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Tropical Storm "Lorena" forecast to drop heavy rain over Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Lorena" is forecast to cause heavy rain over portions of the Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco during the next few days. This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Lora is forecast to...

September 18, 2019

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At least 33 people dead as floods submerge large areas of northern Thailand

Floods from torrential rains swept northern Thailand killing at least 33 residents, reports said on September 16. The violent rain was spawned by two tropical storms - Podul and Kajiki - which caused an impact on 28 provinces, with Isan region as the worst-hit area....

September 18, 2019

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Missouri River nears record runoff, Army Corps increasing water discharge, USA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing water discharge in the upper Missouri River dam system after recent heavy rains pushed the upper Missouri River near record runoff. The events are taking place just a few months before the river needs to be set for the...

September 17, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Imelda" hits Freeport, Texas - significant to life-threatening flash floods expected

Tropical Storm "Imelda" formed at 17:45 UTC on September 17, 2019, as the 9th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Shortly after, Imelda made landfall near Freeport, Texas. Heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding is expected to...

September 17, 2019

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Typhoon "Faxai" caused serious damage to agriculture, forestry, and fishery, 67 000 homes still without power and 10 000 without water, Japan

More than a week after taking a direct hit by Typhoon "Faxai", Japan is still counting damage. The storm left agriculture, forestry, and fishery severely affected in Chiba Prefecture. More than 67 000 homes are still without power, down from 930 000, and...

September 17, 2019

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Early snow, strong winds wreak havoc in Norway

Intense weather started hitting Vestlandet (Western Norway) on September 14, 2019, with strong storms, winds, and snow all over the area. The extreme conditions resulted in uprooted trees, knocked down power lines, floods, and landslides. Up to 20 cm (7.8 inches) of...

September 17, 2019

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2019 IOD event developing into one of the strongest on record, Extreme rainfall expected in Eastern Africa

Dr. Saji N Hameed, one of the scientists who discovered Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) said recently 2019 is shaping up to be one of the strongest IOD years ever recorded. A strong IOD year indicates extreme rainfall in Eastern Africa from October to December, possibly...

September 17, 2019

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Slow-moving storm to drop heavy rain on parts of Louisiana and Texas, USA

While Hurricane "Humberto" continues to move further away from the southeastern U.S. and toward the Bermuda, heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure are moving onshore into the western Gulf coast. NWS said its forecast...

September 17, 2019

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Tens of thousands in Chiba urged to evacuate due to possible mudslides, Japan

Just a week after a direct hit by Typhoon "Faxai," two cities in Chiba Prefecture released evacuation advisories to more than 47 000 residents due to possible mudslides. According to weather officials, torrential rains hit several parts of the prefecture...

September 16, 2019

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Giant hail, 3 months' worth of rain in 40 minutes hit parts of northern Algeira

The same weather system that left 6 people dead in Spain, affected northern Algeria by the end of the last week, dumping very heavy rain and giant hailstones. Algeria's capital received 40 mm (1.5 inches) of rain in 40 minutes on September 13, which is the...

September 16, 2019

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6 dead, 300 000 ha (741 000 acres) of prime agricultural land destroyed after worst storm in 140 years hit Spain

At least six fatalities have now been confirmed from the harsh weather that has been affecting southeastern Spain since September 11, 2019. Authorities are describing it as the worst storm since 1879 when floodwaters killed over 1 000 in Murcia and Orihuela. The...

September 16, 2019

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Hurricane "Humberto" forecast to approach Bermuda on September 18

Humberto intensified into a Category 1 hurricane on September 16, while turning to the northeast. On the current forecast track, the center of Humberto is forecast to approach Bermuda late Wednesday or Wednesday night (EDT). Large swells are affecting much of the...

September 16, 2019

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Reports confirm damage from Ontario's 9th tornado of the year, Canada

Environment Canada has confirmed the damages from a tornado and storm combo that hit Ontario on September 11, 2019. The twister was the 9th to hit the province this year. The strong whirlwind was given an initial rating of EF-1 and had maximum winds of 140 km/h (87...

September 14, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Humberto" moving near the NW Bahamas, expected to become a hurricane in 2 to 3 days

A tropical depression near the Bahamas strengthened into Tropical Storm "Humberto" at 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2019. Humberto's latest forecast track takes its center north of the Bahamas and then well off the coast of USA. Intensification is...

September 14, 2019

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Tropical storm formation expected over the Bahamas later today or Saturday

A tropical disturbance, currently designated as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, is moving NW toward the NW Bahamas. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jupiter Inlet to...

September 13, 2019

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IDMC: 7 million people displaced due to natural disasters in the first half of 2019

Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) records show that over seven million people have been displaced from their residences due to natural disasters during the first six months of 2019. There were about 10.8 million new displacements worldwide in the first...

September 12, 2019

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Floods caused by Podul and Kajiki claim 21 lives in Cambodia and Laos

Tropical Storm "Podul" and Tropical Depression "Kajiki" left a wide region across several countries flooded more than a week after their passage. Flood-related fatalities have reached 7 in Cambodia and 14 in Laos on September 11, 2019. The floods...

September 12, 2019