Rain, flooding claim 32 lives

2014-03-17 14:45

Thirty-two people have died due to heavy rain and flooding in five provinces in the past two weeks, the co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

North West flood warning

2014-03-11 23:23

The North West government has issued a flood warning across its municipalities as the rain continues.

Flood warnings for large parts of SA

2014-03-10 11:50

On Saturday 8 March 2014 the SA Weather Service warned that flooding was expected in places in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, the Free State and Kwazulu-Natal.

UK floods bring used-car scams

2014-02-27 15:01

Flooding in the UK has paved the way for dealers to try to make a quick buck off cleaned-up but water-damaged cars.

Aid short 100 days after Philippine typhoon

2014-02-15 16:02

An enormous need for assistance remains unmet 100 days since one of the most powerful typhoons on record devastated the eastern Philippines.

Flood-hit Zimbabwe seeks $20m in aid

2014-02-11 20:39

Zimbabwean authorities have launched an international appeal for $20m to help around 20 000 people displaced by flooding following torrential rains.

Thames breaches its banks near London

2014-02-10 15:26

Villages along the Thames have been swamped as the river surges in Britain's latest bout of flooding.

Flooded UK villages ignite climate debate

2014-02-03 21:11

Southwest England has been inundated by floodwaters for a month, a crisis which has re-ignited the climate debate.

Flash flood engulfs Indonesian boat

2014-01-26 08:01

A flash flood has surged down a mountain and capsized a boat on the coast of a northern Indonesian island, leaving two people dead and 27 missing.

'Turn around, don't drown'

2013-11-19 08:57

Don't underestimate flood waters - just a few centimetres can be enough to sweep people and even vehicles away.


Monsoon rain hits Pakistan

2013-08-06 10:01

Pakistani disaster relief officials issued fresh flood warnings after the death toll from heavy monsoon rains rose to 45 and waters paralysed parts of the largest city Karachi. See pictures.

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Wet, cold, winter weather can create difficult living conditions. Watch a video about the challenges faced by residents of Blikkiesdorp.

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Over 150 000 people have been displaced by flooding in Mozambique. One woman gave birth to her baby on her home's roof.

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Why a flood is such a killer

2012-01-19 00:00

It doesn’t take a lot of water to cause a lot of trouble. Even 15cm of fast-flowing water can knock you off your feet; 60cm of water can float a car.


Thailand's worst floods in half a century, triggered by unusually heavy monsoon rains, have left at least 562 people dead and damaged millions of homes and livelihoods.

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China flood threat critical

2011-06-20 09:59

More than 70km of dikes are close to overflowing in a city in eastern China, says the country's flood authority.

No respite for waterlogged California

2010-12-23 11:16

Californian resorts and cities have evacuated hundreds of people after a new storm brought more misery after days of flooding, thunderstorms and tidal surges.

Evacuations as rain batters California

2010-12-22 09:03

Forecasters are expecting heavy rains across California and authorities have begun evacuations as concern grow about potential mudslides across the southern part of the state.

Pakistan flood toll tops 1 000

2010-08-01 18:36

The death toll from Pakistan's worst floods in living memory have topped 1 000 as outbreaks of water-borne disease have emerged .

Storm devastates Philippines

2009-09-27 09:42

Rescuers have stepped up their efforts in the northern Philippines as the skies started to clear a day after a tropical storm tore through and left more than 70 people killed or missing.

Heavy rains flood homes

2009-07-04 14:32

Rescue teams rushed to an island in one of Asia's largest rivers, where nearly 100 000 people took refuge after heavy monsoon rains flooded their home.


11 dead due to flooding in Mpumalanga

2014-03-12 07:45

Police in the Mpumalanga region have released figures acknowledging that at least 11 people have been killed due to flooding.

Mozambique hit by flooding, evacuation called

2014-03-10 18:10

Flooding has struck parts of southern Mozambique prompting authorities to call on people to evacuate low lying areas.

Driver dies, 4 saved in mall flood

2014-03-06 10:59

A woman died and four other people were rescued after their cars were swept away in flooding near a shopping mall. Take note of our survival tips...

UK floods bring used-car scams

2014-02-27 12:30

Flooding in the UK has paved the way for dealers to try to make a quick buck off cleaned-up but water-damaged cars.

Flood-hit Zim struggles to help families

2014-02-12 11:07

Zimbabwean authorities say they have only managed to move 36 families out of 2 230 in immediate danger after torrential rains caused the partial collapse of the Tokwe-Mukosi dam in Masvingo.

English homes swamped, transport flood chaos

2014-02-11 17:39

Hundreds more homes risk being swamped by floods in southeast England after the River Thames burst its banks and one of the country's busiest rail routes was severely disrupted.

Britons rescued as flood crisis deepens

2014-02-06 16:59

Britain is being lashed by more heavy rain as firefighters rescued people from flooded homes and Prime Minister David Cameron scrambled to deal with the crisis.

Why a flood is such a killer

2014-02-03 18:15

It doesn’t take a lot of water to cause a lot of trouble. Even 15cm of fast-flowing water can knock you off your feet; 60cm of water can float a car.

Heavy rain causes havoc

2014-01-08 21:48

Heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding, with a man feared to have been swept away by flood water in the Western Cape.

Western Cape starts mopping up

2013-11-17 12:02

Mopping up operations have started in parts of the Western Cape affected by heavy flooding, Cape Town disaster management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes has said.

Typhoon Fitow kills 10 in east China

2013-10-09 23:03

Ten people have died after a typhoon slammed into China's east coast, including a family of three who were all killed by electric shocks.


Flooding in southwest China

2013-07-12 09:23

See photos from China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces where heavy rain has caused flooding and landslides this week.

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Floods terrorise Australians

2013-02-24 09:05

Thousands of people on Australia's east coast have been cut off by floodwaters, with the heavy rain claiming two lives as extreme thunderstorms damaged homes and brought down trees in Sydney.

Deluge drowns Dakar Stage 8

2013-01-13 06:55

Torrential rain brought chaos to the Dakar rally on Saturday as rivers overflowed and tracks were blocked on Stage 8 between Salta and Tucuman.


See a selection of News24 Users pics sent in of the floods in the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas. Send your pictures to and we'll publish them.

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Australian PM tours flood-hit region

2011-01-08 09:23

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has toured the nation's flood-hit northeast, amid warnings that the deluge will linger for longer than first predicted.

Hundreds killed in Colombia flooding

2010-12-22 10:01

The unusually heavy rain that has pounded Colombia this year has killed 284 people in related accidents, say officials.

64 000 evacuated in China

2010-08-22 09:00

Four people have died and more than 64 000 were evacuated in China as heavy rain sparked serious floods along the North Korean border.

Floods threaten African kids

2009-10-14 18:13

Almost five million children under the age of 5, suffering chronic food shortages owing to drought and conflict in the Horn of Africa, may now be hit by catastrophic floods.

Deadly flooding in Tunisia

2009-09-23 20:24

Flash floods have killed at least 15 people and damaged property at the phosphate mining town of Redeyef in southern Tunisia, according to a private radio station.

City swamped as dam bursts

2009-05-29 08:44

Raging torrents from a ruptured dam have swamped a small rural Brazilian city, forcing residents to scramble onto rooftops.

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