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Three Die in Italy Floods

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Heavy rainfall and flooding has left at least three people dead in central Italy. Authorities say three power utility workers died when their car fell off a collapsed bridge in Tuscany late Monday. Thousands of people lost power as towns were cut off by rising waters that washed out roads, flooded homes and disrupted train […]

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Floods Kill Seven in Russia’s Dagestan

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Heavy rains have caused flooding in Russia’s southern region of Dagestan, leaving seven people dead. The Emergency Situations Ministry said Wednesday the flooding occurred in the Caspian Sea coastal city of Derbent, affecting hundreds of homes. It said more than 1,000 people were affected, including 280 children. A flash flood in August killed 171 people […]

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UN Appeals for Pakistan Flood Aid

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is appealing for more than $15 million to help thousands of people affected by flooding in Pakistan. The country’s National Disaster Management Authority says at least 370 people have been killed and 4.4 million affected by floodwaters that have swept through Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces in recent weeks. On Friday, the […]

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India Floods Displace Nearly Two Million

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Flooding has killed at least 18 people and displaced nearly two-million others in India’s northeastern Assam state. Military and disaster relief teams have launched rescue and relief operations delivering food and medicine and moving others to higher ground. The state’s disaster management officials say hundreds of relief camps have been set up across the to […]

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Thousands Flee Burma Floods

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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The worst monsoon floods to hit southern Burma in years have forced nearly 70,000 people to flee their homes and have inundated wide areas of crop lands. Officials say hundreds of relief centers are housing the displaced after weeks of flooding rains. They say the deluge is the worst the annual monsoon rains have been […]

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Heavy Rain, Floods Kill 26 in Pakistan

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in northern Pakistan say heavy rains and flooding have killed at least 26 people and destroyed hundreds of homes. In Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, disaster management official Raja Sajjad Khan told VOA 1,000 families have been affected by the flooding and moved to higher ground. He says 750 homes have been damaged. At least nine of […]

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Heavy Rain, Floods Kill 24 in Pakistan

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in northern Pakistan say heavy rains and flooding have killed at least 24 people and destroyed hundreds of homes. In Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, disaster management official Raja Sajjad Khan told VOA on Thursday that 1,000 families have been affected by the flooding and moved to higher ground. He says 750 homes have been damaged. At […]

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Philippine Floods Recede, Rescue Efforts Continue

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Flood waters have receded in and around the Philippine capital Manila, as authorities continue efforts to help the more than 2 million people affected. At least 20 people have died in Manila as a result of the flooding, powered by more than a week of monsoon rains. Nearly 300,000 residents have sought shelter in evacuation […]

Fresh Rains Drench Flooded Philippines

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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More rains have drenched the already flooded Philippine capital, Manila, sending rescuers in boats to retrieve residents stranded by high water. Some of the residents who evacuated Thursday after heavy overnight rains had returned to their homes only hours earlier. Riverside areas like Manila’s Marikina district have been particularly hit hard by the floods, which […]

Torrential Rains Bring Major Flooding, Deadly Landslide to Philippines

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Heavy monsoon rains have flooded the Philippine capital of Manila, triggering a landslide that killed at least 9 people and prompting thousands to leave their homes. The flooding, some of the worst in recent years, caused neck-deep water in many areas forcing some residents onto their roofs. Schools and businesses around the country have been […]

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