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locust iran may 28 2020

Iran faces worst locust plague in 50 years, recent attacks unprecedented

Iran is under its worst desert locust outbreak in the past 50 years and for the second year in a row. Compared with last year, the swarms of desert locusts are much larger, and it is safe to claim that the recent attacks are unprecedented, officials said. According...

May 29, 2020

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Floods kill 285, affect more than 800 000 in Kenya -- crop loss may lead to food insecurity

The death toll from floods that have been pounding Kenya since April has risen to 285 and the number of people affected to 810 655, the government reported in a nationwide briefing​ on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Intense downpours caused havoc across the nation,...

May 28, 2020

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Severe flooding hits Nicaragua, life-threatening flash floods expected across Central America into the next week

Heavy rains caused major flooding in several sectors of Esteli, Nicaragua, on Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2020. Rivers and streams overflowed, damaging streets and submerging buildings. Heavy rain and life-threatening flash floods are expected across Central America...

May 28, 2020

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Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida, U.S.

Persistent heavy rains over the weekend triggered severe flooding in parts of Florida, with a total of 185.4 mm (7.3 inches) recorded in Miami over a 48-hour period to Monday, May 25-- the city's heaviest two-day rainfall since 2012. Another bout of intense...

May 27, 2020

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Turkey's eastern provinces hit by disruptive snowstorm and strong winds

A cold front accompanied by snow and strong winds caused disruptions to Turkey's eastern provinces beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020. The storm led to extensive damage to properties, power blackouts, traffic interruptions, and at least one person dead. In the...

May 26, 2020

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Extreme 'once-in-a-decade' storm brings destructive winds and rain to Western Australia

An extreme weather event described as a "once-in-a-decade" brought destructive winds and rain to a wide stretch of Western Australia on May 24 and 25, 2020. Wind speed of up to 132 km/h (82 mph) was recorded at Cape Leeuwin, the state's strongest May...

May 25, 2020

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Rare extreme weather event lashing much of Western Australia -- WA's worst storm in a decade

A rare extreme weather event is taking place across Western Australia today into Monday, May 25, 2020. Dangerous winds could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property. Many locations have already recorded tides exceeding their highest tides of...

May 24, 2020

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More than 100 people dead, millions affected by Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" in India and Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" has left more than more than 100 people dead and thousands more homeless in India and Bangladesh after it made landfall on May 20, 2020. The storm left a path of destruction in both of the countries' coastal areas, affecting...

May 22, 2020

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Rare tornado hits Sumatra, killing 2 people and damaging 245 homes

A rare tornado tore through several villages on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. At least two fatalities, 6 people injured, and 245 damaged homes were confirmed on Thursday, May 21. The storm hit the Tulang Bawang district of Lampung...

May 22, 2020

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Early winter blast, record rain hit much of the eastern seaboard of Australia, severe weather to continue into weekend

Much of the eastern seaboard of Australia was hit by wet weather overnight into May 20, 2020, as a cold front generated rains across Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. The severe weather conditions are forecast to last until the weekend as the country...

May 21, 2020

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ESA's SWARM investigates weakening of Earth's magnetic field, possible split up of South Atlantic Anomaly

Over the past 200 years, Earth's magnetic field has lost around 9% of its strength. Meanwhile, a large region of reduced magnetic intensity has developed between Africa and South America -- known as South Atlantic Anomaly. Over the past 5 years, however, a...

May 20, 2020

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Amphan" hits India and Bangladesh, leaving a trail of destruction

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Amphan" has left a trail of destruction in the state of Odisha before making landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh around 09:00 UTC (14:30 LT) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Around three million...

May 20, 2020

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10 000 forced to evacuate amid 'catastrophic dam failures' in central Michigan

The Edenville and Sanford dams in central Michigan were breached on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, following days of heavy rainfall, forcing about 10 000 residents to evacuate. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood emergencies along the entire...

May 20, 2020

chicago flood may 17 2020

Major flooding hits Chicago, city on pace to break the monthly May rainfall record, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, including two probable tornadoes, ripped through the Chicago area on Sunday, May 17, 2020, causing major flooding and leading to numerous water rescues. With almost 76 mm (3 inches) of rain on Sunday night alone, Chicago is now heading toward...

May 18, 2020

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Amphan unexpectedly intensifies into Super Cyclonic Storm -- strongest named storm of the 2020 northern hemisphere season

Tropical Cyclone "Amphan" unexpectedly intensified into a rare Super Cyclonic Storm on May 18, 2020 -- becoming the northern hemisphere's strongest tropical cyclone in 2020. This storm can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained...

May 18, 2020

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Late season snow and unusually cold May temperatures from North America to Europe

A late-season cold blast has been dumping spring snow from North America to parts of Europe since early May, causing records to tumble in several areas as the cold Arctic air ripped through west to east. The intense Arctic outbreak brought rare snow and record cold...

May 18, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Arthur" forms off the coast of Florida as the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

A depression east of Florida has strengthened into Tropical Storm "Arthur" at 03:00 UTC on May 17, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The season officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30, dates that...

May 17, 2020