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.
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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.
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.
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.