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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people, posed a major flooding threat Saturday with temperatures forecast to rise.

Offshore islands actually increase Tsunami flooding by 70%
Offshore islands actually increase Tsunami flooding by 70%

A new study has revealed that offshore islands actually amplify the power of tsunamis, increasing flooding on the mainland by up to 70 percent.

Storms to hit Britain Monday

Stormy conditions are set to hit parts of Britain Monday, with strong winds and heavy rain bringing the risk of travel disruption and flooding, the Guardian reported Sunday.

Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

Three dead in China rain storms: Government

Three people have been killed and thousands evacuated in several days of rainstorms in southern China, flooding major cities and affecting air and rail transport, authorities said Monday.

Climate change could cause trillions in damage to world`s coastal regions

New research has predicted that coastal regions may face massive increase in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century.

WICB condoles Windward Islands deaths

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has sent condolences to persons in the Windward Islands affected by the recent heavy rains which caused flooding, landslides and claimed lives.

Australia can expect up to 11 cyclones this "storm season": Weather bureau

Australia can expect an average cyclone season with up to 11 tropical storms, four of them severe, in the next six months, the Bureau of Meteorology forecast said on Monday.

Satellites provide view of sinking Venice

Modern satellites are helping scientists monitor how quickly Venice - the "floating city" of romance - is sinking with an unprecedented level of resolution.

Monsoon floods Mumbai areas, tide could further worsen condition

Although the southwest monsoon hit Mumbai a day earlier than its usual date on Saturday, the cheer barely lasted a day as torrential rains disrupted normal life on Sunday.

Flooding from torrential rains kill 31 in Argentina

The Governor of Argentina`s Buenos Aires province says at least 25 people have been killed by flooding overnight, bringing the overall death toll from days of torrential rains to 31.

Murbad hamlet cut off due to heavy downpour, flood

Boats have been pressed into service to rush food articles, milk and medicines to a hamlet of 75 families in Murbad taluka`s Chikle village since the last two days.

Rivers near danger mark in Uttar Pradesh

With heavy rains lashing many parts of Uttar Pradesh, some rivers are rising menacingly, officials said Monday.

Rain causes flooding, mudslides in Japan; 15 dead

Television footage showed residents wading through muddy, knee-deep water on streets.