Posts Tagged flooding

Venice suffers worst flooding since 1966

Robie de Guzman   •   November 14, 2019

ROME – Around 80% of Venice is underwater in what has been described as “apocalyptic devastation.” Those were the words of President of Veneto Luca Zaia as Italian authorities scrambled...

Dozens dead as heavy rains trigger floods in India

Robie de Guzman   •   October 1, 2019

Floods triggered by torrential rains have left almost 50 people dead in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, an official told Reuters on Saturday (September 28). The state, India’s...

Super Typhoon Lekima hit Eastern China; mass evacuation, widespread transport disruption seen

Maris Federez   •   August 10, 2019

Super Typhoon Lekima hit Eastern China on Saturday (August 10) blasting the coast with 200 km/h winds and bringing with it heavy rains which have led to mass evacuations, flooding, uprooting trees and...

Over 21,000 evacuated after torrential rain in Guangxi, China

Robie de Guzman   •   July 19, 2019

Over 21,000 people have been evacuated Wednesday following continuous torrential rain in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to the provincial emergency management department. In the region, a total...

Floodwaters rise in North Carolina as Florence bears down

admin   •   September 14, 2018

Floodwaters rose, trees bent and currents coursed in North Carolina on Thursday (September 13) as the first bands of Hurricane Florence rolled in. White-capped flooding lashed homes and buildings and drowned street...

Indian state battles ‘rat fever’ outbreak after worst floods in a century

admin   •   September 4, 2018

The southern Indian state of Kerala is battling an outbreak of a bacterial disease that authorities suspect has killed dozens of people since mid-August following the worst flooding in a...

Death toll from torrential rains in western Japan reaches 200, dozens still missing

admin   •   July 13, 2018

The death toll from the torrential rains that have battered western Japan reached 200, authorities said Thursday, as search and rescue missions continue to find dozens still missing in the...

Paris fights back against infestation of rats

admin   •   February 19, 2018

Some of the worst flooding in a century has sent the rat population of Paris scuttling onto the French capital’s streets. With the River Seine reaching its highest level in...

River Seine to peak below 6 meters, Paris suburbs still on alert

admin   •   January 29, 2018

Michel Delpuech, head of the Paris police body, told reporters on Sunday that the Seine’s waters were set to peak later in the evening or early on Monday, close to...

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