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Tropical Storm "Elsa" - Hurricane Watch issued for parts of Florida, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Elsa" is re-strengthening after moving over Cuba toward Florida, U.S. The system will pass near the Florida Keys this morning LT, July 6, and move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida later today and continuing into Wednesday,...

July 06, 2021

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1 million people affected by floods, 63 000 evacuated in Jiangxi Province, China

Several days of heavy rain and flooding in southeast China's province of Jiangxi have left nearly 1.08 million people affected and forced more than 60 000 to evacuate. According to Xinhua, floods in the province began on June 28. In 5 days to July 2, when the...

July 05, 2021

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More than 500 homes destroyed, 38 people killed and 24 missing in floods and landslides across Nepal

Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have left 38 people dead, 24 missing, 51 injured and 5 100 evacuated across Nepal in 20 days to July 3, 2021, the Nepalese Home Ministry said. A total of 790 houses have been inundated and 519 destroyed....

July 05, 2021

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Massive mudslide hits Atami after 2 days of record-breaking rain, Japan

At least 20 people are missing and two were found in a state of cardiac arrest after a large-scale mudslide hit Atami, a seaside resort town in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan at around 10:30 LT on July 3, 2021. Atami is about 100 km (62 miles) SW of Tokyo. The slide...

July 03, 2021

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Hurricane "Elsa" heading toward Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, and Florida

Tropical Storm "Elsa" strengthened into a hurricane at 12:30 UTC on July 2, 2021, 65 km (40 miles) W of Barbados, making it the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Elsa is the farthest east that a hurricane has formed this early in the...

July 02, 2021

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Huge swathes of farmland destroyed by hailstorms, Europe

Very heavy rain, strong winds, and intense hailstorms affecting parts of central Europe during the second half of June 2021 left more than 66 000 ha (163 090 acres) of crops damaged or destroyed. The figure doubled within just a few days and it still might rise as...

July 02, 2021

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Second tornado in just 8 days hits Belgium

A second tornado in just 8 days hit Belgium on June 27, 2021, this time in the province of Luxembourg. The tornado hit the hamlet of Bernistrap in Houffalize where a square farmhouse-castle collapsed amid strong winds. While there were no injuries, its inhabitants...

July 01, 2021

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Unprecedented cold and record snow engulf parts of South America

A powerful Antarctic cold mass is bringing unprecedented cold, record snow, and frosts to parts of South America, such as Argentina and Brazil. In Brazil, one of the strongest polar air masses in the past years is starting to make temperatures drop in the Rio Grande...

July 01, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Elsa" - Warnings issued for Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tropical Storm "Elsa" formed at 09:00 UTC on July 1, as the fifth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is expected to pass near or over portions of the Windward Islands or the southern Leeward Islands on Friday, July 2, move into...

July 01, 2021

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Major damage reported after large tornado hits Guyuan, Hebei, China

A large tornado hit Guyuan County in China's northeastern Hebei province on July 1, 2021, causing major damage. According to local reports, poorly anchored brick houses were destroyed and tractors blown over. "This is the second significant tornado to hit...

July 01, 2021

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Severe storms bring giant hail, floods and damaging winds to Germany, Switzerland and France

Severe storms, including hail, heavy rain, and gale-force winds hit parts of Germany Switzerland, and France on Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29, 2021, triggering widespread flooding and damage. In Germany, several road tunnels were flooded and rail services were...

June 30, 2021

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Giant hailstone in Texas sets record as state's biggest

A destructive hailstorm that hit southern Texas on April 28, 2021, dropped a giant hailstone with a remarkable size of 16.3 cm (6.4 inches) in diameter -- now confirmed as the state's largest hailstone on record, according to NOAA/NWS. On April 28, a powerful...

June 29, 2021

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Destructive storm hits Moscow after record heat, Russia

Destructive rains and strong winds hit Moscow, Russia, on Monday, June 28, 2021, a week after the city sizzled through record heat. Powerful gusts uprooted trees and caused damage to cars on streets, while heavy rains triggered flooding. The metro system halted...

June 29, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Danny" makes landfall in South Carolina, the first June landfall since 1867

Tropical Storm "Danny" -- the 4th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season -- has made landfall in South Carolina at 23:30 UTC on June 28, 2021. This is the first named storm to make landfall in the state of South Carolina in the month of June...

June 29, 2021

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Antarctic blast to bring sub-zero temperatures, powerful swells, frost and snow, New Zealand

The New Zealand MetService is forecasting a blast of Antarctic air rolling over the country in the next few days, bringing sub-zero temperatures, powerful swells, strong winds, frost, and snow. Not even the 'winterless north' will escape the wrath of the...

June 28, 2021

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Severe thunderstorm, unconfirmed tornado hits Barking, east London, UK

A severe storm brought heavy rain and an unconfirmed tornado to Barking, east London around 19:00 LT on June 25, 2021. There are no reports of any casualties but the damage is significant. According to local media reports, the storm damaged the roofs of dozens of...

June 26, 2021

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Two violent tornadoes hit China, destroying homes and claiming at least 8 lives

At least two large and violent tornadoes touched down in China on June 25, 2021, destroying homes, tossing cars, and leaving at least 8 people dead. Local authorities fear the death toll will continue to rise. Survey teams are on the scene today. The first violent...

June 26, 2021