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mexico flood july 27 2020

Tropical Depression "Hanna" barrels through Mexico, leaving 11 people dead or missing

After making landfall in Texas as Category 1 hurricane, Hanna weakened into a tropical depression as it barrelled through Mexico, bringing severe flooding that caused considerable property damage, killed at least five people, and left six others missing in the...

July 28, 2020

yemen flood july 25 2020

Widespread flooding from persistent rains claims at least 17 lives in Yemen

Incessant heavy rains from July 22 to 25 triggered widespread flooding in Yemen, killing at least 17 people. According to the Yemen Meteorological Service, several areas recorded more than 50 mm (2 inches) within a 24-hour period. The worst-affected area is the...

July 28, 2020

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At least 11 killed in flash flooding in Niger State, Nigeria

At least 11 people lost their lives as flash flooding swept through the Suleja local government area of Niger State, Nigeria, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The rain began at around 03:00 UTC (04:00 LT) and lasted for four hours, according to Ahmed Inga, the...

July 27, 2020

zagreb flood croatia july 25 2020

Zagreb grapples with severe flooding after torrential rains, Croatia

Croatian capital Zagreb battled widespread flooding on Friday night, July 24, 2020, following torrential rains and strong winds that left the city in chaos. The emergency department received more than 1 000 calls from the public as the city was submerged underwater,...

July 27, 2020

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Hurricane "Douglas" tracks away from Hawaii after passing just north of Oahu

The eyewall of Hurricane "Douglas" passed just north of Oahu on Sunday night (LT), July 26, 2020, sparing Hawaii of the storm's worst. At 15:00 UTC (05:00 LT) on Monday, July 27, the center of the storm was located about 149 km (90 miles) northwest of...

July 27, 2020

chongqing landslide china july 26 2020

Large landslide blocks a river in Chongqing, more than 500 residents flee, China

A landslide blocked a river in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, local authorities reported on Sunday, July 26, 2020. This formed a barrier lake that threatened nearby townships and a power station, prompting more than 500 residents to flee their homes....

July 27, 2020

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Hurricane "Hanna" makes historic landfall in Texas as first rapidly intensifying named storm of 2020

Category 1 Hurricane "Hanna" made landfall on Padre Island, Texas, at around 22:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on July 25, 2020, as the first rapidly-intensifying named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The state now has 9 hurricane landfalls in July since...

July 27, 2020

india landslide july 27 2020

Multiple landslides block national highway, at least 3 buried - Uttarakhand, India

Multiple landslides struck parts of northern India's Uttarakhand state on Sunday and Monday, July 26 and 27, which cut off a national highway and buried at least three persons in separate incidents. Rescue operations are underway for the missing victims. In...

July 27, 2020

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Hurricane "Douglas" continues WNW toward Hawaii, pre-landfall emergency issued

Category 2 Hurricane "Douglas" continues moving WNW toward Hawaii and is expected to be near hurricane strength when it nears the islands Saturday night (LT) through Sunday, July 25 and 26, 2020. Key messages issued by NHC: Douglas continues to approach...

July 25, 2020

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Texas bracing for Hurricane "Hanna" - landfall expected this afternoon or early this evening

Tropical Storm "Hanna" remains in an atmospheric and oceanic environment conducive for strengthening, and is expected to reach hurricane status before it makes landfall this afternoon (LT) or early this evening, July 25, 2020, along the coast of southern...

July 25, 2020

korea busan flood july 23 2020

Intense rainfall triggers deadly flash flooding in Busan, South Korea

At least two people lost their lives after widespread, intense rainfall triggered flash flooding in Busan, South Korea, on July 23, 2020. More bad weather is expected in the days ahead. As heavy rain lashed the city, an underpass was inundated by up to 2.5 m (8...

July 24, 2020

nepal landslide july 22 2020

Nepal records highest number of fatal landslides in 15 years

The number of this year's fatal landslides in Nepal has exceeded the average annual total over the last 15 years, according to data gathered by The Landslide Blog's Dr. Dave Petley. Since the monsoon season began in Nepal in June, there have been more than...

July 24, 2020

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Powerful Hurricane "Douglas" entering the Central Pacific, heading toward Hawaii

Category 4 Hurricane "Douglas" is entering the Central Pacific on its way toward Hawaii. There are still no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but interests in the Hawaiian Islands should monitor its progress as watches could be issued on Friday, July...

July 24, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Hanna" forms in the Gulf of Mexico, landfall expected in Texas on Saturday, July 25

Tropical Storm "Hanna" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 03:00 UTC on July 24, 2020, as the earliest 8th named storm formation in the Atlantic on record. The previous record was held by Harvey which formed on August 3, 2005. At the same time, Tropical Storm...

July 24, 2020

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IMERG maps excessive monsoon rain across Asia

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission captured the rainfall accumulation across Asia-- from India to Japan-- this monsoon season, from June 1 to July 20, 2020. The data are remotely-sensed estimates that came from the Integrated Multi-Satellite...

July 23, 2020

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Douglas becomes a major hurricane on its way toward Hawaii

Tropical Storm "Douglas" became the first hurricane of the 2020 eastern Pacific hurricane season at 15:00 UTC on July 22, 2020, and then rapidly strengthened into a major hurricane by 09:00 UTC on July 23. The only years with later first eastern North...

July 23, 2020

india thunderstorm july 21 2020

Severe thunderstorm kills 3 in Jammu and Kashmir, causes major damage and power outage in north India

Three people were killed by a lightning strike in the Surankote area in a district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, July 20, 2020. In a separate incident on Tuesday, July 21, severe thunderstorms resulted in a wall collapse of an...

July 23, 2020