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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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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

chile floods may 2017

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

peru flood april 2017

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

iran flood april 14 2017

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

massive mudslides hit mocoa colombia march april 2017

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

floods in peru march 2017

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

china_flood_feat_1

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

floods_feat

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

uk_flood_feat

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

colombia_feat

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

portugal_flood_feat

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

baghdad_flood_feat

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

greece_feat

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

texas_forecast_feat

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

oman_flood_feat

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

flood_italy_feat

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

myanmar_feat

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

carolina_feat

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

corsica_feat

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

8china_feat

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

hildale_feat

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

1japan_flood_feat

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

laos_vietnam_flood

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

california_feat

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

india_flood3

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

florida_flood

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

macedonia_flood

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

bengal_flood

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

india_flood2

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

china_flood2

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

brazil_flood_featured

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

pakistan_flood

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

Iran,_flood

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

nepal_flood

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

india_flood

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

germany

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

phillipines_flood

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

bangladesh_flood

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

cameroon_flood

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

chile_flood_aftermath_march_2015

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

angola_floods_march2015

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

dominican_republic_floods_feb2015

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

jakarta_flood_feb_9_2015

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

west_coast_us_precip_wind_feb_7_15_morning_loc_feat

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

mozambique_floods_2015_by_Qari_Ziyaad_Patel

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

malawi_floods_jan_7_2015

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

malawi_floods_2015_photo_by_ckabena

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

sa_victoria_aqua_modis_jan_12_2015

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

sri_lanka_floods_dec_2014

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

kelantan_my_flood_dec_18_2014

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

figuig_flood

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

Gaza_floods

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

August 26, 2014



 



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Monsoon disasters - floods and landslides devastate Nepal

Nepal is experiencing one of the most devastating monsoon seasons in last couple of years with at least 37 landslides and debris flows reported over the past four months. In flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain that started on Wednesday,

August 16, 2014

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Historic rainfall records broken - Eastern U.S. deluge in numbers

In somewhat similar situation to major flooding in The Balkan Peninsula during May 2014 parts of American East experienced what some local officials call "unprecedented deluge" over the last couple of days when a slow-moving storm system dropped reco

August 15, 2014

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India's monsoon rains are changing - Heavy rain and extreme floods devastate Odisha, India (again)

Heavy rains that started in Indian state of Odisha, Bay of Bengal, mid July continued through August causing deadly floods and destruction. By Sunday, August 10, 2014, death toll climbed to 45, while flood waters affected more than 3 200 000 people. Over 3 million

August 11, 2014

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Satellite animation of storms that flooded the Midwestern U.S.

From June 16 through June 23 a series of thunderstorms dropped large amounts of rainfall on the Upper Midwest that caused flooding and spawned tornadoes. Visible and infrared data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite covering that period of time were compiled into an ani

June 25, 2014

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"Storm of the Chinese century" causes severe flooding

Continuous downpours that started more than a month ago are causing severe flooding in several provinces of south and central China. Provincial flood control and civil affairs authorities are saying this type of rainstorms occur once every 100 year.&

May 26, 2014

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Balkan continues to fight with historic floods

Devastating floods continue to affect Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. More than 2.5 million people have been affected, nearly one million people have been displaced and lost access to clear water. At least 100 000 structures and homes were destroyed....

May 21, 2014

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Cataclysmic floods - Balkan experiences its worst ever flooding

After several days of extremely heavy rain over parts of Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Balkan Peninsula is experiencing its worst-ever flooding. Heavy rains started on Wednesday, May 14 and by Monday, May 19, all major rivers have burst their banks...

May 19, 2014

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4 months worth of rain in one day - Serbia flooded

Parts of Serbia and Bosnia are experiencing worst rains and floods since measurements began. Heavy rain and floods were also reported in eastern Croatia.Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said this is the greatest flooding disaster ever..."not only i

May 15, 2014

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Northern Afghanistan flash floods death toll rises

Thousands od homes have been flooded in four provinces of northern Afghanistan after three days of heavy rain that started on April 24, 2014. Initial reports International Office for Migration (IOM) obtained from provincial authorities indicated that 95 people have

April 28, 2014

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52 000 people remain affected after severe floods hit Solomon Islands

Heavy rain from a tropical depression, which later became Tropical Cyclone Ita, has caused severe flooding in the Solomon Islands over the last couple of days leaving over 53 000 people affected. 21 people were confirmed dead as of April 10, 2014.The

April 11, 2014

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Worst flooding in 8 years and M 6.0 earthquake hit Solomon Islands

Heavy rain and overflowing rivers caused by Low Pressure System which has now became Tropical Cyclone Ita brought worst flooding in Solomon Islands region in last eight years. Capital Honiara, a city with population of just under 70 000, is one of the worst hi

April 07, 2014

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Flash flood wipes out Puarante village, Vanuatu

On March 10/11, Tropical Cyclone Lusi struck the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu causing flooding, destroying houses and crops and causing one reported death. The Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office issued cyclone warnings for Torba (population 9,359),

March 21, 2014

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Record breaking rainfall - sinkholes rapidly appearing across Britain

Extraordinary amounts of rainfall and severe storms that have been battering England and Wales for last two months caused devastating floods and a sharp increase in sinkhole openings. Geologists warn the country should brace for more openings even after the rains

February 18, 2014

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Heavy rain, floods and landslides reported in Eastern Caribbean on Christmas Eve

Although official hurricane season is over, low pressure area in the northeastern Caribbean brought heavy rain, floods and landslides on islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica on December 25, 2013.At least eight people died and dozens were f

December 26, 2013

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Heavy downpours in southeastern Brazil forced over 46 000 people to evacuate

Heavy rains which began last week in Brazil affected 45 southeastern municipalities and caused flooding, mudslides and crumbled some of the major roads. The worst affected states were Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. By latest reports, at least 22

December 26, 2013

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The worst winter storm since 1953 causes mayhem across the Middle East

Powerful winter storm Alexa is sweeping eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East and causing mayhem across the region since Wednesday, December 11. Alexa is the worst snow storm that hit the Middle East since 1953 and its effects are far worst than anyone

December 14, 2013

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Devastating Cyclone Cleopatra drops record breaking rainfall in Sardinia, Italy

A devastating Cyclone "Cleopatra" struck Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy, on November 18, 2013, flooding towns and villages, killing at least 17 people and leaving hundreds homeless. This is one of the strongest storms that hit Sardinia in

November 19, 2013


 


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Tropical Cyclone Podul triggers record flooding in Vietnam

Tropical Cyclone Podul approached the coast of Vietnam on Thursday night and weakened to a tropical depression shortly before making landfall on Friday, November 15, 2013. Podul dumped heavy rains across central regions of Vietnam on Friday and by

November 17, 2013

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Tropical Storm Pabuk flooded Philippines immediately after Usagi

Tropical Depression 19-W strengthened into Tropical Storm Pabuk on September 22, 2013 and lashed the northern Philippines immediately after Super-Typhoon Usagi which is considered to be the strongest typhoon to hit the western Pacific this year. At least 30

September 25, 2013

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Massive flooding hits northern Colorado, USA - 95 year old rainfall record broken

What National Weather Service termed "biblical rainfall amounts" triggered a massive flash flooding in northern Colorado on Thursday, September 12, 2013. NWS warned of extremely dangerous and life threatening situation. At least three people have

September 13, 2013

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Worst flooding in decades hit China, worst in 120 years for Russia's Far East

