RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

30 Dead In European Freeze

A cold snap that killed 30 people in Ukraine over the past five days spread Tuesday to swathes of eastern and central Europe with record lows in Bulgaria and heavy snow in Switzerland and parts of Italy. Emergency services in

Families Flee As Flood Isolates Town

Two families have been evacuated from a town cut off by the swollen Moonie River in the western Darling Downs. Western Downs Regional Mayor Ray Brown says the families were voluntarily evacuated from Flinton earlier today. He says flooding in

200,000 Homes Fear Flood Insurance

Around 200,000 homes at a high risk of flooding could be priced out of insurance when a Government guarantee runs out in 2013, it has been warned. MPs from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have raised concerns over whether there

Bali Hit By Hoax Storm

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNBP) dismissed circulating rumors that a cyclone struck Bali and caused hundreds of fatalities ­— rumors circulated through the blogosphere on Friday and Saturday. “We have checked our Bali office and there is no such

Floods Isolate Thousands In NSW

Video Report:Thousands of residents remain isolated by floodwaters along the New South Wales north coast as the threat moves inland.About 2,000 residents are already isolated by floodwaters on the mid and far north coast and a flood watch has now

Escape The Drought – Join The Flood

LONDON, Jan 26 (AlertNet) – Picture this: a terrible drought forces you to abandon your meagre plot of farmland, so you migrate to a city where the jobs are, only to end up living in a slum regularly submerged by

Brits Warned Of Flash Floods

Flooding will be Britain’s biggest climate risk with almost five million people to be affected over the next 100 years, a report has revealed. Heavier rainfall predicted in a warmer atmosphere will cause more floods, worsening damage and disruption to

NSW Residents Flee Rising Rivers

About 4,200 people have been evacuated from their homes on the New South Wales far north coast, after the same weather system that drenched Queensland moved south. Ten flood warnings are in place for rivers in the state’s north-east, where

Tornado Threats In Texas Storm

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Thunderstorms pounded San Antonio, Austin and Dallas on Wednesday morning and moved into Houston, bringing the parched Lone Star State drenching rains and destructive winds that knocked out power, flooded streets and kept emergency workers busy

Hundreds Evacuated In Fiji Floods

WELLINGTON — Two farmers were killed and more than 700 people evacuated as torrential rain flooded large parts of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu, officials said Tuesday. Roads to the western part of the island were cut after days of

Queensland Hit By Flash Floods

Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) says torrential rain that has caused chaos around the state’s south-east on Tuesday is only going to get heavier. Hundreds of millimetres of rain has been dumped across the Gold and Sunshine coasts and Brisbane, bringing

Skiers Trapped By Freak Snowfall

.Hundreds of British holidaymakers have been trapped in the Austrian alpine village of Ischgl after a freak snowfall. The resort is shut off after 18ft (5.4m) of snow fell in just a few days – almost as much as during

Alaskan Town Blitzed By Snowstorm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska community blitzed by nearly 15 feet of snow was hit by another storm Tuesday and a new problem — a shortage of shovels. A spokesman for the city of Cordova said officials had tried

Tanzania Drought Turns To Floods

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AlertNet) – Pius Yanda, one of the authors of a recent report on extreme weather by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), has a knowledge of his subject that goes beyond the academic. Yanda, a

Philippines Appeal For Flood Aid

The United Nations is calling for about $28 million in funding to help those affected by last weekend’s devastating tropical storm in the southern Philippines. The UN has likened the scene in the region after tropical storm Washi to the

Philippine Death Toll Hits 1,000

More than a thousand people are dead or missing after flash floods that ravaged the southern Philippines, the government said Tuesday as cities prepared for mass burials. Some 957 people have been killed and 49 others are missing after tropical