With the Hajj pilgrimage now drawing to a close, hajj authorities report that despite some minor logistical challenges, the rollout of the pilgrimage has been incident free over the past five days. By Tuesday, most hujjaj had completed the pelting of the Jamarat and will now return to Makkah to[…]
A stunning video from the Indian state of Karnataka shows an adult crocodile lying on the rooftop of a house submerged under water. The reptile found itself beached on the tiles after the flood receded. Residents of the Belgaum district in Karnataka, one of the regions hardest-hit by the devastating[…]
By Anees Teladia With gale-force winds, low temperatures and considerable rainfall expected by some in the Western Cape this week, the City of Cape Town has issued warnings to residents regarding the possibility of localised flooding and damage to property. Residents are asked to prepare themselves for any eventuality and[…]
Over 3000 homes were flooded and damaged in informal settlements across the peninsula during the heavy rainfall over the past two days. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Operations Centre logged 176 incidents with many reports of flooding, power outages and fallen trees. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Operations[…]
Localised flooding has been reported on the Cape Flats after heavy downpours across the Cape Metropole on Tuesday. Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said many formal and informal settlements where affected, however no emergency evacuations were needed. “Due to last night’s heavy downpours, localised flooding has occurred in informal[…]
The bodies of 17 people have been recovered after flash floods caused by a dam breach in southern Laos, according to an official at the scene. Roof-level flood waters have submerged several villages near the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam, Thai consular official Chana Miencharoen told AFP news agency on Wednesday.[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre has confirmed that the Roads and Stormwater Department has cleared most roadways and unblocked drains in areas that have been affected by Thursdays evening’s gale force winds and heavy downpours. Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell explained that Chapman’s Peak Drive[…]
At least 150 residential properties have been affected in Thursday evening’s rain and gale force winds. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre has confirmed that flooding has impacted residents of Goodwood, Parow, Ravensmead, Belhar and Bellville South. Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell said Roofs of homes[…]
More than 500,000 people have been displaced in East Africa following heavy seasonal rainfall that has resulted in widespread flooding across large parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Somalia the flooding has displaced 470,000 and damaged or destroyed key infrastructure in Belet Wenye, Hiiran, Hirshabelle, Baidoa, Lower Shabelle and[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Flooding and Storms Task Team has identified 29 informal settlements at risk of flooding during the coming winter season. Most of the settlements are located along the N2 freeway and Khayelitsha. While the scourge of drought continues to impact communities, mayoral committee member for safety[…]
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