Floods

water rescue pennsylvania august 13 2018

Pennsylvania experiencing one of the most dramatic outbreaks of rain in a non-tropical storm setting

Although parts of the northeastern United States have already received record-breaking rainfall this summer, persistent rainfall and flooding are likely to continue. "The weather pattern this summer is one of the most dramatic outbreaks of rain ever to hit...

August 14, 2018

metro manila floods august 11 2018

Massive floods kill 6 people, displace 59 100 and affect 1.1 million, Philippines

Heavy monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm "Yagi," known in the Philippines and Karding, caused deadly floods in the Philippine capital Manila and nearby areas over the past two days. At least 6 people lost their lives, 4 in the capital region and 2...

August 13, 2018

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Kerala hit by worst floods in almost 100 years, facing worst in history, India

India's state of Kerala is on high alert after worst floods in almost 100 years continue taking lives. 8 of Kerala's 14 districts are on high alert as the death toll reached 37, officials said August 11. They described the floods as the worst in almost 100...

August 11, 2018

toronto flood august 7 2018

Severe flooding as month's worth of rain hits Toronto in less than 3 hours, Canada

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton at around 21:00 EDT on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, ahead of a slow-moving area of tropical moisture-fueled rain showers. Parts of Toronto experienced widespread flash flooding...

August 08, 2018

adelaide south australia floods august 6 2018

Record August rain and heavy hail hit Adelaide as cold front moves over South Australia

A cold front passed over Adelaide, the capital city of the state of South Australia, on August 6, 2018, dropping record August rainfall and heavy hail. From 09:00 local time, August 5 to 17:30, August 6, the town of Lenswood in Adelaide Hills received 81 mm (3.18...

August 06, 2018

xinjiang floods july 31 2018

Record heavy rain floods Xinjiang, leaving 20 dead and 8 missing, China

Record-breaking rains hit China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last week, claiming lives of 20 people and leaving another 8 missing, authorities said August 3, 2018. The rains hit Qincheng Township in Hami from 06:00 to 09:30 on July 31, according to the...

August 06, 2018

myanmar floods july 2018

148 000 displaced after record-breaking floods hit Myanmar

Heavy monsoon rains affecting Myanmar since July 9 have caused the worst floods the country has seen in 30 years. More than 148 000 people have been displaced, at least 16 killed and nearly 28 000 still in their flooded homes, as of August 2. More heavy rainfall is...

August 03, 2018

monsoon floods india july 2018

Over 570 dead as monsoon rains flood India, country-wide monsoon deficiency remains at 5%

According to data provided by India's National Emergency Response Center, heavy monsoon rains and floods they caused since the start of the 2018 Southwest Monsoon season have claimed lives of more than 570 people. Floods have affected millions of people and...

July 30, 2018

athens flood july 26 2018

Intense rainstorm hits Athens after deadly wildfires, causing major flooding, Greece

A very intense 30-minute rainstorm hit parts of Athens, Greece on July 26, 2018, causing major flooding. The event comes just days after massive wildfires claimed lives of at least 82 people. The storm flooded suburban Athens and in some parts of the city,...

July 27, 2018

flooding pennsylvania july 2018

Major flooding affecting parts of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, US

Heavy rainfall falling over the past couple of days caused major flooding in parts of the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic where rivers continue rising. In Pennsylvania's Lower Susquehanna Valley, authorities are describing the flooding as historic. A slow moving...

July 26, 2018

laos dam collapse july 23 2018

Hundreds dead or missing after dam collapse in Attapeu, southeastern Laos

Hundreds of people are dead or missing after an under construction dam collapsed in southeastern Laos late Monday, July 23, 2018. According to Laos News Agency, several hundred people are missing after a hydroelectric dam in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province...

July 24, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Son-tinh" hits Vietnam, damaging or destroying over 5 000 homes and leaving more than 30 dead

Tropical Storm "Son-tinh," the 9th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season, made landfall in northern Vietnam on July 18, 2018, dropping heavy rain. The storm weakened into a tropical depression after it made landfall, moved over the country,...

July 22, 2018

washington record breaking rain boat rescues july 17 2018

Record-breaking 66.8 mm (2.63 inches) of rain in 42 minutes floods parts of Washington, D.C.

After 19 days with no measurable rain, Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. saw intense thunderstorms on July 17, 2018, and a record-breaking 66.8 mm (2.63 inches) of rain in just 42 minutes. A new daily rainfall record was set at Ronald Reagan Washington...

July 18, 2018

katsina state flood july 2018 nigeria

52 killed and 20 missing after 'worst ever' floods hit Katsina, Nigeria

At least 52 people have died and 20 are still missing after heavy rains caused severe floods in Nigeria's northern state of Katsina over the past few days, local officials confirmed Wednesday, July 18, 2018. In the country's south, heavy rains in the state...

July 18, 2018

meteotsunami mallorca july 16 2018

Meteotsunami floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain

A meteotsunami formed in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Spain early July 16, 2018, and flooded the coasts of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. According to local media, a wave as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) hit...

July 17, 2018

rescue operations japan floods july 2018

More 200 dead or missing, as historic rainfall leaves authorities in a state of confusion, Japan

More than 149 people have died and 59 are still missing 5 days after the onset of the worst rainfall Japan has seen in at least 35 years. Highlights: Record rainfall was recorded at 118 official observations posts in the 72 hours to Sunday, July 8. The city of...

July 10, 2018

japan floods july 2018

More than 110 dead as record rain floods Japan, 50 000 rescuers mobilized

More than 110 people were killed and 87 are missing as record rains continue falling over parts of Japan. Nearly 50 000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighting service were mobilized to search for trapped, wounded or dead people. Over 4.72...

July 07, 2018