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Second EF-4 tornado of the season, 935 so far this year, U.S.

Late Tuesday afternoon, May 28, 2019, an area of thunderstorms developed over southeastern Kansas. Through 16:00 local time, these storms became anchored on a warm front, which provided a source of forcing and enhanced low-level wind shear. The strongest storm...

May 30, 2019

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Flash floods destroy 220 homes, leave 24 people dead, Afghanistan

A new wave of heavy rainfall and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan over the past couple of days. Kabul, Parwan, Ghour, Herat, Bamyan and Ghazni were among the worst affected. Over 500 people were rescued in Bamyan province. At least 24 people have been killed,...

May 29, 2019

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Heavy rain, floods and landslides affect 200 000 people, leave 7 dead and 2 missing in southern China

Heavy rainfall is affecting parts of southern, eastern and central China over the past couple of days, causing floods and landslides. At least 7 people have been killed and more than 200 000 affected. Seven cities across 21 counties of China's Guangxi Zhuang...

May 29, 2019

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Massive tornado rips through Kansas City, Kansas

At least 11 people were injured, numerous homes were damaged and debris scattered at the airport after several suspected tornadoes swept through the Kansas City metropolitan area on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The injuries have been reported in Douglas County after it...

May 29, 2019

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Record-breaking temperatures hit Hokkaido, 5 killed and nearly 600 hospitalized, Japan

At least 5 people have been killed and nearly 600 hospitalized after severe heatwave, in some areas record-breaking, hit parts of Japan over the past couple of days. Unseasonably hot conditions affected wide areas of Japan on May 26 amd 27, 2019, leading to deaths...

May 29, 2019

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5 people killed after heavy rains hit capital Conakry, Guinea

At least 5 people were killed after first heavy rains of the season hit capital Conakry, Guinea on May 17 and 18, 2019. Locals said the flooding was caused by huge amounts of trash blocking drainage channels, in some areas of Dabondy, where 5 people died, up to 2 m...

May 29, 2019

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Extensive damage after multiple powerful tornadoes hit Dayton area, Ohio

At least one large and destructive tornado (EF-3) ripped through the city of Dayton and surrounding communities, Ohio late Monday night, May 27, 2019. Damage surveys are still in progress for at least three suspected tornadoes in the area. The first tornado touched...

May 28, 2019

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Destructive EF-3 tornado kills 2, injures 29 in El Reno, Oklahoma

A powerful EF-3 tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno late Saturday, May 25, 2019, killing 2 people and injuring 29. The event took place almost 6 years after the world's widest tornado on record hit El Reno, killing 8 people and injuring...

May 27, 2019

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Severe storms and new wave of floods claim 24 lives across Iran

At least 24 people have been killed and 55 injured in a new wave of severe storms and torrential rainfall that has pounded Iran for the past two weeks. Official emergency aid was delivered to 83 cities and villages across flood-hit Iran, authorities said. According...

May 25, 2019

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High risk of excessive rainfall across Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, U.S.

The threat of flash flooding continues this afternoon and evening across portions of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois with a HIGH risk of excessive rainfall, NWS WPC warns. Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding are likely once again from the Southern...

May 24, 2019

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Flash floods submerged 90 percent of Iran, displaced 500 000 people

At the peak of the recent flood disaster in Iran, half a million people have been displaced and 90% of land submerged, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) reports. One of the worst affected provinces was Golestan, which received approximately 70% of...

May 24, 2019

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Heavy rain hits Oman, claiming at least 6 lives

A low pressure system over the Arabian Peninsula dropped heavy rain on Oman from May 18 to 22, 2019, leaving at least 6 people dead. Oman authorities launched a massive search and rescue operation on May 18 after flash floods swept away a vehicle with 7 people...

May 24, 2019

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Rare may storm hits Southern California with heavy rain, hail and snow

A rare May storm swept through Southern California on May 22 and 23, 2019, bringing heavy rain, hail and even snow to parts of the region. The worst-hit were Inland Empire and eastern central area of Orange County where heavy rain was reported, according to ABC7....

May 23, 2019

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Severe floods kill 5, leave crop damage and thousands homeless, Tanzania

Flooding in Tanzania has killed five people and forced about 2 500 to flee their homes after a week of torrential rain in the country's south. Paddy crops have been destroyed giving rise to fears that food shortages are imminent, local media report. Schools have...

May 23, 2019

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Biggest late May snow in Denver since 1975, Colorado

As of 14:00 UTC (08:00 LT) on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Denver, Colorado had officially received 86.36 mm (3.4 inches) of snow. That’s the most snow measured this late in the season since May 29, 1975, when the city recorded 142.24 mm (5.6 inches). On the same...

May 23, 2019

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Arkansas River approaching historic highs, at least 7 killed as severe storms march through central U.S.

Another wave of severe thunderstorms is affecting the central United States since Monday, May 20, 2019, with heavy rain and nearly 100 tornadoes. At least 7 weather-related deaths were confirmed since May 21. Meanwhile, Arkansas River is approaching historic highs....

May 23, 2019

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Violent tornadoes hit Missouri, extensive damage reported, at least 3 deaths and 20 injured

Another wave of severe thunderstorms hit central United States Wednesday into Thursday, May 22 into 23, 2019. The National Weather Service received 38 tornado reports over the past 24, of which one violent tore directly through Jefferson City, Missouri. There have...

May 23, 2019