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Two dams in Karachi overflow, at least 7 killed in weather-related incidents, Pakistan

At least 7 people were killed in different weather-related incidents across Karachi, Pakistan's largest city on August 25, 2020. On August 26, two dams in the city overflowed, placing several towns at risk of major flooding. More heavy rains are expected across...

August 26, 2020

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Laura forecast to rapidly strengthen into Category 4 hurricane before making landfall, U.S.

Hurricane "Laura" is expected to rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before it approaches Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts and moves island near those areas tonight, August 26 or Thursday morning (LT), August 27, 2020. Potentially...

August 26, 2020

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Devastating storm causes millions worth of damage, prompts state of emergency in northern Italy

A violent storm struck Italy's northern region on Sunday, August 23, 2020, bringing hail, paralyzing floods, strong winds, and a tornado. In a statement on Monday, August 24, the National Confederation of Farmers (Coldiretti) said the severe weather caused...

August 25, 2020

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40 000 people affected, 4 000 houses damaged as heavy monsoon rains hit wide swaths of northern Thailand

Heavy monsoon rains have been lashing wide swaths of northern Thailand since August 20, 2020. 4 000 homes were damaged, 40 000 people affected and more than 1 000 displaced. Authorities reported that flooding has affected 382 villages in 25 districts in eight...

August 25, 2020

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More than 100 000 livestock animals perish as intense snowstorms hit Patagonia, 70 percent of flock at risk

Intense snowstorms and frosts hit Patagonia amid one of the region's worst winters in two decades, which has badly affected the agricultural sector. More than 100 000 livestock animals have perished, according to officials' first estimate of losses, who also...

August 24, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Laura" wreaks havoc across the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm "Laura" brought strong winds and heavy rain to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti over the weekend, August 22 into 23, 2020, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than 1 million without power. The storm is now dumping heavy...

August 24, 2020

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Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings in effect for parts of northern Gulf Coast - Tropical storms Marco and Laura

Two tropical systems are forecast to strike parts of the northern Gulf Coast starting Monday, August 24 into the mid-week. Marco strengthened into a hurricane at 16:30 UTC on August 23 - the 3rd hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season - while it was about...

August 24, 2020

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Destructive floods hit Turkey's Giresun Province, leaving 15 people dead or missing

Heavy rainfall caused destructive flooding in NE Turkey's Giresun Province, Black Sea Region on Saturday, August 22, 2020, leaving huge infrastructural damage, at least 4 people dead and 11 missing. Officials said heavy rains in the district of Dereli started...

August 23, 2020

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Typhoon "Bavi" moving toward the Korean Peninsula

Typhoon "Bavi" formed north of the Philippine archipelago on August 21, 2020, as the 8th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. The system was located in conditions conducive for rapid strengthening and by 12:00 UTC on August 22, Bavi was a Severe...

August 23, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Marco" forecast to move over or near the Yucatan Peninsula on August 22

Tropical Storm "Marco" formed over the northwestern Caribbean at 03:00 UTC on Saturday, August 22, 2020, as the 13th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. This is the earliest named 13th storm in the Atlantic on record. The previous record was...

August 22, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Laura" forecast to move near or over portions of the Greater Antilles through Monday

Tropical Storm "Laura" formed on August 21, 2020, as the 12th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Laura is following the trend of record-early storm formations this season and is now the 12th earliest Atlantic named storm on record. The...

August 21, 2020

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Explosive fire activity in California - at least 5 people killed, more than 690 000 acres scorched and 770 structures destroyed

At least 5 people have been killed and more than 30 injured as destructive wildfires continue burning across California. More than 770 structures were destroyed, nearly 283 279 ha (700 000 acres) of land scorched, more than 60 000 people evacuated and 100 000 more...

August 21, 2020

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Storm Ellen brings record winds and heavy rain to parts of Ireland and UK

Storm Ellen brought winds as strong as a Category 1 hurricane and heavy rains to parts of the UK and Ireland through Wednesday night, August 19, 2020, leaving nearly 200 000 properties without power. Winds up to 180 km/h (112 mph) were reported off the coast of...

August 21, 2020

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Pine Gulch Fire in Colorado remapped to 121 781 acres, the second-largest in history of the state

A wildfire caused by lightning on July 31, 2020, about 29 km (18 miles) north of Grand Junction, Colorado has spread to 49 283 ha (121 781 acres) by August 20, 2020. Since rapid spread on August 19, this is the second-largest wildfire in the state's history....

August 20, 2020

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Wildfires force new evacuations, threaten thousands of structures as California declares state of emergency

The Governor of California Gavin Newsom declared a statewide state of emergency on August 18, 2020, as a result of the ongoing wildfires and heatwave affecting the state. As of early August 20, more than 400 wildfires are burning across the state. An 'Extreme...

August 20, 2020

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'Very intense' Antarctic air to bring historic cold and snow across wide swaths of South America

A "very intense" Antarctic air mass is forecast to spread across wide swaths of South America this week, with the potential to bring historical cold and snow, MetSul warned. The cold blast will sweep across a large portion of Argentina and reach Brazil,...

August 19, 2020

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Three Gorges dam facing most severe floods since it was built, China

Authorities in China's Hubei province say the Three Gorges Dam is facing the most severe floods since it was built. By August 20, the Three Gorges Dam in central China’s Hubei Province is expected to see the most severe round of floods since it was...

August 19, 2020