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Cars, pavements washed away as Belgian town hit by worst floods in decades

25 July 2021, 3:44 PM

The southern Belgian town of Dinant was hit by the heaviest floods in decades on Saturday after a two-hour thunderstorm turned streets into torrential streams that washed away cars and pavements but did not kill anyone. Dinant was spared the deadly floods 10 days ago that killed 37 people in southeast Belgium and many more […]

Heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides; at least 125 dead

25 July 2021, 1:47 AM

Rescue teams in India struggled through thick sludge and debris on Saturday to reach dozens of submerged homes as the death toll from landslides and accidents caused by torrential monsoon rain rose to 125.

Germany faces calls for mobile phone disaster alerts after floods

20 July 2021, 9:27 PM

German authorities faced pressure on Tuesday to set aside longstanding privacy concerns and send mobile phone alerts directly to people in potential disaster zones following the devastation wrought by last week’s catastrophic floods.

The floods are terrifying, says Merkel as European death toll rises to 184

18 July 2021, 3:45 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the flooding that has devastated parts of Europe as “terrifying” on Sunday after the death toll across the region rose to 184 as a district of Bavaria was battered by the extreme weather.

Death toll rises to 170 in Germany and Belgium floods

18 July 2021, 10:44 AM

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.

City of Cape Town assesses areas affected by floods

11 July 2021, 9:22 AM

The City of Cape Town says it has made about 300 assessments in areas affected by flooding following heavy rain in the Western Cape last week.

Death toll from Indonesia floods reaches 55, 40 missing

5 April 2021, 6:56 AM

The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by the tropical cyclone Seroja in a cluster of islands in southeast Indonesia rose to at least 55, with 40 still missing, the disaster agency BNPB said on Monday.

Weather service warns of possible floods in Gauteng

24 March 2021, 7:13 AM

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a flood warning to residents in low-lying areas of Gauteng as the province braces itself for thundershowers on Wednesday afternoon.

Mpumalanga working to restore services after floods

17 February 2021, 5:55 PM

The Nkomazi Local Municipality in Malalane, Mpumalanga, says it is working hard to restore services such as water, electricity and fixing roads that were washed away by the heavy rains.

‘Wake-up call’ for Zimbabwe’s elite as COVID-19 floods hospitals, killing rich and poor

30 January 2021, 7:47 AM

When they get sick, some Zimbabwean leaders previously went abroad in search of the best treatment money can buy; ousted President Robert Mugabe died in a hospital in Singapore in 2019.

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