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Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" bring record rains, historic flooding and destructive tornadoes to U.S. Northeast, leaving at least 71 people dead

Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" -- which made landfall in Louisiana on August 29 with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph)1 -- inundated parts of the U.S. Northeast and spawned large and extremely dangerous tornadoes on September 1 and 2, 2021....

September 02, 2021

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Remnants of Ida and Nora bring dangerous flash flood threats to U.S.

As the remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Ida" move into the northeast U.S., potentially life-threatening flash flooding is possible Wednesday into early Thursday, September 1 and 2, 2021, across portions of the Mid-Atlantic to Southern New England. In...

September 01, 2021

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More than 1 million homes and businesses remain without power, Louisiana

More than 1 million homes and businesses in southern Louisiana remain without power after Hurricane "Ida" caused 'catastrophic' damage to the power grid over the weekend.1 Ida is the second most intense hurricane on record to hit Louisiana, only...

August 31, 2021

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Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" hits Louisiana on Katrina's 16th anniversary, leaves more than 1 million homes without power

Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" made landfall in Louisiana, U.S. on August 29, 2021, bringing catastrophic storm surge, maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph), and heavy rains. More than 1 million customers in Louisiana were left...

August 30, 2021

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Ida expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane as it hits Louisiana, U.S.

Hurricane "Ida" is moving over the Gulf of Mexico through an area favorable for rapid intensification. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects it to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the coast of Louisiana by late Sunday, August...

August 28, 2021

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Hurricane "Ida" makes landfall over the Isle of Youth, causing island-wide power outages, Cuba

Tropical Storm "Ida" strengthened into a hurricane at 17:10 UTC on Friday, August 27, 2021, just 50 km (31 miles) ESE of the Isle of Youth. Landfall took place at 18:00 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum central pressure of...

August 28, 2021

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Intense cold front affecting South Africa, warnings for disruptive snowfall and severe thunderstorms

An intense cold front associated with a steep upper-air trough is affecting parts of South Africa since Thursday, August 26, 2021. The front is spreading eastwards, bringing heavy rains, disruptive snow, and cold temperatures. A change in weather conditions is...

August 28, 2021

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Moderately strong M4.7 solar flare erupts from geoeffective AR 2860

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M4.7 at its peak erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2860 at 06:15 UTC on August 28, 2021. The event started at 05:39 and ended at 06:23 UTC. The flare event follows increased solar activity with numerous c-class flares...

August 28, 2021

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TS Ida: Life-threatening heavy rains, flash flooding and mudslides expected across Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, western Cuba and Isle of Youth

Tropical Storm "Ida" formed in the Caribbean Sea at 21:20 UTC on Thursday, August 26, 2021, as the 9th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located 160 km (100 miles) WSW of Negril, Jamaica and 205 km (130 miles)...

August 27, 2021

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Thousands of homes destroyed by floods, more than 60 fatalities, Niger

Heavy rains and floods affecting Niger since the start of the rainy season in June have affected more than 100 000 people, left thousands of homes destroyed and more than 60 people dead. In addition, the country was hit by an outbreak of cholera following the...

August 26, 2021

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More than 8 000 homes destroyed as severe floods and landslides hit Venezuela

Heavy rain has been affecting Venezuela over the past few days, causing severe floods and landslides and resulting in casualties and damage. Government officials confirmed 15 fatalities and 6 people missing on August 25. The worst affected states are Amazonas,...

August 25, 2021

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Catastrophic flooding hits Tennessee after record rainfall, leaving at least 22 people dead and dozens missing

Several waves of slow-moving storms dumped record-breaking rains over parts of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, August 21, 2021, resulting in catastrophic flooding in which at least 22 people lost their lives and dozens remain missing. The worst impacted counties...

August 23, 2021

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Grace rapidly intensified into a major hurricane before making landfall in Mexico

Hurricane "Grace" rapidly intensified before making landfall south of Tuxpan, Mexico at 06:00 UTC on August 21, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h (125 mph), just below Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson hurricane wind scale. At the time,...

August 23, 2021

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Henri expected to strengthen into a hurricane today, make landfall in Long Island or southern New England

Tropical Storm "Henri" is expected to become a hurricane on Saturday, August 21, 2021, and make landfall in Long Island or southern New England late Saturday night or on Sunday (LT), August 22. At 06:00 UTC on August 21, Henri's center was located...

August 21, 2021

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Hurricane "Grace" strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico

Hurricane "Grace" is strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from north of Cabo Rojo to Barra del Tordo. Landfall is expected within the warning area this evening or tonight, August...

August 20, 2021

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Severe floods hit Gävle after two months' worth of rain overnight, Sweden

Record-breaking rain hit the Swedish city of Gävle in Gästrikland Region on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17 and 18, 2021, leaving hundreds of homes and vehicles flooded and prompting authorities to close schools and issue stay-at-home warnings. According...

August 20, 2021

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35 missing after remnants of Tropical Storm "Fred" hit North Carolina, U.S.

Heavy rains brought by remnants of Tropical Storm "Fred" triggered floods and mudslides in North Carolina after the storm made landfall near Cape San Blas, Florida1 on August 16, 2021. Fred then moved through parts of Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina...

August 19, 2021