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  Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain Map of Chittagong Bangladesh  The powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox's Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti   The most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade has hit Haiti, bringing 230km/h winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm surges Rain, floods kill 36 in northwest Pakistan Flooding 'worst in 50 years', as 150,000 flee UK floods: Homes evacuated amid heavy rain Storm Patricia weakens over Mexico but risks remain   Hurricane Patricia has weakened rapidly over Mexico but authorities have warned of the risks of floods and landslides as it dumps heavy rain   Philippines on alert as Typhoon Koppu nears   The Philippines is preparing for a typhoon that is forecast to dump heavy rain and cause severe flooding when it arrives at the weekend City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain Map of Joso Japan  Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes Japan hit by second day of heavy rain, flooding and landslides Map of Ibaraki Japan
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B. 2017-11-15 Deadly floods hit Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara Mandra, Greece
C. 2017-11-05 Flash floods kill five in Malaysia Penang, Malaysia
3. 2017-10-08 Storm Nate weakens but Alabama flood threat remains Louisiana
E. 2017-09-17 Hamilton extends title lead as Vettel crashes out at Singapore GP Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
5. 2017-09-08 Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain Camaguey Archipelago, Cuba
2017-08-26 Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain Rockport, Texas
7. 2017-05-29 Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain Chittagong, Bangladesh
8. 2016-10-04 Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti Grand Anse, Haiti
J. 2016-09-10 Syria conflict: Bombs rain down as truce hopes rise Idlib, Northern Syria

Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain Map of Rockport Texas
  Deadly floods hit Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara   Flash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 14 people and caused destruction in central Greece Flash floods kill five in Malaysia   Flash floods caused by hours of torrential rain killed at least five people in Malaysia and the military deployed on Sunday to help rescue displaced... Storm Nate weakens but Alabama flood threat remains   Nate has brought strong winds, heavy rain and some flooding to the south-eastern United States Hamilton extends title lead as Vettel crashes out at Singapore GP Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain Map of Camaguey Archipelago Cuba


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Nov. 15   Greece  
Nov. 5   Malaysia  


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Oct.8   Louisiana  


September 2017 ... more > Top ^
Sep.17   Singapore
Sep.8   Cuba  
  The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared


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Aug.26   Texas  
  The biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 year has slammed into Texas with initial winds of up to 130mph (215km/h) battering coastal areas
 Some residents are feared trapped in collapsed buildings. More than 200,000 customers are without electricity. Hurricane Harvey has been confirmed to have caused at least eight fatalities; one in Suriname and seven in the United States



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May.29   Bangladesh  


year 2016 Top ^

Oct.4   Haiti  
Sep.10  Northern Syria  Syria conflict: Bombs rain down as truce hopes rise
Aug.16  Taiwan  Taiwan tank falls off bridge, killing three soldiers
Aug.6  Norway  Heavy rain hits Oslo, flash floods snarl traffic
Aug.1  Southern China  Typhoon Nida moving northwest across southern China
Jul.4  Southern China  Flooding kills more than 180 people in central and southern China
May.19  Western Canada  Wildfire raging in Alberta has spread into Saskatchewan
May.8  Western Canada  Cooler temperatures, rain give firefighters hope in Canada
Apr.3   NW Pakistan
Feb.20  Fiji  Cyclone Winston hits Fiji's main island Viti Levu
Jan.12  Wales  Village gets 'biblical' amounts of rain for more than two straight months