Unusually heavy rainfall occurred near the Amur river which marks the dividing line between China and Russia from the end of July to mid-August 2013. Starting on August 10, 2013, areas of northeastern China began to experience flooding.  From August 15 to 17,

August 21, 2013

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Floods continue in south east Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Heavy monsoon rains are causing more flooding in south east Asia. Myanmar officials reported on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, that severe flooding caused nearly 25 000 people to evacuate in Karen State, eastern Myanmar. Heavy rains and

July 31, 2013

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Severe flooding in North Korea creates another 23 000 homeless - 5 year climate change forecast

Heavy rains that started on July 10, 2013 have caused severe flooding in parts of central North Korea claiming lives of 5 people and leaving more than 23 000 homeless. KCNA reported that up to 413 mm of rain battered Tongsin country over three days until late Sunday,

July 23, 2013

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ESA’s Galileo ground station on New Caledonia experienced freak rains and flood

The heaviest rains since 1951 hit New Caledonia, South Pacific, at the start of July, 2013. ESA reports that their Galileo ground station was caught in deluge, and engineers working on the station marooned by heavy rains and a flash flood. The south coast of

July 15, 2013

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Severe floods and deadly landslides hit Sichuan province, China

After days of torrential rain and heavy flooding across parts of southwest China, a deadly landslide occurred in Zhongxing town, Sichuan province, on July 10, 2013. More than 100 rescuers are on the scene at this time. State media said landslide has

July 10, 2013

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250 000 people displaced due to severe flooding in Assam, India

Official reports today mention nearly 250 000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to flooding in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. About 400 villages have been hit by floods since Friday, July 5, 2013 after the Jiadhol and Kumatia rivers, fed by

July 09, 2013

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A month worth of rain in just a few hours - Toronto, Canada

A very warm and humid air mass resulted in the formation of thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall across portions of Southern Ontario, Canada on July 8, 2013. Numerous thunderstorms affected the same areas resulting in significant rainfall

July 09, 2013

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First decade of 21st century: unprecedented high-impact climate extremes since measurements began!

According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes Earth experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes in 2001 - 2010 since the measurements began in 1850. In that period more national

July 06, 2013

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Supermoon followed by king tides

On June 23, 2013 the full moon will not only be the closest to Earth for the year, but it will also appear the biggest full moon for 2013. It will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2013. It is also known as a supermoon and it will be

June 22, 2013

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Devastating floods struck Alberta, Canada forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate

Since Wednesday June 19, 2013 almost 200 millimeters of rain have fallen in some areas in Alberta, Canada devastating communities, creating mudslides and washing out many roads. On Thursday June 20, 2013 river banks have burst throughout southern Alberta, because

June 22, 2013

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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive landslides and floods in northern India and Nepal

Over the last few days rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been unusually high, inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual. The monsoon affects

June 22, 2013

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Historic floods continue to devastate Europe

Persistent heavy rains brought devastating floods to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary at the start  of June 2013. While the water levels dropped in some areas, other locals are still under threat as flood waves

June 08, 2013

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Record breaking flooding paralyzes central Europe - Czech Republic, Germany, Austria...

Continuous rain is paralyzing central European countries and bringing heavy flooding to Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and Austria. Meteorologist warn there is still no end in sight as more countries are declaring state of emergency. This is the worst

June 04, 2013

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Deadly earthquake and flash floods hit northern Afghanistan

A deadly earthquake magnitude 5.6 (USGS) struck Hindu Kush, northeastern Afghanistan, on April 24, 2013 at 09:25 UTC (13:55 local time). Epicenter was located in Nangarhar province, 11 km (6 miles) S of Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan and 25 km (15 miles)

April 24, 2013


 



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Tropical Cyclone Rusty left flooded rivers and lakes in north-western Australia

Tropical Cyclone Rusty made landfall in northwestern Australia in late February 2013, coming ashore east of Port Hedland and bringing strong winds to the community of Pardoo. Rusty's heavy rainfall forced Australian Bureau of Meteorology to issue a flood warning for

March 05, 2013

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Deadly landslides and floods across Indonesia

Seasonal rains and high tides in recent days have caused widespread flooding across much of Indonesia. North Sulawesi province's capital city, Manado in Indonesia, was hit by heavy rains that triggered floods and landslides on February 17, 2013 responsible for

February 20, 2013

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Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald caused raging floodwaters in northern Australia

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald impacted Australia. Two people were missing and the body of a third person was recovered from raging floodwaters as severe storms pounded northeastern Australia on January 27, 2013 , forcing more than 1,000 to flee their

January 28, 2013

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January "king tides" threaten coastal areas worldwide

High tides will be extra high everywhere around the world this week because the Earth is at perihelion - the point in its orbit at which it is closest to the Sun. Occurring several times a year, king tides happen when the Earth, moon and sun align in a way that

January 11, 2013

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Devastating floods in Nigeria displaced more than 2 million people

Since July, devastating floods affected 30 of the Nigeria's 36 states, displacing more than 2 million people.  The Nigerian Red Cross said there’s no telling when families will be able to return, and when they do, they will need help

November 06, 2012

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UK experienced its "weirdest" weather on record in the past few months, scientists say

In an article named "UK experiences 'weirdest' weather" environment analyst Roger Harrabin (BBC) states that the driest spring for over a century gave way to the wettest recorded April to June in a dramatic turnaround never documented before. The scientists said

October 20, 2012

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Flooding along the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India (satellite view)

Heavy monsoon rains caused  flash floods and landslides in northeastern India. Flooding along Brahmaputra River caused displacement of more than 1.7 million people living around its banks. States of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are the worst affected.The

September 25, 2012

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Flooding in Pakistan - Heavy monsoon rains overwhelmed country's irrigation infrastructure

Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh regions in southern Pakistan are experiencing flood conditions similar to summer 2010. Nearly 100,000 residents had been displaced in Balochistan Province alone. Heavy monsoon rains managed to overwhelm the country's irrigation

September 24, 2012

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Pakistan hit by devastating floods again

Pakistan has been hit with second season of devastating floods as fast flowing water swept away hundreds of villages, bringing miseries to the locals in already poor living environments. Flash floods triggered by heavy rains caused widespread destruction across vast

September 14, 2012

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Torrential rain brings floods in NW Pakistan

Heavy torrential rains hit region of northwest Peshawar in Pakistan. At least 50 people were killed and several others went missing as heavy rains hit parts of east, south, northwest and northeast of Pakistan on September 7. The rain flooded roads and streets,

September 08, 2012

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Monsoon and tropical cyclone caused massive floods in Philippines, 80% of Manila under water

Manila is experiencing the worst flooding since Typhoon Ketsana (2009) which devastated Manila and killed over 400 people throughout the country. Over the past two weeks, a combination of the southwest monsoon and tropical cyclones passing in the vicinity of the

August 09, 2012

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North Koreans in desperate need of food after floods - more than 63 000 people left homeless

The downpours have been rolling over the impoverished country for more than a week, sweeping away crops and destroying buildings, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in reports over the weekend.Heavy rain across large swathes of North Korea has

August 05, 2012

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Deadly storms, landslides and flash floods hit India

Ten people were killed and 38 others went missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand on Saturday, August 4, 2012 triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a

August 04, 2012

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Satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Recent satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, a key air transportation hub on Greenland. Located in southwestern Greenland roughly 125 kilometers (75 miles) from the coast, Kangerlussuaq, or Kanger, hosts one of the island’s busiest commercial airports.

