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In Srilanka
November 1, 2017 7:27 am gmt |
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The meteorological office has forecast heavy rain in Chennai and “very heavy rainfall” in coastal Tamil Nadu. The heavy spell is expected to continue for next 2-3 days, MeT Director said It’s been a traffic nightmare as many areas in the state have remained waterlogged since yesterd...
In India
August 30, 2017 11:32 am gmt |
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Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll. More than 1,200 people have died across India, Bangladesh and Nepal as a result of flooding with at least six, including two toddlers, among the victi...
In India
August 19, 2017 6:15 am gmt |
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One Army Column and one Engineer Task Force (ETF) have been deployed in six districts of Bihar, which have been successful in rescuing more than 300 people from the flood-hit areas. At least 27 people were rescued from Katihar, 106 from Madhubani, 84 from East Champaran and 18 from West Champaran. Be...
In Europe
July 28, 2017 9:41 am gmt |
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A freak storm swept through Istanbul on Thursday (July 27), unleashing heavy rain and hail that flooded roads, felled trees and brought air traffic and transport to a standstill. At least two people were injured when an old cemetery wall collapsed, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported. Flights from cit...
In Latest Stories
June 4, 2017 4:16 am gmt |
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Eastern Provincial Council is to donate approximately 10.6 million Rupees to the affected people in the South by the devastating disaster said the Chief Minister of Eastern Province Seinulabdeen Nazeer Ahamed. The above was mentioned in the statement released by the media unit of the Chief Minister. ...
In Latest Stories
June 2, 2017 7:53 am gmt |
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It is feared the death toll from the adverse weather condition in the country may hit 300 said the Minister of Public Enterprise Development Lakshman Yapa Abewardena. He stated the above when he participated in the press conference yesterday (02nd of June). It is feared that the people reported missi...
In Latest Stories
August 15, 2016 6:45 am gmt |
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Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rain killed 100 people across Sudan, officials said on Sunday (14th Aug). Thousands of people in the impoverished eastern state of Kasala bordering Eritrea fled their homes after the river Ga...
In India
August 10, 2016 7:42 am gmt |
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Heavy rainfall continued to lash parts of India with the river Ganges flowing above the danger mark and creating flood-like situation in the temple town of Varanasi. The continuous rise in water level is posing a threat of floods in the low-lying areas of the region. “At this time there is floo...
In India
August 8, 2016 9:40 am gmt |
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Monsoon rains continued to batter many parts of India, affecting normal life of people on Monday (8th Aug). Rivers in Rajouri district of northern Jammu and Kashmir breached the danger mark, inundating low lying areas and damaging large swathes of farmland. The heavy downpour affected movement of goo...
In Latest Stories
July 28, 2016 9:37 am gmt |
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At least 59 people have been killed and several others missing as floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Nepal displacing thousands of people. Scores of houses and bridges have been swept away in several parts of the country as incessant rains have swelled rivers, pos...
In India
July 22, 2016 7:19 am gmt |
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More than 50 villages of Chirang district in northeastern Assam state remained under water on Thursday (July 21) after incessant rainfall in the province. Locals took shelter in make-shift camps as flood water inundated their houses. People could be seen wading through knee-deep water as rainfall con...
In World
June 23, 2016 10:35 am gmt |
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Heavy downpours triggered flood and mudflow in Zhaotong City, southwest China’s Yunnan Province beginning Tuesday morning, damaging buildings and infrastructures and affecting people’s life. In one of Zhaotong’s worst-hit towns, Lianghe Town, the devastating flood broke down a bridg...
In Europe
June 2, 2016 6:59 am gmt |
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Torrential rain in Bavaria caused another town to be declared as a disaster zone on Wednesday (June 1), as downpour rains flooded areas around the town of Triftern near the Austrian border. Hours of heavy rain caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding fields and villages in the Rott-Inn region, ta...
In Special News
May 17, 2016 5:03 am gmt |
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Nine people including a ten-month-old infant were killed and six were injured due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing in the country, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today. Further, 27,993 families with 97,141 people were affected and 4 people were missed because of the heavy rain. The...
In Britain
December 29, 2015 7:31 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron met volunteers and soldiers tackling major flooding in the historic city of York on Monday (December 28) and promised to review government spending on defences. Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to evacuate residents and help emergency services. Local author...
In Britain
December 26, 2015 4:27 am gmt |
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The Army has been called in to support efforts to protect parts of Cumbria amid fears of further flooding. Troops have been helping put out sandbags in preparation and flood defence gates have been closed in Cockermouth, Carlisle and Keswick. There are five severe flood warnings and more than 70 floo...
In Britain
December 7, 2015 11:13 am gmt |
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Britain’s emergency response committee met on Sunday (December 6) after prolonged heavy rain caused widespread flooding in northwest England and forced emergency services to evacuate residents from their homes. The meeting was called after storms battered the country overnight, killing one man ...
In India
June 13, 2015 4:11 am gmt |
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The flood situation in Assam worsened on Friday even as the meteorological department warned of more rains in the coming days. Two people have died due to the floods. An official said one person died in Baksa district on Friday while another person was washed away a few days ago by the surging water ...
In India
March 31, 2015 7:01 am gmt |
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At least 15 people have been killed in landslides following floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say. Rescue workers said they had recovered the bodies from the debris of a landslide which buried homes in Chadoora town. Some 200 families have been evacuated after torrential rain and a sur...