Severe storms

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. ...

June 21, 2019

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Over 200 000 without power, evacuations and high-water rescues as severe thunderstorms hit U.S.

Severe thunderstorms hit the eastern United States on June 20, 2019, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Some areas received more than 1 month of average June rainfall in just 48 hours. Storms also affected other parts of the country since June 19, causing floods...

June 21, 2019

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Severe storm hits British Colombia and Alberta with heavy rain, hail and snow - Canada

Severe weather system hit parts of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada on June 18 and 19, with heavy rain, hail and snow. Snowfall and rainfall warnings remain in effect for parts of central Alberta on June 20. A surprise snowfall hit the Okanagan Connector on...

June 20, 2019

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Late spring and early summer snows for Yellowstone NP and higher elevations of the northern Rockies, potent low pressure system for June

A strong cold front is currently pushing through the northwestern U.S. and will be responsible for high temperatures 5 - 11 °C (10 to 20 °F) below normal through the end of this week. Accumulating snow will be possible across the higher elevations of the...

June 19, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon's Arakli district on June 18, causing two...

June 19, 2019

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How rare is giant hail in Europe

2019 storm season brought unusually strong thunderstorms, out-of-season windstorms and very large/violent/destructive hailstorms to much of Europe. Very rare giant hail was reported on several occasions, inflicting heavy damage. On June 11, multiple severe storms...

June 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings...

June 17, 2019

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Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island...

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought...

June 16, 2019

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RAF called in to stop the flooding in Lincolnshire after UK hit by 1, 2 or close to 3 times the average June rainfall

580 homes north and south of the River Steeping in the town of Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire are evacuating after the river burst its bank at Thorpe St Peter. Some places across the UK recorded 1, 2 or close to 3 times their usual June rainfall in just a...

June 15, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate...

June 15, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China's Ministry of Emergency Management on...

June 14, 2019

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2 months' worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town...

June 14, 2019

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At least 30 dead, 2.2 million affected as heavy rains hit southern China

At least 30 people have been killed and 9 remain missing after heavy rain caused severe floods across southern China over the past couple of days. The rains started June 6, affecting an estimated 2.2 million people, according to government sources. Affected...

June 13, 2019

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Massive hailstorms hit Slovenia, other parts of Europe, causing major damage

Intense hailstorm with hail the size of grapefruits hit parts of Slovenia on June 11, 2019, damaging hundreds of homes and cars. Parts of Germany (Bavaria), Italy, Poland, Romania and Croatia also experienced intense thunderstorms with very large hail and massive...

June 13, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms hit Bihar, leaving at least 8 people dead, India

Severe thunderstorms hit the eastern Indian state of Bihar on June 10, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and leaving at least 11 injured. At least 8 people were killed and 11 others injured on June 10 after severe thunderstorms hit the districts of Gopalganj,...

June 11, 2019

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Key highway closed after severe storm hits Switzerland

Heavy rain affecting Switzerland since June 9, 2019, caused a temporary shutdown of a key highway in the central region of Gotthard. A landslide has also affected the railway connections. The regions of Bern and Zurich have been particularly affected, receiving...

June 11, 2019