Iowa city braces for devastating flood

2016-09-27 20:26

Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years.

S Korea rules out flood aid to N Korea

2016-09-23 10:21

South Korea ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.

N Korea floods 'major, complex disaster' - Red Cross

2016-09-13 09:13

North Korea is experiencing a "major and complex disaster" the Red Cross has warned, after floods killed scores of people and left tens of thousands in need of urgent help.

Floods after heavy rain in Greece leave 3 dead

2016-09-07 22:23

Greek authorities say floods caused by heavy overnight rain have left three people dead.

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".


Residents evacuate 5 000 Cedar Rapids homes amid flood fears

2016-09-25 19:48

Residents living in about 5 000 downtown homes in Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, have been asked to evacuate due to the risk of flooding from the rising Cedar River.

Louisiana woman saved from flooding meets her rescuer

2016-09-14 05:37

Millions of people have seen the viral video of an American good Samaritan rescuing Hailey Brouillette and her dog from south Louisiana floodwaters, but she isn't one of them...

At least 130 dead in N Korea floods, hundreds missing

2016-09-12 07:17

The death toll from severe flooding in a North Korean border region has risen to least 133 with another 395 missing and tens of thousands left homeless, the UN said.

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.

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