Severe weather

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Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings...

June 17, 2019

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Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island...

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought...

June 16, 2019

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RAF called in to stop the flooding in Lincolnshire after UK hit by 1, 2 or close to 3 times the average June rainfall

580 homes north and south of the River Steeping in the town of Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire are evacuating after the river burst its bank at Thorpe St Peter. Some places across the UK recorded 1, 2 or close to 3 times their usual June rainfall in just a...

June 15, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate...

June 15, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China's Ministry of Emergency Management on...

June 14, 2019

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2 months' worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town...

June 14, 2019

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Gujarat to escape fury of Very Severe Cyclone "Vayu" but red alert remains

Very Severe Cyclone "Vayu" is changing course and is no longer expected to make landfall over Gujarat, India. However, as it would move in close proximity of Saurashtra coast, heavy to very heavy rains would lash Porbandar, Dwarka, Okha Junagarh, Jamnagar...

June 13, 2019

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At least 30 dead, 2.2 million affected as heavy rains hit southern China

At least 30 people have been killed and 9 remain missing after heavy rain caused severe floods across southern China over the past couple of days. The rains started June 6, affecting an estimated 2.2 million people, according to government sources. Affected...

June 13, 2019

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Massive hailstorms hit Slovenia, other parts of Europe, causing major damage

Intense hailstorm with hail the size of grapefruits hit parts of Slovenia on June 11, 2019, damaging hundreds of homes and cars. Parts of Germany (Bavaria), Italy, Poland, Romania and Croatia also experienced intense thunderstorms with very large hail and massive...

June 13, 2019

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300 000 evacuating ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" - the strongest since 1998 to hit NW India

Nearly 300 000 people living in the path of Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" are set to be evacuated to 700 shelter homes, India's Home Ministry said Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Vayu is expected to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva, around Veraval...

June 12, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms hit Bihar, leaving at least 8 people dead, India

Severe thunderstorms hit the eastern Indian state of Bihar on June 10, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and leaving at least 11 injured. At least 8 people were killed and 11 others injured on June 10 after severe thunderstorms hit the districts of Gopalganj,...

June 11, 2019

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Key highway closed after severe storm hits Switzerland

Heavy rain affecting Switzerland since June 9, 2019, caused a temporary shutdown of a key highway in the central region of Gotthard. A landslide has also affected the railway connections. The regions of Bern and Zurich have been particularly affected, receiving...

June 11, 2019

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Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured

Exceptionally intense hailstorms with hailstones larger than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) hit southern Germany on June 10, 2019, leaving several people, including a 7-year-old child injured. Hail the size of golf and tennis balls damaged numerous cars, boats and homes in the...

June 11, 2019

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Heavy rain turns wadis into raging rivers, cause deadly floods in southern and eastern Yemen

Heavy rains and floods hit Yemen's southern and eastern provinces on June 9, 2019, leaving at least 3 people dead. According to security officials, torrential rains, lightning and strong winds caused a number of injuries in addition to blocking main roads in...

June 11, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" strengthening on its way to Gujarat and Pakistan, extremely heavy rain expected

Tropical Cyclone "Vayu" formed June 10, 2019, in the Arabian Sea as the 3rd named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The system is gradually strengthening as it heads toward Gujarat and Pakistan. Heavy rain is expected across coastal...

June 11, 2019

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350 000 customers without power, 1 person killed as powerful storm hits Texas

As many as 350 000 Oncor Energy customers across Dallas County lost power as a powerful storm swept through parts of Texas on June 9, 2019. 146 000 are still without power as of 07:00 UTC, June 11. One person was killed and 5 injured. Oncor spokesperson said this...

June 11, 2019