Floods continue to swamp central Malaysia
08 January 2021 | 2:45 pm
Floods continue to swamp many parts of central Malaysia on Friday, after deep waters caused by heavy rains displaced nearly 50,000 people and killed at least four people. Flooding hits the country's east coast during the rainy season annually and regularly results in mass evacuations, but people in some areas say this year's are the worst in decades.
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Incessant rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida triggered flash floods that have killed scores in four northeastern states in the US. A state of emergency has been declared in New York and New Jersey.
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At least 17 patients died after floods swept through a hospital in central Mexico, disrupting the power supply and oxygen therapy, authorities said Tuesday. The facility in the town of Tula in Hidalgo state was inundated after a river overflowed following heavy rain, the government said on Twitter.
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A helicopter was dispatched to rescue people from a hospital in central Mexico, where at least 17 patients have died after floods swept through, causing power outages and disrupting oxygen therapy.
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"We were all caught off guard," says Jesus Olguin, who came to inspect the damage floods caused to his small jewelry store in Tula, central Mexico. About 39,000 residents have been affected and 14 died people at a hospital after flooding disrupted the power supply and life-sustaining oxygen treatment.
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Strong winds and heavy rains lash the town of Matagorda as Hurricane Nicholas slams into the Texas coast, as meteorologists warn of life-threatening flooding. The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour, and is expected to dump up to 18 inches (around 460 millimeters) of rain in the Houston area, according to weather officials.
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Italy's northwestern Liguria region is hit by flooding and mudslides after heavy rain causes several rivers and streams to break their banks. The Letimbro river running through the coastal city of Savona turns into a torrent with muddy water and debris rapidly sweeping downstream.
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Rescue operations are underway during floods in northern India's Uttarakhand, where officials say 46 have died and 11 are missing. IMAGES
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Images show partially submerged houses, evacuated residents, and a flooded airport in Nepal where 31 people were reported dead after days of heavy rains across the country. Swelling rivers flooded homes in several districts, damaging roads and bridges and reportedly destroying crops. Landslides are a regular danger in the Himalayan region, but experts say they are becoming more common as rains become increasingly erratic and glaciers melt.
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Nepal floods and landslides kill at least 77
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Flash floods engulfing cities and washing away entire communities are yet another reminder of the climate crisis. But are we bound to live with the ever-present danger of deadly downpours? And how can cities prepare for the next big disaster? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
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