Severe weather

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Most of Malawi without power after floods caused by Tropical Cyclone "Ana"

Tropical Cyclone "Ana" made landfall over Mozambique on January 24, 2022, and continued moving west over Malawi while weakening and dissipating, but still dumping very heavy rain. At least 8 people have been killed in Mozambique and 4 in Malawi....

January 26, 2022

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Severe floods and landslides leave at least 34 people dead, 64 000 affected in Madagascar

The passage of Tropical Cyclone "Ana" together with the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) caused prolonged heavy rains in Madagascar, leaving at least 34 people dead and more than 64 000 affected. Ana is the first named storm of the 2022 Southwest...

January 25, 2022

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Widespread flooding after a year's worth of rain in just three days, South Australia

Widespread flooding is affecting South Australia after parts of the state received more than a year's worth of rain in just three days. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected to continue this week. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) senior...

January 24, 2022

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Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, leaving at least 12 people dead

At least 12 people have died and several were injured after heavy rains and snow hit Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces over the past 4 days. 7 people died after landslides caused by heavy rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including 5 children...

January 24, 2022

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Emergency alerts issued, schools closed as below-freezing temperatures and heavy snow hit Greece

Heavy snow and below-freezing temperatures affecting Greece, including capital Athens and many Aegean islands, on Monday, January 24, 2022, forced authorities to close schools and warn the public to limit their movements. The temperatures across the country started...

January 24, 2022

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Tropical Cyclone "Ana" makes landfall over Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Ana" formed on Sunday, January 23, 2022, and made landfall over Mozambique early Monday morning with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h (53 mph). Ana is the first named storm of the 2022 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. The system...

January 24, 2022

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Heavy snow buries homes, isolates hundreds of villages in eastern Turkey

Heavy snowfall falling over eastern Turkey over the past 7 days isolated hundreds of villages and in some areas completely buried single-story homes. One of the worst affected areas is the district of Ovacık, one of the regions that receive the most snowfall in...

January 20, 2022

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Heavy snow and rain devastate hundreds of Syrian refugee camps

Heavy snow affecting parts of the Middle East over the past few days devastated hundreds of Syrian refugee camps along the Turkish border overnight Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Many tents were unable to withstand harsh weather and the weight of snowfall in Afrin and...

January 20, 2022

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Significant winter weather in the Southern and Eastern U.S., hazardous travel due to snow and ice

A wintry mix is expected today from the Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England along a cold front. One or more waves of low pressure tracking east along this front will likely bring areas of heavy snow and significant ice from south Texas into...

January 20, 2022

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Rare blizzard traps thousands of vehicles on a major highway in southern Turkey

Some 2 800 people were stranded on a major highway connecting Turkey's southern provinces after rare heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions hit the province of Gaziantep late Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions also...

January 20, 2022

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Antananarivo, Madagascar

At least 10 people have lost their lives after heavy rains affecting Madagascar since January 17, 2022, caused deadly floods and landslides in Analamanga Region, including the capital Antananarivo (population 1.2 million). Twenty municipalities around the capital...

January 19, 2022

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Toronto under first blizzard warning since 1978, Canada

A low-pressure system tracking south of the Great Lakes brought significant snowfall and blizzard conditions to parts of Ontario and Quebeck, Canada on Monday, January 17, 2022, forcing authorities to issue the first blizzard warning for the City of Toronto since...

January 18, 2022

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Widespread damage after winter storm spawns multiple tornadoes in Florida, U.S.

A major winter storm affecting the eastern United States spawned multiple tornadoes in southwestern Florida on Sunday, January 16, 2022, destroying at least 28 homes and damaging others. In addition, at least 7 000 homes were left without power in Lee and Collier...

January 17, 2022

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Major winter storm brings heavy snow and damaging ice, travel hazards from Mid-South to the Northeast, U.S.

Heavy snow and ice accumulations are likely to produce hazardous travel, downed trees, and power outages from the Mid-South to the Northeast, U.S. The heaviest snow is expected along and just west of the Appalachians, and the most damaging icing is likely across...

January 16, 2022

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549 cities under state of emergency due to severe floods, Brazil

More than 549 cities in Brazil are now under a state of emergency due to severe floods affecting the country over the past couple of weeks. Dozens of people have been killed and more than 133 000 forced to evacuate their homes. In addition, 200 cities in the state...

January 14, 2022

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Yakutat declares disaster emergency after 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow, Alaska

The City and Borough of Yakutat in Alaska, U.S. has declared a local disaster emergency on January 11, 2022, after accumulating approximately 1.5 - 1.8 m (5 - 6 feet) of snow over the last several weeks. Yakutat is isolated and off the road system, and all local...

January 14, 2022

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Fast-moving winter storm to bring heavy snow and gusty winds to Central U.S.

A strong, quick-hitting winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow and gusty winds to the Northern Plains into the Upper and Mid-Mississippi Valley, U.S. that may cause some hazardous travel beginning Thursday night, January 13, 2022, through Friday night. The...

January 13, 2022