ARTICLES RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS

Rescuers seek survivors of China landslide

2014-08-29 10:04

Hundreds of rescuers are hunting for survivors of a massive landslide in southwestern China that killed at least 14 people.

Japan landslides death toll hits 70

2014-08-27 09:38

A week after huge landslides swamped the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the confirmed death toll from the tragedy hit 70, with 18 people still missing.

Wildfire near Yosemite sparks 13 000 evacuations

2014-08-20 12:01

Californian authorities say they have issued more than 13 000 evacuation orders near Yosemite National Park due to a wildfire encroaching on the US tourist attraction.

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami

2014-08-19 14:21

An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea.

Landslides, floods kill 109 in Nepal, India

2014-08-16 18:58

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed to at least 109.

Karina strengthens into hurricane of Mexico

2014-08-15 11:44

A storm far off the west coast of Mexico has strengthened into the sixth hurricane of the Pacific season, US forecasters warn.

Typhoon Halong leaves 10 dead in Japan - reports

2014-08-11 08:56

As many as 10 people died and dozens have been injured after Typhoon Halong slammed into the Japanese archipelago over the weekend, reports say, with heavy rain still lashing the country's north.

Hurricane Iselle not slowing near Hawaii

2014-08-07 11:24

Hawaii is preparing for what could be the first hurricane to hit in more than 20 years as weather officials say an approaching storm isn't weakening as previously predicted.

Natural disasters and the kids who create them

2014-08-05 15:44

A natural disaster can leave a path of destruction, much like kids’ parties.

Xinhua: China earthquake death toll rises to 367

2014-08-03 20:52

China's official Xinhua News Agency says the death toll from a strong earthquake in southern Yunnan province has risen to 367.

Searched hampered for missing in Nepal

2014-08-03 08:31

Rain has hampered the search for more than 100 missing in a Nepal landslide and the army have used explosives to blast a river blockage.

Philippines plans $3bn effort for typhoon victims

2014-08-01 14:59

The Philippines will spend $3bn to rehouse some 200 000 families displaced by last year's super typhoon Haiyan that killed 6 100 people.

Baby rescued in India mudslide

2014-08-01 14:38

The crying of a 3-month-old baby has led rescuers working at the site of a deadly landslide in India to the infant and its mother buried under debris, an official says.

Rain hampers rescue effort in India mudslide

2014-07-31 15:57

Rescuers have battled through heavy rains in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.

More than 150 feared dead in monsoon landslide

2014-07-30 22:46

The death toll from a major landslide in India was expected to exceed 150, a health official said, after heavy monsoon rains sent mud and rocks tumbling onto homes.

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.

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.

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.

China lightning, floods, landslides kill dozens

2014-07-17 21:38

Dozens of people have died as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300 000 evacuated.

Philippines typhoon death toll reaches 27

2014-07-17 07:05

The death toll from the first typhoon of the Philippines' rainy season has climbed to at least 27, authorities say, as millions in the capital and elsewhere endured a second day without power.

370 000 evacuated as typhoon hits Philippines

2014-07-16 07:25

A typhoon has killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370 000 people, rescue officials say.

Rain batters Japan as storm hits, 3 dead

2014-07-10 10:22

Heavy rain has battered a wide swathe of Japan, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east, leaving three people dead.

Strong typhoon threatens north Philippines, Japan

2014-07-06 16:58

A strong typhoon was blowing over the Pacific Ocean in the northeastern Philippines and may induce heavy rains, but is too far off to hit land, officials have said.

1 dead and 19 injured by Nebraska tornadoes

2014-06-17 10:50

A powerful storm has ripped through north east Nebraska, destroying more than half of the tiny town of Pilger, killing a 5-year-old child and injuring at least 19 people.

 

More quakes jolt Iceland overnight

2014-08-27 16:03

Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high.

CGS identifying SA quake hotspots

2014-08-25 14:43

The Council for Geoscience is busy identifying earthquake hotspots in South Africa's urban areas, it says.

Strong California earthquake causes injuries

2014-08-24 17:30

A large earthquake has rolled through California's northern Bay Area, damaging some buildings, igniting fires, knocking out power and sending residents running out of their homes.

Japan landslide buries homes, at least 27 dead

2014-08-20 09:26

A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan has killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing, the government says.

Nepal flood kills 101, fears of disease rise

2014-08-18 09:10

Nepalese authorities attempting to reach thousands of people stranded by flooding fear an outbreak of diseases from the disaster that has already killed 101 people.

Landslides kill 10 in Nepal monsoon

2014-08-15 14:37

Multiple landslides triggered by monsoon rains have left at least 10 people dead in Nepal and caused a major bridge along a national highway to cave in, officials said Friday.

2 dead, 8 wounded in Ecuador earthquake

2014-08-13 15:39

Two people have been killed in Ecuador after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the capital, with eight others wounded and rescue workers still seeking to free others trapped in the ruble.

China earthquake death toll rises to 615

2014-08-07 16:21

The death toll from an earthquake in south-western China has risen to 615, with 3 100 people believed to be injured.

Natural disasters and the kids who create them

2014-08-05 15:45

A natural disaster can leave a path of destruction, much like kids’ parties.

Rescuers battle to clear bodies after China quake

2014-08-04 16:34

Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation.

Strong quake kills at least 175 in southern China

2014-08-03 16:55

A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province has toppled thousands of homes, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1 400.

India mudslide rescuers press on as toll hits 73

2014-08-02 12:33

Rescuers continue to dig despite 'very slim chances' of finding any more people alive in the mud and debris from a major landslide in western India, where 73 have been killed.

Hope lessening for India landslide survivors

2014-08-01 14:38

Rescue workers are losing hope of finding survivors amid the mud and debris from a major landslide in western India, where 150 people are feared to have been killed.

Death toll hits 51 in Indian mudslide

2014-08-01 07:51

Heavy rains have hampered efforts by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51.

Rescue efforts continue after Indian mudslide

2014-07-31 09:00

Rescue workers continue to dig deep into mud, rocks and debris after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and trapping more than 150.

150 feared trapped in Indian landslide

2014-07-30 12:18

A major landslide has struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said.

US scientists to map Mount St Helens volcano

2014-07-25 05:00

A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists are expected to rattle Mount St Helens as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in US history.

Typhoon Matmo batters Taiwan

2014-07-23 07:55

Typhoon Matmo has pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours, leaving five people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation.

Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam, China deaths up to 26

2014-07-21 13:41

A typhoon that barrelled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media says, while in China the death toll rose to 26.

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.

4.6 quake hits Japan

2014-07-16 13:01

A moderate 4.6 magnitude earthquake has hit the region that hosts Japan’s crippling Fukushima nuclear plant, but there have been reports of damage.

Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall in Japan

2014-07-10 14:43

Typhoon Neoguri HAS slammed into Japan's southern main island after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country.

Imagine getting a flood warning 11 months in advance

2014-07-07 08:41

Satellite monitoring of tiny changes in the gravitational field of river basins may give up to 11 months' warning of disastrous floods, a study says.

Brazil flood evacuees increase tenfold to 50 000

2014-06-30 05:47

Severe flooding caused by a week of torrential rain in southern Brazil has forced more than 50 000 people from their homes, officials say.

Would you use a blanket if a tornado came?

2014-06-09 12:57

A US company has created a protective blanket that developers say could give children a better chance of surviving debris from a tornado, or bullets from a 9mm handgun.

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.