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Landslides strand over 8 000 vehicles, up to 1 m (3 feet) of fresh snow in Jammu and Kashmir

More than 8 000 vehicles were stranded in Kashmir as the Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed again on Sunday, December 22, 2019, following landslides that blocked the road. Meanwhile, Kashmir valley and higher reaches of the Jammu region including Chenab valley...

December 22, 2019

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After drought and severe flooding, Somalia sees worst locust outbreak in 25 years

Desert locusts have been destroying massive swaths of crops and grazing lands in Somalia in its worst invasion in 25 years, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, adding that the infestation is likely to spread further. The nation...

December 22, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Phanfone" (Ursula) to hit the Philippines on Christmas

Tropical Depression "Phanfone" outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical storm on Sunday morning, December 22, 2019. This is the 29th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. According to weather bureau...

December 22, 2019

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Tornado tears through Surrey, damaging at least 26 homes and 13 cars, UK

A tornado battered the town of Chertsey in Surrey County, South East England, on Saturday, December 21, 2019, damaging homes and properties. More than 90 flood warnings remain in place across southern England where areas have already been soaked by showers, the...

December 22, 2019

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'Worst floods in 23 years' displace around 37 000 in Narathiwat, southern Thailand

Severe flooding displaced some 37 000 residents in the province of Narathiwat, southern Thailand, authorities reported Saturday, December 21, 2019. Two days of torrential rains have inundated five districts in the province -- Sukhirin, Waeng, Sungai Kolok, Chanae,...

December 22, 2019

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Seattle records wettest December 20 since 1900 as atmospheric river brings floods and landslides, U.S.

Seattle residents woke up to their wettest December 20 in over 100 years on Friday, December 20, 2019, as an atmospheric river soaked the city with heavy rain, leading to floods, landslides, and traffic disruptions. Over 78 mm (3 inches) of rain was recorded,...

December 21, 2019

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Storm Elsa hits southern Europe, leaving widespread destruction and at least 8 people dead

Storm Elsa is affecting parts of southern Europe, including Spain, Portugal and France, since December 18, 2019, with very heavy rain and strong winds, damaging buildings, cutting power supply and shutting down roads. A second storm, named Fabian, is expected to...

December 21, 2019

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Dire situation after months of devastating floods in Republic of Congo, government urges international community to help

Widespread floods are affecting the Republic of Congo since October 2019, wreaking havoc and forcing thousands to sleep outside. On Tuesday, December 17, the government made an urgent appeal to the international community to help provide an efficient response to the...

December 21, 2019

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Hundreds of villages submerged, Riau declares state of emergency as severe weather leaves at least 6 dead and over 62 000 affected, Indonesia

The Riau administration in Indonesia has declared a state of emergency on Friday, December 20, 2019, after floods and landslides affected more than 62 000 residents and claimed at least 6 lives. Floods have reportedly submerged hundreds of villages in six of the...

December 20, 2019

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Series of storm systems bring heavy rain, flooding, mountain snow, and rough surf from northern California to the Pacific Northwest into the weekend

A plume of moist air is forecast to continue dousing the northwestern region of the United States with heavy rain, flooding, mountain snow, and rough surf from northern California to the Pacific Northwest into the weekend. Hazardous travel conditions are likely, NWS...

December 20, 2019

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Massive floods hit Cantabria, residents describe it as worst in history, Spain

Destructive flooding swept the town of Reinosa in Cantabria, Spain, on Thursday, December 19, 2019. The flood came after the Hijar river, which passes through Reinosa and its tributary Izarilla, rose significantly and burst their banks. Residents describe the event...

December 20, 2019

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Landslide triggered by heavy downpour kills 6 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

A landslide caused by heavy downpour claimed the lives of six construction workers in the capital city Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. According to the Emergency Ministry, the incident took place on a section of the Tashkent metro's...

December 19, 2019

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Severe blizzard dumps up to 9 m (30 feet) of snow on parts of northern Iceland

Parts of Iceland were left blanketed in an unprecedented amount of snow reaching up to 9 m (30 feet) a week after heavy snowfall and hurricane-force gales struck the country on December 10, 2019. Several regions in the rural areas especially in the north experienced...

December 19, 2019

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Widespread flooding after very heavy rain hits southern Iran

Floods have spread through Iran's southern provinces of Hormozgan, Khuzestan, and Bushehr, on December 19, 2019. The flooding began around December 16 after a period of very heavy rain, when at least one person went missing and four others were rescued after a...

December 19, 2019

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Severe storms claim 16 lives across the South and Midwest, snow squalls barrel through the Northeast, U.S.

Severe storms affecting the United States over the past couple of days claimed at least 16 lives as of Wednesday, December 18, 2019. 12 fatalities in the Midwest are blamed on dangerous road conditions, while at least 4 died in tornado outbreak in the Deep South....

December 19, 2019

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Flash floods batter Devon and Cornwall, southwest England

Heavy rain and gale-force winds battered the Devon and Cornwall counties in southwestern England on December 18, 2019, knocking down trees and sparking floods that led to road closures. Several vehicles have become stranded on the A303 in Newcott, Devon. The...

December 19, 2019

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Winter storm knocks out electricity to over 47 000 in southern and central Finland

Gusty winds and heavy snow slammed Finland on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, knocking out power to more than 47 000 customers across the south-central and eastern parts and a few in Kittila by 16:00 UTC (18:00 LT), according to The Finnish Energy industry group. The...

December 18, 2019