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NWS confirms catastrophic Nashville tornadoes as EF-4 and EF-3, Tennessee, U.S.

After a preliminary damage survey on March 4, 2020, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that the twisters that caused destruction in Middle Tennessee on March 3, particularly in Nashville, were EF-3 and EF-4, with powerful winds up to 282 km/h (175 mph). As...

March 05, 2020

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February 2020 sets a new UK record for February rainfall in a series stretching back to 1862

February 2020 is the wettest February for the United Kingdom since record-keeping started in 1862. The record comes after powerful storms Ciara, Dennis, and Jorge dumped 44% of the month's rainfall, smashing the previous record set in 1990. Last month was also...

March 05, 2020

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More than 50 dead or missing as violent flash floods and mudslides hit Brazil

At least 23 people lost their lives and more than 30 others went missing after continuous heavy downpour struck Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, causing violent flash floods and landslides. The death toll is expected to further increase as rescue teams and...

March 04, 2020

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Strong tornado hits Nashville, causing extensive damage -- at least 24 casualties and 40 structures destroyed, Tennessee, U.S.

A strong tornado hit the city of Nashville, Tennessee on March 3, 2020, causing extensive damage. The twister has left at least 24 people dead and at least 40 buildings destroyed. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee declared a state of emergency. "The State of Tennessee...

March 03, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 10.7 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano, Central Java at 22:22 UTC on March 2, 2020. According to the Darwin VAAC, volcanic ash reached 10.7 km (35 000 feet) above sea level. Pyroclastic flows descended 2 km (1.2 miles) down the slopes of...

March 03, 2020

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Storm Jorge lashes flood-hit parts of Ireland and UK after wettest February on record

Flood-stricken areas in the UK and Ireland faced further disruptions after Storm Jorge brought heavy downpour and strong winds on February 29, 2020. Amid the extremes, the Met Office also announced that the UK just saw its wettest February on record and fifth...

March 02, 2020

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Rio de Janeiro under red alert after heavy rain triggers deadly floods and landslides, Brazil

Heavy rains affecting Brazil since Saturday, February 29, 2020, triggered mudslides and floods across the state of Rio de Janeiro, resulting in widespread damage and at least four fatalities. Some areas received more than 180 mm (7 inches) of rain into early Monday,...

March 02, 2020

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Intense lake effect snow wallops Upstate New York, encasing homes in a thick layer of ice

An intense lake effect snow raged across Upstate New York on February 28, 2020, leaving areas along Lake Erie entirely covered in ice-- in some areas up to 4 m (12 feet) thick. Residents described the conditions as surreal, remarking that it was the first time ice...

March 02, 2020

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More than 45 000 displaced, 120 000 affected as flooding worsens in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia

Nine people have lost their lives while 45 861 others have been displaced as flooding continues to worsen in Indonesia's GreaterJakarta, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reports. About 119 268 people have been affected by severe inundations in the...

February 29, 2020

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Widespread flooding persists in Ireland and UK, another strong storm to hit western Europe this weekend

Widespread flooding due to prolonged heavy rain continues to impact parts of the UK and Ireland, leading to evacuations and prompting the Met Office to issue warnings and alerts on Friday, February 28, 2020. The conditions are expected to worsen as another storm is...

February 28, 2020

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Spectacular daylight fireball explodes over northern Croatia, meteorites likely

A spectacular daylight fireball exploded over northern Croatia at 09:31 UTC on February 28, 2020. The event was witnessed from all over Croatia, Slovenia, and parts of northern Italy. It was followed by a sonic boom, registered by seismographs as an earthquake. It...

February 28, 2020

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Crops ravaged by a massive sandstorm, heavy impact on all crops grown in the open ground, Canary Islands

Crops in the Canary Islands were ravaged by a massive sandstorm affecting the archipelago from February 22 through 24, 2020. Agrarian leaders are expecting the damages to be long-term as not only the current harvest was lost, but the next ones are also at risk. The...

February 28, 2020

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At least 22 dead or missing following severe flash floods and landslides in Colombia

Severe flash floods and landslides due to persistent heavy rain claimed at least eight lives and left 14 missing in central-north Colombia, national authorities reported on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. An orange alert has been issued for mudslides in the affected...

February 27, 2020

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Massive glacier collapse and catastrophic mudflow near Machu Picchu, Peru

A massive glacier collapse took place near Machu Picchu (Cusco Region, Urubamba Province) on February 23, 2020, resulting in a catastrophic debris flow that claimed the lives of at least four people and left 13 others missing. Diario Correo reported that the event...

February 27, 2020

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Emergency declared in Indonesia's West Java as widespread floods and landslides displace 10 000

Widespread flooding and landslides due to constant rains forced roughly 10 000 people to flee their home in West Java, Indonesia, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The calamities resulted in thousands of...

February 26, 2020

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Severe thunderstorm and worst hailstorm since 2010 wreak havoc across Perth, Australia

Ferocious thunderstorm with damaging winds up to 126 km/h (78 mph) and hailstones the size of tennis balls -- about 6 cm (2 inches) in diameter -- lashed Perth, Australia on February 25, 2020, wreaking havoc across the city and causing chaos during peak-hour...

February 26, 2020

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Major floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta for second time this year

Torrential rain has inundated Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, paralyzing wide areas of the city as rescue teams used boats to evacuate people. This was the second time severe flooding hit the capital, following the devastating heavy...

February 25, 2020