Severe storms

korea monsoon aug 12 2020

Longest monsoon in 33 years batters Korean Peninsula, leaving scores dead and 7 000 homeless

Flooding and landslides due to prolonged monsoon continue to wreak havoc across the Korean Peninsula, prompting almost 7 000 people to evacuate and leaving at least 42 dead or missing in the South as of August 9, 2020. The rainy season has been lashing the country...

August 12, 2020

mn severe weather us aug 10 2020

Severe storms bring baseball-sized hail, heavy rain, and damaging winds to Minnesota, U.S.

Bouts of severe storms lashed Minnesota with large hail, continuous lightning, damaging winds, and torrential rain Sunday into Monday, August 10, 2020. Electricity was disrupted to more than 10 000 homes and businesses. Several communities picked up over 102 mm (4...

August 12, 2020

trinidad and tobago severe weather aug 8 2020

Damaging floods and landslides hit Trinidad and Tobago after two weeks' worth of rain in just 9 hours

Damaging flash flooding and landslides hit Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, August 8, 2020, after 121 mm (5 inches) of rain in just 9 hours-- half the country's average August rainfall of 250 mm (10 inches). According to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological...

August 12, 2020

sudan flood aug 9 2020

Floods claim 35 lives, destroy or damage 7 000 homes and leave widespread crop loss - Sudan

20 more people lost their lives as severe flooding persists in Sudan, bringing the death toll to 35. Since late July, more than 7 000 houses have been damaged or destroyed due to heavy rains. Torrential rains struck across the nation on Sunday, killing at least 20...

August 12, 2020

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Widespread floods leave 19 dead, more than 50 000 affected in Niger

Widespread floods have caused 19 fatalities and affected more than 50 000 people in Niger since June 2020. Floods continued into August as heavy rains kept pouring, with the capital Niamey recording 67 mm (2.6 inches) of rain in 24 hours to Friday, August 7 - less...

August 11, 2020

midwest derecho storm aug 10 2020

Powerful derecho wreaks havoc across the Midwest - one of the worst weather events of 2020 in the U.S.

A rare derecho -- severe storm with hurricane-force winds -- ripped through the Midwest on Monday, August 10, 2020, leaving almost 1.5 million customers without power, toppling numerous trees and vehicles, and causing major, widespread property damage across several...

August 11, 2020

nsw severe weather aug 9 2020

New South Wales hit by strong winds and worst flood in 29 years, Australia

Torrential rain and strong winds lashed the New South Wales South Coast over the weekend, causing the worst flooding in the area for 29 years. High waves killed a 44-year-old surfer in Sydney's Collaroy. At least 1 600 emergency calls had also been made during...

August 10, 2020

pakistan flood aug 2020

Almost 50 people killed after 3 days of heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan

Nearly 50 people have died across Pakistan after three days of heavy monsoon rain that triggered severe flash floods, the disaster management authority reported Sunday, August 9, 2020. The downpours also damaged houses, roads, and bridges. Pakistan's National...

August 10, 2020

ethiopia flood aug 2020

Severe floods displace at least 32 000 people in Ethiopia

At least 32 000 have been displaced by severe flooding that has caused extensive damage in Ethiopia, since late July 2020. This included almost 20 000 residents in Afar that had to relocate in the first week of August due to the overflow of Awash River. According to...

August 10, 2020

manitoba tornado aug 7 2020

Massive tornado hits Manitoba, leaving 2 people dead, Canada

A huge tornado touched down in a rural area of Manitoba, Canada, near the North Dakota border on Friday evening, August 7, 2020. The twister flipped a couple of cars, destroyed structures on a farm, and killed two people. The twister hit the town of Virden, near the...

August 10, 2020

greece severe weather aug 10 2020

At least 7 dead, 3 000 properties damaged as massive rains hit Evia, Greece

At least seven people-- including an 8-month-old baby-- lost their lives while 3 000 properties were damaged during a severe storm on the island Evia, Greece on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2020. According to the country's meteorological service, parts...

August 10, 2020

sudanese flood aug 7 2020

At least 10 dead, more than 3 300 homes destroyed or damaged after severe floods in Sudan

Severe flooding hit much of Sudan this week, affecting more than 50 000 people, causing at least 10 fatalities, and leaving more than 3 300 homes damaged or destroyed. As of August 6, tens of thousands have been affected in 14 out of the 18 states across the...

August 08, 2020

india landslide aug 7 2020

Major landslide hits Kerala, leaving at least 15 people dead and more than 50 missing, India

Heavy rains triggered a major landslide in the Indian state of Kerala early Friday morning (LT), August 7, 2020. 15 casualties have been confirmed by 12:00 UTC but many others are still missing. The landslide occurred in the Rajamalai area of Idduki District,...

August 07, 2020

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Mumbai records highest 24-hour August rainfall since 1974, India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded 332 mm (13 inches) of rainfall in Mumbai in a 24-hour period to Thursday, August 6, 2020, marking the city's highest August rain received in 24 hours since 1974. Heavy rains accompanied by wind speeds as high as...

August 06, 2020

south korea severe weather aug 5 2020

South Korea hit by longest monsoon in 7 years, at least 26 dead or missing

More flooding and landslides have been reported in South Korea as the country suffers from its longest monsoon in seven years. At least 13 people have died and more than 1 500 have been forced to flee, while two areas were declared disaster zones after 42...

August 05, 2020

yemen severe weather aug 4 2020

20 people dead, 1 000 displaced as persistent heavy rains hit Yemen

Persistent heavy rains across Yemen have killed at least 20 people, displaced thousands, and destroyed hundreds of properties, local government official reported Tuesday, August 4, 2020. In Marib, the hardest-hit province, the health ministry said 17 people--...

August 05, 2020

sudan flood aug 1 2020

Deadly flash floods hit Sudan, damaging or destroying more than 2 300 homes

Widespread flooding hit Sudan over the weekend, leaving more than 2 300 homes damaged or destroyed and at least five people dead. The worst affected province was the Blue Nile, where heavy rainfall lashed about 1 200 houses and caused the collapse of the Bout dam....

August 03, 2020