Floods 2020

Floods
 
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Most of the people throughout the world will not believe the reality of the End of the World; understood as the Great Tribulation Period, which is actually the End of the Age of Grace and the Beginning of the Millennial Age, until an earthquake causes the ground to move beneath their feet and the sky rolls black with volcanic ash and their entire Earth Life is being destroyed right before their eyes…

The goal of these pages dealing with Geological Events, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Droughts, Floods and other news issues is to help you understand the reality of these events, as they will eventually become a chaotic worldwide event…
The reason for putting Flood articles on this Website, is simply to show how the Floods will cause destruction of crop lands on a massive scale, which will in the final results increase the worldwide Famine of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelation.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Revelation 6: [1] And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
[2] And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
[3] And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
[4] And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
[5] And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
[6] And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
[7] And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
[8] And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

[9] And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
[10] And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
[11] And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
[12] And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
[13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
[14] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
[15] And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
[16] And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
[17] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse began during the first part the past century in the Middle East and Eurasia regions of the world and will continue to reach a catastrophic scale during the Great Tribulation Period. The last two Horsemen of Famine and Death will soon reach a proportion unseen in the history of humanity…

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At least 150 killed after Eta dumps extremely heavy rain on Guatemala, more than 170 across Central Ameraca

At least 150 people have been killed in Guatemala after heavy rain dumped by Tropical Cyclone “Eta” caused floods and landslides. As of Saturday, November 7, Eta is blamed for the deaths of more than 170 people across Central America. According to the…

November 06, 2020

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State of emergency in Sanharo after nearly 6 months’ worth of rain in a day, Brazil

The city of Sanharo in Pernambuco, Brazil, has declared a state of emergency after heavy rains caused major flooding in several areas of the city on Monday, November 2, 2020. According to the state’s water and climate agency (APAC), 288.8 mm (11.4 inches) of…

November 04, 2020

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‘Catastrophic’ hailstorm and a month’s worth of rain in an hour slam Queensland, Australia

A catastrophe has been declared in Queensland after severe thunderstorms, tennis ball-sized hail, and flash flooding pounded the state’s southeast on October 31, 2020, with Brisbane receiving a month’s worth of rain in an hour of 80 mm (3 inches), according…

November 02, 2020

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Death toll jumps to 230 after Typhoon “Molave” strikes central Vietnam

At least 230 people have lost their lives in flood and landslide events due to severe weather in central Vietnam this month, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Friday, October 30, 2020. This included 14 confirmed fatalities from two major landslides triggered by…

October 30, 2020

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Severe weather claims 22 lives, affects 16 657 people across Mozambique

At least 22 people have lost their lives and 16 657 have been affected by natural calamities caused by severe weather in Mozambique since the beginning of October 2020. 16 657 people from 3 695 households have been affected by floods in the provinces of Manica,…

October 23, 2020

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Widespread flooding leaves at least 31 people dead, more than 150 000 families affected across Cambodia

Extensive flooding has left about 156 137 families affected and at least 31 people dead across Cambodia as of Wednesday, October 21, 2020, as heavy rains have been pounding much of the country since earlier this month. Around 13 318 families have been displaced,…

October 22, 2020

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Waterspout outbreak and flooding hit southern Greece

Flooding and waterspout outbreak hit southern Greece after heavy rains struck the islands on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Several people were trapped in floodwaters but were successfully rescued. No injuries were reported. According to the World Meteorological…

October 22, 2020

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Weeks of flooding leave 155 people dead in Nigeria

At least 155 people have been killed and 25 000 displaced after heavy rains and floods started affecting Nigeria in September. Torrential rainfall, river, and flash floods since September have cumulatively impacted 192 594 people across 22 Nigerian states, IFRC…

October 20, 2020

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444 dead, 101 missing in monsoon-related disasters in Nepal

A total of 444 people died while 101 others went missing due to various monsoon-related natural disasters since April 2020 in Nepal, the Natural Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) said. The calamities include floods, landslides, and lightning…

October 20, 2020

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At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnam

Floods and landslides triggered by severe weather have claimed at least 90 lives, left 32 missing, and affected up to five million people in central Vietnam over the last two weeks, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported…

October 19, 2020

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At least 12 people dead after heavy rains trigger flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

At least 12 people lost their lives after heavy rain and flooding hit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, October 13 to 14, 2020. The deaths occurred in Ilala and Kinondoni Police Zones, Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander Lazaro…

October 16, 2020

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Death toll jumps to 77 as unseasonal, record rains hit parts of India

Heavy rains affecting parts of India, including Telangana, Maharashtra, and Karnataka this week claimed the lives of at least 77 people by October 16, 2020. Meteorologists described the rains as rare and unseasonal. At least 50 people have died in Telangana, many of…

October 16, 2020

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At least 13 killed as worst rains in more than 100 years flood Hyderabad, India

A deep depression that crossed Andhra Pradesh coast near Kakinada on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, brought unprecedented rainfall over Hyderabad, capital of the Indian state of Telangana, from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, claiming the lives of at least 13…

October 14, 2020

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China sees historical 21 large-scale floods and national average rainfall in 2020

China has seen 21 large-scale floods in 2020, 1.6 times more than that of past years, hitting a record since 1998. This year’s national average rainfall of 616 mm (24 inches) is 13% more than the same period in 2019, setting the record for second-highest since…

October 14, 2020

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Death toll climbs to 29, over 130 000 houses flooded in central Vietnam

At least 29 fatalities have been confirmed in central Vietnam as of Tuesday morning, October 13, 2020, after prolonged heavy rains triggered destructive floods and landslides. 12 others remain missing, more than 130 000 houses have been inundated, and wide swaths of…

October 13, 2020

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900 homes inundated after flash floods and landslides hit West Java, Indonesia

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides in Garut District of West Java, Indonesia, on Monday, October 12, 2020. Hundreds of houses were submerged, displacing around 1 000 families. Intense downpours began Sunday, October 11, and continued into Monday…

October 13, 2020

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Severe floods in Southeast Asia claim at least 28 lives

Heavy rains and floods since the beginning of the month have left at least 28 people dead and hundreds of thousands affected in Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most of the fatalities were in Vietnam and Cambodia, where thousands…

October 12, 2020

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Heavy rains hit Vietnam, leaving at least 8 people dead or missing

Rounds of heavy rain hit parts of northern and central Vietnam on Monday and Tuesday, October 6, 2020, causing floods and landslides in which at least 8 people lost their lives or are considered missing. The northern province of Lao Cai, home to the resort town of…

October 08, 2020

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Death toll caused by Storm Alex rises to 15, 21 still missing in France and Italy

The number of fatalities caused by heavy rain and strong winds produced by Storm Alex from October 2 to 4, 2020, has risen to 15 on October 7, with 21 people still missing. The storm caused very strong winds and dropped exceptionally heavy rains, with some regions…

October 07, 2020

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Floods and landslides leave 4 missing, over 200 houses submerged in West Java, Indonesia

Heavy downpours struck West Java, Indonesia, on Saturday, October 3, 2020, triggering floods and landslides that left four people missing and more than 200 houses submerged, according to disaster agency officials. In Cianjur District, a river overflowed due to heavy…

October 05, 2020

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Tropical Storm “Gamma” claims 6 lives, stalls near the coast of Yucatan

Tropical Storm “Gamma” made landfall near Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico over the weekend with near-hurricane force winds and very heavy rain, claiming the lives of at least 6 people and forcing thousands to evacuate. Gamma made landfall near Tulum at…

October 05, 2020

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Storm Alex hits Europe with extremely heavy rain and destructive winds

Storm Alex made landfall in France on October 2, 2020, with powerful winds and extremely heavy rains. It caused severe floods in France and Italy, with some of them described as the worst in living memory. At least 2 people have died and 34 remain missing in both…

October 04, 2020

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At least 40 dead and 2 million tons of rice destroyed as Jigawa sees worst flood in 32 years, Nigeria

At least 40 people have lost their lives and more than 2 million tons of rice crops – a quarter of the country’s projected harvest – have been lost as northwestern Nigerian state Jigawa reels from its worst flood in 32 years, according to the Jigawa State…

October 01, 2020

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Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hit Istanbul, Turkey

Heavy rains accompanied by large hail lashed Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, resulting in paralyzing flash floods and damage. Severe weather conditions hit several districts in Istanbul around 08:00 UTC (11:00 LT), including Silivri, Buyukcekmece,…

