Floods

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Storm Dennis enters history books as the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone, causes major flooding in the United Kingdom

Storm Dennis hit several western European countries over the weekend with very heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. Minimum central air pressure of 920 hPa was recorded on Saturday, February 15, making it the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone...

February 17, 2020

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Floods and landslides hit Bolivia, causing widespread destruction

At least eight people lost their lives as heavy rains continue to lash parts of Bolivia, civil defense authorities confirmed on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The severe weather also triggered floods and landslides, causing widespread destruction. 250 families have...

February 13, 2020

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Severe floods hit Sao Paulo, Pinheiros river at highest level in 15 years, Brazil

Heavy rains affecting Sao Paulo (population 12.2 million), Brazil since Sunday, February 9, 2020, caused deadly floods and landslides across the city. The Pinheiros River also overflowed after reaching its highest level since 2005. At least two people have lost...

February 11, 2020

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Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Tanzania, death toll now at 40

Incessant heavy rains since late January continued to strike most parts of Tanzania, bringing the death toll to 40 by Friday, February 7, 2020. Around 1 750 houses have been destroyed and more than 15 000 were displaced in the worst-affected regions of Lindi,...

February 10, 2020

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Very heavy rains hit NSW, extinguish 'mega-fire' and trigger widespread flooding, Australia

Very heavy rains hit New South Wales over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and cutting power to about 100 000 homes but also extinguishing more than 30 fires, including one dubbed 'mega-fire.' Thousands of residents were ordered to...

February 10, 2020

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Torrential rain drenches southeast Queensland, deluge expected into weekend

Heavy downpour continues to drench southeast Queensland on Friday, February 7, 2020, flooding the region. Flood warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) remain in place as showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the weekend. According to BOM...

February 07, 2020

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South Island under state of emergency as floods displace thousands, New Zealand

Thousands of residents in South Island, New Zealand, were forced to evacuate their homes on Wednesday morning, February 5, 2020, after severe flooding hit the region, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. The severe weather also left hundreds of...

February 05, 2020

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Rwanda

Heavy rains that hit most parts of Rwanda on Sunday, February 2, 2020, killed at least 13 people, including seven people from the same family in capital Kigali, the Ministry of Emergency Management said in its provisional damage assessment report. "We can...

February 04, 2020

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Floods destroy 1 746 homes, claiming 21 lives and leaving more than 15 000 homeless in southeastern Tanzania

Flooding in southeastern Tanzania's Lindi region has killed 21 people, totally destroyed 1 746 homes and left more than 15 000 homeless, as of Monday, February 3, 2020. Five people remain missing. The media, which quoted local government sources, said 15 096...

February 04, 2020

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Devastating floods in Madagascar seen from space

International Space Station (ISS) and NASA's Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat-8 captured the devastating flood that spread in Madagascar in January 2020, which killed 31, displaced 16 000 people, affected 107 000 individuals, and prompted the government...

January 31, 2020

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Flash floods kill at least 3, leaves 4 500 homeless in central and southeastern Tanzania

At least three people died and around 4 500 were left homeless after flash flooding hit Iringa district, central Tanzania, and Lindi in the southeastern region following days of a heavy downpour. In Iringa, the worst affected divisions were Pawaga and Idodi, where...

January 30, 2020

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains claimed the lives of at least 7 people and displaced more than 2 000 in Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the country's National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Heavy rain caused...

January 29, 2020

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Severe weather affects 60 000, nearly 14 000 homes damaged or destroyed in West Java, Indonesia

Approximately 60 000 people were affected by severe weather in Indonesia as floodwaters continue to inundate six districts in West Java, according to the disaster management's report on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Flooding since Thursday, January 23 inflicted...

January 28, 2020

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Heavy monsoon rains drench Queensland, causing widespread floods, Australia

A nearly stationary monsoonal low close to the Gulf of Carpentaria is driving very humid air toward Queensland, with heaviest rains in the state's northeast and tropical coast. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued several flood warnings on Tuesday, January...

January 28, 2020

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Madagascar declares national emergency as massive floods claim 31 lives and inundate more than 10 000 homes

The government of Madagascar has declared a national emergency on Monday, January 27, 2020, following days of intense downpour that triggered widespread flooding and devastations across the country. The severe weather has so far claimed 31 lives, displaced more than...

January 28, 2020

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Severe hailstorm hits Malaga, causing major tailbacks and power disruptions, Spain

A severe hailstorm hit Malaga, Spain on Thursday, January 23, 2020, causing chaos in parts of the province as heavy rain and hail trapped commuters in tailbacks. In addition, flash floods swept away numerous vehicles, leaving them piled up. The event came just...

January 27, 2020

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Major floods and landslides leave at least 57 people dead after heaviest rains since records began, Brazil

At least 57 people were confirmed dead on Monday, January 27, 2020, after days of intense downpour struck southeastern Brazil, triggering massive floods and landslides. Belo Horizonte city registered 171.8 mm (6.7 inches) of rain on Friday, January 24-- the highest...

January 27, 2020