Rain continues to lash parts of Japan; two people missing

Rain has continued to fall over vast areas from western to north-eastern Japan, disrupting transportation and business activities, with the public urged to remain vigilant over mudslides, flooding and swollen rivers due to the accumulated rainfall from last week. The…

Three feared dead after landslide as torrential rains hit Japan

Torrential rains lashed much of Japan on Sunday (15 August), submerging roads and buildings in the western part of the country, while three people were feared dead after a landslide in central Nagano prefecture. Large parts of Japan, particularly the…

Rescuers race to find dozens missing after deadly floods kill at least 120 people in Indonesia and Timor-Leste

Rescuers were searching for dozens of people still missing on Tuesday (20 April) after floods and landslides swept away villages in Indonesia and East Timor, killing at least 120 people and leaving thousands more homeless. Torrential rains from Tropical Cyclone…

A heatwave classification for heat related fatality risk

Research undertaken by Risk Frontiers shows that heatwaves are responsible for the largest number of deaths in Australia from natural disasters (Coates et al. 2014). In particular the South East Australia Region has been affected by 6 of the top…

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