Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Leslie slowly moves past Bermuda, bound for Canada.

Hurricane Michael was located about 1020 mi [1640 km] WSW of the Azores. No threat to land.

Floods in Nigeria kill 137, displace thousands.

A small tornado hit an area north of Montreal on Saturday as part of a storm that left more than 90,000 homes and businesses without power.

Violent windstorm kills 4 in north-east Oklahoma, but it was no tornado.


Floods displace more than 15 000 people in northern Uganda.

Tens of thousands of people have been affected by floods in central, eastern and southern Chad. Thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed as well as hundreds of houses.

Drought gives way to floods in Gujarat, India as the monsoon rains finally arrive.

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Hurricane Leslie is expected to hit Bermuda squarely Saturday night, before heading towards Canada. Hurricane watch is in effect.

Hurricane Isaac produced 9 tornadoes in Illinois during the period 31 August – 1 September.

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Tropical Storm Leslie strengthens to become category 1 hurricane and continues on it path towards Bermuda and possibly Nova Scotia.

3 people have died and 9 are missing in flash floods in Pakistan’s Kashmir region.

Floods displace thousands and destroy crops in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province.

Tornadoes hit south-western Wisconsin and Camden County, New Jersey, USA.

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Small Tropical Storm Michael forms in the eastern Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Leslie moves slowly towards Bermuda.

Heavy rainfall and floods in the Senegalese capital Dakar have unearthed treasures believed to date back several thousands of years. Ancient pieces of pottery and jewellery were found strewn in the streets after a day of torrential rain on Sunday.

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The storm surge from Hurricane Isaac made the Mississippi River flow backwards for 24 hours on Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Leslie strengthens in the Atlantic and will affect Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today.

More than 400 000 people have been left homeless and lost their property in widespread floods in Niger.

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Tropical Storms Kirk and Leslie in the Atlantic are not expected to impact on land at this stage.

Tropical Storm Ileana remains far off Baja California and is also not expected to make landfall.

Flooding in northern Cameroon kills at least 14 people, displacing 22 000.

Flooding and locust swarms in Chad add to the region’s food crisis.

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Widespread flooding along the Mississippi Gulf coast due to Hurricane Isaac. The storm has weakened to a tropical depression, but is still dumping rain along the coast. Isaac spawned several tornados along the coast.

Tropical storm Leslie forms in the Atlantic.

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Hurricane Isaac weakens to tropical storm, but still brings huge quantities of rain as it hovers over southern Louisiana moving very slowly up the Gulf coast. Flooding in numerous districts have been reported.

Tropical storm Tembin approaches South Korea while typhoon Bolaven pummels an already reeling North Korea.

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Hurricane Isaac hits the USA Gulf coast, bringing welcome rain to the drought ravaged southern states. Residents in New orleans await the effect of the expected storm surge to see if the flood measures rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina hold. No mass evacuations have been ordered.

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic.

Tropical Ileana forms in the eastern Pacific, but is not expected to threaten land.

A fresh wave of floods hit Sonitpur, India. 5 000 people in 10 villages are affected.

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Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to make landfall in New Orleans Tuesday night, nearly 7 years to the day after the ill-fated hurricane Katrina.

Typhoon Tembin causes widespread damage in Taiwan.

Typhoon Bolaven moves slowly across South Korea, bringing heavy rains, cancelling flights and closing all schools in Seoul.

Tornado reported near Vero Beach, Florida, USA.

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Tropical Storm Isaac grounds hundreds of flights in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA before moving away from Florida towards the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Typhoon Bolaven heads for South Korea slowly after injuring 4 people in Japan but causing no major damage beyond disrupting transportation and shipping and cutting pose to 75 000 homes.

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Tropical Storm Isaac hits Cuba after killing at least four people in Haiti. Isaac is expected to strengthen and hit the Florida Keys as a hurricane. Storm watches are in effect on the Florida, USA coast.

Powerful Typhoon Bolaven is approaching Okinawa Japan with winds of 250 km/h.

Floods in Myanmar [Burma] have submerged more than 250 000 hectares of rice paddys in the Irrawaddy Delta forcing 85 000 people to flee.

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Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to head for Florida, USA after soaking Haiti and Cuba.

The monsoon rains, late this year, have finally arrived with full force in India, wreaking havoc in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata and Azad Kashmir and leaving at least 32 people dead over the last few days.

Flooding in northern Nigeria over the past few days has left at least 11 people dead.

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Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to reach Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by Saturday morning.

Tropical Storm Joyce forms in the Atlantic.

Hundreds of homes have been damaged in flooding in the Pakistan/India border region. 21 people are reported dead.

New floods in North Korea kill at least 6 people and destroy hundreds of buildings, mostly homes.

John Nelson has compiled a composite map showing every hurricane around the world since 1851. The map can he found here. There are a number of other very cool composite maps on the site as well.