ARTICLES RELATING TO FLOODING

Torrential rains lead to breakdown of water supply system in some areas of Gauteng

2019-12-13 21:48

Recent torrential rains in many parts of Gauteng have led to the breakdown of the water supply system in Cullinan and neighbouring areas.

Cape Town to Mantashe: Avoid 'costly litigation' by allowing municipalities to buy their own electricity

2019-12-12 10:13

The city has written to the minister of mineral resources and energy asking that it and other municipalities be permitted to buy electricity directly from independent power producers, avoiding a pending court case.

WATCH | Centurion, Mamelodi hit by flooding as rain continues to pelt Gauteng

2019-12-09 14:22

Emergency services officials in Tshwane have their hands full monitoring flooding in parts of Centurion and Mamelodi.

'The clouds became dark … The house started moving' - hundreds struggle to pick up the pieces after KZN tornado

2019-11-18 14:58

Hundreds of residents of Mpolweni, outside Pietermaritzburg, are struggling to put their lives back together in the aftermath of last week's tornado.

PICS | Durban highway closed as flooding, heavy rains wreak havoc

2019-11-11 13:47

One of Durban's main highways has been closed following flooding, the city's metro police say.

SANParks Wilderness braces for heavy rains, flooding on Sunday

2019-09-28 13:17

South African National Parks in the Wilderness is bracing for heavy rains, following an advisory from the South African Weather Service.

Hurricane Dorian brought a 7-metre-high wall of water to parts of the Bahamas. Here's what a storm surge is and why it's so dangerous.

2019-09-03 09:36

Dorian's storm surge could flood coastal communities in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with 4 to 7 feet of water.

'We are losing everything': Flooding in cyclone-hit Mozambique

2019-04-29 08:21

Floodwaters triggered by Cyclone Kenneth's heavy rains rage in parts of Mozambique, causing homes to collapse.

Serious flooding in Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Kenneth

2019-04-28 10:13

Serious flooding has begun in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago, after the government urged many people to immediately seek higher ground.

'It was important to come' - Ramaphosa as relief funds released for flood-stricken areas

2019-04-24 14:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa has visited affected areas that were ravaged by floods in the KwaZulu-Natal area on Wednesday, conveying condolences to those who lost loved ones while also assessing damages caused by the floods.

 

Dam levels remain low despite continuous rainfall

2019-12-12 22:17

Despite heavy rain causing havoc and mayhem in parts of Gauteng, water levels in various dams have shown no progress, instead they have dropped.

Flood warnings issued for multiple provinces as heavy rains wreak havoc across SA

2019-12-10 09:10

The South African Weather Service has issued flood warnings in multiple provinces as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in parts of the country since last week.

East Africa struggles with heavy rains as thousands displaced

2019-11-29 14:13

Flood-hit Djibouti, Kenya struggle to cope after major downpours affect hundreds of thousands across the Horn of Africa.

WATCH | Four have narrow escape as taxi swept away in flooded KZN river

2019-11-14 12:05

Four people have had a narrow escape after the taxi they were travelling in was swept away in a Pietermaritzburg river, paramedic services say.

A 12,000-year-old Turkish city is about to disappear underwater. Residents are moving ancestors' bones to dry land.

2019-09-29 14:08

The Turkish government has called for the evacuation of a 12,000-year-old city, which is about to get flooded with water from the Tigris River.

6 people were killed after a flash flood engulfed a narrow gorge in the Kenyan national park that inspired 'The Lion King'

2019-09-03 13:12

Seven people were "swept away" by flash floods, which were caused by a deluge of rain, on Sunday. Six bodies have been found so far.

Ice sheets are melting far faster than we thought — in a worst-case climate breakdown, coastal cities like New York and Shanghai would be swamped

2019-05-22 09:13

Scientists have underestimated how much sea levels will rise by 2100. A new study shows that oceans could rise by almost 2 metres, swamping coastal cities.

Mozambique families count cyclone cost

2019-04-28 14:26

Soaking mattresses, bent corrugated iron sheets, some wooden chairs and two slender chickens are about all that Assan Madal and his wife Maria Mendosa were able salvage from the wreckage of their wood and mud home.

WATCH: Drone footage shows plastic pollution on KZN beaches

2019-04-25 20:19

Drone footage has laid bare the scale of the plastic pollution on KwaZulu-Natal beaches, following the deadly floods that hit the province this week. Watch.

At least 51 confirmed dead in KZN floods - reports

2019-04-24 08:40

At least 51 people have been confirmed dead following heavy rains and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, according to reports.

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