Flash flood death toll rises to 78, Sudan

Severe rains continued to lash 16 out of 18 states in Sudan, increasing the death toll to 78, reports showed on September 6, 2019. Previous records on August 15, 2019, showed that the floodings resulted in at least 50 fatalities. According to reports, it is…

September 07, 2019

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42 people killed and 5 497 homes destroyed as floods batter Niger, West Africa

Intense rains produced deadly floods that killed 42 people and destroyed over 5 000 homes in Niger, West Africa since the start of the annual rainy season. The season runs from May to October, with most rains falling in July and August. The rains intensified over…

September 05, 2019

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Another wave of deadly floods after record rainfall paralyzes Mumbai, India

Record rains hit Mumbai on September 4, 2019, resulting in widespread flooding. At least five people were killed and one remains missing. Mumbai took 226 mm (9 inches) of rain on September 4, making the total rainfall record of 3 980 mm (156 inches). This the total…

September 05, 2019

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Heavy rains spawn deadly floods in Khenifra, massive debris flow in Al Haouz, Morocco

Torrential rains caused floods in Khenifra province, northern central Morocco on September 2, 2019, killing two people and damaging properties. According to reports, the victims were identified as a teenage girl and an elderly man, who died in separate areas. The…

September 05, 2019

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Tropical Storm “Podul” killed 5 in Thailand, damaged 1 000 homes

Tropical storm “Podul” has weakened into a low tropical depression after it made landfall in north-central Vietnam on August 30, 2019, with average wind speed between 40 to 60 km/h (25 to 37 mph). Meanwhile, the storm slammed provinces in the north and…

September 04, 2019

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7 dead after flash floods hit Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya

Seven tourists died after being swept away by a flash flood in Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya. The victims were identified as five Kenyans of Indian descent, an Indian, and their Kenyan driver. The park has then been temporarily closed. Seven bodies have been…

September 03, 2019

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King tides and Hurricane “Dorian” posing big concern for coastal Florida ahead of Labor Day weekend

Residents living in coastal areas across South Florida fear Hurricane “Dorian” will be hitting the state during a king tides cycle. The National Weather Service warned Thursday, August 30 that this king tide, the second of four expected for the east…

August 31, 2019

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Severe flooding in Mauritania kills 5, risk of outbreak of waterborne diseases

Heavy rainfall affecting Mauritania since August 25, 2019, resulted in extreme flooding in parts of the country, claiming the lives of at least 5 people. Reports stated that the fatalities were recorded in Selibaby City in Guidimaka Region. Houses and establishments…

August 30, 2019

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Severe floods hit Uganda, claiming at least 5 lives

Flash floods caused by torrential rains result in 5 casualties in Eastern Uganda’s Bulambuli district on August 28 and 29, 2019. The storms triggered the swelling of a river that swept away the victims who were reportedly buried under mud. “Relatives of the…

August 30, 2019

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At least 7 dead, several missing as severe flash floods hit southern Morocco

Severe flash floods left at least 7 people dead and several missing in Imi Ntiyaret municipality (Ighern District) following torrential rains across Taroudant Province, 600 km (373 miles) south of Rabat, Morocco on August 28, 2019. Search and rescue operations are…

August 30, 2019

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Record rainfall hits southwestern Japan, leaving 3 people dead – Level 4 Emergency Alert

Record rains struck Northern Kyushu on August 27 and 28, 2019, and continue to devastate parts of Southwestern Japan, killing at least 3 people and triggering evacuation orders for around 870 000 residents. 1.9 million were advised to evacuate. Parts of the region…

August 29, 2019

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Tropical Storm “Ivo” dumps heavy rain, claims two lives in Mexico

Heavy rain produced by Tropical Storm “Ivo,” the 9th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season, caused heavy floods across parts of Mexico last week, leaving at least two people dead. Although Ivo was largely unnoticed by international media, as its…

August 27, 2019

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1 058 killed, 1.8 million displaced since the start of the monsoon season, India

The number of people killed in floods, landslides and other weather-related incidents since the start of this year’s monsoon season in India has reached 1 058. According to the latest report of the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), the death toll…

August 20, 2019

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Landslides, flash floods wreak havoc across Himachal Pradesh

Extensive rainfall, floods and landslides are wreaking havoc across the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on August 17 and 18, 2019. The state has so far received 200% above average rains this monsoon. Incessant rains in Himachal Pradesh have led to the death of 18…

August 18, 2019

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Deadly floods hit Istanbul after 4 months’ worth of rain in 90 minutes, Turkey

Extremely heavy rain hit Istanbul and other cities in NW Turkey on August 17, 2019, causing severe flooding in which one person lost its life. Streets and basements were flooded, drivers stranded and public transport disrupted after heavy rain hit Turkish city of…

August 18, 2019

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Severe floods leave at least 50 dead, thousands of homes destroyed, Sudan

Thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 50 people have been killed in severe floods affecting Sudan over the past 10 days. Flooding has affected 25 localities in 16 of Sudan’s 18 states. Catastrophic health conditions are expected if authorities do not…

August 16, 2019

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Two missing after violent storm, large mudslide hit Swiss Alps

Two people, a 37-year-old man and a 6-year-old girl, are missing after a fast-moving mudslide hit Switzerland’s Valais canton on Sunday night, August 11, 2019. The event took place late Sunday after a violent hit the region, causing the Losentze river to…

August 13, 2019

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1 million evacuated, more than 190 killed after exceptionally heavy rains hit parts of India

At least 193 people have been killed across parts of India in floods and landslides caused by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains since August 1, 2019. Dozens of people are still missing and the death toll is expected to continue rising in the days ahead. In addition,…

August 12, 2019

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Major floods and landslides hit Kerala, over 64 000 people evacuated

Heavy monsoon rains are falling over Kerala since August 7, increasing river levels and causing deadly floods and landslides. At least 28 people have been killed and 27 others are still missing. More than 64 000 people have been evacuated. In 24 hours period to…

August 09, 2019

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Heavy rains hit central China, leaving 29 people dead and 4 missing

Heavy rain affecting parts of central China this week caused deadly flash floods in which at least 32 people lost their lives. As reported by state broadcaster CCTV, dozens of tourists were trapped or washed away Sunday night at Duobi Gorge in Hubei Province, after…

August 09, 2019

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At least 12 killed after heavy rain and flash floods hit Yemen

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of Yemen on August 6 and 7, 2019, displaced hundreds of people and left at least 12 people dead. The worst-hit was the northwestern province of Mahweet, affected by southwest monsoon each year from June to September. “Nine…

August 08, 2019

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10 dead, 7 missing after rescue boat capsizes in Maharashtra, India

At least 10 persons drowned and 7 more are missing after a rescue boat carrying at least 30 people capsized during a rescue operation near Brahmnal village in Maharashtra’s Sangli district on Thursday morning, August 8, 2019. Local police said rescue operations…

August 08, 2019

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Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of India since the end of June have claimed 531 lives as of August 6, 2019. 182 people died in Maharashtra State, 130 in Bihar, 93 in Assam, 53 in Gujarat, 34 in Karnataka, 26 in Kerala, and 13 in Rajasthan. More than 655 000…

August 06, 2019

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Tropical Storm “Wipha” claims 10 lives, leaves 11 missing in Vietnam

Tropical Storm “Wipha” made landfall in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province on August 2, 2019, causing floods and landslides. According to the latest report from the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, heavy rains and…

August 06, 2019

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Water reservoirs nearly full, 8 500 rescued as record-breaking rains hit Mumbai, India

Very heavy monsoon rains are affecting Indian financial capital Mumbai (population 18.4 million) since June 25, leaving the seven lakes and reservoirs supplying drinking water to the city almost full and at the highest levels since 2016. Officials said the supply…

August 05, 2019

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Annual monsoon death toll reaches 650 across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

More than 650 people were killed since the onset of annual monsoon across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Heavy rainfall and resulting floods affected more than 10 million people and forced tens of thousands to evacuate. Officials in India report at least 467…

July 24, 2019

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Severe flooding death toll in India, Nepal and Bangladesh surpasses 300

Death toll from intense flooding in parts of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal surpassed 300 on July 22, 2019. Vast parts of eastern India have been affected by heavy rains and floods over the past two weeks, claiming lives of at least 200 people. 7.27 million people…

July 22, 2019

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Massive floods hit NW Turkey, leaving 7 people missing

7 people are missing after massive floods and landslides hit Turkey’s northwestern province of Düzce on Wednesday night, July 17 and Thursday, July 18, 2019. Turkey’s interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, said Thursday that 135 people have been rescued,…

July 19, 2019

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Rivers at highest levels since records began, 60 000 homes destroyed or damaged, Bangladesh

At least 60 000 homes were washed away or damaged in 13 districts across Bangladesh after a heavy monsoon rains hit Bangladesh and neighboring countries over the past week. At least 26 people have been killed and 3 million marooned. Over the past couple of days,…

July 18, 2019

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Heavy rain floods Toronto, Canada

Heavy rain that swept through the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 17, 2019, flooded numerous roads, including major ones, causing traffic delays and leaving some motorists trapped in floodwaters across Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Toronto fire said it…

July 18, 2019

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More than 120 killed, 6 million affected by floods in India and Nepal

At least 123 people were killed, tens of thousands are displaced and at least 6 million affected in seasonal floods affecting India and Nepal over the past 10 days. The death toll is rising steadily. Seasonal monsoon continues affecting Nepal and neighboring Indian…

July 16, 2019

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Over 30 lives lost as floods and landslides hit Nepal and northern India

More than 30 people have been killed and over 130 homes collapsed after heavy monsoon rains hit parts of northern Inda and Nepal over the past couple of days. 14 Uttar Pradesh districts were affected, with at least 15 casualties. Landslides and floods caused major…

July 13, 2019

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19.9 million people affected by floods, 34 000 homes collapsed and 1.7 million ha of crops damaged, China

According to data released by China’s Ministry of Emergency Management, a total of 19.91 million people have been affected by floods since the beginning of flood season this summer. A total of 34 000 homes collapsed and over 1.76 million hectares (4.34 million…

July 13, 2019

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Parts of SE China receive largest rainfall since 1961 – 1 600 homes destroyed, 80 000 people evacuated

Heavy rainfall hit SE China this week, destroying homes and crops and forcing evacuation of nearly 80 000 people. Weather authorities said the affected region saw 51% higher rainfall this week than in corresponding periods of previous years and the largest since…

July 11, 2019

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Glacial lake outburst in Pakhtunkhwa province of northern Pakistan

Glacial lake outburst flood caused extensive damage in northern Pakistan on July 10, 2019. The flood took place in Chitral district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on July 7, 2019, causing immense damage to the affected region. There have been no deaths reported but…

July 11, 2019

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Heavy rainfall destroys Rohingya refugee shelters in Bangladesh

Heavy monsoon rainfall in south-eastern Bangladesh caused landslides and flooding in refugee settlements in Chittagong division. According to the office of the United Nation High Commissioner for refugees, 350 mm (13.7 inches) of rainfall fell in 72 hours from July…

July 11, 2019

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Flash Flood Emergency in New Orleans, Mississippi River projected to see one of its highest crests on record

A Flash Flood Emergency was declared for New Orleans, Louisiana early Wednesday morning, July 10, 2019, after up to 254 mm (10 inches) of rain hit the city within just several hours. The rain was produced by a tropical disturbance organizing in the Gulf of Mexico…

July 10, 2019

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3 die, more than 200 000 affected by floods in Assam, excessive rain expected to continue, India

At least 530 villages in 24 revenue circles falling under 11 Assam districts were impacted by the second flood wave on July 9 and 10, 2019. The situation is expected to get worse in the days and weeks ahead. The flood scenario in Assam has turned serious on July 9,…

July 10, 2019

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Massive floods hit Tafalla, Spain

Extremely heavy rain hit Tafalla, a town and municipality in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain on July 8, 2019, causing devastating floods. According to local media reports, the location received more than 100 mm (3.93 inches) in just…

July 08, 2019

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Extremely heavy rainfall floods Washington, D.C., nearly a month’s worth of rain in 1 hour

Extremely heavy rainfall hit Washinton, D.C. metro area, on July 8, 2019, turning roads into rivers and forcing authorities to issue Flash Flood Emergencies. In just one hour, some areas just west of capital saw over 76.2 mm (3 inches) of rain, especially along the…

July 08, 2019

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Flash flood hits Lima canyon, claiming lives of 8 tourists – Parras, Coahuila, Mexico

Heavy rain on the afternoon of July 2, 2019, caused severe flash floods in Lima canyon in Parras, Coahuila, Mexico. State Civil Protection chief Francisco Martínez Ávalos said heavy rains caused a severe flash flood in an area that seconds previously…

July 07, 2019

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Heavy rainfall hits Haiti, floods leave at least 5 people dead and 3 missing

Heavy rainfall hit Haiti on July 3, 2019, causing deadly floods in which at least 5 people lost their lives. 3 people are still missing. Haiti’s western part has been affected by heavy rainfall on Wednesday, July 3, leading to severe urban flooding in capital…

July 07, 2019

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Record rainfall hit parts of Japan, of 1.1 million ordered to evacuate only 6 300 took shelter

Record-breaking rainfall hit parts of southern Japan over the past few days, causing deadly mudslides and flooding and forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders to 1.1 million people. Rainfall recorded from Monday, July 1 to Wednesday, July 3 was 554 mm (21.42…

July 05, 2019

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Siberia hit by worst flooding in a century, 14 people killed, 13 remain missing, Russia

Siberian authorities declared a state of emergency for Irkutsk region where heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in which dozens of villages were destroyed. As of July 2, 14 people have been killed and 13 remain missing since heavy rains began last week. Floods…

July 02, 2019

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Mumbai hit by worst rains since 2005, at least 27 people killed, India

Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains paralyzed Mumbai overnight July 2, 2019, leaving at least 27 people dead. Heavy rains will continue affecting the city at least through July 5. Residents are advised to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to leave. Incessant…

July 02, 2019

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Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory

Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Kagoshima’s…

July 01, 2019

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Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia

A State of emergency has been declared in Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia, after widespread floods hit the region on June 29, 2019. At least 5 people have been killed and 2 remain missing in floods described by officials as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen….

June 30, 2019

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Violent thunderstorm hits Tamaulipas – Texas border region with 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Violent thunderstorms hit Tamaulipas, Mexico – Texas, US border region on June 24, 2019, dumping more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain in 4 hours. One person died in the municipality of Reynosa, Mexico where floods damaged roads, homes and other buildings in over 50…

June 26, 2019

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Flash floods hit northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun of northern Lai Châu Province since June 24, causing flash floods and triggering landslides, DG ECHO reports. According to media reports, as of June…

June 26, 2019

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Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia

Torrential rainfall hit Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday, June 23, 2019, submerging parts of the metropolis and creating traffic chaos. This is its third such event in just 7 days. The worst affected were areas left of River Danube where meteorological stations…

June 24, 2019

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. …

June 21, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon’s Arakli district on June 18, causing two…

June 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings…

June 17, 2019

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Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island…

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought…

June 16, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate…

June 15, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Emergency Management on…

June 14, 2019

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2 months’ worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town…

June 14, 2019

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2019 U.S. corn planting at an all-time low percentage, remains behind schedule in 15 of 18 monitored states

Corn and soybean planting in the United States remains well below average from 2014-18, according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Progress report released June 10, 2019. Historically low planting season is the result of massive…

June 11, 2019

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Heavy rain turns wadis into raging rivers, cause deadly floods in southern and eastern Yemen

Heavy rains and floods hit Yemen’s southern and eastern provinces on June 9, 2019, leaving at least 3 people dead. According to security officials, torrential rains, lightning and strong winds caused a number of injuries in addition to blocking main roads in…

June 11, 2019

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Siberia hit by worst flooding in a century, 14 people killed, 13 remain missing, Russia

Siberian authorities declared a state of emergency for Irkutsk region where heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in which dozens of villages were destroyed. As of July 2, 14 people have been killed and 13 remain missing since heavy rains began last week. Floods…

July 02, 2019

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Mumbai hit by worst rains since 2005, at least 27 people killed, India

Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains paralyzed Mumbai overnight July 2, 2019, leaving at least 27 people dead. Heavy rains will continue affecting the city at least through July 5. Residents are advised to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to leave. Incessant…

July 02, 2019

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Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory

Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Kagoshima’s…

July 01, 2019

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Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia

A State of emergency has been declared in Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia, after widespread floods hit the region on June 29, 2019. At least 5 people have been killed and 2 remain missing in floods described by officials as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen….

June 30, 2019

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Violent thunderstorm hits Tamaulipas – Texas border region with 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Violent thunderstorms hit Tamaulipas, Mexico – Texas, US border region on June 24, 2019, dumping more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain in 4 hours. One person died in the municipality of Reynosa, Mexico where floods damaged roads, homes and other buildings in over 50…

June 26, 2019

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Flash floods hit northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun of northern Lai Châu Province since June 24, causing flash floods and triggering landslides, DG ECHO reports. According to media reports, as of June…

June 26, 2019

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Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia

Torrential rainfall hit Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday, June 23, 2019, submerging parts of the metropolis and creating traffic chaos. This is its third such event in just 7 days. The worst affected were areas left of River Danube where meteorological stations…

June 24, 2019

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. …

June 21, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon’s Arakli district on June 18, causing two…

June 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings…

June 17, 2019

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Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island…

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought…

June 16, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate…

June 15, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Emergency Management on…

June 14, 2019

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2 months’ worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town…

June 14, 2019

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2019 U.S. corn planting at an all-time low percentage, remains behind schedule in 15 of 18 monitored states

Corn and soybean planting in the United States remains well below average from 2014-18, according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Progress report released June 10, 2019. Historically low planting season is the result of massive…

June 11, 2019

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Heavy rain turns wadis into raging rivers, cause deadly floods in southern and eastern Yemen

Heavy rains and floods hit Yemen’s southern and eastern provinces on June 9, 2019, leaving at least 3 people dead. According to security officials, torrential rains, lightning and strong winds caused a number of injuries in addition to blocking main roads in…

June 11, 2019

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Siberia hit by worst flooding in a century, 14 people killed, 13 remain missing, Russia

Siberian authorities declared a state of emergency for Irkutsk region where heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in which dozens of villages were destroyed. As of July 2, 14 people have been killed and 13 remain missing since heavy rains began last week. Floods…

July 02, 2019

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Mumbai hit by worst rains since 2005, at least 27 people killed, India

Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains paralyzed Mumbai overnight July 2, 2019, leaving at least 27 people dead. Heavy rains will continue affecting the city at least through July 5. Residents are advised to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to leave. Incessant…

July 02, 2019

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Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory

Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Kagoshima’s…

July 01, 2019

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Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia

A State of emergency has been declared in Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia, after widespread floods hit the region on June 29, 2019. At least 5 people have been killed and 2 remain missing in floods described by officials as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen….

June 30, 2019

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Violent thunderstorm hits Tamaulipas – Texas border region with 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Violent thunderstorms hit Tamaulipas, Mexico – Texas, US border region on June 24, 2019, dumping more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain in 4 hours. One person died in the municipality of Reynosa, Mexico where floods damaged roads, homes and other buildings in over 50…

June 26, 2019

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Flash floods hit northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun of northern Lai Châu Province since June 24, causing flash floods and triggering landslides, DG ECHO reports. According to media reports, as of June…

June 26, 2019

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Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia

Torrential rainfall hit Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday, June 23, 2019, submerging parts of the metropolis and creating traffic chaos. This is its third such event in just 7 days. The worst affected were areas left of River Danube where meteorological stations…

June 24, 2019

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. …

June 21, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon’s Arakli district on June 18, causing two…

June 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings…

June 17, 2019

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Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island…

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought…

June 16, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate…

June 15, 2019

fujian landslide june 14 2019

Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Emergency Management on…

June 14, 2019

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2 months’ worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town…

June 14, 2019

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2019 U.S. corn planting at an all-time low percentage, remains behind schedule in 15 of 18 monitored states

Corn and soybean planting in the United States remains well below average from 2014-18, according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Progress report released June 10, 2019. Historically low planting season is the result of massive…

June 11, 2019

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Heavy rain turns wadis into raging rivers, cause deadly floods in southern and eastern Yemen

Heavy rains and floods hit Yemen’s southern and eastern provinces on June 9, 2019, leaving at least 3 people dead. According to security officials, torrential rains, lightning and strong winds caused a number of injuries in addition to blocking main roads in…

June 11, 2019

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Siberia hit by worst flooding in a century, 14 people killed, 13 remain missing, Russia

Siberian authorities declared a state of emergency for Irkutsk region where heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in which dozens of villages were destroyed. As of July 2, 14 people have been killed and 13 remain missing since heavy rains began last week. Floods…

July 02, 2019

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Mumbai hit by worst rains since 2005, at least 27 people killed, India

Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains paralyzed Mumbai overnight July 2, 2019, leaving at least 27 people dead. Heavy rains will continue affecting the city at least through July 5. Residents are advised to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to leave. Incessant…

July 02, 2019

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Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory

Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Kagoshima’s…

July 01, 2019

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Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia

A State of emergency has been declared in Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia, after widespread floods hit the region on June 29, 2019. At least 5 people have been killed and 2 remain missing in floods described by officials as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen….

June 30, 2019

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Violent thunderstorm hits Tamaulipas – Texas border region with 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Violent thunderstorms hit Tamaulipas, Mexico – Texas, US border region on June 24, 2019, dumping more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain in 4 hours. One person died in the municipality of Reynosa, Mexico where floods damaged roads, homes and other buildings in over 50…

June 26, 2019

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Flash floods hit northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun of northern Lai Châu Province since June 24, causing flash floods and triggering landslides, DG ECHO reports. According to media reports, as of June…

June 26, 2019

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Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia

Torrential rainfall hit Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday, June 23, 2019, submerging parts of the metropolis and creating traffic chaos. This is its third such event in just 7 days. The worst affected were areas left of River Danube where meteorological stations…

June 24, 2019

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. …

June 21, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon’s Arakli district on June 18, causing two…

June 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings…

June 17, 2019

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Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island…

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought…

June 16, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate…

June 15, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Emergency Management on…

June 14, 2019

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2 months’ worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town…

June 14, 2019

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2019 U.S. corn planting at an all-time low percentage, remains behind schedule in 15 of 18 monitored states

Corn and soybean planting in the United States remains well below average from 2014-18, according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Progress report released June 10, 2019. Historically low planting season is the result of massive…

June 11, 2019

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Heavy rain turns wadis into raging rivers, cause deadly floods in southern and eastern Yemen

Heavy rains and floods hit Yemen’s southern and eastern provinces on June 9, 2019, leaving at least 3 people dead. According to security officials, torrential rains, lightning and strong winds caused a number of injuries in addition to blocking main roads in…

June 11, 2019

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Siberia hit by worst flooding in a century, 14 people killed, 13 remain missing, Russia

Siberian authorities declared a state of emergency for Irkutsk region where heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in which dozens of villages were destroyed. As of July 2, 14 people have been killed and 13 remain missing since heavy rains began last week. Floods…

July 02, 2019

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Mumbai hit by worst rains since 2005, at least 27 people killed, India

Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains paralyzed Mumbai overnight July 2, 2019, leaving at least 27 people dead. Heavy rains will continue affecting the city at least through July 5. Residents are advised to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to leave. Incessant…

July 02, 2019

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Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory

Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Kagoshima’s…

July 01, 2019

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Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia

A State of emergency has been declared in Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia, after widespread floods hit the region on June 29, 2019. At least 5 people have been killed and 2 remain missing in floods described by officials as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen….

June 30, 2019

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Violent thunderstorm hits Tamaulipas – Texas border region with 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Violent thunderstorms hit Tamaulipas, Mexico – Texas, US border region on June 24, 2019, dumping more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain in 4 hours. One person died in the municipality of Reynosa, Mexico where floods damaged roads, homes and other buildings in over 50…

June 26, 2019

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Flash floods hit northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun of northern Lai Châu Province since June 24, causing flash floods and triggering landslides, DG ECHO reports. According to media reports, as of June…

June 26, 2019

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Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia

Torrential rainfall hit Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday, June 23, 2019, submerging parts of the metropolis and creating traffic chaos. This is its third such event in just 7 days. The worst affected were areas left of River Danube where meteorological stations…

June 24, 2019

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. …

June 21, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon’s Arakli district on June 18, causing two…

June 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings…

June 17, 2019

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Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island…

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought…

June 16, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate…

June 15, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Emergency Management on…

June 14, 2019

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2 months’ worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town…

June 14, 2019

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2019 U.S. corn planting at an all-time low percentage, remains behind schedule in 15 of 18 monitored states

Corn and soybean planting in the United States remains well below average from 2014-18, according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Progress report released June 10, 2019. Historically low planting season is the result of massive…

June 11, 2019

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Heavy rain turns wadis into raging rivers, cause deadly floods in southern and eastern Yemen

Heavy rains and floods hit Yemen’s southern and eastern provinces on June 9, 2019, leaving at least 3 people dead. According to security officials, torrential rains, lightning and strong winds caused a number of injuries in addition to blocking main roads in…

June 11, 2019

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Deadly flash floods hit Ouest Department, Haiti

At least 4 people have been killed and another four are missing after heavy rain produced severe flash flooding in Haiti’s Ouest Department from June 3 to 6, 2019. According to Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) and media reports, roads and bridges were…

June 10, 2019

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Heavy rain, hail and strong winds hit S, SW and E China, leaving at least 7 people dead

Torrential rains affecting China over the past couple of days produced deadly floods in several provinces in south, southwest and east China, including Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Guangdong provinces and Guangxi Zhuang According to reports released by…

June 10, 2019

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Hundreds evacuate in western Japan as rainy season sets in

Parts of western Japan were inundated by torrential rain early June 7, 2019, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate and disrupting transportation services. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that warm, humid air moving toward a low-pressure system is causing…

June 10, 2019

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Heavy rain floods North Carolina, states of emergency declared, U.S.

At least 3 people have been killed after a slow-moving storm dumped extremely heavy rain on parts of the southeastern United States over the past couple of days. On June 5, Wharton and Palacios, Texas, received massive 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rain in less than 12…

June 09, 2019

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Month’s worth of rain in 24 hours hits parts of U.S. Gulf Coast, at least one person killed

A month’s worth of rain hit parts of Texas and Louisiana in just 24 hours on June 5 to June 6, 2019, causing flash flooding and leaving at least one person dead. At least 4 tornadoes touched down in Louisiana. A tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is…

June 07, 2019

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Floods affect more than half of Romania’s counties, including capital Bucharest

Severe storms affecting large parts of southeastern Europe over the past couple of days left many localities in more than half of Romania’s counties, including capital Bucharest, affected by floods. At least 3 children have been killed and one remains missing….

June 06, 2019

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Major floods hit Libya, severe damage reported, 4 people killed and 2 500 displaced

At least 4 people have been killed, over 20 000 affected and 2 500 displaced after severe flooding hit parts of Libya on June 3, 2019. The rainfall started on May 28 and intensified on June 2. The country’s southwestern municipality of Ghat has been severely…

June 06, 2019

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Multiple landslides hit Uganda, leaving 5 dead, dozens missing

Multiple landslides caused by heavy rains left at least 5 people dead and dozens missing in Uganda’s Bududa District on June 4 and 5, 2019. The rains started around during the late afternoon hours (LT) on June 4, causing multiple landslides over the next couple…

June 05, 2019

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Major floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Romania

Severe weather, including heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, has been affecting eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, central-southern Serbia, central-western Bulgaria and southern Romania over the past 48 hours, triggering floods. Several cities and municipalities in…

June 05, 2019

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Massive floods hit Mexico’s Jalisco, claiming at least 5 lives and damaging 1 000 homes

At least 5 people have been killed and around 1 000 homes damaged after massive floods hit the town of San Gabriel, Mexico’s Jalisco state on June 2, 2019. Several people remain missing. Local authorities said several rivers overflowed, including Apango (San…

June 05, 2019

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Lake Ontario sets new water level record – Canada, U.S.

Lake Ontario daily average water level rose to record-high 75.89 m (248.98 feet) above sea level on May 31, 2019, breaking the previous record reached on four different dates in late May 2017 at 75.88 m (248.95 feet). The level is expected to rise in the coming…

June 03, 2019

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Deadly floods hit Ghana, leave twin-city metropolis Sekondi/Takoradi without power

At least 10 people have been killed after a new wave of heavy rain hit parts of Ghana on May 31 and June 1, 2019. Many parts of the Western Region’s capital Sekondi/Takoradi were flooded, resulting in total power outage. Heavy rain and floods also hit capital…

June 03, 2019

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Historically delayed planting season, commodity prices rising, U.S.

Catastrophic floods affecting the United States since mid-March 2019 are resulting in what experts are calling historically delayed planting season. The situation is already having a big impact on commodity prices but the full extent will be known by the end of the…

June 01, 2019

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Levees failing along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers, U.S.

Historic flooding continues across the Midwest, causing levees to breach along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders for parts of the region. Midwest is experiencing catastrophic flooding since mid-March, leading to…

May 31, 2019

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Morganza Floodway opening postponed until June 6

The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) said in a news release Thursday, May 30, 2019, the opening of the Morganza Floodway planned for June 2 has been postponed until June 6, 2019. If USACE opens the floodway, it will be only the third time in history. The Mississippi…

May 31, 2019

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More than 8 dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit capital Kampala, Uganda

Heavy rains and flash floods are affecting parts of Uganda, including capital Kampala, over the past couple of days. According to information provided by Uganda Red Cross (URC), a number of areas were flooded, roads cut off and a lot of property destructed. Over…

May 30, 2019

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Flash floods destroy 220 homes, leave 24 people dead, Afghanistan

A new wave of heavy rainfall and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan over the past couple of days. Kabul, Parwan, Ghour, Herat, Bamyan and Ghazni were among the worst affected. Over 500 people were rescued in Bamyan province. At least 24 people have been killed,…

May 29, 2019

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Heavy rain, floods and landslides affect 200 000 people, leave 7 dead and 2 missing in southern China

Heavy rainfall is affecting parts of southern, eastern and central China over the past couple of days, causing floods and landslides. At least 7 people have been killed and more than 200 000 affected. Seven cities across 21 counties of China’s Guangxi Zhuang…

May 29, 2019

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5 people killed after heavy rains hit capital Conakry, Guinea

At least 5 people were killed after first heavy rains of the season hit capital Conakry, Guinea on May 17 and 18, 2019. Locals said the flooding was caused by huge amounts of trash blocking drainage channels, in some areas of Dabondy, where 5 people died, up to 2 m…

May 29, 2019

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Floods in Paraguay displace 70 000 households, Paraguay River close to disaster level

Weeks of heavy rain affecting parts of Paraguay, including the capital Asunción, are causing severe flooding. The death toll stands at 16 since May 20. As of May 28 at 8.00 UTC, 70 000 households have been displaced, 40 000 in Asunción and 10 000 in…

May 28, 2019

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Severe storms and new wave of floods claim 24 lives across Iran

At least 24 people have been killed and 55 injured in a new wave of severe storms and torrential rainfall that has pounded Iran for the past two weeks. Official emergency aid was delivered to 83 cities and villages across flood-hit Iran, authorities said. According…

May 25, 2019

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Flash floods submerged 90 percent of Iran, displaced 500 000 people

At the peak of the recent flood disaster in Iran, half a million people have been displaced and 90% of land submerged, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) reports. One of the worst affected provinces was Golestan, which received approximately 70% of…

May 24, 2019

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Heavy rain hits Oman, claiming at least 6 lives

A low pressure system over the Arabian Peninsula dropped heavy rain on Oman from May 18 to 22, 2019, leaving at least 6 people dead. Oman authorities launched a massive search and rescue operation on May 18 after flash floods swept away a vehicle with 7 people…

May 24, 2019

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Severe floods kill 5, leave crop damage and thousands homeless, Tanzania

Flooding in Tanzania has killed five people and forced about 2 500 to flee their homes after a week of torrential rain in the country’s south. Paddy crops have been destroyed giving rise to fears that food shortages are imminent, local media report. Schools have…

May 23, 2019

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Arkansas River approaching historic highs, at least 7 killed as severe storms march through central U.S.

Another wave of severe thunderstorms is affecting the central United States since Monday, May 20, 2019, with heavy rain and nearly 100 tornadoes. At least 7 weather-related deaths were confirmed since May 21. Meanwhile, Arkansas River is approaching historic highs….

