Archive for the ‘Flood’ Category

Mayor declares stae of emergency as Whanganui faces floods

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Whanganui emergency staff are in an “absolute frenzy”, with a team of at least 130 people setting out this morning to deal with the flooding.

Delhi Metro at high risk of distaster from earhquake and flood

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Delhi Metro, which ferries over two million passengers a day, is on a high-risk earthquake and flood zone and may lead to a huge loss of life in case of a disaster, says a recently released UN report on disaster risk reduction.

120 dead in northern India floods

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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.

33 dead in Buenos Aires floods

Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Argentina’s capital was hit by the worst rains in 106 years and the nearby city of La Plata suffered unprecedented floods in a climate catastrophe that claimed at least 33 lives and sparked bitter political sniping over who was to blame.

Queensland floods kill 4 as storm moves south

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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.

Refugees return home after Jakarta floods, but more rain forecast

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

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 forces 10,000 from their homes in Jakarta

Friday, January 18th, 2013

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.

22 killed in South India floods

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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.

More than 400 killed in Pakistan floods

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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.

85,000 homeless in Burma floods

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The Burmese government has said that 85,000 people have been driven from their homes by heavy flooding.