INTERNATIONAL The death toll from last month’s devastating floods in central China has risen to 302 with dozens of people still missing, according to officials, tripling the number of fatalities reported last week. Zhengzhou, the state capital of Henan province, was hardest hit with 292 people dead and 47 missing,[…]
The City of Cape Town says it has conducted more than 200 onsite assessments of flood-affected informal dwellings so far. Thousands of residents were affected by the heavy rainfall last week. The City is now continuing with mopping up operations in various areas, including Mfuleni, Kraaifontein and Khayelitsha. Mayoral Committee[…]
At least 76 people have died and dozens more were missing after Cyclone Seroja hit Indonesia and East Timor, triggering flash floods and landslides that uprooted trees, blocked roads and turned small communities into wastelands of mud. Indonesia’s BNPB disaster agency, in a statement on Monday, said at least 55[…]
Deyr seasonal rains, which hit Somalia between October and December, have seriously affected the lives of roughly 73,000 people, a UN agency said Wednesday, Anadolu reports. “Among those affected are more than 53,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and members of the host community in Baidoa town in South West State,[…]
Floodwaters in Sudan have reached the highest levels on record, killing dozens of people, destroying thousands of homes and encroaching on some neighbourhoods of the capital Khartoum. The flooding comes despite Ethiopia starting to fill the reservoir behind a giant new dam upstream on the Blue Nile in July. The Grand[…]
At least 30 people have died, and 12 remain missing after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country’s longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Sunday. Close to 6,000 people had also been evacuated as of Sunday, according to the country’s[…]
Around 100 Mamelodi residents, who were displaced by floods in December, have demanded that Gauteng Premier David Makhura consider them during his State of the Province Address (SOPA), as they wait to be relocated. Protesting outside of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa ahead of SOPA on Tuesday,[…]
Tens of thousands of Indonesians were still unable to return to their waterlogged homes Saturday after flooding hit the Jakarta capital region, killing at least 53 people, authorities said. More than 170,000 people took refuge in shelters across the massive urban conglomeration – home to some 30 million – after whole neighbourhoods[…]
CLICK HERE TO WATCH Five days of torrential downpour in India have left at least 148 people dead, as record monsoon rains create the worst flooding conditions the country has seen in decades. The bulk of the fatalities were reported in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where 111 are[…]
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[…]
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