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.

Britain, US and Russia facing threat of natural disasters

The three superpowers of the world, U.S.A, Britain and Russia are undergoing the waves of natural disasters. Britain is facing the heavy gushes of flood and Russia is wrapped in a white sheet of heavy snowfall. 

Shocking! Broken branches saved elderly couple during Tamil Nadu floods

On December 14, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction a special scheme for constructing 50,000 houses for urban poor in Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore.

About Rs 100 crore loss to Southern Railway due to floods

Preliminary estimates suggested a loss of Rs 100 crore, Southern Railway General Manager Vashishta Johri said.

Two corporates donate Rs 16 crore for Tamil Nadu relief

A sum of Rs 130.33 crore has so far been received for relief and rehabilitation work, the state government on Wednesday said.

When terror-hit Paris prayed for flood-hit Chennai!

When terror-hit Paris prayed for flood-hit Chennai!

Heavy rains - the worst in a century - battered Chennai almost at a time when Paris was dealing with immense grief because of the terror attacks. 

'Indian economy suffers $3 billion loss from recent floods'

'Indian economy suffers $3 billion loss from recent floods'

India suffered a $3 billion loss to its economy from severe rainfall and flooding in November and early December, reinsurance broker Aon Benfield said in its monthly report on global catastrophes.

Centre has declared Tamil Nadu floods as 'calamity of severe nature', says Jayalalithaa

Centre has declared Tamil Nadu floods as 'calamity of severe nature', says Jayalalithaa

The Centre has declared Tamil Tamil Nadu floods as 'calamity of severe nature'.

Act of sycophancy? V Narayanasamy holds slippers for Rahul Gandhi

V Narayanasamy offered his slippers to Rahul Gandhi to walk through the flooded area which has created so much buzz.

Cries for help continue as normalcy creeps back in deluged Chennai

Life in flood-hit Chennai is slowly limping back to normalcy, with sun shining on Tuesday, but there were still areas, especially suburban, where the situation is still very grim and relief yet to reach the despondent residents.

Flood relief distribution: Madras HC orders issue of notice

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered issue of notice to Revenue Secretary, Commissioner Chennai Corporation, Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Metropolitan Water Supply, CMD of Avin Milk Producers Society on a petition seeking protection for the organisations and workers carrying flood relief materials.