Floods

houston flood january 2017

Severe storm caused major flash flooding in Houston, Texas

A large swath of heavy rain swept across Southeast Texas during the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The storm dumped dangerous amounts of rain on Houston and caused major flash floods across the city. Authorities issued multiple flood warnings...

January 18, 2017

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Severe flooding hits Philippines, at least 7 dead

A low pressure area has dumped heavy rain on Mindanao over the past couple of days and caused severe flooding in which at least 7 people lost their lives on January 17, 2017. One person is still missing as of 22:01 local time today. Misamis Oriental governor said...

January 17, 2017

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Severe weather in Honduras claims 4, leaves 6 missing

A cold front that hit northern Honduras on January 7 and 8, 2017 has claimed the lives of at least 4 people and left another 6 missing. Parts of the north saw as much as 150 mm (5.9 inches) of rain on January 8. Country's disaster management agency (Copeco) said...

January 14, 2017

south africa flood january 2017

Severe flooding hits Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa

Another round of heavy rainfall has caused deadly flooding in the South African provinces of Limpopo, bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and Mpumalanga, bordering the nations of Swaziland and Mozambique. At least 7 people have lost their lives. The South...

January 10, 2017

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Major storm hits California and Nevada, significant flooding expected

A massive storm is affecting the western United States, dropping heavy rain and causing floods, mudslides, and evacuations. Significant flooding is expected in parts of drought-stricken California and western Nevada. At least three people have lost their lives by...

January 09, 2017

thailand floods january 8 2017

Military deployed, hundreds of thousands stranded in Thailand

Hundreds of thousands of people have been stranded in major flooding in Thailand's south since January 1, 2017. Authorities reported Sunday, January 8, that at least 19 people have died and that military forces have been deployed to cope with massive flooding....

January 08, 2017

southern thailand flood january 2017

Major flooding hits southern Thailand, at least 12 dead

Thailand is experiencing deadly flooding for the second time within a month after heavy monsoon rains flooded its southern provinces. At least 19 people have died and more than 750 000 people have been affected by January 8, 2017. More heavy rain and flooding is...

January 06, 2017

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In 2016, United States had most floods since records began in 1980

In 2016, the United States had 19 separate severe flood events, the most in a single year since records began in 1980. The data comes from Munich RE, a global reinsurance company. In total, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the United States...

January 04, 2017

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Deadly storms, floods and tornadoes hit the US South

Tens of thousands of people have lost power as severe weather rolled through the southern United States and turned deadly on Monday, January 2, 2017. As of early January 3 (UTC), at least 5 people have lost their lives. Authorities fear the death toll will rise and...

January 03, 2017

Caracoles bolivia flood december 2016

Massive floods hit Bolivia, at least 8 people dead

Heavy rains which started last week have caused massive flooding and mudslides in Bolivia over the past couple of days, killing at least 8 people by January 2, 2017. The worst affected are remote communities in the west of the country. A state of emergency has been...

January 02, 2017

boma dr congo flash flood december 2016

At least 50 dead, 10 000 homeless after flash floods hit Boma, DR Congo

Severe flash flooding hit the city of Boma, Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, leaving at least 50 people dead and 10 000 homeless, authorities said Thursday, December 29, 2016. Heavy rains started on December 23 and drastically increased on the 24th and 25th,...

December 30, 2016

mersin flash flood turkey december 29 2016

Heavy snowfall, deadly flash flooding hits Turkey

Heavy snowfall, rains, and cold weather started affecting Turkey last week, resulting in at least 7 deaths by December 30, 2016. The severe weather came as a surprise to many citizens, especially those living in the city of Antalya which saw its first snowfall in...

December 30, 2016

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Extreme desert rains flood Northern Territory, Australia

A massive Christmas storm, described by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) as a twice-a-century weather event, brought a record amount of rainfall to the Northern Territory, causing flash floods, evacuations and the closure of Australia's famous national...

December 27, 2016

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Deadly floods inundate southeast Spain

Torrential downpours which have been lashing the southeast Spain since December 17, 2016, have caused severe flooding. Five people died from drowning by late December 20, according to media reports. Over 400 mm (15.8 inches) of precipitation was reported in some...

December 20, 2016

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Heavy rainfall triggers deadly landslide in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Intense rainfalls which have been affecting south-central Vietnam since last week triggered a deadly landslide in Nha Trang, on December 20, 2016. At least two people died while ten others were injured. Since December 12, when rainfalls started, at least 24 people...

December 20, 2016

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Severe rainstorms inundate central Vietnam, killing at least 24

Heavy rainfalls that have been affecting central Vietnam since December 12, 2016, have now killed at least 24 people and left numerous others missing. The highest number of fatal incidents was reported in the Binh Dinh province, where 16 people have been reported...

December 20, 2016

manado north sulawesi flood december 2016

At least 5 dead in floods, landslides in North Sulawesi, Indonesia

At least five people were killed in North Sulawesi, Indonesia after floods and landslides caused by three days of intense rainfall hit the city of Manado. The Head of National Disaster Mitigation Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said Sunday, December 18, that a joint...

December 19, 2016