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storm aila finland sept 17 2020

Powerful storm Aila brings destructive winds and heavy rains to Finland, over 90 000 homes left without power

A powerful autumn storm named Aila swept through Finland's central and southwestern regions late Wednesday into Thursday, September 16 to 17, 2020, bringing winds of up to 125 km/h (77 mph), high waves up to 5.8 m (19 feet), and heavy rains up to 60 mm (2.3...

September 18, 2020

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Deadly flash floods sweep through Kampala, Uganda

At least two people died after flash floods swept through the city of Kampala, Uganda, this week. Heavy rains began around September 8, leading to inundations that disrupted traffic and trapped a number of people in a collapsed building. The police recovered two...

September 17, 2020

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Deadly flooding, landslides and destructive tornado strike parts of Vietnam

At least two people died after severe weather-- including heavy rains, strong winds, lightning strikes, and a destructive tornado-- hit parts of Vietnam over the past few days, from September 11 to 14, 2020. Wide swaths of crops were inundated and hundreds of houses...

September 17, 2020

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Dangerous Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) forecast to strike western Greece

The first medicane of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season -- named Cassilda by the unofficial Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC), and Ianos by the National Observatory of Athens -- formed in the Ionian Sea on September 16. The storm is moving toward Greece and...

September 17, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Noul" strengthening ahead of landfall in central Vietnam, 548 000 people evacuating

Tropical Storm "Noul" formed in the Philippine Sea on September 15, 2020, as the 11th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. Noul is strengthening on its way toward landfall in central Vietnam on Friday, September 18. More than 500 000 people...

September 16, 2020

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Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India

At least 42 people lost their lives in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, after getting struck by lightning on September 15, 2020. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of further rains in most parts of the country over the next three days. Lightning strikes...

September 16, 2020

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Catastrophic flooding unfolding as Hurricane "Sally" makes landfall near the Alabama/Florida border, U.S.

Slow-moving Category 2 Hurricane "Sally" made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama at 10:00 UTC on September 16, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h (105 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 965 hPa. Sally is now the 8th named storm to make...

September 16, 2020

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Deadly flooding hits Praia after 3 months' worth of rain in just one day, Cabo Verde

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in Praia, Cabo Verde, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, resulting in property damage in several districts and one casualty. The city recorded 80 mm (3 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period, which is nearly three times its average...

September 15, 2020

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Massive sandstorm engulfs Ankara, leaving 6 injured, Turkey

A massive sandstorm hit Ankara, Turkey, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, leaving at least six people injured. Meteorological authorities said the phenomenon likely occurred due to the lack of rain in the area. Footage captured the huge cloud of dust as it slowly...

September 15, 2020

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At least 6 dead after days of heavy rains trigger flooding in Tunisia

At least six people lost their lives in deadly flooding after heavy rains fell for six days across Tunisia. Numerous regions in the country were hit by severe weather, from north to the east. Heavy rains began around September 5, drenching Kairouan with 88.9 mm (3.5...

September 15, 2020

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Severe Medistorm Cassilda forms near the coast of Libya

Severe Medistorm Cassilda formed near Libya, Mediterranean Sea on September 15, 2020. This is the first severe medistorm of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season which began on July 1. The storm was named by the Mediterranean Cyclone Center, an unofficial...

September 15, 2020

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More than 30 people dead or missing after floods and landslides hit Nepal

More than 30 people are dead or missing after floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpour hit Sindhupalchok District in Nepal from September 12 to 13, 2020, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA). Around 17...

September 14, 2020

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Sally rapidly strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane, extremely dangerous storm surge expected, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Sally" has rapidly strengthened into a hurricane by 16:00 UTC on September 14, 2020, becoming the 7th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located about 220 km (135 miles) ESE of the Mouth of the...

September 14, 2020

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Eye of Hurricane "Paulette" moves directly over Bermuda

The northern eyewall of Category 1 Hurricane "Paulette" started moving over Bermuda at around 06:00 UTC on Monday, September 14, 2020. At the time, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (85 mph) and was moving NW at 20 km/h (13 mph). Its...

September 14, 2020

north korea flood sept 12 2020

North Korea calls for prompt recovery after Typhoon "Maysak" leaves a trail of destruction

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called for prompt efforts to rebuild thousands of houses and structures destroyed during Typhoon "Maysak," which struck the nation's eastern region last week. Almost 60 bridges were washed away, more than 2 000 houses...

September 13, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Sally" strengthening, hurricane and storm surge warnings issued for portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Sally" formed at 18:00 UTC on September 12, 2020, as the earliest 18th named Atlantic storm, beating the previous record set by Stan on September 22, 2005. At the time it formed, Sally's center was located about 60 km (35 miles) SSE of...

September 13, 2020

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Hurricane "Paulette" intensifying on its way toward Bermuda

Tropical Storm "Paulette" formed at 15:00 UTC on September 7 as the earliest 16th named Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set by Philippe on September 17, 2005. The storm intensified into a hurricane at 03:00 UTC on September 13 -- the 6th of...

September 13, 2020