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IMD develops technology to assess rise of water level in rivers, reservoirs by rain

The technology called the 'Impact Based Forecasting Approach' which shows "pre-event scenario" can help authorities in taking real-time decisions, he said.

Nov 23, 2018, 19:27 PM IST

Kerala floods are man-made, they happened because we ignored the experts

Sadly, the past 25 years have seen India make heroes out of those who talk big on growth while dismissing environmentalists as 'anti-development'.

Aug 21, 2018, 18:58 PM IST

Watch: Ancient Shiva temple submerges in flood in rain-battered Odisha

The Jalesvara Shiva Temple, located in Kalahandi, was built in the 12th century AD and is a fine example of ancient Kalinga architecture.

Aug 16, 2018, 10:23 AM IST

Monsoon mayhem: Bridge breaks, roads go under as rains wreak havoc across country

What started as a relief from the scorching heat soon turned into chaos as states of Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh witnessed problems like water-logging, traffic snarl, submerged railway tracks and station, amidst several others. 

Jul 22, 2018, 18:53 PM IST

Three dead, houseboats damaged as Kashmir valley braces for floods

Srinagar is particularly at risk with flood water entering homes in several residential localities. Authorities are racing against time to put emergency measures in place.

Jun 30, 2018, 18:07 PM IST

Floods wreck North East: 21 dead, 4.5 lakh people affected across 6 districts

The water level of river Brahmaputra is increasing by 4-5 cms per hour and will soon touch the danger level in the next 2-3 days.

Jun 18, 2018, 06:22 AM IST

Watch: Massive floods cause havoc in Kerala, 5 dead, several trapped

At five persons were dead and several trapped in their homes and landslides as floods caused due to incessant rains caused havoc in the southern state of Kerala. 

Jun 14, 2018, 13:39 PM IST

Northeast reels under floods, thousands rendered homeless; IMD predicts more showers till June 15

Incessant rains lashing several parts of Kerala claimed two more lives on Wednesday, taking the toll in rain related incidents to 23.

Jun 13, 2018, 22:18 PM IST

Study calls for urgent climate-proofing, says extreme weather events more frequent

These extreme weather events carry substantial economic costs, scientists pointed out.

Mar 22, 2018, 12:56 PM IST

Disaster assured: Too late to save 1/3 of world's glaciers, say researchers

Every 1 km you drive in your car will make 2 kg of glacier ice to melt after 2100.

Mar 21, 2018, 15:47 PM IST

US Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

Some 1.8 million customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on Saturday, and communities on the New England coast faced more flooding a day after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least seven people.

Mar 04, 2018, 09:47 AM IST

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

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 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

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

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

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