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Floods sweep Italian island of Sardinia following heavy rains

Floods have swept the Italian island of Sardinia following heavy rains. At least three people have been killed. Italian media say the three who have died there include an older man who drowned at home and a man killed in his vehicle. Strong winds and rain have battered the island since Friday, cutting off power […]

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Tropical Storm Iota strengthens to CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE ahead of landfall in Central America

Tropical Storm Iota strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane and is expected to make landfall in Central America as a “catastrophic” storm on Monday night. Hurricane Iota has maximum sustained winds of 160 mph and is forecast to bring a life-threatening storm surge of as much as 15 to 20 feet along with rainfall of […]

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Deaths toll from typhoon climbs to 67 as Philippines faces worst flooding in 45 years

The deaths toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region hit by the worst flooding in more than 45 years, officials said on Sunday. President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Tuguegarao province to assess the situation in Cagayan Valley region, […]

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Hurricane Eta to bring life-threatening storm surge, winds in Cuba and Florida on Sunday and Monday

Tropical Storm Eta is lashing the Caribbean with torrential rainfall and damaging winds on Saturday as it approaches Cuba. The storm is currently moving northeast away from the Cayman Islands and toward central Cuba at 13 mph. The storm is expected to sustain winds of 65 mph with tropical storm-force winds extending up to 115 […]

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At least 70 people died as Hurricane Eta wreaks catastrophic flooding on Central America

Hurricane Eta unleashed torrential rains and catastrophic flooding on Central America, with fatalities rising sharply mostly because of mudslides as streets turned into rivers and bridges came tumbling down. More than 70 people were reported killed across the region of mostly poor countries wedged between Mexico and Colombia, and at least hundreds were stranded on […]

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Typhoon Molave triggers landslides; dozens buried, missing, dead in Vietnam

Typhoon Molave triggered landslides that killed at least 18 people and left 38 missing in central Vietnam. Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides. Ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said Thursday. […]

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102 dead, 5 million affected by ‘catastrophic floods’ in Vietnam

Severe floods and landslides triggered in Vietnam have left at least 102 people dead or missing and “swamped” five million, according to an aid agency. Two storms, Linfa and Nangka brought six times the average rainfall in the first two weeks of October. The floodwaters have so far left at least 178,000 homes submerged, food […]

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Record rainfall triggers flash floods in southern India

Heavy rains killed at least 15 people in southern India and caused widespread flooding in Hyderabad, home to plenty of IT companies and startups. A wall collapsed in Hyderabad, the capital of the southern state of Telangana due to heavy rainfall. Hyderabad had received more than 25 cm of rainfall over the past 24 hours, a […]

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Powerful storm Alex causes severe floods in Italy and France; 2 dead, 24 missing

At least two people died and twenty-four were reported missing after a powerful storm hit southern France and north-western Italy. The tropical storm dubbed, Alex, brought fierce winds and torrential rains causing severe floods. Villages around the southern city of Nice suffered serious damage, it’s mayor called it the worst flooding in living memory. In […]

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Cyclone Ianos: Rare Mediterranean hurricane sweeps Greece, 3 dead

Three people died  after a rare hurricane-like storm swept across Greece, flooding streets and homes and cutting power. At least two people remain missing Hundreds of people became trapped as Cyclone Ianos, known as a “medicane” – Mediterranean hurricane – hit areas north of Athens before heading south. As Ianos churned eastwards overnight Friday and […]

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Karachi records highest rainfall in a single day; Floods kill at least 19

Karachi, Pakistan’s financial capital plunged into chaos on Friday with power cuts, streets under water and cellphone outages caused by heavy rains as officials said at least 19 people had been killed in downpours the previous day. Record torrential rainfall flooded streets, damaged homes and buildings on Thursday. The provincial government declared a public holiday […]

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China’s Three Gorges Dam to see largest ever flood peak since construction; 100,000 people evacuated

Over 100,000 people were evacuated from the upper reaches of China’s Yangtze river as flooding threatened a 1,200-year-old World Heritage Site. Volunteers and police used sand bags to protect the 71-metre (233-foot) Leshan Giant Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwestern Sichuan province, as muddy water rose over its toes for the first time […]