May 23, 2019

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Mississippi River above flood stage for 137 days

As of May 21, 2019, the Mississippi River at Natchez, MS has been above the flood stage of 14.63 m (48 feet) for 137 consecutive days. This is well longer than any time since 1927 when the previous record of 77 days was set. “The Mississippi River has been…

May 22, 2019

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At least 16 killed as severe floods hit Paraguay

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern, central-eastern and south-eastern Paraguay since the beginning of April, triggering floods that resulted in casualties and widespread damage. The most affected are Presidente Hayes, Central, San Pedro, Concepción,…

May 20, 2019

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Severe floods hit capital Bamako, claiming at least 15 lives, Bali

The start of the rainy season claimed the lives of at least 15 people and caused significant damage in Bamako, Mali. Flooding streets, floating cars and injured residents were just some of the things that the city lived through on May 17, 2019. A sudden, heavy…

May 20, 2019

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Floods leave 600 000 ha (1.5 million acres) of crops damaged or destroyed, Argentina

Severe floods affecting Argentinan province of Santiago del Estero this month affected around 600 000 hectares (1 480 000 acres) of crops and caused at least 700 people to evacuate. The worst affected were rural towns of Los Juries and El Cuadrado in the…

May 19, 2019

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Severe floods hit Emilia Romagna, Italy

The same weather system that caused severe floods in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina over the past couple of days affected neighboring Italy, forcing Emilia Romagna authorities to issue red flood alert. Several rivers in the region burst their banks on May 13,…

May 15, 2019

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Severe floods hit Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, one person killed, several injured

Prolonged heavy rain is causing severe flooding across central Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina since May 12, 2019. Several people were injured, one person was killed and another one remains missing. Strong winds and heavy rainfall is affecting parts of Croatia…

May 15, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain hits Yonaguni, Okinawa, Japan – 367 mm (14.4 inches) in 6 hours

A stationary front dumped extremely heavy rain on the island Yonugani, Japan’s southernmost province of Okinawa on Monday, May 13, 2019. An evacuation advisory was issued for the entire island. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the town, located in the…

May 13, 2019

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Extreme floods hit Asunción, Paraguay

Floods in Paraguay displaced approximately 40 000 people over the past two months and caused significant losses to the country’s cattle industry. Some 10 000 people have been evacuated to capital Asunción where extreme floods took place on May 10. Locals…

May 12, 2019

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Flash floods cause major freight train derailment in Mississippi

Heavy overnight rains and floods caused a major freight train derailment in Hillsdale, southwest Mississippi on May 11, 2019. There are no injuries but chemicals are reportedly leaking in the water. The derailment occurred just north of Hillsdale Road, Pearl River…

May 12, 2019

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Thousands stranded at schools as very heavy rain and flash floods hit Texas

Very heavy rain and flash floods stranded thousands of students in parts of Texas on May 7, 2019. The storm dropped an estimated 355 mm (14 inches) of rain near Houston (within 18 hours) and 254 mm (10 inches) on Cleveland where most of the affected students live….

May 08, 2019

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Very large hail, intense tornadoes possible in portions of West Texas

Hail the size of baseballs and flash floods were already reported in parts of Texas on Tuesday afternoon, May 7, 2019 as severe storms roll over portions of the state. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for portions of West Texas, effective Tuesday…

May 07, 2019

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Above-normal rainfall results in more heavy flooding, planting delays across U.S.

Farms and towns along rivers in the Midwest are experiencing more heavy flooding this week, further delaying planting. Flood watches and warnings are in effect for much of eastern Kansas and western Missouri as another round of heavy rain descends on the region….

May 07, 2019

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Severe storms and widespread flooding claim 7 lives, cause major damage, U.S.

At least three people have been killed after major flooding hit U.S. Midwest late this week, bringing the death toll to at least 7 since Monday, April 29, 2019. Widespread flooding is affecting the country from Michigan to the South and is expected to continue in…

May 04, 2019

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6 killed, 2 injured after flash floods in Guangdong province, China

Six people were confirmed dead and two injured in a flash flood that hit a village in Jitian Township, Qingyuan, south China’s Guangdong Province on the night of April 29, 2019, local authorities said. Late afternoon on Saturday, April 27, 2019, a torrential…

May 04, 2019

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41 dead and 169 000 affected as Tropical Cyclone “Kenneth” hits Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone “Kenneth” has continued to batter parts of Mozambique with heavy rain after the storm made landfall on April 25, 2019 with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h (140 mph). This made it the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the…

May 01, 2019

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Massive floods hit Ottawa – breaking all-time high water records, Canada

Ottawa is fighting massive spring floods that hit areas along the Ottawa River on Friday, April 26, 2019. A state of emergency has been declared in at least 14 communities in the region. The still-rising Ottawa-Gatineau region’s 2019 spring floods are officially…

April 29, 2019

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More than 35 000 homes destroyed as TC Kenneth hits Mozambique

Another major natural disaster is affecting Mozambique just 6 weeks after devastating Tropical Cyclone “Idai” left more than 1 000 people dead. More than 35 000 homes in parts of Cabo Delgado, where Tropical Cyclone “Kenneth” made landfall on…

April 28, 2019

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29 killed, 13 missing and thousands affected after floods and landslides hit Indonesia

29 people have been killed and at least 13 others are still missing after floods and landslides hit the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and Bengkulu province in western parts of the country on April 26 and 27, 2019. Torrential rains have triggered the natural disaster…

April 28, 2019

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Massive crop loss as heavy unseasonable rain and hailstorms hits Telangana, India

According to preliminary reports, more than 22 000 hectares (55 000 acres) of crops across Telangana have been damaged after recent heavy unseasonable rain and hailstorms hit the state. The worst affected are paddy and mango crop, government officials said April 22,…

April 24, 2019

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Thousands of homes flooded and isolated as Canada’s spring thaw worsens

Severe spring flooding is affecting parts of Canada and the damage is getting bigger with each passing day. Warm temperatures are expected to continue over the next couple of days with a strong possibility of rain. As of late April 23, 3 100 homes are flooded in…

April 24, 2019

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Dozens killed after severe floods and landslides hit KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

At least 51 people have been killed after floods and mudslides hit the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, especially its port city of Durban, on April 21 and 22, 2019. Search and rescue operations are in progress and the death toll is expected to rise. Heavy…

April 23, 2019

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Extremely heavy rainfall hits Spain, Costa Blanca hit by heaviest April rain since 1946

A severe storm affecting parts of Spain from April 18 to 22, 2019 dropped extremely heavy rain, produced strong winds and waves up to 3 m (9.8 feet). The worst affected was Costa Blanca, over 200 km (124 miles) of Mediterranean coastline in the province of Alicante…

April 23, 2019

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More than 100 killed as slow-moving storm hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

More than 100 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over the past 2 days after a slow-moving storm hit the region, dumping heavy rain and causing severe dust storms. The death toll is expected to rise. Several states in central, northern and…

April 17, 2019

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Extreme rainfall, widespread flooding hit Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Extremely heavy rainfall hit parts of United Arab Emirates over the past couple of days, causing major flash flooding in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE’s northernmost emirate. Parts of the emirate received 2.5 years of average annual rainfall from April 9 to 15,…

April 17, 2019

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Widespread flooding hit Afghanistan again, at least 5 dead, 17 missing

A new wave of severe weather is affecting 16 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces since April 15, causing widespread flooding, damage and deaths. Herat Province is currently most affected, particularly its districts of Obey, Kohsan, Karrokh, Shindand and Guzara. As of…

April 17, 2019

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Floods and landslides claim 13 lives, leave one person missing in Colombia

Several departments of Colombia experienced heavy rainfall over the past two weeks, causing floods and landslides. The most affected Departments are Antioquia, Nariño, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, Caldas and Caquetá, DG ECHO reports. According to media…

April 15, 2019

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Sudden strong rainfall leaves 7 dead, 4 missing in Guangdong’s Shenzhen, southern China

At least 7 people died and 4 are still missing after a sudden strong rainfall hit the city of Shenzhen, southern China’s Guangdong Province late Thursday, April 11, 2019, sweeping away a number of riverway workers. People caught up in the flood were dredging…

April 12, 2019

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Drastically increased water levels in the Tigris River, Iraq

Impacts of heavy seasonal rains in late March and early April 2019 are now evident in several governorates of Iraq. The effects of rising water levels include temporary evacuation of affected persons, damaged infrastructure, and flooded agricultural areas, UN OCHA…

April 11, 2019

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Floods in Iran: Death toll stands at 78, 1 136 injured and around 10 million affected

Severe flooding has been affecting most of Iran since mid-March, particularly provinces of Golestan, Fars, Khuzestan and Lorestan Provinces. 28 of Iran’s 31 provinces have been affected. Several cities and villages in Khuzestan Province were evacuated while 5…

April 11, 2019

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Severe storm leaves at least 6 people dead and over 50 injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

At least 6 people were killed and more than 50 injured after severe storms swept through Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Numerous homes were damaged or destroyed in provincial capital Peshawar and surrounding areas after heavy…

April 10, 2019

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Extreme rainfall: More than 2 months’ worth of rain in 9 hours, severe floods hit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Extremely heavy rain hit parts of Brazil on April 8, 2019, causing deadly floods across Rio de Janeiro. Parts of the region received more than 2 months’ worth of April rain in just 9 hours. Rio de Janeiro officials said the city received 152 mm (5.98 inches) of…

April 09, 2019

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Severe flash floods hit Accra, at least 7 people dead or missing, Ghana

At least 5 people were killed and 2 remain missing after a surprisingly strong storm hit capital Accra, Ghana late April 7, 2019. Heavy rain lasted less than 2 hours, leaving behind flooded roads and scores of stranded motorists. Running water spilled from chocked…

April 09, 2019

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Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece

Heavy rain hit parts of Greece on April 5 and 6, 2019, causing severe flooding with up to 3 m (10 feet) high floodwaters in Crete. This is the third severe flooding event to hit the country over the past 2 months. Heavy rain started affecting parts of Greece late…

April 07, 2019

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Massive damage to agricultural sector, 36 percent of roads damaged, more than 60 people dead, Iran

Heavy rain and floods affecting Iran since March 19, 2019 caused massive damage to the country’s agricultural sector, damaged 36% of the entire road network and left at least 62 people dead, as of April 4, 2019. According to information provided by official…

April 04, 2019

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New round of heavy rain and deadly floods, Peru

A new round of heavy rain has been affecting several regions of Peru over the past couple of days, causing floods and mudslides that resulted in fatalities and damage across the country. A state of emergency has been declared in the province of Chanchamayo, in the…

April 03, 2019

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Unprecedented floods hit Iran, up to 70 percent of annual rainfall average in just one day

Heavy rain and floods continue across Iran, with 25 of its 31 provinces affected since March 19, 2019. The worst-hit provinces in recent days are Golestan in the north, Fars in the south and Lorestan in the west. As of April 2, the death toll stands at 57, with 19…

April 02, 2019

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10 million people in Afghanistan face severe acute food insecurity after floods and drought

10 million people in Afghanistan (population 35 million) are facing severe acute food insecurity following 3 years of drought and recent floods. Three years of drought have contributed to massive crop failure, economic hardship, hunger and loss of life, forcing 266…

March 28, 2019

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New rainfall record set in New Zealand with 1 086 mm (42.7 inches) in 48 hours

The atmospheric river event affecting New Zealand over the past 3 days has set the country’s new 48-hour rainfall record. The storm caused major infrastructural damage, including destroyed Waiho Bridge in South Island’s Westland District. At least one person…

March 27, 2019

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Veronica dumps more than a year’s worth of rain in less than 12 hours, Western Australia

While the eye of Tropical Cyclone “Veronica” didn’t cross the coast, very heavy rainfall and strong winds hit the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The wind and very heavy rainfall have now eased, however, road conditions may remain hazardous today…

March 26, 2019

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Waiho Bridge destroyed as extremely heavy rain hits New Zealand’s South Island

Heavy rain over the past 2 days caused near-record river levels across the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. In less than 48 hours, parts of the region recorded 548 mm (21.6 inches) of rain, nearly 10% of its yearly average. More than 300 mm (11.8…

March 26, 2019

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At least 21 killed, 119 injured as violent flash floods hit Shiraz, Iran

At least 21 people have been killed and 119 injured after heavy rain hit the city of Shiraz, southern Iran on Monday, March 25, 2019, causing severe flash flooding. Heavy rains started falling on the historic city of Shiraz, Fars Province on Monday morning,…

March 25, 2019

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Worst flooding in history of Nebraska, damage surpasses 1.3 billion

A state of emergency is in effect in Nebraska after massive floods triggered by rapid snowmelt, ice-covered rivers and heavy rain dumped by major late-winter storm. More heavy rain is expected in the region by the end of the week. The financial impact could be more…

March 22, 2019

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Heavy rain and deadly floods hit Angola

Heavy rain affecting Angola over the past couple of days caused deadly floods in the provinces of Benguela, Luanda, Huila and Zaire. At least 19 people have been killed and at least 8 remain missing. One of the worst affected areas is Catumbela in the Province of…

March 21, 2019

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Death toll in Mozambique could surpass 1 000, massive destruction reported

The President of Mozambique said Monday, March 18, 2019, that the number of people killed by Tropical Cyclone “Idai” could exceed 1 000. Idai made landfall at 23:30 UTC on March 14 close to the city of Beira (population 534 000) with wind speeds up to 170…

March 18, 2019

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Catastrophic flooding caused by rapid snowmelt and heavy rain, agriculture devastated, U.S.

Rapid snowmelt and heavy rain combined to produce massive flooding across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Historic to catastrophic flooding inundated homes and businesses and devastated farmlands following a powerful late-season winter storm…

March 18, 2019

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Severe floods hit England’s Yorkshire, U.K.

Severe flooding hit Yorkshire, England, U.K. on March 16 and 17, 2019 after parts of the region saw more than half of their monthly rainfall average in just 24 hours. Firefighters worked through the night to save Calderdale and Huddersfield after massively swollen…

March 17, 2019

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At least 77 killed, 116 injured as severe flash floods hit Papua, Indonesia

At least 77 people were killed, 116 injured and 4 000+ displaced in the Indonesian province of Papua over the weekend as heavy rain produced severe flash floods and landslides, the country’s disaster officials said Sunday, March 17, 2019. The worst of the…

March 17, 2019

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Major flooding in Midwest, thousands urged to evacuate in the wake of massive late-season storm, U.S.

A major winter storm system that brought blizzard conditions, severe thunderstorms, and heavy rainfall over much of the United States on March 13 and 14, 2019 departed into Canada today. In its wake, major to record river flooding is likely to continue through this…

March 15, 2019

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Severe floods swept away 16 000 homes, death toll rises to 70, Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall has been affecting central, southern and western regions of Afghanistan since the start of the month, triggering deadly floods that resulted in widespread destruction. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis, DG…

March 14, 2019

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TC Idai death toll rises to 63, severe flash floods hit KwaZulu-Natal

The death toll from the floods produced by extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone “Idai” rose to 63 and the number of affected people to nearly 1 million on March 13, 2019. Heavy rain has also affected South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, claiming lives of at…

March 13, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain, deadly floods and landslides hit São Paulo, Brazil

At least 12 people have died and 6 have been injured after extremely heavy rain, floods and landslides hit the state of São Paulo, Brazil on March 10 and 11, 2019. Floodwaters inundated several areas of the city of São Paulo (population 14.7 million),…

March 12, 2019

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At least 56 dead, 115 000 affected as severe floods hit Malawi

Heavy rains and floods have affected most parts of the Southern Region in Malawi, following the formation of a tropical disturbance over the Mozambique Channel earlier in the week. At least 13 districts have been impacted, with Nsanje and Phalombe hardest hit, UN…

March 09, 2019

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630 000 people affected by natural disasters in February, up from 66 000 in January, China

Natural disasters affecting China during the month of February claimed the lives of 6 people and affected 630 000. In January, 66 000 people were affected and 7 killed. The data was provided by China’s Ministry of Emergency Management in a document released…

March 07, 2019

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Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, leaving more than 50 people dead

Heavy rainfall and snowfall hit several areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan and eastern Iran over the last few days, causing flash floods and landslides in which more than 50 people lost their lives. As of 14:00 UTC on March 5, the death toll reached 50 people, dozens of…

March 05, 2019

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4 months’ worth of rain in 30 hours floods desert city of Kandahar, 2 000 homes damaged, at least 20 killed, Afghanistan

More than 4 months’ worth of rain hit the desert city of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan and 6 neighboring districts in just 30 hours on March 1 and 2, 2019, killing at least 20 people and damaging or destroying an estimated 2 000 homes. Kandahar has a desert…

March 02, 2019

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Massive floods hit Israel and Jordan after more than a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours

Heavy rain and strong winds hit Israel and Jordan over the past couple of days, causing severe flash floods and leading to multiple high-water rescues. Jerusalem recorded 136 mm (5.35 inches) of rain on February 28 which is 4.8 mm (0.18 inches) more than its average…

March 02, 2019

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Major floods inundate 2 000 homes and buildings, California

Russian River at Guerneville crested with a preliminary height of 13.83 m (45.38 feet) at 22:00 PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Major flooding continued Thursday morning but the river is expected to slowly recede through the day and fall below flood stage of…

February 28, 2019

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At least 815 homes destroyed as heavy rains hit Angola

Heavy rain affecting Angola over the past couple of days destroyed at least 815 homes and left at least 4 people dead in capital Luanda where hundreds of homes and a bridge were destroyed. According to the Second Commander of the Fire Department in Malanje, Miguel…

February 27, 2019

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Santa Rosa obliterates rainfall records, mandatory evacuation for Russian River area, California

A slow-moving storm brought widespread heavy precipitation across central to northern California and very heavy snow through the Sierra on February 26 and 27, 2019. The County of Sonoma has issued mandatory evacuations to residents living near the Russian River….

February 27, 2019

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European monthly rainfall record broken in Crete, major floods destroy historic bridge of Keritis, Greece

Major floods hit the Greek island of Crete on February 24 and 25, 2019, after heavy rainfall descended on the island for the second time in just 10 days. At least one person lost its life on February 24 and four more a week ago. Between February 1 and 26, a…

February 26, 2019

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Nashville’s wettest February on record, 3 killed in Tennessee floods

The city of Nashville in Tennesse experienced its wettest February on record, NWS reports. This month was also its 7th wettest month of all time. Floods caused by the latest storm to hit the state left at least 3 people dead. With 342.13 mm (13.47 inches) of rain…

February 25, 2019

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Severe flash flooding in Grenada, Mississippi

A significant flash flooding is taking place in Grenada, Mississippi after 152 mm (6 inches) of new rain fell overnight Friday, February 22, 2019. Flood waters off Bow Creek are now 305 cm (10 feet) deep and inundating low-lying structures, extreme meteorologist…

February 22, 2019

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Extreme weather wreaks havoc across Pakistan, 93 percent above normal rainfall

At least 26 people have been killed after extreme weather, including thunderstorms and heavy snowfall, hit Pakistan over the past few days. Pakistan’s northern regions experienced heaviest January snowfall in 48 years while the entire drought-stricken country…

February 21, 2019

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Floods destroyed 346 homes, severely damaged 427, Chile

Chilean authorities said floods affecting the country since late January 2019 destroyed 346 homes and left 427 severely damaged as of February 15. Over 1 000 people have been displaced and at least 6 killed, ONEMI said. 1 person was killed in Arica y Parinacota, 2…

February 20, 2019

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Four killed as flash floods hit Crete, Greece

Flash flooding hit the Greek island of Crete on February 16 and 17, 2019, sweeping away one vehicle with four people inside. The island was hit hard by a cold front affecting parts of the country since last week with heavy rain and strong winds. According to the…

February 18, 2019

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Heavy rain hits parts of Zimbabwe, breaks 42-year-old record, 60 gold miners feared dead

Heavy rain hit parts of Zimbabwe on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 12 and 13, 2019, causing floods in which up to 60 illegal gold miners are feared to have lost their lives. The miners were trapped overnight Wednesday after a dam burst flooded two disused shafts in…

February 16, 2019

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Thunderstorms leave 12 people dead, hailstorms destroy crops in Uttar Pradesh, India

Series of severe weather events hit plains and hills of North India over the past couple of days, producing heavy rain, snow, hailstorms and thundershowers. Lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh killed 12 people on February 13, including 4 school children. In addition,…

February 15, 2019

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Heavy rain results in flooding, above average crashes and high-water rescues around the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Heavy rain hit Nevada on February 14, 2019, resulting in widespread flooding across the Las Vegas Valley and above average freeway crashes. Weather station at McCarran International Airport, official climate site for Las Vegas, registered 28.1 mm (1.11 inches) of…

February 15, 2019

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Extreme rainfall makes Flinders River a ‘mega river’ 60 km (37 miles) wide, Australia

After days of extremely heavy rain falling over Queensland, Australia this month, Flinders River has grown to a ‘mega river’ and is now 60 km (37 miles) wide in some of its parts. This is its most significant flooding in more than 50 years and so vast it…

February 14, 2019

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At least 10 people killed, 1 800 injured as heavy rain, floods and landslides hit Peru

Recent heavy rains and landslides claimed lives of at least 10 people and injured 1 800 across southern Peru, the country’s President Martin Vizcarra said Monday, February 11, 2019. States of emergency were declared in a number of provinces. According to the…

February 12, 2019

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Dam bursts in West Java, causing deadly floods, Indonesia

Overflowing Cinambo River in Indonesia’s West Java province caused a dam holding the river in Pasar Jati to burst, flooding areas around the village of Jatiendah in the Cilengkrang district of Bandung Regency on February 9, 2019. According to official reports, 8…

February 11, 2019

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Deadly floods hit Fadhlan valley, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rain hit parts of Saudi Arabia on February 9, 2019, leaving one person dead and another one missing. Authorities said heavy flooding hit Fadhlan valley, west of Al-Ula governorate, where two casualty reports are coming from. 111 people were rescued in Madinah,…

February 10, 2019

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300 000 cattle died in Queensland’s historic floods caused by a year’s worth of rain in 10 days, Australia

Record-breaking rains hit Queensland’s Townsville over the past 7 days, causing historic flooding and killing at least 2 people and up to 300 000 cattle (updated to nearly 500 000). While many are counting their losses, some farmers say the rain brought them…

February 08, 2019

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Massive flash floods hit Atacama desert, Chile

Heavy showers on high altitudes in northern Chile have caused dry river beds to become rushing torrents of water over the past couple of days. Major floods across the desert region of Atacama and continued through February 8. The flooding has left one dead, one…

February 08, 2019

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80 000 people affected, thousands of tents and homes destroyed in severe flash floods, Syria

Severe flash flooding affecting Syria since the end of 2018 has affected more than 80 000 people, destroyed thousands of tents and caused concrete houses to collapse in Idleb and Aleppo provinces of northwest Syria. This area of the country has a high proportion of…

February 08, 2019

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A month’s worth of rain in 2 hours as deadly storm hits Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A powerful storm swept through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second-largest city with a population of 6.3 million, late Wednesday into Thursday, February 7, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and leaving at least 6 people dead. The storm hit just several days…

February 08, 2019

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Major flooding in Queensland: Townsville dam spillway gates fully open as extreme rainfall continues, Australia

A vigorous, slow-moving monsoon trough over northern Queensland, Australia is extending from Townsville to Gregory Springs into a deep, semi-stationary tropical low, located about 200 km (124 miles) north of Mount Isa. It will remain active this week, with further…

February 03, 2019

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12 killed and over 170 injured as severe floods hit Saudi Arabia

A severe storm dumped heavy rain and produced strong sandstorms across Saudi Arabia over the past couple of days, claiming lives of at least 12 people and injuring more than 170. The rains started in northern and western parts on Sunday, January 27, 2019 and…

January 30, 2019

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Exceptional rainfall, major floods hit north Queensland, Australia

A slow-moving monsoon trough dropped exceptionally heavy rain on Queensland’s far north, nearly 500 mm (19.6 inches) in 24 hours, causing a rapid rise of crocodile-infested Daintree River to record levels on January 26, 2019. More heavy rainfall is expected in…

January 29, 2019

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Seven killed as powerful storm brings heavy rain and snow to Algeria and Tunisia

At least 5 people have been killed as a powerful Mediterranean storm hit northern Algeria on January 24 and 25, bringing heavy rain and snow, the country’s civil protection agency reported Saturday, January 26, 2019. The same weather system affected neighboring…

January 27, 2019

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Hundreds missing after tailings dam collapse in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Hundreds of people are missing after a tailings dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais collapsed Friday afternoon, January 25, 2019 (local time). The owner of the dam said at least 413 people are missing. The event comes just 3 years after another tailings dam…

January 26, 2019

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Floods and landslides death toll jumps to 59, 25 missing in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Deadly floods and landslides triggered by several days of heavy rain left at least 59 people dead and 25 missing in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, BNPB’s Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said January 25, 2019. At least 47 people were injured and 3 481 evacuated…

January 25, 2019

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Tropical Storm “Desmond” drops extremely heavy rain on Mozambique, leaves 9 dead in Madagascar

Tropical Storm “Desmond” formed January 20, 2019 in the Mozambique Channel, bringing heavy rain to parts of Madagascar as it headed toward Mozambique. It made landfall in the province of Zambezia, near the border with the Sofala province. While there were…

January 22, 2019

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Jeneberang river overflows, killing 6 and leaving 10 missing – Sulawesi, Indonesia

At least six people were killed in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province after heavy rain falling for more than 24 hours caused Jeneberang River to overflow on Monday, January 21, 2019. According to Adnan Purichta Ichsan, Gowa regency Regent, 10 people remain…

January 22, 2019

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Intense storm hits California, at least 6 fatalities, 280 000 customers without power

A powerful storm has swept over parts of the West Coast U.S. this week, wreaking havoc across California on January 16 and 17, 2019. At least 6 fatalities have been reported. The storm downed trees and power lines all around Northern California, causing evacuations…

January 18, 2019

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Series of storms aim California, flash flooding and significant debris flow risk near burn scars

A series of Pacific storm systems will bring several rounds of heavy rainfall, mountain snow, strong winds, and burn scar flooding, especially in California. Another significant winter storm could bring heavy snow, ice, and hazardous travel from the Plains to the…

January 15, 2019

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Record rainfall, widespread flooding hits Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia

A severe storm produced very heavy rain and strong winds over parts of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and leaving at least 4 people dead. The storm caused major flooding in northern…

January 10, 2019

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At least 122 killed in floods and landslides caused by Tropical Depression “Usman”

Tropical Depression “Usman” dropped heavy rain over parts of the Philippines over the weekend, causing floods and landslides in which at least 122 people were killed. Usman made landfall in Borongan, Eastern Samar on December 29 and has since weakened…

December 30, 2018

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Winter Storm “Eboni” claims 6 lives, causes widespread flooding, rare New Mexico blizzard

Powerful Winter Storm “Eboni” marched through the United States this week, dropping heavy snow, causing slick roads and leaving 4 people dead. On its warm side, the storm brought flooding rains to the South, triggering flash flood emergencies and high…

December 30, 2018

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Over 74 000 affected, 11 000 evacuated due to flash floods in Sri Lanka

Heavy rains and strong winds affecting Sri Lanka over the past couple of days resulted in severe flash floods and evacuations in the country’s north. According to media reports, this severe weather event lasted for several days, affecting 74 793 people or 23 265…

December 26, 2018

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Record-breaking rains hit Victoria, Australia

The moisture from Tropical Cyclone “Owen” is feeding the low-pressure system over Victoria this week, bringing record-breaking rains and floods to the region. The worst affected were northeast and northwest regions of Victoria, around Birchip, and east of…

December 14, 2018

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Massive floods hit Central Vietnam after extreme northeast monsoon dumps record-breaking rain

Severe flooding caused by extreme northeast monsoon hit Central Vietnam, including the city of Da Nang, regional commercial and educational center over the past couple of days, leaving tens of thousands of homes flooded, at least 14 people dead and one missing….

December 13, 2018

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Record rainfall causes severe flooding in Maldives

Heavy rainfall hit Maldives, a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, flooding streets and homes of capital Malé. According to the Maldives Meteorological Services, the capital island received 223.5 mm (8.79 inches) of rain…

December 07, 2018

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Strong winter storm brings snow, floods and mudslides to California

A potent winter storm brought heavy rain, floods, mudslides and mountain snow to southern California on December 6 and 7, 2018. The storm will track across the Southern Plains to the Southeast Coast from Friday through Sunday, December 9. Ice and snow will…

December 07, 2018

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Severe flash floods sweep away cars, rain described as heaviest in memory, Cyprus

Heavy rain that started December 3, 2018, caused severe flash floods across Cyprus, claiming lives of at least 4 people. Locals described the rain as the heaviest in memory. The storm, named Gaia by local meteorologists, has the potential to drop more than 50% of…

December 06, 2018

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Heavy rains cause deadly landslides and flash floods, turn roads into rivers, Indonesia

Another round of heavy rain is affecting Indonesia over the past couple of days, causing dangerous flash floods and landslides across parts of the country. A landslide struck Daun Paris Raja Berneh hot springs resort in Daulu village of Karo District, North…

December 03, 2018

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Floods in the desert: Brutal flash floods hit Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall and devastating floods, wreaking havoc across Saudi Arabia since November 10 continued into December. The rains have so far left more than 30 people dead, disrupted traffic and forced evacuation of at least 4 000 people. Authorities are urging…

December 02, 2018

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Historic disaster: Heavy rain sweeps away cars, leaves Bodrum underwater, Turkey

Heavy rain hit the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum, Muğla province on November 29, 2018, causing dangerous flash floods, sweeping away cars and stranding residents. The rain was preceded by at least one waterspout and accompanied by large hail. This is the second…

December 01, 2018

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Deadly landslides hit Morona Santiago, Ecuador

At least 9 people have been killed and 8 injured after heavy rain caused landslides in Limon Indanza Canton, Ecuador’s Morona Santiago Province on November 24, 2018. According to the National Risk and Emergency Management Service, 150 people were evacuated, 9…

November 28, 2018

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Severe floods hit Iraq, leaving 3 000+ homes flooded and more than 12 people dead

Another round of heavy rain on November 22 and 23, 2018, caused severe flooding in parts of Iraq, leaving more than 12 people dead. The event follows weeks of unusually heavy and early rainfall and dozens of casualties. The worst affected governorates are Ninewa and…

November 25, 2018

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Over 19 000 homes destroyed by heavy rain and flash floods in Sudan

Over 200 000 people in 15 of Sudan’s 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods between October 8 and November 4, 2018. This is almost double the 122 500 people affected by floods the same time last year. According to the Government of Sudan,…

November 23, 2018

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Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

The Middle East has been hit by several waves of severe storms over the past 30+ days and registered anomalously high amounts of rain in very short periods. For some of the regions, the storms were the worst in decades. More than 50 people were killed. Severe storm…

November 13, 2018

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Major flash floods hit ancient city of Petra, Jordan

Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Jordan’s ancient city of Petra, the kingdom’s main tourist attraction, on Friday, November 9, 2018. Nearly 4 000 people were forced to evacuate. At least 12 people were killed in the country’s central and…

November 10, 2018

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Deadly floods hit Indonesia, more than 1 400 homes flooded

At least 4 people have been killed over the past 4 days in Indonesian provinces of West Sumatra and West Java after heavy rain caused severe flooding and landslides. First flood reports started coming in on November 2 from areas around Padang, West Sumatra where…

November 06, 2018

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Melbourne floods: More rain in 2 hours than September and October combined, Australia

A slow-moving storm system dumped heavy rain over parts of southeastern Australia on November 6, 2018, causing power outages and traffic chaos. The city’s northwestern suburbs suffered worst of the storm. Thousands of homes and businesses were left without power…

November 06, 2018

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Destructive floods hit desert state of Red Sea, NE Sudan

Heavy rains affecting the state of Red Sea in NE Sudan, caused severe floods claimed lives of at least 4 people, destroyed agricultural fields and homes and drowned hundreds of farm animals. The worst affected since October 28 is the town of Tokar, also called…

November 05, 2018

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Severe storms claim 27 lives across Italy, one of the most complex meteorological situations of the past 50 to 60 years

Severe storms raging over entire Italy since October 28, 2018 claimed lives of at least 27 people in 7 days to November 3, 2018. The northeastern province of Belluno has been particularly badly hit. Severe weather continues in parts of the country and the death toll…

November 04, 2018

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Unseasonal snowstorms hit France and Spain, tornado leaves Menorca in dark

Unseasonal and unexpectedly large snowstorms swept across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon, France over the past couple of days. The same storm system brought an early blast of winter to Spain, a destructive tornado to the island of…

October 31, 2018

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At least 14 killed in Saudi Arabia after unusually intense storms cause major flash floods

Heavy rain falling over Saudi Arabia over the past two weeks have caused widespread flash flooding and left at least 14 people dead. Up to 300 people had to be rescued. This year has seen some of the most extreme weather conditions in decades, authorities said…

October 31, 2018

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Severe storm hits Croatia, dumps record-breaking rain

