The worst flood in 40 years hits Addu City, Maldives

Severe rainfall caused the worst flooding in the last 40 years in Addu City, Maldives, on November 26, 2015. Numerous homes sustained serious damage, however, luckily, no victims have been reported so far.Torrential downpours began on the afternoon (local time) of Novem

November 26, 2015

A year's worth of rainfall batters Doha, Qatar in one day, Saudi Arabia inundated again

Heavy rainfalls were affecting Doha, Qatar and central and eastern parts of Saudi Arabia throughout November 25, 2015. More than one year of average rainfall was recorded in only 24 hours in Doha and one person was reported dead in Riyadh Region, so far.Seasonal storms

November 26, 2015

Disease outbreaks and towering food prices threaten flood-stricken Somalia

Severe flooding across Somalia, on-going since October 19, 2015, has triggered an epidemic in water-borne diseases, an escalation of local commodity prices and an interruption of humanitarian aid delivery, according to the United Nation's (UN) report from November 2

November 25, 2015

Strong flash floods batter Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall battered western, northern and central Saudi Arabia on November 17, 2015, causing strong flash floods across the affected areas. So far, 8 people died and one person, presumably a child, remains missing.A spell of unusually severe rainstorms and strong wi

November 18, 2015

Deep low over the Bay of Bengal inundates Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu

Severe rainstorms brought by a deep low over the Bay of Bengal that battered Tamil Nadu last week, have also been affecting Sri Lanka since November 15, 2015. Almost 20 000 people have been affected by flooding conditions while 2 600 were forced to leave their homes. Re

November 16, 2015

Storm "Abigail" and remnants of Ex-hurricane "Kate" flood parts of UK and Ireland

Storm "Abigail" and remnants of Ex-hurricane "Kate" have brought heavy rainfall to parts of UK and Ireland during November 14 and 15, 2015. Overflowing rivers flooded parts of England, Wales and Ireland. Luckily, no victims have been reported.Atlanti

November 16, 2015

Historic winter floods leave parts of China under water

Heavy rainfalls have triggered torrential flooding across parts of southern, eastern and central China as of November 13, 2015. A huge landslide in eastern China killed 25 people and left 21 missing while, in total, over 200 000 people have been affected by extreme cond

November 16, 2015

Heavy rainfall and severe flooding leaves at least 48 people dead in Tamil Nadu, India

Heavy rainfalls triggered severe flooding in Tamil Nadu state, India since a tropical depression reached its coasts on November 9, 2015. At least 48 people have been reported dead by late November 13.A strong tropical depression developed over the Bay of Bengal on Novem

November 13, 2015

Torrential downpours inundate Kenya

Heavy rainfall has been affecting Kenya since November 3, 2015. Extreme weather conditions caused another round of flash floods and landslides in several places, as of November 11. At least 8 people have been reported dead so far while over thousand of others have been

November 12, 2015

Strong floods and landslides affecting western Colombia

Heavy rainfall has been continuously affecting the western part of Colombia over the past week, causing strong floods and landslides, while damaging buildings and other infrastructure. Over 5 000 people have been left homeless, as of November 8, 2015, according to Human

November 11, 2015

Strong convective system leaves parts of Spain under water

A big low pressure area that was affecting Iberian Peninsula since November 1, 2015, has brought heavy downpours to many parts of Spain, causing river overflows and flash floods across the country. 4 people have been reported dead and another 5 injured, as of November 3

November 04, 2015

Severe flooding inundates southern Italy

Heavy rainfalls have been continually affecting Calabria and Sicily in southern Italy since November 1, 2015. Severe weather has brought severe flooding across the affected provinces, causing deaths of at least 2 people, so far.100 mm (3.9 inches) of rainfall was report

November 04, 2015

Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" slams into Yemen, heavy flooding reported

Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" slammed central Yemen with hurricane force on November 3, 2015, making a record as the first hurricane to hit Yemen in the history of reliable measurements. The system brought heavy rainfalls and strong winds, causing floods and infr

November 03, 2015

Severe thunderstorm and flash floods hit Portugal and Spain

Severe thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rains continues to sweep Iberian Peninsula, as of November 1, 2015. Severe flooding claimed one life so far, in Algarve region, Portugal. The weather system is currently wreaking havoc across Spain, where severe flash floods ar

November 02, 2015

Major flooding hits parts of Texas, several tornadoes reported

Major floods hit parts of central and southeastern Texas, as of October 30, 2015, media reports. Several tornado events, some of which have yet to be confirmed, have been observed to inflict significant damage south and east of Houston, across the eastern Harris County

November 01, 2015

Seasonal low brings heavy floods to Iran, Iraq and parts of Saudi Arabia

Severe weather has been affecting Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia over the last couple of days. Heavy rains accompanied with thunderstorms and strong winds have brought floods and caused substantial amounts of damage across the affected areas. 19 people were reported dead s

October 30, 2015

Severe floods hit Costa Rica

Heavy rainfalls, affecting parts of Costa Rica for the last two days, have caused strong floods across the country and a landslide in San Rafael de Naranjo, media reported on October 29, 2015. 2 people have died and at least 125 flood related incidents have been reporte

October 29, 2015

More floods threaten Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi by the end of the week

