RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

8 People Killed In Assam Floods

The flood situation in Assam worsened on Friday following incessant rainfall in the upper catchment areas of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh, affecting more than three lakh people in 13 districts and hit road communication in several places. The water level

4 Dead 700 Displaced By Typhoon Goni

MANILA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — At least four people died on Friday and more than 700 people have been displaced due to typhoon Goni (local name Ineng), police and civil defense officials said. Two of the fatalities were burred by

Alaska landslide: Ground Slows Body Recovery

Crews searching for the body of the last man believed buried Tuesday by a landslide in a coastal Alaska town sifted log-by-log through a debris field, careful not to trigger any more movement of the mass of unstable, tree-tangled muck.

Flooded Fiji Like A War Zone

People in flood-ravaged Fiji have begun returning home after spending several days in evacuation centres. The death toll from the floods has risen to five after some of the worst flooding the country has seen in decades. Officials in Fiji

At Least Six Dead In Fiji Floods

A family of four has died under a landslide in Fiji, as forecasters predict lingering torrential rain in the flood-battered region. Police told FBC News a 35-year-old father, 30-year-old mother and their two daughters, aged three and one, were buried

Storm Irina Killed 72 In Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – At least 72 people were killed when the tropical storm Irina hit northern Madagascar in late February, causing floods and landslides, authorities said on Thursday. Three people were also reported missing and some 77,911 displaced, said the

Sydney Lashed By Rain Storm

Sydney was thrown into chaos Thursday after the city’s heaviest rainfall in five years sparked widespread flash flooding and forced the closure of railway lines and dozens of roads. Large tracts of Australia’s most populous state New South Wales are

300 sq km Water Floods Towns

Australia: A MASSIVE 300sq km span of water is travelling west in the Riverina leaving towns under water in its wake as the NSW floods continue. The entire town of Yenda is under shallow water as the water travels overland

1000’s Spiders Dodge Aussie Floods

WAGGA WAGGA, Australia (Reuters) – Thousands of spiders have cast eerie webs over vast areas of flood-hit Australia after being forced to seek shelter by the rising waters. Experts said the spiders may be spinning the sticky webs to help

Floodwaters Peak In Wagga

Video Report: Flood levels around the New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga have begun falling, but residents have been told they still cannot go home.

Dozens Dead In Afghan Avalanche

An avalanche has buried a village in north-eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 37 people and leaving dozens more trapped under the snow, officials said. The avalanche slammed into the village in the Shekay district of mountainous Badakhshan province late on

Temp To Plummet To -13C In Britain

Parts of the UK will see temperatures dive to -13C on Wednesday night as two weather fronts create a “battleground” over Britain, the Met Office has warned. Though there has been limited snowfall across the country since last week, freezing

Snow Cuts Off Hundreds Of Villages

Heavy snowfall across eastern Europe cut off hundreds of villages on Tuesday and rescue teams struggled to evacuate people in southern Bulgaria where rain and melting snow had caused a dam wall to break, flooding an entire village. A river

30 More Deaths In Europe Freeze

More than 30 more deaths have been reported as a result of the bitterly freezing weather that has swept across Europe. A dam wall broke and flooded an entire village in southern Bulgaria when snow melted rapidly as a result

Cold Kills 33 More In Europe

Europe’s bitterly cold weather killed another 33 people on Monday and melting snow caused a dam wall to break and flood an entire village in Bulgaria. Gas supplies to the European Union from Russia improved at the weekend but have

Hundreds Shelter From Floods

Hundreds of anxious residents from St George in southern inland Queensland are being housed in Dalby on the state’s Western Downs until the worst of the floods are over. About 350 St George residents, many of them children, are at