Severe storms

dominican republic flood april 2017

Extreme amounts of rain hit Dominican Republic

More than 17 000 people were forced to evacuate after dangerous weather system dumped extreme amounts of rain on the Dominican Republic over the past couple of days. Within 24 hours, some regions saw up to 400 mm (15.7 inches) of rain, causing rivers to overflow....

April 27, 2017

north carolina flooding april 25 2017

Major flooding after slow-moving storm hits North Carolina

After causing major flooding in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, a slow-moving storm caused widespread flash flooding in the Raleigh, North Carolina, metro area early Tuesday, April 25, 2017. On Monday, the rains already flooded numerous roads, caused dozens of...

April 25, 2017

storm leaves severe damage across matthew stricken haiti and jamaica

Storm leaves severe damage across Matthew-stricken Haiti and Jamaica

Heavy rains in the South Department of Haiti, heavily affected by Hurricane "Matthew" last year, caused severe damage between April 20 and 23, 2017. At least six people have lost lives, several houses were completely destroyed and at least 5 000 damaged....

April 24, 2017

slow moving storm threatens carolinas with heavy rain serious flooding

Slow-moving storm threatens Carolinas with heavy rain, significant flooding

A dangerous storm system is expected to bring heavy rainfall and a few strong to severe thunderstorms, possibly causing serious flash flooding over the southern Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast US over the coming days. Mudslides are possible in the higher terrain. A...

April 24, 2017

subtropical depression one april 19 2017 suomi npp

Very rare, first subtropical depression of the 2017 season forms in Atlantic

An unusually early subtropical depression, the first of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the central Atlantic between Bermuda and the Azores on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The system could soon become Subtropical Storm "Arlene," but this...

April 19, 2017

iran flood april 14 2017

At least 25 killed after massive floods hit Iran

At least 25 people have been killed and 16 others are missing after heavy rain caused massive floods and landslides in Iran's northwest over the past couple of days. Parts of the region saw water levels not seen in the past 40 years. The heaviest downpours were...

April 15, 2017

tropical depression crising philippines forecast track

Tropical Depression "Crising" to make landfall over Visayas, Philippines

A newly developed Tropical Depression 02W, known in the Philippines as Crising, is heading toward the east coast of the eastern Visayas and is expected to make landfall by 09:00 UTC on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Although Crising will not reach tropical storm status,...

April 14, 2017

violent hailstorm batters guiyang southwest china

Violent hailstorm hits Guiyang, southwest China

Heavy rain accompanied with violent hailstorm hit the city of Guiyang in southwest China's Guizhou Province, flooding the town and bringing traffic to a standstill on Wednesday night, April 5, 2017. According to CCTV, the downtown was seriously flooded after 23...

April 08, 2017

floods destroy 80 of the city of comodoro rivadavia argentina

Floods destroy 80% of the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

Comodoro Rivadavia, a city in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, is estimated to have experienced an "80% destruction" after it suffered a week of historic torrential rains and strong winds. Within just a few days the city experienced...

April 07, 2017

suomi npp viirs april 6 2017 eastern pacific ocean

Unusually strong storm takes aim at California, Oregon and Washington

An unusually strong spring storm will move into California and spread across the rest of the western states through the weekend as the region enters a period of unsettled weather with a couple of strong cyclones. Heavy rains are expected and localized flash flooding...

April 07, 2017

ex tropical cyclone debbie over tasman sea new zealand

Ex-cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc across North Island, New Zealand

Remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" have reached New Zealand and are now dumping flooding rain across the North Island. Parts of the region have declared states of emergency and are expecting record flooding Wednesday. The storm will continue affecting...

April 04, 2017

ef 1 tornado damage in breaux bridge louisiana

Severe weather outbreak sweeps US South, EF-1 tornado kills two in Louisiana

A severe weather outbreak continues throughout the US South today, after an EF-1 tornado killed two people near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Two people, a mother (38) and her daughter (3), were killed when an EF-1 tornado flipped over their...

April 03, 2017

las vegas wind storm march 30 2017

Powerful windstorm rips through Las Vegas, widespread damage reported

More than 44 000 customers were left without power as powerful windstorm ripped through Las Vegas, Nevada late Thursday, March 30, 2017. The storm produced severe dust storm and reduced visibility to zero, toppled numerous trees and power poles and caused major air...

March 31, 2017

tornado near stamford texas march 28 2017

More than 200 000 lost power in Texas, severe weather continues

Powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes left behind serious damage across North Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29, 2017 and caused power outages to more than 200 000 people. NWS SPC warns there is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms Thursday from...

March 30, 2017

72 hours of rainfall accumulation angola luanda ending 06 utc march 24 2017

Severe flooding hits Luanda, Angola

At least 11 people have been killed, six injured and thousands left homeless after flooding destroyed more than 700 homes and damaged more than 5 000 in Angola's northwestern province of Luanda. Several people are still missing. Heavy rains and flooding hit...

March 24, 2017

greenville south carolina hailstorm

230 000 lost power across the US South, baseball-sized hail

A line of severe thunderstorms hit the US South on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, leaving more than 200 000 customers without power and at least one person dead. Baseball-sized hail was reported in South Carolina during rush hour, damaging numerous cars. Some 230 000...

March 22, 2017

peru floods march 2017

Catastrophic floods devastate Peru, raising death toll to 72

Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of Peru over the past four days, particularly its northern regions, causing deadly floods and wreaking havoc on the country's infrastructure. By the end of Saturday, March 18, 2017, the death toll since the start of...

March 18, 2017