Articles tagged "iraq weather"

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At least 5 killed, 61 injured as severe dust storm sweeps through Iraq

A severe dust storm swept through southern Iraq on April 29, 2019, claiming lives of at least 5 people. Southern provinces of Najaf and Karbala were the hardest hit. At least four civilians were killed and 61 others were injured, Health Ministry spokesman said. The...

May 02, 2019

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Drastically increased water levels in the Tigris River, Iraq

Impacts of heavy seasonal rains in late March and early April 2019 are now evident in several governorates of Iraq. The effects of rising water levels include temporary evacuation of affected persons, damaged infrastructure, and flooded agricultural areas, UN OCHA...

April 11, 2019

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Severe storms hit Iraq, two large tornadoes touch down in Mosul

Severe storms have been affecting multiple governorates of Iraq since March 23, 2019. On April 3, two large tornadoes reportedly formed west of Mosul after a storm swept through the region. The storms were recorded in multiple governorates, including Anbar, Basra,...

April 04, 2019

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Severe floods hit Iraq, leaving 3 000+ homes flooded and more than 12 people dead

Another round of heavy rain on November 22 and 23, 2018, caused severe flooding in parts of Iraq, leaving more than 12 people dead. The event follows weeks of unusually heavy and early rainfall and dozens of casualties. The worst affected governorates are Ninewa and...

November 25, 2018

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4 killed as intense storm devastates Duhok, Iraq

At least four people have been killed, one is still missing and about 30 were injured after a surprisingly strong storm caused devastating flash floods in the city of Duhok and surrounding region in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on May 5, 2018. A low atmospheric...

May 07, 2018