Articles tagged "significant events"

brazil manaus flood may 16 2021

Severe flooding hits Brazil as Amazon rivers rise to near-record levels

Heavy rains in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have triggered the rise of rivers to near-record levels, flooding towns and threatening Manaus City. According to authorities, the water level at the Rio Negro is the third-highest in history and may surpass the record...

May 18, 2021

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California - Oregon border faces 'catastrophic' water crisis, irrigation water to farmers shut off

The water crisis along the California - Oregon border has reached catastrophic levels, on course to becoming the worst in generations amid historic drought in the area. Federal regulators have shut off irrigation water to farmers, severely impacting the agricultural...

May 18, 2021

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More than 100 000 affected as severe storms hit Yueyang, China's Hunan Province

More than 100 000 people have been affected after a series of severe storms started hitting the city of Yueyang in central China's Hunan Province on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Yueyang is 170 km (105 miles) SW of the city of Wuhan where two extreme weather events in...

May 18, 2021

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" makes landfall over the coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat, India

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" has started to make landfall over the coast of Saurashtra, between Diu and Una, Gujarat, India at around 15:00 UTC on May 17, 2021. This is the first named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season and...

May 17, 2021

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Major damage after worst flooding in 11 years hits Cuenca, Ecuador

Severe floods swept through Cuenca, capital of Azuay Province in Ecuador on Saturday, May 15, 2021, resulting in major damage that affected around 500 people. According to authorities, it was the worst flood the area has seen since 2010. Nearly 70 homes were damaged...

May 17, 2021

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" expected to make landfall over Gujarat coast, India

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" is forecast to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva after 18:00 UTC on Monday, May 17, 2021. Tauktae formed on May 14 as the first named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Heavy...

May 16, 2021

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Destructive tornado rips through Wuhan, killing 8 people and injuring 280, China

A destructive tornado ripped through the city of Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei Province, at around 20:39 LT on Friday, May 14, 2021, killing at least 8 people and leaving 280 injured. This is the second extreme weather event to hit the city in just 4 days....

May 15, 2021

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Depression over Lakshadweep area to intensify into a cyclone, move toward Gujarat coast and Pakistan

A Pre-Cyclone watch has been issued for the coasts of south Gujarat and Diu after a well-marked LPA concentrated into a Depression over the Lakshadweep area. Heavy rainfall was already reported over areas of Kerala, with the IMD advising fishermen not to sail in the...

May 14, 2021

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High-level eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 12.9 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at Sinabung volcano on May 13, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 19:35 UTC. According to the Darwin VAAC, the volcanic ash is clearly identifiable on the latest satellite imagery, rising up to 12.9 km (40 000 feet)...

May 13, 2021

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Queensland's skies blackened by unseasonal thunderstorms, lightning strikes produce green hue over Brisbane

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms, rare for the month of May, struck southern Queensland on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, producing about 71 000 lightning strikes over Brisbane in just 4 hours. Intense thunderstorms were reported from southeast Queensland to far...

May 13, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Crising" to make landfall over Davao Oriental - Surigao del Sur area, Philippines

A new tropical storm, named Crising by the PAGASA, formed in the Philippine Sea on May 13, 2021. On the forecast track, Crising will continue moving W or WNW and make landfall over Davao Oriental - Surigao del Sur area between tonight, May 13, and tomorrow morning...

May 13, 2021

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CME impacts Earth, sparking G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm

A coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by a filament eruption around 10:00 UTC on May 9, 2021, has reached Earth at 06:43 UTC on May 12. G3 - Moderate geomagnetic storm levels were observed at 12:59 UTC. The CME arrived at the DSCOVR spacecraft at 05:47 UTC. Solar...

May 12, 2021

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Heavy rainfall and flash floods kill at least 84, destroy 2 600 homes in Afghanistan

At least 84 people have died and almost 2 600 residential houses have been destroyed as heavy rainfall and flash floods hit Afghanistan in the past week, the National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) reported. Recent fatalities include six persons in Takhar...

