28 Bodies Retrieved from Flooded Zimbabwe Gold Mine

According to state radio, the death toll of the recently flooded gold mine has increased to 28, with dozens still unaccounted for. The bodies of 28 “artisanal” gold miners have been retrieved from a flooded mine west of Harare, central Zimbabwe. Two shafts of the “Battlefields” mine flooded after a dam burst its walls following … More 28 Bodies Retrieved from Flooded Zimbabwe Gold Mine

UK DEFRA Opens Consultation Period on Flooding & Coastal Protection

The UK’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have opened a consultation period on local funding for protection against flooding and coastal erosion. Entitled; Improving Our Management of Water in the Environment the consultation period, which started on 15th January 2019, closes on 12th March 2019. DEFRA has instigated this consulting period as they … More UK DEFRA Opens Consultation Period on Flooding & Coastal Protection

Request For Red River Valley Flood Protection to be Included in President’s FY2020 Budget

US Senator John Hoeven recently spoke with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Deputy Director Russ Vought, urging for the inclusion of the Red River Valley’s flood protection project in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request. The senator stressed the significance of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issuing a permit for the project … More Request For Red River Valley Flood Protection to be Included in President’s FY2020 Budget

AmWINS Group, Inc. to Acquire The Flood Insurance Agency

AmWINS Group, Inc. (AmWINS), a global distributor of speciality insurance products and services, has reached an agreement in principle to acquire The Flood Insurance Agency (TFIA), a Florida-based managing general agency that specialises in private market flood insurance.  “The addition of The Flood Insurance Agency will significantly increase our capabilities for personal lines flood products,” … More AmWINS Group, Inc. to Acquire The Flood Insurance Agency

Flood Watches as New Storm Targets West Coast of US

A major storm system moving through the central and southern U.S. delivered more than two dozen tornadoes, flooding and heavy snow throughout this past weekend. On Saturday  1st December, at least 22 tornadoes were reported in Illinois, and two were reported on Sunday in Georgia, which also saw almost a foot of rain over the … More Flood Watches as New Storm Targets West Coast of US

4,000 Tourists Evacuated from Jordan’s Ancient Petra Flash Floods

A flash flood alarm was activated for the first time in Jordan’s Ancient City of Petra. Sirens blared just minutes before a torrent of water fed by the recent heavy rains came flooding into the Ancient City. Severe weather including record rainfall and flooding  has affected parts of the Middle East since late October, 2018, with many … More 4,000 Tourists Evacuated from Jordan’s Ancient Petra Flash Floods

Historic Flooding in Italy – Death Toll Rises to 30

Flooding over the weekend in Sicily, follows weeks of severe weather across Italy where the death toll has now risen to 30 Italy has been struck by severe weather across the whole country causing widespread damage.  To date, 30 casualties have died as a result of flood waters, landslides, and major wind damage with many … More Historic Flooding in Italy – Death Toll Rises to 30

Jordan Flash Floods – Death Toll Rises to 21

Following flash floods which started on Thursday 25th October, near Jordan’s shore of the Dead Sea, the death toll has reportedly risen to 21, many of them school students, with at least 40 people injured and several people still missing.  His Majesty King Abdullah said Friday that “yesterday’s tragedy touched us all as Jordanians. May … More Jordan Flash Floods – Death Toll Rises to 21

Tsunami and Earthquake Death Toll Rises to Over 2,000 in Indonesia

On 28 September, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake and at least 494 aftershocks hit Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The largest earthquake, in combination with a landslide on the ocean floor, triggered a  tsunami that struck Palu Bay and the western coast at a speed of 800km per hour with waves of up to 6m. At least 616,000 have … More Tsunami and Earthquake Death Toll Rises to Over 2,000 in Indonesia