Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in the South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga resulting in at least seven deaths. A warning of “Flash floods” was issued by The South African Weather Service on the 5th January in the provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng after further heavy rains caused flash floods. The bodies of … More Severe flooding hits Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Hundreds of thousands of people have been stranded in major flooding in Thailand’s south since January 1, 2017. Authorities reported Sunday, January 8, that at least 19 people have died and that military forces have been deployed to cope with massive flooding. The worst is not over yet, meteorologists warned. The floods have ravaged 10 … More Military deployed, hundreds of thousands stranded in Thailand
In total, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the United States in 2016, the second-most on record, Munich RE, a global reinsurance company stated.. This includes severe storms, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, heat waves and droughts. Across the North American continent, there were 160 natural disasters reported, the most on record. To qualify … More In 2016, The US had 19 severe floods, the most in a single year since records began in 1980.