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May 25, 2018 11:41 am gmt |
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The death toll from the bad weather was on the rise today as heavy rain continued to affect most parts of the country. The death toll had reached 16 as of this morning with one person reported missing. The Disaster Management Centre said that the bad weather which has affected the country since 20th ...
In World
March 18, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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At least 15 people were killed and scores injured in heavy rains and flooding, Kenya’s Daily Nation said on Friday (March 16). The rains had pounded parts of the east African nation over three days, the newspaper said on its website. Most of the flood victims died by drowning the Daily Nation a...
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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 India
November 3, 2017 12:31 pm gmt |
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Incessant heavy rains lashed Nagapattinam district for the fifth consecutive day on Friday, inundating hundreds of houses and submerging paddy crops in thousands of hectares. People have been evacuated to safety in Tarangambadi and Sirkazhi Taluks in the district where hundreds of houses have been fl...
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...
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October 5, 2016 5:36 am gmt |
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The most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade has hit Haiti, bringing 230km/h (145mph) winds, heavy rain, and dangerous storm surges. Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, has led to a number of deaths in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. At least 10,000 people were in shelters and the...
In India
August 16, 2016 5:15 am gmt |
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Heavy rains created flood like situation in northern and northwestern India on Tuesday (15th Aug). Northern hill town of Shimla, a popular tourist spot, saw few vehicles on the roads as it started raining since morning. Trees were uprooted at some places, disrupting flow of traffic. Residents said th...
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 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 ...
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July 25, 2016 7:01 am gmt |
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More than 60,000 people were evacuated over Sunday night as heavy rain hit Lingshou County in Shijiazhuang City of north China’s Hebei Province. The accumulated rainfall reached 200 millimeters in two hours, causing the rainwater to pour into a local reservoir at a speed of 2,065 cubic meters p...
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July 19, 2016 12:43 pm gmt |
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Heavy rainfall flooded homes and streets throughout southwest and central China on Monday (July 18), state media reported. State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of vehicles partially submerged in floodwaters in Luzhou city of southwestern Sichuan province on late Monday evening. Local authorities wer...
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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...
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May 23, 2016 6:37 am gmt |
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The death toll from floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in Sri Lanka has risen to 92, while 109 people are still missing, officials said Eight bodies have been recovered by soldiers, all victims of landslides that buried three villages in the central hills, said the Disaster Management Center...
In Srilanka
May 18, 2016 8:11 am gmt |
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A government spokesman says rescue workers recovered 12 bodies buried in landslides caused by heavy rains in central Sri Lanka, raising the death toll due to bad weather to 23. Pradeep Kodippili, the spokesman of the Disaster Management Center, said Wednesday that the 12 victims had lived in houses b...
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 Special News
May 16, 2016 11:09 am gmt |
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Thousands of people have been affected following the two days of heavy rain, the Disaster Management Centre said on Monday. Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippili said that over 4000 people have been affected in several parts of the country. He said that evacuation cen...
In India
March 20, 2016 8:29 am gmt |
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Heavy rains have caused severe water logging and destroyed goods worth millions of rupees in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving locals helpless and financially stricken. Constant rains in the region since the last few days and an inefficient drainage system has resulted in water ent...
In Hill country
October 5, 2015 8:32 am gmt |
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Over five hundred estate workers proceeded a demonstration calling for the protection of the workers from the disasters caused by the Mayfield Quarry. They continued the demonstration blocking the Hatton – Nuwara Eliya road in spite of the heavy rain and pleaded to ensure their safety as soon a...
In Srilanka
September 26, 2015 8:13 am gmt |
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The MET Department announces that the rainy weather in the South-Western province will continue and that the atmosphere shows signs of bringing rain to other provinces as well. Thundershowers will occur in the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa  and Central provinces while the rainfall will exceed 100mm...