ARTICLES RELATING TO FLOODS

Floods in Uruguay send almost 6 000 fleeing homes

2017-06-13 06:17

Flooding in South America has forced almost 6 000 people to flee their homes along the Uruguay River, authorities have said.

Storm set to intensify – Western Cape government

2017-06-07 09:25

The cold front making its way through the Western Cape has not yet reached its peak, provincial authorities say.

Sri Lanka floods leave 600 000 people displaced

2017-06-01 05:11

Foreign aid begins to trickle into Sri Lanka where the worst flooding in more than a decade has killed 202 people.

KZN teacher's body found in storm water drain after flash floods

2017-05-16 15:25

The body of a KwaZulu-Natal teacher who was swept away in flash floods, has been found in a storm water drain, paramedics say.

US braces for flooding and tornadoes

2017-05-02 05:17

Parts of the US South and Midwest are bracing for flooding and possible tornadoes following a weekend of deadly torrents and powerful winds that claimed at least 15 lives.

One still missing after Meiringspoort Pass floods

2017-04-10 18:24

A woman is still believed to be missing after she was washed away on the Meiringspoort Pass, between De Rust and Beaufort West, over the weekend.

Years of warnings preceded deadly flood in southern Colombia

2017-04-05 12:36

Reports from Colombia say people were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city, but not everyone was surprised.

Flooding kills 11 in Angola, destroys 700 homes

2017-03-23 13:50

Floods in Angola have killed at least eleven people and left thousands homeless after the country was hit by torrential rain, rescuers say.

Dozen die in new round of flooding in Peru

2017-03-17 13:03

A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital.

Mom 'clings to tree for 6 hours with baby on her back' to survive floods

2017-03-13 06:04

A Zimbabwean woman, Nyaradzo Makholiso, 38, miraculously survived cyclone induced floods by "hanging precariously on a tree branch for six hours" with her 2-months old baby strapped on her back, a report says.

 

Declare my mom dead, says grieving daughter

2017-06-08 12:22

Eleven months after Durban North resident Brenda Scriven was washed away in flood waters, her family has taken the heart-breaking decision to begin the legal process to have her declared dead.

Western Cape 'prepares for the worst' as major storm approaches

2017-06-06 15:55

The Western Cape Disaster Management centre has been activated and the South African National Defence Force has been placed on standby as the provincial government prepares for a major cold front approaching the province.

Clean-up operations underway following heavy KZN rains

2017-05-17 13:44

Mop up operations are underway in KwaZulu-Natal following four days of heavy rains and snowfall, the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has said.

More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

2017-05-07 22:29

With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation's military has tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents.

25 dead in Iran floods

2017-04-15 14:56

At least 25 people have been killed and 16 declared missing as flash floods hit northwestern Iran, state media has reported.

Colombia orders protection for mudslide town

2017-04-09 23:01

Colombia's government has ordered measures to protect the stricken town of Mocoa from deforestation thought to have contributed to a deadly mudslide.

Zimbabwe floods 'cause spike in malaria cases'

2017-03-27 08:48

Health authorities in Zimbabwe are stepping up the distribution of anti-malaria drugs after 151 malaria deaths were recorded in the last two months, a report says.

At least six dead in Burundi floods

2017-03-17 21:41

At least six people have died in Burundi in a night of torrential rain and flooding that triggered landslides and caused widespread damage, says the government.

Jet-setting Mugabe gave BISCUITS to flood-displaced

2017-03-15 14:11

Was it enough or wasn't it? President Robert Mugabe's donation of biscuits, Zapnax (the local equivalent of Niknaks) and water to some of the victims of floods in southern Zimbabwe has come under intense scrutiny.

Cyclone Enawo death toll reaches 50, affects 176 000 in Madagascar

2017-03-11 21:31

Cyclone Enawo killed at least 50 people and affected 176 000 people after it hit Madagascar earlier this week, the national disaster management agency has said, with thousands forced into emergency shelters.

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