RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

Australian Dust storm hampers fire fighters in Queensland

A MASSIVE dust storm engulfing southern Queensland has led to health concerns, traffic and airport delays, cancelled horse racing and delivered a blow to firefighting efforts. Water-bombing helicopters were temporarily suspended this afternoon as the skies turned dusty orange. Drivers

Sydney Dust Storm – Special Report

Video Report: A strange red dust cloud has blown in to Sydney Australia leaving the city looking like a Martian landscape.

Dust Storms, Earthquakes & Bushfires Hit Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is shrouded in an eerie blanket of dust on September 23, 2009. Sydney’s cars and buildings turned orange as strong winds blew desert dust across the city, snarling commuter and air transport and prompting a warning

Natural disasters displacing millions

Floods, storms, drought and other climate-related natural disasters drove 20 million people from their homes last year, nearly four times as many as were displaced by conflicts, a new U.N. report said on Tuesday. The study tried to quantify for

Huge Hail Hits Buildings Across South Australia

Huge hailstones, lightning, strong winds and heavy rain hit the Eyre Peninsula, west of Adelaide, on Monday morning before moving across the state. State Emergency Services (SES) west coast regional duty officer Tony Stockham said they have been have been

Tornado causes chaos in Cyprus capital

Ten people were hurt when a freak twister hit parts of the capital of Cyprus on Friday, felling trees, closing roads and damaging property, police said. Emergency services fielded scores of calls when the tornado accompanied by strong rain and

Indonesian flash floods kill 38

AT least 38 people have been killed in flash floods in a remote region of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province. The early morning flood hit in the remote coastal district of Mandailing Natal 275km southwest of the provincial capital Medan, government

Flooding and landslides wreak havoc in Brazil

(CNN) — Treacherous storm conditions have plagued southern Brazilian states for nearly a week, causing flooding and landslides and displacing thousands of people, a senior official told CNN Saturday. A power outage affects traffic lights in Brazil’s Sao Paulo area

Nine dead as fierce floods hit Algeria

Eight people were swept away by flash floods and a ninth was killed by lightning as more thunderstorms lashed southwestern Algeria, the civil defence agency told the state news service APS Saturday. Four people drowned at El Bayadh, some 700

Floods Destroy Indian Homes, Crops; 1.7 Million People Affected

Floods in an eastern Indian state destroyed homes, damaged crops and swept away roads this week, forcing authorities to airdrop food to some of the 1.7 million people affected and rescue others by boat. Monsoon rains lashed three districts of

Turks Swept Away In Flash Floods

Video Report: People and cars swept away in flash floods. At least 23 people have been killed and a number of others are missing after flash floods in north-west Turkey.

Nigeria: ‘Floods Render 150,000 Homeless’

Abuja — About one hundred and fifty thousand Nigerians have been displaced by floods due to recent torrential rain-falls and blockages of waterways in the country. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. The Director General of the agency

Heavy Rains, Fierce Floods displace 350,000 in West Africa

Some 350,000 people in West Africa have been affected by serious flooding, the United Nations said Friday, noting that “significant” rainfall has lashed the region this year. “Since June, the rainy season has been more significant, there has been much

BANGLADESH: Hundreds of thousands stranded by fierce floods

DHAKA, 25 August 2009 (IRIN) – Heavy monsoon rains, which arrived much later than normal this year, have stranded hundreds of thousands in southeastern Bangladesh and threatened livelihoods, say local officials. According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC),

Typhoon Morakot killed 650: Taiwan

The death toll from Typhoon Morakot was raised to at least 650 on Sunday after the worst weather disaster to hit Taiwan in half a century. Premier Liu Chao-shiuan said 160 were confirmed killed, with another 490 listed as missing

Heavy Rains and Winds as Hurricane Bill slams into Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX, N.S. – Hurricane Bill has brought a steady downpour to parts of Nova Scotia, along with curious onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of crashing waves, as it continues its path into Atlantic Canada, the Canadian Hurricane Centre said