Tag Archives: floods


Floods, coronavirus, hobble, India, poorest states

Floods, coronavirus hobble two of India’s poorest states

07 July, 2020 5:32 pm 5:32 pm

NEW DEHLI (Reuters) – Floods caused by heavy monsoon rains in two of India’s poorest states have displaced or affected 8 million people and killed 111 since May, authorities said on Tuesday, at a time when coronavirus cases have swelled there. The Brahmaputra river in the northeastern state of Assam is flowing above the “danger … Read More


Flash, floods, kill, 30, Indonesia

Flash floods kill at least 30 in Indonesia

07 July, 2020 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Flash floods and landslides killed at least 30 people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and left hundreds displaced, authorities said on Thursday.  Fifteen people remain missing, Indonesia search rescue agency spokesman Yusuf Latif said in a statement. The flash floods struck the North Luwu district of South Sulawesi province after heavy … Read More


Floods, landslides, kill 23, Nepal, dozens missing

Floods, landslides kill 23 in Nepal, dozens missing

07 July, 2020 10:42 am 10:42 am

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday. Nine people were killed and more than 30 were missing in Myagdi district, 200 km (125 miles) northwest of the capital Kathmandu, where several houses were destroyed on Friday, … Read More


Japan floods, mudslides kill at least 44 as streets turn to rivers

07 July, 2020 11:11 pm 11:11 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Torrential rain hit Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu on Monday, with at least one more river bursting its banks, as the death toll from three days of floods and mudslides rose to 44, including 14 at an old people’s home. Evacuation orders were issued for more than half a million island residents, … Read More


Floods , India , Assam , force , million , homes

Floods in India’s Assam force a million from their homes

06 June, 2020 9:19 pm 9:19 pm

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Heavy flooding triggered by monsoon rains has forced more than a million people to flee their homes in the northeast Indian state of Assam, authorities said on Monday, warning that the crisis was becoming more critical by the hour. The Brahmaputra River, one of the largest rivers in the world which … Read More


Flights, axed, floods, feared, Storm, Ciara, clobbers, Europe

Flights axed and floods feared as Storm Ciara clobbers Europe

02 February, 2020 9:51 am 9:51 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Storm Ciara lashed Britain and northern continental Europe with heavy rain and wind speeds that reached more than 90 miles an hour (145 kph) in places on Sunday, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights, train services and sports matches. More than 200 flood warnings were issued across Britain, which recorded a … Read More


Floods, road, closures, Australia, storms lash, some bushfire, regions

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

01 January, 2020 8:24 am 8:24 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Thunderstorms lashed parts of Australia’s east coast early on Saturday, causing road closures and flash flooding, but the country was still battling nearly 100 bushfires and some of the affected areas remained dry. Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, states hit badly by the bushfires that have so far killed 29 people, … Read More


Floods, road, Australia, storms, bushfire-hit, regions

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

01 January, 2020 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding. Fears of smoke from the fires disrupting the Australian Open tennis receded in Melbourne, where the main tournament was due to … Read More


Five dead helicopter crash floods french helicopter

Five dead in French helicopter crash, floods

12 December, 2019 9:38 pm 9:38 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Three emergency workers were killed overnight when their helicopter crashed while on a rescue mission in southeastern France, while two other people died in heavy flooding that has hit the region, officials said on Monday. The EC145 rescue helicopter lost radio and radar contact with controllers as it headed to Le Luc … Read More


Woman, dies, downpours, floods, central, northern, England

Woman dies as downpours bring floods across central and northern England

11 November, 2019 8:43 pm 8:43 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – A woman was found dead in flood water on Friday after severe storms brought a month’s rainfall in less than 24 hours to parts of central and northern England. Police said the woman’s body had been found near a stretch of the River Derwent near the town of Darley Dale in Derbyshire. … Read More


Spain-rain-deaths

Spain: Floods triggered by heavy rain claim sixth victim

09 September, 2019 3:36 am 3:36 am

ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) – A 41-year-old man was found dead in southeastern Spain on Saturday, the local government said, bringing to at least six the death toll inflicted over the past two days by record-breaking rain. More than 1,100 military personnel have been deployed to the regions of Murcia and Valencia to help rescue people … Read More


Six people killed, thousands evacuated as floods hit southeast Spain

09 September, 2019 11:08 pm 11:08 pm

PILAR DE LA HORADADA/ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) – Six people have been killed and over 1,500 evacuated in two days of torrential rains in southeastern Spain, with many roads, train networks and an airport closed on Friday and emergency services rescuing people stuck in flooded highway tunnels. Floods swept away cars and debris in the regions … Read More


Neelum, flood, havoc

Flash floods wreak havoc on AJK village; 31 killed

07 July, 2019 10:30 am 10:30 am

NEELAM VALLEY (92 News) – At least 31 people were killed including 22 swept away in the gushing water, 18 of them from a Tableeghi Jamaat, after a cloudburst triggered flash floods Neelum Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). According to the State Disaster Management Authority (NHMA) AJK, flash flood swept away two mosques … Read More


Nepal-floods

Monsoon leaves dozens dead in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

07 July, 2019 10:48 am 10:48 am

KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI/DHAKA (Web Desk) – Dozens of people have been killed as monsoon floods rip through Nepal, Bangladesh and north-eastern India. At least 65 people have lost their lives in Nepal as torrential rains hit the region, police said on Monday. Thirty people are reported missing amid floods and landslides, while 38 have been injured. … Read More


Floods, landslides, 15, Nepal, six, others, missing

Floods and landslides kill 15 in Nepal, six others missing

07 July, 2019 4:11 pm 4:11 pm

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – More than 20 people have been killed or are missing due to landslides and floods as monsoon rains lashed Nepal, the government said on Friday. Heavy rains since Thursday have hit 20 of Nepal’s 77 districts, in the hills as well as in southern plains. A Home Ministry statement said 15 people … Read More