July 29, 2012

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Heavy rain creates flash floods in New Zealand as more floods continue around the world

Torrential rain that exploded over the Western Bay of Plenty closed one of the region's major highways and left people stranded at home as floodwaters rose and rivers burst their banks. A heavy rain warning is in place and flooding is expected to affect a number of

July 24, 2012

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Thousands cut off by floods and landslides in Japan

More than 5,000 people have been cut off by landslides as more heavy rain and floods are forecast in southwestern Japan. More than 5400 people have been cut off by landslides since late Saturday as mudslides and fallen trees have cut roads and water supplies in the

July 16, 2012

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Record Japan rain causing floods and landslides

Unprecedented rainfall pounded southwestern Japan causing floods and landslides. Eighteen people died and at least eight were missing as heavy rain hit southwestern Japan, particularly in the country's southernmost main island of Kyushu, police and firefighters said

July 13, 2012

 



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Deadly tsunami-like flood hits southern Russia

The worst flooding in decades in southern Russia's Krasnodar Region, near the Black Sea, has killed at least 150 people and damaged over 5,000 homes. Chances of continued flooding and new damage and casualties remain high, as more heavy rain is expected to hit the

July 08, 2012

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Deadly flash floods and landslides hit northern Turkey

Severe torrential rains caused flash flooding in northern Turkey. Many houses, workplaces and roads were flooded in the Dikmen and Durağan districts after it began raining early on Monday evening and continued into Tuesday.The downpours have caused a river to burst

July 04, 2012

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Severe floods and landslides in Northeastern India

Floods and landslides caused dozens of casualties in northeastern India in late June and early July 2012. Local media reported 80 casualties. 2.2 million people are displaced from their homes as flooding monsoonal rains struck northeastern India hard. India's Assam

July 02, 2012

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India's monsoon seen picking up after slow start

The monsoon route is currently being tracked in central India. It is slowly advancing towards the northern region while the subcontinent experiencing 39 degrees Celsius.  Last year, pre-monsoons had already arrived in mid-June, and monsoon rains had arrived by the end

July 01, 2012

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Heavy rain, flash floods and deadly landslides hit Bangladesh

Days of rain in Bangladesh, some of the heaviest in years, have set off flash floods and landslides, killing at least 70 people and stranding about 200,000, police and officials said on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.According to National Geographic, Bangladesh ranks

June 27, 2012

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Millions evacuated in several parts of China due to heavy torrential rain and landslides

Several parts of China have been hit by torrential rains over the last few days, resulting in the evacuation of millions of people and property damage.In east China's Zhejiang province, heavy rains have forced 17,000 people to relocate and affected the lives of more

June 26, 2012

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Southwest monsoon flooded southern Philippines

Two days of rain has flooded several villages and towns in southern Philippines and forced nearly 700 people to flee their homes on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 UTC. Two men died while a total of 250 houses were destroyed when a flashflood hit two villages in Glan town,

June 13, 2012

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Severe weather warning for parts of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

Tens of thousands of Victorians are without power as flash floods and damaging winds force residents from the homes. The east coast is facing king tides, torrential rain and damaging winds which have already caused flash flooding and power outages in Victoria’s

June 05, 2012

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Powerful street geysers erupt in Montreal rainstorm

Extraordinary cloudburst produced flooding on the street s of Montreal, Canada on May 29. More than 50 mm, or 2 inches, of rain fell on parts of the city within a half hour Tuesday evening. Environment Canada said that parts of Montreal saw up to 80 mm, or

June 02, 2012

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Harsh climate change blaimed for heavy flash floods in Uganda

As the world is set to mark World Environment Day on June 5, farmers in the remote village of Doho in the eastern Ugandan district of Butaleja are paying a heavy price as a result of harsh climate change effects.Flash floods have left many families homeless, gardens

June 01, 2012

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Rains swell dried-out Poyang Lake in China

In January 2012, we were writing about the dried-out beds of Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province of southeastern China, where drought had shrunk the lake to a fraction of its former area. After a year of poor rainfall, the lake covered less than 188 square kilometers (73

May 24, 2012

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Record flood of Rio Negro, the largest Amazon tributary

The largest Amazon River tributary, Rio Negro has marked its highest historical level following weeks of heavy rain. The Rio Negro crested last Wednesday, registering 97.70 feet (29.78 meters) in Manaus. The top narrowly eclipsed the high mark of 97.67, set in

May 23, 2012

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Volcanic floodwaters hit 11 villages in Ternate City in North Maluku province, Indonesia

A cold lava flood hit Ternate city in North Maluku Province early on Wednesday. Floods carrying volcanic debris swept through a town in eastern Indonesia killing four people, including a nine-year-old child, and leaving 10 others missing, a government official

May 11, 2012

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Flooding on the Arabian Peninsula

Torrential rains caused flooding in parts of Saudi Arabia and Oman in mid- to late April 2012. News reports blamed the floods for damaged buildings, washed out roads, 18 deaths, and about 12 people missing. As of April 21, police and air force personnel were engaged in

April 29, 2012

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Flash floods hit Nairobi and parts of Kenya

Flash flooding has hit Kenya during the last few days as the height of the rainy season unfolds. Wednesday, renewed cloudbursts pounded Nairobi and other parts of Kenya. Nairobi and much of Kenya sees the peak of its rainiest season during April, a month prone to

April 25, 2012

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Deadly flooding in Colombia due the seasonal rains

Over the past several weeks, heavy seasonal rain caused major flooding throughout much of Colombia. Heavy rainfall in recent weeks have caused major flooding of the nearby . The resulting floods of Bogota and Chic0 rivers have affected more than 2,000 families in

April 21, 2012

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Fear of hyperflooding and nuclear hazard on Dnieper River, Ukraine

After an unusually cold winter in Ukraine, the spring melting of the Kyiv (or Kiev) Reservoir on the Dnieper River has caused potentially hazardous rafts of ice to start drifting toward a dam and hydroelectric plant at the southern edge of the reservoir. The

April 05, 2012

 


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State of emergency declared on Fiji after Tropical Storm Daphne caused severe flooding

Flood-ravaged Fiji declared a state of emergency on Sunday and warned tourists to stay away for the time being, as heavy rain and high winds continued to pound the South Pacific nation.Officials said they could not guarantee visitors' safety in the wake of flash

April 02, 2012

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Flash floods caused havoc in Fiji

A tropical low pressure caused flash flooding which cut highways and forced evacuations in Fiji with residents sheltering from rising waters on rooftops today, on March 30. Heavy rains caused rivers to burst their banks in the west of the main island Viti Levu. The

March 30, 2012

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Flooding in Southeastern Australia

Rising waters flooded parts of New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, in March 2012, forcing some residents to evacuate their homes. On March 15, evacuation orders were lifted for the northern Victoria town of Nathalia, which had faced possible inundation. Although

March 17, 2012

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Extreme south of Chile on red alert due to flash floods

Sunday rains and flash floods in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile have left an estimated 800 people homeless forcing the city to close schools while the local chapter of the National Emergency office, Onemi, raised the alarm level from orange (moderate) to red

March 14, 2012

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Flash floods Australia - worst flooding in decades continues to threaten parts of state

One-third of New South Wales (NSW) communities have been declared natural disaster zones as the worst flooding in decades continues to threaten parts of the state. Four more natural disaster zones were declared on Tuesday March 13th, bringing the total to 53 out of

March 13, 2012

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Australian floods: scope of flooding coming to light - state of emergency for Wagga Wagga

Floodwaters covering much of western New South Wales, northern Victoria and northern South Australia are now glaring in the sunshine after a week's worth of dense cloud and rain.The scope of the flooding is coming to light, particularly from the air, where

March 06, 2012

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Record widespread rainfall threatens massive floodings in Australia

Wide tracts of open desert as well as key agricultural lands and some urban areas will be at risk of inundation and severe floodings due torrential rains at middle and southeastern Australia. Widespread rainfall through Sunday reached 150 to 250 mm (6 to 10 inches).

