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Weeks of heavy rains leave more than 30 fatalities in South Africa

Heavy rains affecting parts of South Africa since January 23 when Tropical Cyclone "Eloise" swept over the region has claimed more than 30 lives in the provinces of Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Limpopo, and KwaZulu-Natal. Eloise made landfall north of Beira,...

February 16, 2021

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More than 3.8 million homes without power as unprecedented winter storm hits Texas

More than 3.8 million homes are experiencing power outages across the U.S. state of Texas and another 118 000 across Louisiana, 58 000 in Mississippi, and 163 000 in Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky after extremely cold temperatures and...

February 15, 2021

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Extreme cold hits United States - electricity and heating prices surge as infrastructure fails to deliver

As a cold arctic air mass remains in place across much of the United States, wintry precipitation will bring hazards to the Pacific Northwest, the Southern Plains, Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley, and the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast this weekend into at least...

February 13, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides leave 39 100 homes damaged, 63 700 people displaced and 4 dead in Java, Indonesia

Around 63 700 people have been displaced, while four fatalities were reported after floods and landslides struck Java, Indonesia over the past couple of days. Some 156 800 people were affected and 39 100 buildings damaged. Heavy rainfall began falling on February 4,...

February 12, 2021

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Mass disruption after 'extreme freeze' hits the U.K.

Snow and icy conditions are set to cause further disruptions across the United Kingdom after the deepest "extreme freeze" in a decade hit the country, causing mass cancelations of classes, businesses, and travel services. On Thursday, February 11, 2021,...

February 11, 2021

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Moscow braces for major winter storm and record snow, Russia

Moscow is bracing for a major winter storm set to bring record-breaking snow to the Russian capital beginning Thursday, February 11, 2021, until about Sunday, February 14, making it the longest snowfall in the city since 2018. The snowfall total from Friday to...

February 11, 2021

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Shallow M7.7 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia - Tsunami Watch in effect

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.7 hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 13:20 UTC on February 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7. at the same depth. The epicenter was located 415 km (258 miles) E...

February 10, 2021

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Increased explosive activity at Pacaya volcano, Alert Level raised to Yellow, Guatemala

Volcanic activity at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano has increased over the past few days, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level to Yellow. INSIVUMEH reported a significant increase in Strombolian activity with constant moderate and occasional strong...

February 10, 2021

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At least 15 dead as the U.S. sees the deadliest week of avalanches in over a century

At least 15 people lost their lives due to avalanches in the U.S. from January 30 to February 6 this year-- the worst and deadliest in the country since 1910, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). It included avalanches in Alaska,...

February 09, 2021

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Significant ice accumulation from the mid-Mississippi Valley to Ohio and Tennessee valleys, U.S.

A winter storm gripping much of the United States with frigid temperatures this week is likely to bring significant ice accumulation from portions of the mid-Mississippi Valley to the Ohio and Tennessee valleys from late Tuesday night (LT), February 9 into Thursday,...

February 09, 2021

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Major snowstorm hits Netherlands, Germany and UK

Dutch authorities declared a rare 'code red' emergency for the entire country on Sunday, February 7, 2021, as a severe snowstorm, named Darcy by their meteorologists, hit parts of western Europe. This was the first major snowstorm to hit the Netherlands...

February 08, 2021

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Catastrophic rock and ice avalanche hits Uttarakhand, leaving more than 150 people missing, India

A catastrophic rock and ice avalanche took place in the Chamoli district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand at around 05:00 UTC on Sunday, February 7, 2021. The event took place around 500 km (310 miles) N of New Delhi, leaving more than 150 people dead or missing....

February 07, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 04:22 UTC (12:22 LT) on February 7, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15.6 km (9.7 miles); EMSC M6.0 at a depth...

February 07, 2021

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Saharan dust plume with high values moving over Europe

A large Saharan dust plume is moving NE over parts of Europe -- from Spain and France today, February 6, 2021, into Italy, Germany, and the rest of northern and eastern Europe and the Balkans in the coming days. Sand-laden rains, a fairly rare phenomenon in winter,...

February 06, 2021

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Somalia declares state of emergency over new locust invasion, infestation persists in Saudi Arabia

Somalia has announced a state of emergency on Wednesday, February 4, 2021, as the nation battles a new generation of desert locust swarms that have already caused major damage to farmlands. Meanwhile, infestations are ongoing in Saudi Arabia, posing risks that any...

February 05, 2021

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At least 10 dead as severe floods and landslides hit Paraguay

At least 10 people have died in central and southern Paraguay after heavy rainfall over the past few days triggered severe floods and landslides. According to the Directorate of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), several areas in the central region recorded 500 mm (20...

February 05, 2021

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Ice jam pushes St. Clair River to record levels, triggers devastating floods in Michigan, U.S.

Houses and main roads in southeastern St. Clair County, Michigan, were flooded on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, after ice jams pushed the St. Clair River to a record high of 176.3 m (578.5 feet). U.S. and Canadian coast guards have sent icebreaking ships to the St....

February 04, 2021