300km/h cyclone to smash Australia coast

2014-04-11 08:29

A cyclone packing winds of up to 300km an hour is set to smash into Australia's Great Barrier Reef coast, with officials warning the storm could wreak devastation.

R1.2m aid for Limpopo flood victims

2014-04-08 14:47

Food parcels, blankets and building materials have been delivered to flood affected municipalities in Limpopo, charitable organisation the Gift of the Givers says.

Hawaii prepares for dangerous currents

2014-04-02 22:29

Hawaii residents have been urged to stay clear of beaches and avoid swimming in the ocean as the first waves generated by Chile's earthquake arrived at the island chain.

Residents join US mudslide search

2014-03-26 16:19

Residents from a nearby logging town have won their battle to join rescue workers searching for survivors in the dangerous rubble of a deadly mudslide in Washington State.

SMS to save lives in storms

2014-03-25 13:03

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the developed world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

North West flood damage set at R100m

2014-03-20 19:13

Flood damage in North West has amounted to at least R100m, Premier Thandi Modise says.

Bela-Bela residents urged to be waterwise

2014-03-18 21:12

Bela-Bela residents should use water wisely, Deputy Water Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi has warned.

MEC launches Gauteng pothole campaign

2014-03-18 11:54

An emergency road maintenance campaign to fix damage caused by recent heavy rain has been launched by Gauteng roads and transport MEC Ismail Vadi.

Pretoria flood damage estimated at R124m

2014-03-17 22:21

Early estimates of flood damage in and around Pretoria after the recent heavy rains in Gauteng stood at about R124m, the City says.

Missing Mamelodi children found dead

2014-03-16 17:39

The bodies of three children reported missing last week in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, have been found, the City of Tshwane says.

No disasters declared over floods

2014-03-14 22:19

None of the nine provinces has declared a disaster caused by floods, Co-operative Governance Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says.

1 300 rescued from floods in Limpopo

2014-03-14 17:18

About 1 300 people have been rescued across Limpopo this week due to extensive flooding.

Motorist dies in North West floods

2014-03-14 09:05

A motorist has died and two people were rescued in extensive flooding in Mogwase, North West.

North West floods worsen

2014-03-13 22:24

Heavy rains have caused havoc in the North West, with Mogwase the latest place to be affected by floods.

March rain at record high

2014-03-13 14:07

The SA weather service has reported that heavy rainfall during the first 10 days of March has broken records in parts of the country.

North West residents warned of floods

2014-03-13 09:08

Residents of Rustenburg, North West, have been warned to take extra precautions over the next few days, following extensive flooding in several parts of the province.

Rain set to subside by weekend

2014-03-12 12:11

The SA Weather Service says less rain is expected over the weekend in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, but a severe weather watch is still in place for these provinces for the next two days.

North West flood warning

2014-03-11 23:23

The North West government has issued a flood warning across its municipalities as the rain continues.

Mpuma floods claim more victims

2014-03-11 19:27

Eleven people have drowned in Mpumalanga in the past week because of heavy rains and 12 have reportedly been rescued.

Department issues flood alert after heavy rains

2014-03-10 20:48

The department of water affairs has issued a flood warning for some provinces after heavy rainfall soaked most parts of the country.

Limpopo roads closed due to rain

2014-03-09 21:00

Some of Limpopo roads were closed following heavy rainfall for the past few days, which left at least one person missing after being swept away.

Mozambique braces for more flooding

2014-03-07 20:55

Mozambique is bracing for further flooding in the central and southern parts of the country.

Queensland in 'biggest ever drought'

2014-03-07 12:52

The Australian state of Queensland is in the grip of its most widespread drought ever, with close to 80% of its territory parched after a failed wet season, officials say.

El Nino could strike soon

2014-03-06 23:24

The much-feared El Nino phenomenon, the warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific which can trigger drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and floods in South America, could strike soon.


Powerful cyclone closes in on Australia

2014-04-10 09:15

Tourists and coastal residents are evacuating parts of the Great Barrier Reef as a powerful cyclone intensified in the Coral Sea and made its way towards Australia's northeast.

