Rain-triggered floods and mudslides in India’s northeast have killed over a dozen people and displaced more than a million from their homes, with officials warning the situation could worsen in the coming days. Heavy monsoon rains in Assam state killed at least 10 people in the past 72 hours, state[…]
Around 700 informal structures across the Cape Peninsula have been affected by the heavy rainfall that the Mother City is experiencing. Flooding has also been reported in a number of areas in Cape Town as a result of the heavy downpours. So… the rain has arrived in Cape Town. Nice[…]
The premier of KwaZulu Natal (KZN), Willies Mchunu, has declared Thursday, 2 May, a provincial day of mourning for those that lost their lives during the recent KZN floods. As reported by SABC News, Mchunu confirmed that the official death toll has not changed from its previous total of 70. He also[…]
Acting KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala says the provincial government will soon make an announcement regarding the funerals of the 67 victims of the floods in the province. He says rescuers are still trying to recover bodies. The province, where most of the deaths occurred after downpours led to flooding and mudslides, has heavy rain[…]
The death toll in KwaZulu-Natal as a result of heavy rains and flooding this week has risen to 70, acting Premier Sihle Zikalala announced on Thursday morning. At a media briefing on Thursday, Zikalala began by thanking government, communities and all those who have offered support in the aftermath of[…]
Relief aid organisations are rushing to assist the victims of a devastating flood in Kwa Zulu Natal, which has so far claimed the lives of 23 people. Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in the eThekwini municipality, with many homes, buildings and landmarks damaged by the force of the water. The[…]
At least 18 people, mostly children, were killed when torrential rains swept away a bus carrying students and teachers touring near the Dead Sea, according to sources in the country’s civil defence directorate. Most of the dead are reported to be schoolchildren under the age of 14. Officials said the[…]
Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence’s historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas on Tuesday, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and repair efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home. Though slow-moving Florence has moved into the U.S. northeast, allowing glimpses of sunlight in the waterlogged state, at least 16[…]
More than 800,000 people have been displaced in Kerala, as the death toll from the worst flooding to hit the southern Indian state jumped to at least 370, with losses to infrastructure pegged at almost $3bn. As the rains subsided on Sunday, relief efforts focused on rescuing those marooned in[…]
KwaZulu-Natal has been declared a disaster area by Premier Willies Mchunu after a “mega-storm” caused devastation in parts of the province on Tuesday. As many as eleven people are confirmed to have died and many more are missing with search and rescue operations continuing on Thursday. More than 133 schools[…]
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