Floods

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Record rainfall causes severe flooding in Maldives

Heavy rainfall hit Maldives, a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, flooding streets and homes of capital Malé. According to the Maldives Meteorological Services, the capital island received 223.5 mm (8.79 inches) of rain...

December 07, 2018

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Strong winter storm brings snow, floods and mudslides to California

A potent winter storm brought heavy rain, floods, mudslides and mountain snow to southern California on December 6 and 7, 2018. The storm will track across the Southern Plains to the Southeast Coast from Friday through Sunday, December 9. Ice and snow will...

December 07, 2018

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Severe flash floods sweep away cars, rain described as heaviest in memory, Cyprus

Heavy rain that started December 3, 2018, caused severe flash floods across Cyprus, claiming lives of at least 4 people. Locals described the rain as the heaviest in memory. The storm, named Gaia by local meteorologists, has the potential to drop more than 50% of...

December 06, 2018

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Heavy rains cause deadly landslides and flash floods, turn roads into rivers, Indonesia

Another round of heavy rain is affecting Indonesia over the past couple of days, causing dangerous flash floods and landslides across parts of the country. A landslide struck Daun Paris Raja Berneh hot springs resort in Daulu village of Karo District, North...

December 03, 2018

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Floods in the desert: Brutal flash floods hit Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall and devastating floods, wreaking havoc across Saudi Arabia since November 10 continued into December. The rains have so far left more than 30 people dead, disrupted traffic and forced evacuation of at least 4 000 people. Authorities are urging...

December 02, 2018

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Historic disaster: Heavy rain sweeps away cars, leaves Bodrum underwater, Turkey

Heavy rain hit the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum, Muğla province on November 29, 2018, causing dangerous flash floods, sweeping away cars and stranding residents. The rain was preceded by at least one waterspout and accompanied by large hail. This is the second...

December 01, 2018

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Deadly landslides hit Morona Santiago, Ecuador

At least 9 people have been killed and 8 injured after heavy rain caused landslides in Limon Indanza Canton, Ecuador's Morona Santiago Province on November 24, 2018. According to the National Risk and Emergency Management Service, 150 people were evacuated, 9...

November 28, 2018

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Severe floods hit Iraq, leaving 3 000+ homes flooded and more than 12 people dead

Another round of heavy rain on November 22 and 23, 2018, caused severe flooding in parts of Iraq, leaving more than 12 people dead. The event follows weeks of unusually heavy and early rainfall and dozens of casualties. The worst affected governorates are Ninewa and...

November 25, 2018

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Over 19 000 homes destroyed by heavy rain and flash floods in Sudan

Over 200 000 people in 15 of Sudan's 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods between October 8 and November 4, 2018. This is almost double the 122 500 people affected by floods the same time last year. According to the Government of Sudan,...

November 23, 2018

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Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

The Middle East has been hit by several waves of severe storms over the past 30+ days and registered anomalously high amounts of rain in very short periods. For some of the regions, the storms were the worst in decades. More than 50 people were killed. Severe storm...

November 13, 2018

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Major flash floods hit ancient city of Petra, Jordan

Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Jordan's ancient city of Petra, the kingdom's main tourist attraction, on Friday, November 9, 2018. Nearly 4 000 people were forced to evacuate. At least 12 people were killed in the country's central and...

November 10, 2018

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Deadly floods hit Indonesia, more than 1 400 homes flooded

At least 4 people have been killed over the past 4 days in Indonesian provinces of West Sumatra and West Java after heavy rain caused severe flooding and landslides. First flood reports started coming in on November 2 from areas around Padang, West Sumatra where...

November 06, 2018

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Melbourne floods: More rain in 2 hours than September and October combined, Australia

A slow-moving storm system dumped heavy rain over parts of southeastern Australia on November 6, 2018, causing power outages and traffic chaos. The city's northwestern suburbs suffered worst of the storm. Thousands of homes and businesses were left without power...

November 06, 2018

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Destructive floods hit desert state of Red Sea, NE Sudan

Heavy rains affecting the state of Red Sea in NE Sudan, caused severe floods claimed lives of at least 4 people, destroyed agricultural fields and homes and drowned hundreds of farm animals. The worst affected since October 28 is the town of Tokar, also called...

November 05, 2018

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Severe storms claim 27 lives across Italy, one of the most complex meteorological situations of the past 50 to 60 years

Severe storms raging over entire Italy since October 28, 2018 claimed lives of at least 27 people in 7 days to November 3, 2018. The northeastern province of Belluno has been particularly badly hit. Severe weather continues in parts of the country and the death toll...

November 04, 2018

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Unseasonal snowstorms hit France and Spain, tornado leaves Menorca in dark

Unseasonal and unexpectedly large snowstorms swept across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon, France over the past couple of days. The same storm system brought an early blast of winter to Spain, a destructive tornado to the island of...

October 31, 2018

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At least 14 killed in Saudi Arabia after unusually intense storms cause major flash floods

Heavy rain falling over Saudi Arabia over the past two weeks have caused widespread flash flooding and left at least 14 people dead. Up to 300 people had to be rescued. This year has seen some of the most extreme weather conditions in decades, authorities said...

October 31, 2018