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

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

September 16, 2019

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Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

A relatively strong explosion took place at Sakurajima volcano, Aira caldera, Japan at 22:46 UTC on September 15, 2019 (07:46 LT, September 16). According to the Tokyo VAAC, the ash plume is reaching 4 000 m (13 000 feet) above sea level, extending SW. This is 2 880...

September 16, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Humberto" moving near the NW Bahamas, expected to become a hurricane in 2 to 3 days

A tropical depression near the Bahamas strengthened into Tropical Storm "Humberto" at 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2019. Humberto's latest forecast track takes its center north of the Bahamas and then well off the coast of USA. Intensification is...

September 14, 2019

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

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

September 12, 2019

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2 500 people missing after destruction brought by Hurricane "Dorian"

A spokesman with the National Emergency Management Agency - Bahamas confirmed September 11, 2019, that 2 500 people are now registered as missing. However, the number is likely much higher as there were many undocumented people living there. ​The confirmed death...

September 11, 2019

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Large late-night tornado, strong straight-line winds hit Sioux Falls, causing significant damage, South Dakota

A large, late-night tornado hit south and central Sioux Falls, South Dakota around 23:41 LT on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (04:41 UTC, September 11), causing significant damage and power outages. Residents were asked to stay out of roads and call 911 only in...

September 11, 2019

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Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above South Pole to go down as the strongest on record

Very rare Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event continues unfolding above the South Pole. This SSW could go down in history as the strongest warming event on record, NIWA said, adding there is increased risk for southerlies in New Zealand into October. SSW...

September 10, 2019

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Villarrica volcano Alert Level raised to Orange for the first time since 2015, Chile

Sernageomin has raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Orange on September 9, 2019 and shared evacuation maps showing different meeting points for each nearby community before a possible eruption. The last major eruption at Villarica took place in 2015....

September 10, 2019

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Typhoon "Lingling" killed 8 in North Korea, destroyed 460 houses and 46 200 ha (114 162 acres) of farmland

Typhoon "Lingling" has passed over the Korean Peninsula from September 6 to September 7, 2019, killing at least 8 people in North Korea and 3 in South Korea. North Korean media encouraged citizens to mobilize over the weekend. Emergency responses have...

September 10, 2019

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Dorian death toll feared to reach thousands as storm caused 'absolute destruction' and 'nightmare' to the Bahamas

Category 5 Hurricane "Dorian" unleashed its fury on the Bahamas on September 1, 2019, as the strongest ever to hit the archipelago. 45 fatalities were initially confirmed but with the extreme damage that eradicated 45% of infrastructure on Grand Bahama and...

September 09, 2019

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Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" hits Tokyo, leaving 1 million homes without power, killing at least 2 people and injuring 40, Japan

Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" made landfall in the coastal city of Chiba shortly before 20:00 UTC on September 8, 2019 (05:00 JST, September 9), bringing record-breaking wind gusts to parts of the region. Nearly 1 000 000 customers lost power, more than 100...

September 09, 2019

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Powerful Typhoon "Lingling" hits the Korean Peninsula, results in at least 3 fatalities and power disruptions

Typhoon "Lingling", one of the most intense storms to hit South Korea, hit Jeju island and passed along the country's coast on September 7, 2019, causing power disruptions and killing at least three people. The quick-moving storm headed towards North...

September 08, 2019

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1 000 extreme rainfall events recorded in the first 12 days of August, India

The Center for Science and Environment (CSE), a research organization in New Delhi, said that there were around 1 000 extreme rainfall events just in the first 12 days of August in India, according to a report released on September 6, 2019. The data was gathered...

September 08, 2019

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Typhoon "Faxai" underwent extreme rapid intensification, closing in on Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Faxai" formed in the Pacific Ocean on September 5, 2019, as the 15th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The system is now closing in on Japan. Landfall is expected near Tokyo on September 8, 2019. Faxai has undergone extreme...

September 07, 2019

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Typhoon "Lingling" heading toward North Korea, landfall expected September 7

Typhoon "Lingling," known as Liwayway in the Philippines, formed September 1 in the Western Pacific Ocean as the 14th named tropical storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is now closing in on the Korean Peninsula with the landfall expected in...

September 06, 2019

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Dorian makes landfall in North Carolina, heads toward Canada

Hurricane "Dorian" made landfall over the Cape Hatteras, North Carolina at 12:35 UTC (08:35 EDT) on September 6, 2019. With 3 over the Bahamas, this is its fourth landfall but not final as it continues moving toward Nova Scotia, Canada where it is expected...

September 06, 2019

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

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

September 05, 2019