March 01, 2012

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Floods in northwestern Tunisia

Melting snow, overflowing rivers and heavy rains flooded parts of northwestern Tunisia in late February 2012. Flood waters reached rooftops in some areas, and at least one vehicle was swept away by fast-moving water.These images show the coastal region of

February 29, 2012

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World's driest desert hit by flash floods

Northern Chile's part of Andes, one of the driest places on Earth, was hit by torrential rains that caused flash floods. San Pedro de Atacama and Tonocao are two high Atacama Desert towns that were hit by muddy-brown water destruction event with floodwaters up to two

February 21, 2012

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Landslides and floods hit Brasil - Entire state of Rio de Janeiro on high alert

About 4000 people evacuated from their homes early on Thursday because of a broken dike (dam to contain the water of rivers) in Campos, North Fluminense, Brasil. On Wednesday the level of the Paraiba do Sul River reached 10.90 meters. Normal level at this time of year

January 06, 2012

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Gamalama volcano mudflows swept through the village of Desa Tobu in Indonesia

Days of pouring rain created rivers of ash and debris that killed four people and forced thousands to flee their homes for the second time in a month. On Tuesday night, runoff from tropical downpours on the slopes of Mt. Gamalama generated mudflows, known as lahars,...

December 29, 2011

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New typhoon likely to strike Philippines / Typhoon Washi aftermath

Meteorologists in the Philippines warn about the possibility of a new storm - just days after a powerful typhoon claimed the lives of more tahn 1,500 people. According to forecasts, on Monday night Mindanao island will have some 20 inches of precipitation. PAGASA

December 28, 2011

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Heavy rains hit Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam - more floods to come

At least 13 people have died in floods after unusually heavy rains hit Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has warned that the downpours are set to continue and has told those living in the city's...

December 22, 2011

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NASA's TRMM satellite measured Sendong's deadly rainfall

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was providing forecasters with the rate in which rainfall was occurring in Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) over the last week, and now TRMM data has been compiled to show rainfall totals over the devastated

December 20, 2011

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Typhoon Sendong (Washi) washed away entire villages in south Philippines

Entire villages were washed away when tropical storm Sendong (Washi) whipped south Philippines in early hours of Saturday, leaving a trail of flattened homes, broken bridges and upended vehicles in the poverty-stricken country. Sendong killed more than 650 people in

December 18, 2011

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Thailand floods aftermath

Thailand has been experiencing one of its worst flood crises in recent history, with 64 of 77 provinces and more than five million people, about 8 per cent of the population, affected since July 2011. Worsening sanitation conditions, related to stagnating water and few

December 14, 2011

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Heavy rains and mudslides in Colombia

Heavy rains flooded about 4000 homes south of Colombian capital Bogota with water up to 1.5m (5 feet) deep in some places. Torrential rains caused a landslide by loosened hillside about 200 miles northeast of Bogota, collapsing onto a bus and killing six passengers

December 09, 2011



 


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Heavy rains caused floods and deadly landslides at Nias, Indonesia

The deadly landslide buried at least 37 houses in the village Moze in the district of Majo Kampung Barije on the island of Nias, off Sumatra, following three days of rain, according to multiple reports. The combination of heavy yearly rainfall and steep slopes make

December 01, 2011

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2011: Fourteen billion-dollar weather disasters, most in U.S. history

Through August, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) estimated that ten weather disasters costing at least $1 billion had hit the U.S., at total cost of up to $45 billion. However, the October 29 snow storm brings us up to eleven billion-dollar disasters. Flood

December 01, 2011

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WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate - 10 warmest year on record, lowest sea ice volume

WMO issued preliminary Status of the Global Climate report. Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred

November 30, 2011

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New floodings in Australia

New Australia floods are starting again. Flooding isolated communities in northern New South Wales in late November 2011 battled with rising waters which cut off roughly 1,800 residents of Wee Waa, and about 200 rural properties in the vicinity of Moree, according to

November 30, 2011

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Heavy rains hit Italy and Spain

Following several deadly incidents in the past month, residents of Italy may be thinking that the nation has become a magnet for flooding rainfall, AccuWeather wrote.The most recent flooding event occurred late Tuesday when torrential rain triggered a massive

November 24, 2011

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Heavy rains flood Nairobi, Kenya

Several days of heavy rain have left many residents stranded across the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi. As some parts of the country are celebrating the abundant rainfall, and looking forward to bumper harvests, residents in Nairobi have had to cope with the...

November 24, 2011

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Atmospheric rivers caused the UK's worst floods

Huge atmospheric rivers that wind their way through the skies have been linked to the 10 largest winter floods in the UK since the 1970s. A study of similar systems in California suggests that such floods could become more frequent and severe if greenhouse gas

November 19, 2011

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Heavy flooding still battering SouthEast Asia

Unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused devastation across South-East Asia. Floods continued to menace Southeast Asia in mid-November 2011. More and more land stay submerged for weeks, even months.  with authorities reporting that more than 250 people have been

November 18, 2011

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Brisbane flood fears, autorities to release water from dam

A massive dam in northern Australia was to begin draining this week following predictions that Brisbane, the nation's third-largest city, could be flooded again if heavy rains return. Queensland state goverment officials said the Wivenhoe Dam, near Brisbane, would

November 15, 2011

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Southeast Asia floods - Nine millions affected, more than thousand dead

Nearly nine million people have been affected by torrential rains and overflowing rivers that caused Southeast Asia floods. Flooding in many parts of Southeast Asia remains dire after months of being inundated. At least one thousand people have died in massive floods

November 11, 2011

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No bright future for Thailand's capital - Bangkok is sinking

The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking and the floods currently besieging Bangkok could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as climate change makes its impact felt, experts say. Bangkok is sinking! The low-lying metropolis lies just 30 kilometres

November 09, 2011

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Oman hit by flashfloods

Heavy rainfall causing flooding of usually dry wadis hit Oman and bring down the temperature thanks to a depression in the Arabian Sea. The regions of southern Dhofar, central Al Wusta and eastern Al Sharqiyah are regions directly facing the Arabian sea and they got

November 03, 2011

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Flooding in Southeast Asia

Thailand and Cambodia continued to cope with widespread flooding at the beginning of November 2011.  Barely discernible in 2008, Thailand’s Chao Phraya River and its tributaries have spilled onto floodplains in 2011. Meanwhile, in neighboring Cambodia, Tônlé Sab

November 02, 2011

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Bangkok residents flee as floods advance on city centre

Thousands of Bangkok residents flocked to bus, rail and air terminals Thursday while heavy traffic snaked out of the sprawling Thai capital in an exodus from a mass of approaching floodwater. Water was seeping into central areas of the city of 12 million people,

October 28, 2011

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Ancient city Ayutthaya (Thailand) flooded

The Chao Phraya River forms at the confluence of smaller rivers in central Thailand, and flows southward to the Gulf of Thailand. En route to the sea, the river passes through Ayutthaya. First established in the fourteenth century, Ayutthaya lies north of

October 28, 2011

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Severe floodings hit northern Italy

