Tag: flood

Australia’s New South Wales Braces for More Rain After Rough Night

Residents in Sydney’s southwest are under evacuation orders as New South Wales’ southern and central coast areas continue to battle relentless driving rain. Flood warnings were issued for areas south and west of Sydney while residents and businesses in low-lying parts of suburbs including Camden, Wallacia, Liverpool, Georges Hall, Chipping Norton, Lansvale and Moorebank were…


7 Dead, 55 Feared Dead in Massive Eastern Indian Landslide

GUWAHATI, India—At least seven people have died and another 55 are feared to have been killed after a massive landslide in a remote area of the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur, local officials said on Thursday. Rescue workers battled heavy rains and inclement weather to pull out nineteen survivors from the rubble on Thursday morning…


2 Men Missing in Floods in Northwest Turkey

ISTANBUL—Two people were missing after heavy rains and floods hit northwestern Turkey. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Tuesday that one of the missing men is a digger operator who was swept away by floods in Duzce Province and the other is a resident in a village in Kastamonu Province. Heavy rains affecting six provinces, caused…


Schools Replace Confucius Institutes W/ New Programs

Are the Confucius Institutes in the United States truly closed? A report says some of them are back, but under new names. China’s flood season is getting worse. So far, 85 rivers have risen above flood warning levels. More Chinese banks are having difficulty completing customer withdrawals. Some are even limiting how much money can…


Southern China Hit by Severe Rains, Floods as ‘Dragon Boat Water’ Peaks

BEIJING—Vast tracts of southern China were pounded by severe storms, triggering flooding in cities and mudslides in rural areas, as the first bout of summer rains reached the peak of their power. Streets turned to swollen rivers as cars and single-story houses were swept away in at least two counties in Guizhou province in southwestern…


Flood of Atmospheric Rivers in BC Cost $675 Million in Insured Damage: Bureau

November’s floods in British Columbia that swamped homes and farms, swept away roads and bridges and killed five people are now the most costly weather event in provincial history. The Insurance Bureau of Canada made the statement as it released the latest cost estimate of $675 million, and that’s only for damage that was insured….


Rain Continues to Fill Run-Off Swollen Southeast BC Rivers, Raise Flooding Concerns

A small community in the southeast corner of British Columbia is the latest to declare a local state of emergency as heavy rain and a late spring thaw combine to swell rivers across many parts of the province. The District of Sparwood has declared the emergency and posted evacuation alerts for two mobile home parks…


Large Part of Southern BC Under Flood Warnings, Watches as Storm Bears Down

A flood warning has been issued for part of a southeastern British Columbia river and many other waterways in the province are under flood watches as heavy rain has the potential to push surging rivers and streams over their banks. The River Forecast Centre posted the flood warning for the Elk River at Fernie and…


Man Killed in Floods in Turkey’s Capital

ISTANBUL—Heavy rainfall in Turkey’s capital on Saturday led to flooding that killed one person, authorities said. Search and rescue teams located the body of the 27-year-old man, who worked as a bus driver, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Turkey’s interior ministry spokesman said earlier that authorities received a tip that one person was missing in…


High Streamflow Advisory Issued for Rivers Overwhelmed by November’s Flooding in BC

A high streamflow advisory has been issued by the River Forecast Centre for some of the same British Columbia rivers where flooding last November ripped away roads and devastated communities. The centre says snowmelt above the North Thompson River in central B.C. will send a “pulse” of water downstream toward the Fraser River. It says…