year 2015 Top ^

Dec.26   Paraguay
  Northern England
Nov.2  Yemen  Cyclone Chapala bears down on mainland Yemen
Oct.24   Mexico  
Oct.16   Philippines  
Sep.10   Japan
Sep.9   Japan
  Heavy rain is pummeling for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country
Aug.26   Antigua & Barbuda   Tropical Storm Erika nears Antigua and Barbuda   A fast-moving Erika neared Antigua and Barbuda, dumping rain on the eastern Caribbean on a path expected to take it by Puerto Rico Aug.23   Dominica   Tropical Storm Danny brings rain to Leeward Islands  Danny neared the Leeward Islands early Monday and was expected to weaken into a tropical depression Aug.7   Taiwan     Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan Map of Hualien Taiwan  Soudelor made landfall Saturday morning just north of the city of Hualien on the east coast of the island, bringing fierce winds and torrential rain Jul.17   Scotland   Dustin Johnson Leads British Open Map of St. Andrews Scotland United Kingdom
  Three hours of play were lost in the morning as torrential rain overwhelmed the Old Course
Jul.7   Ecuador Paramedics treat 20 for hypothermia ahead of Pope visit Jul.5   England     Hamilton wins British GP after rain in latter stages   Rosberg 2nd, Vettel 3rd, Massa 4th. Both Williams over take both Mercedes at start Jun.5   Paris Djokovic vs. Murray semifinal to resume Saturday Jun.4   Ghana   Ghana petrol station inferno kills 150 in Accra   The fire started as people in the city are trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and without power May.31   India   Rain brings some relief from deadly heat wave  India: Heat wave kills over two thousand people May.24   Texas Rain deluge brings floods to Texas and Oklahoma Map of San Marcos Texas Texas
  A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far
May.3   Switzerland Major rail route blocked by landslide following rain Map of Fribourg Switzerland
  The line between the capital of Bern and the city of Fribourg, part of the country's main Zurich-Geneva rail route, was shut down Sunday afternoon
Mar.28   Singapore   Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore holds for funeral procession   Singapore is bidding farewell to its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. Despite rain, thousands are lining the... Mar.25   Chile     State of emergency for flood-hit Atacama desert region Map of Atacama Chile
  Chile's government has declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region in the country's north after flooding from heavy rain
Feb.19   Queensland Tropical Cyclone Marcia weakens

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.7   Philippines   Typhoon sweeps across Philippines
Map of Tacloban Philippines  Hagupit is sweeping across the Philippines, toppling trees and power lines and threatening areas with heavy rain, flooding and mudslides Nov.26   Amazon Deforestation drops in Brazil's Amazon Nov.6   Haiti Floods displace at least 6,000 after rain in Haiti, Dom. Republic Oct.29   Hawaii   Hawaiian lava flow creeps toward homes Map of Pahoa Hawaii
  Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow which threatens residents of a Hawaiian village
Sep.20   Mexico Tropical Storm Polo passing south of Baja California Sep.4   Mexico     Hurricane Norbert heads up Mexico's Pacific coast Map of Los Cabos Mexico
  Hurricane Norbert scattered rain along Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday as it headed for a brush with the Los Cabos resorts
Aug.25   Nevada Burning Man closed on opening day by rain Aug.21   Japan Heavy rain hampers Hiroshima rescue as dozens still missing Map of Hiroshima Japan
  Heavy rain has hampered rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a deadly landslide killed at least 39 people
Aug.2   Puerto Rico   TS Bertha dumps heavy rain on Puerto Rico
  Tropical Storm Bertha pushed just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds across the region
Aug.1   Puerto Rico   Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic brace for heavy rains  Tropical Storm Bertha was dumping heavy rain across the eastern Caribbean and causing several power outages in the region Jun.19   Bulgaria   10 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain   ulgarian authorities say ten people have died and several others are missing after heavy rain and flooding hit the Black Sea port city of Va... Feb.21   Burundi   Flooding kills nearly 70 in Burundi
Map of Bujumbura Burundi
  The rains have triggered mudslides, swept away some homes and caused others to collapse
Feb.17   London   UK floods continue as more rain hits
  The government is urging the insurance industry to deal with flood claims as quickly as possible


