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eastern spain snow january 2017

Historic snow blankets eastern Spain

Eastern Spain is experiencing an extremely rare winter weather for this region since Wednesday, January 18, 2017, when parts of the region saw their first snow in 90 years. Through Friday, January 20, at least 3 000 people became stranded on roads due to heavy snow....

January 20, 2017

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30 missing after massive avalanche hits Rigopiano hotel, Italy

Up to 30 people are missing after a massive avalanche buried Rigopiano hotel in the town of Farindola at the base of the Gran Sasso mountain range in Italy's Abruzzo region around 17:30 local time on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Central Italy was under a severe...

January 19, 2017

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Series of strong earthquakes hit Italy amid extreme snowfall

A series of strong earthquakes are hitting central Italy since 09:25 UTC on January 18, 2017. Within the first two hours, EMSC registered 21 moderate to strong earthquakes; by 15:52 the agency registered a total of 102 earthquakes. This region is currently under...

January 18, 2017

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Severe flooding hits Philippines, at least 7 dead

A low pressure area has dumped heavy rain on Mindanao over the past couple of days and caused severe flooding in which at least 7 people lost their lives on January 17, 2017. One person is still missing as of 22:01 local time today. Misamis Oriental governor said...

January 17, 2017

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Long duration ice storm continues in central US, death toll rising

Widespread freezing rain produced by Winter Storm "Jupiter" persists for much of western Oklahoma, Kansas, northern Missouri, and western Iowa. Continuing snow is forecast to the north of the freezing rain, and to the south, heavy rain and the potential...

January 16, 2017

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Severe winter storm hits Japan, intense sea-effect snow

A major winter storm is affecting the Japanese archipelago Japan this week. The storm is producing typhoon-force winds and prolonged, intense sea-effect snow. Extreme amounts of snow have fallen in parts of Japan and claimed lives of at least 2 people. More than 40...

January 15, 2017

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Major ice storm hits the central US

A major winter storm is in progress across much of the central US, extending from northern New Mexico all the way to the Ohio Valley this weekend, January 14 and 15, 2017. Significant freezing rain may cause downed trees, prolonged power outages, and travel...

January 14, 2017

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Violent storm hits Europe, 330 000 homes without power in France

A powerful cyclone hit Great Britain on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and rapidly strengthened over the English Channel and northern France, bringing hurricane-force winds to the region. Its center then moved over Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany and Poland....

January 13, 2017

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Europe in deep freeze, over 60 dead as new Arctic blast arrives

More than 60 people have died in Europe since the beginning of the month when cold Arctic airmass started descending south, toward the Mediterranean. The most vulnerable, and many of the victims, are homeless and migrants. The temperatures are expected to somewhat...

January 11, 2017

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Major storm hits California and Nevada, significant flooding expected

A massive storm is affecting the western United States, dropping heavy rain and causing floods, mudslides, and evacuations. Significant flooding is expected in parts of drought-stricken California and western Nevada. At least three people have lost their lives by...

January 09, 2017

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Military deployed, hundreds of thousands stranded in Thailand

Hundreds of thousands of people have been stranded in major flooding in Thailand's south since January 1, 2017. Authorities reported Sunday, January 8, that at least 19 people have died and that military forces have been deployed to cope with massive flooding....

January 08, 2017

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Europe in the grip of Arctic outbreak, hurricane-force winds hit Adriatic coast

Cold Arctic air has reached and settled over the central Mediterranean, now causing bitterly cold temperatures across much of Europe. Hurricane-force winds are affecting the Adriatic coast for the second day in a row and producing intense sea-effect snowfall over...

January 07, 2017

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Powerful storm aims California and Pacific Northwest

A very strong Pacific frontal system is expected to rapidly spread moisture back into the West Coast by late Friday night, January 6 and into Saturday morning, January 7. The storm could bring 36 straight hours of heavy rain from Mammoth Mountain to Susanville,...

January 06, 2017

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Natural catastrophe losses in 2016 at their highest since 2012

According to Munich RE, a global reinsurance company, after three years of relatively low natural catastrophe losses, the 'figures for 2016 are back in the mid-range, where they are expected to be.' In terms of casualties, 2016 had the fewest fatalities...

January 04, 2017

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Very strong M6.9 earthquake hits south of Fiji, tsunami warnings issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 (downgraded from M7.2) hit south of Fiji at 21:51 UTC on January 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6...

January 03, 2017

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Two dead after shallow M5.5 earthquake hits Tripura, India

At least two people have died and 4 were injured after a shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 hit India at 09:09 UTC (14:39 local time) on January 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.1 km (22.4 miles). IMD is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 27...

January 03, 2017

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Deadly storms, floods and tornadoes hit the US South

Tens of thousands of people have lost power as severe weather rolled through the southern United States and turned deadly on Monday, January 2, 2017. As of early January 3 (UTC), at least 5 people have lost their lives. Authorities fear the death toll will rise and...

January 03, 2017