Severe storms - page 2

somalia flood may 11 2020

Mogadishu hit by a month's worth of rain in 24 hours, killing 7, Somalia

Nearly 60 mm (2.3 inches) of rain fell in Somalia's capital Mogadishu from May 10 to 11, 2020-- almost equivalent to the city's average rainfall for the entire month of May, which is 61 mm (2.4 inches). Flooding and damages were reported, as well as seven...

May 12, 2020

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Severe storms spawn damaging tornadoes and hail in northern Mexico

Parts of northern Mexico were struck by hail and tornadoes as storms hit over the past few days-- one twister ripped through Apodaca in Nuevo Leon on Saturday afternoon, May 9, 2020, and another in Juarez, Chihuahua, on Monday afternoon, May 11. Two fatalities, at...

May 12, 2020

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Hailstorms claim 29 lives, damage up to 25 percent of Malihabad mangoes, Uttar Pradesh, India

Heavy rains and hailstorms lashed Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, May 10, 2020, resulting in at least 29 fatalities across 15 districts. The storms have also led to an estimated 25 percent loss of the fruit in Malihabad's mango belt. Uttar Pradesh is the second-biggest...

May 11, 2020

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Destructive floods and mudslides claim 72 lives in Rwanda

Heavy rains lashing Rwanda over the past few days have led to destructive floods and mudslides in which at least 72 people lost their lives. Officials confirmed extensive damage to infrastructure, livelihood, and properties. Rwanda has witnessed weather disturbances...

May 11, 2020

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Massive dust storm barrels through Delhi, India

Sunny morning skies went dark by noon as massive dust storm enveloped Delhi, India, in a sudden change of weather on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The storm came after the city recorded the season's second hottest temperature -- 40.9 °C (105.6 °F). "This...

May 11, 2020

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Torrential rains claim 16 lives, affect 200 000 across Somalia

Torrential rains and flash floods have claimed at least 16 lives and affected more than 200 000 people across Somalia since April 2020. About 10 others remain missing due to floods and at least 2 000 farms have been washed away since the Gu or rainy season in the...

May 08, 2020

ethiopia flood may 7 2020

Floods affect more than 200 000, displace 100 000 people in Ethiopia

Severe flooding affecting Ethiopia since late April has impacted at least 219 000 people and displaced as many as 104 000. Tens of thousands have been displaced following major inundations that affected mostly those in the Somali region. Flash floods also killed...

May 08, 2020

afghanistan flood may 6 2020

Flash floods damage or destroy thousands of homes in northern Afghanistan

Heavy rains caused severe flash flooding in the provinces of Baghlan and Samangan, northern Afghanistan, leaving thousands of partially or totally damaged houses and at least 4 injured people, National Disaster Management Authority head Sibghatullah Sayad confirmed...

May 07, 2020

israel severe weather may 5 2020

Unseasonal thunderstorms strike Israel

Unseasonal, severe thunderstorms ripped across the northern region of Israel to the Negev Desert in the south. Authorities reported an unusually high number of lightning strikes, hailstorms, and flooding. The Israel Corporation recorded 828 lightning strikes on...

May 07, 2020

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Violent storm hits Western Australia, leaving tens of thousands without power

A severe storm packing strong winds up to 128 km/h (80 mph) lashed Western Australia on May 5, 2020, toppling trees and power grids which left some 55 000 homes without electricity. As of May 6, about 25 500 homes are still impacted by the season's first storm,...

May 07, 2020

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Severe hailstorm blankets Abha, Saudi Arabia

A severe hailstorm hit Asir's capital city of Abha in Saudi Arabia on May 5, 2020. Footage on social media shows roads and highways covered in hailstones. In some areas, accumulated hail created whiteout conditions in wide swaths of land. Abha is situated about...

May 06, 2020

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Mudslides bury at least 45 people in northwestern Liberia

Mudslides struck two mining sites in the towns of Masakpa and Bangoma in gold-rich Grand Cape Mount County, northwestern Liberia, at 18:00 UTC on May 4, 2020. At least 45 people were buried in the rubble. Some reports mention the number of people buried might...

May 06, 2020

french guiana flood may 5 2020

Heavy downpour causes severe flooding in French Guiana

Torrential rains affecting French Guiana from May 2, 2020, caused severe flooding and resulted in the evacuation of hundreds of residents in Saint-Laurent du Maroni. Much of the Camopi-Trois Sauts commune was almost entirely submerged. About 127 mm (5 inches) of...

May 05, 2020

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Lake Albert overflows, damaging or destroying hundreds of homes, Democratic Republic of Congo

Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds caused the Lake Albert to overflow in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, on May 2, 2020, damaging or destroying hundreds of homes. Flooding affected the Djugu territory and the surrounding areas. Media reported...

May 05, 2020

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Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides across Rwanda

Heavy rains battering much of Rwanda since May 1, 2020, triggered severe flooding and landslides, resulting in eight fatalities and hundreds of damaged homes and roads, the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MINEMA) reported on May 4. The affected areas are mostly...

May 05, 2020

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Large mudflow causes severe damage in Isfana, Kyrgyzstan

Heavy rains triggered a large mudflow in Isfana, Kyrgyzstan on May 2, 2020, damaging homes, roads, and gardens. A state of emergency has been declared for the town, as well as other areas in the southern region. The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported major...

May 04, 2020

uganda flood may 4 2020

6 dead, 5 000 displaced as heavy rains continue to flood Uganda

At least six people died and 5 000 were displaced as intense rains continue to flood parts of Uganda, local authorities confirmed on Sunday, May 3, 2020. In the western region, severe flooding affected parts of the Isingiro District from May 1, including the...

May 04, 2020