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More than 8 000 homes destroyed as severe floods and landslides hit Venezuela

Heavy rain has been affecting Venezuela over the past few days, causing severe floods and landslides and resulting in casualties and damage. Government officials confirmed 15 fatalities and 6 people missing on August 25. The worst affected states are Amazonas,...

August 25, 2021

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43 fatalities, at least 3 800 homes destroyed as heavy rains and floods hit Sudan

Sudan’s National Council for Civil Defense is reporting at least 43 people lost their lives while 3 838 homes were destroyed and another 8 514 damaged as a result of heavy rains and flooding affecting the country since the end of July 2021 when the rainy...

August 24, 2021

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Catastrophic flooding hits Tennessee after record rainfall, leaving at least 22 people dead and dozens missing

Several waves of slow-moving storms dumped record-breaking rains over parts of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, August 21, 2021, resulting in catastrophic flooding in which at least 22 people lost their lives and dozens remain missing. The worst impacted counties...

August 23, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Heavy rainfall affecting the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on August 17, 2021, caused severe flash floods that resulted in heavy damage and fatalities. Homes and cars in several neighborhoods of the capital were submerged, leading to at least 7 fatalities and dozens...

August 20, 2021

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Severe floods hit Gävle after two months' worth of rain overnight, Sweden

Record-breaking rain hit the Swedish city of Gävle in Gästrikland Region on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17 and 18, 2021, leaving hundreds of homes and vehicles flooded and prompting authorities to close schools and issue stay-at-home warnings. According...

August 20, 2021

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Roads, bridges and homes destroyed as severe floods hit Ghana's Upper West Region

Heavy rains affecting Ghana's Upper West Region on August 13, 2021, caused severe floods in which major roads, bridges, and more than 150 homes were destroyed. According to National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) the worst-affected are Nadowli-Kaleo...

August 19, 2021

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Record rainfall hits burn scar areas in Flagstaff, Arizona

Coconino County officials, Arizona are reporting a 200- to 500-year rainfall event hit Museum Fire Burn Scar in Flagstaff, Arizona on August 17, 2021. At approximately 12:15 MST on August 17 (19:15 UTC, August 16), rain began to fall over the Museum Fire Burn Scar,...

August 19, 2021

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Severe floods hit Germany again, destructive tornado in Lower Saxony

A new round of heavy rains hit Germany and Austria on August 16 and 17, 2021, causing severe floods and landslides and spawning at least one destructive tornado. One person was killed and another is still missing in Germany after sudden floods swept them away off a...

August 17, 2021

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Severe thunderstorms cause historic power outage across Michigan, U.S. - more than 900 000 homes without power

Two rounds of severe thunderstorms hit Michigan from Tuesday to Thursday, August 10 to 12, 2021. Strong winds and heavy rains brought by the storm decimated the power supply network, leaving more than 900 000 homes and businesses without power. Winds up to 110 km/h...

August 13, 2021

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Deadly floods hit Hubei, 774 reservoirs exceed flood warnings, China

At least 21 people have been killed and 4 others remain missing after heavy rains hit the central Chinese province of Hubei on August 11 and 12, 2021. In addition, at least 774 reservoirs in the province have exceeded flood warning levels, as of late August 12. At...

August 13, 2021

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Medistorm Falchion forms in the Black Sea, bringing heavy rains and floods

A low pressure area that formed over the north-central Black Sea on August 11 has been classified as Medistorm Falchion on August 12, 2021, by the Mediterranean Cyclone Centre. Falchion was moving slowly to the NE on August 12 and was expected to strengthen and make...

August 13, 2021

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Record-breaking rains hit Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Extremely heavy rains are falling across parts of western and southwestern Japan since Thursday, August 12, 2021, causing floods and landslides and prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders. At least 1 person was killed and two others are missing, as of early...

August 13, 2021

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Extremely heavy rain over parts of southwestern Japan

A stationary front near the Tsushima Strait is dropping extremely heavy rains on parts of western Japan on August 12, 2021, forcing authorities to issue warnings and evacuation orders. Officials are calling on residents to be on alert and stay safe as a linear band...

August 12, 2021

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Destructive flash floods hit Turkey's Black Sea Region, leaving at least 70 people dead

Deadly flash floods hit Turkey's Black Sea Region this week, causing widespread damage and leaving at least 70 people dead and 47 missing. The event comes less than a month after 6 people died in floods in the northeast Rize province. Heavy rains started...

August 12, 2021

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More than 460 000 customers without power as severe thunderstorms hit Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms rolled through parts of the U.S. Midwest on Tuesday night, August 10, 2021, into Wednesday, leaving more than 460 000 customers without power in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. As of 00:45 UTC on August 11 (19:45 CDT on August 10), more than...

August 11, 2021

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Grid emergency declared in New Zealand, cities plunge into darkness as polar blast brings nationwide all-time power demand record

Power supply demand in New Zealand reached a nationwide all-time high on Monday, August 9, 2021, after a rapidly deepening low-pressure system moved east across central parts of the country, bringing heavy snow, severe gale southerlies, and frigid temperatures. As a...

August 10, 2021

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Over 350 villages inundated across Uttar Pradesh, India

Heavy monsoon rains affecting the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh over the past couple of days have inundated at least 357 villages across 21 districts, as of August 9, 2021. The worst-affected are the districts of Hamirpur and Jalun in the region of Bundelkhand,...

August 09, 2021