Floods

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Tens of thousands in Chiba urged to evacuate due to possible mudslides, Japan

Just a week after a direct hit by Typhoon "Faxai," two cities in Chiba Prefecture released evacuation advisories to more than 47 000 residents due to possible mudslides. According to weather officials, torrential rains hit several parts of the prefecture...

September 16, 2019

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Over 300 trapped in a school after dam releases water causing floods in Rajasthan, India

More than 350 students and 50 teachers were stuck in a private school in Chittorgargh for two days after the discharge of waters from Rana Pratap Dam which caused floods in the area on Saturday, September 15, 2019. According to reports, the students had to remain...

September 16, 2019

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Giant hail, 3 months' worth of rain in 40 minutes hit parts of northern Algeira

The same weather system that left 6 people dead in Spain, affected northern Algeria by the end of the last week, dumping very heavy rain and giant hailstones. Algeria's capital received 40 mm (1.5 inches) of rain in 40 minutes on September 13, which is the...

September 16, 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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Floods caused by Podul and Kajiki claim 21 lives in Cambodia and Laos

Tropical Storm "Podul" and Tropical Depression "Kajiki" left a wide region across several countries flooded more than a week after their passage. Flood-related fatalities have reached 7 in Cambodia and 14 in Laos on September 11, 2019. The floods...

September 12, 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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17 dead, 1 missing as more flooding hits Morocco and Algeria

More floods produced by violent rains continued sweeping across Africa, leaving 17 dead in Morocco and one missing in Algeria on September 8, 2019. Initial reports stated that at least 11 people were killed when a bus was overturned by floodwaters on a bride in...

September 12, 2019

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More than 800 homes destroyed by floods in Mali

Floods brought by heavy storms during late August 2019 has caused extensive damage in Mali, West Africa, reports on September 9, 2019 stated. Thousands of residents were left homeless as the raging waters destroyed more than 800 residential properties, authorities...

September 11, 2019

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Heavy rain leads to major flooding, slips, and road closures in Coromandel, New Zealand

Torrential rains caused serious flooding and slips in Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand forcing various roads to close on September 10, 2019. Although forecasts stated that 110 mm (4 inches) of rain is expected, over 260 mm (10 inches) of rainfall hit The...

September 10, 2019

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5 dead, 14 missing as Tropical Cyclone "Kajiki" hits Vietnam

At least five people were confirmed dead while 14 others are missing after floods and landslides caused by Tropical Cyclone "Kajiki" hit central Vietnam on September 5, 2019. The nation's National Committee for Disaster Response and Search and Rescue...

September 07, 2019

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Flash flood death toll rises to 78, Sudan

Severe rains continued to lash 16 out of 18 states in Sudan, increasing the death toll to 78, reports showed on September 6, 2019. Previous records on August 15, 2019, showed that the floodings resulted in at least 50 fatalities. According to reports, it is...

September 07, 2019

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42 people killed and 5 497 homes destroyed as floods batter Niger, West Africa

Intense rains produced deadly floods that killed 42 people and destroyed over 5 000 homes in Niger, West Africa since the start of the annual rainy season. The season runs from May to October, with most rains falling in July and August. The rains intensified over...

September 05, 2019

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Another wave of deadly floods after record rainfall paralyzes Mumbai, India

Record rains hit Mumbai on September 4, 2019, resulting in widespread flooding. At least five people were killed and one remains missing. Mumbai took 226 mm (9 inches) of rain on September 4, making the total rainfall record of 3 980 mm (156 inches). This the total...

September 05, 2019

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Heavy rains spawn deadly floods in Khenifra, massive debris flow in Al Haouz, Morocco

Torrential rains caused floods in Khenifra province, northern central Morocco on September 2, 2019, killing two people and damaging properties. According to reports, the victims were identified as a teenage girl and an elderly man, who died in separate areas. The...

September 05, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Podul" killed 5 in Thailand, damaged 1 000 homes

Tropical storm "Podul" has weakened into a low tropical depression after it made landfall in north-central Vietnam on August 30, 2019, with average wind speed between 40 to 60 km/h (25 to 37 mph). Meanwhile, the storm slammed provinces in the north and...

September 04, 2019

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7 dead after flash floods hit Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya

Seven tourists died after being swept away by a flash flood in Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya. The victims were identified as five Kenyans of Indian descent, an Indian, and their Kenyan driver. The park has then been temporarily closed. Seven bodies have been...

September 03, 2019

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King tides and Hurricane "Dorian" posing big concern for coastal Florida ahead of Labor Day weekend

Residents living in coastal areas across South Florida fear Hurricane "Dorian" will be hitting the state during a king tides cycle. The National Weather Service warned Thursday, August 30 that this king tide, the second of four expected for the east...

August 31, 2019