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Cyclone Hola in New Caledonia

Thursday, 08 March 2018

New Caledonia's weather centre has pre-warned the public as Tropical Cyclone Hola draws closer to the Pacific archipelago. The storm is also expected to affect the Loyalty Islands; first Ouvéa at 14:00 UTC, Lifou and Tiga at 17:00 UTC and finally Maré at 20:00 UTC on 09 March 2018.

Aircraft crash in Iran

Sunday, 18 February 2018

A plane has crashed in a mountainous region of southern Iran, with all 65 passengers and crew being killed. The crash site is within the Zagros moutain range near the remote mountain town of Semirom, approximately 600km south of Tehran.

Cyclone Gita in Tonga

Monday, 12 February 2018

Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm, hit Tonga on 12 February after causing widespread damage in the neighbouring island of Samoa. The eye of the storm passed over Tongatapu island, the most populous island group in Tonga, causing one fatalitly and injuring 33.

Flood in Bolivia

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Record rainfall in southern Bolivia has caused severe flooding with local authorities declaring a state of emergency.

Flood in Argentina

Saturday, 03 February 2018

Heavy rains across Argentina and Bolivia have caused widespread damage with authorities activating emergency operations to evacuate residents and provide aid.