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karnataka flood may 29 2018

Record-breaking rains flood parts of Karnataka, 2018 Monsoon arrives with a bang

Record-breaking rains have hit parts of the Indian state of Karnataka over the past 24 hours, with up to 366.5 mm (14.4 inches) of rain within 24 hours. The Southwest Monsoon has now covered entire Kerala, most parts of Coastal Karnataka, some parts of South...

May 30, 2018

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Evacuations after landslide compromises integrity of Lake Tahoma dam, North Carolina

Thousands of people were evacuated early Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a landslide caused by heavy rains raised fears about the integrity of Lake Tahoma dam in North Carolina. At 06:26 EDT (10:26 UTC), the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for...

May 30, 2018

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2 journalists killed covering Subtropical Storm "Alberto" in North Carolina

A news anchor and a photojournalist working for WYFF were killed by a downed tree while covering Subtropical Storm "Alberto" in North Carolina on Monday, May 28, 2018. Two television journalists working for NBC affiliate WYFF of Greenville, South Carolina...

May 29, 2018

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Lightning and hailstorms claim 45 lives across India, death toll rises to at least 250

Severe storms that hit several Indian states on Monday and Tuesday, May 28 and 29, 2018, claimed at least 45 lives, officials said. The storms are just the latest in a series of unusually strong storms in India this year. The death toll since the start of the month...

May 29, 2018

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Powerful dust storm hits Iran, causing near zero visibility and injuring 99 people

A powerful dust storm swept over eastern Iran on Monday, May 28, 2018, causing near zero visibility and injuring at least 99 people. The storm, caused by a strong upper-level storm system with winds gusts up to 112 km/h (70 mph), lasted around 12 hours. It affected...

May 29, 2018

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Violent thunderstorms produce more than 400 000 lightning strikes in 48 hours, Europe

Severe thunderstorms swept through most of Europe on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing more than 400 000 lightning strikes. One person was killed in Britain and another seriously injured in Germany. A violent electrical storm swept over the UK late...

May 28, 2018

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Unprecedented hailstorm hits French winemakers, causing widespread destruction

A 'hailstorm of unprecedented violence' hit winemakers in famed Bordeaux and Cognac areas of western France on May 26, 2018. Although the material damage is huge, there are no reports of casualties or injuries. The storm hit the region around 12:00 local...

May 28, 2018

toxic salt storm hits uzbekistan turkmenistan may 27 2018

Toxic salt storm engulfs parts of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

A toxic salt storm from the Aral Sea hit western parts of Uzbekistan and northern Turkmenistan on Sunday, May 27, 2018, following a warm weather and rain. The dust covered the whole city of Nukus, forcing residents to use masks as the storm made it difficult to...

May 28, 2018

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Florida braces for Subtropical Storm "Alberto" landfall, widespread heavy rainfall and inland flooding expected

Pre-season Subtropical Storm "Alberto," the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, is slowly moving toward the U.S. Gulf Coast and is expected to slam into the Florida Panhandle as a strong subtropical storm by the end of Monday, May 28,...

May 28, 2018

ellicott city flood may 27 2018

Another catastrophic flash flood hits Ellicott City, Maryland, two month's worth of rain in less than 2 hours

Nearly two years after what was called a '1-in-a-1000-year' event ravaged Ellicott City, Maryland, the city experienced yet another major flash flood on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The storms dumped more than two month's worth of rain in less than 2 hours,...

May 28, 2018

cheyenne wy tornado may 28 2018

Massive damaging tornado touches down near Cheyenne, Wyoming

An intense and damaging tornado touched down 32 km (20 miles) northwest of Cheyenne, Wyoming on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The full extent of the damage is unknown at this time, but video footage shows debris and cows flying through the air. According to Reed Timmer,...

May 28, 2018

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Violent electrical storm hits UK, producing more than 60 000 lightning strikes in a day

A violent electrical storm swept over the UK on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing up to 60 000 lightning strikes in 24 hours. Meteorologists said temperatures on Saturday reached 27 °C (80.6 °F) before violent thunderstorm struck around...

May 28, 2018

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Florida declares state of emergency, Subtropical Storm "Alberto" dropping heavy rain

Florida has declared a state of emergency for all its 67 counties as the state continues to monitor and prepare for Subtropical Storm "Alberto." The cyclone has since formed a new eye and is now located over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. Bands of heavy...

May 26, 2018

tropical cyclone mekunu floods oman may 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Mekunu" slams into Oman as strongest in recorded history, dumps nearly 3 years' worth of rain in one day

Tropical Cyclone "Mekunu" slammed into Oman around 20:00 UTC on Friday, May 25, 2018 as the first Category 3 hurricane equivalent to hit the region in recorded history. The storm dumped nearly three years' worth of rain in landfall area and left at...

May 26, 2018

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Subtropical Storm "Alberto" forms in Gulf of Mexico, heavy rain and floods expected across Yucatan, Cuba, Florida and Gulf Coast

Subtropical Storm "Alberto" formed in the Gulf of Mexico on May 25, 2018 as the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Alberto is expected to slowly move toward the Gulf Coast producing widespread heavy rain. This storm can produce major...

May 25, 2018

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First big cold front of the season hits Perth, Western Australia

The first big cold front of the year hit Perth, capital of Western Australia, with powerful winds and heavy rain, leaving nearly 10 000 homes without power and causing floods The front crossed the coastal regions late Thursday, May 24, 2018, with wind gust up to 113...

May 25, 2018

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Subtropical or tropical cyclone likely to form by late Saturday over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a broad surface low currently drifting slowly northward over the eastern Yucatan Peninsula and becoming better defined. Formation chance over the next 48 hours is 70% and 90% over the next 5 days. This system is expected...

May 24, 2018