September 30, 2020

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100 000 people stranded as highest rainfall in 60 years hits Rangpur, Bangladesh

Extremely heavy rainfall hit the city of Rangpur, Bangladesh over the weekend, paralyzing normal life across the city and stranding more than 100 000 people. In just 12 hours, the city registered more rainfall than in the entire month of September (433 mm/17 inches…

September 30, 2020

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225 000 affected as third wave of flooding hits Assam, India

At least 225 000 people have been affected in nine districts of Assam, India, as the ongoing third wave of flooding worsens, officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported Sunday, September 27, 2020. Around 10 000 ha (25 000 acres) of…

September 28, 2020

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Nearly 830 000 affected as Sudan faces ‘unprecedented challenges’ amid worst flood in century

Heavy rains and major floods continue to pose unprecedented challenges in disaster-stricken Sudan where 124 people have died and nearly 830 000 have been affected. Humanitarian workers are struggling as funds are running out, which are necessary to continue…

September 28, 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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At least 2 killed, 20 injured as more floods and landslides hit Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia

More floods and landslides struck Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and nearby areas, including West Java, claiming at least two lives and leaving 20 others injured, officials reported Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Since January this year, at least 283 people have died…

September 24, 2020

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Severe floods hit Ghana’s Upper East Region

Severe flooding affecting Ghana’s Upper East Region this month has left at least five people dead and around 1 700 homes damaged or destroyed, according to the preliminary data from the Regional Directorate of the National Disaster Management Organisation…

September 23, 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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Deadly flash floods sweep through Kampala, Uganda

At least two people died after flash floods swept through the city of Kampala, Uganda, this week. Heavy rains began around September 8, leading to inundations that disrupted traffic and trapped a number of people in a collapsed building. The police recovered two…

September 17, 2020

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Deadly flooding, landslides and destructive tornado strike parts of Vietnam

At least two people died after severe weather– including heavy rains, strong winds, lightning strikes, and a destructive tornado– hit parts of Vietnam over the past few days, from September 11 to 14, 2020. Wide swaths of crops were inundated and hundreds of houses…

September 17, 2020

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Deadly flooding hits Praia after 3 months’ worth of rain in just one day, Cabo Verde

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in Praia, Cabo Verde, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, resulting in property damage in several districts and one casualty. The city recorded 80 mm (3 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period, which is nearly three times its average…

September 15, 2020

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At least 6 dead after days of heavy rains trigger flooding in Tunisia

At least six people lost their lives in deadly flooding after heavy rains fell for six days across Tunisia. Numerous regions in the country were hit by severe weather, from north to the east. Heavy rains began around September 5, drenching Kairouan with 88.9 mm (3.5…

September 15, 2020

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More than 30 people dead or missing after floods and landslides hit Nepal

More than 30 people are dead or missing after floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpour hit Sindhupalchok District in Nepal from September 12 to 13, 2020, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA). Around 17…

September 14, 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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200 000 people homeless after severe floods hit Far North, Cameroon

About 200 000 people remain homeless as of September 10, 2020, after severe floods struck the Far North Region of Cameroon. At least five fatalities have been reported, livestock and crops have been affected, and thousands of houses have been damaged or destroyed….

September 10, 2020

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Deadly flash floods paralyze north Algeria, more than 800 homes inundated

Heavy rains from September 7 to 8, 2020, triggered flash floods in Algeria’s northern provinces, killing at least one person and leaving more than 800 homes inundated. A number of road accidents were also reported, causing major traffic disruption in at least…

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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Deadly floods hit Burkina Faso and Ghana, West Africa

Severe flooding struck parts of Burkina Faso and Ghana this week, resulting in extensive property damage and at least 8 fatalities. Heavy rainfall has been affecting the West African countries since mid-August, displacing many residents. In Burkina Faso, heavy…

September 09, 2020

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Severe hailstorm leaves a trail of destruction in Narok, Kenya

Residents of Narok in Kenya, woke up to a blanket of snow and a trail of destruction Monday morning, September 7, 2020, following a heavy hailstorm that struck the town overnight. Wide swaths of crops were severely damaged, leaving farmers devastated as they…

September 09, 2020

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At least 21 dead, thousands of homes destroyed or damaged after severe flooding hits Nigeria

At least 21 people have lost their lives while around 51 000 families have been displaced after severe flooding struck Nigeria following last week’s heavy downpours, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) reports. Heavy rains struck the state of Jigawa…

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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Nearly 200 000 people affected by major flooding after record rains hit Chad

Some 190 000 people across Chad have been affected by severe flooding triggered by record downpours since early August. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), nearly 120 000 of these victims have been displaced– much of the affected were…

September 05, 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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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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24 dead, 11 000 displaced after highest August rain in 44 years hits Madhya Pradesh, India

At least 24 people lost their lives while 11 000 residents have been displaced after heavy rains struck Madhya Pradesh from August 27 to 31, 2020, causing major flooding. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), this was the state’s highest…

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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17 dead, more than 10 000 houses damaged in Odisha floods, India

At least 17 people died while more than 10 000 houses were damaged by floods in India’s Odisha state as of Monday, August 31, 2020. Although the situation has improved, over 1.4 million people remain affected across 20 districts. The state saw days of heavy…

September 01, 2020

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Record-breaking rainfall submerges Karachi, leaving more than 20 people dead, Pakistan

At least 23 people were killed in weather-related incidents in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 27, 2020, as intense monsoon rains continued to batter parts of the country. Up to 223.5 mm (8.7 inches) of rain fell in just 12 hours on Thursday alone, marking the…

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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Two dams in Karachi overflow, at least 7 killed in weather-related incidents, Pakistan

At least 7 people were killed in different weather-related incidents across Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city on August 25, 2020. On August 26, two dams in the city overflowed, placing several towns at risk of major flooding. More heavy rains are expected across…

August 26, 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

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Devastating storm causes millions worth of damage, prompts state of emergency in northern Italy

A violent storm struck Italy’s northern region on Sunday, August 23, 2020, bringing hail, paralyzing floods, strong winds, and a tornado. In a statement on Monday, August 24, the National Confederation of Farmers (Coldiretti) said the severe weather caused…

August 25, 2020

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40 000 people affected, 4 000 houses damaged as heavy monsoon rains hit wide swaths of northern Thailand

Heavy monsoon rains have been lashing wide swaths of northern Thailand since August 20, 2020. 4 000 homes were damaged, 40 000 people affected and more than 1 000 displaced. Authorities reported that flooding has affected 382 villages in 25 districts in eight…

August 25, 2020

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Severe flooding leaves 1 500 people homeless and 3 dead in N’Djamena, Chad

At least three people lost their lives while around 1 500 were displaced by severe flooding in Chad’s capital N’Djamena, which began on August 20, 2020. Inundations struck after several hours of heavy rains and were worsened by poor drainage system in the…

August 25, 2020

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Destructive floods hit Turkey’s Giresun Province, leaving 15 people dead or missing

Heavy rainfall caused destructive flooding in NE Turkey’s Giresun Province, Black Sea Region on Saturday, August 22, 2020, leaving huge infrastructural damage, at least 4 people dead and 11 missing. Officials said heavy rains in the district of Dereli started…

August 23, 2020

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A month’s worth of rain falls in Punjab in a day, leaving 24 dead and 18 injured, Pakistan

Persistent heavy monsoon rains hit Pakistan’s Punjab Province overnight into Thursday, August 20, 2020, leaving at least 24 people dead and 18 hurt. In Lahore, more than 200 mm (8 inches) of rain fell in 24 hours, which is more than the average August rainfall…

August 21, 2020

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Storm Ellen brings record winds and heavy rain to parts of Ireland and UK

Storm Ellen brought winds as strong as a Category 1 hurricane and heavy rains to parts of the UK and Ireland through Wednesday night, August 19, 2020, leaving nearly 200 000 properties without power. Winds up to 180 km/h (112 mph) were reported off the coast of…

August 21, 2020

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Three Gorges dam facing most severe floods since it was built, China

Authorities in China’s Hubei province say the Three Gorges Dam is facing the most severe floods since it was built. By August 20, the Three Gorges Dam in central China’s Hubei Province is expected to see the most severe round of floods since it was…

August 19, 2020

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Sichuan activates the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record, China

The Chinese province of Sichuan, located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, has activated the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, as rain-induced floods continue ravaging parts of the province….

