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In World
January 10, 2018 5:24 am gmt |
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At least 13 people dead amid “waist-deep” mudslides in Southern California, where heavy rains triggered flooding, say officials. Some 163 people have been taken to hospital. Twenty had “storm-related injuries” and four were critically hurt. A group of up to 300 people are repo...
In World
August 15, 2017 6:48 am gmt |
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Relatives dug through the mud in search of their loved ones and a morgue overflowed with bodies on Monday after heavy rains and flooding killed at least 200 people in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Bodies were spread out on the floor of a morgue, Sinneh Kamara, a coroner technician at the Co...
In Srilanka
May 28, 2017 5:28 am gmt |
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The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 113, officials said on Saturday (May 27). 91 people were still missing, as the country appealed for international assistance. The early rainy season downpours have forced many families from their homes and af...
In Sports
November 13, 2016 8:13 am gmt |
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Flooding on an access route to Northern Ireland’s national football stadium during Friday’s World Cup qualifier match has led to complaints from fans. Fans using Windsor Park’s west stand had to pick their way past big puddles of dirty water after heavy rain flooded the access road ...
In World
August 3, 2016 10:14 am gmt |
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The city of Phoenix, Arizona was under flood water on Tuesday (2nd Aug) after heavy rainfall caused flash flooding throughout the city, reported. The National Weather Service recorded an inch (25.4mm) of rain in some parts of the Maricopa County and said the storm was accompanied by wind gusts of up ...
In World
June 5, 2016 11:43 am gmt |
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Torrential rain and high winds battered Australia’s east coast on Sunday (June 5), leaving up to 26,000 homes without power while flooding forced hundreds of people into evacuation centres. Roads were flooded and buildings left partially submerged along the coast of New South Wales state as flo...
In Europe
June 3, 2016 9:19 am gmt |
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Flooded rivers turned into raging currents in recent days, killing at least six people in southern Germany, local media reported on Friday (June 3). In the town of Simbach, on the border with Austria, gradually receding water levels on the river Inn left streets filled with mud, debris and overturned...
In Europe
June 2, 2016 7:16 am gmt |
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At least four people were killed in flooding in southern Germany on Wednesday (June 1), police said in Simbach. Three women died when the ground floor apartment they were in was flooded as the town’s river turned into a raging current, a police spokesman said. “They were on the ground flo...
In Europe
May 30, 2016 11:50 am gmt |
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Three people have been killed in floods in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, a spokesman for the region’s interior ministry said on Monday (May 30). One man who was around 60 years old died in an underground car park, which filled with water, said Carsten Dehner, a spokesman ...
In Asia
October 17, 2015 12:11 pm gmt |
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 The Philippines is preparing for a typhoon that is forecast to dump heavy rain and cause severe flooding. On Friday President Benigno Aquino warned people living in the path of Typhoon Koppu to be ready to evacuate. In a TV address, he said the storm – which is due to hit the northern island ...
In Asia
August 10, 2015 4:50 am gmt |
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Nearly one million people have now been affected by widespread flooding across Myanmar since June, officials say. The government says up to 100 people have died and 1.2 million acres of rice fields have been destroyed. Though schools in some areas have reopened, fresh warnings have been issued to peo...
In Britain
June 30, 2015 3:49 am gmt |
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The UK must take urgent action to prepare for the impact of climate change, a group of MPs has said. Ministers should focus on the future risks of heatwaves and flooding, says the climate change committee. Its report said more needed to be done to keep emissions on track, although the government said...