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Heavy snowfall continues to batter northern Mexico

Heavy snowfall has been affecting many of Mexico's northern regions with the continuous arrival of cold fronts. On Sunday, December 29, 2019, the government of Chihuahua issued a weather warning for the arrival of the fourth winter storm due to Cold Front No....

December 29, 2019

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Major winter storm hits United States with heavy snow and freezing rain

A major winter storm has intensified as it shifted across the Plains and into the Upper Midwest this weekend, and is likely to continue disrupting holiday travel through New Year's Day. The storm has brought a mix of snow, rain, and ice to the Twin Cities and...

December 29, 2019

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'Get out now!' - More than 30 000 people forced to evacuate East Gippsland due to extreme fire danger, Australia

Authorities of the Australian state of Victoria have ordered more than 30 000 residents and tourists in East Gippsland to leave the region immediately as bushfires have reached an extreme danger level. Dangerous fire conditions are expected across the state today...

December 29, 2019

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Flood alerts in force as Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" strengthens to Category 2, Fiji

Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" strengthened into Category 2 on the Fiji Intensity Scale (Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale) on December 28, 2019, and was positioned about 90 km (56 miles) SSE of Kadavu and 190 km (118 miles) S of Suva at 14:00 UTC today...

December 28, 2019

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Sudden, severe thunderstorm ravages 300 homes in KwaZulu-Natal on Christmas Eve, South Africa

A severe thunderstorm coupled with hail and strong winds hit KwaZulu-Natal on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019, leaving up to 300 homes damaged. According to KZN cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka, disaster management teams were...

December 27, 2019

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2019 harvest a historic one after months of severe crop damage, North Dakota

North Dakota's 2019 harvest is said to be one for the history books due to the severity of the damage to crops from September to October by adverse weather conditions. What makes the 2019 crop year historic is the breadth of damage, and on top of that, as much...

December 27, 2019

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Severe storm hits Rwanda's capital Kigali, destroying more than 110 homes and killing 12

Heavy downpour hit Rwanda's capital and largest city, Kigali, on the night of Christmas, December 25, 2019, killing 12 people. The storm also destroyed a least 113 houses, 49 ha (121 acres) of agricultural fields, and several infrastructures including roads and...

December 27, 2019

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Powerful winter storm in the Four Corners will move across the Plains to the Upper Midwest this weekend

A potent winter storm will swing from the Four Corners Friday, December 27, 2019, across the Central Plains to the Upper Midwest this weekend. Areas of heavy snow, blowing snow and freezing rain are forecast on the cold side of the storm. On the warm side, isolated...

December 27, 2019

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Flash floods claim at least 14 lives in Bujumbura, Burundi

At least 14 have died and 33 were left injured as of December 22, 2019, after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in the city of Bujumbura, Burundi. According to Burundi Red Cross, heavy rains and strong winds left properties damaged in Bujumbura and...

December 27, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" forms near Fiji, landfall expected at Category 2 strength

Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" formed near Fiji on December 26, 2019, as the second named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to continue intensifying, reaching Category 2 strength late December 27, SSW of Nadi, Fiji. Sarai...

December 26, 2019

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Cold wave sweeps over northern Bangladesh, disrupting normal life and causing suffering

A cold wave is sweeping over northern Bangladesh, disrupting normal life and causing suffering to the country unused to cold temperatures. At least 4 500 people have been treated so far in 40 districts due to cold-related illnesses since December 18, 2019. The worst...

December 26, 2019

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Destructive winter storm batters Oahu and Kaua'i on Christmas Day, Hawaii

A destructive winter storm pounded the islands Oahu and Kuai in Hawaii on Christmas Day-- Wednesday, December 25, 2019, which resulted in a landslide, knocked down trees, electricity disruption to over 18 000 customers, floods, and multiple traffic accidents....

December 26, 2019

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Phanfone wreaks havoc across the central Philippines, leaves 28 people dead and tens of thousands affected

Typhoon "Phanfone," known as Ursula in the Philippines, made its first landfall in Samar on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (74 mph) and gusts to 150 km/h (94 mph) -- Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the...

December 26, 2019

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Typhoon "Phanfone" (Ursula) makes landfall in Samar, high-risk structures may experience heavy damage, Philippines

Typhoon "Phanfone," known as Ursula in the Philippines, made landfall in Samar on December 24, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (74 mph) and gusts to 150 km/h (94 mph) -- Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind...

December 24, 2019

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Landslides strand over 8 000 vehicles, up to 1 m (3 feet) of fresh snow in Jammu and Kashmir

More than 8 000 vehicles were stranded in Kashmir as the Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed again on Sunday, December 22, 2019, following landslides that blocked the road. Meanwhile, Kashmir valley and higher reaches of the Jammu region including Chenab valley...

December 22, 2019

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After drought and severe flooding, Somalia sees worst locust outbreak in 25 years

Desert locusts have been destroying massive swaths of crops and grazing lands in Somalia in its worst invasion in 25 years, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, adding that the infestation is likely to spread further. The nation...

December 22, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Phanfone" (Ursula) to hit the Philippines on Christmas

Tropical Depression "Phanfone" outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical storm on Sunday morning, December 22, 2019. This is the 29th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. According to weather bureau...

December 22, 2019