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Seven dead, five missing after flood ravages town in western Mexico

Searches continue for five others after a five-foot wall of floodwater crashed through the streets of a town in western Mexico, state officials said Monday night.

Rain-gorged river still poses flood threat in Hurricane Florence's aftermath

About 5,000 people across North Carolina have been rescued by boat or helicopter since the storm made landfall, twice as many as in Hurricane Matthew two years ago, according to state officials. Thousands of people remained in shelters.


Hurricane Florence raises flooding fears; Wilmington cut off

The storm continued to crawl westward, dumping more than 75 centimetres of rain since Friday, and fears of historic flooding grew. Tens of thousands were evacuated from communities along the state's steadily rising rivers

Nagaland district cut off by rains and landslides limps back to life

Kiphire — which was completely cut off from the rest of Nagaland due to the landslides caused by rains — is returning to normalcy, with the help of government aid as well as public concerts and donation drives.

Landslide, massive flood kills eight people in Nepal

In 2015, Hanumante River displaced 850 people from their temporary shelters at the Maheshwori playground. These victims had become homeless in the earthquake earlier that year.

Mumbai rains: A grim reminder of July 26, 2005, the day the city came to a grinding halt

Mumbai rains: Experts blamed unhindered construction on floodplains and coastal areas, along with storm-water drains and clogged waterways by plastic garbage, as reasons for the disaster


Flood toll now 39: Water recedes in most areas, situation improves

A government official said that in 14 flood-hit districts, nearly 27 lakh people in 106 blocks have been affected and around 2 lakh volunteers have been pressed into service to distribute relief materials.

Nineteen rescued from flood-hit areas of Rajasthan  

Some areas in this region are already facing flood-like situation. Mout Abu in Sirohi recorded 733.6 mm rains followed by Jalore, Barmer, Phalodi (Jodhpur), Jodhpur city and Dabok where the rainfall measurement was 43, 41.6, 27.6, 26 and 18.7 mm rains.

Rising sea levels to flood major US cities, says study

Major US cities like New York, Boston and Miami may face chronic flooding over the next few decades, warn scientists who have found that sea level rise due to climate change may cause 60 per cent of coastal communities in the country to lose their homes by 2100.

Heavy rains cause flood-like situation in various parts of country

The widespread rains led to fresh landslides in Himachal Pradesh, blocking the Manali-Leh road near Koksar. The state received 21 per cent excess rain and all districts except Bilaspur, Chamba, Mandi and Hamirpur had above average rains.

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Assam flood situation deteriorates, 10 lakh people affected

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated as incessant rains pounded the state today and four more persons lost their lives in it as the calamity affected nearly 10 lakh people in over 2,000 villages.

Flood fury in Assam, Uttar Pradesh

Monsoon floods wreak havoc in Uttar Pradesh and Assam leaving several homeless.


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Kerala paralysed by floods

As the rain fury continues in Kerala, the state government has issued a red alert notice in all the 14 districts. The death toll has climbed to 67 while over one lakh people are put in relief camps. Transport connectivity has taken a major hit with trains are either getting cancelled or delayed. The Kochi […]

Kerala island worries about floods destroying their link with the mainland

Residents of Kozhithuruth, an island in Kerala, are worried after their homes were flooded due to heavy rains this year. Their bigger worry is that the floods may destroy their only link to the mainland, a 30-year-old stone bridge over a stream.


Flooded Yamuna displaces around 14,000 in Delhi

Close to 14,000 Delhi residents had to be moved out of their homes due to flooding in the Yamuna river. The water levels have since reduced.