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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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Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages- officials

Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages- officials

Aug  15, – Thousands of people in the impoverished eastern state of Kasala bordering Eritrea fled their homes after the river Gash burst its banks, flooding entire villages inhabited by farmers. Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rainfall killed 100 people across Sudan, officials and an […]

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floods kill at least 52 people in India

floods kill at least 52 people in India

July  30, – Twenty-six deaths have been reported in Assam, where incessant downpours have damaged roads and snapped telephone cables in several districts, a government statement said. Indian authorities on Saturday tried to rescue thousands of people stranded in flooded villages after a week of heavy rain killed at least 52 people and uprooted tens […]

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Floods triggered by rains kill 12 more people in Pakistan

Floods triggered by rains kill 12 more people in Pakistan

Jul 24, – Friday’s statement by the National Disaster Management Authority says seven of the deaths were reported in flood-hit areas in the southwestern Baluchistan province while three people died in the eastern Punjab province. Floodwaters also killed two people in the northern Gilgit Baltistan region. Pakistani authorities say flash floods, triggered by monsoon rains, […]

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Heavy floods in France forces closure of pilgrimage site in Pyrenees

Heavy floods in France forces closure of pilgrimage site in Pyrenees

June 17, PARIS (AP) — Heavy floods in southwest France have forced the closure of the Catholic pilgrimage site in Lourdes and the evacuation of pilgrims from nearby hotels. Floodwaters swirled Wednesday in the grotto where nearly 6 million believers from around the world, many gravely ill, come every year seeking miracles and healing. It […]

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German Flood heads north mass evacuation continues alongside Elbe

German Flood heads north mass evacuation continues alongside Elbe

June 7, AP – Thousands of people in northeastern Germany were working Thursday to fill sandbags as floodwaters in the Elbe river basin drain towards the North Sea. Floodwaters are draining into northern Germany as authorities rush to raise dikes. The historic center of Dresden has managed to avoid inundation by waters that have swamped […]

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