August 19, 2020

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Major flooding leaves 65 people dead, more than 220 000 affected, and 40 000 homes hit – Sudan

Major flooding from prolonged heavy rains in Sudan has left at least 65 fatalities and 220 000 people affected, a UN spokesman said at a briefing on Monday, August 17, 2020.​ 17 of the country’s 18 states have been impacted, with around 40 000 houses damaged…

August 18, 2020

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China’s flood season leaves 219 fatalities, more than 4 million evacuated and 63 million affected

Severe flooding from this year’s rainy season in China has left a total of 219 fatalities and more than 63 million people affected, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) said in a press conference on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Over the past two months, more…

August 14, 2020

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More than 13 000 people affected, 112 000 threatened by deteriorating flood situation in Mali

More than 13 000 people, including 5 400 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), have been affected by the worsening flood situation in Mali as of Thursday, August 13, 2020. Since July, a thousand homes have been destroyed or damaged. Flooding began in July, affecting…

August 14, 2020

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Flash floods claim 11 lives in western Panama

Flash flood claimed the lives of 11 people from the same family in western Panama on Sunday, August 9, 2020, the civil protection confirmed. Due to heavy rains, the Bejuco River overflowed and sent flooding across the outskirts of Calovebora Commune in Veraguas…

August 14, 2020

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Heavy rains kill 3, damage 1 700 buildings in Veracruz, Mexico

Heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides in Veracruz, Mexico, from August 8 to 10, resulting in three fatalities and more than 1 700 buildings damaged. Three people lost their lives after a landslide struck Filomeno Mata Municipality. More than 1 700 buildings,…

August 14, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms hit Scotland, leaving three people dead

Severe thunderstorms struck many parts of central and eastern Scotland, resulting in flash flooding and disruptions, as well as a major incident declaration in Fife where a month’s worth of rain fell in hours. On Wednesday, August 12, torrential rain caused a…

August 13, 2020

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Longest monsoon in 33 years batters Korean Peninsula, leaving scores dead and 7 000 homeless

Flooding and landslides due to prolonged monsoon continue to wreak havoc across the Korean Peninsula, prompting almost 7 000 people to evacuate and leaving at least 42 dead or missing in the South as of August 9, 2020. The rainy season has been lashing the country…

August 12, 2020

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Damaging floods and landslides hit Trinidad and Tobago after two weeks’ worth of rain in just 9 hours

Damaging flash flooding and landslides hit Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, August 8, 2020, after 121 mm (5 inches) of rain in just 9 hours– half the country’s average August rainfall of 250 mm (10 inches). According to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological…

August 12, 2020

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Floods claim 35 lives, destroy or damage 7 000 homes and leave widespread crop loss – Sudan

20 more people lost their lives as severe flooding persists in Sudan, bringing the death toll to 35. Since late July, more than 7 000 houses have been damaged or destroyed due to heavy rains. Torrential rains struck across the nation on Sunday, killing at least 20…

August 12, 2020

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Widespread floods leave 19 dead, more than 50 000 affected in Niger

Widespread floods have caused 19 fatalities and affected more than 50 000 people in Niger since June 2020. Floods continued into August as heavy rains kept pouring, with the capital Niamey recording 67 mm (2.6 inches) of rain in 24 hours to Friday, August 7 – less…

August 11, 2020

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New South Wales hit by strong winds and worst flood in 29 years, Australia

Torrential rain and strong winds lashed the New South Wales South Coast over the weekend, causing the worst flooding in the area for 29 years. High waves killed a 44-year-old surfer in Sydney’s Collaroy. At least 1 600 emergency calls had also been made during…

August 10, 2020

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Almost 50 people killed after 3 days of heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan

Nearly 50 people have died across Pakistan after three days of heavy monsoon rain that triggered severe flash floods, the disaster management authority reported Sunday, August 9, 2020. The downpours also damaged houses, roads, and bridges. Pakistan’s National…

August 10, 2020

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Severe floods displace at least 32 000 people in Ethiopia

At least 32 000 have been displaced by severe flooding that has caused extensive damage in Ethiopia, since late July 2020. This included almost 20 000 residents in Afar that had to relocate in the first week of August due to the overflow of Awash River. According to…

August 10, 2020

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At least 7 dead, 3 000 properties damaged as massive rains hit Evia, Greece

At least seven people– including an 8-month-old baby– lost their lives while 3 000 properties were damaged during a severe storm on the island Evia, Greece on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2020. According to the country’s meteorological service, parts…

August 10, 2020

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Widespread flooding affects almost 200 000 people in Somalia

Wide areas of Somalia have been experiencing unusually strong rainfall season since mid-July. Nearly 200 000 people have been affected and 120 000 have been displaced as of Thursday, August 6, 2020. Over the last few days, further flooding has hit parts of Somalia,…

August 09, 2020

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At least 10 dead, more than 3 300 homes destroyed or damaged after severe floods in Sudan

Severe flooding hit much of Sudan this week, affecting more than 50 000 people, causing at least 10 fatalities, and leaving more than 3 300 homes damaged or destroyed. As of August 6, tens of thousands have been affected in 14 out of the 18 states across the…

August 08, 2020

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More than 13 million affected, 771 dead as widespread floods continue across India

Extensive flooding from severe monsoon rains continues to impact much of India, with more than 13 million people affected and 771 fatalities as of August 7, 2020. More than half a million people have been evacuated in West Bengal, Assam, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya…

August 07, 2020

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Mumbai records highest 24-hour August rainfall since 1974, India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded 332 mm (13 inches) of rainfall in Mumbai in a 24-hour period to Thursday, August 6, 2020, marking the city’s highest August rain received in 24 hours since 1974. Heavy rains accompanied by wind speeds as high as…

August 06, 2020

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South Korea hit by longest monsoon in 7 years, at least 26 dead or missing

More flooding and landslides have been reported in South Korea as the country suffers from its longest monsoon in seven years. At least 13 people have died and more than 1 500 have been forced to flee, while two areas were declared disaster zones after 42…

August 05, 2020

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20 people dead, 1 000 displaced as persistent heavy rains hit Yemen

Persistent heavy rains across Yemen have killed at least 20 people, displaced thousands, and destroyed hundreds of properties, local government official reported Tuesday, August 4, 2020. In Marib, the hardest-hit province, the health ministry said 17 people–…

August 05, 2020

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Hurricane “Isaias” makes historic landfall in North Carolina, U.S.

Hurricane “Isaias” made landfall in North Carolina at around 03:10 UTC on August 4, 2020, with winds reaching 137 km/h (85 mph), making it a Category 1 hurricane. This is the first hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina during the month of August…

August 04, 2020

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Tropical Storm “Sinlaku” kills 2 in Vietnam, floods more than 1 000 houses in Thailand

Flash flooding brought by Tropical Storm “Sinlaku” killed at least two people in Vietnam and swept through thousands of houses in 18 provinces of Thailand over the weekend. Sinlaku formed on August 1 as the third named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon…

August 03, 2020

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Deadly flash floods hit Sudan, damaging or destroying more than 2 300 homes

Widespread flooding hit Sudan over the weekend, leaving more than 2 300 homes damaged or destroyed and at least five people dead. The worst affected province was the Blue Nile, where heavy rainfall lashed about 1 200 houses and caused the collapse of the Bout dam….

