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Tropical Cyclone "Oma" near Vanuatu, Red Alert for Torba, Sanma and Malampa

Tropical Cyclone Warning No.9 was issued for Vanuatu provinces of Torba, Sanma and Malampa at 12:30 UTC (23:30 VUT), February 13, 2019 due to Tropical Cyclone "Oma," located at the time about 255 km (160 miles) west of Santo and 390 km (242 miles)...

February 13, 2019

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At least 10 people killed, 1 800 injured as heavy rain, floods and landslides hit Peru

Recent heavy rains and landslides claimed lives of at least 10 people and injured 1 800 across southern Peru, the country's President Martin Vizcarra said Monday, February 11, 2019. States of emergency were declared in a number of provinces. According to the...

February 12, 2019

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New winter storms invade Pacific Northwest, northern tier of the United States

Snow is falling across the Pacific Northwest and the northern Rockies as a cyclone invades from the Pacific Ocean, the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) reports. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for the Sierra Nevada of eastern California. Winter storm warnings and...

February 12, 2019

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Dam bursts in West Java, causing deadly floods, Indonesia

Overflowing Cinambo River in Indonesia's West Java province caused a dam holding the river in Pasar Jati to burst, flooding areas around the village of Jatiendah in the Cilengkrang district of Bandung Regency on February 9, 2019. According to official reports, 8...

February 11, 2019

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Heaviest January snowfall in 48 years helps drought-stricken Pakistan

Pakistan's mountainous areas received heavy snowfall in January 2019, helping the country whose fresh water is running out at an alarming rate. The country's northern hilly areas received up to 1.8 and 2.1 m (6 and 7 feet) in January and the first week of...

February 11, 2019

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Historic winter storm impacts Hawaii with massive waves, coastal flooding and rare snow

A low pressure area described by NWS Honolulu as historic is affecting Hawaii with strong gusty winds, rain squalls and large destructive surf since Friday, February 8, 2019. The storm, known as Kona low, is now slowly drifting NE of the state but strong winds will...

February 11, 2019

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Hailstorm destroys 150 homes, injures 40 people in 60 seconds, India

A fast-moving hailstorm destroyed as many as 150 pucca homes and injured around 40 people in Alivardipur village near Hindon floodplains of Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India on February 7, 2019. The rain started around 13:50 local time, followed by 60-seconds-long...

February 10, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Gelena" brings widespread flooding, leaves Rodrigues without power

The center of Tropical Cyclone "Gelena" passed just south of the island of Rodrigues in Southwest Indian Ocean on February 10, 2019, causing widespread flooding and island-wide power outages. Gelena brought wind speeds of up to 185 km/h (115 mph) and heavy...

February 10, 2019

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Major winter storm affecting Pacific Northwest, state of emergency declared in Washington

A cold system dropping down the Northwest coast is delivering another round of heavy snow, gusty winds and below normal temperatures. Winter storm warnings remain in effect for Seattle and Portland. The storm has already dumped high amounts of snow and caused major...

February 09, 2019

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Tornado hits Azul, overturning trucks and damaging farms, Argentina

A tornado reportedly hit rural areas of the city of Azul, located in the center of the Buenos Aires Province in Argentina on February 7, 2019. The worst of the damage was reported in the town of Chillar. ​Eyewitnesses said the tornado lasted about 15 minutes with...

February 08, 2019

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Massive flash floods hit Atacama desert, Chile

Heavy showers on high altitudes in northern Chile have caused dry river beds to become rushing torrents of water over the past couple of days. Major floods across the desert region of Atacama and continued through February 8. The flooding has left one dead, one...

February 08, 2019

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Tornado hits Faridabad, intense hailstorm Delhi-NCR, India

Severe thunderstorms dropped heavy rain and hail on parts of Delhi NCR, India late February 7, 2019 (local time). It was a long-awaited rain after two weeks without a drop. However, as the storm pushed east a tornado formed and hit Faridabad, in the neighboring...

February 08, 2019

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80 000 people affected, thousands of tents and homes destroyed in severe flash floods, Syria

Severe flash flooding affecting Syria since the end of 2018 has affected more than 80 000 people, destroyed thousands of tents and caused concrete houses to collapse in Idleb and Aleppo provinces of northwest Syria. This area of the country has a high proportion of...

February 08, 2019

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A month's worth of rain in 2 hours as deadly storm hits Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A powerful storm swept through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city with a population of 6.3 million, late Wednesday into Thursday, February 7, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and leaving at least 6 people dead. The storm hit just several days...

February 08, 2019

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Another round of heavy snow, freezing rain and below average temperatures from the Plains to the Northeast, U.S.

An intensifying low pressure system is expected to bring another round of heavy snow and freezing rain across the Central Plains through the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Road conditions are likely to deteriorate quite rapidly even at lower-elevation areas as the...

February 07, 2019

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Two tropical cyclones form east of Madagascar - Gelena and Funani

Two tropical cyclones formed east of Madagascar over the past 24 hours and were named Funani and Gelena. They are 7th and 8th named storms of the 2018/19 South Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season. Gelena is expected to pose a threat to Mauritius and Rodrigues...

February 06, 2019

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Ice storm hits Michigan, leaving 50 000 customers without power

An ice storm swept through parts of Michigan late Tuesday, February 5 into Wednesday, February 6, 2019, leaving nearly 50 000 Consumers Energy customers without power. The worst affected is Kent County with more than 25 000 outages, followed by Muskegon County with...

February 06, 2019