Floods

japan flood july 6 2020

Massive floods and record rains leave 50 dead or missing, 270 000 urged to evacuate - Kyushu, Japan

As many as 50 people are feared dead or missing and about 270 000 were prompted to evacuate their homes after severe flooding hit southern Japan's Kyushu island over the weekend. At least 10 locations in Kumamoto Prefecture recorded more than 410 mm (16 inches)...

July 06, 2020

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Rivers Dam hits highest level, causing '1 000-year' flooding - Manitoba, Canada

Up to 38 homes and 83 people were evacuated in southern Manitoba on Wednesday night, July 1, 2020, as the Rivers Dam hit its highest level in a "once-in-1 000-year" event, said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. The incident was unprecedented and...

July 03, 2020

assam floods july 2 2020

More than 1.4 million affected as flood situation remains severe in Assam, India

The flood situation remains grim in Assam, northeast India, with more than 1.4 million people already affected as of Thursday, July 2, 2020. Six more fatalities due to flooding were reported on Wednesday evening, July 1, adding to the death toll of 33; casualties...

July 03, 2020

sk canada flood jue 3 2020

Northwest Saskatchewan hit by worst flooding in 46 years, Canada

Rare flooding, described as the worst in 46 years, hit the northwest Saskatchewan this week. High flow is making its way to the Beaver River, affecting the Beauval area. Overland flooding on the Little Saskatchewan River through Rapid City has affected multiple...

July 01, 2020

china hubei flood june 30 2020

Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China's Hubei

More than one million people are now affected by severe flooding in Hubei, China, after another bout of heavy downpour hit the province on Saturday, June 27, 2020, according to the Hubei Provincial Emergency Management Office. Wide swaths of the province have been...

July 01, 2020

wisconsin flood june 29 2020

State of emergency after major flash floods hit St. Croix, Wisconsin, U.S.

Major flash floods hit St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency on Monday, June 29, 2020. One fatality was reported and more than 50 roads were closed at one point in the area. St. Croix County recorded more than 188...

June 30, 2020

china flood after heaviest rain in 20 years june 27 2020

More than 1 000 rescued as Yichang records heaviest rainfall in 20 years, China

Up to 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain was recorded in Yichang City in Hubei, China, on June 27, 2020-- the city's biggest daily rainfall in 20 years. The downpour led to widespread flooding, leaving many cars stranded on roadways and prompting firefighters to rescue...

June 30, 2020

assam india flood june 28 2020

Nearly 1 million affected, 27 000 displaced as deadly floods worsen in Assam, India

Around 926 059 people have been affected and 27 000 have been displaced by worsening floods in Assam, India, as of June 28, 2020. The death toll due to flooding has also climbed to 20, while 23 more people died in separate landslide incidents since the onset of the...

June 29, 2020

china flood june 29 2020

12 million people affected, 78 killed as severe floods continue across south and east China

Heavy rains and floods left at least 12 people dead and 10 others missing in south China's Sichuan province as of Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020. Since late May, severe weather has left 78 people dead or missing, 12 million affected, more than 8 000 homes...

June 29, 2020

new england severe weather june 28 2020

Severe storm brings damaging winds and hail to parts of New England, prompts rare flash flood emergency

Severe storms brought hail, lightning, strong winds, and damaging floods to parts of New England on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Among the worst affected states was Massachusetts, where a rare flash flood emergency warning was issued and patients from a hospital in...

June 29, 2020

three gorges dam june 25 2020

World's largest dam in 'danger of collapse' amid historic floods -- 400 million people at risk, China

A flood alert has been raised near Three Gorges Dam in China-- the largest hydropower project in the world-- as the country grapples with its worst flooding in 70 years. Torrential rains have been causing havoc throughout the southwest and central region this month,...

June 25, 2020

romania flood june 24 2020

Deadly flash floods hit Romania after the worst drought in 100 years and heaviest floods in 200 years

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in 29 counties across Romania on June 23, 2020, killing at least three people, damaging hundreds of properties, and prompting the evacuation of 152 people. The severe weather came after parts of the country experienced their...

June 24, 2020

serbia bosnia severe weather june 23 2020

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia

Severe floods forced authorities to declare a state of emergency in Serbia on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Approximately 700 houses were inundated, bridges were damaged, as well as roads and power lines.​ Residents were left in a "dramatic" situation,...

June 24, 2020

istanbul turkey severe weather june 23 2020

Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey

A severe storm accompanied by hail and a rare tornado hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, killing one person and injuring several others. Governor Ali Yerlikaya confirmed that the Syrian national, who was around 30 years old, was...

June 24, 2020

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At least 5 killed as severe flash floods wreak havoc in Bursa, Turkey

Severe flash floods caused by heavy rains on June 21 have left at least five people dead and one person missing in Bursa Province, Turkey, officials confirmed on Monday, June 22, 2020. Floodwaters also caused extensive damage to properties, including houses,...

June 22, 2020

ivory coast flood june 18 2020

Torrential rains trigger deadly floods in parts of Ivory Coast, including capital Abidjan

Torrential rains over the past couple of days have triggered deadly flooding in parts of the southern Ivory Coast, including capital Abidjan. The city recorded more than 260 mm of rain (10 inches) in a 48-hour period to June 15, 2020, which is nearly half its...

June 18, 2020

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More than 20 000 people evacuated after landslide blocks major river in China's Sichuan

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 20 000 people after a large landslide blocked a major river in Sichuan on June 17, 2020. At least one person has been killed while 3 others remain missing across the province. According to the provincial flood control and...

June 18, 2020