Floods

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More than 100 people killed after widespread flooding hits Nigeria

More than 100 people were killed after two major rivers burst their banks in Nigeria, destroying homes and farms. A national disaster has been declared in 4 of Nigeria's 36 states. Water levels in parts of the country are reaching those recorded in 2012 when the...

September 18, 2018

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"Unusual event" declared at Brunswick Nuclear Plant, North Carolina

An "unusual event" has been declared for Brunswick Nuclear Plant located just outside of Wilmington, North Carolina on September 17, 2018. This is the area where Hurricane "Florence" recently made landfall, causing 'historic and...

September 18, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Mangkhut" leaves at least 108 people dead and more than 500 000 affected in Philippines

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut," known in the Philippines as Ompong, made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 17:40 UTC on September 14 (01:40 PHT, September 15), 2018, with maximum sustained winds near 268 km/h (167 mph), making it a Category 5 storm on the...

September 17, 2018

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Record rainfall, catastrophic flash and river flooding, at least 32 deaths and more than 1 million without power as Hurricane "Florence" hits U.S.

Hurricane "Florence" made landfall along the coast of North Carolina, near Wrightsville Beach, at 11:15 UTC on September 14, 2018, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and central pressure of 958 hPa, placing the storm on the upper edge of...

September 17, 2018

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Major flash floods hit Balikesir Province, Turkey

Major flash flooding hit Turkey's Balikesir Province on September 13, 2018, damaging roads, homes and shops. There were no injuries or fatalities reported. The city of Bandirma registered over 147 mm (5.78 inches) of rain on September 13, with most of it falling...

September 15, 2018

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Unprecedented rainfall hits Beirut causing its worst flooding in years, Lebanon

Torrential rains hit capital Beirut (population 2.2 million) on September 9, 2018, causing worst flash flooding this Mediterranean city has seen in years. The road connecting Tripoli to the Dinnieh region was turned into a river, with the water 1 m (3 feet) deep in...

September 12, 2018

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Violent flash flooding hits Cebolla, Toledo province, Spain

Very heavy rainfall caused violent flash flooding in the town of Cebola, Spain's Toledo province on September 8, 2018. While there were no injuries or fatalities reported, the infrastructural damage is high. Weather stations registered around 30 mm (1.18 inches)...

September 10, 2018

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Severe storm brings Sydney's wettest day in 2 years, flash flooding, traffic chaos and 1 000 lightning strikes per hour

A cold front swept through parts of Australia's New South Wales on Friday afternoon (local time), September 7, 2018, producing severe thunderstorms with 1 000 lightning strikes per hour and dropping heavy rain and a lot of hail. For parts of Sydney, it was the...

September 09, 2018

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Flash floods damaged 2 500 homes, affected more than 10 000 people in Coahuila, Mexico

Heavy rain affecting several areas of northeastern Mexico over the past few days caused damaging flash floods. More heavy rain and local thunderstorms may occur over the already affected areas over the next 48 hours. The rain caused Arroyo El Soldado river in the...

September 07, 2018

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Widespread heavy to excessive rainfall in the Lower/Middle Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley

Slow-moving Tropical Depression "Gordon" continues to bring heavy to excessive rains across portions of the lower Mississippi Valley. Moisture from Gordon will spread north into the Middle Mississippi Valley and interact with an existing frontal boundary...

September 07, 2018

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Country-wide flood death toll rises to 1 459, India

More than 1 400 people have been killed in India since the onset of the 2018 Southwest monsoon. The number of people who died in just 6 states this monsoon season climbed to 1 211, which is the highest toll in the last two years. As of September 3, 2018, the death...

September 06, 2018

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151 dead or missing, tens of thousands displaced as major floods hit North Korea after 'unprecedented' drought

76 people have been killed and 75 others remain missing after extremely heavy rains hit parts of North Korea at the end of August 2018. Major flooding continued into September. It came after 'unprecedented' drought hit the country in July and August, forcing...

September 05, 2018

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Historic flooding hits Manhattan, Kansas, state of emergency declared in 5 counties

Parts of Kansas, including the worst-hit Manhattan, received nearly 228.6 mm (9 inches) of rainfall late Sunday, September 2 into Monday, September 3, 2018, causing major flash flooding and forcing more than 300 people to evacuate their homes. Additional shower and...

September 05, 2018

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Central Myanmar dam breach affected 63 000, displaced 36 000 and left 4 dead and 3 missing

Heavy monsoon rains caused a partial breach of a levee at Swar Chaung Dam in central Myanmar on August 29, 2018, affecting more than 63 000 people, displacing 36 000, killing at least four and leaving three missing. As many as 85 villages were flooded. The...

September 02, 2018

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Midwest: Severe storms lead to widespread flooding and high water rescues, leave 110 000 without power

Another round of severe thunderstorms swept through parts of north-central United States this week, causing damaging winds and heavy rains. Widespread flooding was reported across Wisconsin. The flooding has damaged roads, businesses and private residences in...

August 30, 2018

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Major dam in central Thailand's Phetchaburi province expected to overflow August 22

Authorities in Thailand are warning the Kaeng Krachan dam is expected to overflow at Wednesday noon, August 22, 2018, triggering another flood. This is a major dam located in Phetchaburi province, currently holding 777 million m3 of water or 109% of its full...

August 21, 2018

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10 people killed after flash flood hits Raganello gorge in southern Italy's Calabria

The number of people killed after heavy rain flooded the Raganello gorge on August 20, 2018, rose to 10 on August 21. 23 people were rescued and brought to safety, three were found alive today and another three still remain missing. There were up to 40 hikers in the...

August 21, 2018