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Relief Efforts Continue in Flood-Hit Manila

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Aid groups are appealing for emergency funding to assist the victims of the recent devastating floods in the Philippine capital, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 60. Over 2.4 million people have been affected by the floods, which left as much as 80 percent of Manila underwater. The waters have now begun […]

Floods Kill 88, Cause Major Damage in North Korea

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says torrential rains spawned by a typhoon have caused at least 88 deaths and 134 injuries, and have left thousands homeless. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday that more than 5,000 homes were destroyed or damaged and nearly 63,000 people were left homeless by flooding that began on July 18. […]

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Afghan Flash Flood Kills 19

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Afghanistan say a flash flood has killed at least 19 people. Authorities say more than 50 people are missing since the flood hit Sari Pul province Saturday. Provincial officials say the flood waters have destroyed 1,000 homes and at least 6,000 people have sought shelter on higher ground.

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Rising Australian Floodwaters Force Mass Evacuation

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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An entire Australian town has been ordered to evacuate to higher ground as rising floodwaters race toward record heights. Officials say the 3,800 residents of St. George in Queensland state have been ordered to abandon their homes before the only remaining exit road is washed out. The swollen Baloney River is expected to peak at […]

Thailand Flood Toll Tops 600

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thai government officials say the death toll from the country’s worst flooding in more than 50 years has reached 602. The officials said Sunday the flooding, that began in late July, continues to affect at least 17 provinces. The situation has improved dramatically in recent days and residents of Bangkok were cleaning up during a […]

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Bangkok Residents Clean Up after Flood

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Residents of Bangkok, Thailand were hard at work cleaning up their city Sunday, during a “Big Cleaning Day” campaign launched by the city. Sunday saw blue skies, dry weather and hundreds of people with brooms sweeping mud and debris from homes, while teams of volunteers removed rotting piles of garbage from the streets, as flood […]

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Thai Flood Death Toll Rises Past 500

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thai officials say the death toll from Thailand’s most severe flooding in 50 years has climbed to more than 500. Authorities say the flood waters are threatening Bangkok’s largest outdoor shopping zone, the famed Chatuchak market. The Associated Press reports water has inundated a two-lane road underneath Bangkok’s Mo Chit Skytrain station, one of the […]

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Thai PM Says Flooding in Bangkok’s Center Will Be Minor

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s prime minister assured the residents of Bangkok Saturday that flooding in the capital’s center would be minor and brief. In her weekly radio address, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said a barrier of huge sandbags had been completed and drainage systems would keep the city’s economic and political center mostly dry. Bangkok residents have been […]

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Thai Floods Disrupt Factories at Home and Abroad

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A global rating agency says Thailand’s severe floods are disrupting manufacturing in that nation, and hurting production of parts used by factories in other countries. Thailand is a major production site for Japanese electronic and auto companies, turning out both finished products and parts needed for assembly elsewhere. Two reports from Standard & Poor’s Ratings […]

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Thai Floods Disrupt Factories At Home, Production Abroad

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A global rating agency says Thailand’s severe floods are disrupting manufacturing in that nation, and hurting production of parts used by factories in other countries. Thailand is a major production site for Japanese electronic and auto companies, turning out both finished products and parts needed for assembly elsewhere. Two reports from Standard & Poor’s Ratings […]

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