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Typhoon "Damrey" hits Vietnam, leaving at least 106 dead, 22 missing, 100 000+ houses under water

Typhoon "Damrey" hit southern Vietnam on Saturday, November 4, 2017 as the strongest storm to hit that part of the country in 16 years. At least 27 people died and 22 are still missing, as of Sunday morning, November 5. Damrey made landfall near Nha Trang...

November 05, 2017

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Deadly monsoon rains hit Chennai, 74% of average seasonal rain in 8 days

Since the northeast monsoon set in on October 27, 2017, the city of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state in southern India has recorded 554.2 mm (21.8 inches) of rain, 74% of the long-term average it receives annually in the rain season. Schools and colleges have...

November 04, 2017

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Damrey to slam into southern Vietnam as strongest typhoon in 16 years

Typhoon "Damrey" is expected to slam into southern Vietnam around UTC midnight on November 4 (07:00 local time) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (86 mph), likely the strongest typhoon to make landfall over southern Vietnam in 16 years. This...

November 03, 2017

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California wildfires: 14 720 homes destroyed or damaged, 43 people killed, $3.3 billion loss

The wildfires that ravaged parts of California in October caused at least $3 billion in insured losses, a total of 14 720 damaged or destroyed homes, and nearly 3 200 personal vehicle losses, officials said Tuesday. As of November 2, the death toll stands at 43....

November 02, 2017

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Intense hailstorm hits Bogota, causing severe floods and traffic chaos

An intense hailstorm hit capital Bogota, Colombia on November 1, 2017, causing severe floods and impressive hail accumulations. The storm caused traffic collapse and serious damage across the city but there are no reports of injuries. Heavy rain, accompanied by hail...

November 02, 2017

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New strong explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A new strong explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 20:29 UTC on November 1, 2017, and lasted approximately 3 minutes. According to INGV Catania, the explosion was similar to that of October 23, 2017. "Surveillance camera image analysis showed that...

November 01, 2017

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Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0

A series of strong aftershocks hit Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia following very strong M7.0 earthquake that struck the region early October 31, 2017. All of them occurred at depths between 5.7 and 19.4 km (3.5 - 12 miles). Between 00:42 UTC, October 31 and 05:21...

November 01, 2017

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Capital Ottawa breaks annual rainfall record, Canada

Canada's capital Ottawa has broken its annual rainfall record on Monday, October 30, 2017, two months before the end of the year. As of 08:00 local time, Monday, October 30, 2017, Canada's capital Ottawa received a total of 1 213 mm (47.75 inches) of...

October 31, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near Hila, Indonesia at 11:50 UTC on October 31, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 32.4 km (21.2 miles). The quake was preceded by M5.9 at 11:34 and M5.7 at 11:34 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.3...

October 31, 2017

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Over 1.5 million without power as strong coastal low hits US East Coast

A strong coastal low pressure system hit the Eastern United States, unleashing heavy rain and strong winds Sunday night into Monday, October 30, 2017. The storm caused both flash and river flooding, and downed trees and power lines, leaving more than 1.5 million...

October 30, 2017

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Massive storm sweeps through Central Europe, leaving at least 6 dead

A powerful storm swept through several Central European countries on Sunday, October 29, 2017, killing at least 6 people and injuring several others. The storm dumped flooding rain and produced hurricane-force winds that knocked down trees and power lines, leaving...

October 29, 2017

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Thousands affected, 5 dead as floods hit Central America

At least 5 people have been killed, several are missing and thousands were affected as two low-pressure centers brought heavy rain to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala over the past couple of days. Some areas received over 300 mm (11.8 inches) within 24...

October 28, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Selma" forms, threatens El Salvador and Guatemala

Tropical Storm "Selma" formed 09:00 UTC on October 27, 2017, off the coast of Nicaragua and El Salvador as the 18th named storm of the 2017 Pacific hurricane season. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the entire coast of El Salvador. Landfall is...

October 27, 2017

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Extreme hail accumulations in Cordoba, Argentina, 1.5 m (4.9 feet) within 15 minutes

An intense storm accompanied by strong winds and extreme amounts of hail hit the province of Cordoba, central Argentina on Thursday afternoon, October 26, 2017, causing extensive infrastructural and agricultural damage. The worst affected were the cities of Rio...

October 27, 2017

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Unseasonably cold temperatures for Midwest and Plains, powerful storm for the Northeast

A strong cold front in the northern states will usher unseasonably cold temperatures into the Plains and Midwest Thursday into Friday, October 27, 2017, NWS warns. Frost Advisories, Freeze Warnings, and even some Hard Freeze Warnings are in effect. This front will...

October 26, 2017

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Severe hailstorm hits Formosa, Argentina, more than 1 000 buildings damaged

An intense hailstorm swept through the municipality of Formosa in northern Argentina late Wednesday afternoon, October 25, 2017, causing severe damage. More than 1 000 buildings were damaged as well as numerous trees and cars after the storm dumped hailstones up to...

October 26, 2017

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Widespread damage, 3 dead and several missing after floods hit eastern Bulgaria

At least three people have died and several are still missing after an intense storm swept through several parts of eastern Bulgaria late Tuesday into Wednesday, October 25, causing floods, mudslides and widespread damage. More heavy rain is expected in the affected...

October 26, 2017