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Severe hailstorm causes flooding and major traffic disruption in northern Greece

An unseasonal hailstorm battered the region of Drama in northern Greece on Tuesday night, June 16, 2020, resulting in floods and major disruption to traffic. The storm was particularly severe, dumping ice pellets that accumulated in some places about 30 to 40 cm (12...

June 18, 2020

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Massive hailstorm hits northeastern Spain, expected to drastically affect European stone fruit season

A massive hailstorm hit the stone fruit growing areas in northeastern Spain on Tuesday evening, June 16. 2020, causing extensive damage right before the harvest. According to growers, this is a big disaster that will drastically affect not only the Spanish but also...

June 17, 2020

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8.5 million people affected, 63 killed as intense downpours continue to pound southern China

Intense downpours continue to batter southern China, leaving at least 63 people dead or missing and almost 8.5 million affected. Worsening floods have also displaced nearly 500 000 and caused direct economic losses of about 4 billion dollars or 21 billion yuan. The...

June 16, 2020

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Flash floods destroy 100 homes, leave 3 people dead or missing in parts of Nigeria

Heavy rains affecting Nigeria since June 14, 2020, have resulted in deadly flash floods, leaving at least people three dead or missing in Kwara, and 100 houses destroyed in Akwa Ibom. In Kwara, a bridge embankment collapsed in Oko-Erin, killing one person while two...

June 16, 2020

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Violent tornado injures 12 people, damages 70 houses in Odisha, India

Around 70 thatched houses were damaged and 12 people were injured after a violent tornado hit seaside villages in the district of Kendrapara in Odisha, India, on Monday afternoon, June 15, 2020. The storm struck around 10:30 UTC (16:00 LT) and lasted about 10...

June 16, 2020

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Fatal flooding and landslides hit Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

Heavy rains affecting Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal over the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides, leaving at least 9 people dead and 3 severely damaged houses, as of Monday, June 15, 2020. Local media reported a landslide on June 13 in Kushma...

June 15, 2020

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Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia

Intense rains since June 12, 2020, have caused severe flash floods in five districts of Bone Bolango Regency in the province of Gorontalo, Indonesia, resulting in about 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed. 5 407 people were affected, 3 injured and 4 still missing,...

June 15, 2020

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Severe thunderstorm rips through capital Budapest, Hungary

A severe thunderstorm accompanied by hail ripped through capital Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday afternoon, June 14, 2020, killing one person and causing damaging floods. The storm lasted for several hours, resulting in damages around the capital, including Nyugati...

June 15, 2020

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Rare tornado hits the city of Gavar, Armenia

A rare tornado hit the city of Gavar in Armenia on June 11, 2020. Gagik Surenyan, head of the Meteorological Center of the Hydromet Service at the Ministry of Emergency Situations, said the phenomenon was considered unusual in the country. "I was home when my...

June 15, 2020

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Days of heavy rain trigger deadly flash floods, damage 250 houses in Ankara, Turkey

Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in Turkey's capital city of Ankara on June 11 and 12, 2020, leaving one person dead and about 250 houses damaged. The Metropolitan Municipality of Ankara confirmed that hundreds of buildings and houses were impacted,...

June 15, 2020

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Destructive thunderstorms hit Calgary, Canada

A line of severe thunderstorms produced destructive hail, flooding, and at least one possible tornado to Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday night, June 13, 2020. Many motorists were stranded after roads turned into rivers. A large weather system moved through Alberta on...

June 15, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" makes landfall in China's Guangdong

Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" -- the second named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season -- made landfall along the coast of Yangjiang, southern China's Guangdong Province on June 14, 2020. According to the China's National Meteorological Center (NMC)...

June 14, 2020

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Deadly flash floods and landslides hit Pakistan, above-average rainfall expected this monsoon season, Pakistan

At least seven people have died as a result of floods and landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, since early June 2020. The recent fatality was reported in Bajaur District on June 10, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). Between...

June 12, 2020

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Two damaging tornadoes rip through southwestern Ontario, Canada

Two tornadoes touched down and caused significant damage in southwestern Ontario on Wednesday night, June 10, 2020. Environment Canada confirmed the first one in Glencoe, which struck around 23:20 UTC (19:20 LT) with winds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph). The second...

June 12, 2020

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Severe weather damages camps hosting 140 000 IDPs in Burkina Faso and Nigeria

Heavy rains since early June 2020 have triggered widespread floods in West Africa, causing damage particularly to camps accommodating more than 140 000 Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Nigeria and Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso, heavy rainfall from June 5 caused...

June 12, 2020

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Nearly 2 months' worth of rain in just 4 hours inundates Ajaccio, Corsica

Heavy flooding hit the capital city of Ajaccio in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on Thursday, June 11, 2020, sweeping away vehicles and trapping motorists on the roads. According to Meteo France, 44 mm (2 inches) of rain fell in just four hours, which is...

June 12, 2020

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Heavy rains and hail lead to severe flooding in Mexico City

Heavy rains and hail accompanied by winds of 40 to 50 km/h (25 to 31 mph) hit Mexico's capital on Monday, June 8, 2020, leading to severe flooding in various parts of the city. Rapidly rising waters flooded streets and stranded drivers, leading to emergency...

June 12, 2020