At least twenty-one dead, fifty missing following heavy flooding in U.S. state of Tennessee

At least 21 people have died and 50 others are reported missing after heavy flooding hit parts of Tennessee, authorities said on Sunday. A dispatcher at the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the number of those killed and missing and said authorities were working to conduct house-to-house searches of the area. Record rainfall of up… Read More At least twenty-one dead, fifty missing following heavy flooding in U.S. state of Tennessee

At least eight dead following severe floods as Hurricane Grace hits Mexico

Hurricane Grace pummeled Mexico with torrential rain on Saturday, causing severe flooding and mudslides that killed at least eight people after becoming one of the most powerful storms in years to hit the country’s Gulf coast. Grace was blowing maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (201 km per hour), a Category 3 hurricane… Read More At least eight dead following severe floods as Hurricane Grace hits Mexico

Scores dead as floods sweep through western Germany, Belgium

The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 170 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped up roads and power lines. Some 143 people died in the flooding in Germany’s worst natural disaster in more than half a century. That included… Read More Scores dead as floods sweep through western Germany, Belgium

Sudan declares national state of emergency over floodings

Sudan’s Security and Defense Council declared a national state of emergency for three months because of floods that have killed 99 people this year and designated Sudan a natural disaster zone, state news agency SUNA reported early on Saturday. The Sudanese minister of labour and social development said that in addition to the deaths, floods… Read More Sudan declares national state of emergency over floodings

Two bodies found following heavy flooding in Australia’s Queensland

Australian authorities pulled the bodies of two men from a storm water drain during cleanup efforts after catastrophic flooding in the northeastern state of Queensland, police said on Tuesday. Days of severe rainfall in the town of Townsville caused insurance losses estimated at more than A$45 million (an equivalent of $32.63 million), industry figures show,… Read More Two bodies found following heavy flooding in Australia’s Queensland