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Major floods and landslides hit Kerala, over 64 000 people evacuated

Heavy monsoon rains are falling over Kerala since August 7, increasing river levels and causing deadly floods and landslides. At least 28 people have been killed and 27 others are still missing. More than 64 000 people have been evacuated. In 24 hours period to...

August 09, 2019

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Very large landslide hits Myanmar's Mon State

A large landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains hit southern Myanmar on August 9, 2019, burying 10 houses and leaving at least 15 people dead. At least 30 others are missing. According to Myanmar Fire Services Department, the landslide took place as the mountainside...

August 09, 2019

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Red alert issued ahead of Typhoon "Lekima" landfall in China's Zhejiang Province

Typhoon "Lekima" strengthened into a Category 4 Super Typhoon late August 7, 2019, before moving over over Japan's southern Ryukyu Islands. It's now weakening on its way toward eastern China. Landfall is expected in the coastal areas of Zhejiang...

August 09, 2019

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At least 12 killed after heavy rain and flash floods hit Yemen

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of Yemen on August 6 and 7, 2019, displaced hundreds of people and left at least 12 people dead. The worst-hit was the northwestern province of Mahweet, affected by southwest monsoon each year from June to September. "Nine...

August 08, 2019

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10 dead, 7 missing after rescue boat capsizes in Maharashtra, India

At least 10 persons drowned and 7 more are missing after a rescue boat carrying at least 30 people capsized during a rescue operation near Brahmnal village in Maharashtra's Sangli district on Thursday morning, August 8, 2019. Local police said rescue operations...

August 08, 2019

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Large landslide hits the town of Casargo, causing severe material damage - Lombardy, Italy

A large landslide hit the Italian mountain town of Casargo, above Lake Como in northern region of Lombardy after heavy rain hit the region late August 6, 2019. Authorities declared a state of disaster. According to officials, heavy rain caused the Varrone river to...

August 07, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" strengthening, heading toward Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and Shanghai, China

Typhoon "Lekima," the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season is strengthening on its way toward southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan, northern Taiwan and Shanghai, China. Although Lekima passed well north of Philippines and it didn't...

August 07, 2019

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Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of India since the end of June have claimed 531 lives as of August 6, 2019. 182 people died in Maharashtra State, 130 in Bihar, 93 in Assam, 53 in Gujarat, 34 in Karnataka, 26 in Kerala, and 13 in Rajasthan. More than 655 000...

August 06, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Wipha" claims 10 lives, leaves 11 missing in Vietnam

Tropical Storm "Wipha" made landfall in Vietnam's Quang Ninh province on August 2, 2019, causing floods and landslides. According to the latest report from the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, heavy rains and...

August 06, 2019

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Water reservoirs nearly full, 8 500 rescued as record-breaking rains hit Mumbai, India

Very heavy monsoon rains are affecting Indian financial capital Mumbai (population 18.4 million) since June 25, leaving the seven lakes and reservoirs supplying drinking water to the city almost full and at the highest levels since 2016. Officials said the supply...

August 05, 2019

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Severe Tropical Storm "Francisco" to hit Kyushu with violent winds and heavy rain, Japan

Japanese weather officials are warning residents of Kyushu of violent winds, high waves, mudslides, swelling rivers and flooding in low-lying areas as Severe Tropical Storm "Francisco" makes landfall and starts moving over Kyushu early on Tuesday (JST),...

August 05, 2019

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Flossie weakens to a tropical depression, continues moving toward Hawaii

Tropical Storm "Flossie" weakened to a tropical depression at 03:00 UTC on August 5, 2019, and continued moving closer to Hawaii. At the time, Flossie's center was located 565 km (350 miles) E of Hilo and 680 km (425 miles) ESE of Hana, Hawaii. Maximum...

August 05, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Erick" expected to become a hurricane on its way toward Hawaii

Tropical Storm "Erick" formed on July 27, 2019, as the 5th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season. Gradual strengthening is expected while moving quickly westward toward Hawaii. Hurricane strength is expected late Monday or Tuesday, July 30....

July 28, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Nari" forms near Japan, landfall expected over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island

Tropical Storm "Nari" formed July 26, 2019, as the sixth named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. Landfall is expected early July 27 (UTC) over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island, close to Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. ​On July 21, JTWC...

July 26, 2019

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At least 7 deaths as severe heatwave hits Europe

Numerous July and all-time high-temperature records were broken across Europe on July 25, 2019, as second heatwave of the year peaked over the continent, claiming lives of at least 7 people. The heat is now coming to an end and forecast models call for significantly...

July 26, 2019

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Unusually strong cold front brings record-low July temperatures to southern U.S.

An unusually strong cold front for the time of a year hit much of southern United States on July 24 and 25, 2019, bringing record-low July temperatures to numerous cities throughout the region. Lower temperatures will continue across much of the region through the...

July 25, 2019

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Annual monsoon death toll reaches 650 across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

More than 650 people were killed since the onset of annual monsoon across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Heavy rainfall and resulting floods affected more than 10 million people and forced tens of thousands to evacuate. Officials in India report at least 467...

July 24, 2019