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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.

Free State farmers appeal for government assistance after floods destroyed crops

12 January 2021, 7:50 PM

Farmers in Bultfontein, Wesselsbron, and Hoopstad are counting their losses following two weeks of the heavy downpour.

Five dead as flash floods hit southern Thailand

3 December 2020, 12:00 PM

Thailand on Thursday reported at least five deaths after flash floods caused by monsoon rains hit seven provinces in the country’s southern region.

Philippines’ typhoon deaths rise as worst floods in 45 years hit north

15 November 2020, 10:40 AM

The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region hit by the worst flooding in more than four decades, officials said on Sunday.

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.



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