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Hurricane "Ida" makes landfall over the Isle of Youth, causing island-wide power outages, Cuba

Tropical Storm "Ida" strengthened into a hurricane at 17:10 UTC on Friday, August 27, 2021, just 50 km (31 miles) ESE of the Isle of Youth. Landfall took place at 18:00 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum central pressure of...

August 28, 2021

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Intense cold front affecting South Africa, warnings for disruptive snowfall and severe thunderstorms

An intense cold front associated with a steep upper-air trough is affecting parts of South Africa since Thursday, August 26, 2021. The front is spreading eastwards, bringing heavy rains, disruptive snow, and cold temperatures. A change in weather conditions is...

August 28, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Nora" strengthening on its way toward Baja California, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Nora" formed south of Mexico at 15:00 UTC on August 26, 2021, as the 14th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season. The system is expected to strengthen to a hurricane on Saturday, August 27, and approach the southern portion of...

August 27, 2021

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TS Ida: Life-threatening heavy rains, flash flooding and mudslides expected across Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, western Cuba and Isle of Youth

Tropical Storm "Ida" formed in the Caribbean Sea at 21:20 UTC on Thursday, August 26, 2021, as the 9th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located 160 km (100 miles) WSW of Negril, Jamaica and 205 km (130 miles)...

August 27, 2021

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Thousands of homes destroyed by floods, more than 60 fatalities, Niger

Heavy rains and floods affecting Niger since the start of the rainy season in June have affected more than 100 000 people, left thousands of homes destroyed and more than 60 people dead. In addition, the country was hit by an outbreak of cholera following the...

August 26, 2021

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More than 8 000 homes destroyed as severe floods and landslides hit Venezuela

Heavy rain has been affecting Venezuela over the past few days, causing severe floods and landslides and resulting in casualties and damage. Government officials confirmed 15 fatalities and 6 people missing on August 25. The worst affected states are Amazonas,...

August 25, 2021

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43 fatalities, at least 3 800 homes destroyed as heavy rains and floods hit Sudan

Sudan’s National Council for Civil Defense is reporting at least 43 people lost their lives while 3 838 homes were destroyed and another 8 514 damaged as a result of heavy rains and flooding affecting the country since the end of July 2021 when the rainy...

August 24, 2021

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Henri continues dumping heavy rain after making landfall near Westerly, Rhode Island, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Henri" made landfall near Westerly, Rhode Island, U.S. at approximately 16:15 UTC (12:15 EDT) on Sunday, August 22, 2021. At the time of landfall, it had maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h (60 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 989 hPa....

August 23, 2021

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Catastrophic flooding hits Tennessee after record rainfall, leaving at least 22 people dead and dozens missing

Several waves of slow-moving storms dumped record-breaking rains over parts of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, August 21, 2021, resulting in catastrophic flooding in which at least 22 people lost their lives and dozens remain missing. The worst impacted counties...

August 23, 2021

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Grace rapidly intensified into a major hurricane before making landfall in Mexico

Hurricane "Grace" rapidly intensified before making landfall south of Tuxpan, Mexico at 06:00 UTC on August 21, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h (125 mph), just below Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson hurricane wind scale. At the time,...

August 23, 2021

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Henri expected to strengthen into a hurricane today, make landfall in Long Island or southern New England

Tropical Storm "Henri" is expected to become a hurricane on Saturday, August 21, 2021, and make landfall in Long Island or southern New England late Saturday night or on Sunday (LT), August 22. At 06:00 UTC on August 21, Henri's center was located...

August 21, 2021

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Hurricane "Grace" strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico

Hurricane "Grace" is strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from north of Cabo Rojo to Barra del Tordo. Landfall is expected within the warning area this evening or tonight, August...

August 20, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Heavy rainfall affecting the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on August 17, 2021, caused severe flash floods that resulted in heavy damage and fatalities. Homes and cars in several neighborhoods of the capital were submerged, leading to at least 7 fatalities and dozens...

August 20, 2021

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Severe floods hit Gävle after two months' worth of rain overnight, Sweden

Record-breaking rain hit the Swedish city of Gävle in Gästrikland Region on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17 and 18, 2021, leaving hundreds of homes and vehicles flooded and prompting authorities to close schools and issue stay-at-home warnings. According...

August 20, 2021

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Roads, bridges and homes destroyed as severe floods hit Ghana's Upper West Region

Heavy rains affecting Ghana's Upper West Region on August 13, 2021, caused severe floods in which major roads, bridges, and more than 150 homes were destroyed. According to National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) the worst-affected are Nadowli-Kaleo...

August 19, 2021

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35 missing after remnants of Tropical Storm "Fred" hit North Carolina, U.S.

Heavy rains brought by remnants of Tropical Storm "Fred" triggered floods and mudslides in North Carolina after the storm made landfall near Cape San Blas, Florida1 on August 16, 2021. Fred then moved through parts of Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina...

August 19, 2021

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Record rainfall hits burn scar areas in Flagstaff, Arizona

Coconino County officials, Arizona are reporting a 200- to 500-year rainfall event hit Museum Fire Burn Scar in Flagstaff, Arizona on August 17, 2021. At approximately 12:15 MST on August 17 (19:15 UTC, August 16), rain began to fall over the Museum Fire Burn Scar,...

August 19, 2021