Severe storms

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Dozens killed after severe floods and landslides hit KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

At least 33 people have been killed after floods and mudslides hit the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, especially its port city of Durban, on April 21 and 22, 2019. Search and rescue operations are in progress and the death toll is expected to rise. Heavy...

April 23, 2019

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Extremely heavy rainfall hits Spain, Costa Blanca hit by heaviest April rain since 1946

A severe storm affecting parts of Spain from April 18 to 22, 2019 dropped extremely heavy rain, produced strong winds and waves up to 3 m (9.8 feet). The worst affected was Costa Blanca, over 200 km (124 miles) of Mediterranean coastline in the province of Alicante...

April 23, 2019

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Sangrur farmers claim 80 percent crop loss, accuse authorities of improper reports

Farmers in the town of Sangrur, state of Punjab, India said massive hailstorm hit the region on April 17, 2019, destroying 80% of their crops. Farmers accused authorities of improper reports, saying revenue department officers visited villages not their farms....

April 23, 2019

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Earliest recorded snow in history of Western Australia

Residents of Western Australia woke up to extremely rare April snow on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges on April 19, 2019. This is the earliest snow ever recorded in the history of Western Australia. Matt Boterhoven, a meteorologist with the Australian Bureau of...

April 20, 2019

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4 missing after sudden rainstorms trigger large landslide in Chongqing, China

A large landslide triggered by sudden heavy rainstorms left at least 4 people missing in SW China's Chongqing Municipality (population 30 500 000) on Friday, April 19, 2019. Chongqing's Guanba Township was hit by heavy rainfall, authorities said Saturday,...

April 20, 2019

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Powerful storms, tornadoes hit southern US, killing at least 3 people

A powerful storm swept through the southern United States on April 18, 2019, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power and killing at least 3 people. Although damage surveys are still in progress, NWS said they believe multiple tornadoes hit southwest and...

April 19, 2019

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More than 100 killed as slow-moving storm hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

More than 100 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over the past 2 days after a slow-moving storm hit the region, dumping heavy rain and causing severe dust storms. The death toll is expected to rise. Several states in central, northern and...

April 17, 2019

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Extreme rainfall, widespread flooding hit Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Extremely heavy rainfall hit parts of United Arab Emirates over the past couple of days, causing major flash flooding in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE's northernmost emirate. Parts of the emirate received 2.5 years of average annual rainfall from April 9 to 15,...

April 17, 2019

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Widespread flooding hit Afghanistan again, at least 5 dead, 17 missing

A new wave of severe weather is affecting 16 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces since April 15, causing widespread flooding, damage and deaths. Herat Province is currently most affected, particularly its districts of Obey, Kohsan, Karrokh, Shindand and Guzara. As of...

April 17, 2019

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Massive thunderstorm hits Manipur, leaves entire state without power, 3 people dead and over 50 injured, India

A massive thunderstorm swept over the Indian state of Manipur during the early morning hours of April 15, leaving at least 3 people dead and over 50 injured. The worst affected were the districts of Bishnupur, Churachandpur and Kakching. Powerful winds produced by...

April 16, 2019

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One of the strongest hailstorms on record hits Athens, Greece

Heavy rainfall and sudden intense hailstorm hit Greek capital Athens and its suburbs on April 15, 2019, causing serious traffic disruption and power outages. It was described as one of the most intense hailstorms Athens has ever seen. Hailstorm lasted less than 15...

April 16, 2019

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Unseasonal rain, lightning claim 4 lives in Nashik, western India

At least 4 people were killed in two separate incidents after being hit by a bolt of lightning produced by a severe thunderstorm in the ancient holy city of Nashik, Maharashtra, western India. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said northern and western...

April 16, 2019

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Intense dust storm hits Karachi as deadly storms sweep through Pakistan

At least 25 people have been killed after severe storms swept through parts of Pakistan on April 14 and 15, 2019. An intense dust storm swept through Karachi (population 14.9 million) and surrounding areas, claiming lives of at least 5 people and injuring 36. At...

April 15, 2019

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At least 8 people killed after more than 20 tornadoes hit southern U.S.

At least 8 people were killed after severe thunderstorms swept through the southern United States on April 13 and 14, 2019, producing flash flooding and at least 22 tornadoes in Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Two children were killed in Angelina County,...

April 15, 2019

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Significant damage, injuries reported after large tornado hits Franklin, Texas

Powerful thunderstorms swept through Texas on Saturday, April 13, 2019, producing several damaging tornadoes. More than 75 460 people are without power as of 19:31 UTC. Significant damage was reported in Franklin, TX after a long-track tornado that began south of...

April 13, 2019

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Sudden strong rainfall leaves 7 dead, 4 missing in Guangdong's Shenzhen, southern China

At least 7 people died and 4 are still missing after a sudden strong rainfall hit the city of Shenzhen, southern China's Guangdong Province late Thursday, April 11, 2019, sweeping away a number of riverway workers. People caught up in the flood were dredging...

April 12, 2019

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Floods in Iran: Death toll stands at 78, 1 136 injured and around 10 million affected

Severe flooding has been affecting most of Iran since mid-March, particularly provinces of Golestan, Fars, Khuzestan and Lorestan Provinces. 28 of Iran's 31 provinces have been affected. Several cities and villages in Khuzestan Province were evacuated while 5...

April 11, 2019