ARTICLES RELATING TO FLOODS

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.

Balkans mourn dead of worst flood

2014-05-20 17:33

Serbia has declared three days of national mourning as the death toll from the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory rose to 49.

AS IT HAPPENED: Balkans floods

2014-05-19 07:49

Get the highlights of the devastating flood event in Serbia and Bosnia - the region faces the worst flooding this century with 10 000 people having been evacuated.

Seven dead in Mexico landslide

2014-05-02 05:30

Four children and a pregnant woman were among seven people killed when torrential rains sparked a landslide in central Mexico.

Hydro-plants blamed for deadly Indian floods

2014-04-29 16:31

Badly managed hydro-power projects in northern India were partly to blame for devastating floods last year that killed thousands of people and caused extensive damage.

R1.2m aid for Limpopo flood victims

2014-04-08 14:47

Food parcels, blankets and building materials have been delivered to flood affected municipalities in Limpopo, charitable organisation the Gift of the Givers says.

North West flood damage set at R100m

2014-03-20 19:13

Flood damage in North West has amounted to at least R100m, Premier Thandi Modise says.

Funeral to be held for Mamelodi boys

2014-03-19 10:08

The City of Tshwane says the funeral of three boys who were found dead after they went missing during heavy rain last week will be held in Mamelodi.

Heavy rains kill 32 but welcomed by farmers

2014-03-18 14:05

Unusually heavy late summer rains have killed 32 people in SA but have brought welcome relief to grain farmers after drought conditions in some parts of the maize belt.

Tragic costs after Limpopo floods

2014-03-18 11:04

The Bele Bele municipality in Limpopo is in the process of determining the costs after the province experienced severe rains.

Kruger's main camps re-opened

2014-03-17 16:13

All of the Kruger National Park's main camps are now open to visitors, SANparks has confirmed

Botswana border posts closed over floods

2014-03-16 11:00

Staff at border posts between South Africa and Botswana have been evacuated after floods left several bridges along the Limpopo River submerged, say reports.

3 bodies found after North West floods

2014-03-15 10:29

The bodies of three people swept away by floods in the North West have been found, the office of premier Thandi Modise says.

 

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.

Waters recede in Serbia to reveal a ghost town

2014-05-20 18:20

The roar of an armoured vehicle ploughing through muddy water was the only sound on the deserted streets a Serbian town hit by some of the worst flooding of the past week.

Balkans on alert as swollen rivers grow further

2014-05-20 12:44

The Balkans were on alert as swollen rivers were due to reach new peaks after days of devastating floods and landslides that have claimed at least 49 lives.

Flooding threatens Serbia power plants, 37 dead

2014-05-19 07:43

Soldiers, police and villagers are battling to protect power plants in Serbia from rising flood waters as the death toll from the Balkan region's worst rainfall in more than a century reached 37.

Aftermath of deadly tornadoes leaves 35 dead

2014-04-30 10:29

A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, killing at least 35 and forcing frightened residents to take cover.

Heavy Tanzanian floods kill 10

2014-04-12 22:30

At least 10 people, five of them children, have been killed by heavy floods in Tanzania’s economic capital, Dar es Salaam, officials say.

Global disasters cause losses of $140bn

2014-03-26 10:58

Natural and man-made disasters caused $140bn of damage worldwide last year, according to a study released by reinsurance group Swiss Re.

Rescue efforts to continue in flood-hit SA

2014-03-20 13:32

Search-and-rescue operations will continue in parts of the country affected by recent heavy rains, Cabinet says.

Bela-Bela residents urged to be waterwise

2014-03-18 21:12

Bela-Bela residents should use water wisely, Deputy Water Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi has warned.

MEC launches Gauteng pothole campaign

2014-03-18 11:54

An emergency road maintenance campaign to fix damage caused by recent heavy rain has been launched by Gauteng roads and transport MEC Ismail Vadi.

Pretoria flood damage estimated at R124m

2014-03-17 22:21

Early estimates of flood damage in and around Pretoria after the recent heavy rains in Gauteng stood at about R124m, the City says.

N African dust stimulates monsoons

2014-03-17 07:31

Desert dust from North Africa and the Arabian peninsula stimulates monsoon rains over India, says a study suggesting that desertification from global warming may boost these downpours.

Missing Pretoria child's body found

2014-03-15 11:58

The body of one of the three children who went missing in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, has been found, the city of Tshwane says

No disasters declared over floods

2014-03-14 22:19

None of the nine provinces has declared a disaster caused by floods, Co-operative Governance Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says.

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