Saturday, April 20, 2024

Topic: floods

Fourth day after disastrous storm, flash floods – Oman and UAE grapple with aftermath

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman are still grappling with the aftermath of a record-breaking storm that brought much of the region to a standstill.

Nigeria flood: Here’s how people try to cope with devastation

Olasunkanmi Habeeb Okunola, University of the Witwatersrand Flooding is not unusual in Nigeria’s massive, population-dense cities. But this year’s floods are reportedly the country’s worst...

Bangladesh floods: 73 dead, millions of children are at risk

Five more people have died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of flood deaths in Bangladesh to 73, according to officials. An estimated 2,000 children were suffering from severe acute malnutrition before the floods hit.

By 2030, half world’s population will be exposed to flooding, storms, tsunamis

By the year 2030, an estimated 50 per cent of the world's population will live in coastal areas which are exposed to flooding, storms and tsunamis. 

Water-related calamities dominate list of world’s 10 most destructive disasters

Against the backdrop of a rapidly changing global climate, water-related hazards top the list of natural disasters with the highest human losses in the past 50 years, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Bihar floods worsen; 4 million people affected in 14 districts

As the flood situation in Bihar worsens the death toll rose to 11 and nearly 40 lakh people have been affected by the deluge, the state disaster management department said.