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Hurricane Sally swamps US Gulf Coast with massive floods, ‘unreal’ rain

16 September 2020, 11:53 PM

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.

Severe floods hit 760 000 people in West and Central Africa

11 September 2020, 1:00 AM

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.

Made homeless by record floods, tens of thousands of Sudanese wait for aid

9 September 2020, 2:26 PM

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.

Senegal activates emergency floods aid plan after downpour

6 September 2020, 9:53 PM

Senegalese President Macky Sall has activated an emergency aid plan after a seven-hour downpour caused widespread floods.

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Flash floods in northern Turkey kill five, 12 missing

23 August 2020, 4:14 PM

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.

Somalia sets up disaster warning centre to battle floods and locusts

4 August 2020, 4:12 PM

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.

Floods in India claim nearly 100 lives

23 July 2020, 7:10 PM

Severe floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed nearly 100 people in India’s Assam state, struggling already with the coronavirus pandemic

Japan floods, mudslides kill at least 44 as streets turn to rivers

6 July 2020, 3:33 PM

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.

Kenya floods kill 194, people evacuated from risk areas near dams

6 May 2020, 2:23 PM

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.

Search for two people swept away by floods in Johannesburg continues

11 February 2020, 9:45 AM

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.

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