Floods

Roads washed away, dams critically high after drenching rain soaks North Carolina

Over 228 mm (9 inches) of flooding rain fell in parts of eastern North Carolina on September 29, 2016, washing away roads and causing numerous water rescues. The hardest hit was the city of Fayetteville in Cumberland County where 25 water rescues were performed and...

September 30, 2016

Heavy rainfall floods Detroit-Windsor region, US-Canada

In a very short period of time on September 29, 2016, a strong and slow-moving weather system dumped heavy rain on Detroit-Windsor region, international transborder agglomeration between the United States and Canada. Roads and houses were flooded in a matter of...

September 30, 2016

Perfect storm creates weather events never seen before in South Australia

A deep low pressure system hit parts of the southeast Australia on Wednesday, September 28, unleashing widespread heavy rainfall and unprecedented winds to South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. A line of severe storms first marched into South...

September 30, 2016

Telangana floods turn deadly after a week of widespread rain, India

After this year's worst drought in living memory, the Indian state of Telangana was battered by a week of flooding rainfall. Heavy monsoon rains started on September 20 and claimed at least 11 lives by September 27, 2016. Neighboring countries of Andhra Pradesh,...

September 28, 2016

Typhoon "Megi" hits China after killing at least four and injuring 527 in Taiwan

Typhoon "Megi" has made its final landfall after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in China's Fujian Province at 20:40 UTC on September 27, 2016. Megi was packing winds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph) at the time of landfall and dumping very heavy rain....

September 28, 2016

Iowa braces for major flooding, more than 10 000 evacuated from Cedar Rapids

More than 10 000 people have been forced to evacuate from Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, after days of heavy rain flooded parts of the US Midwest. As it watched the Cedar River rise to historic levels, the city has constructed 16 km (10 miles) of...

September 27, 2016

Major flooding in Forbes after Lachlan River reaches record levels - NSW, Australia

About 1 000 people have been evacuated on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in the New South Wales town of Forbes as the Lachlan River rose to record levels. The river peaked at 10.67 m (35 feet) between 21:00 and 22:00 local time on Sunday, September 25. It is the...

September 26, 2016

A new round of severe weather to hit flood-affected southeastern Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said it is monitoring a complex weather system that has the potential to bring more rain, thunderstorms, winds and damaging waves to southeastern Australia starting Wednesday, September 28, 2016. BOM's National...

September 26, 2016

Days of heavy rain cause major flooding across the US Midwest

Days of heavy rain have caused major flooding in parts of the US Midwest over the weekend, leaving at least two people dead. The governors of Iowa and Wisconsin have declared a state of emergency. NWS said that the 7 day period to September 23 saw rainfall levels in...

September 26, 2016

Maharashtra gets 529 mm (20.8 inches) of rain, shatters 58-year record

The city of Dahanu in Maharashtra, a state spanning west-central India, received a record-breaking rain on September 21, 2016, shattering city's 58-year record by a long way. In a 24-hour period ending 08:00 local time on Wednesday, September 21, Dahanu received...

September 23, 2016

Widespread flooding continues to ravage New South Wales, Australia

Floodwater continues to ravage Australia's New South Wales and meteorologists warn more rain is on the way. Since the flooding started three weeks ago, there have been 81 flood rescues and 1 811 calls for assistance to the SES. Widespread overnight rainfall of...

September 22, 2016

Heavy rainfall floods drought-stricken Telangana

Telangana, the youngest state in India, was hit by two consecutive years of extreme drought, with this year being the worst in living memory. Drought brought severe water crisis, with scarcity hitting not just its villages and towns but even the capital Hyderabad,...

September 22, 2016

Deadly floods and landslides hit West Java overnight, Indonesia

Massive floods and landslides caused by several days of heavy rain have claimed lives of at least 19 people in Indonesia's province of West Java on September 20, 2016. Nine people are still missing in its Garut and Sumedang districts, said National Disaster...

September 21, 2016

Powerful Typhoon "Malakas" hits Kyushu with record-breaking rain, heading toward Tokyo

Powerful Typhoon "Malakas" has made landfall over Kyushu, Japan on September 19, 2016, dumping record-breaking rain and causing widespread disruption. Heavy flooding was reported and dozens of flights were canceled. Around 7 000 homes have already suffered...

September 20, 2016

Wettest September 3-day stretch for parts of Victoria in over 100 years, Australia

Continuous heavy rainfall in southeast Australia over the last couple of days is causing widespread disruption. Severe thunderstorms first rolled through South Australia and Victoria on September 8 and 9, producing heaviest rain in six years, and continued this...

September 14, 2016

Flooding leaves 135 dead, 395 missing and more than 100 000 displaced in North Korea

Heavy rains triggered by Typhoon "Lionrock" in combination with a low pressure system has caused widespread flooding in Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from August 29 to 31, 2016. As of September 11, more than 133 people have been killed...

September 12, 2016

Record rain, wild electrical storms hit southeast Australia

A strong cold front moved through southeast Australia on September 8 and 9, 2016, producing severe thunderstorms, very heavy rain, and powerful winds. Some regions experienced the heaviest rain in six years. The worst of the storms are over now, but the Australian...

September 10, 2016