Indonesia floods: 26 dead, 19 missing
Sep22

Indonesia floods: 26 dead, 19 missing

The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said today, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing. Aid has begun pouring into Garut in the west of Indonesia’s main island of Java, where 23 people died and 18 remain missing after torrential rain and fast-rising floods swept through the region, the national disaster agency said. Receding flood waters revealed scenes of destruction,...

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Floods, landslides wreak havoc on Mexico’s Acapulco resort
Sep05

Floods, landslides wreak havoc on Mexico’s Acapulco resort

Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have damaged or affected some 70 homes and schools and trapped around 200 people in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco, authorities said Sunday. Torrential rains which began Saturday morning caused 33 rock and landslides on interstate highways and the Ayutla-Cruz Grande federal highway, Guerrero state authorities said. The downpour also caused a road to collapse in central...

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Louisianans spurn government and crowdsource aid in wake of floods
Sep03

Louisianans spurn government and crowdsource aid in wake of floods

The flooded people of southern Louisiana are losing a race against mold, hunger and homelessness, driving an already insular region into deeper mistrust of the federal government and other outside agencies. The flood in mid-August was one of the first natural disasters of its scale in the US to unfold in the fully connected world of social media, and many residents are finding that the response of the Red Cross and federal groups has...

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Flash floods kill scores in Nepal, India
Jul28

Flash floods kill scores in Nepal, India

Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 68 people in Nepal in the past three days and another 15 are missing, local authorities said on Thursday (July 28). Rescue teams of soldiers and police personnel used rubber boats and helicopters to rescue people from rooftops and trees, Yadav Koirala, spokesman for Nepal’s home ministry, said. Some waded through waist-deep water with women and children, police said. In the...

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Heavy floods in China
Jul22

Heavy floods in China

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