No rest seems to be in sight for the soaken grounds of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as a new weather system is set to bring another round of heavy rainfall. The flooding threat is forecast to return on October 30, 2015 and last through the coming weekend.A short-li

October 29, 2015

Furious thunderstorm batters Kuwait

Severe thunderstorm battered Kuwait on October 27, 2015, causing floods across the affected areas. Traffic disruptions were reported, schools have been closed and numerous flights suspended, media reported.Severe weather conditions hit Jahra and Taima particularly hard

October 29, 2015

Heavy floods still affecting Brazil and Uruguay

Severe flooding continues to affect southern Brazil and adjacent parts of Uruguay, media reported on October 27, 2015. According to the recent information more than 200 000 people across the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina have been affected so far while

October 28, 2015

Hurricane "Patricia" rapidly dissipates over land, major disaster avoided

Damage assessments following the rapid passage of Hurricane "Patricia" continue to report significantly lower amounts of devastation across Mexican land than predicted. Hundreds of homes were devastated and 8 people were reported dead, as of October 25, 2015,

October 26, 2015

Violent rainstorms and large hail batter Israel

Intense rainfall accompanied with large hail and thunderstorms battered Israel on October 25, 2015. 1 person died and a number of people have been injured in weather related incidents. Power outages have been reported across the affected areas.Strong rains began on the

October 26, 2015

Torrential rains swamp Texas, violent flooding expected to continue

North and Central Texas reported heavy flooding through October 23 and 24, 2015. Raging waters overflew roads and caused major traffic disruptions across the affected regions. A Union Pacific train was derailed on October 24, media reported.Severe rainstorms that have r

October 24, 2015

Patricia makes landfall in Mexico, major flooding ongoing

Hurricane "Patricia" slammed into the coast of southwestern Mexico on October 23, 2015, with winds reaching 270 km/h (165 mph) and was downgraded to a category 2 hurricane since, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. So far no victims have been reported, a

October 24, 2015

Strong flash floods inundate parts of Greece

Severe thunderstorms accompanied with heavy rainfall have been battering parts of Greece since October 20, 2015 Lashing downpours triggered major flash floods and mudslides over the last couple of days, flooding homes and causing infrastructural damage across the affect

October 24, 2015

Life-threatening floods expected across South Central US

Major flooding is expected across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana, as a slow-moving weather system packing heavy rainfalls travels over US. Strong rains could cause life-threatening conditions across the affected areas starting on October 23, 2015 and th

October 23, 2015

Death toll still climbing, as Koppu's remnants move away from the Philippines

Number of victims from the passage of the violent Typhoon "Koppu" continues to rise in the Philippines. As of October 22, 2015, 54 people were reported dead and over 1 million residents were affected by extreme weather conditions resulting from the fierce stor

October 22, 2015

Deadly flash floods hit northern Oman

Heavy rainfalls between October 14 and 17, 2015 caused flash floods across northern Oman, media reports. So far, 7 people have been reported dead while 50 successful rescues have been performed across the affected areas.Flash floods caused by strong downpours last week

October 21, 2015

Prolonged period of heavy rainfalls brings floods across parts of Brazil and Uruguay

Severe rainfalls over the last few weeks have inundated Brazil and Uruguay, media reported on October 20, 2015. More than 1 000 people have been left homeless in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, while 200 have been displaced in northern Uruguay. 3 people have been repo

October 20, 2015

Historic water levels reported as heavy floods inundate Karlovac, central Croatia

Heavy rainfalls that battered Croatia in the period between October 15 and 17, 2015 caused severe flooding in the area of Karlovac City. So far, no victims have been reported, however over 400 families had to leave their homes due to raging waters while the affected are

October 20, 2015

Massive mudslide engulfs Highway 58 near the Tehachapi Mountains, California

Flash floods and resulting massive mudslide caused by heavy rainfall that hit California's Mojave region on October 15, 2015, engulfed around 200 vehicles, including 115 passenger cars, 75 tractor trailers and 2 buses carrying tourists, on Highway 58 (Interstate 5),

October 19, 2015

Death toll continues to rise as Typhoon "Koppu" (Lando) inundates northern Luzon, Philippines

Typhoon "Koppu", in the Philippines known as Lando, has brought severe flooding and strong winds to Luzon Island, the main island of the Philippines archipelago. So far, the storm has forced over 65 000 people to evacuate their homes, with death toll reaching

October 19, 2015

Deadly Typhoon "Koppu" (Lando) slams the Philippines, more life-threatening floods and mudslides expected

Typhoon "Koppu" (Lando) slammed the Philippines with heavy downpours and strong winds on October 17, 2015 at 21:00 UTC, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). The system is moving over the island

October 18, 2015

Extreme weather system brings heavy rainfalls and severe flooding across parts of Italy and Balkans

Strong thunderstorms accompanied with heavy rains and strong winds swept several regions across southern and central Italy, Sicily, western and northwestern Balkans during October 14 and 15, 2015. Rough weather has caused floods and landslides across affected areas, esp

October 15, 2015

Torrential downpours trigger flash floods and a deadly landslide in eastern Myanmar

Severe rainfall has been affecting Kayah State in eastern Myanmar, over the last couple of days. Torrential downpours have caused strong flash floods and a violent landslide in the area. At least 17 people died and 60 homes have been devastated, while 360 people have be

October 13, 2015