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Two Filipinos who survived Typhoon Rai devastation die from food and water shortage

Two Filipinos who survived the devastation wrought by Typhoon Rai have died of dehydration, according to local media, as people in storm-ravaged areas pleaded for food and water and officials warned of potential looting in the absence of urgent humanitarian assistance. The deaths on the hard-hit island of Siargao brought the typhoon’s toll to at […]

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Canada: British Columbia extends fuel restrictions as the region recovers from devastating floods

The Canadian province of British Columbia on Monday extended restrictions on the use of fuel by residents, saying it was needed for emergency vehicles as the region recovers from devastating floods. The order, which was first issued on November 19, limits vehicles deemed “non-essential” by the government to 30 liters of gasoline or diesel fuel […]

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Canada Floods: British Columbia braces for very heavy rains, three bodies found

Search and rescue crew located three bodies swept away by landslides in British Columbia, officials said on Saturday, after record rainfall that paralyzed parts of the province, leading to food and fuel shortages. Canada’s westernmost province declared a state of emergency after a phenomenon known as an “atmospheric river” brought a month’s worth of rain […]

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Canada: Farmers scramble to save trapped cows from frigid waters as floods hit British Columbia

A flotilla of motorboats, canoes, dinghies and jet-skis helmed by farmers raced to move dozens of trapped cows from frigid waters as floods hit the Canadian province of British Columbia.After a month’s worth of rain in two days, the downpours triggered widespread flooding. Mudslides hit cities and towns across the province.Among the worst-affected areas was […]

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India’s manufacturing capital Chennai comes to a standstill as heavy rains flood city

India’s manufacturing capital Chennai has come to a standstill with many areas flooded after the southern Indian coast was battered by heavy rainfall overnight, prompting authorities to issue warnings and evacuate people from low-lying areas. Local media showed footage of cars submerged under water, uprooted trees and people being rescued on rubber boats in various […]

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India: At least 46 killed in floods in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand

At least 46 people have died in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Footage showed flooded roads, submerged homes and fallen bridges. Experts say the Himalayan state, a popular tourist spot, is seeing the effects of both climate change and rampant construction. Floods have also ravaged the southern […]

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China: More than 1.76 million people affected by severe flooding in northern Shanxi province

More than 1.76 million people have been affected by severe flooding in China’s northern Shanxi province, according to local media. Torrential rain last week led to houses collapsing and triggered landslides across more than 70 districts and cities in the province. Heavy rainfall is hampering rescue efforts, officials said. The flooding comes less than three […]

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Thailand: More than 70,000 homes floods, Bangkok on alert

Floods in Thailand killed at least six people and inundated the country’s northern and central provinces. Soldiers on Tuesday set up barriers and sandbags to protect archaeological ruins and landmarks as well as neighbourhoods in the old royal capital Ayutthaya, some 60km north of Bangkok. “We will give people a warning if there is a […]

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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 […]