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Massive floods in Indonesia claim 53 lives, 173 000 in emergency centers

Exceptionally heavy rain hit Jakarta Metropolitan Area on December 31, 2019, and January 1, 2020, with up to 377 mm (14.8 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, Jakarta sees 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rainfall during the entire month of December. More heavy to...

January 04, 2020

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Jakarta officials warn more extreme rainfall expected -- announce the use of Weather Modification Technology to combat floods

A day after massive floods hit Jakarta, claiming the lives of at least 23 people, city officials warned residents and tourists more extreme rainfall is expected through the rest of the month and up to at least mid-February 2020. At least 23 people were killed since...

January 02, 2020

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Massive floods hit Jakarta after exceptionally heavy rainfall, several million left without power, at least 53 killed

Massive floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta on January 1, 2020, killing at least 53 people and forcing tens of thousands to evacuate. Several million were left without power and drinking water. The deaths were a result of hypothermia, electric shocks, landslides,...

January 01, 2020

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At least 8 missing following severe flash floods and mudslides in Tolima, Colombia

At least eight people went missing after heavy downpour triggered flash floods and mudslides in Tolima Department, Colombia. The disaster struck during the early hours of Thursday, December 26, 2019. According to Colombia's National Unit for Disaster Risk...

December 31, 2019

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Severe storm hits Rwanda's capital Kigali, destroying more than 110 homes and killing 12

Heavy downpour hit Rwanda's capital and largest city, Kigali, on the night of Christmas, December 25, 2019, killing 12 people. The storm also destroyed a least 113 houses, 49 ha (121 acres) of agricultural fields, and several infrastructures including roads and...

December 27, 2019

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Flash floods claim at least 14 lives in Bujumbura, Burundi

At least 14 have died and 33 were left injured as of December 22, 2019, after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in the city of Bujumbura, Burundi. According to Burundi Red Cross, heavy rains and strong winds left properties damaged in Bujumbura and...

December 27, 2019

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Destructive winter storm batters Oahu and Kaua'i on Christmas Day, Hawaii

A destructive winter storm pounded the islands Oahu and Kuai in Hawaii on Christmas Day-- Wednesday, December 25, 2019, which resulted in a landslide, knocked down trees, electricity disruption to over 18 000 customers, floods, and multiple traffic accidents....

December 26, 2019

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After drought and severe flooding, Somalia sees worst locust outbreak in 25 years

Desert locusts have been destroying massive swaths of crops and grazing lands in Somalia in its worst invasion in 25 years, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, adding that the infestation is likely to spread further. The nation...

December 22, 2019

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'Worst floods in 23 years' displace around 37 000 in Narathiwat, southern Thailand

Severe flooding displaced some 37 000 residents in the province of Narathiwat, southern Thailand, authorities reported Saturday, December 21, 2019. Two days of torrential rains have inundated five districts in the province -- Sukhirin, Waeng, Sungai Kolok, Chanae,...

December 22, 2019

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Seattle records wettest December 20 since 1900 as atmospheric river brings floods and landslides, U.S.

Seattle residents woke up to their wettest December 20 in over 100 years on Friday, December 20, 2019, as an atmospheric river soaked the city with heavy rain, leading to floods, landslides, and traffic disruptions. Over 78 mm (3 inches) of rain was recorded,...

December 21, 2019

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Storm Elsa hits southern Europe, leaving widespread destruction and at least 8 people dead

Storm Elsa is affecting parts of southern Europe, including Spain, Portugal and France, since December 18, 2019, with very heavy rain and strong winds, damaging buildings, cutting power supply and shutting down roads. A second storm, named Fabian, is expected to...

December 21, 2019

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Dire situation after months of devastating floods in Republic of Congo, government urges international community to help

Widespread floods are affecting the Republic of Congo since October 2019, wreaking havoc and forcing thousands to sleep outside. On Tuesday, December 17, the government made an urgent appeal to the international community to help provide an efficient response to the...

December 21, 2019

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Hundreds of villages submerged, Riau declares state of emergency as severe weather leaves at least 6 dead and over 62 000 affected, Indonesia

The Riau administration in Indonesia has declared a state of emergency on Friday, December 20, 2019, after floods and landslides affected more than 62 000 residents and claimed at least 6 lives. Floods have reportedly submerged hundreds of villages in six of the...

December 20, 2019

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Massive floods hit Cantabria, residents describe it as worst in history, Spain

Destructive flooding swept the town of Reinosa in Cantabria, Spain, on Thursday, December 19, 2019. The flood came after the Hijar river, which passes through Reinosa and its tributary Izarilla, rose significantly and burst their banks. Residents describe the event...

December 20, 2019

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Widespread flooding after very heavy rain hits southern Iran

Floods have spread through Iran's southern provinces of Hormozgan, Khuzestan, and Bushehr, on December 19, 2019. The flooding began around December 16 after a period of very heavy rain, when at least one person went missing and four others were rescued after a...

December 19, 2019

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Flash floods batter Devon and Cornwall, southwest England

Heavy rain and gale-force winds battered the Devon and Cornwall counties in southwestern England on December 18, 2019, knocking down trees and sparking floods that led to road closures. Several vehicles have become stranded on the A303 in Newcott, Devon. The...

December 19, 2019

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Severe floods hit Johor as Malaysia's monsoon season continues, more than 10 000 evacuated

The annual monsoon season in Malaysia continues to batter the country, with Johor being hit the hardest and some areas struggling with over 2 m (8 feet) of floodwater. As of Monday afternoon, December 16, 2019, evacuees have doubled to 9 348 in Johor and to more...

December 17, 2019