Floods

Florida flood may 27 2020

Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida, U.S.

Persistent heavy rains over the weekend triggered severe flooding in parts of Florida, with a total of 185.4 mm (7.3 inches) recorded in Miami over a 48-hour period to Monday, May 25-- the city's heaviest two-day rainfall since 2012. Another bout of intense...

May 27, 2020

indonesia samarinda flood may 26 2020

More than 30 000 affected by flooding in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia over the past couple of days affected 30 894 people, the disaster management (BPBD) reported on May 25. Inundations started from around May 22, following a period of heavy rain, affecting four...

May 27, 2020

cuba severe weather may 26 2020

Heavy rains and damaging tornado hit central Cuba

Heavy rains hit central Cuba provinces on Monday, May 25, 2020, flooding low areas of the main cities and forcing evacuations. The storm was accompanied by a tornado with winds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph) which left three people injured. The affected provinces were...

May 26, 2020

india severe weather may 26 2020

Days of extremely heavy rains trigger floods and landslides, affecting 30 000 in northeastern India

Extremely heavy rains have been impacting India's northeastern states since May 20, 2020, causing flooding and landslides that killed at least one person in Sikkim and affected around 30 000 in Assam, where a severe flood situation alert has been issued by the...

May 26, 2020

wa rare storm may 25 2020

Extreme 'once-in-a-decade' storm brings destructive winds and rain to Western Australia

An extreme weather event described as a "once-in-a-decade" brought destructive winds and rain to a wide stretch of Western Australia on May 24 and 25, 2020. Wind speed of up to 132 km/h (82 mph) was recorded at Cape Leeuwin, the state's strongest May...

May 25, 2020

dam failure 2 michigan may 20 2020

10 000 forced to evacuate amid 'catastrophic dam failures' in central Michigan

The Edenville and Sanford dams in central Michigan were breached on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, following days of heavy rainfall, forcing about 10 000 residents to evacuate. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood emergencies along the entire...

May 20, 2020

yemen flood may 2020

Severe flooding affects at least 150 000 across Yemen

At least 150 000 people have been affected by severe flooding across Yemen since mid-April, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported. 15 people have also lost their lives, many others were injured, and 7 000 have been displaced,...

May 19, 2020

chicago flood may 17 2020

Major flooding hits Chicago, city on pace to break the monthly May rainfall record, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, including two probable tornadoes, ripped through the Chicago area on Sunday, May 17, 2020, causing major flooding and leading to numerous water rescues. With almost 76 mm (3 inches) of rain on Sunday night alone, Chicago is now heading toward...

May 18, 2020

louisiana severe weather may 17 2020

Severe weather, including deadly tornado, causes damage and injuries in Louisiana, U.S.

At least one fatality and multiple injuries were confirmed after severe weather, including a possible tornado, ripped through Acadia Parish in Louisiana, U.S. on Sunday night, May 17, 2020. A Church Point resident described the trail of destruction the twister left,...

May 18, 2020

south us flood may 16 2020

Very heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of Louisiana and Texas, another storm to drench South, U.S.

Parts of Texas and southern Louisiana were hit by very heavy rains on Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15, 2020, resulting in widespread flooding. Another storm system is forecast to continue its track across the Southern states through the end of the weekend,...

May 16, 2020

guatemala severe weather may 12 2020

Days of heavy rain cause deadly floods and landslides in Guatemala

Heavy downpours over the weekend triggered floods and landslides in Guatemala, killing at least three people and causing buildings to collapse. The victims were said to be the first casualties of the rainy season in the country, which lasts from May to November. On...

May 13, 2020

somalia flood may 11 2020

Mogadishu hit by a month's worth of rain in 24 hours, killing 7, Somalia

Nearly 60 mm (2.3 inches) of rain fell in Somalia's capital Mogadishu from May 10 to 11, 2020-- almost equivalent to the city's average rainfall for the entire month of May, which is 61 mm (2.4 inches). Flooding and damages were reported, as well as seven...

May 12, 2020

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Destructive floods and mudslides claim 72 lives in Rwanda

Heavy rains lashing Rwanda over the past few days have led to destructive floods and mudslides in which at least 72 people lost their lives. Officials confirmed extensive damage to infrastructure, livelihood, and properties. Rwanda has witnessed weather disturbances...

May 11, 2020

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Torrential rains claim 16 lives, affect 200 000 across Somalia

Torrential rains and flash floods have claimed at least 16 lives and affected more than 200 000 people across Somalia since April 2020. About 10 others remain missing due to floods and at least 2 000 farms have been washed away since the Gu or rainy season in the...

May 08, 2020

ethiopia flood may 7 2020

Floods affect more than 200 000, displace 100 000 people in Ethiopia

Severe flooding affecting Ethiopia since late April has impacted at least 219 000 people and displaced as many as 104 000. Tens of thousands have been displaced following major inundations that affected mostly those in the Somali region. Flash floods also killed...

May 08, 2020

afghanistan flood may 6 2020

Flash floods damage or destroy thousands of homes in northern Afghanistan

Heavy rains caused severe flash flooding in the provinces of Baghlan and Samangan, northern Afghanistan, leaving thousands of partially or totally damaged houses and at least 4 injured people, National Disaster Management Authority head Sibghatullah Sayad confirmed...

May 07, 2020

israel severe weather may 5 2020

Unseasonal thunderstorms strike Israel

Unseasonal, severe thunderstorms ripped across the northern region of Israel to the Negev Desert in the south. Authorities reported an unusually high number of lightning strikes, hailstorms, and flooding. The Israel Corporation recorded 828 lightning strikes on...

May 07, 2020