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niger by roland

45 people and 33 000 livestock killed, 17 400 homes destroyed in Niger floods

At least 45 people have been killed in Niger since June 2018 when the region entered its rainy season. Nearly 209 000 have been affected. The numbers were made public by the United Nations on October 16, and are much higher than those of the government. The rains...

October 17, 2018

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Fire erupting from cracks in the ground, Andhra Pradesh, India

Panic is spreading among people in Marrikunta Thanda of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh after flames started erupting from newly formed earth cracks on October 13, 2018. Cracks in the ground were seen up to a depth of about 200 m (656 feet), a local news portal...

October 17, 2018

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Deadly floods hit Texas after extreme rainfall, state of emergency declared

Central Texas received extreme rainfall over the past couple of days leading to major floods that claimed a life of at least one person and forced authorities to declare a state of emergency for 18. Texas governor urged "all Texans to take their safety into...

October 17, 2018

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Deadly floods hit Yemen, widespread destruction after Luban makes landfall

At least 3 people have been killed and dozens were injured after Tropical Cyclone "Luban" made landfall between Mukalla and Al Ghaidahnear, Yemen's Al Mahrah province on October 14, 2018. This is the 5th named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean...

October 16, 2018

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Large landslide blocks a river in southwest China

A large landslide hit Bolo Township of Tibet's Qamdo, on the border between Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, on Thursday, October 11, 2018, blocking a section of Jinsha River. Water levels sharply rose and returned to normal late...

October 16, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Tara" crawling near SW Mexico, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible

Tropical Storm "Tara," the 20th named storm of the 2018 Pacific hurricane season is approaching southwestern Mexico, dropping heavy rain. Tara should pass very close to the coast or possibly move inland today or Wednesday, October 17. At 09:00 UTC on...

October 16, 2018

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Series of strong earthquakes near Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A series of strong earthquakes hit near the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia on October 16, 2018. The sequence started with M6.3, registered by the USGS at 00:28 UTC. The quake was followed by M6.4 at 01:03 UTC and 14 quakes over the next 6 hours with magnitudes...

October 16, 2018

tansey queensland tornado october 11 2018 by tomgjj

Destructive tornado, tennis-ball-sized hail hit Queensland, Australia

A severe thunderstorm hit parts of Queensland, Australia on October 11, 2018, producing a destructive tornado and dumping heavy rain and extremely damaging, up to tennis-ball-sized hail. The hardest hit was South Burnett where authorities are still determining...

October 15, 2018

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Newly discovered asteroid 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD / 0.00068 AU (101 726 km / 63 209 miles) on October 6, 2018. This is the 55th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year, 2nd this month and 15th since September 3. 2018 TV5...

October 15, 2018

casper mountain lookout wyoming by matt grant

Early season snowfall, way below average temperatures in United States

Cold Canadian air is plunging much of the United States below to much below normal temperatures, especially across the High Plains, NWS forecasters said October 15, 2018. Meanwhile, heavy rains continue across the South Plains as moist air rides over this cold...

October 15, 2018

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Luban makes landfall in Yemen, dropping heavy rain

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Luban" weakened into a tropical depression just before it made landfall in southeastern Yemen, between Mukalla and Al Ghaidahnear, near the border with Oman on October 14, 2018. This is the 5th named storm of the 2018 North...

October 15, 2018

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Red alert in Aude, massive flash floods leave at least 13 dead, schools closed, France

Meteo France issued Red alert for rain and flooding for the department of Aude in southwestern France early Monday, October 15, 2018. The region received exceptional amounts of rain in just several hours, causing major flash flooding in which at least 13 people lost...

October 15, 2018

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Severe flash floods and landslides leave at least 27 dead, dozens missing across Sumatra, Indonesia

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens are still missing after heavy rain caused severe flash flooding and landslides across the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The worst affected was North Sumatra with 18 reported casualties, West Sumatra with 8, and Riau...

October 14, 2018

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4 months' worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31

At least 27 people have been killed in Europe over the past couple of days after a series of intense storms swept over the region dumping extremely heavy rain. 12 people died in Spain's Mallorca, 1 in Italy, at least 15 in France and 3 in the UK. More than 230...

October 14, 2018

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Deadly landslide hits Marquetalia, central Colombia

At least 11 people have been killed and 4 injured after a landslide hit several homes in the central Colombian town of Marquetalia (population 15 000) during the early morning hours of October 11, 2018. The event took place at around 02:30 local time after heavy...

October 14, 2018

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Phoenix, AZ records wettest October ever, 4th wettest month, and the wettest water year to date

Heavy rain produced by remnants of Hurricane "Sergio" hit parts of Arizona on October 13, 2018, flooding low-lying roads and closing some local streets. The remnants of former Hurricane "Rosa" early in October 2018 combined with Hurricane...

October 14, 2018

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Cyclone "Titli" aftermath: trail of destruction, dozens dead and missing, farming sector worst affected

Severe Cyclonic Storm "Titli" slammed into the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and moved into Odisha late October 10 into October 11, 2018. The storm brought winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and flooding rainfall, wreaking havoc across Andra Pradesh, Odisha and...

October 14, 2018