May 12, 2021

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Lava flow at Fagradalsfjall increases by 70 percent amid ongoing eruption, Iceland

Lava flow at the Fagradalsfjall eruption site on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula has increased by around 70 percent, according to the latest data from the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences (IES). Experts also noted that there are no signs...

May 12, 2021

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Severe thunderstorm hits Wuhan, turning day into night, China

At least 2 people have been killed after a severe thunderstorm hit the city of Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei province on May 10, 2021, turning day into night. According to the Wuhan Emergency Management Bureau, parts of the city encountered a level 10...

May 12, 2021

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Giant sinkholes lead to the closure of two major roads in Gauteng and Western Cape, South Africa

Last week's heavy rains exacerbated collapsing infrastructure problems in South Africa's Gauteng and Western Cape, leading to the closure of two major roads. The storm left 2 people dead, 2 missing, more than 60 rescued and hundreds evacuated. The...

May 11, 2021

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Rivers overflow as heavy rain hits Uganda

Heavy rains affecting eastern and northern Uganda since May 6, 2021, have caused rivers to overflow leading to severe damage and at least 1 fatality. More than 15 000 people have been affected. The Manafwa and the Nakwasi Rivers in the Butaleja District overflowed...

May 10, 2021

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Water reservoirs drop to critical levels as Taiwan suffers worst drought on record

Taiwan’s water reservoirs have dropped to critical levels in May 2021 in what is now the country's worst drought in 56 years. The government has allotted money to explore new sources of water and is using geoengineering planes to dump cloud-seeding...

May 10, 2021

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Heavy rains leave 25 people dead, more than 150 000 at risk in days ahead, Somalia

Heavy rains lashed many parts of Somalia over the past few days, triggering flash floods that affected around 25 000 people and killed at least 25. This included nine children who died due to flooding in Banadir on Friday, May 7, 2021, and six others in Mogadishu on...

May 10, 2021

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At least 10 people killed after severe flash floods hit Iran

Severe flash floods claimed at least 10 lives in parts of Iran since the start of May. The worst affected provinces are Yazd, Kerman, and South Khorasan. According to the IRC, their teams located the bodies of 10 people, recovered 37 vehicles from flooded roads and...

May 06, 2021

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Unusually high lava fountains beyond 460 m (1 500 feet) at Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

Powerful jets of lava have been observed at the Fagradalsfjall eruption site on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula, with some reaching unusual heights beyond 460 m (1 500 feet) at 05:40 UTC on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported. On...

May 06, 2021

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Widespread flooding hits Afghanistan, leaving 22 people dead, 10 missing

At least 22 people have lost their lives as widespread flooding hit Afghanistan over the past couple of days, the country's disaster management authority (ANDMA) reported Tuesday, May 4, 2021. More than 200 homes have been damaged or destroyed, as well as wide...

May 04, 2021

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Severe flooding hits Yemen, leaving at least 13 people dead

At least 13 people have been killed after heavy seasonal rain hit Yemen on Saturday, May 1, 2021, resulting in fatalities and damage. The authorities are warning residents to stay away from flood ducts in affected areas and take necessary precautions. Yemeni...

May 03, 2021

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Tornado outbreak: Destructive tornadoes sweep through Mississippi, U.S.

Several destructive tornadoes swept through Mississippi late Sunday night (LT), May 2, 2021, damaging buildings and downing trees and power lines. A tornado emergency was declared for Tupelo and surrounding areas, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. ...

May 03, 2021

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Heavy rain triggers destructive lahars, landslides and flash floods, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is advising the public of flooding and landslides in several areas on mainland St. Vincent as a result of heavy rainfall. The area has seen powerful volcanic eruptions and...

April 30, 2021

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Destructive hail and tornadoes slam southern U.S., causing billion dollars worth of damage

Severe hailstorms and tornadoes pounded the southern U.S. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29, 2021, leaving a trail of destruction. As a result, more than 28 000 customers were without power in Texas alone, and damages across the region amounted to a billion...

April 30, 2021

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Renewed activity, new lava flow at Pacaya volcano threatens nearby communities, Guatemala

The activity at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano switched from explosive to predominantly effusive on April 29, 2021, with two active lava flows -- one on the Southeast flank and the other on the Northwest. The new phase of increased activity comes less than a week after...

