Volunteer beach clean-up planned for Durban

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A clean-up operation is being planned for Durban's beaches after torrential rains lashed KwaZulu-Natal, raising river levels and leading to tons of flotsam, debris and litter washing up.

KwaZulu-Natal death toll climbs as rain takes another life

2016-07-26 19:03

Four people have died as a result of heavy rain and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, the province’s co-operative governance and traditional affairs department has said.

KZN flooding death toll rises to 2 as woman's body found

2016-07-26 13:11

The body of a Chatsworth woman whose car was washed off a low-lying bridge in Silverglen has been found.

Tow truck companies kept busy during Durban floods

2016-07-26 12:20

Tow truck companies in Durban have been inundated with requests for assistance following heavy flooding in the city.

Floods kill at least 154 across China

2016-07-23 17:46

Torrential rains that have swept through China have killed at least 154 people and left 124 missing.

Flooding, high seas expected as cold front hits Cape Town

2016-07-20 13:16

Flooding is expected as a cold front hits the Mother City, the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management has warned.

Flash floods kill 33 in Pakistan - officials

2016-07-03 08:32

Flash floods caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 33 people in northern Pakistan including 31 from a village near the border with Afghanistan, officials say.

Sheriff describes 'complete chaos' from floods

2016-06-24 21:10

At least 14 people have died after a storm system dumped almost 230mm of rain on West Virginia, trapping 500 people in a shopping centre and forcing others to be plucked off rooftops or from the upper stories of their homes as the waters rose.

31 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian floods, landslides

2016-06-19 12:41

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 31, an official says, as search crews scour devastated villages in the hope of finding survivors.

Climate change to blame for France floods - study

2016-06-11 07:21

Torrential rains which caused flooding in France recently bore the unmistakable fingerprint of climate change, according to research to be submitted to a scientific journal next week.


Umlazi teens rescued in life-or-death river operation

2016-07-26 20:03

Police divers and an NSRI rescue swimmer have risked their lives to rescue two teenagers who had been stranded on an island after a river broke its banks in Umlazi.

Durban woman tells of being saved by 'guardian angel' from sinking car

2016-07-26 18:08

A mother of three who nearly drowned during Durban's torrential rains says she has a young "guardian angel" to thank for getting her to safety.

Body of a Durban mudslide victim found

2016-07-26 13:11

The body of a man has been pulled from the mud after a landslide destroyed several shacks in Cato Manor in Durban.

Avoid high risk flooding areas – eThekwini mayor

2016-07-26 10:22

eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo has cautioned all Durban residents to avoid high risk flood areas following heavy rains.

Nearly 100 dead or missing from China rains

2016-07-21 11:39

Torrential rain lashing northern China in recent days has left nearly 100 people dead or missing, official figures showed.

Heavy flooding in China leaves 181 dead or missing

2016-07-07 08:24

Water levels are starting to recede in central and eastern China after days of heavy downpours left at least 181 people dead or missing

Two children die as Nepal school collapses

2016-07-01 12:03

Heavy monsoon rains caused parts of a school to collapse in Nepal's capital, killing two pupils and injuring 24 others, police said.

Thousands displaced by Cape Town flooding

2016-06-20 09:58

Thousands of people have been displaced by flooding in informal settlements in Cape Town, disaster management has said.

10 dead in Ghana floods

2016-06-15 07:22

At least 10 people including eight children have died in a torrential downpour in Ghana, the west African nation's national disaster agency said.

Louvre reopens after Paris flooding

2016-06-08 16:57

Paris' premier museums, the Louvre and the Orsay, have reopened after an emergency closure last week to move masterpieces to higher ground amid the city's worst flooding in decades.

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