The same storm that caused widespread damage and floods in Italy over the past few days, hit most parts of Croatia during the same period. The storm left one person missing. The entire coastline was hit by strong and damaging waves, while some islands reported…

October 30, 2018

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Hurricane-force winds, widespread floods hit Italy

At least 11 people have been killed and many injured after severe storms produced heavy rain and strong winds across Italy on October 29 and 30, 2018, causing widespread floods and damage. Some of the worst affected areas are on the west coast, particularly in…

October 30, 2018

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First heavy rainfall of the season, deadly flash floods hit Jordan’s Zarqa-Maeen Valley

At least 21 people were killed, 35 injured and an unknown number of others are missing after an intense storm brought strong winds, heavy rain and hail to most of Jordan this week. Flash flood in Zarqa-Maeen Valley, whose water channels into the Dead Sea, had surged…

October 28, 2018

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Severe flash floods in Krasnodar region, southern Russia

At least 6 people have been killed and several injured after severe flash floods hit Krasnodar region of southern Russia on October 24 and 25, 2018. The regional governor declared a state of emergency. Heavy rains affected much of Black Sea coast, from the town of…

October 26, 2018

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National disaster declared in Trinidad and Tobago after widespread floods

An active Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) produced prolonged periods of thunderstorm activity over Trinidad and Tobago over the past 7 days, leading to widespread severe flash flooding and thousands of people stranded. An orange alert is in effect until…

October 22, 2018

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Historic rain accumulations across Malaga result in severe flash floods, Spain

Authorities are expected to declare a disaster area for parts of Malaga, including the Costa del Sor resort of Estepona, after devastating flash floods swept through the region over the past couple of days. Military emergency response unit was mobilized October 21,…

October 22, 2018

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Major flash floods hit northern Tunisia again

At least 5 people have been killed and two are still missing after devastating flash floods hit parts of Tunisia on October 17 and 18, 2018. Parts of the country recorded more rain in just 24 hours than they usually receive during the entire month of October. The…

October 18, 2018

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45 people and 33 000 livestock killed, 17 400 homes destroyed in Niger floods

At least 45 people have been killed in Niger since June 2018 when the region entered its rainy season. Nearly 209 000 have been affected. The numbers were made public by the United Nations on October 16, and are much higher than those of the government. The rains…

October 17, 2018

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Deadly floods hit Texas after extreme rainfall, state of emergency declared

Central Texas received extreme rainfall over the past couple of days leading to major floods that claimed a life of at least one person and forced authorities to declare a state of emergency for 18. Texas governor urged “all Texans to take their safety into…

October 17, 2018

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Deadly floods hit Yemen, widespread destruction after Luban makes landfall

At least 3 people have been killed and dozens were injured after Tropical Cyclone “Luban” made landfall between Mukalla and Al Ghaidahnear, Yemen’s Al Mahrah province on October 14, 2018. This is the 5th named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean…

October 16, 2018

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Red alert in Aude, massive flash floods leave at least 14 dead, schools closed, France

Meteo France issued Red alert for rain and flooding for the department of Aude in southwestern France early Monday, October 15, 2018. The region received exceptional amounts of rain in just several hours, causing major flash flooding in which at least 13 people lost…

October 15, 2018

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Severe flash floods and landslides leave at least 27 dead, dozens missing across Sumatra, Indonesia

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens are still missing after heavy rain caused severe flash flooding and landslides across the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The worst affected was North Sumatra with 18 reported casualties, West Sumatra with 8, and Riau…

October 14, 2018

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4 months’ worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31

At least 27 people have been killed in Europe over the past couple of days after a series of intense storms swept over the region dumping extremely heavy rain. 12 people died in Spain’s Mallorca, 1 in Italy, at least 15 in France and 3 in the UK. More than 230…

October 14, 2018

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At least 12 killed after massive flash floods hit Mallorca, 5 months’ worth of rain in 2 hours, Spain

More than 230 mm (9 inches) of rain fell on Mallorca, Spain’s Balearic Islands on October 9, 2018, causing one of the worst flash floods the island has seen in 25 years. At least 12 people have been killed and 6 others are still missing. The worst affected was…

October 10, 2018

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11 dead after flash floods and mudslides hit Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala

Heavy rain produced by two low pressure systems along Central America and the Caribbean affected Central American countries over the weekend, resulting in flash floods and mudslides across western Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the coast of…

October 09, 2018

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Extreme rainfall, unprecedented flash floods wreak havoc, leave 7 dead in northern Iran

At least 7 people have been killed after extremely heavy rain caused ‘unprecedented’ flash floods and landslides in Iranian provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan over the past few days. Authorities said northern provinces experienced worst rains in at…

October 07, 2018

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Deadly flash floods turn streets of southern Italy into raging rivers

Two people have been killed and another one is missing after heavy rain hit parts of southern Italy on October 4 and 5, 2018. The worst affected are parts of Sicily and Calabria, where streets became raging rivers, destroying roads and bridges and flooding homes and…

October 06, 2018

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Ex-Hurricane “Rosa” claims one life in Mexico, brings record-breaking rain to Phoenix, AZ

The remnants of Ex-Hurricane “Rosa” moved through Arizona on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, causing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall. For Phoenix, it was one of the rainiest days on record, NWS said. Tropical Storm “Rosa” approached the central…

October 03, 2018

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6 months’ worth of rain in 3 hours, unprecedented rain floods Dubrovnik, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm hit the city of Dubrovnik, southern Croatia overnight Tuesday, October 2, 2018, dropping 6 months’ worth of rain in just 3 hours. Numerous homes, businesses and roads were flooded. According to DHMZ meteorologist Zoran Vakula, the storm…

October 03, 2018

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Worst floods since 1995 hit Himachal Pradesh, India

At least 25 people have died in flash floods, landslides and other rain-related incidents in northwestern India over the past couple of days, officials said Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Meanwhile, more than 1 000 people have been stranded after landslides and fresh…

September 25, 2018

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5 dead and 9 missing after major flash floods hit Periban, Mexico’s Michoacan

At least 5 people have been killed and 9 others are still missing after major flash floods hit the town of Periban in Mexico’s state of Michoacan, officials said Monday, September 24, 2018. Flash floods took place after unusually heavy rain swelled the Cutio…

September 24, 2018

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6 months’ worth of rain in 1 day, floodwaters rose 1.7 m (5.6 ft) as remnants of Medicane “Brian” hit Tunisia

At least 4 people have been killed as remnants of the first medicane of the season – Brian – dropped heavy rain on Tunisia over the past couple of days, causing catastrophic flash flooding. Severe thunderstorms first hit the country on September 19 but rains…

September 24, 2018

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6 dead and missing after major flash floods hit Culiacan, Mexico

At least three people have been killed and another three are missing after tropical depression hit Mexico’s northwestern state of Sinaloa on September 20, 2018. The storm dropped heavy rains and caused major flash flooding in the city of Culiacán,…

September 21, 2018

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Major floods hit northern Ghana, killing at least 34 people and leaving 100 000 homeless

At least 34 people have been killed and 2 are still missing after heavy rains combined with waters spilling from a dam in Burkina Faso flooded parts of northern Ghana this month. The floods caused widespread damage to agriculture, roads and other infrastructure and…

September 21, 2018

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Massive floods kill 3.4 million poultry and 5500 hogs, estimates on crop losses still not available, North Carolina

Massive flooding caused by days of extremely heavy rains produced by Hurricane “Florence” killed about 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5 500 hogs in North Carolina alone. While it’s known the flooding has affected the top 6 agricultural counties…

September 19, 2018

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More than 100 people killed after widespread flooding hits Nigeria

More than 100 people were killed after two major rivers burst their banks in Nigeria, destroying homes and farms. A national disaster has been declared in 4 of Nigeria’s 36 states. Water levels in parts of the country are reaching those recorded in 2012 when the…

September 18, 2018

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“Unusual event” declared at Brunswick Nuclear Plant, North Carolina

An “unusual event” has been declared for Brunswick Nuclear Plant located just outside of Wilmington, North Carolina on September 17, 2018. This is the area where Hurricane “Florence” recently made landfall, causing ‘historic and…

September 18, 2018

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Super Typhoon “Mangkhut” leaves at least 108 people dead and more than 500 000 affected in Philippines

Super Typhoon “Mangkhut,” known in the Philippines as Ompong, made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 17:40 UTC on September 14 (01:40 PHT, September 15), 2018, with maximum sustained winds near 268 km/h (167 mph), making it a Category 5 storm on the…

September 17, 2018

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Record rainfall, catastrophic flash and river flooding, at least 32 deaths and more than 1 million without power as Hurricane “Florence” hits U.S.

Hurricane “Florence” made landfall along the coast of North Carolina, near Wrightsville Beach, at 11:15 UTC on September 14, 2018, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and central pressure of 958 hPa, placing the storm on the upper edge of…

September 17, 2018

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Major flash floods hit Balikesir Province, Turkey

Major flash flooding hit Turkey’s Balikesir Province on September 13, 2018, damaging roads, homes and shops. There were no injuries or fatalities reported. The city of Bandirma registered over 147 mm (5.78 inches) of rain on September 13, with most of it falling…

September 15, 2018

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Unprecedented rainfall hits Beirut causing its worst flooding in years, Lebanon

Torrential rains hit capital Beirut (population 2.2 million) on September 9, 2018, causing worst flash flooding this Mediterranean city has seen in years. The road connecting Tripoli to the Dinnieh region was turned into a river, with the water 1 m (3 feet) deep in…

September 12, 2018

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Violent flash flooding hits Cebolla, Toledo province, Spain

Very heavy rainfall caused violent flash flooding in the town of Cebola, Spain’s Toledo province on September 8, 2018. While there were no injuries or fatalities reported, the infrastructural damage is high. Weather stations registered around 30 mm (1.18 inches)…

September 10, 2018

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Severe storm brings Sydney’s wettest day in 2 years, flash flooding, traffic chaos and 1 000 lightning strikes per hour

A cold front swept through parts of Australia’s New South Wales on Friday afternoon (local time), September 7, 2018, producing severe thunderstorms with 1 000 lightning strikes per hour and dropping heavy rain and a lot of hail. For parts of Sydney, it was the…

September 09, 2018

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Flash floods damaged 2 500 homes, affected more than 10 000 people in Coahuila, Mexico

Heavy rain affecting several areas of northeastern Mexico over the past few days caused damaging flash floods. More heavy rain and local thunderstorms may occur over the already affected areas over the next 48 hours. The rain caused Arroyo El Soldado river in the…

September 07, 2018

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Widespread heavy to excessive rainfall in the Lower/Middle Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley

Slow-moving Tropical Depression “Gordon” continues to bring heavy to excessive rains across portions of the lower Mississippi Valley. Moisture from Gordon will spread north into the Middle Mississippi Valley and interact with an existing frontal boundary…

September 07, 2018

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Country-wide flood death toll rises to 1 459, India

More than 1 400 people have been killed in India since the onset of the 2018 Southwest monsoon. The number of people who died in just 6 states this monsoon season climbed to 1 211, which is the highest toll in the last two years. As of September 3, 2018, the death…

September 06, 2018

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151 dead or missing, tens of thousands displaced as major floods hit North Korea after ‘unprecedented’ drought

76 people have been killed and 75 others remain missing after extremely heavy rains hit parts of North Korea at the end of August 2018. Major flooding continued into September. It came after ‘unprecedented’ drought hit the country in July and August, forcing…

September 05, 2018

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Historic flooding hits Manhattan, Kansas, state of emergency declared in 5 counties

Parts of Kansas, including the worst-hit Manhattan, received nearly 228.6 mm (9 inches) of rainfall late Sunday, September 2 into Monday, September 3, 2018, causing major flash flooding and forcing more than 300 people to evacuate their homes. Additional shower and…

September 05, 2018

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Central Myanmar dam breach affected 63 000, displaced 36 000 and left 4 dead and 3 missing

Heavy monsoon rains caused a partial breach of a levee at Swar Chaung Dam in central Myanmar on August 29, 2018, affecting more than 63 000 people, displacing 36 000, killing at least four and leaving three missing. As many as 85 villages were flooded. The…

September 02, 2018

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Midwest: Severe storms lead to widespread flooding and high water rescues, leave 110 000 without power

Another round of severe thunderstorms swept through parts of north-central United States this week, causing damaging winds and heavy rains. Widespread flooding was reported across Wisconsin. The flooding has damaged roads, businesses and private residences in…

August 30, 2018

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Major dam in central Thailand’s Phetchaburi province expected to overflow August 22

Authorities in Thailand are warning the Kaeng Krachan dam is expected to overflow at Wednesday noon, August 22, 2018, triggering another flood. This is a major dam located in Phetchaburi province, currently holding 777 million m3 of water or 109% of its full…

August 21, 2018

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10 people killed after flash flood hits Raganello gorge in southern Italy’s Calabria

The number of people killed after heavy rain flooded the Raganello gorge on August 20, 2018, rose to 10 on August 21. 23 people were rescued and brought to safety, three were found alive today and another three still remain missing. There were up to 40 hikers in the…

August 21, 2018

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One of Omaha’s wettest days on record, widespread flash flooding, Nebraska

As of 15:00 CDT on August 20, the Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska received 156.2 mm (6.15 inches) of rain, making it the fourth-wettest day in the city since record-keeping began in 1887. The city’s wettest day on record was August 7, 1999, with 164 mm (6.46…

August 20, 2018

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Deadly floods hit the Indian state of Karnataka, tourists’ bookings canceled

At least 12 people have been killed and over 4 300 rescued in Karnataka’s district of Kodagu, on the border with Kerala, since August 15, 2018. Heavy rains started affecting the region on August 14 and intensified on August 15, forcing authorities to issue heavy…

August 20, 2018

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Kerala death toll jumps to 106, 150 000 people homeless in worst floods in nearly 100 years, India

The death toll from Kerala’s worst floods in nearly 100 years has jumped to 106 on August 16, 2018. There are now 1 331 camps opened across the state, providing temporary shelter for 147 000 people. Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said August 15 the…

August 16, 2018

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Pennsylvania experiencing one of the most dramatic outbreaks of rain in a non-tropical storm setting

Although parts of the northeastern United States have already received record-breaking rainfall this summer, persistent rainfall and flooding are likely to continue. “The weather pattern this summer is one of the most dramatic outbreaks of rain ever to hit…

August 14, 2018

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Massive floods kill 6 people, displace 59 100 and affect 1.1 million, Philippines

Heavy monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm “Yagi,” known in the Philippines and Karding, caused deadly floods in the Philippine capital Manila and nearby areas over the past two days. At least 6 people lost their lives, 4 in the capital region and 2…

August 13, 2018

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Kerala hit by worst floods in almost 100 years, facing worst in history, India

India’s state of Kerala is on high alert after worst floods in almost 100 years continue taking lives. 8 of Kerala’s 14 districts are on high alert as the death toll reached 37, officials said August 11. They described the floods as the worst in almost 100…

August 11, 2018

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Severe flooding as month’s worth of rain hits Toronto in less than 3 hours, Canada

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton at around 21:00 EDT on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, ahead of a slow-moving area of tropical moisture-fueled rain showers. Parts of Toronto experienced widespread flash flooding…

August 08, 2018

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Record August rain and heavy hail hit Adelaide as cold front moves over South Australia

A cold front passed over Adelaide, the capital city of the state of South Australia, on August 6, 2018, dropping record August rainfall and heavy hail. From 09:00 local time, August 5 to 17:30, August 6, the town of Lenswood in Adelaide Hills received 81 mm (3.18…

August 06, 2018

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Record heavy rain floods Xinjiang, leaving 20 dead and 8 missing, China

Record-breaking rains hit China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last week, claiming lives of 20 people and leaving another 8 missing, authorities said August 3, 2018. The rains hit Qincheng Township in Hami from 06:00 to 09:30 on July 31, according to the…

August 06, 2018

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148 000 displaced after record-breaking floods hit Myanmar

Heavy monsoon rains affecting Myanmar since July 9 have caused the worst floods the country has seen in 30 years. More than 148 000 people have been displaced, at least 16 killed and nearly 28 000 still in their flooded homes, as of August 2. More heavy rainfall is…

August 03, 2018

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Over 570 dead as monsoon rains flood India, country-wide monsoon deficiency remains at 5%

According to data provided by India’s National Emergency Response Center, heavy monsoon rains and floods they caused since the start of the 2018 Southwest Monsoon season have claimed lives of more than 570 people. Floods have affected millions of people and…

July 30, 2018

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Intense rainstorm hits Athens after deadly wildfires, causing major flooding, Greece

A very intense 30-minute rainstorm hit parts of Athens, Greece on July 26, 2018, causing major flooding. The event comes just days after massive wildfires claimed lives of at least 82 people. The storm flooded suburban Athens and in some parts of the city,…

July 27, 2018

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Major flooding affecting parts of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, US

Heavy rainfall falling over the past couple of days caused major flooding in parts of the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic where rivers continue rising. In Pennsylvania’s Lower Susquehanna Valley, authorities are describing the flooding as historic. A slow moving…

July 26, 2018

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Hundreds dead or missing after dam collapse in Attapeu, southeastern Laos

Hundreds of people are dead or missing after an under construction dam collapsed in southeastern Laos late Monday, July 23, 2018. According to Laos News Agency, several hundred people are missing after a hydroelectric dam in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province…

July 24, 2018

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Tropical Storm “Son-tinh” hits Vietnam, damaging or destroying over 5 000 homes and leaving more than 30 dead

Tropical Storm “Son-tinh,” the 9th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season, made landfall in northern Vietnam on July 18, 2018, dropping heavy rain. The storm weakened into a tropical depression after it made landfall, moved over the country,…

July 22, 2018

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Record-breaking 66.8 mm (2.63 inches) of rain in 42 minutes floods parts of Washington, D.C.

After 19 days with no measurable rain, Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. saw intense thunderstorms on July 17, 2018, and a record-breaking 66.8 mm (2.63 inches) of rain in just 42 minutes. A new daily rainfall record was set at Ronald Reagan Washington…

July 18, 2018

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52 killed and 20 missing after ‘worst ever’ floods hit Katsina, Nigeria

At least 52 people have died and 20 are still missing after heavy rains caused severe floods in Nigeria’s northern state of Katsina over the past few days, local officials confirmed Wednesday, July 18, 2018. In the country’s south, heavy rains in the state…

July 18, 2018

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Meteotsunami floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain

A meteotsunami formed in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Spain early July 16, 2018, and flooded the coasts of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. According to local media, a wave as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) hit…

July 17, 2018

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More 200 dead or missing, as historic rainfall leaves authorities in a state of confusion, Japan

More than 149 people have died and 59 are still missing 5 days after the onset of the worst rainfall Japan has seen in at least 35 years. Highlights: Record rainfall was recorded at 118 official observations posts in the 72 hours to Sunday, July 8. The city of…

July 10, 2018

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More than 110 dead as record rain floods Japan, 50 000 rescuers mobilized

More than 110 people were killed and 87 are missing as record rains continue falling over parts of Japan. Nearly 50 000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighting service were mobilized to search for trapped, wounded or dead people. Over 4.72…

July 07, 2018

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Record rain floods Houston, 167 vehicles removed and towed, Texas

Entire neighborhoods were left underwater after rapid rainfall swept through Houston overnight Wednesday, July 4, 2018, washing away roads and stranding motorists. Local media described the event as ‘extreme.’ The police said they had 167 vehicles removed…

July 06, 2018

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Record-breaking rain hits Lahore, leaving most of it under water and without power, Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains, described as the worst in decades, left at least 9 people dead and 10 injured in the Pakistani city of Lahore (population 6.3 million) on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The city received record-breaking rain that left much of it under water and without…

July 04, 2018

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16 killed, 92 000 evacuated after floods hit Guangxi, China

At least 16 people have died and another 10 are missing after several days of heavy rain caused floods in southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. According to Xinhua, some 92 000 people were forced to evacuate their homes on June 30 and July 1, 2018,…

July 03, 2018

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Three major rivers above danger mark, 17 killed in floods and landslides across Nepal

At least 17 people have been killed and three are still missing after heavy monsoon rains triggered floods and landslides across Nepal over the past two days, authorities said Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Hundreds of people were displaced after rain-swollen rivers started…

July 03, 2018

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Historic flood hits Des Moines after more than a foot of rain overnight, Iowa

Historic flooding hit Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend following a series of thunderstorms that started affecting the city on Saturday evening, June 30, 2018. More than a 305 mm (1 foot) of rain fell on some parts of the city by Sunday morning. One person was…

July 02, 2018

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At least 23 killed, 11 missing after heavy rain floods northern Vietnam

At least 23 people have been killed and 11 are still missing after severe storms hit Vietnam’s northern mountainous provinces. The worst affected are Hà Giang, Lai Châu, Lào Cai and Điện Biên. Authorities said that water level in…

June 29, 2018

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Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece on June 26, 2018, causing serious structural damage. Numerous rivers burst their banks across the mainland, sending high-speed flood waters through populated regions. One of the worst-hit areas is the town of Mandra, the…

June 27, 2018

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Extremely heavy rain floods Mumbai, killing at least 4 people

At least four people have been killed over the past 24 hours as heavy monsoon rains hit Mumbai, the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million. In 24 hours to 08:30…

June 25, 2018

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Deadly floods and landslides destroy hundreds of homes, Vietnam

Heavy rains caused deadly flash floods and landslides in northern Vietnam over the weekend, claiming lives of at least 7 people and leaving 12 missing. The worst-hit province was Lai Chau in Vietnam’s mountainous region, where five people lost their lives and 12…

June 25, 2018

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Rockford, IL received three times its average June rainfall by June 22

Multiple rainfall records were broken in Rockford, Illinois after heavy rain drenched the Rock River Valley this week, causing significant flash flooding and forcing officials to impose boating restrictions on the Rock River. Heavy rainfall was recorded across the…

June 24, 2018

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Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides in Mexico

At least 7 people have died in weather-related incidents across Mexico over the past 7 days, including 6 who died in the past two days. Heavy rain was caused by a tropical disturbance over the western Gulf of Mexico which affected NE Mexico and parts of Texas, US. …

June 22, 2018

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Destructive floods hit capital Accra, Ghana, leaving 3 dead and 4 missing

Heavy rains hit capital Accra, Ghana on June 18, 2018, causing destructive floods across the city and leaving at least 3 people dead and 4 missing. The floods caused chaos across the capital and left many people trapped in their homes and vehicles. Local media…

June 21, 2018

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Parts of southern Texas receive record-breaking June rainfall, worst flooding since Hurricane “Harvey”

A slow-moving low pressure area dropped record-breaking June rainfall on parts of southern Texas this week, causing the worst flooding this region has seen since Hurricane “Harvey” in August 2017. Some locations have received 127 to 381 mm (5 to 15 inches)…

June 21, 2018

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Deadly floods hit Abidjan after intense overnight rain, Ivory Coast

Intense rainfall that hit Ivory Coast’s economic capital Abidjan (population 5 million) on June 18 and 19, 2018, caused severe flooding in which at least 18 people lost their lives. The country is currently in the middle of its rainy season. Interior Minister…

June 19, 2018

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State of emergency declared in Wisconsin after severe thunderstorms leave 2 dead, major damage

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in Douglas, Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, and Iron counties on Monday, June 18, 2018, after severe thunderstorms beginning Saturday night dumped as much as 254 mm (10 inches) of rain on the already…

June 19, 2018

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Floods in Assam claim 14 lives, affect 548 086 people in 719 villages, India

Heavy monsoon rains and floods affecting the Indian state of Assam over the past week have claimed lives of 14 people by June 19, 2018. 11 people died due to flooding and 3 due to landslides. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 548 986…

June 19, 2018

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Heavy monsoon rain triggers Mon State’s worst floods in 40 years, Myanmar

Record-breaking monsoon rains affecting Myanmar’s Mon State since June 16, 2018, triggered landslides and worst floods parts of the state have seen in more than 40 years. At least 16 people have been killed or are missing across the country since 2018 Southwest…

June 19, 2018

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Heavy rain, destructive floods hit Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota

Heavy storms that moved over the Upper Midwest over the weekend dropped record-breaking rain on parts of the region and caused destructive flash flooding. Up to 178 mm (7 inches) of rain fell across northern Houghton County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on…

June 18, 2018

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More than 22 killed, dozens injured and thousands marooned as severe storms continue raging across India

Severe storms continue raging across India this week, with more than 22 new lives lost in three states over the past 48 hours. Thirteen people were killed and at least 28 others injured due to powerful dust storms and thunderstorms in different parts of Uttar…

June 14, 2018

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Record-breaking rain hits France again, Paris breaks rainfall record set in 1960

France is again on our radar with record-breaking June rainfall that triggered floods and caused damage and injuries on June 11 and 12, 2018. Fire and rescue service of Seine-et-Marne department in northern France responded to 816 calls for assistance on Monday and…

June 13, 2018

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Flash floods hit Guadalajara, leaving some areas under 4 m (13 feet) of water, Mexico

Heavy rain associated with Tropical Cyclone “Bud” hit Guadalajara, Mexico on June 10, 2018, producing severe flash floods in several parts of the city, including the light rain system where 40 people had to be rescued. As reported by Mexico News Daily,…

June 12, 2018

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Deep sub-tropical low hits New Zealand, wreaking havoc across North Island

A deep sub-tropical low hit New Zealand’s North Island on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 with heavy rain and strong winds, causing flooding, power outages and landslides. The heaviest rain fell on the east side of the North Island. The storm dumped 130 mm (5.1 inches)…

June 12, 2018

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A month’s worth of rain in less than an hour floods parts of Brittany, France

A severe storm hit Brittany, northwestern France on Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4, 2018, dumping a month’s worth of rain on the city of Morlaix in less than an hour. No injuries have been reported but the material damage is substantial. The storm quickly…

June 04, 2018

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Record-breaking rains flood parts of Karnataka, 2018 Monsoon arrives with a bang

Record-breaking rains have hit parts of the Indian state of Karnataka over the past 24 hours, with up to 366.5 mm (14.4 inches) of rain within 24 hours. The Southwest Monsoon has now covered entire Kerala, most parts of Coastal Karnataka, some parts of South…

May 30, 2018

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Evacuations after landslide compromises integrity of Lake Tahoma dam, North Carolina

Thousands of people were evacuated early Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a landslide caused by heavy rains raised fears about the integrity of Lake Tahoma dam in North Carolina. At 06:26 EDT (10:26 UTC), the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for…

May 30, 2018

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Another catastrophic flash flood hits Ellicott City, Maryland, two month’s worth of rain in less than 2 hours

Nearly two years after what was called a ‘1-in-a-1000-year’ event ravaged Ellicott City, Maryland, the city experienced yet another major flash flood on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The storms dumped more than two month’s worth of rain in less than 2 hours,…

May 28, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone “Mekunu” slams into Oman as strongest in recorded history, dumps nearly 3 years’ worth of rain in one day

Tropical Cyclone “Mekunu” slammed into Oman around 20:00 UTC on Friday, May 25, 2018 as the first Category 3 hurricane equivalent to hit the region in recorded history. The storm dumped nearly three years’ worth of rain in landfall area and left at…

May 26, 2018

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Flash floods hit Paris, intense hailstorm leaves serious crop loss, France

A severe storm swept over French capital Paris on May 22, 2018, flooding streets and Metro stations. Just a few days ago, intense hailstorm further south in Vaucluse destroyed almost a year’s worth of Luberon cherry tree crops. The capital’s streets looked…

May 23, 2018

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Two rivers overflow, leaving over 2 100 homes and 12 900 people affected in Gatumba, Burundi

Heavy rainfall that hit parts of Burundi on May 4, 2018 led to significant flooding in Gatumba, approximately 12 km (7 miles) from the city of Bujumbura. A joint assessment conducted on May 9 by Burundi Red Cross Society, the government of Burundi, OCHA, WFP,…

May 20, 2018

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17 killed, 23 injured after new wave of severe flooding hits Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall and deadly floods continue affecting Afghanistan after unusually dry winter. Just days after floods took away lives of at least 34 people and 600 animals, a new wave of heavy torrential rains, flash flooding and landslides claimed lives another 17…

May 19, 2018

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At least 34 people and 600 animals dead after flash floods hit Afghanistan

Flash floods affecting Afghanistan over the past 7 days have claimed lives of at least 34 people and left 4 injured. Severe weather hit the country following an unusually dry winter. Hashmat Khan Bahaduri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management…

May 16, 2018

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Kenya Dam burst and floods death toll reached 48, 40 still missing

The death toll after the Patel dam burst in central Kenya on May 9, 2018 has reached 48 and still continues to rise. There 40 people still missing, officials said. Over 500 homes were affected after the private Patel dam in Solai collapsed last week, submerging…

May 14, 2018

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Historic flooding hits British Columbia after record snowpack starts melting, Canada

Record snowpack, temperatures as high as 30 °C (86 °F) and 2 days of intense rain have caused historic floods in parts of British Columbia over the past couple of days. In Grand Forks, the flood is worst since 1948. Things are not over yet, officials said,…

May 14, 2018

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Parts of Finnish Lapland brace for worst spring floods in 20 years

The Finnish Lapland is likely to see extensive spring flooding in the coming days, as warm temperatures and intermittent rains set spring thaws in motion. The Finnish Environment Institute’s leading hydrologist Bertel Vehviläinen says that the current data…

May 13, 2018

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Heavy rain, hail and floods hit Thessaloniki, Greece

Heavy rain and hail storm hit Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Thursday, May 11, 2018, flooding roads and houses. Fire department operations coordinator for Northern Greece said that heavy rain flooded roads and buildings, including Thessaloniki’s iconic…

May 11, 2018

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Record rainfall, strong winds and cold blast as extreme weather hits parts of Australia

Extreme weather events have broken historic rainfall records, bringing strong winds and unusually cold conditions across Australia on May 11, 2018. Tasmania’s capital Hobart experienced a record-breaking rainfall, which caused road closures, schools to shut…

May 11, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm, massive flooding hits Germany

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large amounts of hail and heavy rain hit parts of Germany on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Floods damaged homes and roads, leaving parts of the region under 1 m (40 inches) of water. A ‘once in a century’ hailstorm reportedly…

May 11, 2018

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At least 48 killed after dam burst in central Kenya

At least 38 people were killed on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a dam collapsed in central Kenya, submerging homes over a radius of nearly 2 km (1.2 miles). The number of people killed in Kenya since the start of the wet season has thus risen to at least 164….

