South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, 100s rescued

2015-10-05 12:33

Persistent torrential rainfall has caused dangerous flooding in South Carolina's main cities and prompted hundreds of rescues through shoulder-deep waters across the south-eastern US state.

Thousands of rescuers deployed as Japan floods kill 3

2015-09-11 07:52

Disastrous floods have left three dead and dozens missing in eastern Japan, authorities say, as thousands of rescuers are deployed to evacuate trapped residents from an inundated city north of Tokyo.

Nigeria on alert for massive flooding

2015-08-06 15:03

Nigeria has warned tens of thousands of people living along one of its main rivers to expect massive flooding as neighbouring Cameroon announced plans to release water from a dam.

Floods hit South Asia

2015-07-29 12:17

After a brief lull in South Asia’s monsoon rains, heavy and incessant downpours have brought deadly floods back across a good part of the region.

Flood warning for Cape as heavy rains expected

2015-07-17 18:34

Flooding and heavy rains are expected over the Cape Town metro area, Overberg and the western parts of the Cape Winelands, the South African Weather Services has warned.

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.


4 killed in Sierra Leone floods

2015-09-17 12:37

At least four people have been killed and scores injured following torrential rains in Sierra Leone's capital, the West African country's head of disaster management says.

Japan orders 90 000 to evacuate as heavy rain triggers floods

2015-09-10 10:27

Authorities in central Japan have ordered tens of thousands to flee their homes after torrential rains flooded rivers and triggered landslides, with one person missing after a mudslide buried houses.

20 people feared dead in remote India landslide

2015-08-02 13:21

Rescuers are searching for some 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide triggered by torrential rain in a remote region of northeastern India.

Iran state media say flash floods kill 11 people in north

2015-07-20 12:17

Iran state media say flash floods kill 11 people north of Tehran, authorities fear higher toll

Recent floods in India killed 10 endangered lions

2015-07-12 10:58

Recent monsoon flooding killed 10 of India's endangered Asiatic lions, officials' report says

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.

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