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Landslides and floods hit Brasil - Entire state of Rio de Janeiro on high alert

About 4000 people evacuated from their homes early on Thursday because of a broken dike (dam to contain the water of rivers) in Campos, North Fluminense, Brasil. On Wednesday the level of the Paraiba do Sul River reached 10.90 meters. Normal level at this time of year

January 06, 2012

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Gamalama volcano mudflows swept through the village of Desa Tobu in Indonesia

Days of pouring rain created rivers of ash and debris that killed four people and forced thousands to flee their homes for the second time in a month. On Tuesday night, runoff from tropical downpours on the slopes of Mt. Gamalama generated mudflows, known as lahars,...

December 29, 2011

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New typhoon likely to strike Philippines / Typhoon Washi aftermath

Meteorologists in the Philippines warn about the possibility of a new storm - just days after a powerful typhoon claimed the lives of more tahn 1,500 people. According to forecasts, on Monday night Mindanao island will have some 20 inches of precipitation. PAGASA

December 28, 2011

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Heavy rains hit Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam - more floods to come

At least 13 people have died in floods after unusually heavy rains hit Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has warned that the downpours are set to continue and has told those living in the city's...

December 22, 2011

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NASA's TRMM satellite measured Sendong's deadly rainfall

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was providing forecasters with the rate in which rainfall was occurring in Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) over the last week, and now TRMM data has been compiled to show rainfall totals over the devastated

December 20, 2011

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Typhoon Sendong (Washi) washed away entire villages in south Philippines

Entire villages were washed away when tropical storm Sendong (Washi) whipped south Philippines in early hours of Saturday, leaving a trail of flattened homes, broken bridges and upended vehicles in the poverty-stricken country. Sendong killed more than 650 people in

December 18, 2011

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Thailand floods aftermath

Thailand has been experiencing one of its worst flood crises in recent history, with 64 of 77 provinces and more than five million people, about 8 per cent of the population, affected since July 2011. Worsening sanitation conditions, related to stagnating water and few

December 14, 2011

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Heavy rains and mudslides in Colombia

Heavy rains flooded about 4000 homes south of Colombian capital Bogota with water up to 1.5m (5 feet) deep in some places. Torrential rains caused a landslide by loosened hillside about 200 miles northeast of Bogota, collapsing onto a bus and killing six passengers

December 09, 2011

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Heavy rains caused floods and deadly landslides at Nias, Indonesia

The deadly landslide buried at least 37 houses in the village Moze in the district of Majo Kampung Barije on the island of Nias, off Sumatra, following three days of rain, according to multiple reports. The combination of heavy yearly rainfall and steep slopes make

December 01, 2011

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2011: Fourteen billion-dollar weather disasters, most in U.S. history

Through August, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) estimated that ten weather disasters costing at least $1 billion had hit the U.S., at total cost of up to $45 billion. However, the October 29 snow storm brings us up to eleven billion-dollar disasters. Flood

December 01, 2011

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WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate - 10 warmest year on record, lowest sea ice volume

WMO issued preliminary Status of the Global Climate report. Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred

November 30, 2011

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New floodings in Australia

New Australia floods are starting again. Flooding isolated communities in northern New South Wales in late November 2011 battled with rising waters which cut off roughly 1,800 residents of Wee Waa, and about 200 rural properties in the vicinity of Moree, according to

November 30, 2011

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Heavy rains hit Italy and Spain

Following several deadly incidents in the past month, residents of Italy may be thinking that the nation has become a magnet for flooding rainfall, AccuWeather wrote.The most recent flooding event occurred late Tuesday when torrential rain triggered a massive

November 24, 2011

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Heavy rains flood Nairobi, Kenya

Several days of heavy rain have left many residents stranded across the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi. As some parts of the country are celebrating the abundant rainfall, and looking forward to bumper harvests, residents in Nairobi have had to cope with the...

November 24, 2011

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Atmospheric rivers caused the UK's worst floods

Huge atmospheric rivers that wind their way through the skies have been linked to the 10 largest winter floods in the UK since the 1970s. A study of similar systems in California suggests that such floods could become more frequent and severe if greenhouse gas

November 19, 2011

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Heavy flooding still battering SouthEast Asia

Unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused devastation across South-East Asia. Floods continued to menace Southeast Asia in mid-November 2011. More and more land stay submerged for weeks, even months.  with authorities reporting that more than 250 people have been

November 18, 2011

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Brisbane flood fears, autorities to release water from dam

A massive dam in northern Australia was to begin draining this week following predictions that Brisbane, the nation's third-largest city, could be flooded again if heavy rains return. Queensland state goverment officials said the Wivenhoe Dam, near Brisbane, would

November 15, 2011