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12 Nov
Severe flash flooding caused by heavy rains following unseasonably warm weather has hit much of Bosnia. Power was knocked out in the capital, and a key oxygen facility for COVID-19 patients had to be evacuated.
19 Oct
Heavy rains have triggered flooding and landslides that swept through towns in the Indian state of Kerala. The National Disaster Response Force and the Indian army have been deployed to assist with rescue efforts.
16 Oct
A portion of the US border wall that was damaged after severe flooding in August following monsoon rains on the US-Mexico border appears to be rotting away according to footage captured near the town of Douglas, Arizona on Tuesday. The monsoon rains had reportedly blown the floodgates off their hinges where now they hang rotting away. The Biden administration has begun cancelling the border wall project in Texas, a main focal point of former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
9 Oct
Climate change has led to a dramatic increase in droughts and floods around the world over the past 20 years, says the secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, presenting a report on the evolution of water issues related to climate.
4 Oct
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13 Aug
Heavy rain and flooding in provinces along North Korea's east coat have inundated wide swathes of farmland as the impoverished country organizes relief efforts.
31 Jul
Parts of Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Belgium, were particularly hard-hit by the new floods. The town of Dinant saw considerable damage, with cars having been swept away by the waters.
26 Jul
Authorities rescue people in in western India where at least thirty-six people died in landslides caused by heavy monsoon downpours. Dozens more are feared trapped. Three landslides hit Raigad district -- south of Mumbai -- according to a local official, as uninterrupted rain left thousands stranded in Maharashtra state.
25 Jul
On a visit to a town devastated by deadly flooding, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls the disaster "frightening" while praising peoples' solidarity in the face of tragedy.
19 Jul
In Grez-Doiceau, east of Brussels, residents are surveying the damage as the flood waters begin to recede. Floods in Belgium, mainly in the east and south of the country, have left at least 15 people dead.
12 Jul
Over one hundred houses have been submerged by an early downpour in Taraba State However, about 40 people who couldn't swim were rescued today during early morning downpour. Also, property worth several millions of Naira were destroyed by the disaster.
1 Jul
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