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Tropical depression Mulan triggers flash floods at Thai-Myanmar border towns

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BANGKOK, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Heavy rains from Tropical depression Mulan caused flash floods on Saturday, with towns at the Thai-Myanmar border submerged after rising water levels breached an earthen dam in Myanmar’s Shan State, local media reported. The flood water, which had mostly receded on Sunday, inundated more than......

Record rain leaves at least 8 dead in South Korean capital

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SEOUL, Aug 9 (Reuters) – At least eight people died in and around the South Korean capital of Seoul overnight, authorities said on Tuesday, after torrential rain knocked out power, caused landslides and left roads and subways submerged. The southern part of Seoul received more than 100mm (3.9 inches) of......

Biden tours flood damage in eastern Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky, Aug 8 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday surveyed the damaged houses, uprooted trees and mud-filled roads left by severe flooding in eastern Kentucky and linked the devastation to climate change. Extreme hot weather hit the region as families struggled to recover from flooding caused by......

Flash floods strand 1,000 people in California’s Death Valley National Park

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A view shows the monsoonal rain flooded Mud Canyon in Death Valley National Park, California, U.S., August 5, 2022. National Park Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – Flash flooding triggered by a near-record downpour on Friday over one of the......

Flash floods kill 550 in Pakistan in heaviest rains in decades

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Flash floods caused by abnormally heavy monsoon rains killed at least 549 people in Pakistan over the past month, with remote communities in the impoverished southwestern province of Balochistan among the hardest hit, a government agency said. Government agencies and the army have set up......

Kentucky floods kill at least 26, number to keep rising, governor says

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July 31 (Reuters) – At least 26 people, including children, have died in floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky, and more fatalities are predicted with authorities expecting to continue finding bodies for weeks, Governor Andy Beshear said on Sunday. “There is widespread damage with many families displaced and......

Death toll climbs to 16 in Kentucky floods, triggered by epic rainfall

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July 29 (Reuters) – The death toll in eastern Kentucky rose to 16 on Friday as flooding unleashed by torrential rainfall swept through homes, washed out roads and pushed rivers and streams over their banks, state authorities said, warning that more fatalities were expected. The National Guard and the State......

Kentucky floods kill 8, more deaths expected, governor says

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July 28 (Reuters) – Flooding in eastern Kentucky has caused at least eight deaths, Governor Andy Beshear said on Thursday, and the death toll is expected to reach double digits as water continues to rise. A series of storms drenching the eastern part of the state has dropped water that......

Senegalese island keeps coastal erosion at bay with stakes in the sand

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DIOGUE ISLAND, Senegal July 25 (Reuters) – Simple wooden structures padded with coconut tree fronds are helping residents of Diogue island in southern Senegal to win back stretches of sandy beach from the Atlantic swells that threaten much of the West African coast. In some areas, half-submerged tree stumps and......

Floods kill at least 18 in southern Iran -state media

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July 23 (Reuters) – At least 18 people were killed in flash floods caused by heavy rains in Iran’s southern province of Fars, state media said on Saturday. Khalil Abdollahi, head of the province’s crisis management department, said heavy rains near Soltan Shahbaz village in Estahban caused flooding from the......

China gears up for disasters as flood season enters ‘critical period’

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Rescue workers evacuate flood-affected residents with a dinghy after heavy rainfall brought by Typhoon Chaba flooded the villages, in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China July 4, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 8 (Reuters) – All of China must prepare......

Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate

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SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) – Torrential rains kept battering Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, intensifying the flood crisis in Sydney as thousands more residents were ordered to leave their homes after rivers swiftly rose past danger levels. About 50,000 residents in New South Wales, most in Sydney’s western suburbs, have......

Tens of thousands of Sydney residents told to evacuate as rains flood suburbs

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Third major flood this year for some Sydney suburbs 30,000 New South Wales residents face evacuations Rescue of ship crew underway, military helping stranded families SYDNEY, July 4 (Reuters) – Fresh evacuation orders were issued for tens of thousands of Sydney residents on Monday after relentless rains triggered floods for......

Heavy rain to hit parts of China in wake of Typhoon Chaba

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Pedestrians wade through floodwaters on a street amid heavy rainfall as Typhoon Chaba hits Sanya in Hainan province, China July 2, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 4 (Reuters) – Heavy rain is expected to hit central and southern China over......

Australia’s southeast braces for floods

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MELBOURNE, July 3 (Reuters) – Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate southwest Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, on Sunday with torrential rain and damaging winds pounding the east coast and threatening floods in areas that were hammered in March. The weather bureau warned of heavy rainfall potentially leading to flash......

Yellowstone reopens access to northern areas after historic flooding

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A view shows rocks sliding down the side of a hill and hitting a car at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, U.S. June 12, 2022 in this still image obtained from a social media video released on June 14, 2022. Anne Leppold/via REUTERS Register now......

Yellowstone partially reopens after historic flooding

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June 22 (Reuters) – Yellowstone partially reopened under restricted conditions Wednesday after historic flooding forced the entire national park to close on June 13 for the first time in 34 years. According to notices on its website, 80 percent of the 2.2 million-acre park was open via three entrances to......

Bangladesh military scrambles to reach millions marooned after deadly flooding

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DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India, June 20 (Reuters) – Soldiers on small boats delivered relief material on Monday across flooded towns and villages in Bangladesh, after more than nine million people were marooned in the low-lying country and neighbouring India following heavy rains, officials said. At least 32 people have been killed in......

Monsoon floods kill 42 people, millions stranded in Bangladesh, India

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DHAKA/ASSAM, India, June 19 (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said. In the neighbouring Indian state......

Southern China hit by severe rains, floods as ‘dragon boat water’ peaks

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BEIJING, June 19 (Reuters) – Vast tracts of southern China were pounded by severe storms, triggering flooding in cities and mudslides in rural areas, as the first bout of summer rains reached the peak of their power. Streets turned to swollen rivers as cars and single-storey houses were swept away......

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