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Days of heavy rain cause destructive flooding and mudslides, Solomon Islands

Days of heavy rain caused severe flooding across parts of the Solomon Islands, particularly across Guadalcanal and Malaita islands. A large landslide hit Lambi on March 12, 2020, destroying at least 10 houses. Authorities said 2 people have been killed, while 6...

March 14, 2020

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Late winter storm dumps heavy snow on Calgary and much of Alberta's southern areas, Canada

Heavy snowfall engulfed Calgary and much of Alberta's southern areas on Friday, March 13, 2020, as a late winter storm moved over the province. A snowfall warning is in effect for Calgary until Saturday, March 14. A major snowstorm blanketed much of the...

March 13, 2020

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Worst storm since 1994 hits Egypt, causing widespread flooding and sandstorms -- at least 20 casualties

A powerful cyclone began affecting Egypt on Thursday, March 12, 2020, causing widespread flooding and sandstorms in which at least 20 people lost their lives, authorities confirmed late Friday. Widespread damage has been reported, as well as water and power supply...

March 13, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms, large hail strike parts of Central U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, with hailstones up to 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter, hit parts of central U.S., including Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, and nearby areas since Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The storms resulted in power outages for about 3 000 customers, particularly...

March 13, 2020

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Heavy snow and flash flood threats continue across the western U.S. - severe thunderstorms possible across West Texas and Eastern New Mexico

Storm systems across the western U.S. will continue to bring heavy rainfall to portions of the Desert Southwest on Friday, March 13, 2020, with heavy snows continuing across many mountainous areas through the weekend. Heavy snow is also possible across the Central...

March 13, 2020

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Blizzard disrupts power and travel to thousands in Sakhalin Island, Russia

A powerful snowstorm with winds up to 119 km/h (74 mph) hit the Sakhalin Island, Russia, on March 11, 2020. The severe weather caused widespread disruptions to power, travel, and classes, affecting thousands of people. The Ministry of Emergency Situations extended...

March 12, 2020

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Very rare cyclone over the Middle East, state of emergency declared in Egypt

A powerful storm developing over Egypt on Thursday, March 12, 2020, is expected to move northeast posing threats to other Middle Eastern countries, including Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. This is a very rare severe weather system, capable of producing very heavy...

March 12, 2020

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Fresh snowfall and landslides strand more than 1 500 vehicles on Jammu-Srinagar highway, India

More than 1 500 vehicles are stranded on Jammu-Srinagar national highway, linking Kashmir with the rest of India, after the highway was closed amid a new round of heavy rain, snow, and landslides on March 12, 2020. The vehicles are stranded between Ramban, Banihal,...

March 12, 2020

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24 000 affected by severe flooding in Lorestan Province, Iran

Approximately 24 000 people have been affected by severe weather across southwest Iran since late February. Heavy downpours which started around February 24 caused widespread flooding in the region, which resulted in damage to properties and crops, disruptions to...

March 11, 2020

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides claim at least 60 lives in Rwanda, more than 1 000 homes damaged

Heavy rains, floods, and landslides affecting Rwanda since January 2020 have killed more than 60 people and damaged more than 1 000 homes, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) reported. At least 10 lives have been lost since the beginning of March. Over 11...

March 11, 2020

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More than 100 000 in Southern Africa still suffering a year after catastrophic tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth

A year after the devastation brought by unusually powerful tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth, over 100 000 survivors are still suffering, particularly in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. On March 14, 2019, Tropical Cyclone "Idai" made landfall in the...

March 10, 2020

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At least 27 killed, 56 injured as very heavy rains hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Continuous heavy rains claimed the lives of at least 27 people and injured 56 others across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, as of March 9, 2020. Widespread rain, strong winds, and thunderstorms are expected to continue across many parts of the province (population 35...

March 08, 2020

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Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" dumps a month's worth of rain on Melbourne-- city's highest March rainfall since 1929, Australia

More than a month's worth of rain brought by the remnants of Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" soaked Melbourne overnight March 5, 2020, resulting in widespread flooding and major damage to buildings. The city recorded 54.6 mm (2.1 inches) of rain in a...

March 06, 2020

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Unseasonal rain and hailstorms ravage more than 32 000 ha (79 000 acres) of crops, Bihar

Unseasonal downpour and hailstorms during the last week of February caused major damage to more than 32 000 hectares (80 000 acres) of crops in 11 districts of India's Bihar state. Several other states in the northern region also saw widespread crop damage....

March 06, 2020

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Severe storms rip through northern Vietnam, leaving 5 people dead, over 350 homes destroyed and 6 800 damaged

Tornadoes, heavy rain, and thunderstorms struck northern Vietnam on March 3 and 4, 2020, resulting in at least 5 fatalities, more than 350 homes destroyed and 6 800 damaged, the National Committee for Disaster Response, Search and Rescue confirmed on Thursday, March...

March 05, 2020

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NWS confirms catastrophic Nashville tornadoes as EF-4 and EF-3, Tennessee, U.S.

After a preliminary damage survey on March 4, 2020, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that the twisters that caused destruction in Middle Tennessee on March 3, particularly in Nashville, were EF-3 and EF-4, with powerful winds up to 282 km/h (175 mph). As...

March 05, 2020

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February 2020 sets a new UK record for February rainfall in a series stretching back to 1862

February 2020 is the wettest February for the United Kingdom since record-keeping started in 1862. The record comes after powerful storms Ciara, Dennis, and Jorge dumped 44% of the month's rainfall, smashing the previous record set in 1990. Last month was also...

March 05, 2020