Floods

Floods due to global warming will put humanity at risk in coming 20 years

Floods due to global warming will put humanity at risk in coming 20 years

Already today, fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters, researchers said.

Jan 12, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
NASA warns of melting ice caps; Mumbai, Mangalore at high risk of flooding

NASA warns of melting ice caps; Mumbai, Mangalore at high risk of flooding

The researchers explained that as land ice is lost to the oceans, both the Earth's gravitational and rotational potentials are perturbed, resulting in strong spatial patterns in sea-level rise (SLR).

Nov 17, 2017, 16:41 PM IST

Hyderabad: Flood-like situation after 4 hours of heavy rainfall, 3 reportedly dead

4 hours of heavy rainfall in Hyderabad has resulted in flood-like situation in the city. 3 people have been reported dead with municipal corporation declaring emergency. Watch to know more.

Oct 03, 2017, 08:15 AM IST
China shares Brahmaputra river's hydrological data with Bangladesh, but says no to India

China shares Brahmaputra river's hydrological data with Bangladesh, but says no to India

China is expected to share hydrological data on the Sutlej and Brahmaputra rivers with India during the flood season of May 15 to June 15.

Sep 19, 2017, 22:56 PM IST
Three dead as Hurricane Irma pummels South Florida, lakhs without power

Three dead as Hurricane Irma pummels South Florida, lakhs without power

Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Sunday he has requested a major disaster declaration from President Donald Trump.

Sep 10, 2017, 22:26 PM IST

Nitish Kumar for making available five boats in every panchayat

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday instructed that five boats should be made available in every village panchayat in the state and a few locals should be trained in navigating them in view of the yearly floods in the state.

Sep 06, 2017, 20:36 PM IST
Lalu, Congress, rats responsible for Bihar floods: Deputy CM Sushil Modi

Lalu, Congress, rats responsible for Bihar floods: Deputy CM Sushil Modi

Earlier on Friday, Bihar Water Resource Minister Lalan Singh, after reviewing the flood situation, claimed that rats had damaged the river embankments that in turn caused the floods.

Sep 02, 2017, 12:47 PM IST

Indian-Americans in Texas help thousands with food, medical aid

Approximately 150,000 Indian-Americans and Indians live in the greater Houston Area, according to Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of greater Houston Executive Director, Jagdip Ahluwalia, who is a long-time Houstonian.

Sep 01, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
NASA's Johnson Space Centre closed amid floods

NASA's Johnson Space Centre closed amid floods

The NASA's Johnson Space Centre (JSC) in Houston, Texas, remained closed due to floods caused by the catastrophic hurricane Harvey.

Aug 29, 2017, 13:44 PM IST

Railway services to Northeast region likely to resume from Tuesday

Train services between the Northeastern region of India and the rest of the country are expected to resume on a trial basis from Tuesday.

Aug 28, 2017, 21:55 PM IST

Salim blames centre, Mamata and media for plight of Bengal flood victims

CPI-M politburo member Mohammed Salim on Tuesday blamed state government for the plight of flood victims in northern Bengal.

Aug 23, 2017, 01:57 AM IST
PM Modi to conduct aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Bihar on August 26

PM Modi to conduct aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Bihar on August 26

Prime Minister will visit Bihar on August 26.

Aug 22, 2017, 17:59 PM IST
Death toll increases in Bihar, UP, Assam due to floods; situation abates in West Bengal

Death toll increases in Bihar, UP, Assam due to floods; situation abates in West Bengal

Devastating floods have swept across large swathes of Bihar, Assam and Uttar Pradesh.

Aug 21, 2017, 22:53 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh floods claim 72 lives, 21 lakh people hit in 24 districts

Uttar Pradesh floods claim 72 lives, 21 lakh people hit in 24 districts

Over 20 lakh people have been hit by the current spell of floods in 24 districts of the state.

 

Aug 21, 2017, 18:58 PM IST

Flood situation improving in West Bengal barring Malda

The flood situation in northern West Bengal has shown an overall improvement.

Aug 20, 2017, 21:16 PM IST
Floods claim 53 more lives in Assam, Bihar, West Bengal

Floods claim 53 more lives in Assam, Bihar, West Bengal

At least 36 more flood- related deaths have been reported from Bihar and Assam, even as over 1.20 crore people have been marooned in the two states.

Aug 17, 2017, 21:13 PM IST

Over one lakh people hit by flood in Meghalaya: Official

Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, an official said on Wednesday.

Aug 16, 2017, 23:28 PM IST
Flood situation remains grim in Assam, Bihar, North Bengal; death toll goes up, thousands affected

Flood situation remains grim in Assam, Bihar, North Bengal; death toll goes up, thousands affected

Floods claimed more lives in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal on Wednesday.

Aug 16, 2017, 22:20 PM IST

Northeast states remain cut off due to floods, over 30 lakh people hit in Assam

Over 30 lakh people in Assam have been affected by the devastating wave of floods that affected the state in the last few days.

Aug 15, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

In India, emergency workers were scouring the area hit by a massive landslide that swept two passenger buses into a deep gorge on Sunday, killing at least 46 people in the mountainous northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

Aug 14, 2017, 20:16 PM IST