Japan – Floods and Landslides Leave 80 Dead, 28 Missing

     Floods and landslides in Japan have killed at least 80 people and left 28 people missing, according to the country’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA).\ Torrential rain in the wake of Typhoon Prapiroon prompted authorities to issue an initial 160,000 evacuation notices on 06 July, 2018. Since then the torrential rainfall has triggered … More Japan – Floods and Landslides Leave 80 Dead, 28 Missing

Floods and Landslides Ravage Northern Provinces of Vietnam

LAI CHÂU Province, Vietnam — Heavy rain over the weekend (23/24 June) has resulted in deadly flash floods and landslides in many northern mountainous provinces. At least three people have died, three are missing and five others have been injured in Lai Châu Province, according to provincial authorities. Director of the province’s Department of Agriculture … More Floods and Landslides Ravage Northern Provinces of Vietnam

Death Toll In Southern California Mudslides Rises To At Least 20

The death toll from Southern California’s devastating mudslides has reached 20 after another body was discovered.  On Tuesday 9/1/18 a rainstorm sent mud and debris coursing through Montecito neighbourhoods and left rescue crews to scramble through clogged roadways and downed trees to search for victims. The mudslide struck a section of the city that is … More Death Toll In Southern California Mudslides Rises To At Least 20

Hundreds Evacuated in Northern Italy Floods

Severe weather including snow, rain and freezing temperatures has affected much of Italy since Monday 11 December, causing The River Enza in the town of own of Lentigione, Italy, to burst its banks on Tuesday 12 December, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate. Two of the worst hit areas were the towns of Lentigione and Brescello, in … More Hundreds Evacuated in Northern Italy Floods

NATO Allies and Partners Help Albania Cope With Flood Disaster

NATO Allies and partners began this week helping Albania cope with the most severe rainfalls ever recorded in the country. Albania requested assistance from the NATO’s Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) on 4 December, following the onset of heavy rainfalls in central and southern parts of the country. According to the Albanian authorities, … More NATO Allies and Partners Help Albania Cope With Flood Disaster

Flood Situation Worsens in India’s State of Assam with over 400,000 People Affected

The monsoon-fed flood in India’s State of Assam has worsened with over 400,000 people being affected across the State. Over 800 villages have been submerged, with Karimganj being the worst hit, where over 159,000 people have been affected by the deluge, followed by Lakhimpur with more than 81,000 people displaced.  Relief camps and control rooms … More Flood Situation Worsens in India’s State of Assam with over 400,000 People Affected

State of Emergency Declared After Floods in Montreal, Quebec

The Canadian city of Montreal, Quebec declared a state of emergency after extreme weather event caused historic flooding across country’s east.  The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat issued the following statement in response to flooding in the National Capital Region: Recent flooding in the region has resulted in local evacuations, as well as road closures. As … More State of Emergency Declared After Floods in Montreal, Quebec

Flood Warnings Issued For Boise River, Idaho USA

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning today, April 20th for Boise River at Glenwood Bridge Idaho, USA. The current Flood Statement states that the “flow is 8495 cfs (cubic feet per second -rate of flow) however, the forecast is that the river will continue to flow at around  8500 cfs with high flows … More Flood Warnings Issued For Boise River, Idaho USA

The sandbag is dead! Long live the berm!

With floodwaters continuing to rise in height and frequency, the world is searching for the ultimate in flood protection. Sandbags have always been the first thought at the very mention of the word “flood” images on the television and in newspapers around the world bear witness to the all encompassing flood protection properties of the … More The sandbag is dead! Long live the berm!