Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on Wednesday as it brought what the US National Hurricane Center called “historic and catastrophic” flooding to the Alabama-Florida coast.
Nigerien student Hachimou Abdouhas had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey – one of about 760 000 people hit by severe flooding in recent weeks in parts of West and Central Africa.
Sudanese authorities and the United Nations are rolling out aid to tens of thousands who lost their homes in record Nile floods, but many of those camping out on roadsides and higher ground are despairing of when it will reach them.
Senegalese President Macky Sall has activated an emergency aid plan after a seven-hour downpour caused widespread floods.
Five people were killed in flash floods in Turkey’s northern Black Sea region and 12 others are missing, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, adding that search and rescue efforts were still underway.
At a government building in a former United Nations compound in Mogadishu, Khadar Sheikh Mohamed stares at a bank of giant screens displaying weather conditions across the country.
Severe floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed nearly 100 people in India’s Assam state, struggling already with the coronavirus pandemic
Torrential rain hit Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu on Monday, with at least one more river bursting its banks, as the death toll from three days of floods and mudslides rose to 44, including 14 at an old people’s home.
Floods and landslides in Kenya have killed nearly 200 people, displaced 100 000 and strained critical infrastructure, with unprecedentedly high water levels at two dams forcing the evacuation of villagers at risk, officials said on Wednesday.
Emergency services personnel will continue their search for the bodies of two people swept away during floods in two separate areas in Johannesburg over the weekend.