year 2013 Top ^

Dec.25   Lesser Antilles   Heavy rain kills eight in St Vincent
Map of St Vincent and the Grenadines Lesser Antilles
  At least eight people died and dozens were forced out of their homes by heavy rain in the Caribbean islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines
Dec.22   Toronto Ice storm snarls travel, cuts power  A storm system is bringing freezing rain across much of Eastern Canada, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people Oct.3   Louisiana   US Gulf Coast braces for storm Map of Grand Isle Louisiana Louisiana
  Residents along the US Gulf Coast have been placed on alert as an approaching tropical storm threatens damaging winds, heavy rain and high tides
Sep.27   Mexico Fresh floods in hard-hit Acapulco Map of Acapulco Mexico
  Torrential rain has caused fresh floods in the Mexican beach resort Acapulco, less than two weeks after two storms killed 139 people
Sep.23   Southern China Typhoon Usagi hits southern China, killing at least 25 Aug.28   Taiwan Tropical Storm Kong-Rey batters Taiwan Map of Chiayi Taiwan
  Kong-Rey is dumping more than 500 millimeters of rain on the heavily populated west coast and causing widespread flooding
Aug.27   Mexico Mexico mudslides and floods kill 14   More than a dozen people have died in eastern Mexico, in landslides triggered by heavy rain caused by tropical depression Fernand Aug.26   Mexico Tropical Storm Fernand hits Mexico Aug.20   Manila More rain adds to misery in flooded Philippine capital Aug.19   Russian Far East   Russia battles huge far east flood Map of Amur Russia
  More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from flood-stricken areas in Russia's far east, where the Amur river has burst its banks after heavy rain
Aug.4   NW Pakistan Pakistan and Afghanistan monsoon floods kill dozens Jul.28   Japan   Heavy rain leaves one dead, two missing in Japan
  Heavy rains lashed Japan over the weekend, leaving one person dead and two missing, the government said as it issued a severe storm warning
Jul.12   Taiwan Typhoon Soulik winds lash Taiwan
Jul.11   Taiwan     Taiwan braces for Typhoon Soulik
  Taiwan is braced for the arrival of Typhoon Soulik, a tropical hurricane expected to bring strong winds and torrential rain to the island
Jun.17   India   North India monsoon rains 'kill 19'   At least 19 people have died in floods and heavy rain in northern India. Fifteen people were killed in Uttarakhand state May.6   Los Angeles Rain helps tame California wildfire
  Rainy weather should help contain by late Tuesday a southern California wildfire that has burned 44 sq miles, fire officials have said
Feb.22   Athens Athens is hit by torrential rainfall
  Several hours of heavy rain and a thunderstorm have flooded roads and homes, caused traffic jams and disrupted the train and tram network
Feb.9   Peru   Heavy rain causes floods in Andes
Map of Arequipa Peru
  Torrential rain has been creating havoc along the Pacific coast of South America, with flooding causing the deaths of at least six people in Peru


year 2012 Top ^

Dec.23   England   More rain set to exacerbate flood disruption
Map of Cornwall United Kingdom
  Flooding and heavy rain are continuing to cause problems in south-west England and parts of Wales and Scotland
Dec.4   Southern Philippines Philippine death toll from Typhoon Bopha rises Dec.3  Southern Philippines  Philippines hit by Typhoon Bopha Oct.29   New Jersey     Severe flooding as Sandy strikes
  A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast
Oct.14   Lesser Antilles   Tropical Storm Rafael pummels Virgin Islands Map of Virgin Islands Lesser Antilles  Rafael unleashed heavy rain and powerful gusts on the Virgin Islands early Sunday and could turn into a hurricane Aug.29   New Orleans   Isaac pummels sodden New Orleans
  New Orleans is hunkering down as Hurricane Isaac pummels the city with strong winds and drenching rain
Aug.28   South Korea     Typhoon Bolaven reaches Korean Peninsula   5 Chinese fishermen died and 10 were missing in stormy waters off Jeju Island as Typhoon Bolaven brought howling winds and torrential rain Aug.25   Cuba   Tropical storm dumps rain on Cuba
Map of Baracoa Cuba
  Tropical Storm Isaac has swept into eastern Cuba after bringing flood misery to the south coast of Haiti, where four people were killed
Aug.9   Manila   More rains add to Philippines flood woes  Thursday brought no break from the rain for nearly 2 million people in the Philippines, where a monsoon has caused heavy flooding and at least... Jul.23   Beijing   Heaviest rain in 60 years kills dozens
  The 'heaviest rain in six decades' left at least 37 people dead and raised criticism about Beijing's infrastructure and the government's response to disasters
Jul.16   Japan   In Japan torrential rain kills at least 28
Map of Kyushu Japan
  Extraordinarily heavy rains have left hundreds of people cut off on the southern island of Kyushu, and more storms could be on their way
Jun.27   Bangladesh More than 90 dead in heavy rain, floods Map of Chittagong Bangladesh
  Rescue crews were frantically trying to find survivors possibly buried in debris after heavy rain and floods washed through southeastern Bangladesh
Jun.26   Florida   Debby makes landfall in Florida Map of Wakulla County Florida
  Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Debby, which has made landfall in north-western Florida, is drenching the state's Gulf coast
Jun.10   Paris Nadal quest halted by rain Map of Roland Garros France
  The eagerly awaited French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was interrupted by rain with the Spaniard leading 6-4 5-3
Jun.3   London     Pomp, pouring rain for Diamond Jubilee
  The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.    Queen Elizabeth takes to the River Thames in a special barge ...
Jun.1   Melbourne Hundreds of sheep rain down on cars
Map of Laverton North Australia
  A truck carrying nearly 400 sheep tipped over while on an overpass, sending the helpless animals tumbling down on shocked drivers below
May.28   Florida   Tropical storm Beryl lashes south-east US
  Tropical storm Beryl has brought heavy rain and outages as it hit the south-eastern coast of the US
May.20   Rome   Sharapova beats Li Na to retain Italian Open title
  Maria Sharapova is beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in a wild match in which play was twice interrupted by rain and the red clay turned to mud
Feb.27   Florida Kenseth wins Daytona 500 after fire and rain
Map of DAYTONA BEACH Florida
  Matt Kenseth capped a crazy 36 hours for NASCAR by winning the first postponed Daytona 500 in 55 editions of the marquee event
Jan.21   South Carolina   Primary: Voting under way in tight race
  Voters have endured heavy rain in the US state of South Carolina as Republican candidates battle for the presidential nomination
Jan.11   Brazil     Dozens dead in Brazil floods
Map of Minas Gerais Brazil
  In the state of Minas Gerais, at least people 15 died amid the rain as 116 cities have declared a state of emergency


