India – Dozens Dead or Missing After Floods Hit Northern States

The Indian states of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab are on high alert after heavy rains led to flooding that has so far killed at least 28 people with more missing. Flood alerts were sounded in parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as Yamuna and other rivers were in spate. The Army … More India – Dozens Dead or Missing After Floods Hit Northern States

Canada – Trudeau Announces $11.4 Million in Flood Protection Funding

The climate crisis is driving extreme weather events in communities from coast to coast to coast. As these events become more frequent, more severe, and more damaging, they threaten our health and safety and disrupt local economies. With three major floods over the past 11 years, residents in Fredericton and the surrounding area have faced the … More Canada – Trudeau Announces $11.4 Million in Flood Protection Funding

Eastern Canada Spring Flooding Caused Close to $208 million in Insured Damage

The spring flooding that took place in late April and  May across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick caused close to $208 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) Inc. The most common cause of damage was overflowing rivers, which led to road and basement flooding, submerged vehicles and shifted home foundations. … More Eastern Canada Spring Flooding Caused Close to $208 million in Insured Damage

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

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

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