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

Hurricane Florence: Makings of Extremely Dangerous Meteorological Event

Evacuations have been ordered as the US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence – in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades. South Carolina’s governor ordered the evacuation of its entire coastline while North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency. Officials say Florence is now a category four … More Hurricane Florence: Makings of Extremely Dangerous Meteorological Event

A Super Typhoon Is Brewing in Pacific and Heading to Hong Kong

Typhoon Mangkhut is forecast to enter Philippines on Wednesday 12th September Storm is expected to bring heavy rains, storm surges A super typhoon is intensifying in the Pacific and is forecast to barrel through the Philippines and Taiwan this week before heading to Hong Kong and south China. Mangkhut, classified by the Hong Kong Observatory as a … More A Super Typhoon Is Brewing in Pacific and Heading to Hong Kong

Scientists: Flood-protection Work in High Tatras Threatening River Ecosystems

Negative interventions to river ecosystems are being carried out in the course of flood-protection work in the High Tatras, scientists dealing with water and fish research pointed out on Thursday, calling on the Environment Ministry to halt the ongoing stabilisation work. Due to the still present flood alert in the area of the High Tatra … More Scientists: Flood-protection Work in High Tatras Threatening River Ecosystems

India – Rivers in Spate, Flood Threat Looms Over Bihar

Flood threat looms large over Bihar as several rivers, including the Ganga, Bagmati, Burhi Gandak, Ghaghara and Kosi, are flowing above their respective danger levels from Patna to Khagaria over the past 48 hours. The Ganga, for instance, was flowing 41cm above the corresponding danger level at the Gandhi Ghat and 18cm above the danger … More India – Rivers in Spate, Flood Threat Looms Over Bihar