Tag Archives: Floods

DR Congo floods death toll surpasses 200

Authorities say 287 were killed and 167 others missing after heavy rains caused rivers to burst their banks in South Kivu province. The death toll following flooding and landslides in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week has risen to at least 287, according to the government of South Kivu …

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More heavy rains, damaging winds torment California

The latest Pacific storm unleashed torrential downpours and damaging winds in California on Tuesday, a day after heightened flood and mudslide risks prompted thousands of evacuations and caused widespread power outages. Rainfall throughout the day was expected to be “heavy to excessive” across the state, especially in southern California, as …

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Death toll from Nigerian floods tops 500 – ministries

Widespread flooding has killed more than 500 people in Nigeria, left around 90,000 homes underwater, and blocked food and fuel supplies, two government ministries said on Friday. The floods have hit 27 of Nigeria’s 36 states and impacted around 1.4 million people, the ministries for humanitarian affairs and for disaster …

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At least nine dead as flash floods hit central Italy

At least nine people were killed by torrential overnight rains and floods in the central Italian region of Marche, authorities said on Friday, as rescuers continued to search for four still missing. In Cantiano, a village close to the neighboring Umbria region, residents were clearing mud from the streets, online …

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Fears of more flooding as Pakistan death toll crosses 1,400

People displaced by the devastating flooding complain that they are without food and ration as authorities struggle to cope with the disaster. The death toll from the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan has crossed 1,400, as the forecast of more rains in parts of the worst-affected southern Sindh province is causing …

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Pakistan struggles to avert danger as floods rise, death toll tops 1,300 – Pictures

Pakistani authorities are struggling to prevent the country’s biggest lake from bursting its banks and inundating nearby towns after unprecedented flooding, while the disaster management agency on Monday raised its toll of flood deaths by another 24. Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in Pakistan’s northern mountains have brought floods …

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Flooding kills at least one in Senegal’s capital

At least one person was killed and one severely wounded after torrential rain caused intense flooding in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, on Friday, a police officer said. Unusually heavy downpours hit the city for the second time in less than a month, sending brown, knee-deep water gushing down streets and grid-locking …

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