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new england severe weather june 28 2020

Severe storm brings damaging winds and hail to parts of New England, prompts rare flash flood emergency

Severe storms brought hail, lightning, strong winds, and damaging floods to parts of New England on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Among the worst affected states was Massachusetts, where a rare flash flood emergency warning was issued and patients from a hospital in...

June 29, 2020

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World's largest dam in 'danger of collapse' amid historic floods -- 400 million people at risk, China

A flood alert has been raised near Three Gorges Dam in China-- the largest hydropower project in the world-- as the country grapples with its worst flooding in 70 years. Torrential rains have been causing havoc throughout the southwest and central region this month,...

June 25, 2020

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Deadly flash floods hit Romania after the worst drought in 100 years and heaviest floods in 200 years

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in 29 counties across Romania on June 23, 2020, killing at least three people, damaging hundreds of properties, and prompting the evacuation of 152 people. The severe weather came after parts of the country experienced their...

June 24, 2020

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State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia

Severe floods forced authorities to declare a state of emergency in Serbia on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Approximately 700 houses were inundated, bridges were damaged, as well as roads and power lines.​ Residents were left in a "dramatic" situation,...

June 24, 2020

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Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey

A severe storm accompanied by hail and a rare tornado hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, killing one person and injuring several others. Governor Ali Yerlikaya confirmed that the Syrian national, who was around 30 years old, was...

June 24, 2020

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At least 5 killed as severe flash floods wreak havoc in Bursa, Turkey

Severe flash floods caused by heavy rains on June 21 have left at least five people dead and one person missing in Bursa Province, Turkey, officials confirmed on Monday, June 22, 2020. Floodwaters also caused extensive damage to properties, including houses,...

June 22, 2020

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Torrential rains trigger deadly floods in parts of Ivory Coast, including capital Abidjan

Torrential rains over the past couple of days have triggered deadly flooding in parts of the southern Ivory Coast, including capital Abidjan. The city recorded more than 260 mm of rain (10 inches) in a 48-hour period to June 15, 2020, which is nearly half its...

June 18, 2020

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More than 20 000 people evacuated after landslide blocks major river in China's Sichuan

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 20 000 people after a large landslide blocked a major river in Sichuan on June 17, 2020. At least one person has been killed while 3 others remain missing across the province. According to the provincial flood control and...

June 18, 2020

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Severe hailstorm causes flooding and major traffic disruption in northern Greece

An unseasonal hailstorm battered the region of Drama in northern Greece on Tuesday night, June 16, 2020, resulting in floods and major disruption to traffic. The storm was particularly severe, dumping ice pellets that accumulated in some places about 30 to 40 cm (12...

June 18, 2020

china floods june 16 2020

8.5 million people affected, 63 killed as intense downpours continue to pound southern China

Intense downpours continue to batter southern China, leaving at least 63 people dead or missing and almost 8.5 million affected. Worsening floods have also displaced nearly 500 000 and caused direct economic losses of about 4 billion dollars or 21 billion yuan. The...

June 16, 2020

nigeria flood june 15 2020

Flash floods destroy 100 homes, leave 3 people dead or missing in parts of Nigeria

Heavy rains affecting Nigeria since June 14, 2020, have resulted in deadly flash floods, leaving at least people three dead or missing in Kwara, and 100 houses destroyed in Akwa Ibom. In Kwara, a bridge embankment collapsed in Oko-Erin, killing one person while two...

June 16, 2020

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Fatal flooding and landslides hit Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

Heavy rains affecting Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal over the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides, leaving at least 9 people dead and 3 severely damaged houses, as of Monday, June 15, 2020. Local media reported a landslide on June 13 in Kushma...

June 15, 2020

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Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia

Intense rains since June 12, 2020, have caused severe flash floods in five districts of Bone Bolango Regency in the province of Gorontalo, Indonesia, resulting in about 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed. 5 407 people were affected, 3 injured and 4 still missing,...

June 15, 2020

ankara flood june 14 2020

Days of heavy rain trigger deadly flash floods, damage 250 houses in Ankara, Turkey

Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in Turkey's capital city of Ankara on June 11 and 12, 2020, leaving one person dead and about 250 houses damaged. The Metropolitan Municipality of Ankara confirmed that hundreds of buildings and houses were impacted,...

June 15, 2020

canada storm june 14 2020

Destructive thunderstorms hit Calgary, Canada

A line of severe thunderstorms produced destructive hail, flooding, and at least one possible tornado to Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday night, June 13, 2020. Many motorists were stranded after roads turned into rivers. A large weather system moved through Alberta on...

June 15, 2020

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Deadly flash floods and landslides hit Pakistan, above-average rainfall expected this monsoon season, Pakistan

At least seven people have died as a result of floods and landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, since early June 2020. The recent fatality was reported in Bajaur District on June 10, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). Between...

June 12, 2020

west africa severe weather june 2020

Severe weather damages camps hosting 140 000 IDPs in Burkina Faso and Nigeria

Heavy rains since early June 2020 have triggered widespread floods in West Africa, causing damage particularly to camps accommodating more than 140 000 Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Nigeria and Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso, heavy rainfall from June 5 caused...

June 12, 2020