May 10, 2018

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica

Heavy rainfall affected the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica between May 2 and 7, 2018, causing floods and landslides and leaving at least 4 people dead. The Emergency Operations Center (COE) initially raised red alert level in San Cristóbal province,…

May 08, 2018

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At least 18 killed as floods and landslides hit Rwanda

At least 18 people have been killed this week in Rwanda after storms triggered floods and landslides in the country’s west. Some people are still missing, government said May 8, 2018. A spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees said that 15…

May 08, 2018

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4 killed as intense storm devastates Duhok, Iraq

At least four people have been killed, one is still missing and about 30 were injured after a surprisingly strong storm caused devastating flash floods in the city of Duhok and surrounding region in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on May 5, 2018. A low atmospheric…

May 07, 2018

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Severe flash flood hits Ankara, described as disaster like never before, Turkey

Heavy rainfall caused severe flash floods in Turkey’s capital Ankara on Saturday, May 5, 2018. More than 160 vehicles were swept away and at least 4 people injured. “It was a disaster like never before,” Ankara’s Mayor said. Fast-moving floodwaters…

May 06, 2018

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New Brunswick expecting its largest and most impactful flood ever, Canada

Heavy flooding caused by continuous snowmelt caused severe damage and prompted evacuations when St. John River in New Brunswick Province, Canada, reached record levels. Officials said the region has witnessed weather events like never seen before, adding that the…

May 04, 2018

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Extreme weather: 4 months worth of rain in 2 days hit Sardinia, Italy

Record-breaking rains that hit the Italian island of Sardinia over the past two days caused severe flooding and landslides. More than 100 people were forced to evacuate from their homes, schools have been closed and firefighters were called to over 100…

May 03, 2018

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Catastrophic floods hit Somalia, some of the worst the region has ever seen

Long-term rainfall has caused catastrophic flood situation across Somalia, described as some of the worst the region has ever seen. Flash and river floods have now affected 630 000 people and displaced almost 214 800. This region was ravaged by drought and…

May 03, 2018

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Severe storm hits Buenos Aires, leaves two dead and 100 000 homes without power, Argentina

A severe storm with winds blowing over 130 km/h (81 mph), hail, lightning and an average rainfall of 120 mm (4.72 inches) hit Buenos Aires on April 29, 2018, causing heavy flooding and damage. In the county of Tres de Febrero, one of the areas worst hit by the…

April 30, 2018

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At least six people dead as flash floods hit Algeria

Six people including two children were killed in 48 hours as flash floods swept away their cars in heavy rainfall over northwest Algeria, rescue services announced on April 26, 2018. Civil defense spokesperson Colonel Farouk Achour told the children and a man died…

April 28, 2018

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Flash flood kills 10 teenagers in desert as unseasonable storm hits Israel

Following days of heavy rain and strong winds that killed 2 people in Israel and Palestine on April 25, flash floods claimed lives of 10 more people on April 26, 2018. The Israeli police said an unseasonal storm hit Israel’s southern desert on April 26 producing…

April 26, 2018

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Severe weather, flash floods hit Israel and Palestine

Severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds, has been affecting Israel and Palestine over the past few days, causing casualties and damages. Two people have been killed by flash floods, one in Mamshit Stream, Negev desert (Southern District/Israel) and one…

April 26, 2018

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NWS: New national 24-hr rainfall record potentially set in Waiapa, Hawaii

Preliminary data downloaded from a remote rain gauge in North Kauai, Hawaii indicate that rainfall during the flash flood event on April 14 and 15, 2018 broke the U.S. 24-hour rainfall record. The rain gauge, located in Waipa about 1.6 km (1 mile) west of Hanalei,…

April 26, 2018

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Floods kill 72, displace 210 000 across Kenya, dams reaching dangerous levels

Heavy rain and floods affecting Kenya since March 2018 have displaced more than 211 000 people, killed at least 72 and injured 33 across the country. The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected to continue​ and…

April 26, 2018

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Floods and landslides leave at least 18 dead in Rwanda

According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management (MIDIMAR), at least 18 people have died in floods and landslides from April 23 to 24, 2018. “Eighteen people passed on due to disasters caused by heavy rains in the night of April 23,” MIDIMAR…

April 25, 2018

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Severe weather claims 12 lives, affects thousands in Colombia

At least 12 people have been killed and 1 341 families affected by severe weather since the start of the current rainy season in Colombia (April – May), the country’s National Disaster Risk Management Agency (UNRGD) reports. Since the start of the season, the…

April 18, 2018

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20 killed, 33 000 displaced as floods continue affecting Kenya

More than 20 people were killed and 33 000 displaced from their homes over the past 10 days as floods continue affecting Kenya. According to FloodList, this is the third wave of flooding in the country since March this year. At least 15 people died and hundreds…

April 18, 2018

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Massive flood hits Martinique after 250 mm (9.8 in) of rain in 6 hours

Thousands of people were trapped in buildings and vehicles after extreme rainfall event accompanied by lightning and hail hit the Caribbean island of Martinique on April 16 and 17, 2018. According to Meteo France, Saint-Joseph recorded 175 mm (6.88 inches) of rain…

April 18, 2018

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14 killed after severe floods hit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Heavy rains that hit Tanzania over the past couple of days caused buildings to collapse and widespread flooding in Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast. A statement released by Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA)…

April 18, 2018

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Heavy rain and floods killed 41 people, destroyed 3 000 homes in Rwanda

Heavy rains that flooded Rwanda since the beginning of March killed at least 41 people and injured more than 160, Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs said April 16, 2018. The agency added that floods unleashed by heavy rains also killed…

April 17, 2018

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Ice storm wreaks havoc across Toronto area, Ontario

A powerful ice storm brought freezing rain and ice pellets to much of southern Ontario on April 14 – 15, causing power outages, fallen trees, flooding and an ‘almost unprecedented’ over 1600 collisions on slippery Toronto-area roads. Ontario Provincial…

April 16, 2018

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Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours

An upper level low west of Kauai and ample deep moisture have worked together to produce record-shattering rains in parts of Hawaii over the weekend. At least two homes were swept away by raging floodwaters and dozens more damaged. The hardest-hit area is between…

April 16, 2018

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Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria

Severe weather conditions hit northern parts of Algeria on April 14, 2018, bringing heavy rain, flooding, and hail. A rare tornado was spotted in Batna Province. Rainfall of 25 – 50 mm (1-2 inches) was reported across north-central Algeria through the afternoon of…

April 15, 2018

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Deadly floods, landslides hit West Java, Indonesia

At least 1 person was killed and 1 781 people affected by floods and landslides on April 7, 2018, in Bogor, Indonesia’s West Java Province. Heavy rainfall caused landslides and caused the Cisarua river to overflow in Sukamakmur district. At least three…

April 10, 2018

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Record rain, floods hit Argentina and Chile

Storms and heavy rain caused severe flooding in Santa Cruz province, Argentina and Magallanes Region in Chile between April 3 and 5, 2018. The flooding has ‘paralyzed the city of Río Gallegos,’ the Santa Cruz provincial government said. Evacuations…

April 07, 2018

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Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu

A flash flood struck a village on the island of Ambae, Vanuatu, destroying about 30 houses and affecting more than 100 people on March 31, 2018. Almost all the houses in the village were destroyed, leaving behind remains of a few concrete buildings. The Vanuatu…

April 03, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone “Josie” claims 4 lives in Fiji

Heavy rain and strong winds brought by Tropical Cyclone “Josie,” which was upgraded to a Category 1 cyclone on March 31 – April 1 as it passed south of the archipelago, had caused major flooding in parts of Fiji as of April 1. While Josie was a relatively…

April 02, 2018

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Heavy floods hit São Paulo, Brazil

Heavy rains affecting São Paulo for the past 5 days caused heavy floods in its southern and eastern parts on March 30, 2018. The municipal districts of Cidade Ademar and Ipiranga in the southern zone announced a state of alert at around 19:00 UTC (16:00 local…

March 31, 2018

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Flooding hits parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey as rivers overflow

Several rivers in southeastern Europe have broken their banks late March 2018, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria, and northwestern Turkey. The Evros (Meriç / Maritsa) River in Greece has been at dangerous levels since March…

March 31, 2018

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Extremely heavy rain floods Queensland, Australia

Ex-Tropical Cyclone “Nora” dumped extremely heavy rain on parts of Queensland over the past 24 – 48 hours, causing major floods and emergency evacuations. Many locations exceeded or even doubled their March average rainfall. Exceptional rainfall totals…

March 27, 2018

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Two missing, dozens rescued after flash floods hit California

Two people are missing in California’s Mariposa County after heavy rain caused dangerous flash floods rushing through the region. Police said the two persons, one male and one female, went missing in two separate incidents after a three-day storm dumped heavy…

March 26, 2018

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Floods, havoc as month’s worth of rain falls in one day, Gauteng Province, South Africa

A severe storm hit Gauteng Province, South Africa on March 22, 2018, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, downing trees and causing traffic problems. Parts of the region recorded more than a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours. The worst hit were surrounding…

March 25, 2018

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Severe flooding in São Paulo kills 3, leaves 1 000 displaced

Heave rains struck São Paulo, Brazil on March 20, 2018, destroying homes and property, leaving 3 people dead and over 1 000 displaced. The storm approached São Paulo on Tuesday afternoon, bringing lightning, rain and high winds to the area. Emergency…

March 22, 2018

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Intense storms hit Spain, leaving at least 2 people dead

Intense storms hit Spain over the past few days, especially its north, northwestern and southern areas, bringing heavy rain, snow and strong winds to the area. According to media reports, as of March 20, one person has been killed in Jaen province and one in Seville…

March 21, 2018

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Very intense storm turns streets of Belo Horizonte into raging rivers, Brazil

A short but very intense storm wreaked havoc in the city of Belo Horizonte and other areas of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil on March 16, 2018. According to Civil Defense, 74.6 mm (2.93 inches) of rain fell in just 20 minutes, which is around half the historical…

March 20, 2018

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Heavy flooding, debris flows expected in Southern California as dangerous atmospheric river forms in Pacific

An atmospheric river event is expected to plummet Southern California bringing heavy rain and snow into the area. Flash flood warnings have been issued in parts of Southern California, with potentially very dangerous debris flows expected as the strongest storm of…

March 20, 2018

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States of emergency as rivers reach record levels, Croatia

Croatia is still battling major river levels after warm weather followed by heavy rains caused rapid melt of record-breaking snow that fell during Arctic cold outbreak at the end of February. States of emergency were declared over the weekend in several areas,…

March 19, 2018

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Widespread damage after major flooding in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Heavy rains and overflowing rivers in Puerto Plata province of Dominican Republic, caused major flooding on March 17, 2018. Hundreds of homes were affected, and significant loss of property is reported in some parts of the region. Heavy rain started affecting the…

March 19, 2018

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Widespread floods hit Kenya, at least 19 killed and scores injured

Three days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding across Kenya this week, killing at least 19 people and injuring and displacing scores of others. Heavy rains are expected to continue for at least 5 more days. The deaths happened as flood and river waters hit…

March 18, 2018

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Deadly hailstorm hits Lesotho, southern Africa

An intense hailstorm hit Lesotho’s southern district of Quthing on March 14, 2018, leaving a trail of destruction and at least 5 people dead. The storm that hit the kingdom on Wednesday, March 14 smashed windows on many cars, homes and other structures, killed…

March 17, 2018

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Landslide destroys 7 homes in Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia

Heavy floods and landslides are affecting parts of central Croatia two weeks after record-breaking snow paralyzed the region. At this time, the worst affected is the city of Hrvatska Kostajnica (population 2 700) where heavy floods and landslides resulted in the…

March 13, 2018

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Major flooding hits Queensland, comparable to 2009 flood event

A major flooding is affecting the North Tropical Coast of Queensland, Australia following four straight days of heavy rain. This flood situation has seen communities isolated, schools closed and highways cut, with overall flood impacts comparable to the February…

March 10, 2018

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Burst of monsoon activity hits Tropical North Queensland, major flooding concerns

Australian monsoon is entering a more active phase in the wake of significant rainfall and flooding in Queensland’s Townsville and inland areas associated with a tropical low. Tropical North Queensland is set to produce falls of 500+ mm (19.7 inches) over the…

March 07, 2018

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Powerful nor’easter kills 9, leaves 1.9 million homes without power

More than 1.9 million homes and businesses lost power after powerful nor’easter hit Mid-Atlantic and New England over the weekend. At least 9 people were killed and numerous injured. A significant coastal storm is bringing major coastal flooding, beach erosion,…

March 02, 2018

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Major rainfall event affecting Queensland, record floods possible

A deep low pressure system started drenching parts of the Australian state of Queensland on February 28, 2018, with up to 358 mm (14 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. This will be a multi-day heavy rainfall event with record, potentially historic, floods possible…

March 01, 2018

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Fatal tornado hits Kentucky as severe weather, widespread flooding continues across U.S.

At least three people have died and several went missing on Saturday and Sunday, February 25, 2018 as multi-day severe weather event continues across southern and central United States. This brings the total death toll since Tuesday, February 20 to six. If…

February 25, 2018

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Multi-day heavy rainfall and flooding event continues in the central and southern U.S.

At least three people have died in widespread floods across central and southern United States over the past couple of days. Friday, February 23 will be another day with heavy rain which will further increase the risk of flash flooding and long-term flooding in the…

February 23, 2018

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Widespread flooding hits US South and Midwest, excessive rain continues

Several days of heavy rainfall and snowmelt caused widespread flooding from parts of US South to Midwest, leading to numerous water rescues and leaving at least one person dead. Excessive rain and areal flooding will continue over the next couple of days, NWS warns….

February 21, 2018

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A month’s worth of rain in 60 minutes floods Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A powerful storm hit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the morning of February 15, 2018 with a month’s worth of rain in just one hour. The storm flooded homes and roads, downed trees and caused substantial structural damage. At least 4 people were killed and 30 injured….

February 16, 2018

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Indonesia after extreme rainfall

Floods and landslides left several people dead or missing and more than 6 500 people living in parts of South and East Jakarta displaced due to floods as authorities were forced to release water from a major reservoir in the city of Bogor on Monday, February 5,…

February 06, 2018

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Massive floods hit Argentina as Pilcomayo River reaches record highs

More than 60 000 people have been affected by floods and landslides in northern Argentina over the past couple of days. At least 10 000 people in Santa Victoria Este, Salta Province were evacuated and one person was killed as levels of Pilcomayo River reached record…

February 04, 2018

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2 dead near Auckland after flash floods hit North Island, New Zealand

A small but intense low pressure area affected New Zealand’s North Island on Saturday, February 3, 2018, dropping heavy rain and causing flash floods that resulted in deaths of two people. Bodies of two people have been found in a swollen stream in Waitakere,…

February 03, 2018

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Record rainfall hits southern Bolivia, affecting 50 000 people

Local authorities in southern Bolivia declared a state of emergency for parts of Gran Chaco province in Tarija Department after record rainfall hit the region causing floods. Beni, Cochabamba and Tarija departments are among the worst affected by rain and flooding….

February 02, 2018

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Ex-tropical cyclone Fehi hits New Zealand, combines with kind tides

Remnants of Tropical Cyclone “Fehi” slammed into New Zealand’s South Island on Thursday, February 1, 2018, and combined with king tides to trigger heavy flooding in some regions. Numerous trees and power lines were downed as winds up to 140 km/h (87…

February 01, 2018

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More than 15 000 affected as floods and landslides hit Guatemala

Heavy rain is affecting Guatemala since January 26, causing floods, landslides and damage. At least 15 200 people are affected and 258 evacuated. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. According to CONRED, as of January 31, 258 people were evacuated in Alta…

January 31, 2018

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Tropical low devastates Western Australia’s north, drops massive rain

Ex-tropical cyclones Hilda and Joyce both hit Kimberly coast, Western Australia’s sparsely populated northern region in the past 35 days but an unnamed tropical low that hit the region this week exceeded both named storms in terms of rain and wind. It brought…

January 31, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone “Fehi” forms near New Caledonia, heading toward New Zealand

Tropical Cyclone “Fehi” formed late Sunday, January 28, 2018 (UTC) just west of New Caledonia as the first named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. Fehi is expected to produce heavy rain over New Caledonia and the Vanuatu group…

January 29, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm, record rain hit Darwin, Northern Territory

A severe thunderstorm swept through Darwin on January 28, 2018, causing flash floods and downing trees and power lines. Darwin is the capital city (population of 145 916) of the sparsely populated Northern Territory of Australia. This region is famous for its summer…

January 29, 2018

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Storm Georgina hits Scotland with heavy rain, gusts up to 225 km/h (140 mph)

A rapidly developing low pressure system, named Storm Georgina by the UK Met Office, swept eastwards over northern Scotland on January 24, 2018, before moving out into the North Sea and Norway. Early analysis shows that a sting jet could have formed over the sea…

January 25, 2018

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State of emergency in Paraguay’s capital Asunción after floods leave 20 000 homeless

A state of emergency was declared in Paraguay’s capital Asunción on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, after Paraguay River burst its banks, leaving at least 20 000 people homeless. The river levels grew 2 cm (0.8 inches) on Wednesday and reached 5.72 m (18.7…

January 25, 2018

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Floods in Mozambique leave 11 dead, up to 15 000 homes destroyed

Heavy rain affecting Mozambique since January 7, 2018 left a trail of destruction, at least 11 people dead and more than 75 000 affected. Up to 15 000 homes have been destroyed in the worst-hit province of Nampula. The first reports of trouble started coming in on…

January 25, 2018

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Exceptionally high rainfall, Paris on flood alert in second-wettest winter on record

France has seen exceptionally high rainfall this month with several places already above all-time record and others 4 – 5 times above average for the month. With 7 days still left, the December – January period in Paris is already the second-wettest on record since…

January 24, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone “Berguitta” hits Mauritius and La Reunion with 800 mm of rain in 24 hours

Tropical Cyclone “Berguitta” produced huge amounts of rain and sustained winds of over 120 km/h (75 mph) as its center passed over Mauritius and extremely close to La Reunion on January 18, 2018. Some areas received more than 800 mm (31.5 inches) of rain…

January 19, 2018

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Floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 3 missing in Philippines

A tail-end of a cold front produced heavy rain over Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, Philippines over the weekend, killing 4 people and leaving 3 missing. Three people in their 60s were killed in Lanao del Norte when flooding struck the towns of Pantar and…

January 15, 2018

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Homes wiped out after heavy rainfall, deadly floods and mudslides hit California

A powerful winter storm hit much of California overnight Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Heavy rain caused deadly flash floods and mudslides, triggering multiple water rescues. More than 20 000 people have been evacuated from areas below hillsides scorched by Thomas Fire,…

January 09, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone “Ava” causes floods and landslides, leaves 51 dead

Tropical Cyclone “Ava” reached a peak intensity of 167 km/h (103 mph), an equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, just hours before it made landfall over Toamasina, Madagascar on January 5, 2018. Heavy rain was falling across…

January 08, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone “Ava” hits Madagascar as Category 2 hurricane equivalent

Tropical Cyclone “Ava” made landfall in Toamasina, Madagascar on January 5, 2018 with maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h (103 mph), an equivalent a Category 2 hurricane on Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Ava is dropping heavy rain on Madagascar for…

January 06, 2018

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Boston breaks the highest ever recorded tide, followed by frozen floods

Boston, Massachusetts has officially broken the highest ever recorded tide since 1921 as a major winter storm swept over the region on January 4, 2018. As the storm passed by, the winds shifted and brought viciously-cold winds from the northwest, turning flood water…

January 05, 2018

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Rapidly deepening low hits New Zealand with heavy rain, powerful winds and destructive storm surge

A powerful storm is affecting much of New Zealand since January 3, 2018 with very heavy rain and powerful winds. At least one person has been killed, authorities confirmed, numerous roads were closed, air traffic halted and more than 20 000 homes lost power. The…

January 05, 2018

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At least 37 dead after floods hit Kinshasa, DR Congo

According to Congolese authorities, at least 37 people died overnight Thursday, January 4, 2018, after heavy rain caused floods and landslides that swept through shanty homes in capital Kinshasa. Many of the dead lived in Ngaliema, a poor hillside community that was…

January 04, 2018

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Floods in Bolivia’s Santa Cruz cause extensive damage, 3 deaths

Heavy rain that flooded several localities of Bolivia’s Santa Cruz department on January 2, 2018 is blamed for the deaths of at least 3 people. First evaluations show extensive damage in more than 12 municipalities, authorities said. The floods have damaged and…

January 04, 2018

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Storm Eleanor hits Ireland, Galway experienced unprecedented floods, 155 000 without power

Storm Eleanor hit Ireland late Tuesday, January 2, 2018, producing extremely windy and stormy conditions across much of the country into Wednesday, January 3. Although some effects of Eleanor are still being felt in the country, a major clean-up is underway in parts…

January 03, 2018

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More than 200 killed, 100 missing as Tropical Cyclone “Tembin” (Vinta) hits the Philippines

The death toll caused by Tropical Cyclone “Tembin,” locally known as Vinta, rose to over 200 late Saturday (local time), December 23, 2017. There are still more than 100 people missing, authorities said. The storm hit the Philippines on Friday, December 22…

December 23, 2017

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Floods and landslides as record rain hits Hawaii

Several days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding on Maui and the Big Island, Hawaii this week. Heavy rains started Tuesday night but the worst hit Wednesday, December 20. According to NWS, Kahului Airport recorded nearly 67 mm (2.65 inches) of rainfall in 1…

December 22, 2017

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Rivers overflow in Malawi, flooding hundreds of homes and killing 6

Six people have been confirmed dead in central Malawi on Sunday, December 17, 2017, after heavy rains that started on Friday caused severe floods. More than 200 homes were affected and over 1 000 people left homeless. Heavy rains also hit the country’s north…

December 18, 2017

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Heavy rain, severe flooding hits Oman

Heavy rain has been affecting northeastern Oman since December 16, 2017, causing severe floods and bringing traffic to a standstill. According to local media reports, as of December 18, three people were reported dead in Saham and Fariq towns and 120 more have been…

December 18, 2017

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26 dead, 23 missing, 15k+ stranded and 90k evacuated as Kai-Tak (Urduja) hits the Philippines

Floods and landslides triggered by slow-moving Tropical Cyclone “Kai-Tak,” locally known as Urduja, killed at least 26 people and left another 23 missing in the Philippines, authorities said Sunday, December 17, 2017. More floods and landslides are…

December 17, 2017

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More than 77k evacuated as deadly TS Urduja (Kai-Tak) drops massive rain on Philippines

A slow-moving Tropical Storm “Urduja,” internationally known as “Kai-Tak,” crawled toward the Philippines over the past couple of days, dropping massive amounts of rain. Urduja made landfall around 06:00 UTC on December 16 in the vicinity of San…

December 16, 2017

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Major flooding after rivers overflow in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Several days of heavy rain caused several major rivers, including Enza and Parma, to burst its banks on December 12, 2017, producing widespread flooding in Emilia-Romagna region of northeastern Italy. A critical situation is underway in Emilia-Romagna today, after…

December 12, 2017

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Major flooding after record-breaking rains hit Victoria and NSW, Australia

After record-breaking rain at some locations on Friday, December 1, 2017, major floods are developing across northeast Victoria and southeast New South Wales, Australia. “At 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, December 2, we’ve got major flood warnings…

December 02, 2017

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Major flooding hits Albania, paralyzing ports and suspending air traffic

A severe storm hit Albania on Thursday, November 30, 2017, and continued affecting the country on December 1, causing severe flooding in central areas of the country. Citizens are urged to follow official advice and avoid unnecessary travel as the situation is…

December 01, 2017

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400 000 affected, 5 killed in southern Thailand floods

Annual monsoon rains are causing heavy floods in parts of southern Thailand since November 25. Nearly 400 000 people are affected and at least 5 killed, authorities said. A number of provinces have declared disaster zones in various districts. The worst affected is…

December 01, 2017

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Heavy rainfall floods Hawaii, early season snowfall at volcanic peaks

Volcanic summits on Hawaii’s Big Island are experiencing a mix of snow and rain accompanied by gusty winds. At the same time, heavy rainfall is falling on the rest of the state, forcing authorities to issue flash and areal flood warnings, watches and advisories….

November 30, 2017

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19 killed, thousands of homes affected as floods and landslides hit Java, Indonesia

At least 11 people have been killed after heavy rain produced by Tropical Cyclone “Cempaka” triggered severe floods and landslides in East Java, Indonesia on November 28, 2017. Cempaka is the first named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone…

November 28, 2017

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Skagit River reaches major flood level, highest since 2006, Washington

After a week of relentless rain, the Skagit River near the city of Mount Vernon in Washington reached major flood levels of 9.7 m (32 feet) at 22:00 PST on Thursday, November 23, 2017 (06:00 UTC, November 24). Flood stage is at 8.5 m (28 feet). Flooding closed more…

November 24, 2017

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Major flooding hits Montego Bay, causing severe infrastructural damage, Jamaica

Major flooding hit Jamaica’s Montego Bay, the capital of Saint James Parish in the country’s northwest, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The flooding brought traffic to a standstill, flooded buildings, stranded numerous residents and resulted in severe…

November 24, 2017

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Cumbria in chaos as floods close roads and schools, strand vehicles

Heavy rain hit parts of northern England on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, causing traffic chaos and closing schools. The worst hit so far is Cumbria county. Traffic across Cumbria was brought to a standstill Wednesday afternoon after heavy rain flooded roads,…

November 22, 2017

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Heavy rain wreaks havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rain is wreaking havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, stranding drivers on flooded roads and delaying school classes at least until Thursday. The Centre for Crises and Disasters in Makkah Region closed a number of roads in Jeddah…

November 21, 2017

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‘Dramatic’ flash floods kill 2, directly affect 2 280 in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Two people have been killed and 2 280 directly affected after flash floods hit West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia on Sunday, November 19, 2017. According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster agency, dramatic flash floods in East Lombok…

November 21, 2017

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“Biblical disaster:” Destructive flash floods rage through Athens outskirts, 9 killed, several missing

A severe overnight storm turned roads of towns on the outskirts of Greek capital Athens into raging rivers of mud and debris on November 15, 2017. At least 9 people have been killed and many injured. “Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,”…

November 15, 2017

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Heavy rain, floods ravage Bangladesh rice planting area

Heavy rain and floods that hit Bangladesh this year have hurt prospects for rice area and production in the nation, forcing the country to brace itself for another season of highly probable less productive rice season. Bangladesh, once major rice produced, has…

November 12, 2017

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Heavy rain, deadly floods affecting Kenya

Heavy rains have been affecting northern and central Kenya since November 1, causing floods, casualties, and damage. As of early November 10, four people were reported dead and 70 families have been displaced in Marsabit County. In addition, 200 families were…

November 10, 2017

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Record rainfall hits Penang, Malaysia, 7 dead in its worst flooding in history

At least 7 people have died and over 10 000 were forced to evacuate after severe flooding hit Penang and Kedah, Malaysia over the weekend. Authorities described flooding in Penang as the worst in state’s history. Kepala Batas in Penang measured 946 mm (37.24…

November 06, 2017

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Capital Ottawa breaks annual rainfall record, Canada

Canada’s capital Ottawa has broken its annual rainfall record on Monday, October 30, 2017, two months before the end of the year. As of 08:00 local time, Monday, October 30, 2017, Canada’s capital Ottawa received a total of 1 213 mm (47.75 inches) of…

October 31, 2017

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Record rainfall hits Tanzania, causing widespread flooding

Record-breaking rainfall hit parts of Tanzania, the most flood-affected country in eastern Africa, over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding, mudslides and major travel disruptions. More than 170 mm (6.7 inches) of rain was measured in Dar es Salaam…

October 30, 2017

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Thousands affected, 5 dead as floods hit Central America

At least 5 people have been killed, several are missing and thousands were affected as two low-pressure centers brought heavy rain to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala over the past couple of days. Some areas received over 300 mm (11.8 inches) within 24…

October 28, 2017

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Widespread damage, 3 dead and several missing after floods hit eastern Bulgaria

At least three people have died and several are still missing after an intense storm swept through several parts of eastern Bulgaria late Tuesday into Wednesday, October 25, causing floods, mudslides and widespread damage. More heavy rain is expected in the affected…

October 26, 2017

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Typhoon “Lan” slams into Japan, leaves at least 7 dead, extensive flooding

Typhoon “Lan” made landfall at Shizuoka Prefecture, some 175 km (110 miles) southwest of Tokyo at 18:00 UTC on Sunday, October 22, 2017 (03:00 JST, October 23), side-sweeping the capital, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 198 km/h (123 mph). The…

October 23, 2017

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Record rain wreaks havoc across Queensland, affects food supply

Record-breaking rain and flooding it caused wreaked havoc across Queensland, Australia during the past 7 days, forcing evacuations, causing power outages, road closures, and widespread crop losses. At least 1 person has been killed and six are missing. For farmers,…

October 20, 2017

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Widespread riverine flooding hits Trinidad and Tobago, heavy rain to last for days

Heavy rain that started Wednesday, October 18, 2017 caused major floods in parts of Trinidad and Tobago, leaving numerous submerged homes, roads and farms and thousands of marooned citizens. The threat for moderate to heavy showers, additional flooding and…

October 20, 2017

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Heavy rain, series of landslides hit Negros Oriental, Philippines

At least 87 families were evacuated Thursday, October 19, 2017 after a series of landslides triggered by heavy rains shut down roads near Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant in Negros Oriental, Philippines. Vicente Omandam, a senior manager at the plant, confirmed in…

October 19, 2017

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Heavy rain hits southern Spain, causing severe flash floods

Heavy rain hit parts of the southern Spain early Wednesday, October 18, 2017, causing major flash floods and power outages. While very damaging to some, the rain came as a blessing to others. After almost 50 days without a drop of rain, the first rainstorm of the…

October 19, 2017

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Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 – 19.7 inches) of…

October 18, 2017

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Record rainfall floods La Porte, Indiana, three people in critical condition

A line of severe storms swept through Indiana and Michigan Saturday into early Sunday, October 15, 2017, dumping record rain, flooding streets and pushing temperatures below normal for this time of the year. The greatest rainfall totals were in La Porte and St….

October 17, 2017

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Death toll mounts to 72 as another rainmaker nears flood-ravaged Vietnam

The death toll caused by worst floods to hit Vietnam in decades has reached 72, Vietnamese officials said Monday, October 16, 2017. 30 people are still unaccounted for, including 13 in Yen Bai and 10 in Hoa Binh. The announcement comes on the same day the country…

October 16, 2017

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Catastrophic flooding affects thousands of families in conflict-ridden Pibor, South Sudan

Thousands of families already struggling because of ongoing violence in Pibor are in desperate need of further assistance after severe flooding washed away houses, livestock, and farmland in the Jonglei region of South Sudan. Torrential rain has caused major damage…

October 14, 2017

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Heavy flooding leaves more than 500 000 people without drinking water, Costa Rica

Heavy flooding across Costa Rica has displaced thousands and disrupted critical water and sanitation services, leaving more than 500 000 people without drinking water across the country, according to International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies….

October 13, 2017

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Worst floods in years hit Vietnam, death toll rises to 54 as another storm approaches

The death toll caused by the latest round of severe flooding across central and northern Vietnam has risen to 54 and the number of missing to 39, country’s disaster agency said Friday, October 13. This is the fourth wave of severe flooding to hit Vietnam in…

October 13, 2017

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40 killed, 22 missing after heavy rain, floods and landslides hit Vietnam

At least 40 people have been killed and 22 remain missing after Tropical Depression 23W dumped heavy rain and triggered floods and landslides across central and northern Vietnam. The death toll is currently one of the highest ever recorded in Vietnam caused by…

October 12, 2017

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At least 23 killed as floods and landslides hit China, 2.8 million affected

At least 23 people have been killed since October 1, 2017 in six Chinese provinces after two waves of heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds caused floods and landslides. According to China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, the storms caused widespread damage in…

October 10, 2017

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Several dead in massive South Africa storm, Johannesburg hit hard

Starting October 9, 2017, people of the South Africa have had to withstand a massive storm, which has caused the immeasurable damage to several provinces, including Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and KwaZulu-Natal, leaving Johannesburg flooded and other major South African…

October 10, 2017

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At least 22 people killed as Tropical Storm “Nate” hits Central America

As of early October 6, 2017, Tropical Storm “Nate” is blamed for the deaths of at least 22 people, 15 in Nicaragua and 7 in Costa Rica. However, there are 15 people still missing in Costa Rica and the death toll is expected to rise. The storm hit Nicaragua…

October 06, 2017

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Deadly floods hit Mexico’s Tamaulipas, 18 000 affected

Since September 26, 2017, Mexico has been affected by severe rainstorms, causing flooding in the state of Tamaulipas, affecting numerous cities, including Altamira, Nuevo Laredo, and Tampico. At least 18 000 people in the Tamaulipas state were affected. Residents of…

October 05, 2017

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Massive rain, worst flooding on record hits southern Norway

A number of cities located on the southern coast of Norway have been struck by massive rainfall and severe flooding that started on September 30, 2017 and lasted until October 3, forcing people to leave their homes, while around 70 roads have been closed by the Road…

October 04, 2017

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Severe storm hits Bundaberg, breaks monthly rainfall record in one day, Australia

A severe storm hit the city of Bundaberg in Australia’s Queensland on October 2, 2017, resulting in the all-time rainfall record for the month, severe flash flooding, thousands of people without power and a possible tornado. After many weeks of dry, hot…

October 02, 2017

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Brutal flash floods, landslides hit Turkey, at least one fatality reported

At least one person has died after heavy rain caused major flash floods and landslides in the Rize region of northeastern Turkey, on September 28, 2017. The person who died was identified in reports as a 40-year-old, Songul Tolan. The incident is reported to have…

September 28, 2017

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State of emergency in Samothraki after 273 mm (10.7 in) of rain within 3 hours

Authorities in Greece have declared a state of emergency on the island of Samothraki (Samothrace) after storms caused severe damage to roads, buildings and drinking water supply on Monday and Tuesday, September 25 and 26, 2017. There are no reports of deaths or…

September 28, 2017

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Mumbai inundated after more than a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours

Less than a month after Mumbai was flooded by unusually high rainfall that killed many people, the metropolis has again experienced near-record rainfall that caused widespread flooding on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. It is the second wettest September day in…

September 21, 2017

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At least 12 dead, 92 missing after river overflows in North Kivu, DR Congo

At least 12 people have died and another 92 are missing after heavy rains caused Bihambwe river to overflow its banks and flood two villages in Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Julien Paluku, the governor of the…

September 21, 2017

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56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger

At least 56 people have been killed, nearly 200 000 are homeless and more than 11 000 homes have been destroyed by floods since the start of the rainy season in May, country’s interior ministry reported Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The hardest hit is capital…

September 19, 2017

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Under construction Nam Ao dam bursts, causing severe flash flooding, Laos

An under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project in Phaxay district, Xieng Khuang Province of Laos burst on September 11, 2017, causing severe flash flooding. According to KPL, Lao News Agency, many farmlands of people in Thathom district, Xaysomboun Province have…

September 18, 2017

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Typhoon “Doksuri” hits Vietnam with powerful winds and heavy rain

Typhoon “Doksuri” made landfall near Quong Dong, Ha Tinh province of northern Vietnam around 03:00 UTC on September 15, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 148 km/h (92 mph) and gusts to 185 km/h (115 mph). This made Doksuri a Category 2 hurricane…

September 15, 2017

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Thunderstorm hits Zadar and becomes stationary, causing unprecedented flash flood, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm that swept over Italy on September 10, 2017, causing at least 6 deaths, reached Croatia during the late afternoon hours, dumping heavy rain. Heavy rain continued through the rest of the day and overnight, breaking, in some areas, monthly…

September 11, 2017

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Severe flooding hits central Italy, at least six dead and two missing

At least six people have been killed and 2 are still missing in the Tuscan port town of Livorno after a nearly stationary severe storm dumped heavy rain on Sunday, September 10, 2017, triggering severe flooding and landslides. Mayor Filippo Nogarin said a ‘crazy…

September 10, 2017

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Texas has never seen an event like this, could be the worst flooding disaster in US history

Category 4 Hurricane “Harvey” made landfall around 03:00 UTC on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Rockport, Texas with winds of 215 km/h (130 mph). It then stalled over the coast of central Texas, dumping extreme amounts of rain. Harvey is the first major…

August 28, 2017

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Floods affect 16 million, kill 500 in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

More than 16 million people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh are affected by monsoon floods in one of the most serious crises the region has seen in many years, IFRC reports. So far, floods in those three countries are thought to have killed about 500 people….

