ARTICLES RELATING TO FLOODS

Tanzania gives land to flood victims

2015-07-02 18:07

Tanzania is offering free land to flood victims who agree to relocate to higher ground.

More rain and cold on the way, Cape Town shack dwellers warned

2015-06-25 13:15

People living in informal settlements say they have developed their own 'internal weather service' that warns them of approaching cold fronts and inclement weather.

Ghana destroys hundreds of homes in capital in bid to prevent floods

2015-06-21 10:08

ACCRA, June 20 - Bulldozers razed hundreds of homes and businesses in the poor Sodom and Gomorrah neighbourhood of Ghana's capital on Saturday so the authorities can start widening a lagoon to prevent a repeat of this month's deadly floods.

Nearly 4 000 affected by Cape Town flooding

2015-06-17 10:02

The City of Cape Town's disaster risk management centre says over 3 800 people living in a number of informal settlements have been affected by flooding.

'Extreme downpour' leads to flooding in Cape

2015-06-16 14:00

An ‘extreme downpour’ has led to flooding in parts of Cape Town, affecting several hundred people in informal settlements, the city's disaster risk management centre says.

5 die, others missing in floods in Georgian capital

2015-06-14 10:21

At least five people died and several are missing as a result of heavy rainfall and floods overnight in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.

Blast at Ghana petrol station caused by floods, death toll rises

2015-06-04 13:15

An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana's capital Accra has killed about 90 people, many of whom had sought shelter there from torrential rain, the fire brigade says.

52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus

2015-05-24 10:00

The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorised passenger load that plunged into a pond.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 24, 69 missing

2015-04-02 14:13

The death toll from floods devastating northern Chile has risen by one to at least 24, officials say, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled a trip to a regional summit to cope with the crisis.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18

2015-03-31 05:38

At least 18 people have been killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing.

 

Flash floods, landslides kill 23 in Bangladesh

2015-06-28 15:14

At least 23 people have died in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern Bangladesh, officials say.

No severe flooding, for now – City of Cape Town

2015-06-24 11:49

The City of Cape Town has warned residents to continue to safeguard themselves from the onslaught of wet weather, after the first of two cold fronts hit the city on Tuesday night.

Malawi appeals for $500m to repair flood damage

2015-06-18 21:10

Malawi needs nearly half a billion dollars to repair the damage from devastating floods that killed 176 people earlier this year.

3 lions, 2 wolves and a tiger found dead at Tbilisi zoo

2015-06-16 14:47

Three lions, two wolves and a tiger have been founded dead at the city zoo in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, as water recedes from Sunday's flash floods that killed at least 15 people.

20 missing and zoo tigers still on loose after Georgia floods

2015-06-15 21:13

Twenty people are missing after devastating floods killed more than a dozen people and two tigers escaped in Georgia.

150 dead in Ghana gas station explosion

2015-06-05 10:21

The death toll from a huge gas station explosion and flooding in Ghana's capital has more than doubled to 150 people, the president says.

Heavy rains pound North Texas

2015-05-29 17:28

Storms bringing as much as 180mm of rain drenched North Texas overnight into prompting hundreds of calls for emergency assistance.

Cannabis revellers trapped by floodwaters in Australia

2015-05-02 09:27

An Australian town has been cut off by floodwaters, trapping hundreds of people attending the town’s annual cannabis festival.

Chile desert floods death toll hits 23, 57 missing

2015-04-01 08:24

The death toll from devastating flash floods in Chile’s normally arid north has risen to 23 after five bodies were found, and the number of missing has surged to 57, authorities say.

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills 6

2015-03-27 08:48

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile has killed six people and left 19 missing, officials say, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army.

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