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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.