Severe weather

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Powerful EF-3 tornado hits Bensalem, Pennsylvania

At least 6 people were injured when a tornado ripped through Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania during a severe weather outbreak across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, July 29, 2021. At least 18 tornadoes were reported during the outbreak, large hail,...

July 31, 2021

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Frigid polar air brings very rare snowfall, icy rains to southern Brazil

A fierce cold snap brought rare snow, icy rain, and strong winds to parts of southern Brazil on July 29 and 30, 2021. The event comes after several waves of destructive frost since mid-June. According to weather specialists at Somar Meteorologia, at least 40 cities...

July 30, 2021

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Massive damage after cloudburst hits Islamabad

Three days of heavy rainfall in northern Pakistan caused severe flash flooding in parts of the capital Islamabad and surrounding areas on July 28, 2021, leaving at least 2 people dead. The heaviest rains fell from 05:00 to 06:30 PST. In just a few hours, Saidpur...

July 30, 2021

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At least 150 fatalities after severe floods hit Afghanistan's Nuristan Province

Severe floods and mudflows caused by heavy rainfall left at least 150 people dead in northeastern Afghanistan on July 28, 2021. The worst-affected was mountainous Nuristan Province in the eastern part of the country, particularly its Kamdesh District. According to...

July 30, 2021

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More than 300 000 people stranded after severe floods hit Bangladesh-Myanmar border

Heavy rains falling over the Bangladesh-Myanmar border region since Monday, July 26, 2021, caused severe flooding in which at least 20 people have died and more than 300 000 were stranded. This is the region where nearly one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar...

July 30, 2021

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Storm Evert to hit southern UK with unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain

A low pressure system approaching the United Kingdom on Thursday, July 29, 2021, has been named Storm Evert by the UK Met Office. This is the UK's first storm to be named in July. The storm will bring some high winds, particularly along the northern coast of...

July 29, 2021

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Prolonged monsoon rains bring widespread floods to the Philippines

Widespread floods brought by prolonged monsoon rains continue affecting the Philippines, leading to casualties and damage. According to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Centre, more than 570 240 people were affected across the country and...

July 29, 2021

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Unseasonal rainstorms hit Yemen, claiming at least 14 lives

At least 14 people have been killed over the past couple of days after unseasonal rainstorms hit the majority of Yemen's southern governorates. At least 1 000 households are in need of basic services, including at least 90 families in the Marib area and 400 in...

July 28, 2021

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Extreme rainfall in Henan claimed 71 lives, affected 1.3 million people and damaged 972 000 ha (2.4 million acres) of crops, China

Extremely heavy rains affecting China's Henan province over the past 10 days caused massive damage and claimed the lives of 71 people, as of Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The storm dropped a year's worth of rain over the province's capital Zhengzhou in just 3...

July 28, 2021

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More than 200 people killed after heavy rains hit Maharashtra, India

Heavy rains and resulting floods and landslides affecting the Indian state of Maharashtra since July 21 have claimed at least 207 lives and left 11 people missing, the state government said Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The worst-hit district is Raigad, with 95 fatalities...

July 28, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Nepartak" approaching Japan, landfall expected close to Sendai, Tohoku Region

Tropical Storm "Nepartak" -- the 8th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is heading toward the eastern coast of Honshu, Japan. Landfall is expected in an area close to Sendai City, Tohoku Region around midnight UTC on July 28, 2021, with...

July 27, 2021

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Violent hailstorm hits northern Italy

A violent hailstorm hit the town of Fidenza, northwest of Parma, Italy, on July 26, 2021, damaging hundreds of vehicles and bringing traffic on a highway between Milan and Naples to a standstill. A number of people were injured, mainly by glass shards from cracked...

July 27, 2021

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Severe sandstorm engulfs China’s Dunhuang city

A severe sandstorm with dust clouds towering at least 100 m (330 feet) high hit China’s Dunhuang city on July 25, 2021. Dunhuang is located in the Gobi Desert, known for its harsh climate and living conditions. Featured image credit: SCMP...

July 26, 2021

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Series of deadly crashes after dust storm hits Utah

At least 8 people have been killed and several others critically injured in a series of car crashes on Interstate-15 near Kanosh, Millard County, Utah on Sunday, July 25, 2021. According to the Utah Department of Public Service (DPS), 22 vehicles were involved in...

July 26, 2021

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Widespread damaging and locally destructive winds, including potentially multiple small and fast-moving tornadoes hit South Australia

Widespread damaging and locally destructive winds including potentially multiple small and fast-moving tornadoes battered parts of South Australia, causing significant tree and property damage across Adelaide, particularly the southern suburbs, the Australian Bureau...

July 26, 2021

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Heavy rain and widespread damaging winds expected across parts of Western Australia

The latest in a month-long series of cold fronts to arrive in southwest Western Australia will bring a range of severe weather to the most populated regions within the state starting Monday, July 26, 2021. This front is expected to be windier than a typical front...

July 26, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" makes landfall in Zhejiang, forces 1.5 million people to evacuate, China

Typhoon "In-Fa" made landfall in the Putuo District of the city of Zhoushan, China's eastern province of Zhejiang at 04:30 UTC on July 25, 2021. At the time of landfall, In-Fa had a maximum wind speed of 137 km/h (85 mph), according to China...

July 26, 2021