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.30   Southern India     Cyclone pummels India's coast, kills 19
Map of Tamil Nadu India
  Lashing winds and heavy rain pummeled India's southeastern coastline Friday as Cyclone Thane roared onshore killing at least 19 people
Dec.26   Southern Philippines More rain forecast amid Philippines deaths Oct.17   El Salvador   At least 60 dead from heavy rain
  Heavy rain that has killed at least 60 people in Central America is not expected to let up soon. 32 people have died in El Salvador, 28 in Guatemala
Oct.16   Southern Thailand   Death toll from 2 months of rain is 297
  More than 8.5 million in 61 provinces affected by the rising waters
Oct.12   Mexico     Hurricane Jova weakens in Mexico
Map of Manzanillo Mexico
  Heavy rain remained a 'major threat' as Hurricane Jova quickly lost steam after making landfall along Mexico's Pacific coast
Aug.28   New York   Huge storm tears across New York
  Seawater surged into flood-prone areas as Tropical Storm Irene hit the city, downgraded from a hurricane but still bringing fierce winds and rain Aug.27   New York Hurricane Irene lashes New York Aug.22   Puerto Rico   Hurricane hits Puerto Rico
  Irene strengthened into the first hurricane of 2011, dumping heavy rain as it moved away from Puerto Rico and towards the Dominican Rep. and Haiti
Aug.15   Bermuda   Tropical Storm Gert nears Bermuda
  Gert has turned northward and is predicted to bring rain and tropical storm force wind to Bermuda before heading for the open Atlantic Ocean
Aug.5   Haiti Rains, flooding threaten Haiti
Jul.26   South Korea   Deadly landslide in South Korea Map of Chuncheon South Korea
  At least 10 people are dead and several missing after heavy rain triggered a landslide in a mountain resort in northern South Korea
Jun.12   Montreal   Button reigns in the rain
  Jenson Button snatched a sensational victory at a Canadian Grand Prix as world champion Sebastian Vettel made a mistake on the final lap


