Indian aid arrives as Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs

2017-05-27 08:13

Indian medical teams and emergency relief has arrived in Sri Lanka as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in low-lying areas.

Study finds that climate change threatens fynbos

2017-05-19 07:13

A study using data stretching back several decades has produced the first empirical evidence that increasingly hot, dry summers driven by climate change are having a negative effect on the Cape’s unique fynbos

KZN teacher's body found in storm water drain after flash floods

2017-05-16 15:25

The body of a KwaZulu-Natal teacher who was swept away in flash floods, has been found in a storm water drain, paramedics say.

Mud, music and missiles greet Thai monsoon season

2017-05-14 20:59

Salvos of homemade rockets blasted into the sky amid thumping dance music, mud-wrestling and monks as Thailand's northeast hailed the start of the crucial monsoon season.

Tornadoes leave trail of destruction in East Texas

2017-04-30 19:48

Severe storms, including tornadoes, have swept through several small towns in East Texas, leaving a trail of destruction.

Drought-weary Western Cape residents warned to prepare for floods

2017-04-19 15:39

Western Cape residents must start preparing for possible flooding when the winter rains arrive to break the drought, says MEC for local government Anton Bredell.

25 dead in Iran floods

2017-04-15 14:56

At least 25 people have been killed and 16 declared missing as flash floods hit northwestern Iran, state media has reported.

New Zealanders evacuated from parts of coast as storm hits

2017-04-13 13:17

Hundreds of people in New Zealand have been evacuated from coastal areas as the second major storm in just over a week made landfall near the North Island town of Whakatane.

Floods trap passenger bus in Meiringspoort pass

2017-04-09 22:52

Floods and heavy rains have trapped a passenger bus in Meiringspoort pass between De Rust and Beaufort West, Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa says.

Years of warnings preceded deadly flood in southern Colombia

2017-04-05 12:36

Reports from Colombia say people were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city, but not everyone was surprised.


Floods, landslides kill almost 100 in Sri Lanka

2017-05-26 18:26

Flooding and landslides have killed almost 100 and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in.

Clean-up operations underway following heavy KZN rains

2017-05-17 13:44

Mop up operations are underway in KwaZulu-Natal following four days of heavy rains and snowfall, the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has said.

Dying Guatemala lake underlines climate change threat

2017-05-15 18:20

The dried-out oyster shells lie on a landscape parched and cracked by the sun. This is what is left of Lake Atescatempa, once a vast blue-green body of water in southwestern Guatemala.

More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

2017-05-07 22:29

With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation's military has tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents.

Winter lingers in New England and so will the mud

2017-04-30 09:00

Mud season is an annual mucky rite of passage in the lives of northern New Englanders in the American state of Maine and they're enjoying more mud than usual.

India likely to receive normal monsoon rains

2017-04-18 22:04

India's crucial monsoon rains are forecast to be normal this year, the weather office says, bringing hope to the agricultural sector.

New Zealand escapes worst of tropical storm

2017-04-14 10:16

New Zealanders are cleaning up after a powerful storm swept across the country, forcing families from their homes and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Kiwis brace for 2nd major storm in just over a week

2017-04-13 09:47

New Zealanders were bracing for a second major storm in just over a week as the remnants of a cyclone bears down on the South Pacific nation.

Cookie doesn't crumble after falling into sinkhole

2017-04-06 15:52

A 10-year-old pug named Cookie is safe and sound and falling into a giant sinkhole following a heavy rainstorm in north Florida.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

2017-04-03 11:05

A massive clean-up was in full swing as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia devastated by a cyclone, with residents and business owners returning to thick mud, piles of debris and ruined property.

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