Articles tagged "floods"

canada british columbia flood may 2018

Historic flooding hits British Columbia after record snowpack starts melting, Canada

Record snowpack, temperatures as high as 30 °C (86 °F) and 2 days of intense rain have caused historic floods in parts of British Columbia over the past couple of days. In Grand Forks, the flood is worst since 1948. Things are not over yet, officials said,...

May 14, 2018

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Parts of Finnish Lapland brace for worst spring floods in 20 years

The Finnish Lapland is likely to see extensive spring flooding in the coming days, as warm temperatures and intermittent rains set spring thaws in motion. The Finnish Environment Institute's leading hydrologist Bertel Vehviläinen says that the current data...

May 13, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm, massive flooding hits Germany

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large amounts of hail and heavy rain hit parts of Germany on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Floods damaged homes and roads, leaving parts of the region under 1 m (40 inches) of water. A 'once in a century' hailstorm reportedly...

May 11, 2018

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Extreme weather: 4 months worth of rain in 2 days hit Sardinia, Italy

Record-breaking rains that hit the Italian island of Sardinia over the past two days caused severe flooding and landslides. More than 100 people were forced to evacuate from their homes, schools have been closed and firefighters were called to over 100...

May 03, 2018

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Catastrophic floods hit Somalia, some of the worst the region has ever seen

Long-term rainfall has caused catastrophic flood situation across Somalia, described as some of the worst the region has ever seen. Flash and river floods have now affected 630 000 people and displaced almost 214 800. This region was ravaged by drought and...

May 03, 2018

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At least six people dead as flash floods hit Algeria

Six people including two children were killed in 48 hours as flash floods swept away their cars in heavy rainfall over northwest Algeria, rescue services announced on April 26, 2018. Civil defense spokesperson Colonel Farouk Achour told the children and a man died...

April 28, 2018

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Flash flood kills 10 teenagers in desert as unseasonable storm hits Israel

Following days of heavy rain and strong winds that killed 2 people in Israel and Palestine on April 25, flash floods claimed lives of 10 more people on April 26, 2018. The Israeli police said an unseasonal storm hit Israel's southern desert on April 26 producing...

April 26, 2018

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Severe weather, flash floods hit Israel and Palestine

Severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds, has been affecting Israel and Palestine over the past few days, causing casualties and damages. Two people have been killed by flash floods, one in Mamshit Stream, Negev desert (Southern District/Israel) and one...

April 26, 2018

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20 killed, 33 000 displaced as floods continue affecting Kenya

More than 20 people were killed and 33 000 displaced from their homes over the past 10 days as floods continue affecting Kenya. According to FloodList, this is the third wave of flooding in the country since March this year. At least 15 people died and hundreds...

April 18, 2018

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Massive flood hits Martinique after 250 mm (9.8 in) of rain in 6 hours

Thousands of people were trapped in buildings and vehicles after extreme rainfall event accompanied by lightning and hail hit the Caribbean island of Martinique on April 16 and 17, 2018. According to Meteo France, Saint-Joseph recorded 175 mm (6.88 inches) of rain...

April 18, 2018

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14 killed after severe floods hit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Heavy rains that hit Tanzania over the past couple of days caused buildings to collapse and widespread flooding in Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast. A statement released by Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA)...

April 18, 2018

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Heavy rain and floods killed 41 people, destroyed 3 000 homes in Rwanda

Heavy rains that flooded Rwanda since the beginning of March killed at least 41 people and injured more than 160, Rwanda's Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs said April 16, 2018. The agency added that floods unleashed by heavy rains also killed...

April 17, 2018

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Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours

An upper level low west of Kauai and ample deep moisture have worked together to produce record-shattering rains in parts of Hawaii over the weekend. At least two homes were swept away by raging floodwaters and dozens more damaged. The hardest-hit area is between...

