Mozambique floods claim more lives

2015-01-27 05:41

The death toll from flooding in parts of Mozambique has risen to 117, with more than 157 000 people affected.

Devastating floods in Mozambique

2015-01-19 17:05

Floods that have been raging in Mozambique for 10 days have killed 71 people.

Fighting waterborne diseases a priority in Malawi

2015-01-18 19:45

An aid official in Malawi says the prevention of waterborne diseases is a priority where floods have killed at least 176 people and displaced 200 000.

Gift of the givers aid Malawi flood victims

2015-01-17 14:28

South African aid group Gift of the Givers has distributed numerous relief parcels to families in Malawi that were displaced by floods.

Death toll from floods in Malawi triples

2015-01-16 20:07

Malawi's vice president says the death toll from the floods has triples to 176, with at least 200 000 displaced.

Floods kill more in Mozambique

2015-01-15 19:54

Floods have killed at least 34 people in Mozambique, while rescuers were trying to reach people trapped on rooftops and trees.

Floods kill at least 8, sweep away infrastructure in Moz

2015-01-14 14:34

Floods have claimed at least eight lives, displaced thousands of people and swept away infrastructure, reports say.

Heavy rains in Malawi kill 48, leave 1000s displaced

2015-01-14 00:05

Flooding in Malawi has killed at least 48 people and left another 23 000 people displaced.

Thousands flee as floods hit southern Philippines

2014-12-29 09:29

Floods have forced thousands of people to be evacuated in the southern Philippines as a tropical storm battered the region with strong winds and heavy rains, officials say.

Flooding hits parts of Cape Town

2014-12-26 11:27

Roads and houses in some parts of Cape Town have been damaged by flooding, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

1 000s more evacuated in Malaysia floods

2014-12-21 08:27

Floods have worsened in north-east Malaysia due to heavy rains, local authorities say, as evacuees in other areas began to return home amid improving weather.

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.


Malawi flood victims in dire need

2015-01-23 22:30

Tens of thousands of people urgently need clean water, food, shelter and medical care across southern Africa.

Floods devastate Malawi, food security a concern

2015-01-19 08:41

Food security has become a major concern as torrential rains are expected to continue in the southern African country of Malawi.

SA troops helping flood-hit Mozambique

2015-01-18 12:18

South African troops are helping to deliver shelter to people affected by flooding in Mozambique, the SA National Defence Force says.

Missing children rescued from Mozambique floods

2015-01-17 08:31

Eighteen children who went missing when floods surged across parts of Mozambique have been rescued from a tiny island of dry land where they survived on fruit for several days, local authorities say.

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 1000s homeless

2015-01-15 19:54

Malawi has deployed military helicopters and boats in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100 000 homeless.

SANDF to send troops to flood-stricken Moz

2015-01-14 23:03

The SA National Defence Force will send troops to assist flood-stricken areas in the Zambezia province in Mozambique, the department says.

Floods: Parts of Malawi declared disaster areas

2015-01-14 12:31

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared half the southern African country a disaster zone after torrential rains over the past few days killed at least 48 people and left around 70 000 homeless.

Moz flooding - thousands homeless

2015-01-13 22:23

Flooding sparked by heavy rains has killed at least three people and left thousands of others homeless in Mozambique.

7 killed in landslides in Sri Lanka

2014-12-26 14:02

At least seven people have been killed by landslides in Sri Lanka, as the number displaced by the week's flooding exceeded 800 000, an official says.

Malaysia premier under fire for golfing with Obama

2014-12-25 14:53

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is under fire at home for spending his holiday golfing with US President Barack Obama in Hawaii while the country faces one of its worst floods.

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.

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