Afghanistan flash floods kill more than 300

More than 300 people were killed in flash floods that ripped through multiple provinces in Afghanistan, the UN’s World Food Programme said, as authorities declared a state of emergency and rushed to rescue the injured. Many people remained missing after heavy rains on Friday sent roaring rivers of water and mud crashing through villages and across… Continue reading Afghanistan flash floods kill more than 300

Floods in Kenya leave 267 dead, 281,000 displaced

At least 267 people have been killed by flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains in Kenya since mid-March, Xinhua reported citing the government said on Friday. According to the Ministry of Interior and National Administration, 188 people have been injured and 75 are missing. In addition, 281,835 people have been displaced, and 380,573 have… Continue reading Floods in Kenya leave 267 dead, 281,000 displaced

At least 100 killed as storms lash Pakistan and Afghanistan

Lightning and heavy rains have killed hundreds of people across Pakistan and Afghanistan. At least 50 people have died in Pakistan in storms that have been lashing the country, officials said on Tuesday, as they urged emergency services to remain on high alert. Authorities in Afghanistan also reported a death toll of 50 the same… Continue reading At least 100 killed as storms lash Pakistan and Afghanistan

Floods across Gulf region kill 20 in huge downpour

The death toll from severe flooding that hit the United Arab Emirates, Omanand other Gulf countries rose to almost 20 on Tuesday, with homes and businesses across the Gulf damaged by the heavy rains, and flights delayed or cancelled.  In Al Ain, an Emirati oasis city on the border with Oman, 254mm of rain was recorded in… Continue reading Floods across Gulf region kill 20 in huge downpour

Chile forest fires February 2024

Hundreds of people are missing as wildfires continue to raze homes in Chile’s Valparaíso region.
More than 120 people have been killed in the fires, which have burned down thousands of homes.
President Gabriel Boric said the blaze was “the worst catastrophe to hit the country since the earthquake of 27 February 2010”, in which more than 500 people died. (BBC News)

Libya floods September 2023

Following Storm Daniel and the collapse of two dams in Derna, 10,000 people have been declared missing by official aid agencies such as the Libyan Red Crescent, but a new, ominous higher estimate of 20,000 deaths came from the director of Al-Bayda Medical Center, Abdul Rahim Maziq. Corpses still litter the street, and drinkable water… Continue reading Libya floods September 2023

Canada wild fires 2023

There have been 5,738 wild fires in Canada so far this year, which have burned 13.7 million hectares (33.9 million acres). At least four firefighters have died in Canada. The previous record wildfire season was in 1989, when 7.6 million hectares (18.8 million hectares) were torched. This year’s fires started in late April in the western… Continue reading Canada wild fires 2023

Arizona heatwave deaths

Maricopa County officials say there have been 180 heat-associated deaths this year, with an additional 330 remaining under investigation, according to a report released Wednesday. 31 Aug 2023. AZ Central.  In 2022, a record 425 people died of heat-related causes — death indirectly caused by heat — in Maricopa County. A decade ago, the county reported just 75… Continue reading Arizona heatwave deaths

North India floods summer 2023

In July, at least 105 individuals across Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi, were killed over a two-week period of intense rain and flooding, with thousands of others evacuated to relief camps.  Another period of intense torrential rain continued in August, and at least 71 more people were killed in Himachal Pradesh, while 10 others… Continue reading North India floods summer 2023