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harrisburg pennsylvania flood july 2017

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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Tropical cyclone activity ramps up, 6 named storms, 1 expected landfall

Tropical cyclone activity ramped up over the past couple of days and we now have 6 named storms across the globe, all of them in the Pacific Ocean. On July 22, 2017, we had 8 active tropical storms and depressions across the North Pacific, the most tropical cyclones...

July 24, 2017

akita prefecture japan flood july 23 2017

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

severe thunderstorm hits kansas city metro area july 23 2017

Major thunderstorm hits Kansas City leaving 112 000 homes without power

A severe thunderstorm rolled through Kansas City metropolitan area late Saturday, July 22, 2017 into July 23, leaving at least 112 000 homes without power. The storm brought heavy rain, winds reaching up to 113 km/h (70 mph) and excessive lightning. KCP&L said...

July 23, 2017

widespread flooding hits south island new zealand

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

mcgregor iowa tornado damage july 19 2017

Tornado rips through downtown McGregor, Iowa

A line of thunderstorms moved through parts southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, into southwest Wisconsin during the later afternoon and evening of Wednesday, July 19, 2017 into July 20. It produced heavy rain, damaging wind gusts and at least one EF-1 confirmed...

July 21, 2017

greece turkey earthquake july 20 2017

Deadly M6.7 earthquake hits Greece - Turkey border region, triggers a tsunami

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Dodecanese Islands, Greece - western Turkey border region at 22:31 UTC on July 20, 2017 (01:31 local time, July 21), triggering a small tsunami. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

July 21, 2017

detwiler fire california july 20 2017

Detwiler Fire explodes in size, 29 structures destroyed, 1 500 threatened

A massive, fast-burning wildfire is raging west of Yosemite National Park in California, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The fire exploded in size on Wednesday, July 19 to 19 424 hectares (48 000 acres). It has so far scorched 19 424 hectares...

July 20, 2017

badakhshan flood afghanistan july 2017

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

wildfires british columbia july 2017

300 000 hectares ablaze, more than 45 000 people evacuated, British Columbia

Massive wildfires burning in Canada's British Columbia have so far scorched 300 000 hectares (741 316 acres) of land and forced more than 45 000 people to evacuate, close to a record set in 2003 when 50 000 people were forced to evacuate. The state of emergency...

July 19, 2017

extreme rainfall floods istanbul turkey july 18 2017

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

aleutian trench Komandorskiye ostrova earthquake tsunami july 17 2017

Major M7.7 earthquake hits Aleutian Trench, tsunami advisories issued

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit near Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia at 23:34 UTC on July 17, 2017. The agency is reporting a shallow depth of 11 km (6.8 miles.) This is the 4th earthquake in this area since M6.2 at 11:05 UTC today. It was...

July 18, 2017

tropical storm don july 17 2017 at 21z goes 16

Tropical Storm "Don" forms, moving toward the Windward Islands

Tropical Storm "Don" formed east of the Windward Islands at 21:00 UTC on July 17, 2017, as the fourth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Watches and warnings are in effect for portions of the Windward Islands. At 21:00 UTC on July 17, the...

July 17, 2017

piton de la fournaise eruption july 2017 loic abadie

Eruption continues at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new eruption that started at Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano on July 14, 2017 continues for the third day in a row. By 15:00 UTC on July 15, the tremor has decreased by a factor of 7 compared to the beginning of the eruption and has remained constant...

July 17, 2017

flash floods hit cold springs swimming hole arizona july 2017

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

2santiago snow july 15 2017

Rare Chile snowstorm leaves one dead, 337 000 homes without power

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rain, big waves and rare snowfall affected 14 of Chile's 15 regions on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The storms left at least one person dead, two seriously injured and about 337 000 homes without power in capital Santiago....

July 16, 2017

yemen cholera outbreak

Yemen: world's largest humanitarian crisis and largest cholera outbreak

Yemen currently holds a double grim world record: the largest humanitarian crisis (20.7 million Yemenis in need of humanitarian assistance, 17 million severely food insecure, at least 462 000 severely malnourished children) and the largest cholera outbreak (with...

July 15, 2017