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Severe flooding death toll in India, Nepal and Bangladesh surpasses 300

Death toll from intense flooding in parts of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal surpassed 300 on July 22, 2019. Vast parts of eastern India have been affected by heavy rains and floods over the past two weeks, claiming lives of at least 200 people. 7.27 million people...

July 22, 2019

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Wildfires burning in heavily forested Castelo Branco region, central Portugal

More than 1 000 firefighters are battling several large wildfires in central Portugal since July 20, 2019. Fanned by strong winds, the fires are burning in heavily forested Castelo Branco region, 200 km (124 miles) N of capital Lisbon. Several national highways were...

July 21, 2019

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Powerful derecho sweeps through Midwest, leaves 365 000 customers without power

A powerful derecho swept through the Upper Midwest on Friday night local time, July 19, 2019, leaving more than 365 000 customers without power from Minnesota Michigan. Powerful winds with hurricane-force gusts swept through nearly 800 km (500 miles) in just 10...

July 20, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reaches South Korea, Japan receives record July rainfall

Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reached South Korea at about 06:00 UTC today and is expected to move over the country on July 20 and 21, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the region. Record July rainfall was already registered in parts of western...

July 20, 2019

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Violent explosive activity at Ubinas volcano, ash to 12.1 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Peru

Violent explosive volcanic activity started at Peru's Ubinas volcano around 07:35 UTC (02:35 local time) on July 19, 2019. The Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) recommended raising the alert level from Yellow to Orange. New information provided by webcam and...

July 19, 2019

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Massive floods hit NW Turkey, leaving 7 people missing

7 people are missing after massive floods and landslides hit Turkey's northwestern province of Düzce on Wednesday night, July 17 and Thursday, July 18, 2019. Turkey's interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, said Thursday that 135 people have been rescued,...

July 19, 2019

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Rivers at highest levels since records began, 60 000 homes destroyed or damaged, Bangladesh

At least 60 000 homes were washed away or damaged in 13 districts across Bangladesh after a heavy monsoon rains hit Bangladesh and neighboring countries over the past week. At least 26 people have been killed and 3 million marooned. Over the past couple of days,...

July 18, 2019

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Ebola outbreak declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on July 17, 2019. The declaration...

July 18, 2019

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More than 120 killed, 6 million affected by floods in India and Nepal

At least 123 people were killed, tens of thousands are displaced and at least 6 million affected in seasonal floods affecting India and Nepal over the past 10 days. The death toll is rising steadily. Seasonal monsoon continues affecting Nepal and neighboring Indian...

July 16, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Danas" (Falcon) affecting the Philippines, heading toward Taiwan, China and the Korean Peninsula

A strengthening tropical cyclone named Danas by the JMA and Falcon by the PAGASA is dumping moderate to heavy rains over parts of northern Philippines on July 16, 2019. The cyclone is expected to closely approach or make landfall over Babuyan, Philippines and then...

July 16, 2019

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Powerful M7.3 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Halmahera, Indonesia at 09:10 UTC (16:10 WIB) on July 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Indonesian BMKG is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

July 14, 2019

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Hurricane "Barry" makes landfall near Intracostal City, Louisiana

20:53 UTC, July 13Category 1 Hurricane "Barry" made landfall near Intracostal City, Louisiana and weakened into a tropical storm, NHC said 18:00 UTC. This made it the 4th hurricane ever to make landfall on the Louisiana coast in July. Previous July...

July 13, 2019

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Exceptional multiple meteor event recorded over Brazil

An exceptional multiple meteor event took place over Brazil at 07:10 UTC on June 26, 2019, and was recorded by a BRAMON video station in Maranhão, Brazil. The preliminarily calculated radiant of this cluster does not seem to be associated with any known...

July 11, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Barry" forms - long duration heavy rainfall along the central Gulf Coast and inland, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Barry" formed at 15:00 UTC on July 11, 2019, in the Gulf of Mexico, as the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Barry is expected to reach hurricane status on Friday, July 12 and be near the central or southeastern...

July 11, 2019

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6 killed and more than 100 injured as very strong winds, tornadoes and violent hailstorms hit Greece

Very strong winds, tornadoes and violent hailstorms hit northern Greece late Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (local time). Such severe weather is extremely unusual in Greece for this time of year, meteorologist Klearxos Marousakis said. According to Charalambos Steriadis,...

July 11, 2019

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Tropical cyclone forming in Gulf of Mexico, storm surge and tropical storm watches issued, heavy rainfall expected

A tropical cyclone is expected to form by Thursday, July 11, 2019, over the northern Gulf of Mexico, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned at 15:00 UTC on July 10. Storm surge and tropical storm watches have been issued. Heavy rainfall is expected as the system...

July 10, 2019

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Strong tornado hits Milano Marittima, giant hail in Abruzzo, Italy

A strong tornado hit Milano Marittima, near Ravenna, northern Italy on July 10, 2019. According to ANSA, one woman was hurt and taken to Cesena's Bugalini Hospital in serious. She is not in a life-threatening condition. Trees were downed, including 200...

July 10, 2019