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

Six dead, thousands displaced as floods hit Rohingya camps in southeastern Bangladesh

Heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in refugees camps displacing thousands of Rohingya Muslims in southeastern Bangladesh this week, U.N. and other officials said on Friday, with further heavy rainfall expected. At least six Rohingya, including three children, died in landslides and flooding while 15 Bangladeshis were killed and more than 200,000 stranded… Read More Six dead, thousands displaced as floods hit Rohingya camps in southeastern Bangladesh

Seven dead as heavy rain triggers floods, landslide in northern India

At least seven people were killed in a landslide in India‚Äôs northern Himachal Pradesh state, officials said on Thursday, adding to a growing death toll from heavy monsoon rains in the country. State Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said seven bodies had been recovered during rescue operations that were still underway. “Three people are still… Read More Seven dead as heavy rain triggers floods, landslide in northern India

At least forty dead as flash flood sweep through village in Afghanistan

Afghan villagers searched desperately for survivors after flash flood swept down a narrow valley in a Taliban-controlled area, killing at least 40 people and destroying dozens of houses in the early hours of Thursday morning, officials said. Getting reliable information was difficult, according to Afghan officials, as Kamdesh district in the mountainous eastern province of… Read More At least forty dead as flash flood sweep through village in Afghanistan

Thousands evacuated as monsoon rains flood cities, provinces in Philippines

Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents of the capital, Manila, out of their low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rain, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. The national disaster agency said 14,023 people, most of them from a flood-prone Manila suburb, had moved into evacuation centres. “We ask residents… Read More Thousands evacuated as monsoon rains flood cities, provinces in Philippines

Scores dead as rains trigger floods, landslides in western India

At least 112 people have died in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, authorities said on Friday, after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooded low-lying areas, cutting off hundreds of villages. Parts of India’s west coast received up to 594 mm (23 inches) of rainfall over 24 hours, forcing authorities to evacuate people from… Read More Scores dead as rains trigger floods, landslides in western India

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