Showing posts with label natural disasters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label natural disasters. Show all posts

Friday, July 13, 2018

Japan Struggles to Restore Water to Flood-Hit Towns

Japan Struggles to Restore Water to Flood-Hit Towns
Municipal workers in western Japan struggled on Friday to restore water supplies a week after floods caused by a record downpour killed more than 200 people in the worst such disaster in 36 years.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as category 4

Hurricane Harvey
A powerful storm has made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane in what officials have warned could be a "major disaster" for the US state and surrounding areas.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Australians Cling to Roofs as Floodwaters Swamp Towns

Flooding rivers swamped towns along Australia's east coast Friday forcing tens of thousands of people to be evacuated as fast-flowing waters cut roads and destroyed bridges after the remnants of a powerful cyclone swept through the region.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Devastating floods kill scores in Peru. Rains followed a period of severe drought

The death toll from heavy rains in Peru has risen to 67 people, with thousands more forced from their homes since the beginning of year.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Americas region adopts 'historic' disaster risk reduction plan at UN-backed forum in Montreal

Around 50 countries and territories of the Americas at a United Nations-supported conference in Montreal, Canada, agreed a Regional Action Plan today to better protect their citizens from the destruction caused by natural and man-made disasters.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

At least 7 dead and thousands evacuated as Cyclone Verdah lashes southeast India

Government response teams are on a “war footing” as Cyclone Verdah batters southeast India, having already left at least seven people dead and caused 16,000 to be evacuated from their homes.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Downpour, flooding kill 10 in Vietnam

Heavy rain and flooding in central Vietnam over the past few days have killed 10 local people and left one missing, the country's central steering committee on natural disaster prevention and fight said Sunday.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Latin America expresses solidarity with Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Several governments in Latin America have expressed their solidarity with Haiti and have offered humanitarian aid after Hurricane Matthew caused over 800 deaths and significant material losses in the Caribbean nation.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Hundreds dead in Haiti's worst disaster since 2010 earthquake

The death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew climbed on Friday to more than 800, making it the worst natural disaster since a 2010 earthquake claimed roughly 300,000 lives.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Florida governor orders 1.5 mn to evacuate ahead of hurricane

Some 1.5 million people are under evacuation orders in Florida in preparation for mighty Hurricane Matthew to make a direct hit on the state, the governor said Thursday.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

North Korean authorities mobilize population for disaster relief in country’s north

North Korean authorities have called on the population to actively participate in operations on restoring infrastructure in cities that suffered from hurricanes and torrential rains in the north of the country.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

6 Dead, 20,000 rescued in heavy flooding in Louisiana

At least six people have died and 20,000 more have been rescued in heavy flooding caused by torrential rains over the weekend in Louisiana, local authorities reported.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

China's Jiangsu Province : 78 dead, dozens injured in extreme weather

Death toll from extreme weather in east China's Jiangsu Province has climbed to 78, the ministry of civil affairs said. Nearly 500 people were injured, 200 critically.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Southern China: 35 die in severe flooding. High alert for possible El Niño disasters

China would be able to withstand a flood disaster as overwhelming as that in 1998, memories of which have been aroused as rainstorms and floods continued to rage in southern China, experts said.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Key conference on natural disasters management set for May 30 in Switzerland

The prominent international research body on natural disasters, Interpraevent, will hold its 13th congress in Lucerne of Switzerland from May 30 to June 2, the Swiss Federal Government announced on Monday.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Natural disasters since 1900 ‘have cost $7 trillion’

Natural disasters have caused more than $7 trillion (6.2 trillion euros) in economic damage worldwide since 1900, with floods and storms accounting for nearly 60 percent of the total, researchers said April 18.

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