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Deadly #storms bring #snow, #ice, #flooding across #USA

Torrential #Rain Causes #FlashFloods and #Landslides in #Mersin, #Turkey

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Severe weather including strong winds, rain and snow has affected wide areas of Turkey over the last few days.

At least 2 people have lost their lives after heavy rain triggered landslides and flooding in the southern province of Mersin. Governor of the province, Ali İhsan Su, said in a statement that approximately 165mm of rain fell in 24 hours in Mersin. Heavy snow was also reported in higher elevations in the province.

Floodwaters inundated the districts of Mezitli, Yenişehir, Toroslar and Akdeniz. One person died in a vehicle trapped in flood waters in Mut district. Another victim died in the province after a landslide buried a house in Erdemli district.

At least 2 people died after severe floods hit Mersin in late December 2016, when over 140mm of rain fell in just 10 hours.

Heavy rain also triggered flooding in the neighbouring province of Antalya Province, where some homes were evacuated in Serik and Gazipaşa.

Strong winds and heavy rain battered Istanbul, causing traffic disruption and damaging over 100 buildings. The city government reported flooding in over 60 locations.

Winds reached over 104km/h and more than 110mm of rain fell in some parts of the city from 06 to 07 January, 2020.

The bad weather conditions also caused air travel delays after a plane skidded off the runway at Sabiha Gökçen Airport. All passengers were safely evacuated and there were no injuries reported.

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Deadly #FlashFloods and record #rainfall in #Tennessee and #Alabama, #USA

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Storms brought record rainfall to parts of Tennessee and Alabama from 29 December, causing flash flooding in which 2 people died.

In Tennessee, several roads were closed in Williamson County, where the Emergency Management Agency reported 2 water rescues. One person was rescued from a flooded home in Maury County. One person died after being swept away by flood waters in Gallatin, Sumner County, on 30 December, 2019.

National Weather Service Nashville said via Social Media on 30 December:

“As of 9:21 p.m., Nashville has measured 2.53″ of rain today. This sets a new rainfall record for December 29 and also raises our yearly rainfall total to 64.27″. So 2019 is now the 3rd wettest year on record. Only 1979 (70.12″) and 1880 (67.32″) saw more rainfall.”

Meanwhile in Alabama, one person died after a vehicle was submerged in flood waters in Anderson in Lauderdale County on 29 December. Two other vehicles were recovered, and those drivers were uninjured.

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More #Floods After #Storm Hits South and West, #France

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A powerful storm hit parts of southern and western France late on 12 December. Winds of up to 174 km/h caused major damages. Heavy rain and flooding was reported in some areas. At least 2 people have died and thousands left without power.

One person was swept away by flood waters in Espeins in the Lot-et-Garonne Department. The department was placed under red alert for floods after the Garonne river rose rapidly. Government of the department said that as of 15 December, at least 35 people have been evacuated, 17 rescued and dozens of roads closed.

Heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides that cut road access to Gourette and Artouste in the Pyrénées mountains.

Pre-emptive evacuations were carried out in Landes on 13 December after the Gaves de Pau and Oloron rivers threatened to overflow.

One other person died and 5 others were injured as a result of wind damage.

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Flash #Floods After #Storm Dumps 120mm of #Rain in 1 Hour in #Queensland, #Australia

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Severe weather impacted parts of south-east Queensland, Australia, from 12 to 13 December, 2019.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology reported rainfall rates of 120mm per hour in Southport, Queensland.

Cars were left submerged after streets flooded. Queensland Fire and Emergency responded to dozens of requests for assistance. Urban flooding was reported in Southport, along with Labrador, Biggera Waters and parts of northern Brisbane.

Thousands of homes in the Gold Coast were left without power during the storm.

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#Storms Turn Deadly, Worst #Flooding in 50 Years in #Venice, #Italy

Floods in Venice, 12 November 2019. Photo: Commune of Venice

Severe weather has affected wide areas of Italy since 11 November has caused the worst flooding in 50 years in southern regions.

Strong winds, heavy rain and seasonal high tides in Venice combined with trigger worst flooding in over 50 years.

Late on 12 November, 2019, the high tide reached 1.87 meters, just below the record 1.94m set in 1996.

Widespread damage was reported to boats and buildings. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro estimated that the costs will run into several hundred million euros. Local authorities called for state of emergency

Firefighters carried out over 400 interventions in electrical fields. Several people were rescued by the Coast Guard. Local media have blamed 2 deaths on the severe weather. Both fatalities occurred on the island of Pellestrina.

Firefighters and rescue teams carried out 280 interventions in South Tyrol (South Tyrol) after strong winds and heavy snowfall of 40cm. As many as 15,000 people were left without power. Some flooding was reported in the city of Bolzano.

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