If 110 Fires are Not Enough, Queensland Firefighters Could See More Heat, Dry Lightning and Potential Tropical Cyclone to add to State’s Problems

This report from ABC News says Sunday will be a day of vigilance for fire-ravaged parts of Queensland, amid the threat of blazes caused by lightning and the possibility of a tropical cyclone brewing in the northern Coral Sea. Severe…

Landslide, floods kill 156 in Bangladesh, India; toll could rise

By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Heavy rains have triggered a series of landslides and floods in Bangladesh and neighbouring northeast India, killing at least 156 people over two days, and officials warned on Wednesday the…

Floods in Vietnam kill 24 with many missing

Typhoon Sarika has left devastation in the Philippines and now impacts on Vietnams Quang Binh province. Twenty-four people have been reported dead with many missing. The heavy rain associated with the Typhoon has seen 90cm fall in a very short…

Myanmar Floods kill 8 and relocate 430,000 people

Incessant downpours since last month have brought floods to regions along the three main rivers that flow from north higher to south lower in Myanmar, stretching emergency services to the limit. At least eight people have died and more than…

Assistance across borders

The Asia Pacific Fire Magazine covers the most disaster prone area in the world, we have it all; wildfires, industrial fires, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, mudslides, hazardous material, volcanos and terrorism, not much left to worry about. Many of these…

Singapore helps out India after the Chennai floods

The Singapore’s Corporate Citizen Foundation (CCF) sent three teams to India to assist in recovery after the devastating floods in Chennai, the teams arrived home on the 11th Dec. after an intensive tour of duty. The floods killed over 350…

Floods, landslides kill 75, displace thousands in Eastern India

KOLKATA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in eastern India, government officials and aid groups said…

Subscribe to Asia Pacific Fire today for FREE!

Choose a Printed or Digital subscription to have full access to our website content.

Subscribe here for FREE

To dismiss this message please login here