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Heavy monsoons trigger flash floods, landslides in Bhutan and Nepal

Heavy monsoons triggered flash floods and washed away a remote mountain camp in Bhutan, killing 10 people and injuring five. In neighbouring Nepal, at least three dead and seven missing, authorities said. When the incident occurred villagers in Bhutan were collecting cordyceps, a fungus used in medicine, were sleeping when the floodwaters hit just after […]

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Flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor, 113 dead

At least 113 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor on Sunday. Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbours, with water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes. The affected area stretches from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor. In Indonesia alone, 86 […]

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‘It is catastrophic’: Australia hit hardest by the worst floods in decades

Australia hit hardest by the worst floods in decades have finally experienced blue skies, but flood evacuation warnings are still being issued. Parts of New South Wales have seen almost 1m of rain, flooding hundreds of homes and severing roads. Despite the rains subsiding, water levels have not yet peaked in some areas, the Bureau […]

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Australia: One-in-100-year floods wreck havoc, thousands evacuate

Residents in Sydney were ordered to flee their houses in the middle of the night on Sunday, as heavy rains continued to batter Australia’s east coast, triggering flash floods and widespread destruction throughout the region. Authorities issued flooding risk and evacuation warnings in about 12 areas in the state of New South Wales (NSW), of […]

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Australia Flash Floods: Heavy rain hits parts of New South Wales

Officials in Australia warned of “life threatening” flash floods as torrential rains batter parts of the country’s east coast. Dozens of people have been rescued from floodwaters, and residents in many low-lying communities of New South Wales have been ordered to leave their homes. Police say hundreds of people have flocked to evacuation centres in […]

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Thousands displaced, several dead after monsoon rains bring worst floods in decades

Floods in Malaysia’s east coast after monsoon rains left at least six people dead and 50,000 people displaced. The region experiences flooding and mass evacuations during the rainy season every year, but those in the affected areas said this year is the worst in decades. The floods are being described as the worst floods in […]

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Damage of Cyclone Yasa in Fiji compared to war zone as aerial flight shows villages WIPED OUT

The damage of Cyclone Yasa that wrecked Fiji is being compared to a war zone as reconnaissance flights showed entire villages wiped out and authorities put the cost at hundreds of millions of dollars. A state of natural disaster has been declared for 30 days as emergency services scrambled to provide food and clothing to […]

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Heavy rains floods low-lying towns in New South Wales and Queensland, SPARKING EVACUATIONS

Torrential rains and high tides flooded low-lying towns in the northern parts of New South Wales forcing Australian authorities to issue evacuation orders to residents. The communities around the Tweed River were evacuated after river water burst its banks on Tuesday. The gloomy conditions due to the La Niña weather pattern is bringing with it […]

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Floods sweep Italian island of Sardinia following heavy rains

Floods have swept the Italian island of Sardinia following heavy rains. At least three people have been killed. Italian media say the three who have died there include an older man who drowned at home and a man killed in his vehicle. Strong winds and rain have battered the island since Friday, cutting off power […]

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Tropical Storm Iota strengthens to CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE ahead of landfall in Central America

Tropical Storm Iota strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane and is expected to make landfall in Central America as a “catastrophic” storm on Monday night. Hurricane Iota has maximum sustained winds of 160 mph and is forecast to bring a life-threatening storm surge of as much as 15 to 20 feet along with rainfall of […]

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Deaths toll from typhoon climbs to 67 as Philippines faces worst flooding in 45 years

The deaths toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region hit by the worst flooding in more than 45 years, officials said on Sunday. President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Tuguegarao province to assess the situation in Cagayan Valley region, […]

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Hurricane Eta to bring life-threatening storm surge, winds in Cuba and Florida on Sunday and Monday

Tropical Storm Eta is lashing the Caribbean with torrential rainfall and damaging winds on Saturday as it approaches Cuba. The storm is currently moving northeast away from the Cayman Islands and toward central Cuba at 13 mph. The storm is expected to sustain winds of 65 mph with tropical storm-force winds extending up to 115 […]