year 2010 Top ^

Dec.8   Panama Panama Canal shut by heavy rains
Oct.31   Caribbean   Tomas weakens to Category 1
  A weakened hurricane was heading into open Caribbean waters after pounding the island of St. Vincent with gusty winds and heavy rain
Sep.28   Cuba   Cubans brace for tropical depression
  Cubans braced for high winds and heavy rain as a tropical depression pushed toward the island nation
Sep.26   Mexico   Matthew drenches southern Mexico
  Matthew weakened to a remnant low Sunday but continued to dump heavy rain over eastern Mexico and Central America
Sep.19   Bermuda   Hurrciane passes just west of Bermuda
  The mammoth of a hurricane Igor has reached its closest point to Bermuda, as winds and rain continued to pummel the island into Monday morning
Sep.6   Australia   Evacuation as rain and floods hit Victoria
Map of Victoria Australia
  Heavy rain and flooding have prompted the evacuation of hundreds of households in Australia's second-most-populated state
Aug.10   Western China Storms threaten landslide rescue effort Aug.8   Pakistan Pakistan hit by deadly landslips Jul.23   China   Record water levels test giant dam Map of Yichang City China
  Heavy rain and flooding have exacted a high toll and the country faced a new threat from a swollen Yangtze River dam
Jun.4   Oman   Cyclone Phet batters coastal Oman
  Phet weakened as it churned along coastal Oman, dumping up to 25 centimeters (10 inches) of rain on the region
Jun.2   Oman     Cyclone threatens Oman, Pakistan
  Torrential rain and hurricane force winds were forecast for the coast of Oman as Phet, a Category 4 storm bore down on the sultanate’s coast
May.11   Louisiana     Captain saw black rain before drill rig blast
  A 'black rain' of drilling fluid and a roar of escaping gas erupted from the doomed Deepwater Horizon before the explosion that sank the oil rig
Feb.27   Haiti Rain triggers deadly floods
Map of Les Cayes Haiti
  At least eight people have been killed in or near the southeastern port cit in floods triggered by heavy rain


year 2009 Top ^

Dec.26   Argentina Car crash injures Buonanotte, kills 3
Map of River Plate Argentina
  Midfielder Diego Buonanotte has been hospitalized with broken bones after he lost control of his car in the rain and slammed into a tree
Nov.9   Alabama   Ida bringing heavy rain, flooding Map of Dauphin Island Alabama
  Tropical Storm Ida bore down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing floodwaters and threatening the entire Southeast U.S. with heavy rain
Oct.31   Philippines Fourth typhoon in month hits Philippines   Amazon   Brazilian Indians find plane survivors
  A plane crashed in a river in the rain forest with 11 people onboard. Of the two people missing one is believed to be dead
Oct.6   Manila Submerged city faces disease threat
  Typhoon Parma dumped as much as 36 inches of rain in some parts of islands, compounding misery in areas already flooded by storm Ketsana Aug.9   Southern China Millions displaced as typhoon blasts China   Southern China Typhoon Morakot slams into China Aug.6   Taiwan   Typhoon Morakot moving toward Taiwan
  Morakot is promising to bring heavy rain and high winds to the island and other areas over the next couple of days
Jul.20   Karachi   Record rain kills dozens  Cleanup efforts unfolded, after torrential monsoon rain over the weekend cut power to 15 million and broke a 32-year record May.28   Brazil Dam bursts after more rain Map of State of Ceara Brazil  A dam burst in the northeastern village of Cocal left a girl dead and three people missing. 800 to 2,000 homes near the dam were inundated

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.7   Caribbean     Hurricane Paloma strengthens
  Hurricane Paloma intensified to a Category 3 storm, lashing Grand Cayman Island with wind and rain on its way toward central Cuba
Sep.13   Taiwan   Typhoon Sinlaku slams into Taiwan
  Sinlaku slammed with heavy rain and strong winds, flooding low-lying regions and causing landslides that disrupted traffic
  Taiwan   Typhoon Sinlaku dumps rain
  The typhoon was moving slowly toward the northern shores of Taiwan, promising to dump heavy rain on on the region as it crawls north
Sep.8   China Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi
Sep.6   Caribbean Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike Aug.28   Jamaica   Gustav hits Jamaica; Haiti says 51 dead
  Tropical Storm struck Jamaica with pounding rain and winds just short of hurricane strength
Aug.17   Arizona   Dam evacuations in Grand Canyon Map of Supai Arizona
  More than 400 people are being evacuated from a village after an earthen dam burst following a night of heavy rain
Jul.23   Texas   Hurricane Dolly lashes Gulf Coast
  Hurricane has hit the Mexico-Texas coast, lashing the region with winds of up to 100mph, dumping about 12in of rain over Texas
Jun.11   Switzerland Turks rain on Swiss Euro 2008 parade
Map of Basel Switzerland  Turkey snatched a last-gasp winner to eliminate Euro 2008 co-hosts and keep their own quarterfinal hopes alive with a 2-1 victory Jun.7   Myanmar     Monsoon brings more suffering  A severe shortage of housing has left hundreds of thousands of cyclone survivors exposed to heavy rain as the monsoon season begins Mar.10   United Kingdom Severe weather causes travel chaos  The weather caused chaos across Britain as strong winds and rain led to dozens of cancellations and delays at airports, ports Mar.1   Germany   Deadly storm 'Emma' slams Europe
  A storm slammed into Europe with high winds and heavy rain, killing at least two people


