Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Jan 16, 2015

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Malawi deployed military helicopters and boats Thursday in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100,000 homeless. Vice President Saulos Chilima said the rescue operation had been delayed ...

Jan 2, 2015

Flash floods, mudslides kill at least 39 in Sri Lanka

Flash floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 39 people and more than 1 million have had to flee their homes in the past two weeks, data from the island’s Disaster Management Center showed on Thursday. At least another 20 people ...

Dec 27, 2014

Najib golfs while floods force Malaysians to flee

Malaysia’s worst flooding in decades forced some 118,000 people to flee as Prime Minister Najib Razak came under fire after photos showed him golfing in Hawaii with U.S. President Barack Obama during the storms. At least five people have been killed by the rising ...

Toll in Indonesian landslide rises to 26 dead, 82 missing

Dec 14, 2014

Toll in Indonesian landslide rises to 26 dead, 82 missing

Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the disaster, officials said. At least 26 people have been confirmed dead after ...

Dec 12, 2014

Powerful storm knocks out power, disrupts flights in California

A Pacific storm pummeled drought-parched northern and central California on Thursday with heavy rain and high winds, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights, washing out roads and prompting school closures in the Bay Area. Some 240 departing and incoming ...

Powerful typhoon threatens Philippines

Dec 4, 2014

Powerful typhoon threatens Philippines

Terrified survivors of a supertyphoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year were preparing for a powerful new storm on Wednesday as authorities scrambled to find safe evacuation centers. Typhoon Hagupit was building strength in the Pacific Ocean as it moved toward central ...

Buffalo braces as epic blizzard thaws, rain, floods loom

Nov 24, 2014

Buffalo braces as epic blizzard thaws, rain, floods loom

Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet (2.1 meters) of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the city’s mayor said Sunday. A ban on driving will continue in hard-hit South Buffalo as ...