Articles tagged "significant events"

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Antarctic blast brings rare September snowfall, unusually cold temperatures to parts of Australia

A strong Antarctic blast swept through parts of South Australia and Victoria on Friday, September 25, 2020, bringing significant snowfall and the coldest September day since 1969 to the city of Ballarat. The snow was reported at elevations as low as 200 m (660 feet)...

September 26, 2020

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Nearly 400 pilot whales dead in Australia's worst mass stranding on record

Almost 400 whales have died in Tasmania in what is believed to be Australia's worst stranding on record. Earlier this week, hundreds of long-finned whales have been found beached on the island state's west coast. Officials said rescue operations will...

September 25, 2020

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Creek Fire becomes largest single blaze in California, spawning 2 rare fire tornadoes

The Creek Fire in California has become the state's largest single blaze record, scorching up to 117 935 ha (291 426 acres) of land as of Thursday, September 24, 2020, and is only 34 percent contained. The blazes spawned two rare tornadoes rated EF-1 and EF-2 a...

September 25, 2020

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At least 126 people killed in floods and landslides in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

At least 126 people have lost their lives to natural disasters, such as floods and landslides, triggered by monsoon rains this year in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal. The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) forecasts moderate to heavy rains throughout the country...

September 24, 2020

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Massive floods leave widespread destruction, displace 140 000 people in Afar, Ethiopia

More than 240 000 people have been affected and 144 000 displaced as widespread floods hit Afar, Ethiopia, the government stated in a press release on September 21, 2020. More than 80 localities have been hit in what authorities described as the worst flood the...

September 22, 2020

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At least 10 dead as Tropical Storm "Noul" wreaks havoc in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar

At least 10 people lost their lives, properties were damaged or destroyed, and hundreds of thousands were affected as Tropical Storm "Noul" ripped through parts of Southeast Asia -- from Vietnam, where it caused the most damage (amounting to 10 million...

September 22, 2020

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2 missing after worst rainfall in 120 years triggers flash flooding in southern France

At least 2 people are missing after torrential rains triggered flash flooding in several departments of southern France on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Valleraugue commune in Gard Department recorded up to 468 mm (18 inches) of rain in just a 6-hour period, which...

September 21, 2020

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Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A major eruption started at Ecuador's Sangay volcano at 09:20 UTC (04:20 LT) on September 20, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash rose to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level, moving W at 18 - 28 km/h (11 - 17 mph). Heavy ashfall was reported...

September 20, 2020

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Widespread destruction after Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) strikes Greece

Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) made landfall in Argostoli, Kefalonia, western Greece at 02:20 UTC on September 18, 2020, with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h (70 mph), gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), and heavy rain. Widespread destruction was reported. At least 3...

September 20, 2020

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Powerful storm Aila brings destructive winds and heavy rains to Finland, over 90 000 homes left without power

A powerful autumn storm named Aila swept through Finland's central and southwestern regions late Wednesday into Thursday, September 16 to 17, 2020, bringing winds of up to 125 km/h (77 mph), high waves up to 5.8 m (19 feet), and heavy rains up to 60 mm (2.3...

September 18, 2020

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Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India

At least 42 people lost their lives in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, after getting struck by lightning on September 15, 2020. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of further rains in most parts of the country over the next three days. Lightning strikes...

September 16, 2020

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Catastrophic flooding unfolding as Hurricane "Sally" makes landfall near the Alabama/Florida border, U.S.

Slow-moving Category 2 Hurricane "Sally" made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama at 10:00 UTC on September 16, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h (105 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 965 hPa. Sally is now the 8th named storm to make...

September 16, 2020

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Sally rapidly strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane, extremely dangerous storm surge expected, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Sally" has rapidly strengthened into a hurricane by 16:00 UTC on September 14, 2020, becoming the 7th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located about 220 km (135 miles) ESE of the Mouth of the...

September 14, 2020

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Eye of Hurricane "Paulette" moves directly over Bermuda

The northern eyewall of Category 1 Hurricane "Paulette" started moving over Bermuda at around 06:00 UTC on Monday, September 14, 2020. At the time, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (85 mph) and was moving NW at 20 km/h (13 mph). Its...

