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May 12, 2024 5:38 PM

Death toll from floods in Brazil’s south climbs to 136

The death toll from heavy rains in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state has climbed to 136, the local civil defense government body said on Saturday, up from 126 in the previous day, while another 125 people remain unaccounted for. Storms and floods battering the South American country's southernmost state have also left around 537,000 displaced, according to the local civil defense body, a significant increase over the 340,000 reported a day earlier. About 446 urban centers have been impacted, af...

April 25, 2024 8:57 AM

Deadly floods kill 38 in Kenya, situation moving from emergency to disaster level

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has informed that at least 38 people have been killed by floods across Kenya, noting that the flood situation is moving from emergency to disaster level. The heavy rains in the African nation has also disrupted normal business. More than 38 people died in heavy rains in Kenya and further causing destruction of property, reported Xinhua. At least one person was killed and six people were missing in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Mathare slums on Wednesday follo...

April 22, 2024 10:28 PM

Floods swamp southern China, spark extreme weather fears

Floods swamped cities in southern China's densely populated Pearl River Delta following record-breaking rains, sparking worries about the region's defences against bigger deluges induced by extreme weather events. The province once dubbed the "factory floor of the world" is prone to summer floods. Its defences against disruptive floods were severely tested in June 2022 when Guangdong was pounded by the heaviest downpours in six decades. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated. Since Thu...

April 16, 2024 8:35 PM

UAE Grapples with Heavy Rains, Oman Floods Claim Lives

The United Arab Emirates  is in the grip of a severe weather crisis as heavy rains batter the region, resulting in widespread flooding and travel chaos. Meanwhile, neighboring Oman mourns the loss of several lives following devastating flash floods.   In the early hours of Tuesday, torrential rain and thunderstorms unleashed chaos across various parts of the UAE, triggering flash floods and causing significant disruptions to travel and daily life. Authorities have issued urgent advisories, u...

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