Tornadoes, Louisiana, February 2017

Multiple tornadoes touched down in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The tornadoes were part of a severe weather system moving through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The largest tornado, […]

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M7.8 Earthquake, New Zealand, Nov 2016

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The quake was centered about 57 miles northeast of Christchurch on the South Island. Hundreds of smaller […]

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Hurricane Matthew, October 2016

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais, Haiti early Tuesday, October 4, 2016. The storm brought heavy rain and wind as it crossed over the island, causing flooding […]

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M6.2 Earthquake, Central Italy, August 2016

A M6.2 earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 am Wednesday, August 24, 2016. The quake’s epicenter was southeast of Norcia. At least 250 people were killed in the event, with […]

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Flooding in Louisiana, August 2016

Heavy downpours of rain have inundated parts of southern Louisiana the week of August 14, 2016, causing devastating flooding. Eleven people were killed and thousands of people have been evacuated […]

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Flooding in Western Europe, June 2016

Heavy rain across Western Europe has caused some flooding in parts of France, Germany and Belgium. The Seine River and some of its tributaries have spilled over their banks in […]

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Wildfires in Alberta, Canada, May 2016

Fast-spreading wildfires have forced the evacuation of approximately 80,000 residents of the Canadian town Fort McMurray on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  The town, whose industry is largely oil production, is […]

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Texas Flooding, April 2016

Upwards of 17 inches of rain fell in Harris County, Texas in 24 hours, between April 17 and 18th, 2016, creating historic flooding. The Harris County Flood Control District reported […]

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Earthquake in Ecuador, April 2016

A 7.8M earthquake struck off the west coast of Ecuador on April 16, 2016. The quake caused damage and destruction on a large scale, especially in the province of Manabí. […]

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Earthquakes in Japan, April 2016

Two large earthquakes struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu this week. The first earthquake, on April 14, had a magnitude of 6.2. At least 9 people were killed and […]

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