Severe weather

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Deadly floods and landslides hit southern China, 7.44 million affected

Floods, landslides and other disasters caused by severe weather across southern China affected more than 7.4 million people in 9 provinces since June 22, 2017, officials said today. As of early June 27, the death toll stands at 32 while 8 people are still missing....

June 27, 2017

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Hurricane "Dora" forms, first hurricane of the 2017 Pacific hurricane season

Tropical Storm "Dora" continued strengthening near the southwestern coast of Mexico after forming early June 25, 2017 and by 09:00 UTC on June 26 became a hurricane, the first of the 2017 Pacific hurricane season. Landfall is not expected and there are no...

June 26, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Dora" forms near the southwestern coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Dora" formed 09:00 UTC on Sunday, June 25, 2017 near the coast of southwestern Mexico as the fourth named storm of the 2017 Pacific hurricane season. The system is tracking WNW and is not expected to make a landfall. However, heavy rains...

June 25, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Cindy" spawns EF-2 tornado in Fairfield, Alabama

Tropical Storm "Cindy" spawned an EF-2 tornado near the town of Fairfield in Alabama's Jefferson County on June 22, 2017, causing severe damage to the area. The tornado touched down just 11.2 km (7 miles) from downtown Birmingham, ripping apart several...

June 23, 2017

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69 000 customers without power after thunderstorms lash Metro Detroit

More than 69 000 DTE Energy customers have lost power after strong winds and thunderstorms swept through Metro Detroit, southeastern Michigan late Thursday, June 22, 2017. The company said the outages are concentrated in Wayne, Monroe and Washtenaw counties, who...

June 23, 2017

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Violent thunderstorms hit Germany, two people killed, one seriously injured

Violent thunderstorms hit Germany on Thursday, June 22, 2017, producing gale-force winds, heavy rain and large hail. The storms caused widespread damage and traffic chaos, killed two people and severely injured at least one person. Contrary to numerous media...

June 23, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Cindy" hits US Gulf Coast

The center of Tropical Storm "Cindy" crossed the coast between Cameron, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas between 07:00 and 08:00 UTC (02:00 and 03:00 CDT) on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Although Cindy is now weakening, it will continue to produce heavy...

June 22, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Cindy" forms, heavy rain spreading across central Gulf Coast

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three has acquired a well-defined center today and at 18:00 UTC it officially became Cindy, the third named tropical cyclone of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Heavy rain produced by this system is spreading across much of the central...

June 20, 2017

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Powerful multi-vortex tornado destroys a village in Kurgan, Russia

A powerful multi-vortex tornado hit the small Russian village of Pesyanoye, just south of the city of Kurgan in the Mokrousovsky District of Kurgan Oblast, on June 18, 2017. The event was accompanied by heavy rain, strong winds and large hail. According to available...

June 20, 2017

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Dust storm causes 25-vehicle pile-up in New Mexico, multiple deaths and injuries

A multi-vehicle pile-up on the Interstate-10 West in Lordsburg, near the Arizona - New Mexico border, late Monday, June 19, 2017 resulted in deaths of at least 6 people. The chain-reaction crash happened near milepost 11 and is being attributed to high winds and...

June 20, 2017

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Gulf Coast prepares for flooding rains, strong winds, rip currents and high surf

The National Hurricane Center (NHS) is tracking a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico which is expected to reach the US Gulf Coast late Wednesday or Wednesday night (local time), June 21, 2017, bringing between 101 to 203 mm (4 to 8 inches) of rain, with...

June 20, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Bret" forms, threatens Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Windward Islands

An unusually early tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean near Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago at 21:00 UTC on June 19, 2017 and was named Bret. This is the earliest Atlantic MDR (Main Development Region) named storm since records began in 1851. The prior...

June 19, 2017

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Deadly floods hit Niger as rainy season begins

At least 14 people have died after heavy rains on June 13 and 14, 2017 caused severe damage and flooding in several parts of West African country of Niger. The country's rainy season lasts from June to September and peaks in July and August. Heavy rains that...

June 19, 2017

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Intense rains and snowstorms hit central and southern Chile

Intense rains and snowstorms affecting central and southern Chile since June 15, 2017 have left at least 4 people dead, 3 000 homeless, more than 45 000 customers without power and nearly 10 000 without drinking water. Most of those displaced live in the southern...

June 19, 2017

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Strong storm sweeps through Omaha, leaves 76 000 homes without power

A powerful storm swept through Omaha, Nebraska between 19:00 and 21:00 CDT on Friday, June 16, 2017 (00:00 - 02:00 UTC, June 17), bringing heavy rain and winds in excess of 130 km/h (80 mph). The storm damaged numerous homes, downed trees and power lines, leaving 76...

June 17, 2017

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Death toll from Bangladesh landslides rises to over 150

Numerous landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains have buried thousands of homes and claimed lives of at least 152 people in Bangladesh since Monday, June 12, 2017. Police say many of the dead are from poor tribal communities living in traditional homes in the...

June 15, 2017

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Winter-like storm sets new records across Nevada

An unusually strong and cold low pressure system caused several daily low temperatures and precipitation records to be set on Monday, June 12, 2017 across central and northern Nevada. On the same day, state's mountainous regions received an estimated 6 - 12...

June 14, 2017