August 19, 2017

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More than 300 killed as landslides and flash flooding hit Freetown, Sierra Leone

More than 300 people have been killed in and around Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown after heavy overnight rain caused landslides and flash flooding early Monday, August 14, 2017. The hardest hit appears to be the mountainous town of Regent, on the outskirts of…

August 14, 2017

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Critical flood situation in Assam, 2.3 million affected, death toll mounts to 104

The flood situation in India’s state of Assam drastically worsened on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, 2017, after heavy monsoon rains engulfed the region on Friday. At least 5 people died on Saturday and another 15 on Sunday, bringing the death toll in…

August 13, 2017

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Widespread flash flooding hits parts of Houston, Texas

Due to torrential rainfall overnight, parts of Houston, Texas, particularly its west side, are affected by widespread flash flooding. There are multiple flood warnings and watches in effect for some creeks and bayous in the city which will remain in effect through…

August 08, 2017

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Severe floods in Gujarat claim 213 lives, death toll expected to rise

At least 213 people have been killed since July 21, 2017 in India’s state of Gujarat after extremely heavy monsoon rains hit the state causing severe flooding. Hundreds of cities and villages were devastated and more than 130 000 people evacuated. Gujarat…

August 01, 2017

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Katla volcano alert raised, glacial outburst flood ongoing in Múlakvísl river

A glacial outburst flood started in Iceland’s Múlakvísl river around midnight UTC on July 29, 2017. Electrical conductivity is now measured around 580µS/cm and has increased rapidly the last hour, Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported 10:14 UTC…

July 29, 2017

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Violent hail storm bombards Istanbul, leaves at least 10 injured

A severe storm hit Istanbul, Turkey’s most populated city, on Thursday, July 27, 2017, with heavy rain, strong winds and hail stones up to 9 cm (3.5 inches) wide. The storm caused widespread damage and injured at least 10 people. The city was hit by a similar…

July 28, 2017

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Unprecedented rainfall: Desert state of Rajasthan records 1466 mm (57.7 inches) in 48 hours

Mount Abu weather station in Sirohi district of India’s desert state of Rajasthan received an unprecedented amount of rain on July 25 and 26 with a staggering cumulative of 1 466 mm (57.7 inches) on top of 700 mm (25.5 inches) received on July 23 and 24. While…

July 26, 2017

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Widespread flash floods hit Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Severe thunderstorms produced heavy rain over portions of the Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, causing widespread flash floods. There are reports of as much as 60 cm (2 feet) of water in the Elk Ridge and cars were not able to enter or exit that…

July 26, 2017

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More than 115 000 displaced after widespread flooding hits Myanmar

Widespread flooding across Myanmar has left more than 115 000 people displaced and caused at least two deaths, officials said Monday, July 24, 2017. Water levels have risen steadily since unrelenting monsoon rains started affecting the country in early July….

July 25, 2017

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Extreme rain: 108 mm (4.27 inches) within 1 hour floods Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Weather station located at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania recorded a staggering 108 mm (4.27 inches) of rain within just one hour on Sunday, July 23, 2017. NWS reported visibility dropped to 800 m (0.5 miles) during the storm….

July 24, 2017

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Fourth ‘100-year flood’ hits Pearl City in 14 years, Illinois

A small Illinois town of Pearl City was hit by heavy rain on July 22, 2017, forcing many houses to evacuate. Their fire chief is describing it as a 100-year flood, the fourth in about 14 years. Houses, businesses and cars were severely damaged. Pearl City Fire Chief…

July 24, 2017

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Evacuation orders and advisories to 120 000 after record-breaking rain hits Akita, Japan

Some 120 000 people were ordered or advised to evacuate on Sunday, July 23, 2017 after record-breaking rain hit Japan’s Akita Prefecture, causing floods and landslides. According to The Japan Times, there have been no injuries reported so far, but JMA warned of…

July 23, 2017

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Fierce storm hits New Zealand, causing widespread flooding

A powerful storm system dumped very heavy rain on New Zealand’s South Island on Friday, July 21, 2017 into July 22, causing widespread flooding. By 08:00 UTC today, 4 areas declared states of emergency – Christchurch, Dunedin, Timaru and Otago. Weather stations…

July 22, 2017

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides claim 13 lives in Jammu and Kashmir

At least 13 people have been killed and 11 injured after heavy rains caused flash floods and landslides in Doda, Kishtwar and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, July 20, 2017. According to Zee News, six people were killed and 11 injured after flash…

July 20, 2017

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16 dead after severe floods hit Afghanistan, 51 in Pakistan

Heavy rain has been affecting Afghanistan’s eastern province of Badakhshan over the past couple of days, causing floods that killed at least 16 people. In neighboring Pakistan, heavy rains since June 27 caused floods and landslides that claimed lives of at least…

July 20, 2017

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Extreme flash flooding hits Istanbul after heaviest rain since 1985, Turkey

Turkey’s most populated city, Istanbul suffered extreme flash flooding on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, after rainstorm dumped 4 months worth of rain in just 12 hours. It was the most severe rainfall the city has seen in the past 32 years, but only the first of…

July 18, 2017

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Nine people killed, one missing after major flash flood hits Arizona

At least nine people have been killed and one is still missing after a wall of water swept away family and friends at the popular Cold Springs Swimming Hole near Payson in central Arizona on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The flash flood was caused by a severe monsoon…

July 17, 2017

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Record-breaking rains hit China’s Jilin, leave 8 dead and 1 missing

Severe weather affecting China’s Jilin Province on July 13 and 14, 2017, left at least 8 people dead and 1 missing, authorities reported. Strong thunderstorms brought record-breaking rain, powerful winds and hail. Yongji County was worst hit, with 250 – 296 mm…

July 17, 2017

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Russian capital Moscow flooded yet again

Heavy rainfall flooded Russian capital after the city received some 19 mm (0.7 inches) of rain within just 40 minutes on Friday, July 14, 2017. Moscow’s authorities said that the amount of rain the city received within just 40 minutes on Friday is 20% of the…

July 17, 2017

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Flooding affects more than 1 million people in Bangladesh

Continued rainfall and swelling rivers such as the Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Padma have further worsened the flood situation in northern districts of Bangladesh, ECHO reports. According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, the 12 major rivers were flowing over…

July 15, 2017

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Significant flooding in the US Midwest

Heavy rain resulted in significant flooding in the U.S. Midwest over the week of July 7 to 14, 2017. Using satellite data, NASA estimated the amount of rain that fell over those areas and used satellite data to create 3-D imagery of severe storms. NASA’s…

July 15, 2017

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Massive floods leave at least 20 dead in capital Lagos, Nigeria

At least 20 people have been killed after intense storms hit Nigeria’s capital Lagos over the weekend, causing massive floods. While city officials blame the incident partly on indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainage channels, the Environmental Rights…

July 11, 2017

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides leave seven dead in northern Vietnam

Heavy rains that started falling over Vietnam’s northern, mountainous regions on July 7, 2017 caused severe flooding that caused deaths of at least 7 persons and left 1 missing, according to the latest report from the country’s Office of the Central…

July 10, 2017

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Paris hit by heaviest July deluge since 1880, France

A storm that hit French capital Paris on Sunday night, July 9, 2017 dumped 49.2 mm (1.9 inches) of rain within 60 minutes, flooding streets, homes and metro stations within minutes. It was the city’s heaviest July rainfall since records began in 1880. According…

July 10, 2017

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South Korea enters summer rainy season, up to 180 mm (7 inches) per hour

After record-breaking rains that hit Japan this week, heavy rains are now spreading through the neighboring South Korea. The country was drenched with heavy rain today, with generally up to 50 – 60 mm (1.96 to 2.36 inches) of rain per hour and, in places, as much as…

July 08, 2017

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At least 11 dead, 14 missing after unprecedented rains hit Japan

At least 11 people have been killed and 14 are still missing as of late Friday, July 7, 2017, after three days of extremely heavy rainfall caused massive floods and landslides in parts of southwest Japan. The rain is still falling throughout the region and many…

July 07, 2017

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400 000 affected by widespread flooding in India’s state of Assam

Heavy monsoon rains and widespread flooding they caused have already affected approximately 400 000 people in the state of Assam and authorities warn it will only get worse. The worst affected district is Karimganj with 180 000 people affected and 200 submerged…

July 06, 2017

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Extremely heavy rainfall hits Japan, 398 mm (15.6 inches) within 4 hours

As of 10:30 JST (01:30 UTC) Thursday, July 6, 2017, about 450 000 people across western Japan were ordered to evacuate their homes and seek shelter, after extremely heavy rains started early Wednesday, July 6, causing major floods and landslides. As of late…

July 05, 2017

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56 dead, 22 missing as massive floods hit China, 11 million affected

At least 56 people have been killed and 22 are still missing since June 29, 2017 in 11 central and southern provinces of China, including Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Sichuan, and Guizhou, China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said Tuesday, July 4. Water levels in more…

July 03, 2017

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Extremely intense hailstorm hits Girona, Spain

Heavy rain accompanied by huge amounts of hail hit the city of Girona, Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia, late Friday, June 30, 2017. There were no injuries but the event produced significant damage. Authorities said it was a very complicated situation,…

July 01, 2017

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Extreme flash flooding in northern Illinois after 152 mm (6 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Severe storms that hit parts of northern Illinois on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, dumped more than 152 mm (6 inches) of rain in less than 4 hours, NWS said. The rains caused extreme flash flooding in many areas, including Rockford area which became impassable. Some of…

June 30, 2017

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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive floods, leave 25 dead in Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains started affecting Pakistan this week, causing massive floods and leaving widespread power outages. As of June 30, 2017, at least 25 people have lost their lives and dozens were injured within 48 hours, officials said. Capital Karachi, Sindh…

June 30, 2017

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Deadly floods and landslides hit southern China, 7.44 million affected

Floods, landslides and other disasters caused by severe weather across southern China affected more than 7.4 million people in 9 provinces since June 22, 2017, officials said today. As of early June 27, the death toll stands at 32 while 8 people are still missing….

June 27, 2017

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Deadly floods hit Niger as rainy season begins

At least 14 people have died after heavy rains on June 13 and 14, 2017 caused severe damage and flooding in several parts of West African country of Niger. The country’s rainy season lasts from June to September and peaks in July and August. Heavy rains that…

June 19, 2017

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Intense rains and snowstorms hit central and southern Chile

Intense rains and snowstorms affecting central and southern Chile since June 15, 2017 have left at least 4 people dead, 3 000 homeless, more than 45 000 customers without power and nearly 10 000 without drinking water. Most of those displaced live in the southern…

June 19, 2017

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Death toll from Bangladesh landslides rises to over 150

Numerous landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains have buried thousands of homes and claimed lives of at least 152 people in Bangladesh since Monday, June 12, 2017. Police say many of the dead are from poor tribal communities living in traditional homes in the…

June 15, 2017

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Intense thunderstorm floods central France, 1 missing

A powerful thunderstorm dumped very heavy rain over parts of central France Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017, causing severe flash floods. At least one person is missing, presumed dead. Houses were submerged, vehicles swept away, and roads blocked by fallen trees…

June 14, 2017

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Heavy monsoon rains wash away over 350 houses, kill at least 10 people in Mizoram

Heavy monsoon rains are affecting the Indian state of Mizoram since Monday, June 12, 2017, causing landslides and severe flash floods that washed away more than 350 houses and claimed lives of at least 10 people by Tuesday afternoon, June 13. Authorities say the…

June 13, 2017

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Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives

Raging rivers caused by record snowmelt claimed lives of at least 21 people across the America’s West so far this season, forcing officials to close sections of rivers popular with swimmers, rafters and fishing enthusiasts. In Utah and Wyoming, some rivers…

June 13, 2017

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Extreme rainfall over South Florida leaves widespread flooding

Most of South Florida is in a severe drought condition, but just several days of heavy rain turned out to be sufficient for widespread flooding. The rain is coming in waves and it seems the region will not be out of it at least until Saturday, June 10, 2017. What…

June 08, 2017

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Tropical Storm “Beatriz” inundates Mexico, leaving 2 dead and 2 missing

Tropical Depression 02E strengthened into Tropical Storm “Beatriz” before striking Mexico near Puerto Angel, Oaxaca late Thursday afternoon, June 1, 2017. As of Friday afternoon, the storm claimed lives of at least 2 people and left 2 people missing….

June 02, 2017

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Deadly 600 mm (23.6 in) of rain within 11 hours floods Taiwan, shuts down nuclear plant

Brutal amounts of rainfall hit northern Taiwan today, June 2, 2017, killing at least 1 person, leaving 2 missing and injuring more than 20. Heavy rain toppled electricity pylon near New Taipei’s Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in the automatic shutdown of…

June 02, 2017

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Severe flash floods hit Turkey’s Izmir, turning streets into raging rivers

Heavy rainfall caused severe flash floods in western Turkey on May 29, 2017, especially in the city of Izmir in Izmir Province whose streets quickly turned into raging rivers. Floodwaters flooded numerous houses, destroyed city’s infrastructure and swept away a…

May 31, 2017

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202 killed, 94 still missing after worst monsoon rains since 2003 hit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center (DMC) said early Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that the death toll from last week’s devastating floods and landslides reached 202, with 96 people still missing. The worst monsoon rains since 2003 and strong winds which…

May 31, 2017

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8 dead, more than 30 000 evacuated as severe floods and landslides hit Brazil

Extreme rainfall has caused severe flooding and deadly landslides in the northeastern and southern Brazil over the weekend, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and forcing more than 30 000 to evacuate. Authorities said that swollen rivers, mudslides, and falling…

May 29, 2017

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200 people dead or missing after extreme rainfall hits Sri Lanka

Nearly 200 people are dead or missing after very heavy monsoon rains caused severe floods and mudslides in several southern and western areas of drought-stricken Sri Lanka. Some areas reportedly received 12 months worth of rain within just 24 hours on Thursday, May…

May 27, 2017

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Floods, landslides leave 7 people dead in Indonesia

At least 7 people have died and tens of thousands were affected after heavy rain fell on Indonesia’s Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra late last week. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) spokesman, said…

May 18, 2017

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Massive flooding hits Russia’s Tyumen region

A massive flooding is affecting Russia’s Tyumen region in Siberia since May 11, 2017, after a large discharge of water from the reservoir in Kazakhstan. Tyumen governor said the actual release was much higher than Kazakstan officials claim. A state of emergency…

May 18, 2017

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Extreme rainfall hits Jamaica, major flooding and landslides

A trough across the central Caribbean is dumping extremely heavy rain on parts of Jamaica since Saturday evening, May 13, 2017, causing major flooding and landslides. Flooding affected 10 of country’s 14 parishes, with Clarendon the worst hit. The Health…

May 17, 2017

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Thousands rescued as severe floods hit southeast China

At least 4 people have been killed and thousands evacuated after heavy rain caused severe floods in southeast China over the past couple of days. Last week, record-breaking rain caused major flooding in parts of Guangdong Province, affecting nearly 9 000 people….

May 16, 2017

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1.3 million people affected in flood-ravaged Peru, dengue cases growing

Nearly 1.3 million people in Peru remain severely affected or affected throughout the country as a result of the extreme rainfall and country’s most devastating floods in decades. Of these, more than 400 000 are children and adolescents. At the same time, total…

May 15, 2017

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Deadly floods hit Atacama and Coquimbo, Chile

Heavy rains affecting Atacama and Coquimbo regions of Chile since May 12, 2017, have caused widespread floods, left at least 2 people dead and forced 3 000 people to evacuate. Both Coquimbo and Atacama are on Red Alert. La Serena, the capital of Coquimbo region…

May 15, 2017

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Severe floods hit coastal Kenya, at least 9 casualties

Deadly flooding and landslides in southern and eastern parts of Kenya claimed lives of at least 9 people since the rains started on Friday, May 5, 2017. More than 5000 people in Taveta Taita Taveta County near the Kenya coast have been displaced by flooding on May…

May 10, 2017

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Heavy rain, snowmelt cause floods and mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rain combined with warm temperatures caused severe flooding and mudslides throughout British Columbia’s Interior over the weekend. Two people are missing and more than 300 have been evacuated. Environment Canada posted severe thunderstorm watches for huge…

May 08, 2017

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Historic flooding hits Montreal, state of emergency declared

The Canadian city of Montreal, Quebec declared a state of emergency after extreme weather event caused historic flooding across country’s east. The measure, declared Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017, will remain in place for at least 48 hours. Parts of the region…

May 08, 2017

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Extreme rainfall event affecting eastern Canada

A slow-moving weather system moving up from the southern United States is dumping heavy rain on parts of eastern Canada, especially Ontario where month’s worth of rain in just 48 hours caused severe flooding problems in nation’s capital region. Quebec was…

May 06, 2017

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Historic flooding hits Missouri and Arkansas, more heavy rain on the way

Parts of Missouri and Arkansas are experiencing historic flooding after a powerful storm produced deadly tornadoes, strong winds and heavy rain, leaving at least 20 people dead and dozens injured. Although flooding in some areas already reached historic levels, this…

May 03, 2017

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Extreme weather: Major flooding and tornadoes claim at least 20 lives, USA

​At least 20 people have died and three are still missing as severe weather hit the US Midwest and South over the weekend. Flooding rain, strong winds and tornadoes were reported in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kansas, Missouri,…

May 02, 2017

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More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America

Heavy rainfall unleashed by sea temperature changes has caused heavy rainfall throughout Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in the first quarter of 2016, affecting more than 1.3 million people. Although rainfall persists in some areas, it has begun to let up in other, OCHA…

April 27, 2017

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Extreme amounts of rain hit Dominican Republic

More than 17 000 people were forced to evacuate after dangerous weather system dumped extreme amounts of rain on the Dominican Republic over the past couple of days. Within 24 hours, some regions saw up to 400 mm (15.7 inches) of rain, causing rivers to overflow….

April 27, 2017

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Major flooding after slow-moving storm hits North Carolina

After causing major flooding in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, a slow-moving storm caused widespread flash flooding in the Raleigh, North Carolina, metro area early Tuesday, April 25, 2017. On Monday, the rains already flooded numerous roads, caused dozens of…

April 25, 2017

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Storm leaves severe damage across Matthew-stricken Haiti and Jamaica

Heavy rains in the South Department of Haiti, heavily affected by Hurricane “Matthew” last year, caused severe damage between April 20 and 23, 2017. At least six people have lost lives, several houses were completely destroyed and at least 5 000 damaged….

April 24, 2017

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From drought to deluge, preparing for weeks of Katrina-style flooding

California has spectacularly emerged from one of its driest periods on record and ended its five-year drought by enduring one of its wettest periods on record. Its reservoirs, lakes, and mountainsides are now brimming with water and snow, though scientists caution…

April 21, 2017

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Snowmelt causes severe floods in Kazakhstan, forces evacuations

Severe floods are wreaking havoc across Kazakhstan over the past couple of days after this season’s above-average snow started to melt, increasing river levels across the country. Floods forced thousands to evacuate, destroyed houses and power lines, roads,…

April 19, 2017

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At least 25 killed after massive floods hit Iran

At least 25 people have been killed and 16 others are missing after heavy rain caused massive floods and landslides in Iran’s northwest over the past couple of days. Parts of the region saw water levels not seen in the past 40 years. The heaviest downpours were…

April 15, 2017

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Major flash flooding in Paraguay’s Itapúa after dam breach

A major flash flooding event took place in Paraguay’s Itapúa department on April 9, 2017, after an old dam at the San Benito lake collapsed, breaking the Graneros del Sur road in two. This was just one of three flash flood events in the south of the…

April 10, 2017

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Floods destroy 80% of the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

Comodoro Rivadavia, a city in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, is estimated to have experienced an “80% destruction” after it suffered a week of historic torrential rains and strong winds. Within just a few days the city experienced…

April 07, 2017

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Ex-cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc across North Island, New Zealand

Remnants of Tropical Cyclone “Debbie” have reached New Zealand and are now dumping flooding rain across the North Island. Parts of the region have declared states of emergency and are expecting record flooding Wednesday. The storm will continue affecting…

April 04, 2017

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Colombia mudslide death toll rises to 273, Red Alerts for floods and landslides

As of 07:00 UTC on April 4, 2017, the number of people that died after massive mudflows hit the Colombian city of Mocoa on April 1 has risen to 273. Meanwhile, IDEAM has issued new Red Alerts for floods and landslides. The number of people that died in Mocoa after…

April 04, 2017

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Rockhampton prepares for major flood, Australia

Residents of the city of Rockhampton, located between Mackay and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia are preparing for major flood, possibly the worst since 1956. Over the weekend, authorities said as many as 8 000 homes and 20 000 people could be affected…

April 03, 2017

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Massive mudslides leave hundreds dead and missing in Mocoa, Colombia

Massive mudslides hit Colombia’s southwestern city of Mocoa after several rivers burst their banks late Friday, March 31, 2017. At least 254 people have been killed, more than 200 are missing and at least 400 are injured, authorities said Sunday. They are…

April 02, 2017

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Worst floods and mudslides in almost 30 years continue affecting Peru

As of March 24, the worst floods and mudslides in Peru since 1988 have claimed lives of 85 people and injured more than 270. More than 20 people are missing. A state of emergency has been declared in 12 departments. More than 784 000 people are affected, including…

March 24, 2017

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Severe flooding hits Luanda, Angola

At least 11 people have been killed, six injured and thousands left homeless after flooding destroyed more than 700 homes and damaged more than 5 000 in Angola’s northwestern province of Luanda. Several people are still missing. Heavy rains and flooding hit…

March 24, 2017

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Peru declares state of emergency in more than 800 cities

Due to abnormally high rainfall and the worst flooding in two decades, Peru has declared a state of emergency across half of the country, in more than 800 cities. The rain, blamed on a local El Nino phenomenon, has so far delivered 10 times as much rainfall as…

March 21, 2017

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Namibia braces for worst flooding in living memory, over 70 dead

Drought-stricken Namibia is bracing for the worst flooding in living memory as heavy rains descend on one of the sunniest countries in the world. Authorities warned that the magnitude of flooding expected in the northern central regions is likely to surpass that of…

March 20, 2017

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A month’s worth of rain in one night, deadly floods hit Burundi

Heavy rain has caused widespread damage in Burundi overnight Thursday, March 16, 2017, claiming lives of at least six people. Local media is reporting a month’s worth of rain in just a couple of hours. “Torrential rains and strong winds struck several…

March 18, 2017

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Catastrophic floods devastate Peru, raising death toll to 72

Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of Peru over the past four days, particularly its northern regions, causing deadly floods and wreaking havoc on the country’s infrastructure. By the end of Saturday, March 18, 2017, the death toll since the start of…

March 18, 2017

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Major flooding after heavy rains hit Peru

Heavy rainfall over the past couple of days has caused flooding in several regions of Peru, forcing the government to deploy army personnel to help rescue people. The worst affected was Lambayeque, northern Peru where the Peruvian Army deployed a helicopter on March…

March 16, 2017

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Alicante hit by six months’ worth of rain in 24 hours, Spain

The province of Alicante, southeastern Spain saw a record amount of rain on Monday, March 13, 2017, and its worst floods in 20 years. Streets of the city of Alicante quickly turned into rivers with dozens of cars submerged and abandoned in what local media is…

March 14, 2017

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Tasman Tempest floods Auckland with 65 mm (2.5 in) in one hour

A severe storm dubbed by NIWA meteorologists as Tasman Tempest has dumped extremely heavy rain and wreaked havoc in parts of northern New Zealand over the past couple of days. Some regions already saw 100-year storms and their worst flooding in a generation. A huge…

March 12, 2017

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Tasman Tempest brings extremely heavy rain to New Zealand

Parts of Northern New Zealand are being hit by extremely heavy rain as low over the Tasman Sea extends slow-moving fronts over the region. Rain is expected to continue through Sunday, March 12, 2017, but it will not be a steady rain, all week long. Some regions saw…

March 08, 2017

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More than 240 killed by floods in Zimbabwe

The government of Zimbabwe said that 246 people have died, 128 were injured and approximately 1 985 made homeless after above-normal rains flooded the country. Regions now affected by floods have recently suffered from severe drought which left more than 4 million…

March 03, 2017

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Unseasonal rains cause deadly flooding, cut water to millions, Chile

Heavy, unseasonable rains have caused major floods and mudslides in Chile, leaving at least 3 people dead and 19 missing on February 25 and 26, 2017. In the area of country’s capital, Santiago, mudslides have cut off water to around 1.2 million homes. Thousands…

February 27, 2017

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Deadly flooding hits South Africa in the wake of Dineo

Three people have died and two are missing after heavy rain hit South Africa’s North West causing severe flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone “Dineo.” Major roads in the South Africa’s North West province have been temporarily closed due to…

February 24, 2017

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Unseasonal heavy rain strikes Colombia causing severe floods

At least one person is dead, 3 are missing and 2 000 have been displaced after heavy, unseasonal rainfall caused severe flooding in central and western parts of Columbia between February 21 and 23, 2017. More heavy rain is expected over the weekend. According to…

February 24, 2017

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Worst flooding in 100 years hits San Jose, California

Some 14 000 residents of San Jose, a large city in California’s Bay Area, are under mandatory evacuation orders with another 36 000 in the recommended evacuation area after Coyote Creek, Santa Clara County’s longest, overflowed in what officials are calling…

February 22, 2017

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Thousands of homes flooded after heavy rain hits Jakarta

Heavy rains hit Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, flooding thousands of homes and causing traffic chaos. At least 1 person has been killed and more than 110 displaced. More than 180 mm (7 inches) of rain was reported within 24 hours in…

February 21, 2017

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Mandatory evacuations ordered in parts of California

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in parts of Northern California Monday, February 20, 2017, as another heavy rainmaker slammed the region. Many rivers in Northern California are at or above flood stage after a series of powerful storms hit the state in recent…

February 21, 2017

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Severe flash flooding hits Malaga, Spain

An overnight storm dumped heavy rain on southern Spain causing severe flash flooding and widespread damage to buildings, roads and vehicles on February 19, 2017. According to Spain’s meteorological office, the port of Malaga recorded 152.6 mm (6 inches) of rain…

February 20, 2017

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Massive storm slams California, breaks records

A massive storm, one of the strongest to hit the region in a decade, smashed Southern California on Friday, February 17, 2017, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds. At least 4 people have been killed and numerous injured. The storm downed trees and power lines,…

February 18, 2017

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Major storm approaching Southern California

Meteorologists are warning Southern California is about to get hit with what could be the biggest rainmaker in six years. Urban flooding, mudslides, strong winds and heavy snowfall are expected as two successive storms hit the region Thursday and Friday, February…

February 16, 2017

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Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months’ worth of rain in 24 hours

At least one person has died, 10 were injured and several are still missing after severe flooding hit Saudi Arabia’s Asir region on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Parts of the region received 3 months’ worth of rain in just 24 hours. Heavy rain and cold…

February 16, 2017

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Landslides, flooding affect more than 45 000 people, Indonesia

Heavy rainfall across various parts of Indonesia triggered severe floods and deadly landslides over the past couple of days, affecting more than 45 000 people and killing at least 12. Heavy rain in Bangli District of Bali Province started on February 8 with 145 mm…

February 14, 2017

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WA declared a natural disaster area, worst flooding in 30 years

An upper-level trough system over southwestern Australia linked with a tropical low further north has produced heavy unseasonal rain over parts of Western Australia on February 9 and 10, 2017. Heavy rain flooded farms and roads and washed away bridges. At least one…

February 13, 2017

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Mass evacuations after hazardous situation at Oroville Dam

Officials have ordered the evacuation of areas near the damaged Oroville Dam in Northern California on Sunday, February 12, 2017, amid concerns the dam’s auxiliary spillway might collapse. The spillway is overflowing water since Saturday, February 11 for the…

February 13, 2017

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Devastating floods hit western US, new storm approaching

More than a dozen people were rescued Friday, February 10, 2017, from flood waters in northern Nevada as authorities brace for what they say could be some of the worst floodings in more than 30 years by the end of the weekend. At the same time, unusually warm…

February 11, 2017

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Peru floods: 170 000 affected people, 1 105 destroyed houses

Emergencies due to heavy rains, floods and landslides have been occurring in northern regions of Peru since January 31, 2017. Floods hit after a period of near drought conditions. Nationwide, more than 170 000 people have been affected by floods and landslides by…

February 08, 2017

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Severe thunderstorms deluge Sydney after record heat, Australia

After record breaking heat, Sydney got smashed by powerful thunderstorms on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Although the storm brought some relief, as temperatures dropped by 5 – 10 °C (9 – 18 °F), dangerous flash floods were reported across the city. Unsettled…

February 07, 2017

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100 000 displaced due to floods in Caraga region, Philippines

As of January 30, 2017, successive weather system affecting the Caraga region, northeastern Philippines over the past two weeks have displaced about 100 000 people. According to the ECHO, over 80 000 displaced people are in Agusan del Sur province. Local governments…

January 30, 2017

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Violent mudslide in the Arequipa region of Peru

The same weather system responsible for dramatic riverbank erosion event that led to a collapse of a hotel in the Peruvian town of Lircay on Thursday, January 26, 2017, has caused a violent mudslide on the Panamerican Sur Highway in southern Peru. The slide occurred…

January 27, 2017

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Hotel collapses into river after heavy rain, Peru

A 50-room, colonial-era hotel collapsed on January 26, 2017 into the Sicra River in the Peruvian town of Lircay after heavy rains hit the region. All guests were evacuated before the collapse and there were no reports of injuries. According to Civil Defense…

January 27, 2017

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Severe coastal flooding hits northern Cuba

Strong winds lasting for over 20 hours produced waves over 5 m (16 feet) high and caused severe coastal flooding in northern Cuba, including capital Havana, on January 23 and 24, 2017. On Tuesday, January 24, high tide, fueled by winds of up to 60 km/h (37 mph),…

January 25, 2017

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Severe weather, deadly flooding hits southern Italy

A low pressure area is producing heavy rain and strong winds in parts of southern Italy since January 21, 2017. The storm produced wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph), locally large hail and at least two waterspouts, of which one reached land and damaged homes. At…

January 24, 2017

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Record-breaking rainfall hits Southern California

The third in a series of powerful winter storms hit Southern California on Sunday, January 22, 2017, with record-breaking rainfall. The storm downed trees, flooded numerous roads and freeways, caused new mudslides and rockslides, and stranded people in rising…

January 23, 2017

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Severe storm caused major flash flooding in Houston, Texas

A large swath of heavy rain swept across Southeast Texas during the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The storm dumped dangerous amounts of rain on Houston and caused major flash floods across the city. Authorities issued multiple flood warnings…

January 18, 2017

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Severe flooding hits Philippines, at least 7 dead

A low pressure area has dumped heavy rain on Mindanao over the past couple of days and caused severe flooding in which at least 7 people lost their lives on January 17, 2017. One person is still missing as of 22:01 local time today. Misamis Oriental governor said…

January 17, 2017

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Severe weather in Honduras claims 4, leaves 6 missing

A cold front that hit northern Honduras on January 7 and 8, 2017 has claimed the lives of at least 4 people and left another 6 missing. Parts of the north saw as much as 150 mm (5.9 inches) of rain on January 8. Country’s disaster management agency (Copeco) said…

January 14, 2017

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Severe flooding hits Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa

Another round of heavy rainfall has caused deadly flooding in the South African provinces of Limpopo, bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and Mpumalanga, bordering the nations of Swaziland and Mozambique. At least 7 people have lost their lives. The South…

January 10, 2017

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Major storm hits California and Nevada, significant flooding expected

A massive storm is affecting the western United States, dropping heavy rain and causing floods, mudslides, and evacuations. Significant flooding is expected in parts of drought-stricken California and western Nevada. At least three people have lost their lives by…

January 09, 2017

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Military deployed, hundreds of thousands stranded in Thailand

Hundreds of thousands of people have been stranded in major flooding in Thailand’s south since January 1, 2017. Authorities reported Sunday, January 8, that at least 19 people have died and that military forces have been deployed to cope with massive flooding….

