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NASA has a tool to predict which cities are more vulnerable to flooding

NASA has a tool to predict which cities are more vulnerable to flooding

It looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be 'redistributed' globally, says NASA.
 

Nov 16, 2017, 17:33 PM IST
Major US cities to face chronic flooding in next few decades, warn scientists

Major US cities to face chronic flooding in next few decades, warn scientists

It is also believed that more than 60 percent of coastal communities in the country might lose thier homes by the year 2100.

Jul 13, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
Australia to begin evacuating cyclone-hit island resorts

Australia to begin evacuating cyclone-hit island resorts

Emergency services plan to evacuate thousands of people stranded on resort islands with water supplies running low in Australia's tropical northeast on Thursday, two days after Cyclone Debbie tore through the region. 

Mar 30, 2017, 09:03 AM IST
Matthew triggers severe flooding in Carolina; US death toll at 16

Matthew triggers severe flooding in Carolina; US death toll at 16

The storm, which killed more than 500 in Haiti before it pounded the East Coast for days, was stripped of hurricane status just before daybreak.

Oct 10, 2016, 02:16 AM IST
Over 58,000 affected in floods in West Bengal, authorities issues red alert in Jalpaiguri

Over 58,000 affected in floods in West Bengal, authorities issues red alert in Jalpaiguri

Around 58,000 people have been affected in 150 villages due to inundation of flood waters in three districts of West Bengal, prompting authorities to issue a red alert in Jalpaiguri.

Jul 25, 2016, 20:29 PM IST
Billion-plus at risk as cities remain unprepared for extreme weather and natural disasters

Billion-plus at risk as cities remain unprepared for extreme weather and natural disasters

The global institution predicted that by 2050, worsening rivers and coastal floods alone would affect 1.3 billion people.

May 17, 2016, 14:36 PM IST

South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

 Severe storms and flooding across South America`s "southern cone" have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way.

Apr 21, 2016, 04:30 AM IST

Storm Desmond causes destruction in parts of UK

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Dec 09, 2015, 13:07 PM IST

16 killed in France storm, flooding

At least 16 people were killed and three remain unaccounted for after a violent storm and subsequent floods hit the French Riviera, President Francois Hollande said on Sunday.

Oct 04, 2015, 19:19 PM IST

Taliban attempt to seize airport in Afghan city of Kunduz: Official

Taliban fighters were attempting to seize control of the airport in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz late on Tuesday, after the militants seized a provincial capital for the first time since their ouster 14 years ago.

Sep 29, 2015, 23:30 PM IST
Tidal flooding alert for Indian coastline issued

Tidal flooding alert for Indian coastline issued

An alert on tidal flooding of the Indian coastline for September 25-30 has been sounded, including for low-lying areas in coastal Kerala.

Sep 24, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Japan hit by record-breaking rain

 Many areas in Japan are on high alert as record-breaking heavy rains and flooding continued for the second day on Thursday

Sep 10, 2015, 13:20 PM IST

Myanmar appeals for international assistance for flood relief

Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 210,000 people affected by widespread flooding following weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

Aug 04, 2015, 12:32 PM IST
Jammu & Kashmir: Rail traffic suspended on Banihal-Qazigund section

Jammu & Kashmir: Rail traffic suspended on Banihal-Qazigund section

Flooding of tracks in heavy rainfall has led to the suspension of rail services between Banihal area of Jammu and Qazigund belt of Kashmir Valley, rail officials said.

Jun 25, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Flooding in Texas, Oklahoma prompts rescues, evacuations

Up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain fell over 24 hours in parts of Texas, prompting numerous evacuations and rescues overnight and into Sunday, while a firefighter in northeast Oklahoma died after being swept away in floodwaters.

May 25, 2015, 02:21 AM IST

Hail, snow, floods, a tornado and tropical storm for Mother's Day in US

  Hail, snow, flooding, a tornado and a tropical storm made it a "severe weather" Mother`s Day in much of the center of the United States and on the Carolina coast on Sunday.

May 11, 2015, 09:06 AM IST

Four dead in Chile floods, military rescues stranded residents

  The death toll in Chile rose to four after rains battered the north and caused flooding, the government said on Thursday, while 22 others were unaccounted for as the military rescued stranded villagers.

Mar 26, 2015, 20:20 PM IST

New tools to breed 'anti-flood' cereal crops

 In a significant find, scientists have identified the mechanism used by plants in stress conditions to sense low oxygen levels that may lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding.

Feb 08, 2015, 16:51 PM IST

US coastal areas face major flood threats

 Come 2050 and most of the US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding every year due to dramatically accelerating impact of rising sea level, says a study.

Dec 21, 2014, 14:39 PM IST
Urgent action urged to save major global cities from sea-level rise extinction

Urgent action urged to save major global cities from sea-level rise extinction

 A new study has revealed that an immediate action is needed to be taken as the world's deltas that accommodate major cities such as Shanghai, Dhaka and Bangkok will be drowned in the next century by rising sea levels.

Dec 04, 2014, 11:52 AM IST