RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

Floods kill at least 6 in Eastern Europe

WARSAW, Poland – Flooding caused by heavy rains has killed at least seven people in Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, officials said Saturday. Lenka Moravcova, a spokeswoman for a rescue service in the northern Czech Republic, said three men

Floods kill 132 in Kashmir, hundreds missing

LEH, India (AFP) – Rescuers waded through mud to seek survivors Saturday after floods caused by freak rains killed more than 130 people and left hundreds missing in a part of Indian Kashmir popular for adventure sports. Nearly 300 people

Pakistan appeals for help over ‘worst floods of its history’

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has appealled for immediate international help as the country battles the “worst floods of its history”. “I would ask international community to support and help Pakistan alleviate sufferings of flood-affected people,” Gilani said in

Pakistan storms ground relief choppers

SUKKUR, Pakistan – Stormy weather grounded helicopters carrying emergency supplies to Pakistan’s flood-ravaged northwest Friday as the worst monsoon rains in decades brought more destruction to a nation already reeling from Islamist violence. U.S. military personnel waiting to fly Chinooks

Pakistan floods hit four million – Huge evacuation under way

KARACHI (AFP) – Pakistan began evacuating half a million people from flood-risk areas in the south on Thursday as the overall number hit by the country’s worst floods in living memory rose to more than four million. The United Nations

Pakistan flood refugees speak out

Video Report: As many thousands of refugees set up make shift camps, there is a call for aid and tents as there is little or no shelter from further forecast rains Please follow and like us:

Reservoirs in China collapse

BEIJING – Heavy rains hindered efforts by workers to repair reservoirs and place sandbags along breached riverbanks Wednesday as the death toll from China’s worst flooding in a decade climbed above 1,000. Thousands of workers rushed to repair 51 small

Pakistan floods hit heartlands

KOT ADDU, Pakistan – Floodwaters surged into Pakistan’s heartland and swallowed dozens of villages Tuesday, adding to a week of destruction that has already ravaged the mountainous northwest and killed 1,500 people. The rush of muddy water over river banks

Pakistan: Three million affected by floods. UNICEF

The worst floods in memory in Pakistan have affected more than 3 million people so far and the death toll has climbed over 1,500, a spokesman for the U.N. Children’s Fund said on Tuesday. Abdul Sami Malik said 1.3 million

Pakistan 2.5 million affected, 1,500 killed

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Fears were growing Monday about outbreaks of disease among 2.5 million people affected by Pakistan’s worst floods in 80 years after monsoon rains killed up to 1,500 people in the northwest. Unprecedented rains triggered floods and