January 08, 2017

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Major flooding hits southern Thailand, at least 12 dead

Thailand is experiencing deadly flooding for the second time within a month after heavy monsoon rains flooded its southern provinces. At least 19 people have died and more than 750 000 people have been affected by January 8, 2017. More heavy rain and flooding is…

January 06, 2017

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In 2016, United States had most floods since records began in 1980

In 2016, the United States had 19 separate severe flood events, the most in a single year since records began in 1980. The data comes from Munich RE, a global reinsurance company. In total, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the United States…

January 04, 2017

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Deadly storms, floods and tornadoes hit the US South

Tens of thousands of people have lost power as severe weather rolled through the southern United States and turned deadly on Monday, January 2, 2017. As of early January 3 (UTC), at least 5 people have lost their lives. Authorities fear the death toll will rise and…

January 03, 2017

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Massive floods hit Bolivia, at least 8 people dead

Heavy rains which started last week have caused massive flooding and mudslides in Bolivia over the past couple of days, killing at least 8 people by January 2, 2017. The worst affected are remote communities in the west of the country. A state of emergency has been…

January 02, 2017

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At least 50 dead, 10 000 homeless after flash floods hit Boma, DR Congo

Severe flash flooding hit the city of Boma, Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, leaving at least 50 people dead and 10 000 homeless, authorities said Thursday, December 29, 2016. Heavy rains started on December 23 and drastically increased on the 24th and 25th,…

December 30, 2016

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Heavy snowfall, deadly flash flooding hits Turkey

Heavy snowfall, rains, and cold weather started affecting Turkey last week, resulting in at least 7 deaths by December 30, 2016. The severe weather came as a surprise to many citizens, especially those living in the city of Antalya which saw its first snowfall in…

December 30, 2016

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Extreme desert rains flood Northern Territory, Australia

A massive Christmas storm, described by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) as a twice-a-century weather event, brought a record amount of rainfall to the Northern Territory, causing flash floods, evacuations and the closure of Australia’s famous national…

December 27, 2016

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Deadly floods inundate southeast Spain

Torrential downpours which have been lashing the southeast Spain since December 17, 2016, have caused severe flooding. Five people died from drowning by late December 20, according to media reports. Over 400 mm (15.8 inches) of precipitation was reported in some…

December 20, 2016

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Heavy rainfall triggers deadly landslide in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Intense rainfalls which have been affecting south-central Vietnam since last week triggered a deadly landslide in Nha Trang, on December 20, 2016. At least two people died while ten others were injured. Since December 12, when rainfalls started, at least 24 people…

December 20, 2016

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Severe rainstorms inundate central Vietnam, killing at least 24

Heavy rainfalls that have been affecting central Vietnam since December 12, 2016, have now killed at least 24 people and left numerous others missing. The highest number of fatal incidents was reported in the Binh Dinh province, where 16 people have been reported…

December 20, 2016

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At least 5 dead in floods, landslides in North Sulawesi, Indonesia

At least five people were killed in North Sulawesi, Indonesia after floods and landslides caused by three days of intense rainfall hit the city of Manado. The Head of National Disaster Mitigation Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said Sunday, December 18, that a joint…

December 19, 2016

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Severe rainfall inundates San Francisco

A severe storm hit San Francisco Bay Area on December 15, 2016. Heavy rainfalls caused flooding in some areas. Widespread traffic disruptions and delays have been reported. Over 25.4 mm (1 inch) of rainfall was recorded in San Francisco in a 24 hour period. Northern…

December 16, 2016

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Severe winter storm hits Israel, expected to worsen

A severe winter storm hit Israel late Monday, December 12 and continued into Tuesday, claiming the life of at least one person and injuring 18. The weather system continues to bring heavy rains, hail, lightning and flooding. Further strengthening is expected over…

December 13, 2016

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Intense flooding inundates parts of Jamaica

Torrential downpours have triggered severe flooding in St Ann and St Mary parishes, Jamaica on December 11, 2016, causing severe damage. In some areas, floodwaters were well over 1 m (3.3 feet) deep. According to Meteorological Service Jamaica, severe weather…

December 12, 2016

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Deadly floods hit drought-stricken Bolivia

Several areas of drought-stricken Bolivia received heavy rain over the past couple of days, leading to flooding which claimed lives of at least 4 deaths. As of December 5, national authorities reported that three people have been killed in Cochabamba department. The…

December 07, 2016

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Southern Thailand under water, hundreds of thousands affected

Heavy rainfalls, affecting the southern Thailand since December 1, 2016, produced severe flooding across the region and claimed lives of at least 14 people by December 6. Over 582 300 people have been affected. Torrential downpours caused the rivers to swell and…

December 06, 2016

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Major flash floods inundate Sicily, Italy

Severe flash flooding was reported on the Sicily island, Italy, on December 6, 2016. According to experts from the Severe Weather Europe, the floods were observed in Syracuse and Augusta, Sicily on the morning of December 6 (local time), as the region was under the…

December 06, 2016

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Worst flooding in 30 years hits southern Spain

Unprecedented amounts of rain have caused severe flash flooding in parts of southern Spain over the weekend, culminating on Sunday, December 4, 2016. At least two people have been killed. Meteorologists say a massive 200 liters of water per cubic meter fell in just…

December 05, 2016

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Severe flooding hits central Vietnam, 10 000 homes flooded

Central Vietnam has been hit by heavy rainfall since late November 2016, resulting in severe flooding which killed at least 13 people by Sunday, December 4, 2016. The region saw up to 300 mm (11.8) of rainfall in recent days and more is in the forecast. The worst…

December 04, 2016

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River Cali bursts its banks, six people dead, Colombia

Severe flooding in the Cali city, Colombia, caused at least six deaths, as of December 1, 2016. The flooding in the Siloé district, Cali, in the Valle del Cauca was reported by the National Unit for the Management of Disaster Risk (UNGRD) on December 1, as…

December 02, 2016

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Severe floods and landslides ravage the Eastern Caribbean

A slow-moving low pressure field brought heavy rainfall to the islands in the Eastern Caribbean since November 28, 2016. The rains triggered severe flooding and landslides across the affected regions. St Vincent and the Grenadines have suffered the worst severe…

December 01, 2016

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Saudi Arabia deserts covered in snow, followed by deadly floods

The deserts of Saudi Arabia were covered in snow at the end of November 2016, bringing joy to surprised Saudis who marked the occasion building snowmen. However, the weather soon turned very serious, and deadly. The first snowfall in northern parts of the country…

November 30, 2016

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Extreme rainfall, floods and devastation in NW Italy

After 3 days of exceptionally heavy rain, severe weather warnings have again been issued for northwestern Italy as more heavy rainstorms are expected to affect the region today and tomorrow. Liguria and Piedmont are at highest risk. Schools and other public…

November 24, 2016

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Heavy rain, floods and massive landslides hit New Caledonia

Torrential downpours that have been affecting the New Caledonia since November 20, 2016, triggered deadly flooding and landslides in the region. So far, five people died, five others were injured, and 11 went missing. According to Meteo France, a depression combined…

November 23, 2016

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Storm “Angus” batters western Europe, widespread flooding reported

Storm “Angus” hit the UK with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and high waves on November 20, 2016. Widespread flooding was reported, and about 100 people were evacuated. France, Netherlands and Germany also reported severe weather conditions due to the deep…

November 21, 2016

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2016 the worst for natural disasters in Indonesia in the last decade

In the period between January 1 and November 11, 2016, 1 985 natural disasters were reported in Indonesia, the highest number seen in the last 10 years, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). According to the agency report, out of 1 985 total…

November 17, 2016

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Severe flooding hits the Dominican Republic, 20 000 evacuated

Two weeks of continuous heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding in the Dominican Republic, damaging more than 4 000 houses and displacing more than 20 000 people. So far, five deaths, including two children, have been reported. Forecasters warn a new tropical…

November 17, 2016

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Heavy rain inundates Indonesia, Tangerang under 2-m high waters

Heavy rains triggered widespread flooding across Indonesia and forced thousands to evacuate since last Sunday, November 6, 2016. According to media reports, a river burst its banks on November 7 and flooded 5 sub-districts in Aceh Jaya, Aceh, affecting more than 7…

November 14, 2016

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Deadly flash floods hit Johannesburg, South Africa

Heavy rain hit South Africa on November 9, 2016, causing devastating flash floods in country’s capital Johannesburg, Gauteng province. Media reports on November 10 mention at least 6 people killed, dozens of vehicles swept away and houses damaged. At this time,…

November 10, 2016

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Severe flooding in Balkans forces hundreds to evacuate

Intense rainfall hit Albania, Serbia, and Montenegro two days ago, causing flooding and landslides across the affected regions. About 400 people were forced to leave their homes in Serbia and Montenegro alone while three deaths were reported in Albania due to…

November 09, 2016

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Severe flash flooding hits Egypt, at least 17 dead

Heavy rainfall since October 26 has caused severe flash flooding in parts of Egypt, claiming lives of at least 17 people by October 28. There were almost 50 reported injuries so far. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. In a 24-hour period between October 27 and…

October 29, 2016

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Heavy rains inundate Andalusia, Spain

Heavy rainfalls, that have been affecting parts of Andalusia, Spain since October 21, 2016, have triggered severe flooding in all regions. 562 weather-related incidents have been reported, homes and business have been inundated, the waters have disrupted traffic and…

October 25, 2016

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Severe flooding in Chocó department, Colombia

Heavy rainfalls which affected the Chocó department in Colombia over the last couple of days have left 17 municipalities flooded. Four people died in flood-related incidents while 13 000 families are in need of humanitarian aid, Colombia’s National Unit…

October 22, 2016

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Unseasonal high tide floods Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

Unseasonal high tide hit the Marshall Islands Majuro Atoll on October 18, 2016, flooding a significant part of Ejit Island and damaging seawalls and buildings. The peak king tide periods in the Marshall Islands is, historically, January and late February, but…

October 19, 2016

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Severe flooding hits Vietnam ahead of Typhoon “Sarika”

Severe flooding in Vietnam has resulted in deaths of at least 25 people and thousands of destroyed homes, authorities said Monday, October 17, 2016. This round of severe weather is still not over as the country is now bracing for further destruction with Typhoon…

October 17, 2016

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Severe flooding kills three people in Ukraine

Severe weather affected the Odessa region in Ukraine on October 12, 2016. Heavy rainfalls and strong winds affected 10 districts, and three people were reported dead, according to the State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine. The intense storm system brought…

October 14, 2016

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Tropical depression “Aere” re-born, flooding reported in central Vietnam

Tropical depression “Aere” was re-born on October 13, 2016, prior to making a landfall in central Vietnam. The storm brought heavy rainfall to the affected areas and caused flooding around the Hue city. One person went missing. Tropical Depression 22W,…

October 14, 2016

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50 000 without power as Matthew’s remnants slam Nova Scotia, Canada

Remnants of Hurricane “Matthew” slammed Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on October 10, 2016 with high wind and heavy rain. This powerful storm was a result of the remnants of Hurricane “Matthew” meeting up with a system off…

October 11, 2016

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271 deaths and over 16 000 damaged homes in Maharashtra since April

The Indian state of Maharashtra endured a period of heavy rains and hailstorms since April 2016. Severe weather conditions have caused 271 deaths and severe to partial damage to more than 16 000 houses across the affected areas. From April 1, 377 homes were…

October 11, 2016

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Record-breaking flooding hits North Carolina, officials fear worst natural disaster

Record river flooding continues in eastern North Carolina after heavy weekend rain produced by now-dissipated Hurricane “Matthew” fell on already saturated soil. As of early October 11, Matthew’s US death toll has climbed to at least 23, with nearly…

October 11, 2016

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Roads washed away, dams critically high after drenching rain soaks North Carolina

Over 228 mm (9 inches) of flooding rain fell in parts of eastern North Carolina on September 29, 2016, washing away roads and causing numerous water rescues. The hardest hit was the city of Fayetteville in Cumberland County where 25 water rescues were performed and…

September 30, 2016

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Heavy rainfall floods Detroit-Windsor region, US-Canada

In a very short period of time on September 29, 2016, a strong and slow-moving weather system dumped heavy rain on Detroit-Windsor region, international transborder agglomeration between the United States and Canada. Roads and houses were flooded in a matter of…

September 30, 2016

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Perfect storm creates weather events never seen before in South Australia

A deep low pressure system hit parts of the southeast Australia on Wednesday, September 28, unleashing widespread heavy rainfall and unprecedented winds to South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. A line of severe storms first marched into South…

September 30, 2016

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Telangana floods turn deadly after a week of widespread rain, India

After this year’s worst drought in living memory, the Indian state of Telangana was battered by a week of flooding rainfall. Heavy monsoon rains started on September 20 and claimed at least 11 lives by September 27, 2016. Neighboring countries of Andhra Pradesh,…

September 28, 2016

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Typhoon “Megi” hits China after killing at least four and injuring 527 in Taiwan

Typhoon “Megi” has made its final landfall after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in China’s Fujian Province at 20:40 UTC on September 27, 2016. Megi was packing winds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph) at the time of landfall and dumping very heavy rain….

September 28, 2016

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Iowa braces for major flooding, more than 10 000 evacuated from Cedar Rapids

More than 10 000 people have been forced to evacuate from Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s second-largest city, after days of heavy rain flooded parts of the US Midwest. As it watched the Cedar River rise to historic levels, the city has constructed 16 km (10 miles) of…

September 27, 2016

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Major flooding in Forbes after Lachlan River reaches record levels – NSW, Australia

About 1 000 people have been evacuated on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in the New South Wales town of Forbes as the Lachlan River rose to record levels. The river peaked at 10.67 m (35 feet) between 21:00 and 22:00 local time on Sunday, September 25. It is the…

September 26, 2016

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A new round of severe weather to hit flood-affected southeastern Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said it is monitoring a complex weather system that has the potential to bring more rain, thunderstorms, winds and damaging waves to southeastern Australia starting Wednesday, September 28, 2016. BOM’s National…

September 26, 2016

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Days of heavy rain cause major flooding across the US Midwest

Days of heavy rain have caused major flooding in parts of the US Midwest over the weekend, leaving at least two people dead. The governors of Iowa and Wisconsin have declared a state of emergency. NWS said that the 7 day period to September 23 saw rainfall levels in…

September 26, 2016

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Maharashtra gets 529 mm (20.8 inches) of rain, shatters 58-year record

The city of Dahanu in Maharashtra, a state spanning west-central India, received a record-breaking rain on September 21, 2016, shattering city’s 58-year record by a long way. In a 24-hour period ending 08:00 local time on Wednesday, September 21, Dahanu received…

September 23, 2016

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Widespread flooding continues to ravage New South Wales, Australia

Floodwater continues to ravage Australia’s New South Wales and meteorologists warn more rain is on the way. Since the flooding started three weeks ago, there have been 81 flood rescues and 1 811 calls for assistance to the SES. Widespread overnight rainfall of…

September 22, 2016

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Heavy rainfall floods drought-stricken Telangana

Telangana, the youngest state in India, was hit by two consecutive years of extreme drought, with this year being the worst in living memory. Drought brought severe water crisis, with scarcity hitting not just its villages and towns but even the capital Hyderabad,…

September 22, 2016

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Deadly floods and landslides hit West Java overnight, Indonesia

Massive floods and landslides caused by several days of heavy rain have claimed lives of at least 19 people in Indonesia’s province of West Java on September 20, 2016. Nine people are still missing in its Garut and Sumedang districts, said National Disaster…

September 21, 2016

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Powerful Typhoon “Malakas” hits Kyushu with record-breaking rain, heading toward Tokyo

Powerful Typhoon “Malakas” has made landfall over Kyushu, Japan on September 19, 2016, dumping record-breaking rain and causing widespread disruption. Heavy flooding was reported and dozens of flights were canceled. Around 7 000 homes have already suffered…

September 20, 2016

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Wettest September 3-day stretch for parts of Victoria in over 100 years, Australia

Continuous heavy rainfall in southeast Australia over the last couple of days is causing widespread disruption. Severe thunderstorms first rolled through South Australia and Victoria on September 8 and 9, producing heaviest rain in six years, and continued this…

September 14, 2016

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Flooding leaves 135 dead, 395 missing and more than 100 000 displaced in North Korea

Heavy rains triggered by Typhoon “Lionrock” in combination with a low pressure system has caused widespread flooding in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from August 29 to 31, 2016. As of September 11, more than 133 people have been killed…

September 12, 2016

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Record rain, wild electrical storms hit southeast Australia

A strong cold front moved through southeast Australia on September 8 and 9, 2016, producing severe thunderstorms, very heavy rain, and powerful winds. Some regions experienced the heaviest rain in six years. The worst of the storms are over now, but the Australian…

September 10, 2016

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Heavy rain causes severe flash flooding in Greece, claims 4 lives

At least 4 people have died and one is missing after heavy rains caused heavy flooding in southern and northern parts of Greece on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The floods destroyed homes and swept cars out to sea. The flooding hit towns and cities from…

September 08, 2016

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Lionrock caused widespread flooding, left 11 dead and 3 missing in Japan

At least 11 people have died after Typhoon “Lionrock” made landfall in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture of northern Japan on August 30, 2016. It forced 410 000 people to evacuate, caused power outages, property damage, and widespread flooding – the main cause of…

August 31, 2016

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Powerful hailstorm, flash flooding hits Colorado Springs

A strong summer storm hit the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 29, 2016, forcing authorities to rescue people from cars and move heaps of hail with snowplows. 61 cm (2 feet) of hail was reported in some areas. Flooding across the town created a mess many…

August 30, 2016

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India witnessing multiple severe flooding situations

After another period of heavy rains over the past couple of days, India is again witnessing multiple flooding situations in various places. The worst affected states are currently Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. At least 35 deaths…

August 23, 2016

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Louisiana floods – The worst natural disaster in US since Hurricane “Sandy”

At least 13 people have died and more than 30 000 have been rescued from water-logged homes and cars by August 19, 2016, after extreme amounts of rain dumped by a very slow-moving storm caused historic flooding in Louisiana. Although some regions are still under…

August 19, 2016

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Heavy floods in Sudan destroyed over 14 700 houses, claimed 114 lives since early June

As of August 16, 2016, heavy rains and severe flooding since early June have completely destroyed 14 713 houses and claimed the lives of at least 114 people in the African country of Sudan. The affected states include Kassala, Sennar, South Kordofan, West Kordofan…

August 16, 2016

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Record-setting rainfall and flooding in southern Louisiana calculated with satellite data

An extremely severe rainfall event hit the states of Louisiana and southern Mississippi between August 8 and 15, 2016, when a very slow moving low pressure system continuously pulled tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. This record-setting rainfall and…

August 15, 2016

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Historic flooding hits Louisiana: Aerial footage

A very slow-moving low pressure system dumped extreme amounts of rain to parts of central Gulf Coast states between August 4 and 13, 2016. By Friday, August 12, Louisiana was under historic flooding in which at least three people have lost their lives. Louisiana…

August 14, 2016

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Historic flooding hits Louisiana: Parts of the state experienced a ‘1-in-1000-year’ rainfall event

Heavy rain produced by a slow-moving storm started affecting portions of the US Gulf Coast on August 4, 2016. By Friday, August 12, parts of central Gulf Coast were under historic flooding. Florida was first to receive heavy rain, followed by southeastern Louisiana…

August 13, 2016

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Nigeria on red flooding alert, more than 5 000 homes already destroyed in Kano

Nigerian authorities have warned residents of 11 states for imminent flooding after several rivers started overflowing on August 8, 2016. Although no specific dates were given, the warnings will remain in place through October and flooding is already very serious in…

August 11, 2016

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Slow-moving low floods the US Gulf Coast, Javier to enhance monsoon in Desert Southwest

An intense low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere in combination with abundant amounts of tropical moisture have brought heavy rainstorms to portions of the US Gulf Coast, from Florida to southeast Louisiana over the last couple of days. Ex-tropical…

August 10, 2016

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State of emergency declared after worst flooding since 1962 hits Skopje, Macedonia

At least 21 people were killed in flash floods caused by an extremely powerful storm that hit the country late Saturday evening, August 6, 2016. A state of emergency was declared in capital Skopje and neighboring districts. Hundreds of homes and vehicles were…

August 08, 2016

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40 people killed as Tropical Storm “Earl” triggers severe flash floods and mudslides in Mexico

Tropical Storm “Earl” accompanied by intense rainfall caused flash floods and mudslides in mountainous regions of Mexico during the weekend of August 6, 2016. At least 40 people were killed, and the damage from the storm affected at least 200 people,…

August 08, 2016

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Deadly floods in Bihar claim further 22 lives, India

The flooding in Bihar, India worsened since August 1, 2016, leaving 22 people dead, the Department of Disaster Management in Bihar reported. In total, 60 people died in flood-related incidents since the mid-July. Since late July, the districts Saharsa, Gopalganj,…

August 03, 2016

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Worst flooding in last 50 years devastates Ellicott City, Maryland

Massive flooding hit the Ellicott City in Maryland on the evening of Saturday, July 30, 2016 (local time). The Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency on the next day. At least two people died, and local infrastructure suffered severe damage, according to…

August 01, 2016

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2016 summer flooding breaks records across China

Seasonal monsoon of 2016 brought a series of heavy rains to China since June. Torrential downpours broke numerous records to date and caused widespread deadly flooding and landslides. In total, 833 people died, and 233 went missing in weather-related incidents, the…

July 29, 2016

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Catastrophic floods and landslides wreak havoc across Nepal

Widespread flooding and landslides, caused by intense monsoon rainstorms across Nepal, killed 39 people, while further 28 went missing in the last 24 hours. Thousands have been displaced, and hundreds of homes devastated. The districts of Pyuthan, Gulmi, Palpa,…

July 27, 2016

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Record-breaking rainfall, destructive tornadoes and a spell of cold weather hits South Africa

A spell of unusually wet weather wrapped portions of South Africa over the last couple of days. Snowfall and record-breaking rains triggered severe flooding and landslides across the affected areas, prompting the authorities to issue adequate weather warnings. A…

July 27, 2016

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Severe flooding continues in China, nearly 300 dead or missing since July 18

Continual heavy rainfall in northern, central and eastern China has caused severe flooding and landslides since July 18, 2016. So far, 164 people died and another 125 went missing while more than 125 000 houses have been completely destroyed. Around 10.5 million…

July 25, 2016

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Extreme heat triggers heavy thunderstorms, UK

Colloquially, British summer is described as three nice days then a thunderstorm. It proved so again this week when the UK’s hottest day of the year, July 19 (33.5 °C / 92.3 °F in Brize Norton, Oxfordshire), ended in heavy thundery weather in the…

July 21, 2016

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First tornado in over 60 years hits Novosibirsk region, Russia

The first tornado since 1954 hit Russia’s Novosibirsk region on July 19, 2016. It was Novosibirsk’s first tornado in more than 60 years, but the third in Siberia in two weeks. The sudden storm caused flooding in Novosibirsk’s metro region, city center…

July 21, 2016

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Widespread, deadly flooding continues across China

Another spell of severe rainstorms, one of the strongest over the last ten years wrapped China this week. Media reports at least 75 people were killed and over hundred missing. Total rainfall accumulation over 800 mm (31.5 inches) was reported since the beginning of…

July 21, 2016

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Severe monsoon rains cause floods and landslides across India

Severe monsoon rainstorms wreaked havoc across several Indian states causing floods and landslides on July 17 and 18, 2016. 35 people died in Madhya Pradesh alone while several others went missing. Water, power supplies, and traffic were disrupted across the…

July 18, 2016

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Typhoon “Nepartak” leaves 69 dead after hitting China’s Fujian Province

Remnants of what was once a Super Typhoon “Nepartak” hit the coast of East China on July 9, 2016, bringing strong winds and very heavy rain to already heavily flooded region. It was the first typhoon of the year. Before it hit mainland China, Nepartak…

July 12, 2016

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Deadly flash floods hit Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Heavy monsoon rains have caused deadly flash floods in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on July 2, 2016. The worst hit was province’s Chitral district where hill torrent caused extensive damage to houses and other infrastructure. On Sunday, July 3,…

July 04, 2016

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Torrential rainfall affects 2.8 million people in China, claims lives of over 90 people in 4 days

Over the past four days, 93 people have lost their lives, and 19 went missing in weather-related incidents across 11 Chinese provincial regions, authorities reported on Monday, July 4, 2016. Torrential rainfall over the middle and lower Yangtze River exacerbated…

July 04, 2016

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Heavy rain triggers deadly floods and landslides, more than 30 missing in Uttarakhand, India

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered deadly floods and landslides in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, neighboring Nepal, on July 1, 2016. According to media reports, 18 bodies have been found so far. The number of casualties is expected to rise. The Press Trust of…

July 01, 2016

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Downpour breaks Auckland’s June record, New Zealand

At least 80 homes have been flooded after several rounds of heavy rainfall hit the New Zealand’s city of Auckland on June 29, 2016. Between 01:00 and 02:00 UTC (13:00 – 14:00 NZST), the country’s NIWA agency recorded 25.4 mm (1 inch) of rain, making it the…

June 29, 2016

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Significant flooding in West Virginia, state of emergency declared

Powerful storms that swept through parts of the US Midwest starting Wednesday, June 22, have now moved east over the Mid-Atlantic states and caused significant flash flooding in parts of West Virginia. Mudslides, rockslides, and flooding damaged homes, businesses,…

June 24, 2016

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Record-breaking rainfall triggers deadly landslides across quake-shaken Kumamoto, Japan

Record-breaking rainfall brought by a low pressure front has hit parts of quake-shaken Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan on June 20 and 21, 2016, causing floods and numerous landslides. As of early June 21, four people have been found dead. Meteorologists warn more…

June 21, 2016

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Southeast Queensland inundated during torrential downpours

An intense rainstorm triggered severe flash floods in portions of the southeast Queensland on June 19, 2016. The rescue services performed 27 water rescues and received 300 calls for help. No deaths or injuries have been reported so far. The storm system is expected…

June 20, 2016

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Severe flash floods, landslides wreak havoc across Central Java, Indonesia

Torrential rainfall since Saturday, June 18, 2016, has triggered severe flooding and mud avalanches across Central Java, Indonesia. At least 24 people have been killed, with 26 still missing, officials said Sunday. Thousands of homes have been inundated in Central…

June 19, 2016

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New South Wales and Queensland in store for more heavy rainfall over the weekend

Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected across the eastern New South Wales, southern and central Queensland over the coming weekend. Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a Flood Watch for northeast and central west river valleys, coastal river valleys north…

June 17, 2016

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Monsoon rains continue causing floods and landslides in southern China, over 3 million affected

Heavy rainfalls which started affecting southern China on June 9, 2016, have continued over the last couple of days bringing severe floods and landslides to the region. 15 people are reported dead and 10 others missing, as of June 16, while 2.3 million people need…

June 16, 2016

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Severe weather floods the Midwest and sprouts several tornadoes across the High Plains

Severe storms accompanied by strong winds swept the High Plains throughout June 14, 2016. Several tornadoes were reported in northeastern South Dakota while intense flooding hit parts of the Midwest. Strong rainstorms produced several tornadoes across the affected…

June 15, 2016

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Heavy rainfalls trigger floods and landslides in Indonesia

A spell of severe weather, accompanied by strong winds and high waves has been affecting Sumatra, Java, and Bali islands, Indonesia over the last ten days. Floods and landslides have reportedly damaged to more than 5 900 homes and prompted over 800 people to…

June 14, 2016

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Torrential downpours place southern Taiwan on landslide alert, thousands evacuated

Several days of heavy rainfalls prompted over 2 200 people to evacuate from the Kaohsiung city in southern Taiwan, due to an increased threat of landslides, on June 13, 2016. Torrential downpours triggered strong flooding on the afternoon of June 13 (local time)….

June 13, 2016

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Unseasonal, record-breaking rainfall floods Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga was hit by an exceptionally heavy, unseasonal rainfall and very strong winds on June 10 and 11, 2016, causing heavy flooding in the Pacific nation and turning the capital Nuku’alofa in a city of lakes. The severe weather, brought by the…

June 13, 2016

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US Plains hit by a slow moving system of thunderstorms, severe weather expected to continue

A slow moving system of thunderstorms affected portions of the US Plains with heavy rainfall and tornadoes over the weekend of June 11, 2016, causing flash floods and evacuations in central Oklahoma. Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large hail, damaging winds,…

June 13, 2016

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Ferocious hailstorm wreaks havoc in Harbin, China

A ferocious hail and rainstorm hit the city of Harbin, the capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on June 12, 2016, wreaking havoc on the streets and disrupting traffic. The sudden onslaught congested sewers and turned roads into rivers, forcing…

June 13, 2016

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Severe flooding, strong mudflow hit Azerbaijan

Torrential rains have lashed Azerbaijan over the past couple of days and caused severe flooding that damaged houses and infrastructure in the country’s Goychay, Shamakhi, and Ismayilli districts. At the same time, the rains have caused a strong mudflow that hit…

June 13, 2016

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Cloud seeding flight suspected to aggravate major flooding in Tasmania

A cloud-seeding company Hydro Tasmania performed the seeding over the Derwent River watershed a day before the widespread flooding, caused by intense rainstorms, began on June 6, 2016. According to Premier Will Hodgman, the Energy Minister Matthew Groom is looking…

June 10, 2016

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Widespread flooding engulfs Accra, Ghana

Torrentail rainfalls which started in Ghana on June 9, 2016, caused widespread flooding in Accra. This happened exactly one year after devastating floods and fires killed more than 150 people, and residents are worried it could happen again. Ghana Meteorological…

June 10, 2016

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Ongoing floods in Australia claim more lives, severe property damage reported

Severe weather conditions sweeping the southeast Australia since June 4, 2016, brought intense storms and major flooding across the affected areas. The state of Tasmania experienced record-breaking rainfalls and river water levels as well as its worst floods in 40…

June 07, 2016

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Deadly storm systems and widespread flooding wreak havoc in southeast Australia

Severe storms accompanied by heavy rainfall started affecting southeast Australia on June 4, 2016, causing major flooding, strong winds, and high surf. So far, three people have lost their lives in weather-related incidents, and several went missing. More than 280…

June 06, 2016

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Another deadly flood wave hits southern Germany

More deadly floods hit the state of Bavaria in Germany on June 1, 2016. The region was reportedly devastated, at least 5 people died, and several others went missing. A state of emergency has been declared in the Rottal-Inn, the worst affected district, by Michael…

June 02, 2016

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Record-breaking floods continue in Texas, state of disaster declared for 31 counties

Another spell of severe weather brought intense thunderstorms, accompanied by heavy rainfall, to southeast Texas on the morning of June 2, 2016 (local time). Torrential downpours have triggered another wave of floods across the already soaked regions. While the…

June 02, 2016

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Historic flooding still affects parts of France, red alerts for flood remain in effect

After heaviest late May rainfall since records began, flooding is still affecting large areas of France, most notably the East, West, and Paris. Meteorologists warn the waters are expected to keep rising for several more days. The River Seine has overflowed its…

June 02, 2016

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The one-in-a-hundred years flooding wreaks havoc in France

Torrential downpours have been reported across portions of France over the last couple of days. The Seine-et-Marne and Loiret departments saw 20 days worth of rain over the last 72 hours, and red flood alerts were put in effect on June 1, 2016. Meteo France issued…

June 01, 2016

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Record-breaking rainfall causes widespread flooding, 6 people dead in Texas, US

Extreme weather conditions continued in the US over the Memorial Day weekend. Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rainfall have triggered widespread flash flooding across parts of the southern Plains. The flooding event in Texas claimed 6 lives so far and…

May 30, 2016

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Severe flooding hits Baden-Wuerttemberg, southwestern Germany

At least four people have been killed after heavy rain caused severe flooding in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on May 29, 2016, officials said today. As of early May 30, there are no reliable casualty figures. Some unconfirmed reports mention…

May 30, 2016

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Deadly mudflow hits the town of Kadamjay, southern Kyrgyzstan

A deadly mudflow has hit the town of Kadamjay, Kadamjay District of Batken Region, southern Kyrgyzstan on May 27, 2016, claiming lives of at least 5 people. Several people are reportedly missing. Torrential rainfall was affecting the entire Kyrgyzstan, and…

May 28, 2016

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Tornadoes, intense flash floods, and large hail continue ravaging the US Plains, no relief in sight

Extreme weather conditions continue to affect the Plains. An intense tornado swept the Bryan town in Texas on May 26, 2016, damaging 60 homes, and completely destroying 3 of them. At the same time, heavy rainfalls induced severe flooding across the state, disrupting…

May 27, 2016

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Widespread flooding and landslides leave 101 people dead and 100 missing, Sri Lanka

An intense storm that was affecting Sri Lanka since May 15, 2016, wreaked havoc across the country’s districts, causing severe flooding and deadly landslides. According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), the current death toll is 101 and another 100 people…

May 25, 2016

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Wettest day in history of Vero Beach, Florida

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rainfall swept through Vero Beach, Florida on May 17, 2016. The day was recorded as the wettest day in the history of the city, as two months worth of rainfall was received in one day. The widespread flooding was also…

May 18, 2016

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Widespread flooding and landslides affect tens of thousands in Sri Lanka

Torrential downpours that have been lashing Sri Lanka since May 15, 2016 (local time), triggered floods and landslides across the affected areas and claimed 8 lives, so far. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes, and landslide warnings have…

May 16, 2016

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Deadly flooding rainfall in Haiti and Dominican Republic measured by GPM

Extreme rainfall in Haiti caused severe flooding that resulted in the deaths of at least 5 people over the past several days. In the neighboring Dominican Republic, over 3 400 people were evacuated. Both countries have already seen several rounds of severe weather…

May 11, 2016

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Heavy rains, deadly floods and landslides hit drought-stricken Ethiopia

Unseasonal heavy rains have affected tens of thousands of people in southeastern Ethiopia over the last couple of days. As of early Wednesday, May 11, 2016, severe weather in the country suffering its worst drought in 5 decades claimed lives of at least 50 people….

