Severe storms

marshalltown iowa tornado damage july 19 2018

Destructive tornadoes rip through Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant, leaving 17 people injured, Iowa

At least 17 people were injured after several unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa on July 19, 2018. The tornadoes were reported in Marshalltown, Pella, Bondurant and several other places near Des Moines. Official preliminary surveys are scheduled for...

July 20, 2018

washington record breaking rain boat rescues july 17 2018

Record-breaking 66.8 mm (2.63 inches) of rain in 42 minutes floods parts of Washington, D.C.

After 19 days with no measurable rain, Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. saw intense thunderstorms on July 17, 2018, and a record-breaking 66.8 mm (2.63 inches) of rain in just 42 minutes. A new daily rainfall record was set at Ronald Reagan Washington...

July 18, 2018

katsina state flood july 2018 nigeria

52 killed and 20 missing after 'worst ever' floods hit Katsina, Nigeria

At least 52 people have died and 20 are still missing after heavy rains caused severe floods in Nigeria's northern state of Katsina over the past few days, local officials confirmed Wednesday, July 18, 2018. In the country's south, heavy rains in the state...

July 18, 2018

yuma county massive haboob july 9 2018

Monsoon season in full effect, massive haboob recorded, hurricane-force wind gusts, hail and record rain, Southwest US

Monsoon conditions in the US Southwest are in full effect. Several large haboobs, accompanied by hurricane-force wind gusts, hail and heavy rain, have already been recorded sweeping through Arizona on July 8, 9 and 10, 2018. Several rainfall records were broken,...

July 11, 2018

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Deadly EF-2 tornado rips through Prairie View RV Park in Watford City, North Dakota

Significant severe thunderstorms hit northwest and parts of central North Dakota late Monday, July 9 into Tuesday, July 10, 2018, producing an EF-2 tornado that ripped through the Prairie View RV Park in Watford City, McKenzie County. The storm was accompanied by...

July 11, 2018

rescue operations japan floods july 2018

More 200 dead or missing, as historic rainfall leaves authorities in a state of confusion, Japan

More than 149 people have died and 59 are still missing 5 days after the onset of the worst rainfall Japan has seen in at least 35 years. Highlights: Record rainfall was recorded at 118 official observations posts in the 72 hours to Sunday, July 8. The city of...

July 10, 2018

tropical storm chris 09 45z july 9 2018

Tropical Storm "Chris" to become a hurricane off the coast of North Carolina, US

Tropical Storm "Chris" formed July 8, 2018, off the coast of Carolinas, US as the 3rd named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Further strengthening is expected while it meanders off the coast of the Carolinas. At 9:00 UTC (05:00 EDT) on July 9,...

July 09, 2018

japan floods july 2018

More than 110 dead as record rain floods Japan, 50 000 rescuers mobilized

More than 110 people were killed and 87 are missing as record rains continue falling over parts of Japan. Nearly 50 000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighting service were mobilized to search for trapped, wounded or dead people. Over 4.72...

July 07, 2018

warnings alers japan july 7 2018

Record-breaking rainfall threatens much of Japan, 160 000 advised or ordered to evacuate

The Japan Meteorological Agency has advised or ordered more than 160 000 people to evacuate as seasonal rain front hanging over the country threatens with record-breaking rainfall through the weekend. JMA cautioned of the rising likelihood of flooding, landslides,...

July 05, 2018

france lightning july 4 2018

Record 36 605 lightning strikes in a day, large hail destroys homes, cars and crops, France

Violent thunderstorms hit parts of southwestern France on July 4, 2018, producing a total of 36 605 lightning strikes in 24 hours. This is the worst day in terms of lightning strikes in France so far this year, breaking the previous record of 33 841 strikes recorded...

July 05, 2018

hailstorm damage valencia spain june 30 2018

Intense hailstorm hits Valencia, affecting 11 000 ha (27 200 acres) of crops, damage up to 47 million Euros, Spain

An intense storm that hit Spain's Valencia on Sunday, June 30, 2018, caused 'extremely serious damage' to crops in the region, with up to 11 000 ha (27 200 acres) of crops affected. The storm caused 'extremely serious damage' in the La Ribera...

July 04, 2018

flash flooding des moines iowa june 30 into july 1 2018

Historic flood hits Des Moines after more than a foot of rain overnight, Iowa

Historic flooding hit Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend following a series of thunderstorms that started affecting the city on Saturday evening, June 30, 2018. More than a 305 mm (1 foot) of rain fell on some parts of the city by Sunday morning. One person was...

July 02, 2018

thunderstorms us june 28 2018 at 2130z

Over 200 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit parts of US

More than 200 000 homes and businesses were left without power after severe thunderstorms swept through parts of the United States on Thursday, June 28, 2018. One man was killed in a storm-related accident in Lineville, Alabama. Strong winds and heavy rain affected...

June 29, 2018

flash floods greece june 26 2018

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece on June 26, 2018, causing serious structural damage. Numerous rivers burst their banks across the mainland, sending high-speed flood waters through populated regions. One of the worst-hit areas is the town of Mandra, the...

June 27, 2018

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Severe storm destroys 430 homes in Central Darfur camps, Sudan

Torrential rain accompanied with strong winds hit Sudan's Central Darfur on June 21, 2018, destroying 430 homes in displaced camps in Zalingei. According to Radio Dabanga, high winds accompanied by rain that lasted all night caused the destruction of 430 homes...

June 25, 2018

vietnam flood june 24 2018

Deadly floods and landslides destroy hundreds of homes, Vietnam

Heavy rains caused deadly flash floods and landslides in northern Vietnam over the weekend, claiming lives of at least 7 people and leaving 12 missing. The worst-hit province was Lai Chau in Vietnam's mountainous region, where five people lost their lives and 12...

June 25, 2018

floods tamaulipas mexico june 2018

Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides in Mexico

At least 7 people have died in weather-related incidents across Mexico over the past 7 days, including 6 who died in the past two days. Heavy rain was caused by a tropical disturbance over the western Gulf of Mexico which affected NE Mexico and parts of Texas, US. ...

June 22, 2018