August 03, 2020

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More than 5.6 million affected, 109 killed and 260 000 ha (640 000 acres) of crop area destroyed by floods in Assam, India

More than 5.6 million people have been affected across Assam, India, as severe flooding continues to wreak havoc in the state. Since May 22, at least 109 people have lost their lives in flood-related incidents and around 260 000 ha (640 000 acres) of crop area has…

August 03, 2020

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Flash floods damage or destroy dozens of homes, claim lives of at least 16 people in eastern Afghanistan

Heavy rains lashed parts of a mountainous area in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in flash floods that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and killed at least 16 people, an official confirmed Saturday, August 1, 2020. The majority of the victims were children, while…

August 03, 2020

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Heavy rain, damaging floods and mudslides hit western Georgia

Heavy rainfall triggered damaging floods and mudslides in a number of municipalities in western Georgia on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. About 2 000 residents were cut off after roads were inundated, 400 families were left without water supply, and 10 bridges were…

July 31, 2020

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Deadly floods hit South Korea’s central and southern regions

Deadly flash floods struck South Korea’s central and southern regions for the third time this month, causing at least two fatalities and hundreds of damaged properties. Torrential rains battered South Chungcheong and North Jeolla provinces, as well as Daejeon…

July 30, 2020

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Severe flood situation continues in Bihar, nearly 4 million affected, India

The severe flooding in Bihar, India, has claimed 36 lives in a 24-hour period to July 29, 2020, and has affected as many as 3.8 million people. The situation is expected to further deteriorate as several rivers flow above danger marks. According to national…

July 30, 2020

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Nearly 2 500 people evacuate as record rainfall hits northern Japan, triggering floods and landslides

Almost 2 500 people have been evacuated as record-high rainfall poured over northern Japan into Wednesday, July 29, 2020, causing damaging floods and landslides, including in the Yamagata Prefecture, where the Mogami River burst its banks and a mudslide left 540…

July 29, 2020

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119 dead, 4 million affected as Bangladesh remains in grip of severe flooding

Widespread flooding situation continues to worsen in Bangladesh, affecting more than 4.8 million people and claiming at least 119 lives, officials reported Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) warned that major rivers in the…

July 29, 2020

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Mogami River overflows following record downpour in Yamagata, Japan

Parts of the Yamagata Prefecture in Japan recorded more than 200 mm (8 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period to Tuesday, July 28, 2020. As a result, the Mogami River has overflowed, leaving residents on the highest alert. In Nagai City, 206.5 mm (8.1 inches) of rain…

July 28, 2020

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Coastal low prompts thousands of rescues in NSW, power disrupted to 15 000 properties, Australia

A coastal low brought strong winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and damaging surf to parts of New South Wales over the weekend. The severe weather prompted volunteers to respond to more than 2 200 calls for rescue and left about 15 000 properties without power on…

July 28, 2020

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Severe flooding paralyzes Taif City in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rains from Friday, July 24, 2020, have triggered widespread severe flooding that paralyzed the city of Taif in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The traffic in Taif City was brought to a standstill as floodwaters trapped many vehicles on roads and streets. The Civil…

July 28, 2020

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Widespread flooding from persistent rains claims at least 17 lives in Yemen

Incessant heavy rains from July 22 to 25 triggered widespread flooding in Yemen, killing at least 17 people. According to the Yemen Meteorological Service, several areas recorded more than 50 mm (2 inches) within a 24-hour period. The worst-affected area is the…

July 28, 2020

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At least 11 killed in flash flooding in Niger State, Nigeria

At least 11 people lost their lives as flash flooding swept through the Suleja local government area of Niger State, Nigeria, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The rain began at around 03:00 UTC (04:00 LT) and lasted for four hours, according to Ahmed Inga, the…

July 27, 2020

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Zagreb grapples with severe flooding after torrential rains, Croatia

Croatian capital Zagreb battled widespread flooding on Friday night, July 24, 2020, following torrential rains and strong winds that left the city in chaos. The emergency department received more than 1 000 calls from the public as the city was submerged underwater,…

July 27, 2020

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Intense rainfall triggers deadly flash flooding in Busan, South Korea

At least two people lost their lives after widespread, intense rainfall triggered flash flooding in Busan, South Korea, on July 23, 2020. More bad weather is expected in the days ahead. As heavy rain lashed the city, an underpass was inundated by up to 2.5 m (8…

July 24, 2020

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IMERG maps excessive monsoon rain across Asia

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission captured the rainfall accumulation across Asia– from India to Japan– this monsoon season, from June 1 to July 20, 2020. The data are remotely-sensed estimates that came from the Integrated Multi-Satellite…

July 23, 2020

india flood july 21 2020

6 million affected, 90 000 displaced and 470 dead as flood situation remains grim in India

The extensive flood situation due to seasonal monsoon rains remains severe in India as the death toll has crossed 470 this week, according to the National Emergency Response Center (NDMI). West Bengal is the worst-hit state, with 142 fatalities. More than 6 million…

July 22, 2020

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Northern Vietnam hit by deadly floods and landslides after longest heatwave in 49 years

Heavy rains have been affecting northern parts of Vietnam over the past three days, particularly the Ha Giang Province, causing severe floods and landslides that resulted in property damage and five casualties, as of Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The rains came after the…

July 21, 2020

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Swollen river inundates hundreds of homes, capital Kathmandu cut off as death toll surpasses 130, Nepal

At least 105 houses were flooded in Nepal’s Jhapa rural municipality after the Kankai River’s eastern embankment was breached due to heavy rains on July 20, 2020. Several landslides hit Prithvi Highway on July 20 and 21, cutting off capital Kathmandu from…

July 21, 2020

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Flash floods claim lives of at least 4 people as Delhi records highest 24-hour July rain since 2015, India

At least four fatalities were reported as flash floods wreaked havoc in Delhi, India, on Sunday, July 19, 2020. The inundations occurred as Safdarjung registered 74.8 mm (2.9 inches)– its highest 24-hour July rain since July 11, 2015. Many parts of the capital city…

July 20, 2020

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China blasts dam on Yangtze tributary to ease flooding, death toll climbs to more than 150

Authorities in central China have blasted a dam on the Yangtze River tributary on Sunday, July 19, 2020, to ease surging waters amid severe flooding. The grim situation has left millions affected, damaged more than 28 000 houses, and caused more than 150…

July 20, 2020

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‘Once-in-500-years’ storm hits Northland, cutting off Far North from the rest of the country, New Zealand

Unusual interaction between two low-pressure zones caused intense storms over New Zealand’s Northland on July 17, 2020. The worst affected was Whangarei, where emergency services responded to more than 220 calls. “This is just diabolical for our people….

July 18, 2020

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At least 12 killed as buildings collapse amid Mumbai’s third worst July rain since 2015

Two separate cases of building collapse killed 12 people in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The disasters occurred as the city recorded its second-highest July precipitation this monsoon season and its third-worst since 2015– with 191.2 mm (7.5 inches)…

July 18, 2020

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More than 3.5 million people affected as flood situation continues to deteriorate in Assam, India

Flood situation continues to deteriorate in Assam, India, with five more fatalities reported as of Thursday, July 16, 2020. More than 3.5 million people in 27 districts have been affected, and a total of 97 people lost their lives this year due to rain-related…

July 17, 2020

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Floods and landslides hit Sorong, leaving 4 people dead and hundreds of cars stranded – West Papua, Indonesia

Four people lost their lives while three others were injured after floods and landslides hit Sorong in West Papua, Indonesia on Thursday night, July 16, 2020, the Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) confirmed. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in floodwaters in Rawa…

July 17, 2020

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Heavy rains and hail cause fatal flooding and landslides in Oaxaca and Jalisco, Mexico

Heavy downpours hit Mexico’s southern states of Jalisco and Oaxaca this week, resulting in fatal flooding and landslides. In Oaxaca, two casualties were reported as flooding damaged houses and roads. In Jalisco, a hailstorm struck the Guadalajara and Zapopan…

July 16, 2020

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Extreme, record rains lead to deadly floods and massive disruption in Sicily, Italy

Deadly flash floods caused by severe thunderstorms lashed parts of Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, resulting in massive disruption. Palermo City’s astronomical observatory recorded 74 mm (3 inches) of rain in just a few hours, breaking the previous…

July 16, 2020

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Flash floods leave 2 dead, roads and buildings destroyed in Khyber Pakhtukhwa, Pakistan

Severe flash floods killed at least two people and damaged or destroyed more than 60 buildings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on July 13, 2020. A glacial lake outburst triggered flash floods in the Golen Valley of Lower Chitral District, washing away roads,…

July 16, 2020

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More than a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours hits South Korea, causing deadly flooding

South Korea’s southern regions were battered by torrential rains on Monday, July 13, 2020, leaving several people dead, damaging houses and properties, and causing widespread flooding. In Sancheong County, about 277 mm (11 inches) of rain fell in 24 hours, which…

July 15, 2020

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At least 15 dead, 4 000 affected as flash floods sweep through South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Severe flash floods hit Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Province on July 13 and 14, leaving at least 15 people dead and a number of people missing, North Luwu district official Indah Putri Indriani reported Tuesday, July 14, 2020. More than 4 000 residents have been…

