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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.