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18 dead, scores still missing in deadly China flooding

18 dead, scores still missing in deadly China flooding

Flooding in China’s northeast has left 18 dead and 18 missing, state media said Monday, after the latest deadly deluge to hit the country this summer. The central and eastern parts of Jilin province were hit by driving rain Thursday and Friday, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. More than 110,000 were forced to […]

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Typhoon Haima leaves at least4 dead in northern Philippines

Typhoon Haima leaves at least4 dead in northern Philippines

Oct 20, –  Haima’s blinding winds and rain had rekindled fears and memories from the catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, but there were no immediate reports of any major damage amid spotty communications and power outages in several provinces. At least four people were killed after Super Typhoon Haima smashed into the northern […]

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Haiti funding hurricane relief, aid must prioritize growth

Haiti funding hurricane relief, aid must prioritize growth

Oct 12, – Southwestern Haiti was smashed by the Category 4 hurricane on Oct. 4, which barreled through the southern coast of the poor island nation, killing some 1,000 people and displacing hundreds of thousands. Haitian interim President Jocelerme Privert on Tuesday played down the international aid response to Hurricane Matthew, saying some promised foreign […]

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At least 40 dead during flooding in central, eastern India

At least 40 dead during flooding in central, eastern India

Aug  22, – Days of heavy rain have caused the Ganges River and its tributaries to rise above the danger level during the past 48 hours in about 20 districts of the states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. At least 40 people have died and hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as floods […]

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11 dead, 40,000 homes flooded in Louisiana

11 dead, 40,000 homes flooded in Louisiana

Aug 17, – While flooding receded in parts of southern Louisiana, other areas saw rising waters. The National Weather Service issued renewed flood warnings. The death toll from historic flooding in Louisiana climbed to 11 as the expanding flood zone prompted authorities to declare disasters in 20 parishes of the southeastern US state. “We’re seeing […]

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73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

May 21, – In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, thousands of homes remained inundated, though there were signs that the waters were receding. About 243,000 people remained in temporary shelters nationwide. Sri Lanka’s government on Saturday raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continued […]

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Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Police say rain, floods kill another 24 in northern Pakistan

Jul 25, – The latest fatalities in Chitral in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province brought the number of deaths blamed on the flooding this week to 42 nationwide. Heavy monsoon rains lashed an already-deluged northern Pakistan before dawn Saturday, as rescuers found the bodies of another 24 people killed by the flooding inundating parts of the […]

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Pakistan warns of more rain after flood deaths hit 80

Pakistan warns of more rain after flood deaths hit 80

Aug 04, – Eastern Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan have been hit by torrential rain, causing floods which have killed at least 80 people. Officials said 34 died in the Sarobi district alone, around 65 km (40 miles) east of the Afghan capital Kabul. Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi was also badly affected, with at least 16 […]

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Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

June 10, BERLIN (AP) — Weeks of heavy rain this spring have sent the Elbe, the Danube and other rivers such as the Vltava and the Saale overflowing their banks, causing extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. At least 22 flood-related deaths have been reported. The swollen […]

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