 Severe flooding affected 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre as well as the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and the ancient Roman port of Ostia, west of the capital. The Colosseum was particularly badly affected, with water pouring into the underground

October 26, 2011

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Flooding hits UK and Ireland

Torrential rain has flooded parts of South West England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Emergency plans are also in place in parts of the Republic of Ireland after more than a month's worth of rain fell there in a day.Water poured through the streets when four differen

October 26, 2011



 


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Heavy floods hit Mexico

Several rivers in southeastern Mexico spilled over their banks in late October, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. The Usumacinta River alone damaged homes and croplands in multiple cities, and isolated rural areas by washing out roads. The governor of

October 25, 2011

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Thailand flood waters gain on Bangkok

Thailand floods are the worst flooding in decadesand it is spreading farther into Bangkok, the national capital, causing even more disruption and hardships for the flood-weary nation. The flooding, triggered by up to three months of abnormally heavy monsoon rain, has

October 25, 2011

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Myanmar battered with flash floods and tropical cyclone

A flash flood in central Myanmar on Friday left dozens of people missing as homes along a river bank were swept away, government officials in the military-dominated country said. A monk in Pakokku said the water was believed to have risen to about 3m high.Southeast

October 21, 2011

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Worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok

 Thailand's premier warned Thursday that it was impossible to stop the kingdom's worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok, ordering the city's sluice gates to be opened to tackle the "national crisis". "We cannot block the water forever!"  Prime

October 21, 2011

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Disease concerns as flash floods hit Kenya

Flash floods in coastal areas of Kenya have claimed several lives, damaged schools and destroyed sewage systems, leading to fears of disease outbreaks, according to officials and local residents. Affected areas include Changamwe, Kisauni, Kongowea and Likoni estates...

October 17, 2011

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So far the floods in Cambodia claimed 207 Lives, 300,000 hectares of rice fields and left 1.2 million people affected

The first vice president of the National Committee for Disaster Management reported on Monday that the Mekong River and flash floods in Cambodia had already claimed at least 207 lives and affected 1.2 million in 19 cities and provinces.Vice president Nhim Vanda said

October 10, 2011

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Thailand’s Flood Waters Threaten Bangkok

Thailand’s worst floods in more than half a century are threatening to swamp the capital, Bangkok, as early as next week after reaching a “crisis level,” Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said.At least 253 people have been killed as a result of the seasonal

October 09, 2011

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Heavy rains flood villages and reservoirs in south China

Heavy rains have flooded 57 villages and triggered excessive high water levels in six reservoirs as of Friday in Haikou, the capital of south China's island province of Hainan. Over 5,000 residents in the affected villages have been evacuated to schools and other

October 08, 2011

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Flooding in Southern Pakistan

Unusually heavy monsoon rains inundated southern Pakistan in the summer of 2011, submerging fields and forcing residents from their homes. On September 29, 2011, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that 5.44 million

October 08, 2011

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Typhoon Nalgae heads for Vietnam

Super Typhoon Nalgae crossed the Philippines Saturday, October 1, bringing flooding rains and widespread damage, and making landfall in Isabela province with maximum sustained winds of 146 mph (127 knots). Nalgae struck about 25 miles (40 kms) north of Typhoon

October 05, 2011

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Air pollution is stunting India's monsoon

India has been drying out for half a century, and air pollution thousands of kilometres away is partly to blame. The monsoon has been weakening since the 1950s. Indian air pollution has been blamed, but now it seems that emissions further afield are also a factor.The

October 04, 2011

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Philipinnes battered by typhoons causing floods and landslides

As of Saturday afternoon, Typhoon Nalgae is moving westward away from the northern Philippines as a strong typhoon, downgraded from a super typhoon earlier today.Late Friday evening, Nalgae made landfall along the central Luzon coast as a super typhoon with

October 02, 2011

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4 million affected in India floods

In September 2011, two episodes of heavy rain in a 15-day period inundated the Indian state of Orissa. On September 27, 2011, the Hindustan Times reported that the second period of heavy rainfall had claimed 27 lives.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MO

September 28, 2011

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China floods drive one million from their homes

Torrential rain has triggered major flooding in China, where at least 57 people have died and more than one million have been evacuated. The worst of the flooding has struck the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Henan. A Ministry of Civil Affairs statement said that

September 20, 2011

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Heavy rains drench southern Brazil

Three days of continuous downpours have had a severe impact in southern Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil, with authorities declaring 32 cities in a state of emergency, and two -- Brusque and Rio do Sul in a state of public calamity. Torrential rains that caused

September 11, 2011

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Flood cleanup guidelines!

When an area is flooded, there is other damage in addition to just that from the water alone. The high, and sometimes forceful, water brings with it mud, fuel oil, contamination and other toxins. Officials estimate that 120 sewer and treatment facilities have been

September 09, 2011

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Lee spawns mass tornadoes touchdown from Mississippi to Georgia, floods, wildfires across Texas

Flooding isn't the only threat Tropical Rainstorm Lee brings to the Southeast. Tornadoes have been touching down from Mississippi to Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and more are likely to be spawned across the Southeast through Tuesday.The area at greatest risk today

September 06, 2011



 


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Talas brings more misery to Japan - the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years

A powerful typhoon that hit western Japan on Sunday has left 37 people dead and 54 missing in a total of nine prefectures, according to a Kyodo News, the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years.The typhoon also knocked out electricity and telephone lines in Mie,

September 05, 2011

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Tropical Storm "Lee" drenches Louisiana

Tropical Storm Lee lurched toward the US Gulf Coast on Saturday, dumping heavy rain on Louisiana and threatening extensive flooding that will put the New Orleans levee system to the test. Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore rigs ahead of the arrival of...

September 04, 2011

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Tropical Storm Lee: Oil rigs shut down and evacuated

Tropical Storm Lee is bringing heavy rains to parts of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Tropical Storm Lee is centered at latitude 28.2 north and longitude 91.6 west, about 165 miles west-southwest of the

September 03, 2011

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Rising waters of river Ganges floods over 1 000 Bihar villages after two years of drought

After two years of drought, the Kosi and Ganges rivers are rising rapidly. Flood water has already entered over 1 000 villages in Bihar forcing people to abandon their homes. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, A

September 02, 2011

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Strong rains and flash floods battered Guatemala

Authorities in Guatemala on Friday declared a red alert in the Santa Rosa department east of the capital after recent strong rains and flash floods left seven dead.The Center of Emergency Operations, which provides necessary aid to affected populations, is

August 27, 2011

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Floods along the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries

Floods along the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries affected residents of eastern India and Bangladesh in late August 2011. The Times of India reported that sudden swelling of Brahmaputra tributaries inundated villages and left thousands homeless in Assam.The Moderat

August 22, 2011

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Floods destroying hundreds of acres of farmland in Butaleja, Uganda

Fresh floods have hit Butaleja District in the last four days, displacing more than 100 families and destroying hundreds of acres of farmland. The worst affected areas include Mazimasa and Himutu sub-counties, with affected families now camping in schools after heavy

August 18, 2011

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Heavy rains caused Mekong river overflow - thousand homes flooded in Cambodia

Heavy rains pushed the Mekong River in Cambodia over its banks during the weekend, flooding 37 villages and damaging over 5,000 homes. Schools also were closed, and rice and cassava crops have been badly affected.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

August 18, 2011

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Landslide buried several houses in a village near Cameron Highlands resorts in Malaysia

Death toll from a landslide near Malaysia's Cameron Highlands tourist spot rose to seven. This after the bodies of the last four missing victims were found, official media said. The landslide late Sunday afternoon buried several houses in a village in the region,

