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nepal flood july 21 2020

Swollen river inundates hundreds of homes, capital Kathmandu cut off as death toll surpasses 130, Nepal

At least 105 houses were flooded in Nepal's Jhapa rural municipality after the Kankai River's eastern embankment was breached due to heavy rains on July 20, 2020. Several landslides hit Prithvi Highway on July 20 and 21, cutting off capital Kathmandu from...

July 21, 2020

delhi rain july 19 2020

Flash floods claim lives of at least 4 people as Delhi records highest 24-hour July rain since 2015, India

At least four fatalities were reported as flash floods wreaked havoc in Delhi, India, on Sunday, July 19, 2020. The inundations occurred as Safdarjung registered 74.8 mm (2.9 inches)-- its highest 24-hour July rain since July 11, 2015. Many parts of the capital city...

July 20, 2020

china flood july 20 2020

China blasts dam on Yangtze tributary to ease flooding, death toll climbs to more than 150

Authorities in central China have blasted a dam on the Yangtze River tributary on Sunday, July 19, 2020, to ease surging waters amid severe flooding. The grim situation has left millions affected, damaged more than 28 000 houses, and caused more than 150...

July 20, 2020

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'Once-in-500-years' storm hits Northland, cutting off Far North from the rest of the country, New Zealand

Unusual interaction between two low-pressure zones caused intense storms over New Zealand's Northland on July 17, 2020. The worst affected was Whangarei, where emergency services responded to more than 220 calls. "This is just diabolical for our people....

July 18, 2020

mumbai july 17 2020

At least 12 killed as buildings collapse amid Mumbai's third worst July rain since 2015

Two separate cases of building collapse killed 12 people in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The disasters occurred as the city recorded its second-highest July precipitation this monsoon season and its third-worst since 2015-- with 191.2 mm (7.5 inches)...

July 18, 2020

assam flood india july 16 2020

More than 3.5 million people affected as flood situation continues to deteriorate in Assam, India

Flood situation continues to deteriorate in Assam, India, with five more fatalities reported as of Thursday, July 16, 2020. More than 3.5 million people in 27 districts have been affected, and a total of 97 people lost their lives this year due to rain-related...

July 17, 2020

indonesia west papua flood and landslide july 17 2020

Floods and landslides hit Sorong, leaving 4 people dead and hundreds of cars stranded - West Papua, Indonesia

Four people lost their lives while three others were injured after floods and landslides hit Sorong in West Papua, Indonesia on Thursday night, July 16, 2020, the Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) confirmed. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in floodwaters in Rawa...

July 17, 2020

mexico severe weather july 15 2020

Heavy rains and hail cause fatal flooding and landslides in Oaxaca and Jalisco, Mexico

Heavy downpours hit Mexico's southern states of Jalisco and Oaxaca this week, resulting in fatal flooding and landslides. In Oaxaca, two casualties were reported as flooding damaged houses and roads. In Jalisco, a hailstorm struck the Guadalajara and Zapopan...

July 16, 2020

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Extreme, record rains lead to deadly floods and massive disruption in Sicily, Italy

Deadly flash floods caused by severe thunderstorms lashed parts of Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, resulting in massive disruption. Palermo City's astronomical observatory recorded 74 mm (3 inches) of rain in just a few hours, breaking the previous...

July 16, 2020

KP pakistan flood july 13 2020

Flash floods leave 2 dead, roads and buildings destroyed in Khyber Pakhtukhwa, Pakistan

Severe flash floods killed at least two people and damaged or destroyed more than 60 buildings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on July 13, 2020. A glacial lake outburst triggered flash floods in the Golen Valley of Lower Chitral District, washing away roads,...

July 16, 2020

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More than a month's worth of rain in 24 hours hits South Korea, causing deadly flooding

South Korea's southern regions were battered by torrential rains on Monday, July 13, 2020, leaving several people dead, damaging houses and properties, and causing widespread flooding. In Sancheong County, about 277 mm (11 inches) of rain fell in 24 hours, which...

July 15, 2020

indonesia flood july 14 2020

At least 15 dead, 4 000 affected as flash floods sweep through South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Severe flash floods hit Indonesia's South Sulawesi Province on July 13 and 14, leaving at least 15 people dead and a number of people missing, North Luwu district official Indah Putri Indriani reported Tuesday, July 14, 2020. More than 4 000 residents have been...

July 14, 2020

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More than 1 million people flee as second wave of flooding hits Bangladesh, 7 million already affected

More than 1 million residents have fled their homes as the second wave of severe flooding hit wide swaths of Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, July 14, 2020. As many as seven million people are already affected, with water levels at major rivers rising at about...

July 14, 2020

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Monsoon-related natural disasters leave more than 144 dead or missing in just one month, Nepal

More than 100 people have died due to monsoon-related natural disasters, such as floods, landslides, and lightning strikes in a month period in Nepal as of Monday, July 13, 2020, according to the data compiled by the Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...

July 14, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger deadly flash floods and landslides in northeastern Turkey

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding and landslides in northeastern Turkey on Sunday, July 12, 2020, resulting in at least four fatalities in the Artvin Province and two in the Rize Province, officials confirmed Monday, July 13. Provincial governor Yilmaz Doruk told...

July 14, 2020

bangladesh flood july 11 2020 2

Second wave of flooding expected in 23 districts of Bangladesh, 1.3 million already affected

At least 23 districts of Bangladesh are forecast to experience a second bout of floods as water levels in major rivers keep rising due to heavy rains, the state minister said Sunday, July 12, 2020. More than 1.3 million people have already been affected, while tens...

July 14, 2020

kyushu flood july 2020

Death toll from record-breaking rains hits 68 - Kyushu, Japan

The death toll from the record-breaking downpours on the island of Kyushu in Japan has climbed to 68 on Monday, July 13, 2020. On the same day, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Kumamoto Prefecture to assess the damage inflicted by flooding and landslides...

July 14, 2020