September 14, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Sally" strengthening, hurricane and storm surge warnings issued for portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Sally" formed at 18:00 UTC on September 12, 2020, as the earliest 18th named Atlantic storm, beating the previous record set by Stan on September 22, 2005. At the time it formed, Sally's center was located about 60 km (35 miles) SSE of...

September 13, 2020

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Hurricane "Paulette" intensifying on its way toward Bermuda

Tropical Storm "Paulette" formed at 15:00 UTC on September 7 as the earliest 16th named Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set by Philippe on September 17, 2005. The storm intensified into a hurricane at 03:00 UTC on September 13 -- the 6th of...

September 13, 2020

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Exceptional rainfall and record floods hit African Sahel

Exceptionally heavy rains and record floods across West, Central, and East Africa have affected millions of people in recent weeks, with more than 200 people dead and hundreds of thousands left homeless. Unprecedented rainfall has destroyed homes and crops, adding...

September 12, 2020

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Death toll jumps to 15 as record wildfires continue raging in California, Oregon, and Washington, U.S.

At least 15 people have been killed in record-breaking wildfires burning through the western U.S. as of Friday, September 11, 2020, with California, Oregon, and Washington bearing the brunt of the blazes. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC),...

September 11, 2020

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500 000 forced to evacuate as massive wildfires rage through Oregon, U.S.

The number of people forced to evacuate their homes in Oregon rose to an estimated 500 000 by Friday, September 11, 2020. This is more than 10% of the state's 4.2 million people and the number keeps growing. The fires have so far consumed a record 364 000 ha...

September 11, 2020

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Record-early winter storm brings much below-average temperatures and record snow from Montana to New Mexico, U.S.

One of the earliest snowstorms on record swept through parts of the United States, from Montana to New Mexico on September 8 and 9, 2020, bringing record-early snow and record-cold temperatures to much of the region. The weather system hit the region after...

September 10, 2020

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Widespread floods affect 2.5 million people, over 1 million acres of crops in Sindh, Pakistan

Record rainfall and resulting floods in Pakistan's Sindh Province have affected nearly 2.5 million people and over 405 000 ha (1 million acres) of crops since the start of the rainy season. In total, 15 000 villages were inundated, more than 77 000 homes...

September 09, 2020

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'Unprecedented' wildfires force evacuations and emergency responses throughout Oregon

Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a wildfire emergency on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, after raging wildfires forced evacuations and burned through at least two towns. State officials said they've never seen conditions so conducive to destructive fires. This is...

September 09, 2020

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2 million acres burned by wildfires in California, surpassing all-time record set in 2018

This season's wildfires in California, U.S. have burned more than 809 000 ha (2 million acres) of land by September 7, 2020, surpassing the all-time record of 793 180 ha (1.96 million acres) set in 2018. Cal Fire began tracking the numbers in 1987. "We...

September 08, 2020

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River Nile in Sudan at highest levels since records began

A 3-month state of emergency has been declared in Sudan amid severe flooding described by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as "catastrophic and painful." More than 100 people have died, over 100 000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, and about half a...

September 08, 2020

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Senegal under state of emergency after 'exceptionally' heavy rain triggers major flooding

A state of emergency has been activated in Senegal, West Africa, amid ongoing major floods across wide swaths of the country caused by heavy rains since September 5, 2020. Officials said parts of the country saw an exceptional amount of 124 to 200 mm (4.8 to 7.8...

September 08, 2020

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Significantly colder temperatures are setting the stage for the first heavy snow of the 2020 - 2021 winter season, U.S.

Significantly colder temperatures are setting the stage for the first heavy snow of the 2020-2021 "winter" season, NWS Weather Prediction Center reported early September 8, 2020. These conditions are caused by a powerful cold front plunging into the...

September 08, 2020

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Typhoon "Haishen" hits Japan with record gusts, makes landfall in Ulsan, South Korea

Typhoon "Haishen" lashed Japan on September 5 and 6, 2020, before making landfall in Ulsan, South Korea at around 00:00 UTC on Monday, September 7 as a Category 2 hurricane equivalent. At least 3 people have been killed, 1 in Japan and 2 in South Korea....