August 08, 2011

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Floods and landslides in Myanmar

Seven people were killed and thousands evacuated as a result of flooding last week, after heavy rain swelled many major rivers to dangerous levels, Myanmar Red Cross Society and state media said last week.State-run Myanmar Ahlin newspaper reported on July 28 that six

August 07, 2011

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Asian summer monsoon transforms Burmanese rivers

Arising from glaciers in the remote mountains of northern Burma (Myanmar), the Irrawaddy River (also known as the Ayeyarwady or Ayeyarwaddy) typically experiences its lowest water level in February, and its highest water level in August. Summertime snow and glacier

August 06, 2011

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Lingering floods in Eastern Nebraska

At the beginning of August 2011, flood waters were slowly receding along the Missouri River in eastern Nebraska. On August 3, 2011, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service reported moderate flooding at multiple

August 06, 2011

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Rain leaves trail of destruction in North Korea

Heavy rains that left 59 people dead in South Korea last week also affected the North, flooding farmland, destroying bridges and damaging roads and railways, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday. Korean Central Television and Korean Central Broadcasting Station

August 02, 2011

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Storm Nock-Ten unleashes downpours in coastal China while drought persists in parts of south

Though tropical storm Nock-Ten has moved out of China for Vietnam, the downpours it has unleashed since Friday continued to batter several coastal and island provinces on Saturday while in the nearby provinces of Hunan and Guiyang, lingering drought has left over

July 31, 2011

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Weather system moved from Korean peninsula to Japan - Floods and landslides claiming lives

Floods claimed their first victim in Japan and nearly 300,000 people were urged to flee their homes Saturday as a weather system that killed dozens on the Korean peninsula swept the country.Japan has issued evacuation advisories for more than 180,000 people in

July 30, 2011

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Devastating mudslides triggered by heavy rains hit South Korea

The heaviest downpour in a century devastated the country’s central regions  triggering multiple landslides and floods that killed at least 38 people and left 8 others missing. Flood waters inundated main roads, residential areas and basement facilities in and

July 29, 2011

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Dam disaster in Dominica

Officials declared a disaster in Dominica, after rainfall caused a dam to fail Wednesday night. It appears several inches of rain fell in a few hours during big thunderstorms. That rainfall was channeled down the mountainside into a small reservoir, overtopping the

July 29, 2011




 


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The heaviest downpours in a century pounded South Korea

The heaviest downpours in a century pounded Seoul and its surrounding areas on Tuesday and Wednesday, killing at least 36 and triggering multiple landslides, urban traffic chaos, power outages and flooded streets, roads and residential areas.The National Emergency

July 27, 2011

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Bangladesh floods displace thousands

The homes of more than 20,000 people have been completely destroyed by the floodwaters with another 84,000 homes partially damaged. Heavy flooding in southeastern Bangladesh has forced more than 20,000 people from their homes in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf districts, say

July 27, 2011

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Heavy rain causes waterlog, interfers traffic in central China

Thunderstorms have unleashed flooding rains on the metropolitan area of China's capital, Beijing. The storms, which struck the area Sunday night, poured forth rainfall that was called the heaviest in 13 years, Xinhua News reported. Two area deaths may have been

July 26, 2011

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Floods causing landslides across South Korea

Heavy monsoon rains and floods  left four people dead and two missing in South Korea, a news agency said Saturday, citing local officials who reported landslides across the country.A 68-year-old woman and her grandchildren aged 15 and four were killed when a

July 10, 2011

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Swollen rivers dumped thousands of tons of nutrients into the Gulf of Mexico

The floods that surged through the Mississippi River basin are subsiding, but their impact is far from over. As the floodwaters swept over farms and towns in May and June 2011, they scoured fertilized soil from the ground and carried it downstream. Swollen rivers

June 26, 2011

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Sediment in the Gulf of Mexico

Besides inundating floodplains, agricultural fields, and homes, the flooded Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers delivered huge sediment loads to the Gulf of Mexico in the spring of 2011. At least some of that sediment could be seen from space.The Moderate Resolution

June 24, 2011

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Hundreds of reservoirs at risk of overflowing in Anhui Province in China

An official with the Anhui Water Resource Department said levels at more than 660 reservoirs in the province were above warning levels. The level of the Shuiyang and Qingyi rivers, both tributaries of the Yangtze River running through Anhui, has also risen above safe

June 22, 2011

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Tropical storm Beatriz caused flooding and destruction in Acapulco area

Hurricane Beatriz brushed Mexico's resort-studded Pacific coast with powerful rains and winds early Tuesday, flooding streets as tourists hunkered down in hotels. Authorities closed the ports of Acapulco, Manzanillo and Zihuatanejo and urged hotel owners to tell

June 22, 2011

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Mississippi floods may cause record-breaking dead zone in Gulf

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to be larger than average this year  — possibly rivaling the state of New Hampshire in size — due to this spring's massive Mississippi River floods.Scientists at Louisiana State University, the Louisiana

June 14, 2011

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Norway gripped by devastating floods

Torrential rains combined with melting snow have caused devastating floods across central Norway, washing away several houses and roads and causing landslides. One person has been injured in the floods, but it was unclear on Saturday whether their condition was

June 12, 2011

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Torrential rains affected 680,000 people, toppled 6,744 homes and inundated 639 square kilometers of farmlands in China

A new round of lethal floods and ensuing landslides have left at least 50 dead and 40 others missing in some of the major agricultural provinces in southern China, turning fears of month-long drought into record-breaking inundation and bringing this summer's flood

June 12, 2011

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Australia evaluates sea level threats

Australia’s major cities are all coastal. Confirmed sea level rises, combined with ongoing severe coastal erosion, have been worrying people for the last decade. It’s now looking like the famous Australian beachside lifestyle is riding on the tides.The problem

June 05, 2011

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Waters spread across floodway above Morgan City

Two weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the flood control structure known as the Morganza Spillway, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the...

June 04, 2011

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Old River and the Mississippi River control

The Mississippi River is highly “engineered,” as major rivers go. The battle between human civilization and the river is perhaps best exemplified by the Old River Control structures in central Louisiana. Completed in the 1960s, the system of levees, locks,

June 03, 2011

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Flooding in Quebec and Northeastern U.S.

Flooding affected areas on either side of the United States-Canada border in late May 2011. Along the Vermont-New York border, Lake Champlain was at major flood stage, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather

June 01, 2011

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Stationary depression causes floods and mudslides in Haiti

Mudslides, flooded camps for victims and an expected increase in cholera cases is the preliminary balance of the heavy rains in Haiti. The fatalities are children who died in the northern city of Cap Haitien as a result of landslides, according to a report of the...

May 28, 2011

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Receding floods around Ondjiva, Angola

Seasonal floods affected thousands of people in Angola and Namibia during a rainy season that stretched through April 2011. Flood waters finally receded in May, but not before an estimated 260,000 residents had been affected, according to the United Nations Office for

May 28, 2011



 


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Erupion of Grímsvötn from the glaciers perspective

 The Glacier Change blog posted interesting article about recent eruption of Iceland volcano from a glaciers perspective;Skeiðarárjökull Glacier,Vatnajökull retreat Grímsvötn eruption and Jökulhlaup May 2011Skeiðarárjökull Glacier is a large outlet

May 24, 2011

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Heavy rain and landslides hit Venezuela

Agriculture and livestock production in , has become increasingly precarious. Persistent rains in the past three months have led to floods that have ravaged some 296,500 acres of farmland in South Lake Maracaibo, in the northwestern state of  Zulia in

May 22, 2011

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Morganza Floodway after five days of flow

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a flood control structure, or spillway, onto the Morganza Floodway, water had spread 15–20 miles (24–32 kilometers) southward across the Louisiana landscape. As of May 18, 2011, a total of 17 bays...

