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Nearly 200 000 displaced as unprecedented flooding hits South Sudan

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

October 20, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Nestor" moving quickly toward Florida

Tropical Storm "Nestor" formed October 18, 2019, as the 14th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is moving quickly toward Florida. Landfall s expected over Florida Panhandle on Saturday morning (LT), October 19, 2019. There is a...

October 19, 2019

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

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

October 18, 2019

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Dangerous storm surge and tropical-storm-force winds expected along portions of Gulf Coast

Dangerous storm surge and tropical-storm-force winds expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast later today, October 18 and tonight (CDT) as a dangerous weather system, currently designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen, heads toward northern Florida,...

October 18, 2019

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Submarine eruption at Lateiki (Metis Shoal), Tonga

The Aviation Color Code for Lateiki volcano, previously known as Matis Shoal, was raised to Orange at 21:20 UTC on October 14, 2019, after several observations confirmed eruption in progress. Real Tonga pilots flying between Tongatapu and Vava'u observed the...

October 17, 2019

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Several injured as very destructive, possibly multivortex tornado hits Arles, France

Several people were injured after a destructive tornado hit the city of Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, southern France on October 15, 2019. Damage suggests this was a multiple vortex tornado. Heavy rain with winds up to 113 km/h (70 mph) started affecting the region...

October 17, 2019

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Stormquakes - scientists discover new geophysical phenomenon

A study published on October 14, 2019, shows a new geophysical phenomenon where a heavy storm can trigger seismic events in the nearby ocean as powerful as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. Lead author Wenyuan Fan, an assistant professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric...

October 17, 2019

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Potent nor'easter to bring heavy rain and strong winds across Mid-Atlantic and New England, USA

A rapidly intensifying storm developing across the Mid-Atlantic will move quickly into New England by Thursday, October 17, 2019. The storm will produce heavy rainfall and localized flooding across these areas. Additionally, strong winds may cause some tree damage...

October 16, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 11:37 UTC (19:37 LT) on October 16, 2019. EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The epicenter...

October 16, 2019

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Metis Shoal volcano starts erupting, Aviation Color Code Orange, Tonga

A white plume was observed rising up to 5 km (17 000 feet) above sea level over underwater Metis Shoal volcano, Tonga at 22:06 UTC on October 14, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1995 (VEI 2). The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange - the...

October 15, 2019

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State of emergency after unprecedented October snowstorm leaves 250 000 without power in Manitoba, Canada

At least 250 000 were left without power after an unprecedented snowstorm hit Manitoba, Canada. Heavy and wet snow began falling on Thursday, October 10 and continued into Friday, October 11. The capital, Winnipeg, was prompted to declare a state of emergency...

October 14, 2019

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Record weather conditions across USA in the first half of October

A strong early-season snowstorm pounded several parts of the United States in the first half of October. The unusual weather set records, with snowstorm blanketing the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions have hit Dakota, while Denver...

October 14, 2019

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Widespread floods after extreme rainfall brought by Typhoon "Hagibis" - dozens dead or missing, Japan

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

October 13, 2019

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Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" nears Tokyo, potentially the strongest to hit the city since 1958, Japan

Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" is approaching Japan. Landfall is expected near Tokyo on October 12 with maximum sustained winds of 160 km/h (98 mph), equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Authorities are...

October 11, 2019

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Slow-moving nor'easter affecting parts of the Northeast, anomalously cold air mass drops into the Central USA

Heavy rain and gusty winds produced by a potent, slow-moving ocean storm / nor'easter are expected to linger over southeastern New England into Saturday, October 12, 2019. Meanwhile, an early-season major winter storm continues across the Northern Plains as an...

October 11, 2019

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Significant, and potentially historic, October winter storm producing widespread hazards across the West and Plains, USA

A significant, and potentially historic, October winter storm is still on track to impact the northern Rockies and portions of the central and northern Plains tonight through Saturday, October 12, with as much as 30 - 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) of snow and isolated heavier...

October 10, 2019

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Hagibis intensifies to Category 5 Super Typhoon in one of the most explosive intensification rates on record, heading toward Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Hagibis" formed on October 5, 2019, and underwent one of the most explosive intensification rates on record. Hagibis exploded from a tropical storm with winds of 96 km/h (60 mph) to a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 257 km/h (160...

October 09, 2019