Military helicopters carried out emergency food drops on Wednesday for thousands of people stranded by flash flooding from early monsoon rains which have killed at least 120 in northern India, officials said.
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Thousands of people have been evacuated in Queensland and northern New South Wales as deadly storms move south down Australia’s east coast, drenching Sydney with its biggest downpour in decades.
Four people have been killed by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald in Queensland, with a three-year-old boy becoming the latest victim overnight.
A week of severe flooding in Jakarta is beginning to subside and refugees are starting to return to damaged homes and businesses.
At least 20 people died in the flood and 46,000 became homeless. More rain is forecast this weekend.
Severe flooding following torrential rain has driven almost 10,000 people from their homes in the Indonesian capital, an official said on Wednesday, with two people killed so far in the seasonal chaos.
Torrential rains in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have killed at least 22 people and displaced tens of thousands of villagers over the past week, an official said Monday.
Monsoon floods in Pakistan over the last two weeks have killed more than 400 people and affected more than 4.5 million others, the government disaster relief agency has said.
In addition, tens of thousands of people have been made homeless by heavy flooding in the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh, officials say.
The Burmese government has said that 85,000 people have been driven from their homes by heavy flooding.
A fresh deluge forced more evacuations along fast-rising rivers in the Philippine capital, as the city and surrounding areas struggled to deal with widespread flooding triggered by nearly two weeks of relentless rain.
Though the weather was gradually improving yesterday, the number of displaced was still rising, to nearly 300,000 in some 500 evacuation centres.
Authorities are keeping a close eye on swollen South Canterbury rivers as the heavy rain that threatened stopbanks and brought extensive surface flooding to the region eases.
A severe weather warning remains in place after 130-230mm of rain fell in the South Canterbury foothills since Monday night.