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Australia receives a bittersweet bush fires reprieve with floods, cyclone

6 February 2020, 4:37 AM

Many Australians were experiencing a bittersweet break from the threat of bush fires on Thursday,with heavy rain deluging many areas and a tropical cyclone forecast to hit the country’s northwest over the weekend.

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

18 January 2020, 9:50 AM

Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding.

Oudtshoorn Municipality assessing infrastructure damage after flash floods

9 January 2020, 3:18 PM

The Oudtshoorn Municipality in the Little Karoo says it is busy with assessments to damage caused to infrastructure and properties following Wednesday’s flash floods.

Oudtshoorn Municipality attending to flash floods complaints

8 January 2020, 9:32 PM

The Oudtshoorn Municipality in the Little Karoo says its municipal emergency officials are attending to a number of complaints relating to flash floods.

Youth sits on a car at an area flooded after heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 2, 2020.

Indonesia plans cloud seeding to halt rain, floods death toll rises to 43

3 January 2020, 6:23 AM

The death toll in Jakarta and surrounding areas rose to 43 as of Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said.

A WFP (World Food Program) helicopter is seen on the flooded airstrip, after heavy rains and floods

Famine stalks millions in South Sudan after droughts, floods

13 December 2019, 1:24 PM

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned of a potential famine in South Sudan in the next few months as an increasing number of people seek food assistance due to flood, drought and conflict.

Rain, flash floods expected to continue in KwaZulu-Natal

11 December 2019, 6:35 PM

The Weather Service says heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal are not out the ordinary in the summer months.

Two dead in Pretoria floods

11 December 2019, 7:56 AM

The Acting Mayor of Tshwane, Abel Tau, has confirmed that at least two people have died following floods in and around Pretoria. Heavy rains have lashed Gauteng in the last week, causing water to rise in various areas.

Floods leave destruction in Botshabelo

10 December 2019, 6:33 PM

Residents of the flood-stricken Botshabelo in the Free State are trying to piece together their lives following the torrential rain, which left a trail of destruction in its wake.

Centurion floods claim one life

10 December 2019, 2:30 PM

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the body of the person that was swept by floodwaters in Centurion south of Pretoria, has washed up.



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