Venezuela floods: At least 20 dead as severe rains, mudslides ravage Merida

San Cristobal: At least 20 people have died in the western Venezuelan state of Merida following intense rains that caused mudslides and rivers to overflow. On state TV on Wednesday (August 25) a ruling Socialist Party official in Merida announced the death toll had risen and said authorities were working to restore telephone service in […]

Turkey floods: Death toll rises to 70, over 40 still missing

ISTANBUL: Flash floods that swept through towns in Turkish Black Sea provinces have killed 70 people and emergency workers continue to search for 47 missing people, authorities said on Monday. 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 […]

‘Red alert’ in 5 Chinese cities as torrential rains kill 21

Shanghai: Five cities in the central Chinese province of Hubei have declared “red alerts” after torrential rain left 21 people dead and forced the evacuation of nearly 6,000 people, state media reported. The deaths were recorded in the township of Liulin, part of the city of Suizhou in the north of the province. More than […]

Death toll in Germany and Belgium floods rises to 170, hundreds still missing

ERFTSTADT: The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 170 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped up roads and power lines. Some 143 people died in the flooding in Germany`s worst natural disaster in more than half a century. That […]

Floods sweep through western Europe, causing death and destruction

At least 42 people have died in Germany and dozens were missing on Thursday as swollen rivers caused by record rainfall across western Europe swept through towns and villages, leaving cars upended, houses destroyed and people stranded on rooftops. As the water started to recede, stunned residents in the worst affected towns inspected what was […]

A ‘wobble’ in moon’s orbit can lead to floods, warns NASA

A ‘wobble’ in moon’s orbit – it’s not something that will have us earthlings worried normally, is it? But if we go by a new study by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), extreme weather events in the Earth can be linked to its only satellite, the moon. While climate change has been known to […]

Japan floods: Rescue work continues after deadly landslides, 20 missing in Atami city

Tokyo: Rain hampered Japanese rescuers seeking 20 missing people on Sunday (July 4) after landslides triggered by torrential rains hit the central city of Atami, killing at least two, Kyodo news agency said. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said about 19 people were rescued and about 130 buildings were affected after floods, landslides and cascading mud […]

Flash floods and mudslides kill at least 4 in Sri Lanka, displaces over 5000

Colombo: Flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka have killed at least four people and left seven missing, while more than 5,000 are displaced, officials said Saturday. Rains have been pounding six districts of the Indian Ocean island nation since Thursday night, and many houses, paddy fields and roads have been […]