Tag: landslides

Over 50,000 evacuated in typhoon’s path in southern China

Over 50,000 evacuated in typhoon’s path in southern China

Oct 22, –  No deaths were immediately reported Saturday in China from the typhoon. Residents in the cities of Shanwei and Shantou, in China’s Guangdong province, were forced to move to safer ground as the storm hit, local authorities and state media reported. Some villages experienced power outages and authorities remained on the lookout for […]

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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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Mexico hunts for missing after landslides kill 45

Mexico hunts for missing after landslides kill 45

Aug 09, – Trudging through mud that was sometimes up to their knees, emergency teams used sniffer dogs to find more bodies in the rubble and worked to dig damaged homes out of the muck. Hundreds of soldiers and rescue workers searched for the missing Monday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Earl triggered landslides […]

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At least 20 dead as storms hit Macedonia capital- police

At least 20 dead as storms hit Macedonia capital- police

Aug  07, –  The freak weather included winds blowing at more than 70 kilometres (43 miles) an hour and resulted in flash floods and landslides, with cars swept away by the violent torrents. Fierce storms packing strong winds and torrential rains overnight killed at least 20 people in Macedonia’s capital of Skopje, the health minister […]

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India flooding kills 96, forces 1 million into relief camps

India flooding kills 96, forces 1 million into relief camps

Aug 02, – Incessant downpours have damaged swaths of land, uprooted trees and snapped telephone cables in dozens of districts in the states of Bihar in the east, Assam in the remote northeast and Himachal Pradesh in the north. The death toll in flooding from heavy monsoon rains in India has climbed past 90, with […]

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Heavy rains, lightning kill 41 in India, 15 in Bangladesh

Heavy rains, lightning kill 41 in India, 15 in Bangladesh

July  31, – Authorities had already announced a death toll for Saturday of at least 17 people in heavy rains in the northeastern state of Assam. Lightning also killed 15 people in Bangladesh in the past two days, disaster management officials in Dhaka said on Sunday, adding to a death toll of 17 in flooding […]

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Landslides, floods kill 35 on Indonesia’s Java island

Landslides, floods kill 35 on Indonesia’s Java island

Jun 19, – Dozens of houses were buried in the landslides and thousands of homes were inundated by floods in 16 districts and towns in Central Java province over the weekend. At least 35 people have been killed by landslides and floods on Indonesia’s Java island and many others are missing, an official said Sunday. […]

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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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Some sleep in cars after 2 nights of quakes kill 41 in Japan

Some sleep in cars after 2 nights of quakes kill 41 in Japan

Apr 16, – The Tanakas joined about 50 other residents of the southern Japanese town of Ozu who were planning to sleep in their cars at a public park Saturday after two nights of increasingly terrifying earthquakes that have killed 41 people and injured about 1,500, flattened houses and triggered major landslides. The wooden home […]

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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 […]

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