Severe storms

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Parts of SE China receive largest rainfall since 1961 - 1 600 homes destroyed, 80 000 people evacuated

Heavy rainfall hit SE China this week, destroying homes and crops and forcing evacuation of nearly 80 000 people. Weather authorities said the affected region saw 51% higher rainfall this week than in corresponding periods of previous years and the largest since...

July 11, 2019

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6 killed and more than 100 injured as very strong winds, tornadoes and violent hailstorms hit Greece

Very strong winds, tornadoes and violent hailstorms hit northern Greece late Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (local time). Such severe weather is extremely unusual in Greece for this time of year, meteorologist Klearxos Marousakis said. According to Charalambos Steriadis,...

July 11, 2019

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Strong tornado hits Milano Marittima, giant hail in Abruzzo, Italy

A strong tornado hit Milano Marittima, near Ravenna, northern Italy on July 10, 2019. According to ANSA, one woman was hurt and taken to Cesena's Bugalini Hospital in serious. She is not in a life-threatening condition. Trees were downed, including 200...

July 10, 2019

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Extremely severe hailstorm hits Abruzzo, injuring 18 people, Italy

Severe storms affecting parts of southeastern Europe over the past couple of days intensified on 9 and July 10, producing violent hailstorm over parts of Italy, including Abruzzo, Pescara. According to ANSA, hail the size of oranges hit Abruzzo on July 10, injuring...

July 10, 2019

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Worst storm of the year hits Croatia, widespread damage reported

A potent Arctic front stuck at the Alps produced violent storms over much of Croatia late Sunday, July 7, 2019, causing widespread damage to homes, cars and agriculture. Damage reports are coming in from more than half of the country. At least 3 people were injured....

July 08, 2019

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Massive floods hit Tafalla, Spain

Extremely heavy rain hit Tafalla, a town and municipality in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain on July 8, 2019, causing devastating floods. According to local media reports, the location received more than 100 mm (3.93 inches) in just...

July 08, 2019

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Extremely heavy rainfall floods Washington, D.C., nearly a month's worth of rain in 1 hour

Extremely heavy rainfall hit Washinton, D.C. metro area, on July 8, 2019, turning roads into rivers and forcing authorities to issue Flash Flood Emergencies. In just one hour, some areas just west of capital saw over 76.2 mm (3 inches) of rain, especially along the...

July 08, 2019

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Strong tornado hits the city of Iasi, damaging homes and injuring 3 people, Romania

A powerful tornado hit the city of Iași, Romania late July 6, 2019, injuring 3 people and damaging several homes. Iasi is about 380 km (236 miles) NE of capital Bucharest. The event lasted just a few minutes, according to the Inspectorate for Emergencies. The...

July 07, 2019

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Heavy rainfall hits Haiti, floods leave at least 5 people dead and 3 missing

Heavy rainfall hit Haiti on July 3, 2019, causing deadly floods in which at least 5 people lost their lives. 3 people are still missing. Haiti's western part has been affected by heavy rainfall on Wednesday, July 3, leading to severe urban flooding in capital...

July 07, 2019

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Siberia hit by worst flooding in a century, 14 people killed, 13 remain missing, Russia

Siberian authorities declared a state of emergency for Irkutsk region where heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in which dozens of villages were destroyed. As of July 2, 14 people have been killed and 13 remain missing since heavy rains began last week. Floods...

July 02, 2019

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Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory

Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Kagoshima's...

July 01, 2019

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Phenomenal hail accumulations after massive hailstorm hits Guadalajara, Mexico

An unusually strong hailstorm hit Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, on June 30, 2019, dumping massive amounts of hail and trapping vehicles in ice up to 1 and 2 m (3 - 6 feet) high. "I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,"...

July 01, 2019

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Nearly 100 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit Chicago, Illinois

A part of a line of severe thunderstorms swept over Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area on Sunday, June 30, 2019, causing damage throughout the city and leaving nearly 100 000 customers without power. Winds as high as 119 km/h (74 mph) hit northern Illinois Sunday...

July 01, 2019

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Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia

A State of emergency has been declared in Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia, after widespread floods hit the region on June 29, 2019. At least 5 people have been killed and 2 remain missing in floods described by officials as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen....

June 30, 2019

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Violent thunderstorm hits Tamaulipas - Texas border region with 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Violent thunderstorms hit Tamaulipas, Mexico - Texas, US border region on June 24, 2019, dumping more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain in 4 hours. One person died in the municipality of Reynosa, Mexico where floods damaged roads, homes and other buildings in over 50...

June 26, 2019

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Flash floods hit northern Vietnam

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun of northern Lai Châu Province since June 24, causing flash floods and triggering landslides, DG ECHO reports. According to media reports, as of June...

June 26, 2019

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Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia

Torrential rainfall hit Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday, June 23, 2019, submerging parts of the metropolis and creating traffic chaos. This is its third such event in just 7 days. The worst affected were areas left of River Danube where meteorological stations...

June 24, 2019