Odisha CM directs administration to be ready to tackle floods

Odisha CM directs administration to be ready to tackle floods

"It is the government's responsibility to reach out to the affected people and provide due assistance at the earliest in the event of flood", the Chief Minister said.

US President Barack Obama declares disaster as West Virginia floods death toll climbs to 24

US President Barack Obama declares disaster as West Virginia floods death toll climbs to 24

The death toll from flooding in the US state of West Virginia rose to 24 Saturday, as President Barack Obama declared a major disaster, releasing federal aid for some of the hardest-hit areas.

US floods: 24 dead in West Virginia; search and rescue continues

US floods: 24 dead in West Virginia; search and rescue continues

Surrounded by muddy devastation, Cathy Light and her husband Chris thought it was "heaven sent" they had free burgers to munch on in a Clendenin parking lot.

West Virginia floods: 20 dead, several stranded - Damage is widespread and devastating

West Virginia floods: 20 dead, several stranded - Damage is widespread and devastating

Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 20 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, the governor said Friday.

14 dead due to sudden flooding in US state of West Virginia

At least 14 people, including an eight-year-old boy, died in sudden flooding in US state of West Virginia, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said on Friday.

Maharashtra districts to have own disaster management plan​

The Maharashtra government has ensured that all 36 districts in the state have their own disaster management plans.

35 dead in Indonesian floods, landslides

Flash floods and landslides in central Indonesia have killed at least 35 people and destroyed dozens of homes, an official said Sunday, as searchers scoured devastated villages for survivors.

Paris on alert as swollen Seine reaches peak levels

Paris on alert as swollen Seine reaches peak levels

The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris reached its highest level in three decades Friday, spilling its banks and prompting the Louvre museum to shut its doors and evacuate artworks in its basement.

France and Germany battle deadly floods; toll reaches nine

France and Germany battle deadly floods; toll reaches nine

Rescue workers have responded to around 10,000 calls and evacuated more than 5,000 people since the deluge began at the weekend.

Four found dead in floods in France, Germany

Four found dead in floods in France, Germany

Heavy rains lashing parts of France, Germany and Austria cut roads, stranded people on rooftops and forced schools to close their doors.
 

Memories of catastrophic floods return: Cloud burst in Uttarakhand; Rudraprayag-Badrinath highway route affected

Memories of catastrophic floods return: Cloud burst in Uttarakhand; Rudraprayag-Badrinath highway route affected

Cloud burst was reported on Saturday in Rudraprayag region of Uttarakhand.

Building collapse, floods kill 19 in Kenyan capital

President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the ruins of the six-storey building, where residents perished after concrete floors collapsed down on top of each other during heavy rainstorms on Friday.

MUST WATCH: Amazing speech by BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu blasting Congress

MUST WATCH: Amazing speech by BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu blasting Congress

This is one such speech which you want to listen to again and again.

80 families lost their dwellings in pre-monsoon flood in Arunachal Pradesh

Altogether 80 families in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh have lost their dwellings and lands while more than 100 were affected by the pre-monsoon flood caused by the Noa Dihing River.

Floods across 6 Assam districts, nearly 1 lakh people affected

Floods across 6 Assam districts, nearly 1 lakh people affected

Nearly one lakh people were suffering in Jorhat, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Cachar and Charaideo districts of Assam.

Natural disasters since 1900 'have cost $7 trillion'

Natural disasters have caused more than USD 7 trillion (6.2 trillion euros) in economic damage worldwide since 1900, with floods and storms accounting for nearly 60 per cent of the total, researchers said today.

One dead, four missing as flooding hits Haiti

One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti.

Sea levels rise behind high climatic damage costs: Study

Sea levels rise behind high climatic damage costs: Study

Climate change pose a greater risk for coastal regions as it leads to rise in sea-level which, in turn, produces more frequent and intense coastal flood events. 

Tweets can quicken disaster response

Tweets can quicken disaster response

By analysing the September 2013 floods in Colorado, US, the researchers showed that a combination of remote sensing, Twitter and Flickr data could be used to identify flooded areas.

Record flooding hits US Midwest, threatens South

Record flooding hits US Midwest, threatens South

Swollen rivers in the US Midwest and other regions brought flood warnings for over 12 million Americans on Wednesday as scores of buildings were submerged after days of intense rain in which 24 people have died.