RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

Hundreds Dead in Sudan Floods

Sudanese authorities perform maintenance on a section of the highway that has been damaged due to heavy flooding on August 15, 2016, in the impoverished eastern state of Kasala bordering Eritrea.
Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rainfall killed 100 people across Sudan, officials and an AFP photographer said. / AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY

The United Nations says it is facing a shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars for Sudan’s 2016 aid needs as the country battles flooding that has killed more than 100 people since July. Entire villages have been submerged in

Three Dead in Louisiana Floods

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At least three people have died and thousands have been rescued after “historic” flooding swamped the US state of Louisiana. The National Guard and emergency teams have used helicopters to rescue people stranded in their homes or cars. Searches are

Kenya: Bus Swept Away in Floods. 7 Dead.

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Seven people died after a bus they were travelling in was swept away by flash floods at Agolo Muok area on the Sori-Magunga road in Homa Bay County. Six bodies have so far been recovered but an unknown number of

Floods strike Qatar, Saudi Arabia

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Gas-rich Qatar has ordered an investigation after a year’s worth of rain in one day paralysed some of the country’s infrastructure and exposed failings in some construction projects. Heavy rain on the Arabian Peninsula also affected oil giant Saudi Arabia,

Solar Storm Grounds Swedish Air Traffic

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Planes were grounded at some of Sweden’s busiest airports on Wednesday afternoon because of a “solar storm” interfering with air traffic control radar systems, authorities said. No aircraft were allowed to take off from airports in southern and central Sweden

Cyclone Chapala Submerges Yemen

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Cyclones are typhoons are hurricanes—depending on where you are on Earth. But one thing that has been true since people started keeping good records is that cyclones don’t typically hit the Middle East. Last night, that statement flipped to false.

Cyclone Chapala Slams Yemen Thousands Flee

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10 years of rain in 2 days; 22ft high waves; 3 killed on Yemen’s Socotra. A rare tropical cyclone has slammed into Yemen, triggering heavy flooding and causing ‘enormous’ damage, a senior official said Tuesday. Packing winds of more than

Video: Saudi Arabia Hit by Flash Ice Storm

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Saudi Arabia has been hit by unprecedented ice flash floods, as seasonal low pressure brings huge downpours to Iraq and Iran as well. The shocking video shows chunks of ice the size of large ball bearings. Extreme weather conditions have

Two Missing in Texas Floods

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Another round of storms and strong winds was moving east across Texas on Saturday, and two people were missing from earlier flash floods in the Austin area. In the Houston area, an official said a tornado has been reported in

Rare Cyclone To Hit Yemen And Oman

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Cyclone Chapala, a storm gathering in the Arabian Sea, is heading for Yemen and Oman and may cause floods, landslides and infrastructure damage in countries that are ill-prepared for such weather, the U.N. climate agency said on Friday. The tropical

Thousands Homeless in Somalia Floods

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NAIROBI, KENYA— Flash floods in Somalia have destroyed thousands of makeshift homes, as well as latrines and shallow wells, the United Nations said, predicting that up to 900,000 people could be hit by the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in

Egypt: Seven Dead in Alexandria Floods

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In a sudden and swift change of weather across Egypt, the coastal city of Alexandria has been suffering from continuously pouring rain and hail since Saturday night, leaving the city streets drastically flooded. The condition, however, escalated quickly, causing more