April 16, 2018

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Deadly floods, landslides hit West Java, Indonesia

At least 1 person was killed and 1 781 people affected by floods and landslides on April 7, 2018, in Bogor, Indonesia's West Java Province. Heavy rainfall caused landslides and caused the Cisarua river to overflow in Sukamakmur district. At least three...

April 10, 2018

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Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu

A flash flood struck a village on the island of Ambae, Vanuatu, destroying about 30 houses and affecting more than 100 people on March 31, 2018. Almost all the houses in the village were destroyed, leaving behind remains of a few concrete buildings. The Vanuatu...

April 03, 2018

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Two missing, dozens rescued after flash floods hit California

Two people are missing in California's Mariposa County after heavy rain caused dangerous flash floods rushing through the region. Police said the two persons, one male and one female, went missing in two separate incidents after a three-day storm dumped heavy...

March 26, 2018

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Floods, havoc as month's worth of rain falls in one day, Gauteng Province, South Africa

A severe storm hit Gauteng Province, South Africa on March 22, 2018, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, downing trees and causing traffic problems. Parts of the region recorded more than a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours. The worst hit were surrounding...

March 25, 2018

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States of emergency as rivers reach record levels, Croatia

Croatia is still battling major river levels after warm weather followed by heavy rains caused rapid melt of record-breaking snow that fell during Arctic cold outbreak at the end of February. States of emergency were declared over the weekend in several areas,...

March 19, 2018

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Widespread damage after major flooding in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Heavy rains and overflowing rivers in Puerto Plata province of Dominican Republic, caused major flooding on March 17, 2018. Hundreds of homes were affected, and significant loss of property is reported in some parts of the region. Heavy rain started affecting the...

March 19, 2018

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Fatal tornado hits Kentucky as severe weather, widespread flooding continues across U.S.

At least three people have died and several went missing on Saturday and Sunday, February 25, 2018 as multi-day severe weather event continues across southern and central United States. This brings the total death toll since Tuesday, February 20 to six. If...

February 25, 2018

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Multi-day heavy rainfall and flooding event continues in the central and southern U.S.

At least three people have died in widespread floods across central and southern United States over the past couple of days. Friday, February 23 will be another day with heavy rain which will further increase the risk of flash flooding and long-term flooding in the...

February 23, 2018

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Widespread flooding hits US South and Midwest, excessive rain continues

Several days of heavy rainfall and snowmelt caused widespread flooding from parts of US South to Midwest, leading to numerous water rescues and leaving at least one person dead. Excessive rain and areal flooding will continue over the next couple of days, NWS warns....

February 21, 2018

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Indonesia after extreme rainfall

Floods and landslides left several people dead or missing and more than 6 500 people living in parts of South and East Jakarta displaced due to floods as authorities were forced to release water from a major reservoir in the city of Bogor on Monday, February 5,...

February 06, 2018

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Massive floods hit Argentina as Pilcomayo River reaches record highs

More than 60 000 people have been affected by floods and landslides in northern Argentina over the past couple of days. At least 10 000 people in Santa Victoria Este, Salta Province were evacuated and one person was killed as levels of Pilcomayo River reached record...

February 04, 2018

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2 dead near Auckland after flash floods hit North Island, New Zealand

A small but intense low pressure area affected New Zealand's North Island on Saturday, February 3, 2018, dropping heavy rain and causing flash floods that resulted in deaths of two people. Bodies of two people have been found in a swollen stream in Waitakere,...

February 03, 2018

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More than 15 000 affected as floods and landslides hit Guatemala

Heavy rain is affecting Guatemala since January 26, causing floods, landslides and damage. At least 15 200 people are affected and 258 evacuated. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. According to CONRED, as of January 31, 258 people were evacuated in Alta...

January 31, 2018

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Tropical low devastates Western Australia's north, drops massive rain

Ex-tropical cyclones Hilda and Joyce both hit Kimberly coast, Western Australia's sparsely populated northern region in the past 35 days but an unnamed tropical low that hit the region this week exceeded both named storms in terms of rain and wind. It brought...

