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Huge landslide sweeps away at least 19 houses in Lamjung, Nepal

At least 19 houses were swept away by a huge landslide following persistent heavy rainfall in Lamjung District in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal, on Wednesday morning, July 22, 2020. No fatalities were reported, but six people sustained injuries, and around 62 more...

July 22, 2020

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Large waterspout hits a popular beach in Sochi, Russia

A large waterspout formed near a popular beach in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, sweeping away beach equipment shore and causing people to run to safety.​ The waterspout hit the beach area in the afternoon, damaging several beach equipment and blowing...

July 22, 2020

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Massive landslide blocks river in Hubei, prompting more than 8 000 residents to evacuate, China

A massive landslide of about 10 million cubic m (350 million cubic feet) blocked a river in central China's Hubei Province, resulting in a barrier lake that prompted authorities to evacuate more than 8 000 residents on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The barrier lake...

July 22, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Gonzalo" forms as Atlantic's earliest 7th named storm on record

Tropical Storm "Gonzalo" formed in the Atlantic Ocean at 12:50 UTC on July 22, 2020, as the earliest 7th named storm in the basin on record. The previous record-holder for the earliest 7th named storm formation in the Atlantic is Gert on July 24, 2005. ...

July 22, 2020

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Douglas expected to become a hurricane soon, heading toward Hawaii, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Douglas" formed at 07:00 UTC on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, as the fourth named storm of the 2020 Pacific hurricane season. The storm is moving west and is expected to become a hurricane soon. It is expected to continue heading W and weaken...

July 22, 2020

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6 million affected, 90 000 displaced and 470 dead as flood situation remains grim in India

The extensive flood situation due to seasonal monsoon rains remains severe in India as the death toll has crossed 470 this week, according to the National Emergency Response Center (NDMI). West Bengal is the worst-hit state, with 142 fatalities. More than 6 million...

July 22, 2020

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Northern Vietnam hit by deadly floods and landslides after longest heatwave in 49 years

Heavy rains have been affecting northern parts of Vietnam over the past three days, particularly the Ha Giang Province, causing severe floods and landslides that resulted in property damage and five casualties, as of Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The rains came after the...

July 21, 2020

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Swollen river inundates hundreds of homes, capital Kathmandu cut off as death toll surpasses 130, Nepal

At least 105 houses were flooded in Nepal's Jhapa rural municipality after the Kankai River's eastern embankment was breached due to heavy rains on July 20, 2020. Several landslides hit Prithvi Highway on July 20 and 21, cutting off capital Kathmandu from...

July 21, 2020

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Severe hailstorm causes extensive crop damage in Minnesota, U.S.

Farmers and agriculture experts are now counting the financial impacts incurred by a severe storm in Minnesota on July 11, 2020. Winds of up to 80 km/h (50 mph) and hail as big as 63.5 mm (2.5 inches) battered thousands of hectares of land in counties from Kandiyohi...

July 20, 2020

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Flash floods claim lives of at least 4 people as Delhi records highest 24-hour July rain since 2015, India

At least four fatalities were reported as flash floods wreaked havoc in Delhi, India, on Sunday, July 19, 2020. The inundations occurred as Safdarjung registered 74.8 mm (2.9 inches)-- its highest 24-hour July rain since July 11, 2015. Many parts of the capital city...

July 20, 2020

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China blasts dam on Yangtze tributary to ease flooding, death toll climbs to more than 150

Authorities in central China have blasted a dam on the Yangtze River tributary on Sunday, July 19, 2020, to ease surging waters amid severe flooding. The grim situation has left millions affected, damaged more than 28 000 houses, and caused more than 150...

July 20, 2020

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'Once-in-500-years' storm hits Northland, cutting off Far North from the rest of the country, New Zealand

Unusual interaction between two low-pressure zones caused intense storms over New Zealand's Northland on July 17, 2020. The worst affected was Whangarei, where emergency services responded to more than 220 calls. "This is just diabolical for our people....

July 18, 2020

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At least 12 killed as buildings collapse amid Mumbai's third worst July rain since 2015

Two separate cases of building collapse killed 12 people in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The disasters occurred as the city recorded its second-highest July precipitation this monsoon season and its third-worst since 2015-- with 191.2 mm (7.5 inches)...

July 18, 2020

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More than 3.5 million people affected as flood situation continues to deteriorate in Assam, India

Flood situation continues to deteriorate in Assam, India, with five more fatalities reported as of Thursday, July 16, 2020. More than 3.5 million people in 27 districts have been affected, and a total of 97 people lost their lives this year due to rain-related...

July 17, 2020

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Weather system behind record-breaking, catastrophic rainfalls in Japan and China explained

A persistent stationary front known as the Meiyu front is affecting East Asian countries since the rainy season began in May. The front is responsible for record-breaking rainfalls, mainly in Japan and China, and causing catastrophic floods and landslides that have...

July 17, 2020

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Heavy rains and hail cause fatal flooding and landslides in Oaxaca and Jalisco, Mexico

Heavy downpours hit Mexico's southern states of Jalisco and Oaxaca this week, resulting in fatal flooding and landslides. In Oaxaca, two casualties were reported as flooding damaged houses and roads. In Jalisco, a hailstorm struck the Guadalajara and Zapopan...

July 16, 2020

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Extreme, record rains lead to deadly floods and massive disruption in Sicily, Italy

Deadly flash floods caused by severe thunderstorms lashed parts of Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, resulting in massive disruption. Palermo City's astronomical observatory recorded 74 mm (3 inches) of rain in just a few hours, breaking the previous...

July 16, 2020