Severe storms

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Madagascar declares national emergency as massive floods claim 31 lives and inundate more than 10 000 homes

The government of Madagascar has declared a national emergency on Monday, January 27, 2020, following days of intense downpour that triggered widespread flooding and devastations across the country. The severe weather has so far claimed 31 lives, displaced more than...

January 28, 2020

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Severe hailstorm hits Malaga, causing major tailbacks and power disruptions, Spain

A severe hailstorm hit Malaga, Spain on Thursday, January 23, 2020, causing chaos in parts of the province as heavy rain and hail trapped commuters in tailbacks. In addition, flash floods swept away numerous vehicles, leaving them piled up. The event came just...

January 27, 2020

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Major floods and landslides leave at least 57 people dead after heaviest rains since records began, Brazil

At least 57 people were confirmed dead on Monday, January 27, 2020, after days of intense downpour struck southeastern Brazil, triggering massive floods and landslides. Belo Horizonte city registered 171.8 mm (6.7 inches) of rain on Friday, January 24-- the highest...

January 27, 2020

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Storm Gloria: Death toll rises to 13, over 1 500 evacuated in France after two months' worth of rain in 48 hours

At least 13 people have died in Spain and more than 1 500 were evacuated in southwest France, authorities confirmed on January 24, 2020, after powerful Storm Gloria caused widespread flooding and left a trail of destruction in its wake. In parts of France, Gloria...

January 24, 2020

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More than 200 evacuated as floods hit northwest Argentina

More than 200 people were evacuated in Tucuman province, northwest Argentina after storms and heavy rain sparked flooding, authorities confirmed on January 22, 2020. 60 people were evacuated in La Reduccion, 28 in La Madrid and 5 in Los Ralos. Downpours from January...

January 24, 2020

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Floods and landslides leave at least 6 dead, widespread damage in Madagascar

Persistent heavy rains since the start of January 2020 has triggered floods and landslides in several areas of Madagascar, leading to at least six fatalities and widespread damage. The severe weather is forecast to continue agonizing parts of the country as more...

January 23, 2020

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Spain storm produces record high wave in Mediterranean, storm surge up to 3 km (1.8 mi) inland

Authorities on January 23, 2020, confirmed five more fatalities from storm Gloria, bringing the death toll to nine. The fierce storm-- which lashed parts of Spain beginning Sunday, January 19-- has generated the biggest wave ever recorded in the Mediterranean at...

January 23, 2020

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Dengue cases rise in Sri Lanka due to previously latent serotype 3 and changing weather patterns

The Sri Lanka National Dengue Control Unit's (NDCU) released a report on January 19, 2020, stating that the rise of dengue cases in the country-- especially during the last two months of 2019-- is due to the previously latent serotype 3 (DENV3) being active, as...

January 22, 2020

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'Catastrophic' Canberra hailstorm destroys decades of CSIRO research, Australia

The catastrophic hailstorm that hit Australia's capital city Canberra on Monday, January 20, 2020, has caused widespread damage, including decades of glasshouse drought research by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the...

January 21, 2020

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Record daily snowfall in capital Ottawa, Canada

Heavy in capital Ottawa, Canada, on January 18, 2020, set a new snowfall record for the date, beating the previous one set four decades ago. A total of 21 cm (8.2 inches) fell at the Ottawa Airport between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday afternoon, January 18 to...

January 21, 2020

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4 dead as powerful storm triggers strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record waves in Spain

At least four people died as powerful Storm Gloria wreaked havoc across parts of Spain, producing strong winds, heavy snowfall, and record-breaking waves on Sunday and Monday, January 19 and 20, 2020. The Spanish meteorological agency placed 33 of its 55 provinces...

January 21, 2020

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Intense storm hits parts of Sydney, downing power lines and causing major traffic chaos

An intense storm smashed parts of Sydney, Australia on Monday afternoon (LT), January 20, 2020, downing trees and power lines, and causing major traffic chaos across the city. The storms started hitting the south and southwest portions, with three drivers left stuck...

January 21, 2020

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9 dead after bridge collapses over swollen river in Bengkulu, Indonesia

Nine people died in Bengkulu, Indonesia after a suspension bridge collapsed over a swollen river on Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2020. Aside from the fatalities, one other person went missing, according to the search and rescue team. In a statement from the...

January 20, 2020

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Arctic air moves to Metro Detroit after record snowfall

After the snowiest January 18 in Detroit's history, with 17 cm (6.8 inches) recorded at Detroit Metro Airport, the region has moved to a cold stage as most parts of southeast Michigan plummeted into cool temperatures overnight, January 19, 2020. The snowfall...

January 20, 2020

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At least 6 dead as a month's worth of rain hits Espirito Santo in just one day, Brazil

Extremely heavy rains hit southern Brazil on January 17 and 18, 2020, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving at least 6 people dead in Espirito Santo. Several others are feared missing. Nearly 250 mm (9.8 inches) fell in Alfredo Chaves town in 24 hours to...

January 20, 2020

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Historic blizzard sets new all-time daily snowfall record -- Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

A powerful blizzard brought intense winds and record-breaking snowfall to parts of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18, 2020. "It’s snow and a hurricane, and snow and a hurricane shuts down a...

January 20, 2020

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Ha'apai in urgent need of repair after passage of Category 3 Tropical Cyclone "Tino" - Tonga

The center of Severe Tropical Cyclone "Tino" passed over Tonga on January 18, 2020, as a Category 3 cyclone. Luckily, it only grazed the capital Nuku'alofa, previously expected to suffer a direct hit. Tino's eye passed between the Ha'apai Group...

January 20, 2020