July 14, 2020

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More than 1 million people flee as second wave of flooding hits Bangladesh, 7 million already affected

More than 1 million residents have fled their homes as the second wave of severe flooding hit wide swaths of Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, July 14, 2020. As many as seven million people are already affected, with water levels at major rivers rising at about…

July 14, 2020

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Monsoon-related natural disasters leave more than 144 dead or missing in just one month, Nepal

More than 100 people have died due to monsoon-related natural disasters, such as floods, landslides, and lightning strikes in a month period in Nepal as of Monday, July 13, 2020, according to the data compiled by the Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management…

July 14, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger deadly flash floods and landslides in northeastern Turkey

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding and landslides in northeastern Turkey on Sunday, July 12, 2020, resulting in at least four fatalities in the Artvin Province and two in the Rize Province, officials confirmed Monday, July 13. Provincial governor Yilmaz Doruk told…

July 14, 2020

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Second wave of flooding expected in 23 districts of Bangladesh, 1.3 million already affected

At least 23 districts of Bangladesh are forecast to experience a second bout of floods as water levels in major rivers keep rising due to heavy rains, the state minister said Sunday, July 12, 2020. More than 1.3 million people have already been affected, while tens…

July 14, 2020

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Death toll from record-breaking rains hits 68 – Kyushu, Japan

The death toll from the record-breaking downpours on the island of Kyushu in Japan has climbed to 68 on Monday, July 13, 2020. On the same day, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Kumamoto Prefecture to assess the damage inflicted by flooding and landslides…

July 14, 2020

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One of the worst rainfall seasons on record hits China, massive floods affecting nearly 38 million people

Severe floods affecting wide swaths of China since June 2020 have left at least 141 people dead or missing and almost 38 million affected in 27 provinces, officials reported on Monday, July 13, 2020. Up to 433 rivers have risen to dangerous levels, with 33 of them…

July 13, 2020

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Heavy rain triggers dam collapse, sweeping away several buildings in Ruza City, Russia

Several houses were washed away by flooding after a dam collapsed in Ruza City, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Moscow, Russia, on July 8, 2020. Three buildings were swept away, and another 29 were inundated in the city, the local emergency services said. Two roads…

July 13, 2020

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At least 70 killed as heavy monsoon rains hit Assam, India

Incessant monsoon rains continue to affect India’s Assam state, with more than 1.2 million people in 24 out of 33 districts affected as of Sunday, July 12, 2020. Four more people died over the weekend due to rain-related incidents, pushing the death toll to 70….

July 13, 2020

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Deadliest monsoon in 11 years triggers floods and multiple landslides in Nepal

Incessant monsoon rainfall has triggered floods and multiple landslides in several districts of Bagmati Pradesh and Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal, from Wednesday to Friday, July 8 to 10, 2020. The police confirmed at least 12 fatalities– including three children, and 19…

July 10, 2020

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Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm, Thailand

A heavy thunderstorm struck Pattaya City in Thailand on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, causing widespread flash floods that brought much of the city to a standstill. The worst-hit were Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya Beach Road, and Pattaya Third Road. Floodwater on some roads…

July 09, 2020

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Severe flash floods claim 8 lives, damage 2 360 homes in Mongolia

Severe flash floods have killed at least eight people, more than 7 000 livestock, and damaged 2 360 homes in several parts of Mongolia over the past few days, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). On July 3, five people were killed in…

July 08, 2020

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Severe weather death toll hits 56, ministry deploys 20 000 troops as disaster widens to northern Kyushu, Japan

The death toll caused by record-breaking rains in Kyushu, Japan hit 56 on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The Defense Ministry said it will double the number of troops to 20 000 and deploy them to hard-hit areas as disaster widened to the island’s northern region. A team…

July 08, 2020

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Monsoon rains claims at least 7 lives in Karachi, Pakistan

At least seven people lost their lives while scores of others were injured in separate incidents in Pakistan’s southern city Karachi in the first seasonal monsoon downpour on Monday, July 6, 2020. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported 43 mm (1.7…

July 08, 2020

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Powerful storm inundates parts of Sofia, Bulgaria

Heavy rains during an overnight storm into July 7, 2020, have resulted in widespread flooding in the capital Sofia, Bulgaria. Streets and railway stations turned into rivers, damaging cars and impacting electricity poles that led to power disruptions. One person…

July 07, 2020

india severe weather july 6 2020

Extreme rainfall, destructive floods hit parts of western India

Southwesterly monsoon has brought heavy rains and destructive flooding to parts of western India over the past days, resulting in two fatalities each in Gujarat and Karnataka. Numerous towns recorded more than 100 mm (4 inches) until Monday evening, July 6, 2020,…

July 07, 2020

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Deadly landslides and flash floods hit Nepal

At least nine people have lost their lives after heavy downpour over the past days triggered flash flooding and landslides in central and western Nepal. Rescue efforts continued on Monday, July 6, 2020, but were hampered due to blocked roads and severe weather…

July 07, 2020

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Massive floods and record rains leave 50 dead or missing, 270 000 urged to evacuate – Kyushu, Japan

As many as 50 people are feared dead or missing and about 270 000 were prompted to evacuate their homes after severe flooding hit southern Japan’s Kyushu island over the weekend. At least 10 locations in Kumamoto Prefecture recorded more than 410 mm (16 inches)…

July 06, 2020

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Rivers Dam hits highest level, causing ‘1 000-year’ flooding – Manitoba, Canada

Up to 38 homes and 83 people were evacuated in southern Manitoba on Wednesday night, July 1, 2020, as the Rivers Dam hit its highest level in a “once-in-1 000-year” event, said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. The incident was unprecedented and…

July 03, 2020

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More than 1.4 million affected as flood situation remains severe in Assam, India

The flood situation remains grim in Assam, northeast India, with more than 1.4 million people already affected as of Thursday, July 2, 2020. Six more fatalities due to flooding were reported on Wednesday evening, July 1, adding to the death toll of 33; casualties…

July 03, 2020

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Northwest Saskatchewan hit by worst flooding in 46 years, Canada

Rare flooding, described as the worst in 46 years, hit the northwest Saskatchewan this week. High flow is making its way to the Beaver River, affecting the Beauval area. Overland flooding on the Little Saskatchewan River through Rapid City has affected multiple…

July 01, 2020

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Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China’s Hubei

More than one million people are now affected by severe flooding in Hubei, China, after another bout of heavy downpour hit the province on Saturday, June 27, 2020, according to the Hubei Provincial Emergency Management Office. Wide swaths of the province have been…

July 01, 2020

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State of emergency after major flash floods hit St. Croix, Wisconsin, U.S.

Major flash floods hit St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency on Monday, June 29, 2020. One fatality was reported and more than 50 roads were closed at one point in the area. St. Croix County recorded more than 188…

June 30, 2020

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More than 1 000 rescued as Yichang records heaviest rainfall in 20 years, China

Up to 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain was recorded in Yichang City in Hubei, China, on June 27, 2020– the city’s biggest daily rainfall in 20 years. The downpour led to widespread flooding, leaving many cars stranded on roadways and prompting firefighters to rescue…

June 30, 2020

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Nearly 1 million affected, 27 000 displaced as deadly floods worsen in Assam, India

Around 926 059 people have been affected and 27 000 have been displaced by worsening floods in Assam, India, as of June 28, 2020. The death toll due to flooding has also climbed to 20, while 23 more people died in separate landslide incidents since the onset of the…

June 29, 2020

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12 million people affected, 78 killed as severe floods continue across south and east China

Heavy rains and floods left at least 12 people dead and 10 others missing in south China’s Sichuan province as of Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020. Since late May, severe weather has left 78 people dead or missing, 12 million affected, more than 8 000 homes…

June 29, 2020

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Severe storm brings damaging winds and hail to parts of New England, prompts rare flash flood emergency

Severe storms brought hail, lightning, strong winds, and damaging floods to parts of New England on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Among the worst affected states was Massachusetts, where a rare flash flood emergency warning was issued and patients from a hospital in…

June 29, 2020

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World’s largest dam in ‘danger of collapse’ amid historic floods — 400 million people at risk, China

A flood alert has been raised near Three Gorges Dam in China– the largest hydropower project in the world– as the country grapples with its worst flooding in 70 years. Torrential rains have been causing havoc throughout the southwest and central region this month,…

