Torrential rains kill at least 19 on Indonesia's Java island

2016-09-21 10:00

Torrential rains have triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Java, killing at least 19 villagers

Nearly 300 dead or missing from China flooding

2016-07-26 08:17

Torrential rain lashing northern China this week has left nearly 300 people dead or missing.

Torrential rain, surging river kills hikers in Taiwan

2016-06-07 06:45

Surging waters triggered by torrential rain has killed five people in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon.

Climate change boosted 'once-a-century' floods

2016-02-01 22:32

Man-made climate change significantly enhanced the risk of the severe winter storms that ravaged southern England two years ago, according to a study.

31 dead, 20 000 families homeless in Kinshasa floods

2015-12-10 08:18

Anger has peaked in Kinshasa's slums as the poor grappled with little more than bare hands against torrential rains and flooding that have left 31 people dead and 20 000 families homeless.

Dead lions spark catfight

2015-06-29 19:09

Wildlife experts have voiced anger at the death of nine endangered lions in floods in western India.

Floods hit Russia's Olympic city of Sochi

2015-06-25 17:02

Flash floods have brought the Black Sea resort of Sochi to a standstill on, halting trains and leaving cars half-submerged.

Texas cities worry about flooding

2015-05-28 17:18

Texas cities worry that rivers swollen by heavy rains this week could lead to flooding.

Mozambique cholera epidemic spreads

2015-02-16 19:13

The cholera epidemic in Mozambique that broke out after widespread flooding has climbed is getting worse.

Raging floods kill over 440 in Pakistan, India

2014-09-09 20:46

Raging floods in Pakistan, India have killed over 440 people and hundreds of thousands may have to flee.


More than 9 000 affected by flooding in Cape Town

2016-07-26 17:24

More than 9000 people have been badly affected by flooding and inclement weather, the City of Cape Town's disaster risk management unit said on Tuesday.

2 000 people affected by heavy rains in Cape Town

2016-07-06 14:15

About 2 000 Khayelitsha shackdwellers have been adversely affected following heavy rains, the City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management says.

Flooding triggers deadly landslides in China

2016-05-10 16:58

Days of heavy rain, blamed on El Nino, have brought disruption and devastation to several major Chinese cities.

Red flood alert in UK - government scrambling

2015-12-26 19:11

Heavy rains triggered floods in parts of England, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes and the deployment of the army.

Rain lashes Texas as Patricia nears

2015-10-24 08:18

Heavy rains have pelted Texas flooding Dallas streets and scrambling air transport as the National Weather Service placed almost all of the state of 27 million people under a flood watch.

Flood-hit Cameroon to demolish low-lying homes

2015-06-26 21:01

Climate change and unregulated housing development are to blame for the devastation brought by floods that have so far killed at least 4 people and forced more than 80 000 from their homes in Cameroon's economic capital.

Cold, wet reality for Mother City's shack dwellers

2015-06-24 17:59

As another cold front wraps Cape Town in its grip, people living in shacks are particularly hard hit.

Fatal flooding in Nairobi

2015-05-12 18:12

Flooding sparked by heavy rains have killed 12 people in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Kashmir flood waters carry disease risk

2014-09-15 15:50

Roads in the city of Srinagar in Kashmir have been transformed into stagnant canals, filled with sewage and dead livestock after extensive flooding.

Floods in Niger kill 12, leave 1 000s hungry

2014-08-16 09:37

Heavy rains and flooding in western and central Niger have killed 12 people and left thousands without food or shelter.

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