Monsoon floods in India kill at least 100, displace thousands

More than 300,000 people displaced as Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra states are hit by devastating floods. Floods have killed at least 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands across much of India with the southern state of Kerala being the worst hit, authorities said. With rains predicted to worsen in the coming days, the federal government ordered military teams to […]

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Dam bursts in India after rains, killing six

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least six people with 18 missing, a government official said on Wednesday. Seasonal rains have crippled India’s financial center of Mumbai this week, disrupting rail and air traffic in the city of 18 million, while wall […]

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Cyclone Kenneth survivors struggle for food and supplies

Some of those who survived Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique are short on food and aid workers say those in remote areas are still waiting on supplies. Cyclone Kenneth struck while Mozambique was still struggling to deal with the impact of Cyclone Idai. Heavy rains and floods have destroyed crops and survivors of the latest storm have gone days without much […]

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Of climate change and Kenya's rains

Warm ocean boosts East Africa’s rain in a wet season that has already left more than 130 people dead. Kenya’s woes have just increased after a dam burst in Nakuru on Wednesday evening. The area downstream was densely populated and, as homes were swept away, at least 10 people were killed. Dozens remain unaccounted for, and 500 families have been […]

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Iran calls emergency in flood-threatened southwest province

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it faced an emergency in a southwestern province threatened by flooding and worked to evacuate dozens of villages as forecasters predicted more of the heavy rains that have killed at least 45 people this week, state media reported. Some 56 villages lying near the Dez and Karkheh rivers in the oil-rich southwestern province […]

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UK weather forecast – Floods to hit Britain this week as massive Atlantic deluge sweeps in from Iceland days after Storm Deirdre battered Britain with wind, snow and gales

The UK is just escaping from the clutches of Deirdre after 15 inches of snow, 80mph winds and freezing rain hammered most parts of the country. After a spate of weather warnings, the remnants of Deirdre are finally departing towards Scandinavia today, but the brief reprieve today and tomorrow won't last long. The rest of Sunday and Monday should bring […]

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More snow and floods forecast for UK with icy weather and thunderous rain on the way

The Met Office has issued a weather warning with downpours expected throughout Saturday. The south coast, from Bournemouth to Plymouth, have been issued yellow warnings. Below freezing temperatures were recorded in south east England, in Oxfordshire, dipping to -6.7C. And another cold snap in the midweek is expected to bring Arctic conditions – in what could be the uK's chilliest winter […]

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