May 11, 2016

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Southern China hit by prolonged heavy rainfall, at least 9 casualties reported

Severe rainstorms have been affecting southern China for several days, causing traffic disruptions and affecting the lives of millions of people across the area. So far, at least nine causalities have been reported while three people went missing, according to…

May 10, 2016

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Heavy rains and landslides kill at least 53, destroy more than 500 homes in Rwanda

At least 53 people have been killed in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains on May 7 and 8 in Rwanda, local authorities reported Monday, May 9, 2016. The worst affected was Gakenke district, in the country’s north, where downpours destroyed about 300…

May 09, 2016

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Intense rainstorm batters portions of South Australia, local flash floods reported

A spell of severe weather wrapped the south of Australia on May 9, 2016. Heavy rainfalls, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds, caused minor flash flooding and traffic disruptions across the affected areas. About 10 districts have been put on alert. The…

May 09, 2016

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Widespread flooding in Kenya, massive building collapse in Nairobi kills 16 people

Torrential downpours over the last couple of days have caused severe flooding across parts of Kenya. The floods have affected more than 2 000 people across several counties and led to a major collapse of a residential building in Huruma, Nairobi, where 16 people…

May 02, 2016

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Extreme weather floods the US South, tornadoes and large hail wreak havoc

Heavy thunderstorms accompanied with intense hail and tornadoes swept through the portion of the southern United States on April 29, 2016. Severe storms continued across the region on the following day, causing severe flash floods and threatening human lives and…

April 30, 2016

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Floods leave 5 dead, almost 14 000 homeless in eastern Tanzania

Prolonged heavy rains caused floods that claimed lives of 5 people and left 13 933 people homeless in four districts of Tanzania’s Morogoro region. According to Morogoro Regional Commissioner, Dr. Steven Kebwe, the rains started in the region on April 10….

April 29, 2016

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Severe flooding leaves 4 dead, 300 affected in Ecuador

Following heavy rainfalls, two rivers overflowed their banks in Ecuador’s Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province on April 26, 2016, causing severe flooding. At least 4 people have lost their lives while another 4 remain missing, Ecuador’s Risk…

April 27, 2016

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Widespread flooding displaces tens of thousands across Uruguay, more severe rainfall on the way

Extreme weather conditions continue to affect Uruguay. As of April 22, 2016, more than 10 000 people across all 19 departments of the country are currently displaced due to flooding. Over the last ten days, 10 people died in weather-related incidents. Heavy…

April 22, 2016

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Fantala devastated Farquhar Atoll, triggered severe flooding in drought-stricken Kenya

Tropical Cyclone “Fantala,” one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record for the Indian Ocean, passed two times over Farquhar Group of islands, Seychelles, causing significant damage to infrastructure and environment. In drought-stricken Kenya, more…

April 21, 2016

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State of emergency declared after historic flooding claims 6 lives in Houston, Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency in nine counties after record-breaking rainfall on April 18 caused unprecedented flooding in the Houston area. As of 17:00 UTC (12:00 CDT), April 19, 6 people have died as a result of severe flooding. The…

April 19, 2016

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Major storm wreaks havoc across US, life-threating flood ongoing in Houston

A major storm has ravaged parts of the US in the period between April 15 and 17, 2016. Heavy snowfall and flash floods wreaked havoc across the affected areas, causing large traffic disruptions, power outages and evacuations. More than 0.3 m (1 feet) of snowfall was…

April 18, 2016

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Over 40 killed in Saudi Arabia, Yemen floods

Over 40 people have been killed after heavy rains caused severe flooding in Saudi Arabia and Yemen this week. According to the General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defence, rains and flooding claimed lives of 18 people throughout Saudi Arabia and more than 900 had to…

April 14, 2016

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Severe flooding hits Malawi

After days of severe rainfall, the northern and central parts of Malawi suffered catastrophic flooding. Hundreds of people were displaced, as their homes collapsed under severe weather conditions. Traffic was severely disrupted, and at least ten people are feared…

April 11, 2016

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Four days of heavy rain floods Argentina, thousands displaced

Four days of heavy rains in northern provinces of Argentina have caused several rivers to overflow and prompted the evacuation of thousands of people. One man is reported to have died after drowning in a swollen river. Heavy rains started on April 4 and intensified…

April 09, 2016

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Heavy rain, major flash flooding hit Oman

A deep depression dumped heavy rain on northern parts of Oman on April 8, 2016, claiming lives of two people and causing widespread flood damage. “Despite repeated warnings by Omani authorities, two Omanis were killed when their vehicle was swept away by flood…

April 09, 2016

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Slow-moving area of active thunderstorms causing widespread flooding in Fiji

A slow-moving area of active thunderstorms brought torrential rainfall to Fiji over the last few days, causing widespread flooding and claiming the life of at least one person. The system is expected to remain over the island nation over the next few days while…

April 05, 2016

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Over 80 killed after extreme pre-monsoon rains hit Pakistan and Afghanistan

More than 80 people have been killed and, at least, 90 injured after extreme pre-monsoon rains caused floods and landslides across northern Pakistan and Afghanistan on April 2 and 3, 2016. The number of casualties will probably rise as full damage assessments from…

April 04, 2016

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Severe storms pound flood-ravaged American South with heavy rain, tornadoes and large hail

A strong storm system that brought historic floods to parts of the US South and claimed lives of six people is still affecting the region with heavy rainfall, strong winds, tornadoes and large hail. This pattern will be changing over the coming days as the deep…

March 14, 2016

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Severe weather hits Pakistan leaving at least 20 people dead

The same storm that hit the United Arab Emirates and Oman on March 9 wreaked havoc across Pakistan over the past two days. Torrential rains accompanied by flash floods have killed at least 20 people in country’s north and southwest, officials said today. Most of…

March 12, 2016

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Floods and landslides claim 21 lives across Sao Paulo, Brazil

Floods and landslides that hit Sao Paulo metropolitan region, Brazil on March 10 and 11, 2016 claimed lives of at least 21 people. An unknown number of people is still missing. Torrential rain that hit the region on March 10 and continued into March 11 has thrown…

March 12, 2016

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Powerful storm causes extreme flash flooding across the US South

A large and anomalous upper-level low is affecting US South as it continues slowly drifting eastward over northern Mexico today. Very heavy rain caused severe flash flooding that claimed lives of three people so far. “Many locations have experienced extreme…

March 10, 2016

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Deadly flooding continues in Angola

Less than a week after severe flash floods swept the city of Lubango, deadly floods hit the Cuanza Sul Province in Angola. At least 6 people died, and many were left missing. The flooding struck the Cuanza Sul Province between March 5 and 7, 2016. The Quissala and…

March 09, 2016

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At least 24 people dead and 30 missing after flash-floods hit Lubango, Angola

At least 24 people have been killed, and 30 are missing after flash-flood swept through a market in the city of Lubango, southern Angola, the Angop news agency reported on March 3, 2016. According to Angop, the Capitao River, swollen by nearly 24 hours of torrential…

March 03, 2016

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Heavy flooding in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia

The Malaysian state of Sarawak on the Borneo Island suffered a third wave of flooding this year since another round of heavy rainfalls began on February 27, 2016. In total 631 people were evacuated at the peak of flooding. Luckily, no deaths or injuries occurred….

February 29, 2016

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Floods, landslides and abundant snow across Italy claim 5 lives

Torrential downpours and snowstorms lashed Italy since February 27, 2016. Strong storms caused floods and a landslide, widespread power outages, and infrastructural damage. Five people were reported dead so far. The low pressure Atlantic front “Golia”…

February 29, 2016

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Severe floods affect Jakarta, traffic disruptions and evacuations reported

Torrential downpours triggered severe flooding in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia, and surrounding areas on February 25, 2016. Traffic disruptions and infrastructural damage were reported across the affected areas, and 40 people were forced to leave their homes in…

February 26, 2016

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Intense flash floods batter eastern Israel

Following a week of high temperature, strong rainstorms lashed eastern and southern Israel and triggered flash-floods on February 22, 2016. Rain and winds battered eastern Israel, causing intense flash-floods and traffic disruptions across the affected areas. Ein…

February 23, 2016

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Severe flooding in northern Morocco

Severe flooding was reported in parts of northern Morocco on February 22, 2016 after heavy rainfalls lashed the region over the last two days. One person is suspected dead, according to the current reports. The regions of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoecima, including the…

February 22, 2016

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Thousands affected by floods and landslides in Malaysia and Indonesia

Heavy rainfalls that have been battering Malaysia and Indonesia since February 19, 2016, triggered flooding and landslides. Almost 8 000 people have been evacuated in Malaysia while 6 000 homes in Indonesia have suffered damage over the last few days. Several…

February 22, 2016

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Catastrophic mudslides in Peru

Heavy rainfall has induced disastrous mudslides in the Pampa Hermosa district, Peru. According to media reports, about 12 km (7.4 miles) of the district have been affected, 25 people suffered injuries and over 100 homes have been devastated. Drone footage in the…

February 19, 2016

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Severe flooding in UAE – hailstorms, heavy rains and thick fog sweep the region

A hailstorm and heavy rainfall accompanied with thick fog swept parts of the United Arabian Emirates (UAE) on February 17, 2016. Severe flooding and low visibility conditions prompted warnings for drivers across the affected areas. 4 people died in a flood-related…

February 18, 2016

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Torrential downpours trigger extensive flooding in Nelson city and Tasman district, New Zealand

Heavy rainfall over the last two days triggered extensive surface flooding in parts of Nelson city and Tasman district in New Zealand on February 18, 2016, local civil defence and emergency authorities reported. Reported flooding resulted from a period of severe…

February 18, 2016

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Torrential downpour floods Córdoba, Argentina

Heavy rainfall and strong winds battered the city of Córdoba, Argentina on the night of February 15, 2016. Flooding has been reported across the affected areas, and 4 deaths resulted from extreme weather related incidents. Over 70 mm (2.8 inches) of rainfall…

February 17, 2016

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Record rainfall lashes Pacific Northwest, US, more precipitation on the way

The “Pineapple Express” storm system lashed the Pacific Northwest with an abundant amount of rain over the last few days. Several high precipitation records were broken, and this winter is set to become one of the wettest winters on record. Rivers…

February 17, 2016

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Severe flooding and landslides hit Papua New Guinea

Heavy rainfalls since February 12, 2016, triggered series of floods and landslides in Papua New Guinea. At least 3 people have been reported dead so far, and 200 homes have been damaged. The rescue attempts for survivors is ongoing in Sigiwagi, Chimbu Province, and…

February 15, 2016

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Thousands displaced by severe floods in Malaysia

Severe floods, resulting from torrential downpours over the last 4 days, have hit the states of Johor, Melaka, Negri Sembilan and Sarawak in Malaysia. Two deaths have been reported so far, and at least 1 600 people have been displaced. Disaster management…

February 09, 2016

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Persistent droughts and heightened risk of floods in southern Africa

Continuous lack of rainfall since October 2015 caused a severe drought across the affected portions of southern Africa while persistent heavy precipitation in other areas continues to threaten with flooding, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)…

February 08, 2016

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Fatal flooding and landslides hit Indonesia

Heavy rainfalls, continuously lashing parts of Indonesia since February 5, 2016 has now triggered flooding and landslides across the affected areas. 9 people have been reported dead so far, and 4 missing while 4 000 people have been evacuated from their homes….

February 08, 2016

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Torrential rainfalls trigger flooding and landslides in Ecuador

Torrential rainfall during late January 2016 triggered severe flooding and landslides in parts of Ecuador. 9 people have lost their lives in weather-related incidents, and numerous homes and infrastructure suffered extensive damage. The worst affected areas,…

February 04, 2016

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Heavy flooding hits Tanzania

Heavy rainfalls that have been battering Tanzania since January 14, 2016, have caused flooding across a few regions of the country, including Morogoro, Katavi and Dar es Salaam. 6 people died on January 28 alone, in a flood-related incident, while thousands have…

February 03, 2016

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Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides hit Nariño, Colombia

Heavy rainfalls that have been battering western Colombia since January 25, 2016, have caused severe floods and landslides in the Nariño region, on the border with Ecuador, Colombia Civil Defense reported. At least 8 provinces in the area reported flooding. …

January 27, 2016

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Remnants of Winter Storm “Jonas” bring coastal flooding and strong winds to parts of Ireland

The remnants of Winter Storm “Jonas” which wreaked havoc across the US East Coast have crossed the Atlantic Ocean and slammed into Ireland on January 26, 2016. The strong Atlantic low brought rainstorms accompanied with strong gales and caused coastal…

January 26, 2016

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Severe thunderstorm batters parts of Australia

A severe thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rainfall hit parts of South Australia and New South Wales on the afternoon of January 22, 2016. One person died after being struck by a lightning and residents have been warned on remain on high alert. Severe weather…

January 22, 2016

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A spell of rain and snow in Greece

Heavy rainfall and a strong snowstorm hit northern Greece on the weekend of January 16, 2016. Abundant precipitation caused the Pineios river to overflow. A bridge in Diava, Kalambaka collapsed due to flooding and one person died in a weather-related incident, local…

January 18, 2016

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Rising rivers inundate north and central Portugal

Portugal’s Porto and Coimbra districts reported flooding after the rivers Douro, Mondego and Tamega overflew their banks in the period between January 10 and 11, 2016. A spell of heavy rainfall accompanied with strong winds affected the north and central parts…

January 12, 2016

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Major flooding incident in eastern Scotland

Heavy rainfalls caused severe flooding in Aberdeenshire, Scotland as the River Don overflew its banks on the night of January 7 to 8, 2016. Numerous evacuations have taken place in the Inverurie town in the center of the county as water levels reached record high…

January 08, 2016

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Heavy flooding affects drought-stricken California

Strong thunderstorms battered southern California since January 5, 2016. Heavy rainfalls, thought to be fueled by the El Niño phenomena, inundated streets and caused streams to overflow, disrupting traffic across the affected areas. Another strong storm is on…

January 07, 2016

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Slow-moving low pressure system floods New South Wales, Australia

A slow-moving low pressure system near Port Stephens (Hunter Region), New South Wales, Australia produced very heavy rain between January 5 and 6, 2016, causing both riverine and flash flooding from the Central Coast to the Mid North Coast. The severe weather has…

January 06, 2016

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Missouri in a state of emergency, major to historic river flooding expected

December 2015 is one of the worst months of weather on records for the United States, with some areas not seeing a break in rainfall for several weeks. Currently, 17 million people are living in areas with flood warnings. Although the storms are now gone, the…

December 30, 2015

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Worst flooding in the last 50 years hits Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

Widespread flooding across Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil over the last 7 days forced more than 150 000 people to evacuate their homes and claimed 6 lives so far. The floods are the worst to hit the area in the last 50 years, according to the local…

December 29, 2015

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After wettest December on record, another round of severe weather to hit UK

December 2015 is already a record breaking month for rainfall in parts of the UK. The spell of wet weather spread across portions of north Wales and northwest England on December 26, 2015 brought flooding to the area already saturated with water. The highest amount…

December 29, 2015

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Deadly Christmas Eve storm wreaks havoc across Mississippi and Alabama, US

Major thunderstorms accompanied by tornadoes that battered portions of Mississippi and Alabama on December 24, 2015, claimed at least 15 lives and devastated homes across the area, making this Christmas a sad event for numerous people. According to the National…

December 26, 2015

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Over 40 deaths across the Philippines as flood threats rise again

The Philippines archipelago suffered another hit of severe weather, as heavy rainfalls battered the area on December 19, 2015. The government declared a state of national calamity, following a rising threat of aggravating floods across the region previously affected…

December 19, 2015

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Thousands evacuated as floods hit Malaysia

Heavy rains have triggered flooding across several states in Malaysia, forcing almost 3 000 people to evacuate since December 11, 2015, according to the Malaysia’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA). 72-hr accumulated rainfall as observed by GPM Core…

December 16, 2015

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Floods still affecting Ireland as river levels rise again

Parts of Ireland experienced more heavy flooding on December 12, 2015 after more heavy rain battered the country. At the same time, water levels of the Shannon river system are still rising and are expected to peak over the next few days, the National Emergency…

December 14, 2015

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NASA’s IMERG images abundant rainfall over the Pacific Northwest

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission in combination with other satellites have been gathering data on abundant amounts of rainfall which wreaked havoc across the Pacific Northwest over the last couple of days. The heavy rainstorms are caused by…

December 11, 2015

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Water-saturated Cumbria floods again as persistent heavy rains continue across UK

Persistent flooding continues in the county of Cumbria, northern England, enhanced by another round of heavy rainfall which battered the country on December 9, 2015. This is the third major flood reported in the region in the last 10 years. Water-saturated grounds…

December 10, 2015

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Major storms and flooding disasters not as unprecedented as commonly thought

A team of scientists from the Universities of Aberystwyth, Cambridge and Glasgow have digged through the historic flooding records to put the recent major flooding disasters in perspective. According to their analysis, events such as Storm “Desmond” are…

December 10, 2015

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Democratic Republic of Kongo receives a month’s rainfall in one week as flooding continues

Severe floods lashing portions of Democratic Republic of Congo since late November 2015, have left at least 20 people dead so far and cutoff water supplies to many communities in the area. Last few weeks have marked the worst flooding in years, and conditions could…

December 09, 2015

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A plume of deep moisture brings heavy flooding and landslides across the Pacific Northwest

Heavy rainfalls and strong winds battered the Pacific Northwest during December 7 and 8, 2015, triggering flooding and landslides across the area. A few areas have seen record amount of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) and the…

December 08, 2015

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“200-year flood” – Southern Norway immersed in heavy flooding

Severe Storm “Synne”, known as Desmond in UK and Ireland, battered southern Norway with heavy rainfalls and strong winds during the weekend of December 5 and 6, 2015. Torrential downpours caused heavy flooding across the affected areas. Road and rail…

December 07, 2015

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UK and Ireland under water as Storm “Desmond” sets new all-time UK rainfall record

Storm “Desmond” heavily battered parts of UK and Ireland with extreme rainfall and strong winds on December 4 and 5, 2015. The storm wreaked havoc across the affected areas with devastating, life-threatening flood as the amount of received rainfall set a…

December 07, 2015

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The strongest storm in the last 18 years blasts Paraguay

The strongest storm in the last 18 years swept the Paraguay capital on December 4, 2015. Although powerful storm systems are not uncommon across Paraguay, the latest one severely affected a large part of the densely populated area, thus gaining on importance. 2…

December 07, 2015

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Chennai declared a disaster zone, battered by the most devastating flood in the last 100 years

Chennai city in Tamil Nadu, India was hit by another continuous spell of heavy rainfall on November 30, 2015. The fresh non-stop downpours over the last two days have left the city completely immersed in water. An unprecedented flooding event which broke the last…

December 02, 2015

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Sumatra hit by floods and landslides

Heavy rainfalls triggered floods and landslides in portions of West and North Sumatra on November 29, 2015. More than 500 homes have been inundated and some reported severe damage, being completely buried by the landslides. Severe rainstorms which have been…

November 30, 2015

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The worst flood in 40 years hits Addu City, Maldives

Severe rainfall caused the worst flooding in the last 40 years in Addu City, Maldives, on November 26, 2015. Numerous homes sustained serious damage, however, luckily, no victims have been reported so far. Torrential downpours began on the afternoon (local time) of…

November 26, 2015

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A year’s worth of rainfall batters Doha, Qatar in one day, Saudi Arabia inundated again

Heavy rainfalls were affecting Doha, Qatar and central and eastern parts of Saudi Arabia throughout November 25, 2015. More than one year of average rainfall was recorded in only 24 hours in Doha and one person was reported dead in Riyadh Region, so far. Seasonal…

November 26, 2015

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Disease outbreaks and towering food prices threaten flood-stricken Somalia

Severe flooding across Somalia, on-going since October 19, 2015, has triggered an epidemic in water-borne diseases, an escalation of local commodity prices and an interruption of humanitarian aid delivery, according to the United Nation’s (UN) report from…

November 25, 2015

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Strong flash floods batter Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall battered western, northern and central Saudi Arabia on November 17, 2015, causing strong flash floods across the affected areas. So far, 8 people died and one person, presumably a child, remains missing. A spell of unusually severe rainstorms and…

November 18, 2015

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Deep low over the Bay of Bengal inundates Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu

Severe rainstorms brought by a deep low over the Bay of Bengal that battered Tamil Nadu last week, have also been affecting Sri Lanka since November 15, 2015. Almost 20 000 people have been affected by flooding conditions while 2 600 were forced to leave their…

November 16, 2015

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Storm “Abigail” and remnants of Ex-hurricane “Kate” flood parts of UK and Ireland

Storm “Abigail” and remnants of Ex-hurricane “Kate” have brought heavy rainfall to parts of UK and Ireland during November 14 and 15, 2015. Overflowing rivers flooded parts of England, Wales and Ireland. Luckily, no victims have been reported….

November 16, 2015

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Historic winter floods leave parts of China under water

Heavy rainfalls have triggered torrential flooding across parts of southern, eastern and central China as of November 13, 2015. A huge landslide in eastern China killed 25 people and left 21 missing while, in total, over 200 000 people have been affected by extreme…

November 16, 2015

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Heavy rainfall and severe flooding leaves at least 48 people dead in Tamil Nadu, India

Heavy rainfalls triggered severe flooding in Tamil Nadu state, India since a tropical depression reached its coasts on November 9, 2015. At least 48 people have been reported dead by late November 13. A strong tropical depression developed over the Bay of Bengal on…

November 13, 2015

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Torrential downpours inundate Kenya

Heavy rainfall has been affecting Kenya since November 3, 2015. Extreme weather conditions caused another round of flash floods and landslides in several places, as of November 11. At least 8 people have been reported dead so far while over thousand of others have…

November 12, 2015

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Strong floods and landslides affecting western Colombia

Heavy rainfall has been continuously affecting the western part of Colombia over the past week, causing strong floods and landslides, while damaging buildings and other infrastructure. Over 5 000 people have been left homeless, as of November 8, 2015, according to…

November 11, 2015

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Strong convective system leaves parts of Spain under water

A big low pressure area that was affecting Iberian Peninsula since November 1, 2015, has brought heavy downpours to many parts of Spain, causing river overflows and flash floods across the country. 4 people have been reported dead and another 5 injured, as of…

November 04, 2015

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Severe flooding inundates southern Italy

Heavy rainfalls have been continually affecting Calabria and Sicily in southern Italy since November 1, 2015. Severe weather has brought severe flooding across the affected provinces, causing deaths of at least 2 people, so far. 100 mm (3.9 inches) of rainfall was…

November 04, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone “Chapala” slams into Yemen, heavy flooding reported

Tropical Cyclone “Chapala” slammed central Yemen with hurricane force on November 3, 2015, making a record as the first hurricane to hit Yemen in the history of reliable measurements. The system brought heavy rainfalls and strong winds, causing floods and…

November 03, 2015

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Severe thunderstorm and flash floods hit Portugal and Spain

Severe thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rains continues to sweep Iberian Peninsula, as of November 1, 2015. Severe flooding claimed one life so far, in Algarve region, Portugal. The weather system is currently wreaking havoc across Spain, where severe flash…

November 02, 2015

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Major flooding hits parts of Texas, several tornadoes reported

Major floods hit parts of central and southeastern Texas, as of October 30, 2015, media reports. Several tornado events, some of which have yet to be confirmed, have been observed to inflict significant damage south and east of Houston, across the eastern Harris…

November 01, 2015

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Seasonal low brings heavy floods to Iran, Iraq and parts of Saudi Arabia

Severe weather has been affecting Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia over the last couple of days. Heavy rains accompanied with thunderstorms and strong winds have brought floods and caused substantial amounts of damage across the affected areas. 19 people were reported…

October 30, 2015

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Severe floods hit Costa Rica

Heavy rainfalls, affecting parts of Costa Rica for the last two days, have caused strong floods across the country and a landslide in San Rafael de Naranjo, media reported on October 29, 2015. 2 people have died and at least 125 flood related incidents have been…

October 29, 2015

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More floods threaten Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi by the end of the week

No rest seems to be in sight for the soaken grounds of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as a new weather system is set to bring another round of heavy rainfall. The flooding threat is forecast to return on October 30, 2015 and last through the coming weekend. A…

October 29, 2015

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Furious thunderstorm batters Kuwait

Severe thunderstorm battered Kuwait on October 27, 2015, causing floods across the affected areas. Traffic disruptions were reported, schools have been closed and numerous flights suspended, media reported. Severe weather conditions hit Jahra and Taima particularly…

October 29, 2015

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Heavy floods still affecting Brazil and Uruguay

Severe flooding continues to affect southern Brazil and adjacent parts of Uruguay, media reported on October 27, 2015. According to the recent information more than 200 000 people across the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina have been affected so far…

October 28, 2015

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Hurricane “Patricia” rapidly dissipates over land, major disaster avoided

Damage assessments following the rapid passage of Hurricane “Patricia” continue to report significantly lower amounts of devastation across Mexican land than predicted. Hundreds of homes were devastated and 8 people were reported dead, as of October 25,…

October 26, 2015

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Violent rainstorms and large hail batter Israel

Intense rainfall accompanied with large hail and thunderstorms battered Israel on October 25, 2015. 1 person died and a number of people have been injured in weather related incidents. Power outages have been reported across the affected areas. Strong rains began on…

October 26, 2015

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Torrential rains swamp Texas, violent flooding expected to continue

North and Central Texas reported heavy flooding through October 23 and 24, 2015. Raging waters overflew roads and caused major traffic disruptions across the affected regions. A Union Pacific train was derailed on October 24, media reported. Severe rainstorms that…

October 24, 2015

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Patricia makes landfall in Mexico, major flooding ongoing

Hurricane “Patricia” slammed into the coast of southwestern Mexico on October 23, 2015, with winds reaching 270 km/h (165 mph) and was downgraded to a category 2 hurricane since, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. So far no victims have been…

October 24, 2015

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Strong flash floods inundate parts of Greece

Severe thunderstorms accompanied with heavy rainfall have been battering parts of Greece since October 20, 2015 Lashing downpours triggered major flash floods and mudslides over the last couple of days, flooding homes and causing infrastructural damage across the…

October 24, 2015

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Life-threatening floods expected across South Central US

Major flooding is expected across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana, as a slow-moving weather system packing heavy rainfalls travels over US. Strong rains could cause life-threatening conditions across the affected areas starting on October 23, 2015…

October 23, 2015

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Death toll still climbing, as Koppu’s remnants move away from the Philippines

Number of victims from the passage of the violent Typhoon “Koppu” continues to rise in the Philippines. As of October 22, 2015, 54 people were reported dead and over 1 million residents were affected by extreme weather conditions resulting from the fierce…

October 22, 2015

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Deadly flash floods hit northern Oman

Heavy rainfalls between October 14 and 17, 2015 caused flash floods across northern Oman, media reports. So far, 7 people have been reported dead while 50 successful rescues have been performed across the affected areas. Flash floods caused by strong downpours last…

October 21, 2015

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Prolonged period of heavy rainfalls brings floods across parts of Brazil and Uruguay

Severe rainfalls over the last few weeks have inundated Brazil and Uruguay, media reported on October 20, 2015. More than 1 000 people have been left homeless in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, while 200 have been displaced in northern Uruguay. 3 people have been…

October 20, 2015

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Historic water levels reported as heavy floods inundate Karlovac, central Croatia

Heavy rainfalls that battered Croatia in the period between October 15 and 17, 2015 caused severe flooding in the area of Karlovac City. So far, no victims have been reported, however over 400 families had to leave their homes due to raging waters while the affected…

October 20, 2015

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Massive mudslide engulfs Highway 58 near the Tehachapi Mountains, California

Flash floods and resulting massive mudslide caused by heavy rainfall that hit California’s Mojave region on October 15, 2015, engulfed around 200 vehicles, including 115 passenger cars, 75 tractor trailers and 2 buses carrying tourists, on Highway 58 (Interstate…

October 19, 2015

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Death toll continues to rise as Typhoon “Koppu” (Lando) inundates northern Luzon, Philippines

Typhoon “Koppu”, in the Philippines known as Lando, has brought severe flooding and strong winds to Luzon Island, the main island of the Philippines archipelago. So far, the storm has forced over 65 000 people to evacuate their homes, with death toll…

October 19, 2015

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Deadly Typhoon “Koppu” (Lando) slams the Philippines, more life-threatening floods and mudslides expected

Typhoon “Koppu” (Lando) slammed the Philippines with heavy downpours and strong winds on October 17, 2015 at 21:00 UTC, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). The system is moving over the…

October 18, 2015

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Extreme weather system brings heavy rainfalls and severe flooding across parts of Italy and Balkans

Strong thunderstorms accompanied with heavy rains and strong winds swept several regions across southern and central Italy, Sicily, western and northwestern Balkans during October 14 and 15, 2015. Rough weather has caused floods and landslides across affected areas,…

October 15, 2015

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Torrential downpours trigger flash floods and a deadly landslide in eastern Myanmar

Severe rainfall has been affecting Kayah State in eastern Myanmar, over the last couple of days. Torrential downpours have caused strong flash floods and a violent landslide in the area. At least 17 people died and 60 homes have been devastated, while 360 people…

October 13, 2015

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Strong flood inundates streets of Kdz Ereğli, northern Turkey

Heavy rainfalls hit the northern province of Zonguldak’s Ereğli district, Turkey on October 7, 2015 and caused severe flooding across Kdz Ereğli. Media reports numerous houses have been inundated and vehicles swept away by the raging waters. The rainfall began…

October 07, 2015

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Torrential rainfalls set new historic records across Carolinas, US, severe flooding ongoing

Severe rainfalls triggered deadly floods across the South and North Carolina over the weekend of October 3, 2015. At least 9 people have died in flood related incidents in South Carolina, and hundreds of people were left stranded by the raging waters all over the…

October 05, 2015

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Raging floods sweep Cote d’Azur, France

Torrential rains swept the Cote d’Azur, southeast France on October 3, 2015, causing heavy flooding across the riviera. According to media reports, 16 people have been reported dead and at least 15 people went missing by the early afternoon of October 4. Strong…

October 04, 2015

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Category 1 medicane system brings landslides and violent floods to Italy and France

Heavy rainfall and winds affected the islands of Sardinia in Italy and Corsica, France as the intense low pressure system moved over the Mediterranean on October 1 and 2, 2015. Landslides and violent floods have been reported across the affected areas. An intense…

October 02, 2015

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Floods and landslides affecting Sri Lanka leave 7 people dead

