Andrea Romero

Andrea Romero


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paraguay may 2019

At least 16 killed as severe floods hit Paraguay

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

May 20, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain hits Yakushima Island, Japan - 420 mm (16.5 inches) in 12 hours

​A warm and humid air current blowing from the east brought extremely heavy rain to Japan's southern Yakushima Island on Saturday, May 18, 2019. More than 12 000 residents were asked to evacuate immediately. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA),...

May 20, 2019

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

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

May 20, 2019

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

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

May 19, 2019

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Worst drought in 116 years hits Australian wheat production

The worst drought in more than a century is affecting parts of Australia, causing severe grain shortage in what is usually an outstanding surplus producing country. The condition resulted in a significant shipment of wheat from Canada, approved on May 9 and expected...

May 19, 2019

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Very rare snowfall and record lows hit French Mediterranean island of Corsica

Residents of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica woke up this week to unusually heavy snow and record low temperatures. Up to 30 cm (11.81 inches) of snow was reported up in the mountain stations on May 15, 2019 and up to 25 cm (9.84 inches) on the Vizzavona...

May 18, 2019

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Lake Erie water levels reach record monthly high, U.S.

Lake Erie has surpassed its water-level average a few months ago and is now recording its highest May level since record-keeping started in 1985. Residents are warned to expect flooding for the foreseeable future. With the amount of rainfall that Ohio and its...

May 18, 2019

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Storms and lightning strikes claims at least 23 lives in Assam, India

​At least 23 people have died and 22 801 families were affected by the storms and lightning strikes in 18 districts of the Indian state of Assam over the past few weeks. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a statement released May 14,...

May 17, 2019

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Key West sets new May temperature record, Florida

With 34.4 °C (94 °F) on May 14, 2019, Key West recorded its highest May temperature since records began in 1872. The previous monthly record was 33.8 C (93 °F) set on May 31, 1881. The previous daily record was 32.2 °C (90 °F) registered in 1874...

May 15, 2019

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Severe floods hit Emilia Romagna, Italy

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

May 15, 2019

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

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

May 15, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms, large hail hit North Carolina, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms hit North Carolina on Monday, March 13, 2019, downing trees and causing damage to homes, buildings and cars. Thunderstorms with hail from 42 to 66 mm (1.6 - 2.6 inches) hit north and east of Raleigh, NC, damaging homes, toppling down trees and...

May 14, 2019

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Large sinkhole opens near Florida high school, U.S.

A large sinkhole opened up at Tarpon Springs High School in Florida, U.S. on May 10, 2019, forcing officials to relocate some of the students. Police and local authorities are still investigating the scene located close to the culinary arts building. The hole is...

May 14, 2019

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The highest number of internally displaced people on record

A record 41.3 million people were displaced inside their own countries at the end of 2018 due to conflict and natural disasters, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The number of...

May 13, 2019

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Intense heatwave claims at least 111 lives, India

At least 111 people died of heatstroke over the past 42 days in Indian states of Andhra Pradesh (45) and Telangana (66). Temperatures ranged from 43 - 46 °C (109.4 - 114.8 °F) in more than 360 measuring stations across Andhra Pradesh. The hottest was...

May 11, 2019

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Oceanic plate next to Portugal seems to be peeling apart, creating a new supercontinent

A new study suggests that the oceanic plate next to Portugal could be peeling apart in a process that may result in the disappearance of the Atlantic Ocean and the creation of a new supercontinent. On November 1, 1755, a giant 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the...

May 11, 2019

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Detailed stratigraphy of massive Tierra Blanca Joven eruption, one the worst volcanic catastrophes in Central America

The Ilopango caldera is the source of the large volcanic eruption known as 'Tierra Blanca Joven' (TBJ) that occurred between ca. AD270 and AD535. According to new research published recently in Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, this event...

May 09, 2019