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3 dead, hundreds of thousands affected as destructive storms hit Victoria, Australia

Destructive storms packing winds of up to 158 km/h (98 mph) wreaked havoc in Victoria, Australia, on Thursday, August 27, 2020, leaving at least three people dead. Power was disrupted to 95 000 households, while 250 000 homes were affected by possible water...

August 28, 2020

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Record-breaking rainfall submerges Karachi, leaving more than 20 people dead, Pakistan

At least 23 people were killed in weather-related incidents in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 27, 2020, as intense monsoon rains continued to batter parts of the country. Up to 223.5 mm (8.7 inches) of rain fell in just 12 hours on Thursday alone, marking the...

August 28, 2020

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Kesongo mud volcano erupts, leaving 4 people poisoned and 19 buffaloes missing, Indonesia

Kesongo mud volcano in Central Java, Indonesia erupted at around 05:00 LT on August 27, 2020, leaving 4 people poisoned and 19 buffaloes missing. The last eruption of this mud volcano took place 3 years ago. Blora BPBD Rapid Reaction Team Coordinator, Agung Tri,...

August 27, 2020

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Violent flooding leaves at least 110 fatalities, 2 000 houses destroyed in Parwan, Afghanistan

At least 110 people died and around 2 000 houses were destroyed after violent flash flooding swept through Parwan, Afghanistan, on August 26, 2020, with authorities noting that the death toll may continue to rise. The disaster management added that dozens were...

August 27, 2020

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Category 4 Hurricane "Laura" ties for strongest Louisiana landfalling hurricane on record

Category 4 Hurricane "Laura" made landfall near Cameron in southwestern Louisiana at 06:00 UTC (01:00 CDT) on August 27, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 241 km/h (150 mph) and minimum central pressure of 938 hPa. Catastrophic storm surge, extreme...

August 27, 2020

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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