Heavy rains that were sweeping Sri Lanka since September 25, 2015, caused landslides and floods across the affected areas. At least 7 people were reported dead and 286 displaced, as of September 26, according to the national authorities.A significant part of Sri Lanka h

September 29, 2015

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Heavy flooding and landslides sweep numerous regions across Panama

Heavy rainstorms have been continually affecting numerous regions of Panama over the last couple of weeks, causing heavy floods and landslides. No deaths have been reported so far, however over 3 000 people were affected by severe weather conditions, as of September 23,

September 24, 2015

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Disastrous flash flood ravages the streets of Bodrum, Turkey

A disastrous flash flood hit the Bodrum town in Turkey on the evening of September 22, 2015. An unprecedented event inundated the streets as strong flood waters came rushing down the adjacent mountains. 8 people were injured and at least 40 were rescued from their homes

September 23, 2015

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Southern China and Hong Kong hit by severe floods

Heavy rainfalls affecting the southern China since September 15, 2015 caused severe flooding and landslides across the country, claiming 11 lives and leaving 12 people missing, so far. A high-risk flash flood warnings were issued across parts of New Territories in Hong

September 21, 2015

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Deadly flash flood in Iran claims 11 lives

Heavy rains that battered Iran over September 17 and 18, 2015, have triggered deadly flash floods across 13 of the country’s 32 provinces. As of September 20, at least 11 people have been reported dead in the provinces of Tehran and Hormozgan.6 people have been

September 21, 2015

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Strong, persistent rains flood Sierra Leone

Heavy rainfall was battering Sierra Leona over the last couple of weeks, saturating the grounds with abundant precipitation and causing deadly floods. At least 9 people have died so far while thousands have been rendered homeless, media reported on September 17, 2015.St

September 18, 2015

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Torrential downpours sweep southern California

Severe rainfall battered West Hollywood in southern California, US, on September 15, 2015. Substantial amount of precipitation triggered strong floods in the area, which prompted evacuations of over 100 residents, although no casualties were reported so far.Torrential d

September 16, 2015

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The deadliest single flash flood event in Utah in 92 years: 8 people dead, 5 still missing

A violent flash flood swept the Hildale community on the border between the US states of Utah and Arizona on September 14, 2015, claiming at least 8 lives and leaving 5 people missing.Heavy rainfall have triggered severe flooding, as they pushed waves of water through c

September 15, 2015

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Violent weather conditions across northern Italy leave 1 dead and 2 missing

Heavy rainfalls and hail brought by severe thunderstorm swept northern Italy on September 13 and September 14, 2015. Torrential rains caused floods and landslides, and left at least one person dead and 2 more missing.Severe flooding heavily affected areas along the Po r

September 14, 2015

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Catastrophic flooding devastates eastern Japan

Tropical Storm “Etau” made landfall in central Japan around 01:00 UTC on September 9, 01:00 UTC and brought torrential rains that triggered disastrous flooding and landslides. As of September 13, 7 people have been reported dead, 15 are still missing, and at l

September 14, 2015

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Severe flooding and landslides across Vietnam and Laos

Heavy rainfall and strong winds were sweeping Laos and Vietnam since September 7, 2015, causing severe floods and landslides across the affected area. At least 2 people have been reported dead so far, and 5 more missing.3 people were reported missing since heavy floodin

September 11, 2015

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Tropical Storm “Linda” brings violent flooding to southern California

Heavy rainstorm, brought by Tropical Storm “Linda”, accompanied with strong winds and hail is affecting southern California since September 8, 2015. Strong rainfall has caused widespread flooding across the affected areas claiming at least one life by Septembe

September 10, 2015

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Record-breaking rainfall: Etau drops over 500 mm (20 inches) of rain over parts of central Japan causing massive floods

Tropical Storm “Etau” hit mainland Japan on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and rolled over the central part of the country, bringing strong winds and record-breaking rainfall which overflowed rivers and caused serious flooding and numerous landslides. By early

September 10, 2015

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West Africa under water: Over 30 dead in heavy flooding

Heavy rainfalls that battered west Africa during the last few days, have triggered heavy flooding and landslides across Nigeria and Guinea, severely damaging infrastructure and claiming more than 30 lives. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Nigeria issue

September 09, 2015

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Tropical Storm “Etau” hits mainland Japan, heavy rain causes flooding and landslides

Tropical Storm “Etau” made landfall in Aichi prefecture, central Japan, around 01:00 UTC on September 9, 2015 (10:00 local time). Etau is bringing very heavy rain and causing floods and landslides. Weather officials issued evacuation advisories for several cit

September 09, 2015

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Extremely heavy rain turns roads of southern Spain into rivers

Extremely heavy rain in southern Spain has caused severe flooding on September 7, 2015 turning streets of several towns and villages into rivers. At least one casualty has been reported.Spain’s Civil Protection service has issued severe weather alerts for Valencia,

September 08, 2015

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Heavy rainfall causes widespread flooding in northeastern India

Heavy rainfall has continued to batter northeastern India and has caused widespread flooding over the last couple of days. 736 000 people were affected by the severe weather conditions, 51 000 have been evacuated, and 18 people were reported dead across Assam, as of Aug

September 02, 2015

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Heavy flooding in North Korea left 40 people dead, 11 000 displaced

40 people died and over 11 000 were displaced from their homes, after heavy rainfall triggered strong flash floods across the North Korea, in the period between August 22 and August 24, 2015. The total death toll for August floods has now risen to 61, according to the U

August 27, 2015

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Heavy rains, floods and a mini tornado batter New South Wales, Australia

Heavy rainfall affected the state of New South Wales in southeastern Australia over the last couple of days, causing strong floods and infrastructural damage. About 300 people were evacuated from the south coast area, as of August 26, 2015, media reported.A low pressure

August 26, 2015

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Floods and mudslides across the northeastern Turkey: 7 dead, 17 injured

Strong rainstorm hit the Turkey’s northeastern province of Artvin, causing floods and landslides across the affected region on the night of August 24, 2015. 7 people died, 17 were injured, and another 3 went missing in flood related incidents, Kemal Cirit, the provi

August 25, 2015

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Heavy flooding hits India leaving 18 dead, over 600 000 affected across Assam

More heavy rainfall hit the state of Assam in northeast India on August 17, 2015, and caused another series of floods over the next few days. So far, 18 people have died, and at least 600 000 people have been affected by the flooding.The state of Assam has suffered seri

August 25, 2015

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Severe rainstorms caused flooding and mudslides in southern France: 3 people dead, traffic heavily disrupted

Severe rainstorms accompanied with strong winds caused severe flooding and mudslides along the Mediterranean coast of France, on August 23 and August 24. Major flash-floods caused traffic disruption across the affected areas, and killed 3 people, so far.In southern Fran

August 24, 2015

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Heavy rainfall, floods and landslides hit south-western China

Heavy rainfall has been affecting south-western China (provinces of Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan) causing floods and landslides since August 16, 2015. The worst affected is Sichuan province where 141 mm (5.55 inches) of rain was measured in Nanchong during

August 19, 2015

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Heavy floods continue affecting Myanmar: Death toll rises to 106, 1 350 000 people affected

The widespread flooding and landslides in Myanmar, which started during monsoon season in early July, have claimed the lives of 106 people, and severely affected 1 350 000 people, as of August 13, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reporte

August 18, 2015

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Central and southern part of Niger devastated by torrential rains: Floods kill 4 people, 20 000 affected

Torrential rains were affecting Niger, Africa since late July, United Nations reported on August 14, 2015. At least 4 people have been reported dead so far, and over 20 000 people have been affected by strong floods which devastated the central and southern parts of

August 17, 2015

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Violent storms sweep southern Italy: Flash-floods kill two people, 500 evacuated

A state of emergency was declared across Calabria in southern Italy, after the violent storm outbreak caused flash floods across the area on August 12, 2015. Severe weather has caused the traffic shut-down in the affected areas, and building evacuation, as about 40 000

August 13, 2015

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More than 11 000 people evacuated, and 3 dead, in floods across the Buenos Aires province, Argentina

Over 11 000 people had been evacuated and 3 died, across the 39 municipalities of Buenos Aires province, until August 12, as severe rainfall and flooding hit the area, according to the local media.Salto, in the north of Buenos Aires was affected the hardest, as flood wa

August 12, 2015

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Heavy rains and strong winds batter Chile leaving 5 people dead and 1 000 evacuated

Heavy rainfall and strong winds have battered the northern cities of Santiago and Ocotillo, Chile, during the weekend starting on August 8. The Chilean government has declared the state of emergency in response to the storm. 5 people died in flood related incidents, 1 0

August 11, 2015

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Heavy flooding across West Africa: 8 people dead and 19 779 affected in Burkina Faso

Severe rainstorm accompanied with strong winds has affected several regions across Burkina Faso in West Africa, as of August 2, 2015. At least 8 people died, 54 have been reported injured and 19 779 people have been affected by the floods.The regions of Ouahadougou and

August 08, 2015

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Strong floods in parts of Thailand affect over 3 000 homes and inundate 4 800 hectares of paddy fields

Heavy rains brought strong floods to the northern, northeastern and southern parts of Thailand during the last 3 days. More than 3 000 homes and 4 800 hectares (30 000 rai) of rice paddy fields have been affected by the flooding waters across the Sri Songkram district,

August 07, 2015

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Severe rains continue to sweep Florida: The worst flood in the last 65 years hits Tampa

Heavy rainfall which was continually falling across Tampa, Florida, since July 20, 2015, has caused severe flooding in the area. 40 people were evacuated from their mobile homes in Sherwood Forest RV and Caledesi Travel Trailer Park, on August 3, as the water levels var

August 05, 2015

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Flash flood and mudslide hit northwest Macedonia: at least 4 people died, 12 injured

Heavy rainstorm accompanied with strong winds caused two rivers to overflow in northwestern Macedonia, on August 3, 2015. The combined conditions resulted in a flash flood and mudslide that devastated the Polog region, claimed at least four lives, and left 12 people inj

August 04, 2015

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Floods ongoing in Bengal, Odisha, Manipur, Gujarat and Rajasthan: 81 people dead, 8 million affected

The consequences of cyclone Komen are ongoing in parts of Bengal, Odisha, Manipur, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Another round of heavy rains has severely affected already waterlogged areas, causing more floods and landslides. About 81 people lost their lives due to flood rela

August 03, 2015

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“Komen” brings more torrential rains to the flooded regions of Bangladesh and Myanmar: 33 people dead, thousands of homes devastated

Tropical Storm “Komen” made landfall on July 30, 2015 near Chittagong, southern Bangladesh. The areas already affected with severe flooding and mudslides are now endangered again by the heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and rough seas. So far, at least 33 peop

July 31, 2015

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Severe flooding continues across western India: At least 26 people dead, over 2 000 villages affected

Severe rainstorms continue to batter western India, causing floods and damage across the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.2 000 villages were affected in the Gujarat state, 12 villages have been flooded in the Jalore district, while 53 helicopter rescue o

July 29, 2015

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Greatest rainfall in 40 years brings Vietnam flood death toll to 11

Floods triggered by heavy rains in northern Vietnam have claimed 11 lives, damaged nearly 3 000 houses and made thousands to fled to safety, authorities said on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.Quang Ninh province received more than 100 mm (3.93 inches) on Monday, July 27,

July 29, 2015

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Destructive glacier lake outburst flood near Almaty, Kazakhstan

A warm spell triggered a destructive glacial lake outburst flood along the Kargalinka River threathening residents of Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, earlier this month. A state of emergency has been declared across the affected areas of Almaty.NASA’s Earth

July 29, 2015

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Millions of people affected by severe flooding across eastern and southern China

Heavy rainfall hit parts of eastern and southern China, causing severe flooding in the area. The floods started on Wednesday, July 22 and affected millions of people; 6 citizens died and 5 went missing. Strong storms have cut off power supplies, inundated streets across

July 27, 2015

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Heavy rains sweep Taiwan: Taipei City overwhelmed by flooding waters

Heavy rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms and hail hit Taiwan, causing massive flooding across the Greater Taipei region on Thursday afternoon, July 23, 2015. 143 areas of the metropolis were overwhelmed by the flood waters, and all traffic was suspended across affe

July 25, 2015

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Almaty region in southern Kazakhstan hit by floods and mudslide, state of emergency declared

Three areas in the Almaty region of southern Kazakhstan have been affected by the mudflow outbursts of the Kargalinka river, July 23, 2015. Local media reported 5 injuries and 900 people evacuated from their homes. A state of emergency has been declared across the affec

July 24, 2015

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Myanmar still under water: 7 people dead, over 57 000 affected

The thunderstorms which started on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, still didn’t ease in some parts of Myanmar. Heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in Sagaing and Kachin region, at least 7 people were reported dead, 500 homes were damaged and car and train transport has

July 23, 2015

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Severe floods continue to affect southern Brazil: Death toll rises to 45

Severe rainstorms and strong winds have continued to batter southern Brazil since last week, causing more floods and damage across the States of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Around 140 states are on state of alert, and several have declared a sta

July 22, 2015

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Monsoon showers bring flash floods to Pakistan: 12 people dead, 200 000 displaced

Seasonal monsoon heavy rainfall has caused severe flash floods across Pakistan, starting July 16, 2015. The authorities issued flood warnings and declared a state of emergency, as a number of villages and cities across the country were hit by the bad weather conditions.

July 21, 2015

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Record rainfall: Over 268 mm (10.6 inches) of rain floods drought stricken California

Remnants of Hurricane “Dolores” reached southern California on July 19, 2015 dropping record breaking rainfall and causing heavy flooding. Los Angeles, San Diego and over a dozen other California cities set all-time rainfall records for the month of July.The

July 21, 2015

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Severe flooding in Ohio, US: 3 people die as their mobile home is swept away

Strong flash flood event hit Ohio region late Saturday, July 18, 2015. Three people died, as their home was swept away in the Brown County, after the nearby creek flooded. A severe rainfall drenched the Brown County in Ohio on Saturday evening. When the waters of Redoak

July 20, 2015

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Flash floods across northern Iran kill 20 people, 12 remain missing

A severe thunderstorm brought heavy rainfall, flash floods and strong winds to northern Iran on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Resulting flash floods and landslides have caused damage to infrastructure and power cutoff. 20 people were reported dead and at least 12 missing in th

July 20, 2015

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Over 25 000 people affected, 7 900 houses damaged by the floods in western Indonesia

Heavy rainfall on July 14 and 15, 2015 has caused several rivers to overflow simultaneously in the Aceh disctricts of western Indonesia.According to Indonesia’s disaster management agency (BNPB), no fatalities have been reported, although 25 765 people were affected

July 18, 2015

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Nepal floods leave 2 people dead and hundreds displaced

Heavy rainfall, across Nepal, triggered floods and landslides in Kathmandu on July 16, 2015. So far, two young people fell victims to the floods, hundreds of families were displaced, and several roads were heavily damaged. Two children, aged 11 and 12 were swept away by

July 17, 2015

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Severe weather across southern Brazil leaves 3 people dead, over 30 000 affected

Southern Brazil was heavily affected by the heavy rain and resulting floods, since July 10, 2015. As of July 16, more than 30 000 people have been affected, 3 have died, over 70 people have been injured, over 600 people have been displaced and over 3 000 homes have

July 16, 2015

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State of emergency declared for eastern Kentucky: Severe flooding leaves 2 people dead

Heavy rainstorm between Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14, caused major flash flooding in the area of Eastern Kentucky. At least 150 homes have been damaged in Johnson County and about 60 houses in Rowan County while 19 000 people remain without electricity. At least

July 15, 2015

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A week of heavy flooding leaves 27 people dead in India and Pakistan

Heavy rainfall has lashed several states across the northern and eastern India and Pakistan, in the last couple of days, causing floods and landslides. At least 19 people were reported dead by July 13, 2015, in northern India, and 8 in Pakistan.The River Kabul at Nowshe

July 13, 2015

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After record breaking heat wave Germany ravaged by huge hail, flash floods and tornadoes

After more than a week of blazing temperatures rushing over 40°C (104ºF), Germany was ravaged by hailstorms, flash floods and tornadoes. The severe meteorological phenomena on July 7, 2015 has done extensive damage to infrastructure, leaving thousands of househ

July 08, 2015

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Tropical Storm “Linfa” (Egay) brings landslides and floods to the Philippines

Heavy rainfall and strong winds brought to the Philippines by the Tropical Storm “Linfa”, locally known as “Egay”, has battered the Cordillera region on the island of Luzon, causing river swelling and landslides on July 6, 2015.The tropical storm hit

July 06, 2015

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Severe seasonal rainfall brings floods and landslides to Bangladesh: 200 000 affected, 19 people dead

The seasonal monsoon rain showers have set off severe floods and landslides, since June 24, in Cox’ Bazar, Bandarban and Chittagong, the southeastern provinces of Bangladesh. Hundreds of villages have submerged under swelling waters, over 200 000 people have been st

July 04, 2015

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Floods and landslides hit Colombia affecting 202 332 families

After days of heavy rain, severe floods, from overflowing rivers, and landslides hit the northeast of Colombia, once again destroying homes, roads and bridges and cutting of power and water supplies.From May to the end of June, 2015, Colombia experienced 215 disasters a

July 03, 2015

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Southwest Monsoon brings severe flooding to Myanmar: 13 000 people affected, 6 dead

Heavy Southwest Monsoon rain season, brought severe flooding to several areas of Myanmar this week. More than 8 500 people were evacuated out of their homes, at least 6 people died and 13 000 people were affected. As further heavy rainfall is expected, the number of peo

July 03, 2015

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Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, devastated by heavy flooding

Severe flooding caused by tropical monsoon rains have devastated the Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala. At least 4 people were killed, 2 000 displaced, and over 30 000 citizens were directly affected by July 1, 2015, after more than a week of heavy rainfall.Much o

July 02, 2015

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Heavy floods continue to sweep China: at least 20 people dead, nearly 4 million affected

Heavy rainfall, starting June 25, 2015, has caused severe floods and landslides in several provinces across the northwest and central-east China. At least 20 people are reported dead, 17 are missing. Sichuan province is currently experiencing its worst flood since 1949

July 01, 2015

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Costa Rica floods continue: 1 585 houses heavily damaged or destroyed

Over 740 people were evacuated from their homes and 19 communities are left isolated, as another round of heavy rainfall continues to sweep Costa Rica.#Sarapiquí Cerrado el paso por el cruce de Río Frio hacia ruta 32. #traficocr @rutaalterna @iqradio pic.t

June 30, 2015

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Typhoon “Kujira” brings deadly flash floods to Vietnam

Typhoon “Kujira” hit northeastern Vietnam on Wednesday, June 24, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall which claimed lives of at least 9 people and injured six others, local authorities said on Thursday, June 25.Kujira has dumped nearly 200 mm (8 inches)

June 26, 2015

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Video animation of landslide dam-break and catastrophic flood / debris flow through Tbilisi, Georgia

A huge landslide blocked the Vere River on June 13, 2015 creating a natural dam which collapsed the following day and sent huge fast moving stream of water toward capital Tbilisi, Georgia severely flooding the city. The flood caused extensive damage to the city and left

June 23, 2015

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Severe thunderstorms continue to sweep China: 18 people dead and four missing

Strong thunderstorms which swept through several provinces, in southern China, in the past week, have continued to battle the area. 18 people have died due to house collapses, landslides or lightning, and four more are currently missing.BBC News – 9 inches of rain overn

June 21, 2015

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Above-average monsoon season: over 300 mm of rain in 24 hours floods Mumbai, India

A strong monsoon brought heavy rainfall to Mumbai, India this week flooding the city on Friday, June 19, 2015. City roads and rail service have been interrupted, flights have been delayed, schools closed and even some power plants have been shut down by Mumbai electrici

June 20, 2015

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Severe rain brings flash floods to eastern China

Heavy rainfall flooded parts of eastern China on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 when over 200 millimeters of rain was reported in parts of Shanghai and Jiangsu Province. Nanjing and Changzhou were also flooded, while Wuxi and Suzhou received 70 and 50 cm of rainfall.The rain

June 18, 2015

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Landslide dam collapse causes catastrophic floods in Tbilisi, Georgia

19 people have died and 474 were injured after catastrophic flood/debris flow, caused by natural dam collapse, rushed through capital Tbilisi, Georgia on June 14. Update: Read more about this event here.The local zoo was flooded and at least 30 animals, including tigers

June 15, 2015

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Heavy rainfall affects 700 villages in Assam, India as Brahmaputra levels rise

Heavy monsoon rains are continually falling in Arunachal Pradesh and upper Assam in northeast India. Yesterday, water levels of the Brahmaputra river were above the red mark in Jorhat and Dhubri, and are still expected to rise further in the next few days. According to

June 12, 2015

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Central and South Texas in danger of more flooding

The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that portions of Central and South Texas are possibly in danger of more flooding. A flood warning has been issued for the area, as up to 127 mm (5 inches) of rain are expected this Saturday, May 30 if the storm system stalls

May 30, 2015

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Record breaking rainfall causes massive flooding, at least 19 people dead in Texas and Oklahoma

Official reports today say at least 19 people were killed after days of relentless rain caused widespread flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. Authorities expect the death toll to rise, as 11 people are still missing. Record breaking rainfall ended 5 years of extreme drought

May 27, 2015

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Another flash flood outbreak across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas

At least 350 homes were flooded in a catastrophic flash flood that hit a stretch of the Blanco River in and near Wimberley, Texas, this Saturday night into Sunday morning (May 23/24, 2015).Another violent rain outbreak event took place across parts of Texas, Oklahoma

May 24, 2015

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Continuous heavy rain ends drought in Texas and Oklahoma

Much of the high plains and south central regions of the continental United States have been unusually dry for some time. In particular, parts of Texas and Oklahoma have been in a drought for nearly five years until April and May 2015 when the weather changed to the

May 22, 2015

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Heavy flooding in southern and central China: nearly 3 million affected, thousands homeless

Thousands have been forced out of their homes and at least 20 people were killed by heavy flooding in southern and central China since Monday, May 18. Heavy rains that started on May 13 have so far affected nearly 3 million are people.Between May 19 and 20, 173 mm of

May 21, 2015

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Record breaking rainfall: Extensive flooding ongoing in the southern Plains

The ongoing heavy rainfall all over the southern Plains has caused severe, long-lasting, flooding. Cars and homes have been swamped and at least one person has been reported dead. Late Monday night into Tuesday (May 18/19), 75.94 mm (2.99 inches) of rain fell in only 45

May 20, 2015

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Deadly floods hit Queensland – 277 mm of rain in 3 hours, Australia

Queensland felt the full force of the East Coast low on Friday afternoon (local time), May 1, 2015 as the system moved south over the NSW Northern Rivers and Mid North Coasts. Five people have died after being swept away by flood waters. All of them were in vehicles at

May 02, 2015

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Heavy rain, strong winds and large hailstones devastate Peshawar, Pakistan

A severe storm tore through Peshawar, Charsadda and their surrounding villages on Sunday, April 26, 2015 uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 44 people, officials said Monday. Over 200 people were injured.Director of the provincial meteorological d

April 27, 2015

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Heavy rain, landslides and deadly floods hit US South and Gulf Coast

Heavy rain is affecting the South and the Gulf Cost of US, bringing deadly flash flooding, dangerous lightning strikes and landslides across multiple states.”Impulses of upper-level energy combined with plenty of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will keep the South

April 16, 2015

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Atacama Desert flooded after 7 years of rain fell in just 12 hours

At least 10 people have been killed by catastrophic floods in northern regions of Chile after thunderstorms brought the equivalent of 7 years of rain in just 12 hours on March 26. Search and rescue operations are still in progress and authorities fear the number of casu

March 28, 2015

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Massive flash floods hit Angolan city of Lobito

Massive flash floods caused by torrential rains hit Angolan city of Lobito destroying dozens of homes and city structures and causing the death of at least 62 people, according to initial reports from local authorities.The Angop state-run news agency reported that the f

March 13, 2015

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Heavy rain and floods prompt evacuation of over 20 000, Dominican Republic

Significant rainfall caused by almost stationary frontal system in the eastern portion of the country and resulting heavy floods have prompted evacuations of more than 20 000 people in Dominican Republic over the last couple of days.The Emergency Operations Center (COE)

February 23, 2015

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Deadly floods hit Cordoba province, Argentina

Heavy rain has caused devastating floods in Cordoba province, central Argentina and claimed lives of at least 7 people by February 17, 2015. Four others are still missing.Local media reported that as much as 320 mm of rain fell in just 12 hours in some areas causing riv

February 17, 2015

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Jakarta flooded as peak rainy season approaches, Indonesia

Jakarta’s Disaster Mitigation Agency recorded 49 flood prone spots in the city on Monday, February 9, after torrential rain than began early Sunday, February 8.West, north and central areas of the city have been worst affected, with some parts in up to 80 cm deep wa

February 09, 2015

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Atmospheric river lashes drought-stricken California with rain and floods

As forecasted earlier this week, atmospheric river known locally as the Pineapple Express is sweeping down the West Coast US. The storm is dropping heavy rainfall, knocking down trees and power lines, delaying hundreds of flights and causing flash floods and traffic

February 07, 2015

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Severe floods in southern Africa damaged crops, affected 930 000 including some 300 000 displaced

After a few months late start to southern Africa monsoon season, Mozambique, Malawi, and Madagascar have all received above-average rainfall since early January. Some areas received weekly accumulations well over 100 millimeters causing water levels to increase along th

February 03, 2015

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Intense storm leaves UAE deserts under blanket of hail

An intense hail storm struck parts of United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 19, 2015 covering extensive stretches of desert country under a blanket of hail.“This instability in the weather is because of the low pressure coming from the Mediterranean region, which

January 20, 2015

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Death toll from flooding in Mozambique has risen to 71

The death toll from flooding in central and northern Mozambique has risen to 71 since January 12, 2015, National Institute of Disaster Management spokeswoman Rita Almeida said today.According to preliminary data released by the government, 52 700 people have been affect

January 19, 2015

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Malawi floods behave like a ‘slow tsunami’, death toll increases

According to Government of Malawi, an estimated 120 000 people (22 000 households) have been displaced due to heavy rainfall and floods by January 16, 2015. Although some areas already received a month’s worth of rain within 24 hours forecasts warn there is more t

January 17, 2015

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Weeks of very heavy rainfall devastate Malawi and Mozambique, Africa

Weeks of very heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding which displaced more than 100 000 people in African countries of Malawi and Mozambique and devastated their crops and infrastructure. The number of displaced is expected to increase as severe weather will continue

January 15, 2015

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New round of severe weather to hit southern Australia

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued new severe weather warnings for parts of southern Australia today, January 12, 2015. After a week of severe bushfires, South Australia has been hit particularly hard by heavy rain which started affecting the country on T

January 12, 2015

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1.1 million affected by floods, landslides and high winds, Sri Lanka

An estimated 1.1 million people were affected by torrential rainfall, widespread floods, landslides, mudslides and high winds since December 19, 2014, the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka said today. Over 6 400 houses are reportedly fully destroyed and an estimat

January 05, 2015

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Tropical Storm “Seniang” (Jangmi) leaves a trail of destruction, Philippines

​Tropical Storm “Jangmi”, locally known as Seniang, made landfall near the town of San Agustin, Surigao del Sur province of northeastern Mindanao, Philippines early on December 29 (local time) and left a trail of destruction as it moved across the central pa

December 30, 2014

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Heavy rain, severe flooding and landslides displace 800 000 in Sri Lanka

Severe weather that started a week ago in Sri Lanka has claimed lives of at least 21 people by Saturday, December 27, 2014 and displaced more than 800 000 people. Officials from the Disaster Management Center said flood has affected the nation’s north central and ea

December 28, 2014

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Heavy flooding across Malaysia and North Sumatra

Heavy rains that began on Thursday, December 18, 2014, triggered massive flooding across North Sumatra, Indonesia and north-eastern Malaysia.At least four people drowned in floods that have hit north-eastern Malaysia and more than 25 000 people have fled to evacuation c

December 20, 2014

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Heavy floods bring chaos to Sao Paulo, Brazil

Violent storms and heavy rainfall hit Sao Paulo in Brazil on December 10, 2014, causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.Thunderstorm dumped more than two inches of rain in only a few hours. Streets turned

December 12, 2014

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Morocco hit again by heavy rainfall and deadly floods

New rounds of torrential rains triggered floods that have killed 11 people in Morocco so far. Several thousand homes were damaged or destroyed, roads cut and power networks damaged. At least 250 villages had been cut off. The severe weather has spread to affect parts

December 03, 2014

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New round of severe weather and flooding for Morocco, Spain, France, Italy and parts of Balkan Peninsula

After delivering flooding rainfall to Portugal and most of the Spain, a strong storm system moves slowly to the east, bringing the threat for flooding rainfall to already saturated parts of the Mediterranean coast. A heavy storm triggered flash floods in south east

November 30, 2014

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State of emergency declared in Gaza due to extreme weather and flooding

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, has declared state of emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past two days. Hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around the Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have e

November 28, 2014

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Severe weather system floods Morocco, heads toward France and Italy

The heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades caused flash floods in much of the south at the foot of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, after three days of intense rainfall. Some areas received around 250 mm (10 inches) of rain in just a few hours.Around 100 homes

November 25, 2014

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Unprecedented amounts of rainfall devastate parts of France, Switzerland and Italy

Unprecedented amounts of rainfall battered parts of France, Switzerland and northern Italy in the last two weeks causing severe flooding and landslides throughout the region. The second round of powerful storms and widespread flooding hit the region over the weekend wit

November 17, 2014

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Southcentral Europe hit by severe weather, heavy rain and floods

Parts of southern and central Europe were hit by severe weather over the last 5 days. The storm system already delivered heavy rainfall to parts of southern France, southern Switzerland, northern Italy, western Austria, western Slovenia and northwestern Croatia.

November 07, 2014

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Days of heavy rain, floods and deadly landslides across Central America

A slow moving low pressure system coming from the Caribbean Sea started affecting Nicaragua and surrounding countries on October 9th dumping record amounts of heavy rainfall. By October 20th, floods and landslides that followed claimed lives of more than 30 people throu

October 20, 2014

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Record breaking rainfall causes floods and landslides, Nicaragua

A slow moving low pressure system dumped record amounts of heavy rainfall on north and south-western Nicaragua on October 9, 2014. Floods and landslides were reported in the departments of Rivas, Granada, Chinandega and Rio San Juan.Marcio Baca, Director General of Mete

October 11, 2014

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Heavy rains caused rivers to burst its banks in city of Genoa, Italy

After five days of rain, Genovese rivers Bisagno, Rio Feregiano and Sturla burst its banks and flooded the streets. Heavy storm with torrential rain hit Italy at night on October 9, 2014. The Bisagno river burst its banks and the water has flooded the streets, dragging

October 10, 2014

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Another round of heavy rains, floods and landslides hits Assam, India

The second round of heavy monsoon rains, floods and landslides to hit northeastern India this month already claimed lives of at least 22 people, Assam state officials said on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.The government rushed personnel of the National Disaster Response F

September 23, 2014

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Four dead as “Super Mario” (TS Mario/Fung-Wong) plays in the Philippines

As Tropical Storm Mario/Fung Wong is leaving Philippine area of responsibility, it left a wake of devastation and four dead victims. The storm has intensified slightly as it moves towards Southern Taiwan.​In its 10 p.m. update (14:00 UTC, September 19), the The Nation

September 20, 2014

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Intense hailstorm and flash flood hit Teruel, Spain

Short but intense hailstorm flooded the Spanish city of Teruel on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.Heavy downpour lasted only about 20 minutes but the amount of devastation it caused is still surprising. About 1 000 people were left without power, cars were washed away and cr

September 11, 2014

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Remnants of Hurricane “Norbert” produced record breaking rainfall in U.S. Southwest

Record breaking rainfall produced by the remnants of former Hurricane “Norbert” drenched much of the U.S. Southwest on September 8, 2014. Flash flooding in southern Arizona resulted in deaths of two people. Massive rainfall and flash flooding was also seen in

September 09, 2014

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Flash floods death toll in Pakistan and India keeps rising

The death toll from flash floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Authorities in both countries warned of more flooding in the days ahead. Heavy rain and floods that started on September 3 have also triggered landslides in Kashmir region

September 09, 2014

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Intense rainfall, flooding warning up in Metro Manila and nearby provinces – Philippines

Pagasa, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration,  issued intense rainfall warning over Metro Manila on Tuesday, August 26, as a low pressure area (LPA) persists over larger parts of Luzon.Pagasa raised an ‘orange&

August 26, 2014

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Heavy rain, flash floods and landslides hit South Korea

Parts of South Korea experienced huge amounts of rainfall and flooding on August 24 and 25, 2014. Heavy rain was brought by the same system that caused severe floods in Japan last week. At least 1 person was killed and four others were miss

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