Cape residents urged to remain cautious

Western Cape authorities will be looking to start mop-up operations on Thursday as a deadly storm peters out and heads inland. Eight people lost their lives in the storm that wreaked havoc across the province. The South African Weather Service is warning that heavy rainfall, strong winds and rough seas[…]

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CT prepares for mudslides, flash floods, gale force winds

The City of Cape Town is bracing for a massive storm and plans to have its disaster operation centre in Goodwood on full alert from Tuesday evening to co-ordinate any emergency responses. An anticipated cold front, making landfall on Tuesday evening, could possibly lead to flash flooding in several low-lying[…]

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Snow, floods and now a tornado

Roofs were uprooted, vehicles damaged and more than 200 people were treated for injuries after a tornado lashed parts of Ekurhuleni on Tuesday following a severe-weather warning. Many people sustained minor injuries, and rescue teams worked into the night to ensure that no one was left trapped beneath the storm[…]

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More than 100,000 flee floods in Japan

Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods on Friday that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes. Helicopters hovering over swirling, muddy waters rescued many people from the roofs of their homes. Seven people were missing and at least 17 were[…]

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GOTG prepares Malawi aid

Relief NGO Gift of the Givers (GOTG) has begun preparing their first batch of humanitarian supplies for Malawian citizens affected by the worst flood recorded in history. Torrential rains have hit most parts of the country and claimed the lives of 200 people. Over 200 000 residents have been left[…]

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Muslim NGOS assist in Malawi

Malawians now face the possibility of food shortages as thousands of hectares of land and crops has been submerged in water, due to torrential rains continually lashing the country and reports of a new cyclone set to make landfall soon. 200 people have died in the floods, with 200 000[…]

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Thousands evacuate flood-hit Gaza Strip

Rescue teams were working Saturday to help thousands of Palestinians evacuated from their homes after heavy flooding hit the Gaza Strip this week. The United Nations has declared a state of emergency in the war-torn coastal enclave following torrential rains. Among those affected were families who had lost their homes[…]

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UN declares Gaza City emergency for floods

A United Nations agency declared a state of “emergency” in Gaza City on Thursday, after two days of heavy rains and flooding in the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave. “Hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have evacuated their homes,” the UN agency for Palestinian refugees[…]

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