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At least 34 people and 600 animals dead after flash floods hit Afghanistan

At least 34 people and 600 animals dead after flash floods hit Afghanistan Flash floods affecting Afghanistan over the past 7 days have claimed lives of at least 34 people and left 4 injured. Severe weather hit the country following an unusually dry winter. Hashmat Khan Bahaduri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management…… Read…

Catastrophic floods hit Somalia, some of the worst the region has ever seen

Catastrophic floods hit Somalia, some of the worst the region has ever seen Long-term rainfall has caused catastrophic flood situation across Somalia, described as some of the worst the region has ever seen. Flash and river floods have now affected 630 000 people and displaced almost 214 800. This region was ravaged by drought and………

Floods kill 72, displace 210 000 across Kenya, dams reaching dangerous levels

Floods kill 72, displace 210 000 across Kenya, dams reaching dangerous levels Heavy rain and floods affecting Kenya since March 2018 have displaced more than 211 000 people, killed at least 72 and injured 33 across the country. The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected to continue​ and…… Read…

20 killed, 33 000 displaced as floods continue affecting Kenya

20 killed, 33 000 displaced as floods continue affecting Kenya More than 20 people were killed and 33 000 displaced from their homes over the past 10 days as floods continue affecting Kenya. According to FloodList, this is the third wave of flooding in the country since March this year. At least 15 people died…

Record rain, floods hit Argentina and Chile

Record rain, floods hit Argentina and Chile Storms and heavy rain caused severe flooding in Santa Cruz province, Argentina and Magallanes Region in Chile between April 3 and 5, 2018. The flooding has ‘paralyzed the city of Río Gallegos,’ the Santa Cruz provincial government said. Evacuations…… Read more » Source: Record rain, floods hit Argentina…

Study: flood control engineering likely has worsened floods

Study: flood control engineering likely has worsened floods Flood control work in the Mississippi River and its tributaries has likely made floods worse in Mississippi and Louisiana, researchers say.   Using 500 years of data from tree rings and from sediment in oxbow lakes — bends that once were part of the Mississippi River but…

Widespread floods hit Kenya, at least 19 killed and scores injured

Widespread floods hit Kenya, at least 19 killed and scores injured Three days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding across Kenya this week, killing at least 19 people and injuring and displacing scores of others. Heavy rains are expected to continue for at least 5 more days. The deaths happened as flood and river waters…

Massive floods hit Argentina as Pilcomayo River reaches record highs

Massive floods hit Argentina as Pilcomayo River reaches record highs More than 60 000 people have been affected by floods and landslides in northern Argentina over the past couple of days. At least 10 000 people in Santa Victoria Este, Salta Province were evacuated and one person was killed as levels of Pilcomayo River reached…

State of emergency in Paraguay’s capital Asunción after floods leave 20 000 homeless

State of emergency in Paraguay’s capital Asunción after floods leave 20 000 homeless A state of emergency was declared in Paraguay’s capital Asunción  on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, after Paraguay River burst its banks, leaving at least 20 000 people homeless. The river levels grew 2 cm (0.8 inches) on Wednesday and reached 5.72 m…

Floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 3 missing in Philippines

Floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 3 missing in Philippines A tail-end of a cold front produced heavy rain over Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, Philippines over the weekend, killing 4 people and leaving 3 missing. Three people in their 60s were killed in Lanao del Norte when flooding struck the towns of Pantar and………

Water main break at JFK Airport floods terminal, forces evacuations

Water main break at JFK Airport floods terminal, forces evacuations Water main break at JFK Airport floods terminal, forces evacuations  ABC NewsFull coverage Source: Water main break at JFK Airport floods terminal, forces evacuations From News Feed