June 25, 2020

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Deadly flash floods hit Romania after the worst drought in 100 years and heaviest floods in 200 years

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in 29 counties across Romania on June 23, 2020, killing at least three people, damaging hundreds of properties, and prompting the evacuation of 152 people. The severe weather came after parts of the country experienced their…

June 24, 2020

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State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia

Severe floods forced authorities to declare a state of emergency in Serbia on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Approximately 700 houses were inundated, bridges were damaged, as well as roads and power lines.​ Residents were left in a “dramatic” situation,…

June 24, 2020

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Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey

A severe storm accompanied by hail and a rare tornado hit Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, killing one person and injuring several others. Governor Ali Yerlikaya confirmed that the Syrian national, who was around 30 years old, was…

June 24, 2020

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At least 5 killed as severe flash floods wreak havoc in Bursa, Turkey

Severe flash floods caused by heavy rains on June 21 have left at least five people dead and one person missing in Bursa Province, Turkey, officials confirmed on Monday, June 22, 2020. Floodwaters also caused extensive damage to properties, including houses,…

June 22, 2020

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Torrential rains trigger deadly floods in parts of Ivory Coast, including capital Abidjan

Torrential rains over the past couple of days have triggered deadly flooding in parts of the southern Ivory Coast, including capital Abidjan. The city recorded more than 260 mm of rain (10 inches) in a 48-hour period to June 15, 2020, which is nearly half its…

June 18, 2020

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More than 20 000 people evacuated after landslide blocks major river in China’s Sichuan

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 20 000 people after a large landslide blocked a major river in Sichuan on June 17, 2020. At least one person has been killed while 3 others remain missing across the province. According to the provincial flood control and…

June 18, 2020

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Severe hailstorm causes flooding and major traffic disruption in northern Greece

An unseasonal hailstorm battered the region of Drama in northern Greece on Tuesday night, June 16, 2020, resulting in floods and major disruption to traffic. The storm was particularly severe, dumping ice pellets that accumulated in some places about 30 to 40 cm (12…

June 18, 2020

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8.5 million people affected, 63 killed as intense downpours continue to pound southern China

Intense downpours continue to batter southern China, leaving at least 63 people dead or missing and almost 8.5 million affected. Worsening floods have also displaced nearly 500 000 and caused direct economic losses of about 4 billion dollars or 21 billion yuan. The…

June 16, 2020

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Flash floods destroy 100 homes, leave 3 people dead or missing in parts of Nigeria

Heavy rains affecting Nigeria since June 14, 2020, have resulted in deadly flash floods, leaving at least people three dead or missing in Kwara, and 100 houses destroyed in Akwa Ibom. In Kwara, a bridge embankment collapsed in Oko-Erin, killing one person while two…

June 16, 2020

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Fatal flooding and landslides hit Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

Heavy rains affecting Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal over the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides, leaving at least 9 people dead and 3 severely damaged houses, as of Monday, June 15, 2020. Local media reported a landslide on June 13 in Kushma…

June 15, 2020

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Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia

Intense rains since June 12, 2020, have caused severe flash floods in five districts of Bone Bolango Regency in the province of Gorontalo, Indonesia, resulting in about 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed. 5 407 people were affected, 3 injured and 4 still missing,…

June 15, 2020

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Days of heavy rain trigger deadly flash floods, damage 250 houses in Ankara, Turkey

Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara on June 11 and 12, 2020, leaving one person dead and about 250 houses damaged. The Metropolitan Municipality of Ankara confirmed that hundreds of buildings and houses were impacted,…

June 15, 2020

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Destructive thunderstorms hit Calgary, Canada

A line of severe thunderstorms produced destructive hail, flooding, and at least one possible tornado to Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday night, June 13, 2020. Many motorists were stranded after roads turned into rivers. A large weather system moved through Alberta on…

June 15, 2020

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Deadly flash floods and landslides hit Pakistan, above-average rainfall expected this monsoon season, Pakistan

At least seven people have died as a result of floods and landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, since early June 2020. The recent fatality was reported in Bajaur District on June 10, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). Between…

June 12, 2020

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Severe weather damages camps hosting 140 000 IDPs in Burkina Faso and Nigeria

Heavy rains since early June 2020 have triggered widespread floods in West Africa, causing damage particularly to camps accommodating more than 140 000 Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Nigeria and Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso, heavy rainfall from June 5 caused…

June 12, 2020

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Nearly 2 months’ worth of rain in just 4 hours inundates Ajaccio, Corsica

Heavy flooding hit the capital city of Ajaccio in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on Thursday, June 11, 2020, sweeping away vehicles and trapping motorists on the roads. According to Meteo France, 44 mm (2 inches) of rain fell in just four hours, which is…

June 12, 2020

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Tropical Depression “Butchoy” makes landfall in Quezon, Philippines — expected to strengthen into tropical storm as it heads toward China

Tropical Depression “Buchoy” made landfall over Polillo, Quezon at 09:30 UTC and Infanta at 10:00 UTC on June 11, 2020. The depression formed on June 10, off the coast of Samar, and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm — Nuri, the second named…

June 12, 2020

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Heavy rains and hail lead to severe flooding in Mexico City

Heavy rains and hail accompanied by winds of 40 to 50 km/h (25 to 31 mph) hit Mexico’s capital on Monday, June 8, 2020, leading to severe flooding in various parts of the city. Rapidly rising waters flooded streets and stranded drivers, leading to emergency…

June 12, 2020

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More than 2.6 million affected by deadly floods and mudslides in southern and central China

Widespread floods and mudslides since June 1, 2020, have affected more than 2.6 million people in China’s southern and central regions, resulting in an increasing number of fatalities and damages. As of June 11, at least 13 people have died, two are still…

June 11, 2020

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Deadly floods sweep through capital Accra, Ghana

Overnight rains from June 8 to 9, 2020, led to damaging floods in the city of Accra, Ghana. The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) confirmed one fatality and two others missing. One person died in the Odawna area after being electrocuted in the water…

June 11, 2020

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Torrential rains trigger deadly flash flooding in eastern Czech Republic

At least one person died while dozens were rescued as flash flooding hit Czech Republic’s eastern region due to overnight torrential rains into June 8, 2020. The Oskava river has hit 3.3 m (10.8 feet), almost reaching the extreme danger level of 3.4 m (11.2…

June 09, 2020

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The aftermath of catastrophic Edenville Dam collapse, Michigan

About 10 000 people living in the towns of Edenville, Sanford, and Midland in central Michigan were forced to evacuate on May 19, 2020, after days of heavy rainfall caused catastrophic failure of Edenville and Sanford dams. The National Weather Service (NWS) has…

June 09, 2020

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Floods affect 800 000 in China’s Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi provinces

At least 800 000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in central and southern China over the past couple of days. At least 2 people have been killed and 4 are still missing. The worst affected provinces are Hunan, Jiangxi, and Guangxi. 1 person has…

June 08, 2020

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Severe hailstorm damages harvest worth more than 20 million dollars in northern Portugal

A devastating hailstorm lashed parts of northern Portugal on Sunday, May 31, 2020, causing more than 20 million dollars’ worth of damage to this year’s fruit harvest. Areas in the north, including around Viseu and Fundao, Castelo Branco, Belmonte, Covilha,…

June 02, 2020

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Deadly flash flooding hits Dhofar, Oman

Days of severe weather triggered flash flooding in Oman’s southern province of Dhofar, particularly in the provincial capital Salalah, where at least three people lost their lives. Up to 351 mm (14 inches) of rain fell in a period from May 27 to 31, 2020,…

June 02, 2020

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Landslides leave at least 20 dead in Assam, more than 200 000 still affected by floods

At least 20 people were killed while several others were injured in a series of landslides that hit three districts of the Barak Valley region in Assam, India, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. According to officials, six deaths were reported in the district of Karimganj,…

June 02, 2020

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Rapid melting of extraordinary snow loads threatens Finnish Lapland, communities brace for worst floods in 50 years

Rapid melting of extraordinary snow loads — the most in 60 years — in Northern Finland is threatening communities across Lapland who are now are bracing for spring floods that could reach their highest peak in 50 years this week. Up to 5 m (16 feet) surges…

June 01, 2020

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Tropical Storm “Amanda” hits Guatemala and El Salvador, leaving at least 11 people dead — very heavy rain falling across Central America

