Typhoon Mangkhut

In September 2018, The Philippines, Hong Kong and China suffered major damage and loss of life due to a major typhoon. Follow the story of this weather event below:

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Hurricane Florence

In September 2018, the east coast of the USA was battered by strong winds and heavy rain leading to major flooding.

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Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria hit Dominica on the 18th September 2017, causing major damage before causing more destruction on neighbouring Caribbean islands, including The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Pico and Barbuda.


Follow the event as it unfolded below:

Puerto Rico’s long road to recovery

In Puerto Rico, most of the islands 3.5 million people are still living in darkness two months on from Hurricane Maria cbc.ca/news/thenation…

urricane Maria: Puerto Rico in Crisis (3 part documentary)
* Inside The Storm, Controversy & Recovery m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuJaEf…
* A Fragile Economy On The Brink Of Collapse m.youtube.com/watch?v=NJIA8W…
* From Stable In Puerto Rico To Displaced In New York m.youtube.com/watch?v=dTUEfq…

Many in Puerto Rico are still suffering 3 months on after Hurricane Maria hit.


Nearly six months now since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Half a million people are still without power, whilst reported suicides have risen by 50% m.youtube.com/watch?v=m4qfal…


VIDEO – Puerto Ricans still in hotels 6 months after Hurricane Maria m.youtube.com/watch?v=gWCsO_…


Return to Puerto Rico: How Puerto Ricans continue to struggle many months after Hurricane Maria youtube.com/watch?v=B8Kdfm…

Coverack flash flood

On 18th July 2017, a major flood event hit Coverack on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall.

Coverack location map

Heavy rainfall started falling at around 3pm on the Tuesday afternoon. The storm failed to move eastwards as expected and dumped an unusually large amount of water on the village and surrounding area. In 2.5 hours, 105 mm of rain fell, compared to the usual July average of 62mm. This flowed down towards the village, sweeping rocks and large boulders with it.

Coverack rainfall radar

Water swept down the main road into the village, inundating houses and businesses, before plummeting into the harbour below. A ‘major incident’ was declared as Coastguard helicopters were dispatched to the scene to airlift residents to safety.

Coverack cascade 1

50 properties were damaged as well as the main road into the village.









Local news report – Part 1

Local news report – Part 2

Additional information and sources:

ITV News reports
BBC News reports