January 31, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm, record rain hit Darwin, Northern Territory

A severe thunderstorm swept through Darwin on January 28, 2018, causing flash floods and downing trees and power lines. Darwin is the capital city (population of 145 916) of the sparsely populated Northern Territory of Australia. This region is famous for its summer...

January 29, 2018

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State of emergency in Paraguay's capital Asunción after floods leave 20 000 homeless

A state of emergency was declared in Paraguay's capital Asunción on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, after Paraguay River burst its banks, leaving at least 20 000 people homeless. The river levels grew 2 cm (0.8 inches) on Wednesday and reached 5.72 m (18.7...

January 25, 2018

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Floods in Mozambique leave 11 dead, up to 15 000 homes destroyed

Heavy rain affecting Mozambique since January 7, 2018 left a trail of destruction, at least 11 people dead and more than 75 000 affected. Up to 15 000 homes have been destroyed in the worst-hit province of Nampula. The first reports of trouble started coming in on...

January 25, 2018

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Floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 3 missing in Philippines

A tail-end of a cold front produced heavy rain over Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, Philippines over the weekend, killing 4 people and leaving 3 missing. Three people in their 60s were killed in Lanao del Norte when flooding struck the towns of Pantar and...

January 15, 2018

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Major ice jam flooding, snow and ice as Arctic front moves toward eastern US

A sharp arctic frontal boundary continues moving eastward towards the eastern U.S. into this weekend impacting travel. Significant freezing rain, accumulating snow, and gusty winds producing wind chills can be expected. Ice jams have been reported from Ohio to...

January 12, 2018

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At least 37 dead after floods hit Kinshasa, DR Congo

According to Congolese authorities, at least 37 people died overnight Thursday, January 4, 2018, after heavy rain caused floods and landslides that swept through shanty homes in capital Kinshasa. Many of the dead lived in Ngaliema, a poor hillside community that was...

January 04, 2018

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Floods and landslides as record rain hits Hawaii

Several days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding on Maui and the Big Island, Hawaii this week. Heavy rains started Tuesday night but the worst hit Wednesday, December 20. According to NWS, Kahului Airport recorded nearly 67 mm (2.65 inches) of rainfall in 1...

December 22, 2017

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Rivers overflow in Malawi, flooding hundreds of homes and killing 6

Six people have been confirmed dead in central Malawi on Sunday, December 17, 2017, after heavy rains that started on Friday caused severe floods. More than 200 homes were affected and over 1 000 people left homeless. Heavy rains also hit the country's north...

December 18, 2017

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Heavy rain, severe flooding hits Oman

Heavy rain has been affecting northeastern Oman since December 16, 2017, causing severe floods and bringing traffic to a standstill. According to local media reports, as of December 18, three people were reported dead in Saham and Fariq towns and 120 more have been...

December 18, 2017

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Major flooding after rivers overflow in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Several days of heavy rain caused several major rivers, including Enza and Parma, to burst its banks on December 12, 2017, producing widespread flooding in Emilia-Romagna region of northeastern Italy. A critical situation is underway in Emilia-Romagna today, after...

December 12, 2017

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Major flooding after record-breaking rains hit Victoria and NSW, Australia

After record-breaking rain at some locations on Friday, December 1, 2017, major floods are developing across northeast Victoria and southeast New South Wales, Australia. "At 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, December 2, we've got major flood warnings...

December 02, 2017

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Major flooding hits Albania, paralyzing ports and suspending air traffic

A severe storm hit Albania on Thursday, November 30, 2017, and continued affecting the country on December 1, causing severe flooding in central areas of the country. Citizens are urged to follow official advice and avoid unnecessary travel as the situation is...

December 01, 2017

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400 000 affected, 5 killed in southern Thailand floods

Annual monsoon rains are causing heavy floods in parts of southern Thailand since November 25. Nearly 400 000 people are affected and at least 5 killed, authorities said. A number of provinces have declared disaster zones in various districts. The worst affected is...

December 01, 2017