Tropical Storm “Amanda” formed at 09:00 UTC on May 31, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020 Pacific hurricane season. At the time, the storm was about 90 km (55 miles) south of Guatemala City, Guatemala. Just three hours later, Amanda made landfall…

May 31, 2020

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Landslide claims 10 lives in Ethiopia as number of flood-affected people rises to 470 000

At least 10 people lost their lives after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit the Gamo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) in southern Ethiopia on May 28, 2020. Since the beginning of the rainy season, floods and…

May 30, 2020

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Widespread flash floods claim 4 lives in Sharjah, UAE

Widespread flash floods caused by heavy rains hit the Emirate of Sharjah in UAE on May 26, 2020, killing four people and injuring several others near Wadi Al Helo. The victims were initially reported to be missing after three vehicles were washed away by floods. The…

May 29, 2020

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Floods kill 285, affect more than 800 000 in Kenya — crop loss may lead to food insecurity

The death toll from floods that have been pounding Kenya since April has risen to 285 and the number of people affected to 810 655, the government reported in a nationwide briefing​ on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Intense downpours caused havoc across the nation,…

May 28, 2020

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Dam failure causes flooding, stranding homeowners in Lenroot, Wisconsin, U.S.

A flash flood due to dam failure blocked roads and stranded residents of eight homes in the town of Lenroot in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, Wednesday to Thursday, May 27 to 28, 2020. Roads turned into rivers following the dam failure which took place at 23:20 UTC…

May 28, 2020

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Severe flooding hits Nicaragua, life-threatening flash floods expected across Central America into the next week

Heavy rains caused major flooding in several sectors of Esteli, Nicaragua, on Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2020. Rivers and streams overflowed, damaging streets and submerging buildings. Heavy rain and life-threatening flash floods are expected across Central America…

May 28, 2020

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Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida, U.S.

Persistent heavy rains over the weekend triggered severe flooding in parts of Florida, with a total of 185.4 mm (7.3 inches) recorded in Miami over a 48-hour period to Monday, May 25– the city’s heaviest two-day rainfall since 2012. Another bout of intense…

May 27, 2020

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More than 30 000 affected by flooding in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia over the past couple of days affected 30 894 people, the disaster management (BPBD) reported on May 25. Inundations started from around May 22, following a period of heavy rain, affecting four…

May 27, 2020

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Heavy rains and damaging tornado hit central Cuba

Heavy rains hit central Cuba provinces on Monday, May 25, 2020, flooding low areas of the main cities and forcing evacuations. The storm was accompanied by a tornado with winds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph) which left three people injured. The affected provinces were…

May 26, 2020

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Days of extremely heavy rains trigger floods and landslides, affecting 30 000 in northeastern India

Extremely heavy rains have been impacting India’s northeastern states since May 20, 2020, causing flooding and landslides that killed at least one person in Sikkim and affected around 30 000 in Assam, where a severe flood situation alert has been issued by the…

May 26, 2020

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Extreme ‘once-in-a-decade’ storm brings destructive winds and rain to Western Australia

An extreme weather event described as a “once-in-a-decade” brought destructive winds and rain to a wide stretch of Western Australia on May 24 and 25, 2020. Wind speed of up to 132 km/h (82 mph) was recorded at Cape Leeuwin, the state’s strongest May…

May 25, 2020

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10 000 forced to evacuate amid ‘catastrophic dam failures’ in central Michigan

The Edenville and Sanford dams in central Michigan were breached on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, following days of heavy rainfall, forcing about 10 000 residents to evacuate. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood emergencies along the entire…

May 20, 2020

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Severe flooding affects at least 150 000 across Yemen

At least 150 000 people have been affected by severe flooding across Yemen since mid-April, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported. 15 people have also lost their lives, many others were injured, and 7 000 have been displaced,…

May 19, 2020

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Major flooding hits Chicago, city on pace to break the monthly May rainfall record, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, including two probable tornadoes, ripped through the Chicago area on Sunday, May 17, 2020, causing major flooding and leading to numerous water rescues. With almost 76 mm (3 inches) of rain on Sunday night alone, Chicago is now heading toward…

May 18, 2020

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Severe weather, including deadly tornado, causes damage and injuries in Louisiana, U.S.

At least one fatality and multiple injuries were confirmed after severe weather, including a possible tornado, ripped through Acadia Parish in Louisiana, U.S. on Sunday night, May 17, 2020. A Church Point resident described the trail of destruction the twister left,…

May 18, 2020

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Very heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of Louisiana and Texas, another storm to drench South, U.S.

Parts of Texas and southern Louisiana were hit by very heavy rains on Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15, 2020, resulting in widespread flooding. Another storm system is forecast to continue its track across the Southern states through the end of the weekend,…

May 16, 2020

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Days of heavy rain cause deadly floods and landslides in Guatemala

Heavy downpours over the weekend triggered floods and landslides in Guatemala, killing at least three people and causing buildings to collapse. The victims were said to be the first casualties of the rainy season in the country, which lasts from May to November. On…

May 13, 2020

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Mogadishu hit by a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, killing 7, Somalia

Nearly 60 mm (2.3 inches) of rain fell in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu from May 10 to 11, 2020– almost equivalent to the city’s average rainfall for the entire month of May, which is 61 mm (2.4 inches). Flooding and damages were reported, as well as seven…

May 12, 2020

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Destructive floods and mudslides claim 72 lives in Rwanda

Heavy rains lashing Rwanda over the past few days have led to destructive floods and mudslides in which at least 72 people lost their lives. Officials confirmed extensive damage to infrastructure, livelihood, and properties. Rwanda has witnessed weather disturbances…

May 11, 2020

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Torrential rains claim 16 lives, affect 200 000 across Somalia

Torrential rains and flash floods have claimed at least 16 lives and affected more than 200 000 people across Somalia since April 2020. About 10 others remain missing due to floods and at least 2 000 farms have been washed away since the Gu or rainy season in the…

May 08, 2020

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Floods affect more than 200 000, displace 100 000 people in Ethiopia

Severe flooding affecting Ethiopia since late April has impacted at least 219 000 people and displaced as many as 104 000. Tens of thousands have been displaced following major inundations that affected mostly those in the Somali region. Flash floods also killed…

May 08, 2020

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Rwanda

Heavy rains that hit most parts of Rwanda on Sunday, February 2, 2020, killed at least 13 people, including seven people from the same family in capital Kigali, the Ministry of Emergency Management said in its provisional damage assessment report. “We can…

February 04, 2020

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Floods destroy 1 746 homes, claiming 21 lives and leaving more than 15 000 homeless in southeastern Tanzania

Flooding in southeastern Tanzania’s Lindi region has killed 21 people, totally destroyed 1 746 homes and left more than 15 000 homeless, as of Monday, February 3, 2020. Five people remain missing. The media, which quoted local government sources, said 15 096…

February 04, 2020

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Devastating floods in Madagascar seen from space

International Space Station (ISS) and NASA’s Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat-8 captured the devastating flood that spread in Madagascar in January 2020, which killed 31, displaced 16 000 people, affected 107 000 individuals, and prompted the government…

January 31, 2020

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Flash floods kill at least 3, leaves 4 500 homeless in central and southeastern Tanzania

At least three people died and around 4 500 were left homeless after flash flooding hit Iringa district, central Tanzania, and Lindi in the southeastern region following days of a heavy downpour. In Iringa, the worst affected divisions were Pawaga and Idodi, where…

January 30, 2020

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains claimed the lives of at least 7 people and displaced more than 2 000 in Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the country’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Heavy rain caused…

January 29, 2020

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Severe weather affects 60 000, nearly 14 000 homes damaged or destroyed in West Java, Indonesia

Approximately 60 000 people were affected by severe weather in Indonesia as floodwaters continue to inundate six districts in West Java, according to the disaster management’s report on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Flooding since Thursday, January 23 inflicted…

January 28, 2020

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Heavy monsoon rains drench Queensland, causing widespread floods, Australia

A nearly stationary monsoonal low close to the Gulf of Carpentaria is driving very humid air toward Queensland, with heaviest rains in the state’s northeast and tropical coast. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued several flood warnings on Tuesday, January…

January 28, 2020

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Madagascar declares national emergency as massive floods claim 31 lives and inundate more than 10 000 homes