May 22, 2011

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Huge swells flooded Fiji

Huge swells struck roads, villages and hotels along the Coral Coast leaving people dashing for high ground this morning. The swells according to the Fiji Meteorological Office, is a result of a storm surge from the huge swells generated by the low depression

May 20, 2011

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Morganza spillway open on the Mississippi river

An estimated 108,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Mississippi River is rushing through Louisiana's Morganza Floodway today as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened another bay bringing the total to 16 open gates out of the 125 possible. On May 15,

May 18, 2011

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Morganza floodway satellite view

On May 14, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway in an attempt to ease flooding along the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The decision was made to protect the heavily populated areas and infrastructure around the ports of Baton Rouge and

May 17, 2011

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New maps of Mississippi River, Atchafalaya River estimated flooding released by Corps

The Army Corps of Engineers has updated their inundation estimates for the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River basin based upon opening the Morganza Floodway at 25 percent of capacity. The corps has also released a map showing the estimated times it will take...

May 16, 2011

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Tropical storm Aere drenches Philippines

The season’s second tropical cyclone in the Philippines killed at least 22 people but mainly spared the country’s northeastern agricultural region from crop damage. Tropical Storm Aere skirted the central and northeastern coastal areas at the height of the

May 15, 2011

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Thunderstorms and torrential rains hit Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Drenching showers and thunderstorms will continue to soak the northeastern Caribbean Islands through at least early next week, potentially triggering more flooding problems. A persistent stream of tropical moisture will allow additional showers and thunderstorms to

May 15, 2011

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Morganza Floodway opens - inundating 11 000 buildings and 22 500 people in bid to save New Orleans

In a historic action designed to minimize the risk of catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun opening the Morganza Floodway to divert water from the rain-swollen Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya basin. The...

May 15, 2011

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US 2011 Great Flood: Morganza spillway about to open

Federal officials have been given approval to open a Louisiana spillway as early as Saturday to avert a Mississippi River disaster in places like Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Army Corps of Engineers had received permission to open the Morganza spillway for the first

May 14, 2011

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Historic Mississippi flood gathering toward Delta

Mississippi river flooding reaching historic levelsThe worst floodings since the Great Depression, the bulging, swollen Mississippi River is overflowing in record proportions, blanketing thousands of square miles across Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi, negatively

May 12, 2011

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Heavy Rain in Namibia and South Africa

In early May 2011, more rain fell in one day in parts of Namibia and South Africa than typically falls in an entire year. For several months, unusually heavy and persistent rains have soaked western Africa and filled rivers and basins that have been quiescent for

May 11, 2011

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Highest water level for Memphis since 1937

The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet (14.59 meters) in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 10, 2011, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service. It was the highest water level for Memphis since 1937, when the

May 11, 2011

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Floods and landslides hit Java

A landslide and flash floods triggered by heavy rain killed 17 people and inundated four villages on Indonesia's Java island, a disaster management agency spokesman said Saturday.The incident happened late Friday in Garut district, West Java province, after hours of

May 08, 2011

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Heavy flood losses for Barbados farmers

Farmers have been left with flooded fields, damaged crops and profits washed down the drain after heavy rains over the past few weeks. From St Lucy to St Philip, tonnes of onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and watermelons lay destroyed in the fields as some farmers

May 08, 2011

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Record flooding spreading down the Mississippi River

As the Mississippi River continued to rise to record levels in response to over 2 feet of rain in recent weeks, officials began to evacuate portions of Memphis Friday. More evacuation orders will likely be given as historical flood levels spread southward along the

May 07, 2011




 



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Memphis preparing for Mississippi delta flooding

Parts of the Mississippi Delta are beginning to flood, sending white-tail deer and wild pigs swimming to dry land, submerging yacht clubs and closing floating casinos, and compelling residents to flee from their homes. The sliver of land in northwest Mississippi is

May 07, 2011

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Floods spread south along the Mississippi River

The same floods that prompted authorities to breach a levee near Cairo, Illinois, has started forcing residents from their homes farther south along the Mississippi River. On May 6, 2011, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) reported that the

May 07, 2011

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Flooding at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers

 Unrelenting spring rains fell on the Mississippi Basin, and residents along the river watched with trepidation as water levels surged, wondering if the levees that protected them would hold. Communities worked ceaselessly to shore up the beleaguered levees

May 06, 2011

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Mississipi river flooding

As engineers blasted a third section of a Missouri levee in a bid to manage flooding along the Mississippi and other rivers, Memphis residents prepared Thursday for flooding there that could last through all of May. The rising Mississippi river lapped over downtown

May 05, 2011

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Flooding along the Wabash and Ohio Rivers

Rivers spilled over their banks at the confluence of the Wabash and Ohio in early May 2011. The flood waters inundated homes, businesses, and agricultural fields. The Thematic Mapper on NASA’s Landsat 5 satellite captured these natural-color images on May 3, 2011

May 05, 2011

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Army blast Bird Point-New Madrid Leeve, Historic flooding ongoing

As record flooding continues along the Mississippi River, the operation to breach a levee to save an Illinois town was carried out Monday night. The Army Corps of Engineers exploded the levee in the agricultural community of Birds Point, Montana, Monday night to

May 04, 2011

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Sri Lanka storms bring floods, mudslides and lightning deaths

Storms sparking flooding, mudslides and lightning strikes have taken at least seven lives in Sri Lanka, according to government authorities.The Disaster Management Center of Sri Lanka said the floods and mudslides killed five people in the Ratnapura district. A further

May 03, 2011

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Cairo Leeve just broke - New Madrid floodway

Historic high waters at Wappapello Dam cut away a nearly 400 foot section of Highway T and much of its $18 million in infrastructure early Monday morning as the lake broke through a temporary dike and roared over the concrete spillway it was shielding. Chunks of

May 02, 2011

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Residents are ordered to leave flood-threatened Illinois town

Authorities in a southern Illinois city menaced by two dangerously swollen rivers said Sunday that most of the city’s remaining residents have heeded a mandatory evacuation order, prompted by river water seeping up through the ground behind a levee “kind of like

May 01, 2011

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Mississippi river starting to flow backwards

The Mississippi River continues to rise, so much so that its tributaries are starting to flow backwards. At Tom Lee Park, preps for Memphis in May continue knowing that the worst is still yet to come.It's a site not often seen; the Wolf River and Nonconnah Creek are

April 30, 2011

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Storms worsen Mississippi river flooding

While deadly storms raged in the southern and central United States, several rivers continued to spill over their banks in late April 2011, part of ongoing spring flooding in the U.S. and Canada, according to a NASA statement. On April 28 in the afternoon, 62 river...

