Severe storms

major flash flood jerez spain october 18 2017

Heavy rain hits southern Spain, causing severe flash floods

Heavy rain hit parts of the southern Spain early Wednesday, October 18, 2017, causing major flash floods and power outages. While very damaging to some, the rain came as a blessing to others. After almost 50 days without a drop of rain, the first rainstorm of the...

October 19, 2017

atmospheric river pacific northwest british columbia october 18 2017

Atmospheric rivers eye Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, heavy rain expected

A frontal system will begin to approach the Pacific Northwest by Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, with precipitation increasing throughout the day and into tonight. The same system will equally affect Canada's British Columbia. Heavy rain will continue...

October 18, 2017

australia weather situation october 16 2017 23 20 utc satellite image

Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 - 19.7 inches) of...

October 18, 2017

la porte indiana record rainfall accidents

Record rainfall floods La Porte, Indiana, three people in critical condition

A line of severe storms swept through Indiana and Michigan Saturday into early Sunday, October 15, 2017, dumping record rain, flooding streets and pushing temperatures below normal for this time of the year. The greatest rainfall totals were in La Porte and St....

October 17, 2017

downed power lines new york october 15 2017

Severe thunderstorm hits New York and Ontario, leaving 42 000 without power

A fast-moving severe thunderstorm swept through New York, US on Sunday, October 15, 2017, leaving more than 32 000 homes and businesses without power. In neighboring Canada, the storm caused a blackout for more than 10 000 customers. Shortly after 16:00 local time...

October 17, 2017

vietnam flood october 2017

40 killed, 22 missing after heavy rain, floods and landslides hit Vietnam

At least 40 people have been killed and 22 remain missing after Tropical Depression 23W dumped heavy rain and triggered floods and landslides across central and northern Vietnam. The death toll is currently one of the highest ever recorded in Vietnam caused by...

October 12, 2017

record breaking rain hits durban south africa

Durban, South Africa receives record-breaking rain, 8 people dead

A supercell thunderstorm swept through South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province on October 10, 2017, dropping unprecedented rain on Durban, the region's main city and home to one of the busiest ports in Africa. At least 6 people were killed in Durban and 2 in...

October 11, 2017

china rainfall accumulation 3 day by october 10 2017

At least 23 killed as floods and landslides hit China, 2.8 million affected

At least 23 people have been killed since October 1, 2017 in six Chinese provinces after two waves of heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds caused floods and landslides. According to China's Ministry of Civil Affairs, the storms caused widespread damage in...

October 10, 2017

south africa storm october 10 2017

Several dead in massive South Africa storm, Johannesburg hit hard

Starting October 9, 2017, people of the South Africa have had to withstand a massive storm, which has caused the immeasurable damage to several provinces, including Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and KwaZulu-Natal, leaving Johannesburg flooded and other major South African...

October 10, 2017

corrientes hailstorm argentina

Violent storm, orange-sized hail hits Corrientes, Argentina

A surprisingly violent hailstorm accompanied by heavy rain hit the city of Corrientes and its surroundings on Sunday, October 8, 2017, causing massive damage to cars and properties. The storm hit in the middle of the afternoon while people were voting for the...

October 09, 2017

storm xavier germany october 5 2017

Severe windstorm hits Germany and Poland, at least 8 people dead

A severe windstorm, named Xavier by the German Weather Service (DWD), hit parts of Germany and Poland on October 5, 2017, causing severe damage and leaving at least eight people dead. DWD issued a Category 3 storm warnings, on a scale of 4, for much of northern and...

October 05, 2017

rwanda flood

Several dead, at least 24 injured in devastating rainstorms, Rwanda

Starting on September 17, 2017, several provinces of Rwanda have been struck by severe storms and rain, causing major damage, taking several lives and forcing people out of their homes. The unfortunate event began at around 15:30 local time in provinces Nyamasheke,...

October 05, 2017

norway flood october 2017

Massive rain, worst flooding on record hits southern Norway

A number of cities located on the southern coast of Norway have been struck by massive rainfall and severe flooding that started on September 30, 2017 and lasted until October 3, forcing people to leave their homes, while around 70 roads have been closed by the Road...

October 04, 2017

bundaberg flood october 2 2017

Severe storm hits Bundaberg, breaks monthly rainfall record in one day, Australia

A severe storm hit the city of Bundaberg in Australia's Queensland on October 2, 2017, resulting in the all-time rainfall record for the month, severe flash flooding, thousands of people without power and a possible tornado. After many weeks of dry, hot...

October 02, 2017

flash flood cayeli rize turkey september 28 2017

Brutal flash floods, landslides hit Turkey, at least one fatality reported

At least one person has died after heavy rain caused major flash floods and landslides in the Rize region of northeastern Turkey, on September 28, 2017. The person who died was identified in reports as a 40-year-old, Songul Tolan. The incident is reported to have...

September 28, 2017

samothraki flood damage september 2017

State of emergency in Samothraki after 273 mm (10.7 in) of rain within 3 hours

Authorities in Greece have declared a state of emergency on the island of Samothraki (Samothrace) after storms caused severe damage to roads, buildings and drinking water supply on Monday and Tuesday, September 25 and 26, 2017. There are no reports of deaths or...

September 28, 2017

major hailstorm teruel spain september 22 2017

Major hailstorm, huge hail accumulations in Teruel, Spain

A major hailstorm hit the city of Teruel and surrounding region in Aragon, eastern Spain on Friday, September 22, 2017. The event lasted up to 30 minutes, paralyzing traffic on some of the most important city roads. The hailstorm which began at about 21:00 CET...

September 23, 2017