Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Aug 26, 2015

Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Heavy rain in North Korea killed 40 people, stranded thousands in flash floods and caused “massive” damage on the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said and North Korean media said. More than 11,000 people were forced from their homes or otherwise ...

Typhoon kills four in Taiwan, heads to China

Aug 8, 2015

Typhoon kills four in Taiwan, heads to China

Typhoon Soudelor battered Taiwan with fierce winds and rain Saturday, leaving four people dead and a trail of devastation before heading for mainland China. After making landfall on the east coast early in the morning, it swept across central Taiwan, ripping up trees, snapping ...

Aug 3, 2015

Rescuers struggle to reach flood-hit areas in Myanmar

A death toll of at least 27 from flooding across Myanmar was expected to rise as rescue workers struggled on Monday to reach some of the hardest-hit and most remote inundated areas, officials said. More than 160,000 people have been affected by severe flooding ...

Dec 28, 2014

Floods, mudslides in Sri Lanka leave 24 dead, eight missing

Twenty-four people have been killed and eight others are missing due to floods and mudslides caused by incessant rain in Sri Lanka over the past week, officials said Sunday. About 106,000 people have lost their homes or evacuated to safer locations, the Disaster Management ...

Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

Nov 25, 2014

Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area’s historic snowfall eased Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines. Forecasters, meanwhile, defended the National Weather Service following criticism from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who ...

Sep 17, 2014

Dutch unveil big plan to fight rising tides

The Netherlands on Tuesday unveiled a multi-billion-euro, multi-decade plan to counter the biggest environmental threat to the low-lying European nation: surging seawater caused by global climate change. The project, expected to span 30 years and cost €20 billion ($25 billion), will see new sea ...