Tag: heavy rain

Thai floods kill 21 and hit rubber production

Thai floods kill 21 and hit rubber production

Widespread flooding in Thailand’s south has killed 21 people, hit rubber production in the region and shut down infrastructure, officials said on Monday, as the military government increased aid to flood-affected areas. Thailand’s wet season usually ends in late November and heavy rain and flooding are rare in January. Unseasonably heavy rain has hit 12 […]

January 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

August 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Historic’ Louisiana Flooding- 3 Dead, More Than 1,000 Rescued

‘Historic’ Louisiana Flooding- 3 Dead, More Than 1,000 Rescued

Aug  14, – An elderly man drowned after slipping and falling in high waters amid heavy rain in East Baton Rouge Parish. And in St. Helena Parish, a man died when his pickup truck was swept off a flooded highway and submerged underwater, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said at a news conference today. A […]

August 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
40 killed by mudslides in Mexico

40 killed by mudslides in Mexico

Aug 08, – On the other side of Mexico, authorities prepared as newly formed Tropical Storm Javier churned over the Pacific toward the resort-dotted southern end of the Baja California Peninsula. Forecasters said it would close in on that area early Tuesday as a hurricane. Mountain communities in two Mexican states are recovering from weekend […]

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rains kill 53 in NW Pakistan, Kashmir- officials

Rains kill 53 in NW Pakistan, Kashmir- officials

Apr 03, – The deaths were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and in the Neelam valley in Pakistan-administered Kashmir after heavy downpours that began Saturday night. At least 53 people were killed and 60 injured after heavy rain across northwest Pakistan and areas of Kashmir caused landslides and the roofs of dozens of homes to […]

April 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Heavy rain kills six in Oman, UAE- media

Heavy rain kills six in Oman, UAE- media

Mar 10, – Omani police on Thursday found one body that had been swept away in a flash flood in the northern district of Nizwa, and another in a car that sank into the mud in a flooded valley in the northwestern area of Al-Buraimi, the Shabiba daily reported. Torrential rain in northern Oman and […]

March 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syria refugees scramble to prepare for Lebanon winter

Syria refugees scramble to prepare for Lebanon winter

Nov 22, – The United Nations refugee agency and a string of partner groups are trying hard to provide help. In Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, the sun is still shining. But soon temperatures will dip and snow will blanket fields that house hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Their shelters are little more than wooden frames […]

November 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rescuers struggle to help earthquake-affected people, 271 died

Rescuers struggle to help earthquake-affected people, 271 died

Sep 25, –  The earth moved with enough force to create a small island visible off the southern coast after the magnitude 7.7 quake struck in the remote district of Awaran in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province Tuesday. Rescuers struggled Wednesday to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a major […]

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