In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope

2016-08-28 21:39

Even the most modest signs of recovery have been lifting weary spirits in Denham Springs, a Baton Rouge suburb in the US, at the epicentre of the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana.

Sudan floods: 'We have to start from scratch'

2016-08-25 18:41

Popular initiatives aim to help Sudanese who have been affected by floods rebuild their lives.

Obama defends Louisiana flood response

2016-08-24 08:55

After a much-criticised delay, President Barack Obama has visited flood-stricken Louisiana, defending his administration's response and urging citizens to pitch in and help ravaged communities.

After drought, southern Africa threatened by floods

2016-08-18 20:56

UN agencies have warned that southern African countries are at risk of another year of food shortages as the drought-hit region is expected to be hit by above-average rainfall likely to trigger floods.

Louisiana death toll rises as flood waters recede

2016-08-18 16:02

The death toll from historic flooding in Louisiana has risen to 13 as receding waters exposed the extent of devastation in the hard-hit southern US state.

Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages

2016-08-14 21:22

Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rain killed 100 people across Sudan.

Mali floods leave 14 dead in a month

2016-08-10 07:14

Floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 14 people in Mali over the past month, as well as causing serious damage.

Search for Brenda Scriven continues

2016-07-31 14:44

A community-led search for missing Sunningdale resident Brenda Scriven continues almost a week after her disappearance.

Floods in Nepal and India leave more than 90 dead

2016-07-29 07:00

Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said.

5 dead, millions in damage after KZN floods

2016-07-27 14:39

The KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says floods have now claimed five lives and caused millions of rands in damage.


Louisiana's four-legged flood victims await reunions

2016-08-27 11:53

Floodwaters have forced many south Louisiana homeowners to leave their beloved pets behind as they boarded rescue boats or waded out of chest-deep waters. Now they have a shot at being reunited with owners desperate to get them back.

Monsoon floods have killed at least 175 in India since June

2016-08-24 18:58

Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges and its tributaries exceeding the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people in north and eastern India.

Obama visits flood-hit Louisiana

2016-08-23 21:03

President Barack Obama has touched down in flood-stricken Louisiana, hoping to offer support to devastated communities and silence his critics who say he should have visited sooner.

Louisiana flooding victims now struggling with where to live

2016-08-18 18:38

With an estimated 40 000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable, bumbling aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago.

Eight dead, 40 000 homes flooded in Louisiana

2016-08-16 22:08

The death toll from historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana has gone up to eight, as the expanding flood zone prompted authorities to declare disasters in a dozen parishes.

Rains wreak havoc on Louisiana, 'snakes everywhere'

2016-08-14 18:52

Emergency crews have worked through the night to rescue scores of south Louisiana residents from homes and stranded cars, with one woman saying there were "snakes everywhere".

Death toll in India monsoon rains climbs past 90

2016-08-02 14:02

Indian officials say the death toll in heavy monsoon rains has climbed past 90, with over 700 000 taking shelter in government-run relief camps.

11 killed and 30 000 left homeless in Niger floods

2016-07-29 18:38

Eleven people have died in flooding in Niger and 30 000 have been left homeless after vast swathes of the country - including arid desert locations - were deluged with heavy rain, the UN said.

Hundreds of volunteers join search for Durban woman washed away during storm

2016-07-28 12:00

Hundreds of people have gathered at Durban's Blue Lagoon as the search for missing Sunningdale resident Brenda Scriven enters its third day.

Volunteer beach clean-up planned for Durban

2016-07-26 21:24

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.

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