ARTICLES RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS

Louisiana flooding kills 6, sends 1000s fleeing for higher ground

2016-08-15 22:02

Thousands of people in the US state of Louisiana are hunkering down in shelters, forced out of their homes by horrific flooding that took many people by surprise.

PICS: Mexico landslides leave 40 dead as new storm forms

2016-08-08 14:22

Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Earl's remnants have killed at least 40 people in Mexico, officials say, as a new storm threatened the country's Pacific coast.

Cele warns of further food price hikes as drought continues

2016-07-21 22:45

Ongoing drought in South Africa has disrupted food production and threatens to push food prices up, says agriculture deputy minister Bheki Cele.

Over 15 000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China

2016-07-08 11:09

Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan, forcing more than 15 000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds in over a century lashed part of the island.

Lightning kills at least 67 in India

2016-06-22 11:44

At least 67 people have been killed by lightning in India over the past two days, disaster management officials say, as the annual monsoon rains sweep the country.

Water-for-votes allegations denied by ANC KZN

2016-06-12 14:22

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is alleged to be behind a memo calling for taps around Pietermaritzburg to be shut off and water tankers sent in to give the impression it was “delivering”, it has reported.

State of drought disaster declared in 8 provinces

2016-06-09 20:51

A state of disaster has been declared in eight provinces as a drought continues across the country.

Tropical Storm Colin forms in Gulf, speeds toward Florida

2016-06-06 11:34

Tropical Storm Colin formed in the Gulf of Mexico and was speeding on a course to hit Florida with rains forecasters said could cause serious flooding along much of the state's Gulf coast.

Rescue workers continue search for buried bodies in Sri Lanka floods

2016-05-18 12:14

Rescue workers have recovered 17 bodies buried in mudslides caused by heavy rains in central Sri Lanka, raising the death toll due to bad weather to 36.

New aftershocks shake Ecuador

2016-04-23 07:21

New aftershocks have continued to rattle Ecuador as emergency workers continued searching for bodies after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 600 people.

 

US declares disaster for Louisiana floods

2016-08-15 15:55

At least five people dead and more than 20 000 rescued in US state amid predictions of more rain from storm system.

Scores dead, millions affected as floods hit India

2016-07-31 07:03

At least 52 people have been killed and tens of thousands evacuated as floods driven by torrential monsoon rains ravaged India's eastern states, according to officials and news reports.

Third earthquake shakes Tokyo in 4 days

2016-07-20 12:16

A moderately strong earthquake has shaken the Japanese capital for the third time in four days.

Landslides and flooding in India kill at least eight

2016-07-01 13:58

Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain in a mountainous part of north India have killed at least eight people and 30 more are missing, a disaster control official says.

Scientific robots to swim in Bay of Bengal in monsoon study

2016-06-14 12:06

Scientists from the UK will soon release robots into Bay of Bengal in a study aimed at improving monsoon predictions.

6.1 magnitude quake, aftershocks shake northwest Nicaragua

2016-06-10 14:14

A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake and at least four major aftershocks shook northwestern Nicaragua, triggering panic among residents and damaging some homes, officials say.

3 die in floodwaters as strong storm lashes east Australia

2016-06-06 11:34

Three people have been killed in floodwaters from a strong storm that pounded Australia's east coast over the weekend.

Terror of Sri Lankan landslides: 'All I could do was scream'

2016-05-19 13:28

Heavy rains Thursday continued to pound the central Sri Lankan region where at least three villages have already been swallowed by mountains of mud, forcing army soldiers and police to suspend rescue work

Massive tornadoes rip across Oklahoma, at least two killed

2016-05-10 08:26

Several massive tornadoes churned above Oklahoma, with at least two touching down in the US Plains state, killing at least two people, the authorities and US media say.

Mudslide kills at least 15 in India's remote northeast

2016-04-22 10:43

Police say torrential rains triggered a mudslide in India's remote northeast bordering China, killing at least 15 people.

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