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Rising number of fatal landslides makes 2019 the worst year on record

A new update on landslides from the 2019 northern hemisphere monsoon season by Dr. Dave Petley, Vice-President (Research and Innovation) at the University of Sheffield, UK, showed how an unusually high number of landslides resulted in thousands of fatalities this...

September 20, 2019

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Imelda continues dumping heavy rain on parts of the Southeast Texas, already the 5th wettest tropical cyclone for the contiguous US

Tropical Depression "Imelda" formed on September 17 and strengthened into a tropical storm just before making landfall near Freeport, Texas. The storm continues to unleash life-threatening floods in the southeast part of the state, particularly in the...

September 19, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Imelda" hits Freeport, Texas - significant to life-threatening flash floods expected

Tropical Storm "Imelda" formed at 17:45 UTC on September 17, 2019, as the 9th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Shortly after, Imelda made landfall near Freeport, Texas. Heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding is expected to...

September 17, 2019

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2019 IOD event developing into one of the strongest on record, Extreme rainfall expected in Eastern Africa

Dr. Saji N Hameed, one of the scientists who discovered Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) said recently 2019 is shaping up to be one of the strongest IOD years ever recorded. A strong IOD year indicates extreme rainfall in Eastern Africa from October to December, possibly...

September 17, 2019

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Slow-moving storm to drop heavy rain on parts of Louisiana and Texas, USA

While Hurricane "Humberto" continues to move further away from the southeastern U.S. and toward the Bermuda, heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure are moving onshore into the western Gulf coast. NWS said its forecast...

September 17, 2019

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6 dead, 300 000 ha (741 000 acres) of prime agricultural land destroyed after worst storm in 140 years hit Spain

At least six fatalities have now been confirmed from the harsh weather that has been affecting southeastern Spain since September 11, 2019. Authorities are describing it as the worst storm since 1879 when floodwaters killed over 1 000 in Murcia and Orihuela. The...

September 16, 2019

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Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

A relatively strong explosion took place at Sakurajima volcano, Aira caldera, Japan at 22:46 UTC on September 15, 2019 (07:46 LT, September 16). According to the Tokyo VAAC, the ash plume is reaching 4 000 m (13 000 feet) above sea level, extending SW. This is 2 880...

September 16, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Humberto" moving near the NW Bahamas, expected to become a hurricane in 2 to 3 days

A tropical depression near the Bahamas strengthened into Tropical Storm "Humberto" at 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2019. Humberto's latest forecast track takes its center north of the Bahamas and then well off the coast of USA. Intensification is...

September 14, 2019

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Worst storm in over a century hits Spain, major floods and tornadoes reported

A slow-moving storm system pummelled a massive area of Spain, spawning floods, hails, thunderstorms, and tornadoes on September 12, 2019. Torrential rains put Costa Blanca around Benidorm and Alicante under red weather alert and killed two in Valencia region. The...

September 12, 2019

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2 500 people missing after destruction brought by Hurricane "Dorian"

A spokesman with the National Emergency Management Agency - Bahamas confirmed September 11, 2019, that 2 500 people are now registered as missing. However, the number is likely much higher as there were many undocumented people living there. ​The confirmed death...

September 11, 2019

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Large late-night tornado, strong straight-line winds hit Sioux Falls, causing significant damage, South Dakota

A large, late-night tornado hit south and central Sioux Falls, South Dakota around 23:41 LT on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (04:41 UTC, September 11), causing significant damage and power outages. Residents were asked to stay out of roads and call 911 only in...

September 11, 2019

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Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above South Pole to go down as the strongest on record

Very rare Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event continues unfolding above the South Pole. This SSW could go down in history as the strongest warming event on record, NIWA said, adding there is increased risk for southerlies in New Zealand into October. SSW...

September 10, 2019

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Villarrica volcano Alert Level raised to Orange for the first time since 2015, Chile

Sernageomin has raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Orange on September 9, 2019 and shared evacuation maps showing different meeting points for each nearby community before a possible eruption. The last major eruption at Villarica took place in 2015....

September 10, 2019

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Typhoon "Lingling" killed 8 in North Korea, destroyed 460 houses and 46 200 ha (114 162 acres) of farmland

Typhoon "Lingling" has passed over the Korean Peninsula from September 6 to September 7, 2019, killing at least 8 people in North Korea and 3 in South Korea. North Korean media encouraged citizens to mobilize over the weekend. Emergency responses have...

September 10, 2019

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Dorian death toll feared to reach thousands as storm caused 'absolute destruction' and 'nightmare' to the Bahamas

Category 5 Hurricane "Dorian" unleashed its fury on the Bahamas on September 1, 2019, as the strongest ever to hit the archipelago. 45 fatalities were initially confirmed but with the extreme damage that eradicated 45% of infrastructure on Grand Bahama and...

September 09, 2019

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Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" hits Tokyo, leaving 1 million homes without power, killing at least 2 people and injuring 40, Japan

Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" made landfall in the coastal city of Chiba shortly before 20:00 UTC on September 8, 2019 (05:00 JST, September 9), bringing record-breaking wind gusts to parts of the region. Nearly 1 000 000 customers lost power, more than 100...

September 09, 2019

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Powerful Typhoon "Lingling" hits the Korean Peninsula, results in at least 3 fatalities and power disruptions

Typhoon "Lingling", one of the most intense storms to hit South Korea, hit Jeju island and passed along the country's coast on September 7, 2019, causing power disruptions and killing at least three people. The quick-moving storm headed towards North...

September 08, 2019