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June 6, 2016 10:44 am gmt |
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Three people are dead and more are missing after massive storms and torrential rain flooded rivers, uprooted trees, forced hundreds to flee their homes and tore into beaches along Australia’s east coast on Monday (June 6). Waves up to five meters (17.5 feet) were pounding much of the east coast...
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 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...
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April 4, 2016 6:16 am gmt |
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At least 53 people have been killed by flash floods caused by torrential rain in northwest Pakistan, say officials. The rain began on Saturday bringing flooding to parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces. Pre-monsoon rains often cause damage in rural Pakistan and officials...
In Latest Stories
November 15, 2015 11:25 am gmt |
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Following heavy rains experienced in several parts of the country, the sluice of 16 reservoirs have been opened. The sluice of the Deduru Oya, Thabbowewa, Lunugamvehera have been opened said Directress of the Water Management Unit of the Irrigation Department Janaki Meegas-thenna. She also stated tha...
In Sports
November 14, 2015 7:56 am gmt |
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A first half goal from Ezequiel Lavezzi was cancelled out by Lucas Lima in the second period as Brazil escaped with a 1-1 draw against Argentina in Friday’s (November 13) South American World Cup qualifying match. The match had originally been scheduled for Thursday but torrential rain in the A...
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
July 11, 2015 6:12 am gmt |
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More than 800,000 people have been evacuated from coastal areas of eastern China in anticipation of a powerful typhoon. Chan-hom is expected to make landfall south of Shanghai later today (Saturday). Winds have been recorded at up to 187km/h (116 mph) and about 400 flights have been cancelled. The st...
In Europe
June 26, 2015 2:19 am gmt |
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Residents have been evacuated from Sochi in Russia after flash flooding submerged part of the city that staged the Winter Olympics in 2014. Several hours of torrential rain brought trains to a standstill and rendered roads impassable in the Black Sea resort. Sochi international airport had to be clos...
In Asia
June 12, 2015 4:14 am gmt |
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Landslides and floods have hit six villages and killed at least 15 people in eastern Nepal, officials say. This comes weeks after much of Nepal was devastated by two earthquakes that left more than 8,000 people dead. Torrential rain in the Taplejung region caused the Mewa and Tamor rivers to burst th...
In Canada
May 25, 2015 6:25 am gmt |
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The small B.C. Interior town of Cache Creek declared a state of emergency yesterday (Sunday) afternoon after torrential rain caused a flash flood on Saturday which sent raging water and debris through downtown streets and closed two highways. The flood destroyed two mobile homes, severely damaged abo...