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Mass evacuations as monster cyclone draws bead on India

World May 3, 2019

Mass evacuations as monster cyclone draws bead on India

Nearly 800,000 people in eastern India have been evacuated ahead of a major cyclone packing winds gusting up to 200 kph (125 mph) and torrential rain, officials said Thursday. The Indian weather service said Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani should make landfall on Friday around ...

Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

World Apr 22, 2019

Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

Flooding in eastern Canada forced the evacuation of 1,200 people while more than 600 troops have been deployed in response, authorities said Sunday. Warming weather over the Easter weekend has brought spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and ...

Torrential rain in Rio de Janeiro leaves 10 dead, floods favela

World Apr 10, 2019

Torrential rain in Rio de Janeiro leaves 10 dead, floods favela

Torrential rain left at least 10 people dead in Rio de Janeiro, officials said Tuesday, as emergency workers rescued people trapped by the downpour and clean-up efforts gathered pace. The unusually heavy rain began Monday evening and continued into Tuesday, triggering widespread flash flooding that ...