RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

Pakistan flood damage $9.5 billion

KARACHI (Reuters) – Pakistan’s recent floods inflicted $9.5 billion in damage to property, crops and infrastructure, according to an Asian Development Bank and World Bank assessment, Finance Ministry officials said on Wednesday. Aside from trying to cope with that direct

Hurricane Paula Threatens Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico – Hurricane Paula headed for a near pass along the southern coast of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday, and then was expected to move toward the western end of Cuba. The Category 2 storm, with maximum sustained

Floods inundate northeast India

Video Report: Days of incessant rains in India’s northeastern Manipur state causes flooding that damages crops and severely impacts normal life. Please follow and like us:

Flood proof road torn up by Flood

A $5 million Brisbane road which was recently upgraded to prevent flooding has been destroyed by the recent heavy rainfall which has flooded waterways, roads and homes. Residents at Brookfield in the city’s west had warned that the Rafting Ground

Hurricane Paula heads for Mexico

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Paula, the 16th named storm of the busy 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, formed on Monday near Honduras and is expected to blow into a hurricane by Tuesday as it nears Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, the National Hurricane

Sliding Toward Climate Catastrophe


The Russian heat wave, Pakistan floods, and the breaking up of the Greenland ice-sheet — are these indications that things are getting worse faster than previously imagined? Asks Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed. The coincidence and severity of such natural disasters as

Whirlpool Sinks Ferry, 36 Dead


NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) — Thirty-six people drowned and at least 25 people are still missing after an overcrowded boat sank pn the Ganga river in the northwestern region of India on Sunday evening, local authorities said on Monday.

Flash Floods hit Brisbane

Video Report: South-east Queensland has been lashed by torrential rains and strong winds, causing flooding to parts of Brisbane. Please follow and like us:

Indonesia flood toll rises to 148

JAKARTA, Sunday 10 October 2010 (AFP) – The death toll from flash floods that struck a remote region of eastern Indonesia last week climbed to at least 148 Sunday, with more than a hundred people still missing, an official said.

Vietnam flood death toll reaches 64

HANOI (AFP) – The death toll from flooding in central Vietnam jumped further on Sunday, with 64 people listed as killed and 19 missing more than a week after heavy rains struck the area. Hardest-hit Quang Binh province reported 44

500,000 Homeless in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) – Nearly half a million Bangladeshis were homeless on Saturday after three days of storms which killed at least 15 people and left 50 missing, officials and local media said on Saturday. Two hundred fishermen were originally reported

1,000 villages flooded in China

More than 1,000 villages on China’s Hainan Island have been hit by flooding following the heaviest rains for decades, the official Xinhua news agency reported. More than 210,000 people had been evacuated by late Thursday, Xinhua said, with more downpours