April 29, 2011

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Colonial-Era erosion may have fueled Wetland growth

The salt marshes that rim the shores of Massachusetts's Plum Island estuary, which provide nesting grounds for numerous waterfowl and extremely productive spawning grounds for striped bass and soft-shell clams, have grown by 300 hectares in the last 300

April 28, 2011

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Heavy rain in Central United States

With rivers in the Midwestern United States already full from thawing winter snow cover, severe rainfall in late April added to the troubles for the region. The National Weather Service predicted in February that the region was primed for flooding, and so far it has

April 27, 2011

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Devil's Lake continues to grow

Devils Lake, North Dakota is a "a slow-growing monster: a huge lake that has steadily expanded over the last 20 years, swallowing up thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings and at least two towns in its rising waters.The water level of Devil's Lake has risen about

April 27, 2011

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23 brasilian cities flooded, thousands of home destroyed in Colombia

Landslides and floods in southern Brazil over the weekend are now known to have left a dozen people dead. Some 40,000 people have been affected by the torrential rain and several hundred left homeless.The authorities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul have declared a

April 25, 2011

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Mudslides and floods wreck havoc across Colombia

More than 200 families have been left homeless in the central Colombian town of Utica after a mudslide swept away their houses.Torrential rain unleashed by the La Nina weather system has flooded the country, killing hundreds and forcing millions from their

April 21, 2011

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Major damage in St Vincent from flash flooding

Flash flooding in parts of St Vincent has left millions of dollars in damage, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has reported. But the full extent of destruction caused by flash flooding in the north central area of the island on Monday and Tuesday

April 19, 2011

 


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State of emergency declared for Canadian flooding

The annual spring floods have already taken their toll across the Canadian Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, where states of emergency have been declared. This flooding has claimed the lives of at least two people, both in southern Manitoba

April 14, 2011

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Rising rivers swell across US Midwest

Waters continued rising in April 2011 in the U.S. Midwest, according to a NASA statement. On April 13, the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service warned of flooding along the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. The AHPS

April 14, 2011

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Massive landslides and floods hit Colombia

As many as 200 people may have been buried in a landslide that swept over houses near Medellin, Colombia's second largest city. The landslide struck the La Gabriela district of the town of Bello near Medellin, 250 miles northwest of the capital Bogota. The landslide

April 13, 2011

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Number of days of rain in Iberian Peninsula has increased since 1903

A research team, led by the University of Extremadura, has for the first time analysed the frequency of rainfall over the whole of the Iberian Peninsula from 1903 to 2003. The results show that the number of rainy days increased over the 20th Century, except in the area

April 11, 2011

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Indonesia: Water levels 1.5 to 2 meters in West Alas

After Hamlet Bangkong Sub Badas hit by flooding, a similar natural disaster hit the Western District Alas. Two villages were sub-village and village Gontar usar submerged with water levels 1.5 to 2 meters.Allegedly high rainfall which lasted from Friday afternoon,

April 07, 2011

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Rising waters on the James River

Midwestern snow continued melting, and Midwestern rivers continued rising in early April 2011. The Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service issued flood warnings for cities along the James River in South Dakota, including

April 05, 2011

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Heavy rain triggers landslides in Thailand

Intense rain triggered widespread landslides in southern Thailand during the last week of March 2011. The large image, which cover a much wider area, shows many more landslides, though clouds hide much of the region from view. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on

April 05, 2011

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Dike in North Sumatra collapses flooding more homes

As floods plague parts of Sumatra, Java and Papua, a river bank in North Sumatra has collapsed, flooding hundreds of homes with hundreds more facing potential flooding.The dike on Cucukan River in Tanjung Putus village, Padang Tualang sub-district, collapsed. Damage

April 03, 2011

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Thailand Flooding Impacts Nearly One Million

In what should be one of the hottest, driest times of the year, rainfall totals of more than 50 inches within little more than a week have left swaths of southern Thailand under water. Nearly 1 million people have now been impacted by the recent flooding.At least 25

April 02, 2011

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Several tornadoes tore through Florida

Residents from Tampa to Lakeland are cleaning up after a rash of violent storms and tornadoes tore through the Sunshine State over the past two days. There were at least half a dozen reports of tornadoes along with numerous reports of damaging winds and hail on

April 01, 2011

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Deadly Rainfall Over Thailand

Data from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite was used to create a rainfall map of the severe rains that fell in Thailand recently. More than 20 people have been killed in southern Thailand over the past week due to flooding and mudslides

March 31, 2011

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Heavy floods or sinking of Southern Thailand

Two airports closed, boat and south-bound train services suspended, and almost one million people affected as the flood in southern Thailand worsened. The death toll continues to climb. Since 23 March 2011 there has been a prolonged heavy rainfall causing flash floods

March 30, 2011

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Super high tides, supermoon, superquake?! Bloggers watch out for missinfo!

Blogs and news sites writing today about Fiji's superhightide.  FijiTimes in yesterday's edition issued an article named Super high tide. Nubukalou Creek in Suva, Fiji burst its bank with seawater flowing throught city streets. This kind of events happen on regular

March 24, 2011

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Flooding in Angola and Namibia

Heavy rains continued falling throughout parts of southern Africa in mid- and late March 2011. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) described flood-affected districts extending from Angola and Mozambique southward to South

March 22, 2011

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Is Japan going to sink? pt.2

We would like to point out some observations of tsunami flooded areas after devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan a week ago. We bring you some amazing satellite images that show areas affected by tsunami - before and after. You can compare the impact...

March 20, 2011

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Tsunami warning issued for at least 20 countries after quake

The threat of a tsunami prompted the U.S. National Weather Service to issue a warning for at least 20 countries and numerous Pacific islands after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan Friday.The wide-ranging list includes Russia and Indonesia, Central American

March 11, 2011

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Flash floods and several tornadoes hit Gulf coast

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area at 9:40 a.m. (10:40 a.m. EST). Earlier Wednesday, three suspected tornadoes hit the New Orleans area the morning after Mardi Gras. Severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes reported, began Tuesday in

March 09, 2011



 


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Rising waters in Kiribati threatening villages

An increasing number of coastal villagers are asking to be relocated because of rising sea waters in Kiribati. Kiribati is in urgent need of funding to build sea walls to prevent sea water destroying villages and crops. If more funding is not forthcoming in the

March 09, 2011

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Australian rainfall record shattered

This year's "Big Wet", the tropical rainy season of Australia's Top End, has set a new record for highest seasonal rainfall. The city of Darwin, Northern Territory, topped its old seasonal rainfall record last week. The old mark was 2499.4 mm

March 08, 2011

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Earthquakes and deadly mudslide triggers mass evacuation order in Colombia

Authorities in the northern Colombian department of Santander ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents Thursday after mudslides killed at least three. The decision was made amid fears that a double mudslide that hit the village of California in the afternoon could

March 03, 2011

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2010 - A year of extremes in Changing Climate

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Annual Climate Summary for 2010, released yesterday, confirms the year was one of extremes for many parts of the country.Key points include: *The year, which began with El Nino conditions in the Pacific before rapidly

March 01, 2011

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Water demand will 'outstrip supply by 40% within 20 years'

Water demand in many countries will exceed supply by 40 per cent within 20 years due to the combined threat of climate change and population growth, scientists have warned. A new way of thinking about water is needed as looming shortages threaten communities,

February 28, 2011

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Hillside collapses in Bolivian capital after heavy rains, destroying 400 houses

Heavy rains caused a hilltop to collapse in a poor neighbourhood of the Bolivian capital Sunday, cracking roads, destroying at least 400 homes and burying people's belongings under mud and debris. There were no fatalities but significant damage from the landslide in

February 28, 2011

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Electrical storms with 27 000 recorded lightning strikes have swept Queensland

Spectacular electrical storms have swept across large parts of southern Queensland, causing flash floods and leaving more than 20 000 properties without power. The Bureau of Meteorology had been warning of a severe storm all day, so flood-weary residents were not...

February 21, 2011


 


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