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300 000 evacuating ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" - the strongest since 1998 to hit NW India

Nearly 300 000 people living in the path of Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" are set to be evacuated to 700 shelter homes, India's Home Ministry said Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Vayu is expected to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva, around Veraval...

June 12, 2019

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Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured

Exceptionally intense hailstorms with hailstones larger than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) hit southern Germany on June 10, 2019, leaving several people, including a 7-year-old child injured. Hail the size of golf and tennis balls damaged numerous cars, boats and homes in the...

June 11, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" strengthening on its way to Gujarat and Pakistan, extremely heavy rain expected

Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" formed June 10, 2019, in the Arabian Sea as the 3rd named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The system is gradually strengthening as it heads toward Gujarat and Pakistan. Heavy rain is expected across coastal...

June 11, 2019

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Record-setting noctilucent clouds, NLCs seen over San Francisco Bay Area, California

Sky watchers in the San Francisco Bay Area, California witnessed an extraordinary display of noctilucent clouds (NLCs) on June 9, 2019. As these clouds are typically confined to latitudes above +55 N and San Francisco is at +38 N, this marks one of the...

June 10, 2019

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Powerful eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet), Indonesia

A new high-level eruption started at Indonesian Mount Sinabung around 09:28 UTC on June 9, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Red. According to the Darwin VAAC, volcanic ash is rising up to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) above sea level at 10:05 UTC, moving west. "Webcam...

June 09, 2019

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Unusually strong Storm Miguel hits Spain, France and Benelux with hurricane-force winds

An unusually strong storm for this time of year is battering parts of Spain, France and Benelux on June 7, 2019, with wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph). The storm was named Miguel on June 5 by the Spanish Met Agency. This is the 23rd named storm of the 2018/19...

June 07, 2019

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Month's worth of rain in 24 hours hits parts of U.S. Gulf Coast, at least one person killed

A month's worth of rain hit parts of Texas and Louisiana in just 24 hours on June 5 to June 6, 2019, causing flash flooding and leaving at least one person dead. At least 4 tornadoes touched down in Louisiana. A tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is...

June 07, 2019

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Major floods hit Libya, severe damage reported, 4 people killed and 2 500 displaced

At least 4 people have been killed, over 20 000 affected and 2 500 displaced after severe flooding hit parts of Libya on June 3, 2019. The rainfall started on May 28 and intensified on June 2. The country's southwestern municipality of Ghat has been severely...

June 06, 2019

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Massive floods hit Mexico's Jalisco, claiming at least 5 lives and damaging 1 000 homes

At least 5 people have been killed and around 1 000 homes damaged after massive floods hit the town of San Gabriel, Mexico's Jalisco state on June 2, 2019. Several people remain missing. Local authorities said several rivers overflowed, including Apango (San...

June 05, 2019

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Strong tornado hits Bocholt, Germany, causing significant damage

Authorities suspect a tornado hit the city of Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany late June 4, 2019, causing significant damage. Another round of severe thunderstorms is expected today. Severe thunderstorms swept over parts of France, Benelux and Germany on...

June 05, 2019

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Strong eruptions at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l.

Strong eruptions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 14:19 and 14:47 UTC (09:19 and 09:47 UTC) on June 3, 2019, producing an ash column up 11.3 km (37 000 feet) above sea level. The Alert Level remains at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a...

June 04, 2019

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Deadly floods hit Ghana, leave twin-city metropolis Sekondi/Takoradi without power

At least 10 people have been killed after a new wave of heavy rain hit parts of Ghana on May 31 and June 1, 2019. Many parts of the Western Region's capital Sekondi/Takoradi were flooded, resulting in total power outage. Heavy rain and floods also hit capital...

June 03, 2019

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High Level wildfires out of control at over 300 000 ha (740 000 acres), Alberta, Canada

Devastating wildfires continue burning across Alberta, Canada, with 8 of total 24 out of control as of June 1, 2019. 60 fire bans are in place across the state, including in the cities of Edmonton and Red Deer. More than 11 000 people have been evacuated and another...

June 02, 2019

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Historically delayed planting season, commodity prices rising, U.S.

Catastrophic floods affecting the United States since mid-March 2019 are resulting in what experts are calling historically delayed planting season. The situation is already having a big impact on commodity prices but the full extent will be known by the end of the...

June 01, 2019

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Levees failing along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers, U.S.

Historic flooding continues across the Midwest, causing levees to breach along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders for parts of the region. Midwest is experiencing catastrophic flooding since mid-March, leading to...

May 31, 2019

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New high-level eruption at Agung volcano, Indonesia

A new high-level eruption took place at Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia at 03:42 UTC (11:42 local time) on May 31, 2019. According to the Darwin VAAC, a high-level eruption was observed on webcam and satellite imagery to an estimated height of 9.1 km (30 000 feet)...

May 31, 2019

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Strong M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of El Salvador

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit near the coast of El Salvador at 09:03 UTC (03:03 local time) on May 30, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 65.1 km (40.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 91 km (30.8 miles). This earthquake...

May 30, 2019