Cyclone Ita may hit northern Aus

2014-04-08 13:13

A tropical cyclone currently intensifying in the Coral Sea may threaten coastal communities in northern Australia, the Australian bureau of meteorology says.

Weary mudslide rescuers battle rain, exhaustion

2014-03-28 22:40

Weary mudslide rescuers are battling rain and exhaustion in their quest to find bodies.

Global disasters cause losses of $140bn

2014-03-26 10:58

Natural and man-made disasters caused $140bn of damage worldwide last year, according to a study released by reinsurance group Swiss Re.

US landslide death toll doubles to 8

2014-03-24 07:20

Searchers have found five more bodies in the sludge of a massive landslide in the north-western state of Washington, bringing the death toll to at least eight.

Rescue efforts to continue in flood-hit SA

2014-03-20 13:32

Search-and-rescue operations will continue in parts of the country affected by recent heavy rains, Cabinet says.

KZN community counts cost of freak storm

2014-03-18 12:22

Residents and officials are counting the cost of a freak storm that ripped through the community of Emmaus in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

KwaZulu-Natal battered by storms

2014-03-17 23:16

Violent storms in parts of KwaZulu-Natal have led to one person being electrocuted by a lightning strike, 18 people being injured, and many others left homeless.

Rain, flooding claim 32 lives

2014-03-17 14:45

Thirty-two people have died due to heavy rain and flooding in five provinces in the past two weeks, the co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

Weather clears up in parts of SA

2014-03-15 16:23

The weather has cleared up in most parts of the country, the SA Weather Service says.

Rising water hampers search for missing kids

2014-03-14 19:10

The search for three children who went missing earlier this week in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, has been put on hold.

Cyclone leaves 3 dead, 6 missing in Vanuatu

2014-03-14 10:29

Three people are dead and six more missing in Vanuatu after a cyclone hit the Pacific Island nation.

Kids swept away in North West floods

2014-03-14 07:02

Two children have been swept away in the township of Mogwase, North West, following heavy rains, the provincial government says.

Snowstorm paralyses eastern Canada

2014-03-13 19:01

A snowstorm has paralysed eastern Canada causing highway car pileups, flight cancellations and school closures.

Limpopo residents airlifted to safety

2014-03-13 15:52

Seventy people have been airlifted to safety from a hill in Lephalale, Limpopo, after the Mogol River burst its banks.

March rains break SA records

2014-03-13 13:44

The rainfall experienced during the first 10 days of this month has shattered records says the South African weather service.

Bodies still missing as floods calm down

2014-03-12 22:11

Four people are still missing in Mpumalanga and Limpopo after extensive flooding in several parts of the country.

Another flood warning for parts of SA

2014-03-12 08:28

The SA Weather Service has again issued a watch for flooding in the northern parts of the country - the 11th day in a row that the region may have to face stormy weather.

Heavy rains cause countrywide havoc

2014-03-11 20:48

Several drownings and rescue operations have been reported as persistent rain and flooding caused havoc in several parts of the country.

Mpuma flood victims receive aid

2014-03-11 18:10

Mpumalanga Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Simon Skhosana has handed over relief supplies to residents affected by flooding.

Limpopo woman still missing in floods

2014-03-10 14:54

An elderly woman who was swept away with her husband while swimming in Bela-Bela is still missing.

Brace for more rain, floods warns Weather Service

2014-03-08 20:30

Flooding is expected in places over Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, the Free State and Kwazulu-Natal, the SA Weather Service has said.

Flood havoc in Joburg

2014-03-07 19:03

The Gauteng provincial government has reported that several areas in Johannesburg are flooded.

Flood warning issued for parts of SA

2014-03-07 08:50

The SA Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the eastern parts of the country over the next five days.

Flood havoc in North West, Kruger Park

2014-03-06 14:26

Close to 150 households across several villages around Brits have been affected by flooding, the North West provincial government says.

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