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Thousands Dead in Wake of Storm Daniel in Libya

A storm system that moved southeast from the Mediterranean Sea across Libya caused heavy rains which burst two dams which set-off a 7 meter (23 ft) wall of water which destroyed large parts of Derna this past weekend. The disaster was caused, in part, by old and crumbling infrastructure as much as the storm itself.  Continue reading

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Floods in Italy force thousands of people to leave their homes

Intense rainfall in mid-May resulted in severe flooding in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna displacing over 30,000 people and killing 14.  Continue reading

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Gulf of Lion Storm Brewing

A developing storm low over the western Mediterranean Sea will result in gale force winds increasing to storm force over the Gulf of Lion by Monday.

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