Nearly 200 die in floods across India and Nepal

Nearly 200 people have died in floods and landslides in India and Nepal, officials said on Thursday (21 October), with whole families buried in their homes and two young girls swept away as forecasters warned of yet more heavy rain.…

China’s Henan province witnesses torrential rains

China’s Henan province witnessed torrential rains, resulting in a level IV emergency response to floods issued on Sunday, 19 September at 8am, local authorities said. From 8am Friday to 8am Sunday, heavy downpours hit the province, with average precipitation in…

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…

It’s monsoon season and the death toll keeps rising

The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 159, officials said on Sunday, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing. Experts say climate change has caused the annual deluge to increase in…

99 of 100 cities most at risk environmentally are in Asia

Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards/disasters, all but one are in Asia, and four-fifths are in India or China, according to a risk assessment published last week. Across the globe, more than 400 large cities with…

Dodge pickup truck located using underwater sonar

The James River is a tributary of the Missouri River. It is roughly 710 miles long and spans over 20,000 square miles of North and South Dakota with more than 70% of the river’s drainage occurring in South Dakota. River…

First fire, then Covid-19 and now floods for eastern Australia

In Sydney alone 3,000 people have been evacuated in the area worst hit by flooding, and there are fears up 54,000 more could be affected. Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud warned of a ‘potentially very dangerous situation’ in the worst-hit…

Indonesian floods kill five

Five people were killed, three more are missing and thousands are unable to return to their waterlogged homes after floods submerged parts of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, officials said Wednesday (Feb 26). The mud inundated the presidential palace, a major hospital…

Townsville Floods Get More Dangerous by the Hour

ABC News reports that the floods in northern Queensland have not reached their peak with more monsoon-like storms still to come. Up to 20,000 homes could be flooded in the coming days if the rain continues to fall in north…

More rain expected as Thailand flood death toll rises to 40

Persistent heavy rain well into what should be the dry season has triggered floods across the south, cutting road and rail links, threatening crops and affecting about 1.6 million people, said government officials. Unseasonable floods have killed 40 people, with…

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