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Venezuela Floods: At least 20 dead, 17 remain unaccounted for; More than 1,200 houses destroyed

At least 20 people died in the western Venezuelan state of Merida after intense rains that caused mudslides and rivers to overflow. The ruling Socialist Party official in Merida announced the death doll had risen and said authorities were working to restore telephone service in some areas. State governor Ramon Guevara said earlier that more […]

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Tropical Storm Henri hammers US northeast bringing heavy rains and floods

Tropical Storm Henri is already hammering the US Northeast with heavy rain and flooding as the storm nears landfall in eastern Long Island or southern New England on Sunday. Henri, which weakened slightly from a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday morning, poses a serious flooding danger for millions of people across the major metropolitan areas […]

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Hurricane Grace kills eight as it cut through eastern Mexico bringing heavy rains, strong winds, floods and power cuts

At least eight people died after Hurricane Grace cut through eastern Mexico, bringing torrential rain and high winds and causing power cuts and flooding. The deaths and the worst damage occurred in the state of Veracruz, where the storm uprooted trees when it made landfall early on Saturday. In the state capital, Xalapa, many streets […]

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Torrential rains trigger flash floods in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, 7 dead

Flash flooding kills at least seven people in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa after torrential rains, officials say. Firefighters waded through brown water to inspect flooded houses and in one instance walking through sludge with a stretcher to remove a body. Houses and cars were submerged by the waters after the downpour which pelted several […]

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Turkey: At least 70 killed, 47 remain unaccounted for in Black Sea flash floods

At least seventy people have died while emergency workers continue to search for 47 others missing after flash floods swept through Turkish Black Sea provinces, authorities said. The floods last week brought chaos as torrents of water tossed dozens of cars and heaps of debris along streets, destroyed buildings and bridges, closed roads and damaged […]

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Turkey Floods: Flash floods along the Black Sea coast kills at least 44 people

A huge search-and-rescue operation is under way in northern Turkey after flash floods along the Black Sea coast killed at least 44 people. Kastamonu province is the worst-hit area. Apartment buildings in the town of Bozkurt were destroyed when the Ezine river burst its banks. This month Turkey has also had to battle huge wildfires […]

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Japan Rains: More than 1.8 million people asked to evacuate after heavy rainfall triggers floods, landslides

Nearly two million people have been urged to evacuate their homes amid heavy rainfall in parts of Japan. Highest-level rain warnings have been issued in a number of prefectures, including Fukuoka and Hiroshima. One woman has died and her husband and daughter are missing after a landslide destroyed two homes in Nagasaki prefecture. More than […]

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Turkey: At least 27 killed in devastating floods; Buildings, bridges and power lines collapse; streets clog

A massive search and rescue operation has been launched in Turkey after flash floods along the Black Sea coast killed at least 27 people. Kastamonu province is the worst-hit area, accounting for 25 of the deaths. Two others died in Sinop on the coast. The floods caused some buildings to collapse, smashed several bridges, clogged […]

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China Flood: Death toll climbs sharply to 302, about 50 people still remain unaccounted for

The deaths in the recent floods in China’s central Henan province has risen to at least 302, officials confirmed. About 50 people still remain missing after the region was engulfed by severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall. Floods affected over 13 million people and damaged nearly 9,000 homes. The majority of the deaths were reported […]

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Powerful typhoon In-Fa approaches China’s east coast days after deadly floods swept parts of country

A major typhoon is expected to make landfall on China’s east coast days after deadly floods devastated parts of the country. Weather watchers expect typhoon In-Fa to hit Shanghai on Sunday. Flights and train services have been suspended, while people have been ordered to stay indoors. Disruptive winds, rough seas and flooding are expected. Meanwhile, […]

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At least 47 killed in floods and landslides due to heavy monsoon rains in western India

Landslides triggered by monsoon rains hit western India killing at least 47 people and leaving thousands stranded, officials said. At least three landslides hit Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Thursday, a local official told the AFP news agency on Friday. In the latest incident being reported, 11 people succumbed after a landslide in Poladpur in Raigad […]

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China Floods: Mother who flung her baby to safety when floods and mudslide hit has died

A mother who flung her baby to safety just as┬ámudslide and floods hit their home, has died. The baby girl was pulled out alive on Wednesday after more than 24 hours buried under rubble. Reports said heavy rains had triggered the landslide at Wangzongdian village in Henan province. The region has seen massive floods because […]