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At least 26 people dead, more than 100 missing after massive floods and landslides hit southern India

At least 26 people have been killed and more than 100 remain missing after heavy rains caused massive floods in parts of southern India over the past couple of days. Many homes, roads, and bridges have been damaged or destroyed and livestock swept away. At least 17...

November 20, 2021

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Agricultural disaster after record rains cause catastrophic floods in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia has declared a state of emergency on November 17, 2021, after several days of heavy rain caused catastrophic floods in parts of the province. At least 1 person has been killed but officials fear the death toll will rise. Another atmospheric river...

November 18, 2021

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Destructive tornado hits Sicily, killing one and injuring 2 others, Italy

One person was killed and two others injured after a tornado hit the Italian island of Sicily on November 17, 2021. This is the latest in a series of deaths in Italy caused by extreme weather events in recent weeks. The twister affected Trebalate, Serrameta,...

November 18, 2021

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Atmospheric river hits British Columbia, causing major floods and landslides, Canada

Another round of heavy rain caused by atmospheric river caused major flooding and landslides in southern British Columbia, Canada, and parts of Washington and Oregon in the United States on November 14 and 15, 2021. Some parts of the region received nearly 255 mm...

November 16, 2021

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Severe damage after cricket ball-sized hail hits Lydenburg, South Africa

A severe hailstorm classified by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) as a superstorm, hit the town of Lydenburg in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga highveld during the afternoon hours of Sunday, November 14, 2021. Some of the hailstones were larger...

November 16, 2021

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Violent storms hit Egypt, triggering deadly scorpion infestation

Violent storms hit Egypt's southern city of Aswan over the past weekend, causing floods and triggering scorpion infestation that left three people dead and more than 500 others hospitalized due to scorpion stings. The storm brought heavy rain, hail, and dust...

November 15, 2021

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Medistorm "Helios" (Blas) forms over the island of Mallorca, Spain

An area of low pressure located over the western Mediterranean Sea has acquired subtropical characteristics over the past couple of days and now meets the designation criteria for a medicine, the Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC) reports. The storm has been named...

November 11, 2021

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58 000 agricultural facilities in NE China's Liaoning affected by record snowstorms

Record snowstorms have affected 58 000 agricultural facilities in northeast China's Liaoning Province over the past few days. Local authorities said they are rushing to ensure power and food supply while repairing damages in a region heavily affected by rolling...

November 11, 2021

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Large weather system affecting Australia, producing massive line of thunderstorms

A large weather system affecting much of Australia is producing heavy rain and a massive line of thunderstorms from Top End, Northern Territory to southeast Queensland -- over 2 500 km (1 550 miles) on November 11, 2021. Parts of the region have already received one...

November 11, 2021

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Phenomenal rainfall totals hit parts of Australia, residents urged to brace for more rain and potential flooding

Exceptional rainfall totals have been recorded in Queensland and Northern Territory, Australia overnight Wednesday, November 10, 2021, as a potent storm moved over the region. Residents are being urged to prepare for potential flooding across parts of Queensland,...

November 10, 2021

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Powerful storm hits British Columbia, leaving around 30 000 homes without power, Canada

A powerful storm rapidly intensified over British Columbia on November 9, 2021, bringing heavy rain, powerful wind gusts, and heavy snow to mountain passes. This is the third potent low to hit the region in less than three weeks. The province is currently stuck in a...

November 09, 2021

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9 dead, 2 missing after floods hit Sri Lanka and southern India

At least 9 people have died and 2 others remain missing after heavy rains affecting Sri Lanka and parts of southern India since the start of the month. According to the AFP, nearly half of Sri Lanka's 25 districts have been hit by floods over the past couple of...

November 08, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Bosnia and Herzegovina

Heavy rains affecting Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday and Friday, November 4 and 5, 2021, caused severe flash flooding in parts of the country, causing power outages and forcing evacuations. Hundreds of homes in the Sarajevo suburbs, along the rivers Bosnia,...

November 06, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Indonesia, leaving at least 8 people dead and 3 missing

Severe flash floods hit the Indonesian island of Java on November 4, 2021, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and leaving three others missing. The worst affected were Malang and the city of Batu where floods and mudslides inundated homes and destroyed bridges....

November 05, 2021

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Atmospheric river hits southern Alaska, dropping historic rainfall, U.S.

An atmospheric river impacted southern Alaska over the past couple of days, bringing prolonged heavy rainfall which resulted in historic rainfall totals. The rain began on Friday, October 29 and continued through November 3. Flooding was reported in Girdwood, near...

November 04, 2021

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Hour-long hailstorm kills hundreds of ostriches in Aberdeen, South Africa

An intense, hour-long hailstorm hit parts of the Eastern Cape on October 28, 2021, leaving at least 450 ostriches and other livestock dead on a farm in the district of Aberdeen. "I’m 54 years old and I have never experienced a storm quite as severe as...

November 02, 2021

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Impressive hail accumulation after severe storm hits Taija, Bolivia

A severe hailstorm hit the Bolivian town of Taija on October 31, 2021, leaving impressive amounts of hail on the streets. Parts of the city were covered in up to 60 cm (2 feet) of hail. Featured image credit: La Vanguardia...

November 02, 2021