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.

Grim search after Colombia floods

2017-04-02 15:45

A grim search for the missing resumes at dawn in southern Colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of water, mud and debris through a small city, killing at least 200 people and leaving many more wounded and homeless.

Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

2017-03-31 10:30

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

2017-03-30 09:11

Torrential rain hampered relief efforts after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort islands.

Severe storms threaten central US

2017-03-29 22:36

Forecasters say a storm system that has been blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma is barrelling eastward, putting 21 million people at risk.

Matthew, Otto being retired as Atlantic tropical storm names

2017-03-27 21:10

The names Matthew and Otto have been retired for Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes following the deadly 2016 season.


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.

Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

2017-04-01 14:50

Flooded rivers were still rising in two Australian states with two women dead and four people missing after torrential rains in the wake of a powerful tropical cyclone.

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

2017-03-30 21:04

Torrential rain has hampered relief efforts after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues.

Peru asks US for more aid to confront floods

2017-03-30 06:49

Peru is asking the US for more aid to confront the intense rains and flooding that have buried entire villages in mud and displaced thousands.

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

2017-03-28 06:42

A "monster" cyclone has made landfall in northeast Australia, cutting power and uprooting trees as coastal towns went into lockdown in the face of lashing rain and howling winds.

Tourists evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia

2017-03-27 07:14

Thousands of people, including tourists, are being evacuated as northern Australia braces for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides.

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