April 30, 2021

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Torrential rain causes widespread flooding in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Widespread flooding hit the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia following torrential rains on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Many vehicles were submerged and several people were washed away by raging waters. Streets and roads were heavily inundated in Mecca after a sudden storm...

April 29, 2021

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Baseball-sized hail hits Norman, causing damage worth millions of dollars, Oklahoma

A severe storm moved through Norman City in Oklahoma at around 01:00 UTC on Thursday, April 29, 2021 (20:00 LT on Wednesday, April 28), bringing winds of up to 115 km/h (70 mph) and hail the size of a baseball. According to local media, the storm will likely result...

April 29, 2021

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UK hit by frostiest April on record, farmers and growers reporting considerable damage

Provisional records for April 2021 show the United Kingdom has experienced the most air frosts since records began in 1960, the UK Met Office reported Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This month has already seen an average of 13 days of air frosts for the country, with many...

April 28, 2021

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Massive landslide at Great Whale River, Quebec, Canada

A massive landslide took place at the Great Whale River in Quebec, Canada on April 22, 2021, dumping massive amounts of debris into the river. The slide occurred roughly 9 km (5.6 miles) upstream from Kuujjuaraapik. Kativik Regional Government officials said a...

April 27, 2021

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Wildfires reach record high in Omsk as air pollution grips Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, Russia

The Omsk region in Western Siberia has reported a record-high number of wildfires, with one day last week registering nearly a thousand new cases per day. Meanwhile, in Novosibirsk, a thick cloud of smoke resulted in zero visibility and poor air quality due to...

April 27, 2021

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Unseasonal, record-shattering cold and snow engulf central and eastern U.S.

An unusually cold front swept through the central and eastern U.S. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, bringing chilly conditions and snow all the way to Mid-South. By Wednesday morning, April 21, scores of record cold temperatures were set. The cold is expected to settle in...

April 22, 2021

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Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) leaves 3 dead, 230 000 displaced in the Philippines

At least three fatalities have been reported and around 230 000 have been displaced due to the onslaught of Typhoon "Surigae"-- locally called Bising-- in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported...

April 21, 2021

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At least 14 dead, 8 165 displaced after flash floods hit Luanda, Angola

At least 14 people have died while 8 165 have been displaced after heavy rains caused flash floods in Luanda Province, Angola, on April 19, 2021. Widespread damage was also reported, with up to 1 617 homes flooded. Drainage channels blocked by rubbish reportedly...

April 21, 2021

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Wildfire scorches buildings, leaves two people injured in Cape Town, South Africa

A large wildfire in Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), South Africa, left several buildings damaged, nine structures destroyed, and two firefighters injured, officials reported Sunday, April 18, 2021. As of Tuesday morning, April 20, crews said the...

April 20, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) forces more than 100 000 to evacuate, Philippines

Typhoon "Surigae" -- known in the Philippines as Bising -- brought more than 380 mm (15 inches) of rainfall across parts of Samar over the past 24 hours, causing floods and landslides and forcing more than 109 000 people to evacuate. While the rainfall...

April 19, 2021

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Widespread flooding hits Mauritius after two months' worth of rain in a day

Flash flooding spread through southeast Mauritius on Friday, April 16, 2021, damaging homes and leaving many people stranded on roads. Up to 408 mm (16 inches) of rain was registered in Plaisance, which is twice the average April rain for this location. Heavy...

April 19, 2021

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Heaviest rainfall in 40 years triggers flash flooding in Singapore

Heavy downpour caused flash flooding in Singapore on Saturday, April 17, 2021, with up to 161.4 mm (6.3 inches) of rain recorded in the western region from 04:25 to 07:25 UTC (12:25 to 15:25 LT). The amount was equivalent to 91 percent of the country's average...

April 19, 2021

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Jurassic Coast sees biggest rockfall in 60 years, UK

A huge portion of a cliff along Dorset's Jurassic Coast in southern England, UK, has collapsed into the sea on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. It was the biggest rockfall in the area in 60 years, blocking a 300 m (984 feet) stretch of beach between Seatown and Eype,...

April 16, 2021