September 07, 2020

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Dozens killed in Nepal's biggest natural disaster of the year

At least 14 people have been killed and 41 others are missing after severe flash floods and a massive landslide hit northwest Nepal's Baglung district this week. Rescuers noted that the death toll may increase as they search through remains of dozens of houses...

September 04, 2020

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Haishen becomes season's first Super Typhoon, landfall expected in South Korea

Typhoon "Haishen" underwent a rapid intensification phase on September 3, 2020, and became the first super typhoon of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. The system is forecast to pass over the Ryukyu Islands, west of Kyushu, make landfall near Busan, South...

September 04, 2020

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At least 190 dead, 4 000 houses damaged or destroyed as devastating floods hit Parwan, Afghanistan

The death toll from a week of severe flooding in Parwan, Afghanistan, has reached at least 190 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Scores of people were injured, about 4 000 houses were damaged or destroyed, and many others are still missing, leaving the victims'...

September 02, 2020

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Severe flood death toll at 251, more than 5 million affected and wide swaths of crops lost, Bangladesh

A total of 251 people have lost their lives while more than five million people have been affected due to severe floods across Bangladesh, officials confirmed in a media statement on Friday, August 28, 2020. The loss of crops has also been put at 13.2 billion takas...

September 01, 2020

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Record flooding leaves 93 fatalities, 80 000 homes damaged and 380 000 people affected in Sudan

At least 93 people have died while more than 380 000 have been affected by worsening floods in Sudan since the beginning of the rainy season, the interior ministry reported Tuesday, September 1, 2020. More than 5 000 cattle have also perished and about 80 000...

September 01, 2020

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Maysak becomes strongest typhoon of the year, heads toward South Korea after lashing Okinawa

Typhoon "Maysak" became the strongest typhoon of the year on August 31, 2020, with its eye passing very close to Kume Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The storm is moving towards the Korean Peninsula, with landfall expected near Busan, South Korea on...

September 01, 2020

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14 million acres of crops affected by powerful derecho in Iowa, U.S.

Up to 5.6 million ha (14 million acres) of crops in Iowa have been battered a powerful derecho that struck parts of the Midwest on August 10, 2020. Northern Illinois University meteorology professor Victor Gensini considers it as one of the worst weather events of...

August 31, 2020

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Severe storms with giant hail and tornadoes hit northern Italy, leaving at least 4 people dead

Powerful storms brought lightning, giant hail, and tornadoes to northern Italy over the weekend, causing significant material damage and leaving at least 4 people dead. Severe weather continued into Monday, August 31, but the threat is now shifting into southeastern...

August 31, 2020

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Hurricane "Laura" aftermath: at least 54 people dead, widespread destruction across the Caribbean and US Gulf Coast

Hurricane "Laura" entered history books as a deadly, very powerful, and damaging hurricane that tied the Last Island Hurricane of 1856 as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in Louisiana, U.S. Laura is the 12th named storm, 4th...

August 30, 2020

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3 dead, hundreds of thousands affected as destructive storms hit Victoria, Australia

Destructive storms packing winds of up to 158 km/h (98 mph) wreaked havoc in Victoria, Australia, on Thursday, August 27, 2020, leaving at least three people dead. Power was disrupted to 95 000 households, while 250 000 homes were affected by possible water...

August 28, 2020

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Violent flooding leaves at least 110 fatalities, 2 000 houses destroyed in Parwan, Afghanistan

At least 110 people died and around 2 000 houses were destroyed after violent flash flooding swept through Parwan, Afghanistan, on August 26, 2020, with authorities noting that the death toll may continue to rise. The disaster management added that dozens were...

August 27, 2020

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Category 4 Hurricane "Laura" ties for strongest Louisiana landfalling hurricane on record

Category 4 Hurricane "Laura" made landfall near Cameron in southwestern Louisiana at 06:00 UTC (01:00 CDT) on August 27, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 241 km/h (150 mph) and minimum central pressure of 938 hPa. Catastrophic storm surge, extreme...

August 27, 2020

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Storm Francis brings flood, damaging rainfall and record-breaking winds to UK and Ireland

Storm Francis hit parts of the UK and Ireland on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, bringing heavy rains and flooding that damaged hundreds of properties, prompted dozens of rescues, and left two people missing. The Met Office confirmed that the storm also brought...

August 26, 2020