Niklas was one of the strongest storms to hit Germany in recent years. It felled trees, severed rail connections and - well - caused thousands in Germany to reach for their smartphones.
A solar eclipse - Europe's first since 1999 - wowed people in northern latitudes but failed to impress many in Europe whose view was hindered by gloomy weather. Scientists say a "supermoon" will bring strong tides (20.03.2015)
Vanuatu is the world's most at-risk country for natural hazards, according to a UN University WorldRiskIndex. And it's not just storms, earthquakes, volcanoes or tsunamis that are the Problem. (17.03.2015)
When Hurricane Xaver swept across northern Europe in December, it left behind a trail of destruction. It's also allowing beachside strollers near Hamburg to rediscover the fiery wrath of Operation Gomorrah. (23.01.2014)
Heavy rains, hail as well as thunder and lightning swept across Germany's Eifel region on Sunday night. The city of Aachen was particularly hard hit by the summer-like storm. No one was hurt.
In 2017, two hurricanes of the highest intensity — Category 5 — wreaked havoc on the Caribbean islands. Irma came first, Maria followed, leaving a trail of destruction, displacing communities, and causing billions of dollars in damage. Now, six months on, the still-recovering island nations are having to prepare for the next hurricane season that's just months away.
Three people are reported to have died and thousands are without power as ex-hurricane Ophelia moves over Ireland. The storm was downgraded overnight, but authorities issued a red alert as it made landfall.
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