Over 100 people have been killed by floods and landslides across Ethiopia that started last month, government officials say. At least 20,000 families have been made homeless, according to the UN, while local officials say there are a number of people still missing. Meteorologists have blamed this year’s particularly powerful El Nino weather phenomenon for… Read More Over 100 dead as floods and landslides hit Ethiopia
A flash flood watch extended through Tuesday morning with the possibility of thunderstorms all day as Houston got soaked from the rainy weather. At least five people were killed in what an official called the most significant flood event since devastating Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster… Read More Severe flooding rocks Houston
More than 2,000 rescuers are searching for survivors of a landslide in eastern China that has killed at least 21 people. Several days of rain sparked a torrent of mud and rock, engulfing homes in Lidong village, Zhejiang province. The landslide occurred shortly before 23:00 on Friday night and buried almost 30 houses. Parts of… Read More 21 dead, 16 missing as landslides hits eastern China
Over 1000 persons have been rendered homeless as flood sacked about 60 homes and five churches in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State. The flood caused by overflow of Orashi river, affected five communities, including Oruama, Akinima, Mbiama and Joinkrama 1and 2. Meteorologists had predicted flooding in some communities in the country, including… Read More Flood renders over 1000 homeless as it destroys 60 homes, 5 churches in Rivers
A pregnant woman, and seven children, have drowned in the ravaging flood at Utchi in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State. Chairman of Ndokwa East Local Government council, Mrs. Nkechi Chukwura, disclosed this yesterday in an interaction with newsmen, shortly after a stakeholders meeting on Improving Synergy on Management of the 2015 Predicted… Read More Eight dead as flood ravages community in Delta
The French Riviera was hit by extreme rainfall which has resulted in people drowning in a retirement home and being trapped in a road tunnel by floodwaters. The exceptional scale of rainfall set off flash floods that wreaked havoc along France’s southeastern Mediterranean coast on Saturday. This has resulted in the death of at least… Read More 16 dead as heavy rainfall floods French Riviera
Hurricane Joaquin on Thursday morning was whipping parts of the Bahamas, an archipelago nation with more than 350,000 people, and the slow-moving storm is expected to continue pounding the islands through on Friday. Around 11 a.m. ET, the storm’s eye was passing over the country’s uninhabited Samana Cays with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph.… Read More Hurricane Joaquin making waves in the U.S.
Eight people died and five others are missing after a flash flood washed away vehicles at the Utah/Arizona border, the Hildale, Utah, fire department said. All the victims are mothers and small children, Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Barlow said. The youngest child was about 4 years old. The flooding ravaged a community that straddles the… Read More 8 dead, 5 missing as flash flood hits Utah, Arizona