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Sep

12
2014

Almost 500 dead, thousands homeless in Asia floods

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Usatoday.com reports that...

The Pakistani military stepped up rescue efforts as floods wreaked havoc in more districts of the country’s eastern Punjab province on Friday, affecting 1.9 million people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

In neighboring India-controlled parts of Kashmir, meanwhile, flood waters started receding but triggered concerns about the possible spread of disease in devastated areas.

The severe monsoon floods, which began Sept. 3 in divided Kashmir, have so far killed 274 people in Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, while 200 have died in the India-controlled part of the disputed Himalayan region.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Sep

08
2014

J&K floods: Worst flood in 60 years claims 150 lives in Modi calls it a national disaster, IAF intensifies relief operations | The Indian Express

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Indianexpress.com reports that...

Even as it finally stopped raining on Sunday, after five days of continuous downpour, reports of more deaths and destruction poured in from across the state. More than 150 people are reported to have died in the last six days, while thousands are stranded.

Read more at indianexpress.com


Sep

06
2014

Pakistan: Death toll from floods reaches 110

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Cnn.com reports that...

Pakistani flash floods have killed 110 people and left nearly 150 others injured in recent days, authorities said Saturday.

The flooding, caused by monsoon rains, has also destroyed 650 homes, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s office said in a statement.

Read more at www.cnn.com


Sep

03
2014

Guatemala battles devastating drought

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Aljazeera.com reports that...

Central America is suffering from one of its worst droughts in decades.

A prolonged heat wave brought on by the El Niño weather cycle has killed thousands of cattle, and dried up crops across the region.

In Guatemala, the government has declared a state of emergency, as many families in rural areas are facing food shortages.

Al Jazeera’s David Mercer reports from San Jose Calderas, in Guatemala’s west.

Read more at www.aljazeera.com


Sep

02
2014

Flood hits the Balkans and China

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Bbc.com reports that...

Flash floods rip through parts of China while Dubrovnik sees a month’s worth of rain in one day. Susan Powell has more.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Aug

25
2014

Monsoon floods hit north India, 1,500 villages under water | World | News | Toro

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Torontosun.com reports that...

Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Himalayas have inundated nearly 1,500 villages in northern India, killing at least 28 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said on Sunday.

Read more at www.torontosun.com


Aug

25
2014

Flooding in Bangladesh Leaves Nearly Half a Million People Homeless – WSJ

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Online.wsj.com reports that...

DHAKA, Bangladesh—Floodwaters pouring through villages in northern Bangladesh have left nearly half a million people homeless, washed away roads and damaged crops.

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Aug

25
2014

South Korea Floods, Landslides Leave at Least One Person Dead

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Heavy rain lashed the southeast of South Korea, flooding a school in Busan and triggering landslides that demolished a senior citizens’ center. At least one person died when a bus was washed away, Yonhap News said.

Read more at bloomberg.com

 


Aug

25
2014

Flood situation still grim, B’putra, tributaries swelling

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com reports that...

Flood situation in the state continued to remain grim with water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries swelling, inundating several villages on Sunday. The situation in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts has worsened.

According to reports, over 3.51 lakh people of 772 villages in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Jorhat have been hit by floods. In Dibrugarh, over 23,000 people of 35 villagers have been affected. About 3177.5 hectares of farm land has been submerged, while there was no road communication in several places of the district.

Dhemaji is the worst-affected district in the state with about 2.25 lakh people marooned in 566 villages. The Brahmaputra and its tributary Jiadhol were showing rising trends on Sundaymorning.

Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com


Aug

25
2014

Japan Landslides: Death Toll Rises to 54 in Hiroshima Prefecture

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Online.wsj.com reports that...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima, western Japan on Monday, where rescue efforts continue for those missing after torrential rain sent floods of water and mud through hillside neighborhoods killing at least 54 people.

His visit comes five days after a series of powerful landslides crushed dozens of homes in Hiroshima city, forcing more than 1,600 people to seek refuge in emergency shelters. Police said 28 people remain missing after the disaster, considered the largest and most deadly of its kind in recent years.

Read more at online.wsj.com