year 2007 Top ^

Nov.1   Bahamas   Storm Noel heads toward Bahamas
  The storm is forecast to wallop the Bahamas with a torrential downpour of rain and tropical storm-force winds
Sep.4   Nicaragua   Felix weakens, prompts fears of flooding
Map of Puerto Cabezas Nicaragua
  Felix still posed a 'major flood threat' and could dump as much as 2 feet of rain in some areas
  Nicaragua Category 5 Felix makes landfall Aug.21   Yucatan   Hurricane pushes into Mexico gulf
  Dean has moved offshore after lashing Yucatan Peninsula and Belize, toppling trees and houses and bringing torrential rain
Aug.18   Taiwan   Thousands flee from typhoon Sepat
  Typhoon lashed Taiwan with strong winds and torrential rain, cutting power supplies to nearly 57,000 homes, injuring 12 people
Aug.16   Texas   Erin wanes, Dean waxes
  Tropical Storm Erin weakened to a tropical depression as it crossed the Gulf Coast, bringing localized heavy rain and 35-mph wind
Aug.14   Hawaii   Flossie churns toward Hawaii
  Hurricane Flossie is barreling toward the 'big island' packing dangerous winds, pounding surf and potentially flooding rain
Jul.17   Sao Paulo   About 200 dead from plane crash
  TAM Airlines Airbus 320 skidded across a road and crashed into a building, carrying 176 people crashed while attempting to land in heavy rain.    Heavy black smoke poured into the air and bright orange flames...
Jul.3   London   Vaidisova beats defending champ
  Mauresmo lost in the 4th round at Wimbledon, falling to Nicole Vaidisova 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-1 in a match interrupted by rain 3 times
Jun.30   London   Sharapova beats rain, foe
  2004 champion finished her 6-3, 6-3 victory despite the No. 26-seeded Sugiyama's animated protests
Jun.26   Karachi Thousands flee cyclone May.18   Australia   Rain helps ease drought
  Drenching rains have fallen across most of parched southeast, delighting farmers who have endured seven years of drought
Mar.11   Queensland   Rains helping cool Barrier Reef  Torrential rain and monsoons in northern Queensland have provided some rare relief

year 2006 Top ^

Aug.30   Mexico   Hurricane John threatens Mexico
  Category 4 hurricane lashed tourist resorts with heavy winds and rain as the storm marched up Pacific coast
Aug.15   Ethiopia Heavy rain mars rescue
  At least 125 people died when the Omo River burst its banks. Houses in villages were submerged
Apr.22   Nepal   Rain, police douse protest
  200,000 marchers headed toward the palace in show of opposition to the absolute rule of King Gyanendra
Apr.20   Bulgaria Heavy rains lash Danube flood zone
  Torrential rain and hailstorms are worsening large-scale flooding along the swollen river
Apr.18   Beijing   China trying to rain on dust storm
  A choking dust storm coated the capital and beyond with yellow grit, prompting a health warning
Jan.1   Sydney   Rain cools bushfires
  Cooler weather and light rain helped firefighters battling scores of bushfires that destroyed 15 homes


year 2005 Top ^

Dec.18   Southern India   Camp stampede kills 40
  A stampede at a flood relief center took place when people standing in a line ran for shelter when it began to rain
Nov.19   Honduras   Tropical Storm Gamma kills nine
  Gamma lashed Central America with heavy rain on Saturday cutting off part of the Honduran coast
  Honduras   Storm Gamma lashes Central America
  A new tropical storm dumping heavy rain on the east coast has left at least 3 people dead
Nov.2   Honduras Rain hinders Hurricane Beta relief
  Steady rains have prevented aid from reaching victims on Atlantic coast. Thousands remain in shelters
Sep.15   North Carolina   Ophelia weakens
  An excruciatingly slow-moving system was dumping more than a foot of rain in some places
Jul.29   Mumbai Rain death toll reaches 850  Mumbai  Rain death toll nears 750 Jul.24   Mexico   Tropical Storm Gert heads for Mexico
  The storm is threatening to dump several inches of rain on a region already soaked by Emily
Feb.15   Pakistan Flood toll put at 500

