Severe storms

mozambique flood oct 2020

Severe weather claims 22 lives, affects 16 657 people across Mozambique

At least 22 people have lost their lives and 16 657 have been affected by natural calamities caused by severe weather in Mozambique since the beginning of October 2020. 16 657 people from 3 695 households have been affected by floods in the provinces of Manica,...

October 23, 2020

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Widespread flooding leaves at least 31 people dead, more than 150 000 families affected across Cambodia

Extensive flooding has left about 156 137 families affected and at least 31 people dead across Cambodia as of Wednesday, October 21, 2020, as heavy rains have been pounding much of the country since earlier this month. Around 13 318 families have been displaced,...

October 22, 2020

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Waterspout outbreak and flooding hit southern Greece

Flooding and waterspout outbreak hit southern Greece after heavy rains struck the islands on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Several people were trapped in floodwaters but were successfully rescued. No injuries were reported. According to the World Meteorological...

October 22, 2020

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Early-season winter storm hits northern U.S., breaking scores of snowfall records

A winter storm hit parts of the northern U.S. this week, breaking scores of snowfall records in Montana, Iowa, and Minnesota, where more than 1 100 road accidents were reported due to heavy snow. A deepening upper-level trough and a surge of cold Canadian air now...

October 21, 2020

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Powerful Storm Barbara hits Portugal and Spain

An impressive deep cyclone named Storm Barbara by the Spanish meteorological agency is moving into Europe on October 20, 2020, bringing powerful winds and very heavy rainfall. The first to feel its effects are Portugal and Spain where Red and Orange alerts are in...

October 20, 2020

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Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India

Heavy rains affecting parts of India over the past 7 days claimed at least 47 lives in Maharashtra and 50 in Telangana. In Maharashtra alone, more than 900 000 hectares (2.2 million acres) of crops have been damaged across state. 28 of the 47 people in Maharashtra...

October 17, 2020

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At least 12 people dead after heavy rains trigger flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

At least 12 people lost their lives after heavy rain and flooding hit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, October 13 to 14, 2020. The deaths occurred in Ilala and Kinondoni Police Zones, Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander Lazaro...

October 16, 2020

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Death toll jumps to 77 as unseasonal, record rains hit parts of India

Heavy rains affecting parts of India, including Telangana, Maharashtra, and Karnataka this week claimed the lives of at least 77 people by October 16, 2020. Meteorologists described the rains as rare and unseasonal. At least 50 people have died in Telangana, many of...

October 16, 2020

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Southern New England hit by a rare derecho, NWS confirms

The unusually powerful storm in Southern New England last week, October 7, 2020, was a rare derecho, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed. The storm killed at least two people, left more than 200 000 customers without power, caused damage to a 515 km (320...

October 15, 2020

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At least 13 killed as worst rains in more than 100 years flood Hyderabad, India

A deep depression that crossed Andhra Pradesh coast near Kakinada on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, brought unprecedented rainfall over Hyderabad, capital of the Indian state of Telangana, from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, claiming the lives of at least 13...

October 14, 2020

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China sees historical 21 large-scale floods and national average rainfall in 2020

China has seen 21 large-scale floods in 2020, 1.6 times more than that of past years, hitting a record since 1998. This year's national average rainfall of 616 mm (24 inches) is 13% more than the same period in 2019, setting the record for second-highest since...

October 14, 2020

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Death toll climbs to 29, over 130 000 houses flooded in central Vietnam

At least 29 fatalities have been confirmed in central Vietnam as of Tuesday morning, October 13, 2020, after prolonged heavy rains triggered destructive floods and landslides. 12 others remain missing, more than 130 000 houses have been inundated, and wide swaths of...

October 13, 2020

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Darwin records highest October daily rainfall since 1941 - Northern Territory, Australia

Northern Territory's capital Darwin was hit by up to 177 mm (7 inches) of rainfall on Thursday, October 8, 2020-- the city's highest daily rainfall for October since record-keeping began in 1941, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed. The agency added...

October 13, 2020

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900 homes inundated after flash floods and landslides hit West Java, Indonesia

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides in Garut District of West Java, Indonesia, on Monday, October 12, 2020. Hundreds of houses were submerged, displacing around 1 000 families. Intense downpours began Sunday, October 11, and continued into Monday...

October 13, 2020

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Severe floods in Southeast Asia claim at least 28 lives

Heavy rains and floods since the beginning of the month have left at least 28 people dead and hundreds of thousands affected in Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most of the fatalities were in Vietnam and Cambodia, where thousands...

October 12, 2020

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'Unusually' intense, record storm knocks power to over 200 000 customers in Capital District - New York, U.S.

A powerful thunderstorm hit New York's Capital District on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, leaving more than 200 000 customers without power and killing at least two people. The storm was described as an "unusual event" wit winds of 109 km/h (68 mph) --...

October 09, 2020

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Heavy rains hit Vietnam, leaving at least 8 people dead or missing

Rounds of heavy rain hit parts of northern and central Vietnam on Monday and Tuesday, October 6, 2020, causing floods and landslides in which at least 8 people lost their lives or are considered missing. The northern province of Lao Cai, home to the resort town of...

October 08, 2020