ARTICLES RELATING TO FLOODS

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.

France declares flood emergency

2016-06-03 20:26

French President Francois Hollande has declared a natural disaster after the River Seine in Paris burst its banks in some places, saying compensation would be paid to those affected by the worst flooding to hit the French capital in 35 years.

3 dead in Germany floods

2016-05-30 11:12

Authorities say three people are suspected to have died as floods hit southwest Germany.

Many families missing after Sri Lanka landslides

2016-05-18 21:53

Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains have buried homes in three villages in central Sri Lanka.

6 students killed, 15 missing in western Indonesia floods

2016-05-16 13:27

Rescuers have found the bodies of six university students who were among nearly two dozen who went missing in rain-triggered floods and landslides at a waterfall in western Indonesia.

KZN floods: 2 dead, 400 displaced, 150 homes damaged

2016-05-09 16:30

At least two people have been killed, 400 displaced and more than 150 homes damaged in flooding in KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend, the Department of Cogta says.

Disaster management teams dispatched to flood hit areas in KZN - Cogta

2016-05-08 17:59

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal has dispatched disaster management teams to various flood hit areas across the province, MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube says.

Heavy rains shut Chile's El Teniente copper mine

2016-04-19 11:56

Chile's state-run mining company Codelco says that operations at its El Teniente copper mine have been suspended after torrential rains over the weekend caused heavy flooding.

 

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.

Thousands evacuated as floods batter Paris

2016-06-02 14:06

French media say that thousands have been evacuated as floods continue to threaten homes and businesses across the Paris region.

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

2016-05-21 18:24

Sri Lanka's government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago.

Many dead as flash floods hits Afghanistan

2016-05-18 18:01

An Afghan official says at least 20 people have been killed in flash floods that hit the northern province of Sari Pul.

Many Rwanda landslides amid rains

2016-05-09 22:31

Landslides have resulted in the deaths of 49 people in Rwanda's north following heavy rains.

Thousands evacuated in Dominican Republic flooding

2016-05-09 12:22

About 2 500 people have been evacuated in the Dominican Republic because of flooding caused by heavy rains over the previous 12 days.

Heavy rains may scupper search for Durban drowning victims

2016-05-08 11:40

Police search and rescue divers may be forced to abort the second day of searching for two people presumed drowned after three women and a child were swept into a river. The bodies of two women have been recovered.

Floods, landslides leave 6 missing in eastern Indonesia

2016-04-18 18:00

Rain-triggered floods and landslides have left six villagers missing in eastern Indonesia.

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