WATCH: Destruction as JHB is lashed by hail, rain and strong winds

A severe thunderstorm wreaked havoc in parts of Johannesburg on Monday. Watch.

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Weight of Harvey rains caused Houston to sink

2017-09-07 22:02

A California geophysicist says the sheer weight of the torrential rains brought by Harvey has caused Houston to sink by two centimetres.

Harvey unleashes catastrophic flooding in Houston

2017-08-27 18:06

Tropical Storm Harvey has unleashed catastrophic flooding in Houston turning streets in Texas' largest city into raging rivers as trapped residents climbed to higher floors and the death toll rose.

Floods drive thousands from their homes in Brazil

2017-06-02 22:32

Heavy rains and mudslides have driven at least 70 000 people from their homes in northeastern Brazil.

Six die, thousands forced out in Brazil floods

2017-05-29 22:45

At least six people were killed and tens of thousands more fled their homes in flooding in the north-east of Brazil.

Sri Lanka appeals for flood aid

2017-05-28 21:17

At least 151 people have been killed in floods and mudslides as emergency teams rush to distribute aid to the displaced.

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides

2017-04-19 13:40

The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed, officials say.

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.

Homeowners could be liable for neighbour's flood damage

2017-03-03 14:14

Property owners need to be aware that they are potentially exposed to additional liability in the case of flooding.

Panic ensues as dam evacuees grab what they can and flee

2017-02-14 11:27

Some of those evacuating over the threat of a spillway collapse at America's tallest dam grabbed pets and important papers.


Heavy rain, floods lash Italy; at least 5 dead

2017-09-10 16:01

Torrential rain in Italy has triggered flooding that killed at least five people in the Tuscan port town of Leghorn.

Floods kill over 1 200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

2017-08-27 21:11

Rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst monsoon floods in South Asia for years.

Pennsylvania flash flood takes man's life; rail cars derail

2017-06-23 16:03

Flash flooding in western Pennsylvania has claimed the life of a man and apparently derailed some rail cars.

Indian divers to join Sri Lanka flood rescue as toll climbs

2017-05-30 16:05

Indian divers and doctors are joining Sri Lankan rescuers amid severe flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 183 people.

Sri Lanka deploys more troops as flood toll climbs to 180

2017-05-29 21:30

Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battle to get relief supplies to over half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding fin 14 years.

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.

Bus leaves pass after trapped by flooding

2017-04-10 15:32

A bus trapped in Meiringspoort between De Rust and Beaufort West on Sunday night was able to leave the pass on Monday, Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa has confirmed.

New round of fatal floods in Peru

2017-03-16 22:04

A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital.

WATCH: Dad clings to twins; keeps them from drowning in flooded underpass

A couple from Brakpan and their 8-month-old twin boys narrowly escaped drowning in a subway in Brakpan after it flooded during a freakish storm.

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13 dead, thousands caught in flooding in central Indonesia

2017-02-11 13:09

Up to 40 000 people have been caught in severe flooding following days of torrential rain in central Indonesia, where the death toll from landslides on Bali resort island rose to 13.

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