Floods - page 39

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Monsoon and tropical cyclone caused massive floods in Philippines, 80% of Manila under water

Manila is experiencing the worst flooding since Typhoon Ketsana (2009) which devastated Manila and killed over 400 people throughout the country. Over the past two weeks, a combination of the southwest monsoon and tropical cyclones passing in the vicinity of the

August 09, 2012

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North Koreans in desperate need of food after floods - more than 63 000 people left homeless

The downpours have been rolling over the impoverished country for more than a week, sweeping away crops and destroying buildings, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in reports over the weekend.Heavy rain across large swathes of North Korea has

August 05, 2012

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Deadly storms, landslides and flash floods hit India

Ten people were killed and 38 others went missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand on Saturday, August 4, 2012 triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a

August 04, 2012

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Satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Recent satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, a key air transportation hub on Greenland. Located in southwestern Greenland roughly 125 kilometers (75 miles) from the coast, Kangerlussuaq, or Kanger, hosts one of the island’s busiest commercial airports.

July 29, 2012

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Heavy rain creates flash floods in New Zealand as more floods continue around the world

Torrential rain that exploded over the Western Bay of Plenty closed one of the region's major highways and left people stranded at home as floodwaters rose and rivers burst their banks. A heavy rain warning is in place and flooding is expected to affect a number of

July 24, 2012

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Thousands cut off by floods and landslides in Japan

More than 5,000 people have been cut off by landslides as more heavy rain and floods are forecast in southwestern Japan. More than 5400 people have been cut off by landslides since late Saturday as mudslides and fallen trees have cut roads and water supplies in the

July 16, 2012

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Record Japan rain causing floods and landslides

Unprecedented rainfall pounded southwestern Japan causing floods and landslides. Eighteen people died and at least eight were missing as heavy rain hit southwestern Japan, particularly in the country's southernmost main island of Kyushu, police and firefighters said

July 13, 2012

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Deadly tsunami-like flood hits southern Russia

The worst flooding in decades in southern Russia's Krasnodar Region, near the Black Sea, has killed at least 150 people and damaged over 5,000 homes. Chances of continued flooding and new damage and casualties remain high, as more heavy rain is expected to hit the

July 08, 2012

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Deadly flash floods and landslides hit northern Turkey

Severe torrential rains caused flash flooding in northern Turkey. Many houses, workplaces and roads were flooded in the Dikmen and Durağan districts after it began raining early on Monday evening and continued into Tuesday.The downpours have caused a river to burst

July 04, 2012

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Severe floods and landslides in Northeastern India

Floods and landslides caused dozens of casualties in northeastern India in late June and early July 2012. Local media reported 80 casualties. 2.2 million people are displaced from their homes as flooding monsoonal rains struck northeastern India hard. India's Assam

July 02, 2012

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India's monsoon seen picking up after slow start

The monsoon route is currently being tracked in central India. It is slowly advancing towards the northern region while the subcontinent experiencing 39 degrees Celsius.  Last year, pre-monsoons had already arrived in mid-June, and monsoon rains had arrived by the end

July 01, 2012

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Heavy rain, flash floods and deadly landslides hit Bangladesh

Days of rain in Bangladesh, some of the heaviest in years, have set off flash floods and landslides, killing at least 70 people and stranding about 200,000, police and officials said on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.According to National Geographic, Bangladesh ranks

June 27, 2012

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Millions evacuated in several parts of China due to heavy torrential rain and landslides

Several parts of China have been hit by torrential rains over the last few days, resulting in the evacuation of millions of people and property damage.In east China's Zhejiang province, heavy rains have forced 17,000 people to relocate and affected the lives of more

June 26, 2012

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Southwest monsoon flooded southern Philippines

Two days of rain has flooded several villages and towns in southern Philippines and forced nearly 700 people to flee their homes on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 UTC. Two men died while a total of 250 houses were destroyed when a flashflood hit two villages in Glan town,

June 13, 2012

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Severe weather warning for parts of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

Tens of thousands of Victorians are without power as flash floods and damaging winds force residents from the homes. The east coast is facing king tides, torrential rain and damaging winds which have already caused flash flooding and power outages in Victoria’s

June 05, 2012

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Powerful street geysers erupt in Montreal rainstorm

Extraordinary cloudburst produced flooding on the street s of Montreal, Canada on May 29. More than 50 mm, or 2 inches, of rain fell on parts of the city within a half hour Tuesday evening. Environment Canada said that parts of Montreal saw up to 80 mm, or

June 02, 2012

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Harsh climate change blaimed for heavy flash floods in Uganda

As the world is set to mark World Environment Day on June 5, farmers in the remote village of Doho in the eastern Ugandan district of Butaleja are paying a heavy price as a result of harsh climate change effects.Flash floods have left many families homeless, gardens

June 01, 2012