year 2004 Top ^

Sep.5   Florida   Frances blows across Florida
  Frances weakened to a tropical storm as it is pounding the region with powerful winds and dumping rain


year 2003 Top ^

Oct.29   Southern California Firefighter dies in fires Sep.18   Virginia Isabel knocks out power to 2 million  Isabel was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm after dumping heavy rain Sep.2   Hong Kong   Typhoon lashes Hong Kong
  Typhoon Dujuan arrives with thw winds of more than 170 kilometres per hour and torrential rain
Jul.17   China No end to flood misery
  Heavy rain has led to blowing up dikes and flooding farms in central and eastern China
May.28   Southern India   Ferris wheel collapse kills 12
  Strong winds and rain toppled a wheel at a temple festival
Apr.11   US Georgia   Rain wipes out first day of Masters
  Tiger Woods got off to a shaky start in his pursuit of a record 3rd straight green jacket


year 2002 Top ^

Dec.10   Sydney   Rain has Sydney breathing easier
  Dousing rains have taken the sting out of bushfire crisis Sep.30   Sri Lanka   India, Sri Lanka shared Champions Trophy
  India and Sri Lanka won their maiden titles as joint winners after rain washed out their replayed final
Sep.26   Louisiana   Isidore blows ashore in Louisiana Map of Grand Isle Louisiana
  Inundating the southeastern United States with heavy rain, tropical storm made landfall near Grand Isle, Louisiana
Sep.20   Cuba     Isidore causing 'catastrophic damage'
  Hurricane, packing 100 mph winds, relentlessly battered the western tip of Cuba, dumping more than 2 feet of rain
Sep.6   Taiwan   Typhoon Sinlaku hits, 1,000 evacuated  Strong winds and heavy rain is leaving at least two people missing. Financial markets, businesses and schools closed Aug.25   Southern China   Millions brace for flood surge
Map of Wuhan China
  Flood surge is heading towards the city of Wuhan, with a population of 7 million. A slow moving front is bringing more rain
Aug.16   Eastern Germany   Dresden fights rising waters
  Flood levels at their highest for 157 years and more rain predicted
Jun.18   Japan     Turkey ousts Japan, reaches quarters
  Turkey ended Japan's World Cup party defeating the co-host 1-0 in pouring rain
Jun.10   South Korea     Portugal eliminates Poland 4-0
  Pauleta scored a hat trick in torrential rain to reignite World Cup campaign
Mar.29   Afghanistan Quake aid efforts hit bad weather   Freezing rain is reported to be turning dirt roads in Baghlan province into mud and threatening to prevent deliveries of food Jan.25   Melbourne     Safin rallies to down Haas
  Marat Safin catches fire after rain delay in Australian Open semifinals
Jan.6   Sydney   Rain poured
  Firefighters danced and sang. Downpour is not sufficient to put out the most serious blazes


year 2001 Top ^

Nov.22   Colombia Landslide at mine kills at least 23
  50 are missing after mudslides, triggered by heavy rain, swept over an abandoned gold mine
Nov.4   Cuba Michelle menacing Cuba Aug.26   England   Rain delays Aussie push
  England was forced to follow-on at the Oval
Aug.22   Northern Japan   Tropical storm heads to Hokkaido Map of Hokkaido Japan
  Storm Pabuk killed at 7 people and grounded airplanes. 250 millimeters of rain had already fallen in Hokkaido
Jul.31   Indonesia 60 die in freak storms Map of Nias Indonesia
  Rain triggered floods and landslides that buried 5 villages on Nias island. Hundreds remain unaccounted for
Jul.20   India   Flood crisis deepens Map of Orissa India
  39 people have been killed and a million people remain stranded in the state of Orissa after heavy monsoon rain
Jul.7   Basque 6 gored in Pamplona bull run
  Recent rain made the runners and the bulls slither on wet streets


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