Divers pulled out nine of the victims from a home flooded by a rapidly swelling river in the countryside near Palermo. The sole survivor of the home was the owner, who had just stepped out to walk the family dogs when the torrent hit.
Unlike regular cleaning, clean-up after a flood is very difficult. It concerns health issues and hazards one might have to face if they are not cautious enough. Here are a few tips that might be useful.
Unless it turns things around quickly, Kerala is likely to lose its hard-earned development gains in no time. However, it requires enormous human, financial and material resources, apart from steely resilience.
The annual flooding of the basins of rivers like the Brahmaputra is difficult to prevent. Not so the increasingly common deluges in India’s biggest cities — manmade disasters only exacerbated by unusual rainfall.
CPI-M MP Ritabrata Banerjee claimed "thousands and thousands" of people in the districts of Cooch Behar, North and South Dinajpur and Malda had been rendered homeless due to the "devastating" calamity and their suffering was increasing every day.
Typhoon Chan-Hom passing over the northeastern waters of the Philippines heading to northern Taiwan has enhanced the seasonal monsoon, dumping heavy rains over the capital, Manila, and the northern provinces.
Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.
One of the worst affected areas in Kerala is the district of Idukki. The Indian Express's Arun Janardhanan reported on how the floods damaged his hometown and aerial footage reveals the extent of damage. The death toll in the state is now above 300.
Dust storms, floods and thunderstorms along with lightning have killed over one dozen people every single day this year. This kind of weather, particularly across north and east India, has put Uttar Pradesh on top of the list of such deaths.