Floods

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. ...

June 21, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon's Arakli district on June 18, causing two...

June 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings...

June 17, 2019

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Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island...

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought...

June 16, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate...

June 15, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China's Ministry of Emergency Management on...

June 14, 2019

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2 months' worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town...

June 14, 2019

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2019 U.S. corn planting at an all-time low percentage, remains behind schedule in 15 of 18 monitored states

Corn and soybean planting in the United States remains well below average from 2014-18, according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Progress report released June 10, 2019. Historically low planting season is the result of massive...

June 11, 2019

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Heavy rain turns wadis into raging rivers, cause deadly floods in southern and eastern Yemen

Heavy rains and floods hit Yemen's southern and eastern provinces on June 9, 2019, leaving at least 3 people dead. According to security officials, torrential rains, lightning and strong winds caused a number of injuries in addition to blocking main roads in...

June 11, 2019

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Deadly flash floods hit Ouest Department, Haiti

At least 4 people have been killed and another four are missing after heavy rain produced severe flash flooding in Haiti's Ouest Department from June 3 to 6, 2019. According to Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) and media reports, roads and bridges were...

June 10, 2019

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Heavy rain, hail and strong winds hit S, SW and E China, leaving at least 7 people dead

Torrential rains affecting China over the past couple of days produced deadly floods in several provinces in south, southwest and east China, including Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Guangdong provinces and Guangxi Zhuang According to reports released by...

June 10, 2019

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Hundreds evacuate in western Japan as rainy season sets in

Parts of western Japan were inundated by torrential rain early June 7, 2019, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate and disrupting transportation services. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that warm, humid air moving toward a low-pressure system is causing...

June 10, 2019

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Heavy rain floods North Carolina, states of emergency declared, U.S.

At least 3 people have been killed after a slow-moving storm dumped extremely heavy rain on parts of the southeastern United States over the past couple of days. On June 5, Wharton and Palacios, Texas, received massive 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rain in less than 12...

June 09, 2019

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Month's worth of rain in 24 hours hits parts of U.S. Gulf Coast, at least one person killed

A month's worth of rain hit parts of Texas and Louisiana in just 24 hours on June 5 to June 6, 2019, causing flash flooding and leaving at least one person dead. At least 4 tornadoes touched down in Louisiana. A tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is...

June 07, 2019

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Floods affect more than half of Romania's counties, including capital Bucharest

Severe storms affecting large parts of southeastern Europe over the past couple of days left many localities in more than half of Romania's counties, including capital Bucharest, affected by floods. At least 3 children have been killed and one remains missing....

June 06, 2019

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Major floods hit Libya, severe damage reported, 4 people killed and 2 500 displaced

At least 4 people have been killed, over 20 000 affected and 2 500 displaced after severe flooding hit parts of Libya on June 3, 2019. The rainfall started on May 28 and intensified on June 2. The country's southwestern municipality of Ghat has been severely...

June 06, 2019