Climate change made Libyan deluge up to 50 times more likely, say weather researchers

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles September 20, 2023

An “interplay” of climate change exacerbated heavy rainfall during the first two weeks of September 2023 in several countries across the Mediterranean, caused by low-pressure systems forming around a blocking high centred over the Netherlands.

Flood deaths in Libyan city may be as high as 11,300

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles September 16, 2023

Libya’s death toll is climbing, with the Libyan Red Crescent aid group on Friday putting the carnage at 11,300 in the coastal city of Derna alone.

Bermuda, New England and Atlantic Canada jittery as Hurricane Lee approaches

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles September 13, 2023

As Hurricane Lee barrels across the western Atlantic towards land, residents are on alert for destructive wind and surf as the weekend approaches.

As many as 5,000 feared dead in Libya

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles September 13, 2023

More than 5,000 people are feared dead and 10,000 missing in Libya after Storm Daniel tore through the north African country on Sunday, according to reports. The situation has been described as “catastrophic”.

Storm Daniel leaves at least 2,000 dead in Libya after dams burst in a deadly flash flooding disaster

bne IntelliNews September 12, 2023

More than 2,000 people are feared dead after subtropical storm Daniel ripped through Libya causing a dam to burst that may have swept thousands of people away in deadly flooding on September 11.

Rare Subtropical Storm Daniel hits Libya, causing flooding and havoc

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2023

Mediterranean Storm Daniel unleashed its fury upon Libya on September 10, leaving a trail of flooding and destruction in its wake. The subtropical storm is part of a series of powerful storms wreaking havoc worldwide.