Posts Tagged ‘floods’

60,000 affected by floods in Papua New Guinea

   More flooding has been reported in Papua New Guinea, this time in Gulf Province. Governor of Gulf Province, Chris Haiveta, quoted by local media, said that as many as 60,000 people have been affected by flooding in 9 Local Level Government (LLG) areas, including the provincial capital, Kerema. Local observers, via Social Media, said […]

Four die as flash floods, landslides hit South Sulawesi, Indonesia after heavy rainfall

   Heavy rain has caused flash floods and landslides in two districts of Tana Toraja regency in South Sulawesi, leaving at least four people dead. Tana Toraja Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Alfian Andi Lolo reported that three of the deceased were members of the same family in Randanbatu village, South Makale district, identified as […]

Spring floods kill at least 11 in Iran

   Spring floods have caused damages to many urban and rural areas in several provinces of Iran, mainly in the southern parts of the country, and have killed as least eleven people as of Monday, as the rescue and relief operations are underway in the affected regions. Heavy rainfalls over the past days have created […]

BEST OF THE WEB: All out oil war as Saudi Arabia floods market

   With the commodity world still smarting from the Nov 2014 Saudi decision to (temporarily) break apart OPEC, and flood the market with oil in (failed) hopes of crushing US shale producers (who survived thanks to generous banks extending loan terms and even more generous buyers of junk bonds), which nonetheless resulted in a painful […]

2 dead and 17,000 affected by floods and landslides in Honduras

   Disaster authorities in Honduras reported severe weather, including strong winds and heavy rain, affected northern departments of the country from 28 February, 2020. The Office of Risk Management and National Contingencies (Copeco) almost 800 people hav been displaced as a result of the severe weather, mostly in the department of Cortés where3 shelters have […]

Floods after heavy rain in Malawi with 4 killed

   Parts of Central Region in Malawi have seen heavy rain over the last few days, with flash flooding reported in the capital, Lilongwe, on 24 February. Streets of the capital were flooded up to 1.5 metres deep, causing severe traffic disruption. The severe weather also caused major damage to a newly built hospital in […]

Floods and landslides kill at least 30 in Minas Gerais, Brazil – highest rainfall ever in Belo Horizonte (UPDATE)

   At least 14 people have died after record rain caused flash flooding and landslides in Minas Gerais State in southeast Brazil. The disaster comes just days after the deadly floods in Espirito Santo on 17 to 18 January, where 6 people died. Minas Gerais Civil Defence reported 14 people have died in the Greater […]

Freak hailstorm and flash floods strike Malaga, Spain

   Malaga has reactivated its emergency protocol after areas of the province have been left heavily damaged by a fresh onslaught of stormy weather. In Campanillas, cars have been dragged and stacked upon one another while another was thrown through a bank’s shop window by more than metre-high rapids. Maqueda, too, has been hit hard, […]

Floods and landslides leave 6 dead in Madagascar, more severe weather forecast

   Continued heavy rain over the last 2 weeks has caused death and damage in regions of Madagascar, including the capital, Antananarivo. More severe weather has been forecast, with warnings issued for heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas. The country’s disaster agency BNGRC reported severe damage in Antananarivo after heavy rain on 08 January, […]

Evacuations after floods in northern Argentina – 4 inches of rain in 3 hours

   Over 200 people were evacuated after a storm caused flooding in Tucumán province in northwest of Argentina. According to Télam news agency, the storm and heavy rain from 15 to 16 January 2020 caused flooding in the municipalities of Famaillá, La Reducción, La Madrid, Los Ralos and Yerba Buena. The worst affected area was […]

Intense floods and major snowfall: At least 4 killed as Storm Gloria batters Spain with nature’s fury (VIDEOS)

Alicante Airport was shut down for a time, disrupting over 200 flights as Spain’s Mediterranean coast and Balearic Islands bore the brunt of the storm, which is now headed north towards southern France. Eight-meter-high waves crashed into ports in Valencia on Monday. On the Majorcan islet of Dragonera, waves reportedly reached up to 14 meters. […]

Flash floods strike Oman as temperatures sink below zero

   Residents were left stranded as heavy rain and snow have blocked roads Temperatures in some parts of Oman dropped to below zero on Wednesday as heavy rain caused flooding across the Sultanate and residents are braced themselves for a further downpour. The Oman Meteorological office said temperatures had dropped to -2°C degrees on Wednesday […]

City of Samarinda in Indonesia floods again, thousands affected

   Over 7,000 people have been affected by floods triggered by heavy rain in the city of Samarinda in East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Disaster authorities reported flooding in the city on 14 January 2020, with 7,213 residents from 2,529 households affected. Many of those affected have moved to safer areas. No casualties or injuries were […]

Flash floods wreak havoc in southern Iran

Press TV – Heavy downpours have triggered severe flooding across several cities and villages in southeastern Iran. So far one person has been confirmed dead and another has been reported missing. Over the past two days, severe rainfall and flooding have blocked roads, destroyed houses and displaced hundreds of people in the southeastern provinces of […]

8 missing after flash floods in Tolima Department, Colombia

   At least 8 people are missing after torrential rain triggered flash floods and mudslides in Tolima Department, Colombia. The disaster struck during the early hours of 26 December, 2019. According to Colombia’s National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres – UNGRD) heavy rain caused the El […]

Torrential floods carry away cars in northern Spain

   This is the shocking moments cars were washed away by torrential flooding in northern Spain. The flooding hit the town of Reinosa in Cantabria and has been described by residents as the worst in history, with reports saying water levels rose because of heavy winds and rain. Reinosa has 9,000 inhabitants and there are […]

Heavy floods in Sri Lanka’s North and East displace thousands, reservoirs overflow

   Thousands of people have been displaced as a result of torrential rains in Northern and Eastern provinces, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) reported. According to the latest report released by the Disaster Management Center, in Eastern Province over 79,000 people are affected by the floods and 2,507 people from 798 families have been displaced. […]

Wildlife pays price for month of floods

He added otters have been found in garden ponds as they seek fish when rivers turn into raging torrents. Britain was bracing for icy weather this weekend with a risk of snow. Yesterday the Met Office issued weather warnings for fog in the Midlands and South Yorkshire. Freezing temperatures were predicted in parts of the […]

State Of Emergency Declared As Venice Hit By Worst Floods In 50 Years

The mayor of Venice has called for the city to be declared a disaster zone after the second highest tide on record left 85 percent of the city under water and at least 2 people dead.  Luigi Brugnarosaid blamed climate change for the flooding and warned that “the cost will be high”. ‘The situation is […]

Flash floods and snowstorm slam north Algeria

   At least 1 person has died and 3 were rescued after flash floods in Algeria on 12 November. Severe weather affected wide areas of the country from 11 November, brought by a storm system informally named ‘Medicane Trudy’. Strong winds with gusts of 90 km/h, storm surge and high waves were reported along the […]

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