RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

Climate Change Sends Hail Storm To Samoa

Samoa has been hit by a hail storm so rare that it was believed to be a hoax by many of the island’s inhabitants. The tropical nation of Samoa lies in the Pacific Ocean, where the average temperature at this

Thousands Evacuated As Typhoon Hits Taiwan

Typhoon Malakas caused widespread disruption across Taiwan as it gave a glancing blow to the island. But the worst of the weather remained offshore as the eye of the storm passed about 130km to the east of Taipei. As Malakas

Eight Dead As Typhoon Hits Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — At least eight people have been reported dead after a powerful typhoon lashed much of southeastern China and Taiwan. China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs on Friday updated the number of deaths to seven as a result of

South Australia And Victoria Hit By Floods

DAZED and confused, this soggy koala had just been rescued from the middle of the road. While the worst seems to be over for flood-hit South Australia, yesterday saw the state battered by heavy rain and wild weather — and

Typhoon Prompts Wind, Slide and Flood Warnings In Nagasaki

Typhoon Namtheun made landfall in the city of Nagasaki early Monday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of strong winds, heavy rain, mudslides and flooding, especially along river valleys. After making landfall shortly after 1 a.m., the typhoon moved over

1,600 Stranded, 17 Missing In Japan After Typhoon

MORIOKA — About 1,600 people are stranded and 17 are unaccounted for in the northeastern prefecture of Iwate Thursday after Typhoon Lionrock battered the area Tuesday. Local authorities said that some 1,600 people in eight municipalities are stranded. The municipalities

Typhoon Lionrock Crashes Into Japan’s Tsunami Hit Coastline

A typhoon has slammed into northern Japan, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami. Typhoon Lionrock made landfall near the city of Ofunato, about 480 kilometres north east of Tokyo. It is the first

Freak Lightning Storm Kills 323 Reindeer In Norway

A freak lightning storm has killed 323 reindeer in a remote mountainous area of Norway, officials said on Monday. Dead animals were found lying on top of each other, many with their antlers entangled, after the thunderstorm on the Hardanger

Floods Stop Funerals In India Holy City

Floods in India’s holy city of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh have forced a halt to cremations along the banks of the river Ganges. Officials say some people have carried out cremations on the terrace roofs of

Flash Floods Hit San Bernardino County

A and of thunderstorms and heavy rains in eastern San Bernardino County led to powerful flash flooding Monday evening that washed vehicles off the roadway. The storm system extended into western Arizona and southern Nevada, including northern Las Vegas, flooding

India Floods Displace Thousands

Central Madhya Pradesh state has suffered the highest death toll with at least 17 people killed in flood-related incidents, officials said. And in eastern Bihar state, at least 15,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after a “flood-like situation”

Louisiana: 13 Dead 40,000 Homes Damaged

Days of heavy rain have caused historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana, bringing as much as 31in (79cm) across a third of the state. The downpour continued for more than 72 hours, leading to widespread and dramatic flooding

Hundreds Dead in Sudan Floods

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

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.

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

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,