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Eight dead as storm hits several states in US

Eight dead as storm hits several states in US

As many as eight persons were killed after a line of deadly storms caused flooding in Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Floods, hurricanes and more: Social media can help predict these natural disasters!

Floods, hurricanes and more: Social media can help predict these natural disasters!

The researchers tracked photos and videos with tags such as river, water and landscape on the social media platform Flickr between 2004 and 2014.

NASA/NOAA satellite animation shows series of storms affecting California – Watch

NASA/NOAA satellite animation shows series of storms affecting California – Watch

Extreme rain events have been affecting California and snow has blanketed the Pacific Northwest.

The fury of Hurricane Matthew: What makes storms so vehement?

The fury of Hurricane Matthew: What makes storms so vehement?

NASA reported that Matthew briefly reached Category 5 hurricane status — with winds exceeding 157 mph (252 km/h) — on October 1. It dropped to Category 4 strength soon after, with maximum sustained winds calculated at a still-dizzying 140 mph (225 km/h) on October 3.

Macedonia mourns after storms kill 21

Macedonia held a day of mourning Monday after at least 21 people were killed in flooding and violent winds as a freak storm battered the capital Skopje.

78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China

Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China`s eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 others, Xinhua reported.

France and Germany battle deadly floods; toll reaches nine

France and Germany battle deadly floods; toll reaches nine

Rescue workers have responded to around 10,000 calls and evacuated more than 5,000 people since the deluge began at the weekend.

Storms, lightning and heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh; at least 12 dead

Storms, lightning and heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh; at least 12 dead

At least 12 people were killed across Uttar Pradesh (UP) due to storms, lightning and heavy rains, an official said on Monday.

Natural disasters since 1900 'have cost $7 trillion'

Natural disasters have caused more than USD 7 trillion (6.2 trillion euros) in economic damage worldwide since 1900, with floods and storms accounting for nearly 60 per cent of the total, researchers said today.

Storms leave three million without water in Chile capital

Three million people in the Chilean capital were without drinking water on Saturday after heavy rain caused landslides that fouled the rivers supplying the city, officials said.

Storms, tornadoes kill 43 in US over the Christmas holiday weekend

Storms hit the U.S. South, Southwest and Midwest over the Christmas holiday weekend, unleashing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, flattened buildings and snarled transportation for millions during a busy travel time.

At least 25 dead as tornados, storms strike Texas in US

At least 25 dead as tornados, storms strike Texas in US

Tornados knocked cars off a highway and flattened homes in Texas, raising the death toll to 25 as a string of powerful storms wreaked havoc across much of the southern United States.

Know how storm activities cause persistent weather extremes

Know how storm activities cause persistent weather extremes

If you thought that less severe storms in the mid-latitudes bring good news along with them, then according to a recent study these storms have a moderating effect on land temperatures.