The government of Madagascar has declared a national emergency on Monday, January 27, 2020, following days of intense downpour that triggered widespread flooding and devastations across the country. The severe weather has so far claimed 31 lives, displaced more than…

January 28, 2020

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Severe hailstorm hits Malaga, causing major tailbacks and power disruptions, Spain

A severe hailstorm hit Malaga, Spain on Thursday, January 23, 2020, causing chaos in parts of the province as heavy rain and hail trapped commuters in tailbacks. In addition, flash floods swept away numerous vehicles, leaving them piled up. The event came just…

January 27, 2020

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Major floods and landslides leave at least 57 people dead after heaviest rains since records began, Brazil

At least 57 people were confirmed dead on Monday, January 27, 2020, after days of intense downpour struck southeastern Brazil, triggering massive floods and landslides. Belo Horizonte city registered 171.8 mm (6.7 inches) of rain on Friday, January 24– the highest…

January 27, 2020

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Storm Gloria: Death toll rises to 13, over 1 500 evacuated in France after two months’ worth of rain in 48 hours

At least 13 people have died in Spain and more than 1 500 were evacuated in southwest France, authorities confirmed on January 24, 2020, after powerful Storm Gloria caused widespread flooding and left a trail of destruction in its wake. In parts of France, Gloria…

January 24, 2020

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More than 200 evacuated as floods hit northwest Argentina

More than 200 people were evacuated in Tucuman province, northwest Argentina after storms and heavy rain sparked flooding, authorities confirmed on January 22, 2020. 60 people were evacuated in La Reduccion, 28 in La Madrid and 5 in Los Ralos. Downpours from January…

January 24, 2020

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Flash floods and landslides wreak havoc in Peru

Heavy rains triggered several floods and landslides in Peru on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, particularly affecting the departments of Arequipa and Huanuco. As a result, houses were left damaged and many roads had to be closed. Authorities said damage assessments…

January 24, 2020

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Widespread floods hit Mozambique, leaving at least 28 dead and more than 58 000 affected

Heavy rains affecting Mozambique since December 2019 caused widespread floods, killing at least 28 people, injuring 66 and affecting more than 58 000. The number of affected people has reached 17 432 in Zambezia, 13 169 in Cabo Delgado, and 6 328 in Sofala– the top…

January 23, 2020

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Floods and landslides leave at least 6 dead, widespread damage in Madagascar

Persistent heavy rains since the start of January 2020 has triggered floods and landslides in several areas of Madagascar, leading to at least six fatalities and widespread damage. The severe weather is forecast to continue agonizing parts of the country as more…

January 23, 2020

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Widespread flooding continues in Southern Africa, significantly affecting crops and livestock

Incessant rains have been battering parts of Southern Africa particularly Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, resulting in widespread flooding that has significantly affected crops and livestock. In Mozambique, 19 people have lost their lives in seven districts due to…

January 22, 2020

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9 dead after bridge collapses over swollen river in Bengkulu, Indonesia

Nine people died in Bengkulu, Indonesia after a suspension bridge collapsed over a swollen river on Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2020. Aside from the fatalities, one other person went missing, according to the search and rescue team. In a statement from the…

January 20, 2020

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At least 6 dead as a month’s worth of rain hits Espirito Santo in just one day, Brazil

Extremely heavy rains hit southern Brazil on January 17 and 18, 2020, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving at least 6 people dead in Espirito Santo. Several others are feared missing. Nearly 250 mm (9.8 inches) fell in Alfredo Chaves town in 24 hours to…

January 20, 2020

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6 dead, 3 missing as new wave of floods hits northern Mozambique

Heavy rainfall continues battering Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province since December 2019, causing deadly floods. As of January 15, the death toll stands at six while three others remain missing. The severe downpour has also affected Tete province and triggered…

January 18, 2020

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Floods and landslides hit Bolivia, killing at least 6 people

Heavy rains have been battering parts of Bolivia since January 11, 2020, causing floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three municipalities declared a state of emergency. In Chuquisaca Department, the Quirpinchaca river burst due to…

January 18, 2020

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Fierce winds and heavy rain lash Fiji as Tropical Cyclone “Tino” strengthens into Category 2

Tropical Cyclone “Tino” formed on January 16, 2020, as the third named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. Tino has intensified into a Category 2 storm on January 17, moving southeast at 28 km/h (17 mph) with winds of up to 130 km/h (81…

January 17, 2020

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Oman hit by 4 months’ worth of rain in 1 day, severe flash floods and freezing temperatures

Heavy rain triggered flash flooding across parts of Oman on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, with temperatures plummeting below freezing and snow in some areas. Capital city Muscat recorded whopping 56 mm (2.2 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period into Thursday, January…

January 16, 2020

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Oktibbeha residents urged to evacuate due to ‘imminent’ dam failure, Mississippi

Mississippi officials urged residents living near the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam to evacuate on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, after heavy rains put a dam at ‘imminent’ threat of failing and prompted a flash-flood emergency. “After inspection, the County…

January 15, 2020

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Major floods hit Iran after a year’s worth of rain in 3 days, at least 3 dead and over 20 000 homeless

Days of torrential rain in Iran have led to major floods, resulting in at least three fatalities, official media confirmed on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Thousands of establishments were damaged, hundreds of villages were cut off, and more than 20 000 residents left…

January 15, 2020

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UAE smashes 24-year-old rainfall record, widespread flooding and destruction reported

Non-stop heavy rain, which led to widespread flooding and destruction in the United Arab Emirates, broke the highest rainfall record since 1996. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), as of Sunday, January 12, 2020, the highest amount of rain from…

January 13, 2020

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Israel breaks 51-year-old rainfall record, historic flooding claims 7 lives

Torrential downpours in northern Israel have broken a 51-year-old rainfall record within a two-week period, according to the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS). An average of 350 and 400 mm (14 to 16 inches) of rain had been accumulated since December 25, 2019–…

January 11, 2020

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Widespread destruction, 41 people dead after heavy rains hit Angola

Torrential rains affecting Angola since January 3, 2020, caused widespread destruction and left at least 41 people dead. According to Interior Minister Eugenio Laborinho, capital city Luanda is among the worst-hit areas. The event follows severe regional drought…

January 10, 2020

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Dams in Cyprus overflow in all-time record

Water reservoirs in Cyprus have been filled in all-time record, according to a report released by the country’s Water Development Department​ (WDD) on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The report was released after two more of the largest reservoirs reached full…

January 09, 2020

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1 dead as violent cloudburst triggers flood in Nahariya, Israel

A violent cloudburst hit Nahariya, Israel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, leading to widespread flooding in which one person lost its life. This was the second severe storm within a week, following the first one on January 4 that claimed four lives in Tel Aviv,…

January 08, 2020

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Widespread floods and landslides hit Turkey, huge amounts of snow at higher elevations

Torrential rains have been battering Turkey for days beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, disrupting daily life in parts of the country as the downpour sparked widespread flash floods and landslides, claiming at least two lives. Extreme weather conditions led to heavy…

January 08, 2020

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Major floods hit Israel after 20 percent of yearly rainfall in just 2 hours

Major flooding hit parts of Israel following days of heavy downpour on January 4 and 5, 2020, claiming at least four lives. The rain was so intense that the city of Tel Aviv received 20% of its yearly rainfall in just two hours. Two people died after rains flooded…

January 06, 2020

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Massive floods in Indonesia claim 53 lives, 173 000 in emergency centers

Exceptionally heavy rain hit Jakarta Metropolitan Area on December 31, 2019, and January 1, 2020, with up to 377 mm (14.8 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, Jakarta sees 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rainfall during the entire month of December. More heavy to…

January 04, 2020

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Jakarta officials warn more extreme rainfall expected — announce the use of Weather Modification Technology to combat floods

A day after massive floods hit Jakarta, claiming the lives of at least 23 people, city officials warned residents and tourists more extreme rainfall is expected through the rest of the month and up to at least mid-February 2020. At least 23 people were killed since…

January 02, 2020

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Massive floods hit Jakarta after exceptionally heavy rainfall, several million left without power, at least 53 killed

Massive floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta on January 1, 2020, killing at least 53 people and forcing tens of thousands to evacuate. Several million were left without power and drinking water. The deaths were a result of hypothermia, electric shocks, landslides,…

January 01, 2020