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5 die in Mozambique floods

2014-12-19 14:10

Mozambican authorities say five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo after days of torrential rain.

9 boys rescued from flash flood

2014-12-12 13:11

Nine boys have been rescued from the flooding Umfolozi River near Ulundi in an operation lasting several hours, the KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services have said.

Morocco flash floods toll climbs

2014-11-24 18:53

The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades is still climbing.

Rains kill 8 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere

2014-11-05 10:18

Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean have killed at least eight people in Haiti and caused major flooding in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities say.

Rains slow Sri Lankan landslide search

2014-10-31 22:26

Heavy rains are hampering search operations at the site of a landslide in Sri Lanka where more than 100 people have been buried under tons of mud and rubble.

Scores feared dead in DRC floods

2014-10-28 20:52

Scores of people are feared dead in terrible floods that have hit the strife-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Floods kill at least 55 in northeast India

2014-09-24 16:31

At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in flash floods and mudslides in India's northeast after days of heavy rain.

Floating bodies, shallow graves in flood-hit Kashmir

2014-09-17 09:16

Indian Kashmir residents have described horrors after the worst floods in a century, as some deal bloated bodies floating in surrounding waters.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

2014-09-16 13:58

Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, leaving entire neighbourhoods as disaster zones.

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

2014-09-12 14:01

Pakistan's military says it has expanded the rescue and relief operation as flood waters hit more districts in the country's Punjab province.

400 000 still marooned in Kashmir floods

2014-09-11 12:37

Over 400 000 people are still marooned after floods in India-administered Kashmir, while rescue teams struggled to reach survivors and distribute food and water, reports say.

Troops work to rescue stranded people in Kashmir

2014-09-09 16:18

Indian troops have stepped up rescue work as the rain held off in Jammu and Kashmir state, but thousands were stranded in the worst floods in the region for 60 years.

Death toll 28 as floods hit Kashmir

2014-09-05 11:48

The death toll from severe flooding in Indian-controlled Kashmir has risen to at least 28, as relentless rains continue to lash much of the Himalayan region.

Bangladesh floods leave 1 000s homeless

2014-08-26 16:07

Heavy flooding across Bangladesh has forced thousands of people from their homes and caused severe damage to crops, with officials warning the situation could worsen.

Rescuers comb through Japan landslide wreckage

2014-08-21 14:40

Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan in the slim hope of finding survivors after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

Heavy storms kill 16 in northwest Pakistan

2014-08-15 22:15

Heavy storms and rains have killed at least 16 people, including nine children, and injured over 80 others in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Just one major storm floods Long Island

2014-08-14 09:25

New York's heaviest downpour on record has dumped a summer's worth of rain on parts of Long Island in a matter of hours, swamping highways, flooding basements and causing at least one death.

6 swept away by swollen river in Mexico

2014-07-30 09:33

Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the US border.

Extreme weather in Vietnam kills 27

2014-07-22 13:17

Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes.

Cold front now heading to Gauteng

2014-07-07 10:15

A cold front that swept through the Western Cape at the weekend is now making its way to Gauteng with temperatures of 0° forecast for later in the week.

Floods force mass evacuation in Paraguay

2014-06-28 13:56

Floods caused by torrential rains have forced the evacuation of 200 000 people in Paraguay.

Brazil floods kill 13

2014-06-13 07:39

The death toll in flooding in Brazil has risen to 13 as more than 500 000 people in 150 cities in the state of Parana were affected by the flooding on the Iguazu River.

Afghan flooding: Death toll hits 81

2014-06-08 09:23

More than 80 bodies have been found two days after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan’s mountainous and remote north, a provincial official says.

Traumatised Balkan flood refugees want to go home

2014-05-23 18:04

Curled up on a mattress in a makeshift Belgrade shelter, Jovanka Mitric clutches a grainy black-and-white photo of her family house, now a ruin after the Balkans' worst floods in living memory.

 

1 missing, 1000s flee after floods hit Malaysia

2014-12-18 10:46

An 11-year-old boy has gone missing and thousands of people have fled their homes as floods hit two north-eastern Malaysian states, a media report says.

Major storm pummels US, flights cancelled

2014-12-12 09:45

A major storm has pummelled California and the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and high winds, killing one man, knocking out power, disrupting flights and prompting schools to close.

Storm drain failure rocks Zim capital Harare

2014-11-18 14:15

The Harare city council’s apparent failure to deal with the city’s drainage system has been exposed after heavy rains that left streets submerged in water.

Weather SA issues flash floods warning

2014-11-03 09:29

Certain provinces could experience flash floods due to heavy rain over the next two days.

Turkey seeks to rescue 18 miners trapped by flood

2014-10-29 14:34

Turkish emergency workers are trying to reach 18 miners who were trapped when their shaft was engulfed by water, amid growing fears that they may have drowned.

Warning against vandalising flood signage

2014-09-30 16:11

People who vandalise or remove road signs associated with flood warnings will be arrested, the Nelson Mandela Bay metro has warned ahead of expected floods in the area.

1000s evacuated amid Philippines floods

2014-09-19 10:30

Heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon have caused widespread flooding in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.

Dirty water raising health risk in flooded Kashmir

2014-09-16 15:31

The floodwaters are finally receding in much of Kashmir, but health experts worry a crisis could be looming with countless bloated livestock floating across the waterlogged region

Dead women, children floating in Kashmir

2014-09-11 14:40

Authorities in Indian Kashmir have collected bodies of women and children floating in the streets as anger mounted over what many survivors say is a bungled operation to help those caught in the region's worst flooding.

India-Pakistan flood victims pack relief centres

2014-09-09 16:18

Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives.

Deadly monsoon hits Kashmir, Punjab

2014-09-05 20:01

Monsoon floods have killed 80 in the Kashmir region as Pakistani and Indian rescuers scramble to save lives.

Floods, landslides kill 14 in Indian-held Kashmir

2014-09-04 13:00

Authorities say the worst flooding in 22 years has killed at least 14 people in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.

36 000 homeless in Niger flooding

2014-08-24 11:59

At least 12 people have been killed and more than 36 000 made homeless in Niger due to flooding caused by heavy seasonal rainfall, the government says.

Nepal, India floods kill nearly 200

2014-08-18 18:55

Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing.

Heavy rains leave 17 dead in northern India

2014-08-15 17:40

A landslide and floods triggered by extremely heavy rainfall have killed 17 people in northern India.

Sudan flood victims beg for help

2014-08-04 10:37

As Sudan's rainy season begins, there have already been three brief, violent storms in the capital region. Official media say more than 3 000 homes have been destroyed around the country.

China braces for 2nd typhoon, Taiwan drenched

2014-07-23 11:46

China is bracing for the arrival of a second typhoon as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people.

Philippines typhoon kills 38

2014-07-17 10:39

A typhoon has left at least 38 people dead in the Philippines, knocking out power in entire provinces and forcing more than half a million people to flee.

Floods force 6 000 from homes in Brazil

2014-06-28 19:43

Nearly a week of torrential rain has triggered widespread floods in southern Brazil that have forced 6 000 people from their homes.

C Town rains affect over 20 000 - De Lille

2014-06-16 14:02

Rainy weather conditions in Cape Town have affected more than 20 000 people and over 5 000 households, Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Afghanistan flash floods kill 70+

2014-06-07 19:00

Flash floods have killed more than 70 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials say.

6 dead, 1000s homeless in Siberia floods

2014-05-31 19:57

Six people have died in southern Siberia and thousands more have been evacuated after torrential rain led to major floods.

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