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LOOK: Thousands spend weekend in evacuation centers

Aug 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM

If you want to know how you can help, check our list of relief operations for those affected by the widespread flooding

LINING UP FOR FOOD. Families and individuals line up for food at the Mabuhay Basketball Court in Tatalon, Quezon City as 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate their homes due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Heavy rain floods Metro Manila, Rizal

Aug 11, 2018 - 2:12 PM

(7th UPDATE) Tropical Storm Karding has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility but continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat

FLOOD. Heavy downpour pounds Quezon City on August 11, 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LOOK: Floods hit parts of Luzon

Jul 22, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The floods are triggered by heavy rain from the southwest monsoon, which is being enhanced by Tropical Depression Josie

19 dead in Vietnam as floods rage on

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Floods and landslide from heavy rains have ranged far and wide and impacted rural and urban areas, including the capital Hanoi

IN PHOTOS: Flash floods hit Metro Manila

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A thunderstorm brings heavy rain on Thursday, June 21, triggering flash floods

Photo courtesy of Rejinel Valencia

Vinta triggers flash flood in Zamboanga del Norte barangay

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The town of Sibuco apparently is no stranger to deadly floods brought by typhoons as their shores face the open Sulu Sea

Vinta kills 7 in Lanao del Sur

Dec 22, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The town of Tugaya in Lanao del Sur reported landslides and massive flooding

SUBMERGED. Several houses in Bubong, Lanao del Sur are under floodwaters due to Vinta. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

At least 3 dead, 6 missing due to Urduja – NDRRMC

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:35 PM

(UPDATED) The NDRRMC says fatalities include a fisherman and a two-year-old child who reportedly drowned after a flash flood in the town of Mahaplag

PUMMELED. €‹Heavy winds and rainfall pound Tacloban City as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Greece in mourning, several still missing in deadly flood

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Rescue crews try to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 15 people near the capital, as rain continues to fall

STRANDED. Bystanders and rescue personnel look at vehicles submerged in floodwaters on a highway near Eleusina, south-west of Athens on November 15, 2017, after heavy overnight rainfall in the area caused damage and left 15 people dead. Valerie Gache/AFP

Tropical Storm Jolina affects 2,000 people

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Even as Jolina exits the Luzon landmass on Saturday morning disaster managers warn affected residents of possible landslides and flash floods

Agusan del Sur residents in need of rescue, relief due to flash floods

Jan 19, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Netizens from the area have been posting photos and updates on the need for evacuation and relief goods in the area before signal went down

HELP NEEDED. Citizens in Barangay in Lapaz town are waiting to be rescued. Photos credit to Jamaica Jumonong/Rappler

Too much rain, garbage, clogged waterways caused Cagayan de Oro flood

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:06 PM

The DPWH in Northern Mindanao says the 60 mm of rainwater dumped on Cagayan de Oro in just 6 hours was equivalent to 2 weeks’ rain

DRAINAGE MASTERPLAN. Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Maxino Rodriguez shows the map for the DPWH’s drainage masterplan for Bitan-ag Creek which would cost P1.2 billion. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

7 dead after heavy rains in Zamboanga del Norte

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Seven people are now reported dead in Zamboanga del Norte with one person reported missing

FLOOD. Residents wade through chest-deep flood water in Roxas town in Zamboanga del Norte to reach higher ground. Contributed photo

Pimentel appeals for aid for hometown Cagayan de Oro

Jan 18, 2017 - 11:41 AM

On behalf of Cagayan de Oro I issue this urgent appeal The city needs every assistance that our people can give says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

HELP. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III appeals for aid for his hometown Cagayan De Oro. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

7 dead in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental floods

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:03 PM

UPDATED Local officials say 1 654 families or 6 827 persons have been displaced in Misamis Oriental

STRANDED. Vehicles and commuters have been stranded in Cagayan de Oro since Monday night, January 16, after nonstop rains triggered flash floods across the city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro under state of calamity

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:15 AM

UPDATED Forced evacuation has been ordered in several flood and landslide prone barangays Some parts of the city are in neck deep water

STRANDED. Vehicles and commuters have been stranded in Cagayan de Oro since Monday night, January 16, after nonstop rains triggered flash floods across the city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Thousands stranded as flash floods hit Cagayan de Oro

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:34 PM

UPDATED The City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office is on yellow alert Military trucks have been deployed to rescue residents

Rescuers find bodies of 2 Laguna flash flood victims

Jun 08, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Rescuers recover the bodies of the two remaining missing victims of a flash flood in Majayjay Laguna

FAST WATER. Flash floods hit Dalitiwan resort in Majayjay, Laguna. Photo by Jen Evora/Rappler

1 dead, 2 missing after flash floods hit Laguna, Quezon

Jun 06, 2016 - 2:14 PM

The 3 victims are guests at the mountainside Dalitiwan Resort in Majayjay town Laguna

Thousands displaced by flash floods in Negros Occidental

Jul 07, 2015 - 9:21 AM

Over 2 000 people have been displaced by Tropical Storm Egay in the province

Heavy rains cause flash floods in 4 Maguindanao towns

Jun 25, 2015 - 3:40 PM

In Datu Salibo town alone some 500 families have already been affected

Some Georgia zoo animals 'may still be on the loose'

Jun 19, 2015 - 12:38 AM

More than half of the zoo s 600 animals either drowned in the muddy waters or are killed by police

ESCAPED TIGER. An escaped tiger kills a man in Gerogia after the zoo gets hit by flood. File photo of tiger in Indonesia by Made Nagi/EPA

At least 3 dead as flooding hits Texas, Oklahoma

May 25, 2015 - 8:40 AM

2ND UPDATE: Cars and trucks are submerged and people take to inflatable lounge chairs to float down the street in surreal scenes

One dead, 3 missing in French floods

Nov 28, 2014 - 8:08 AM

The woman s body is found next to her car by the side of a river and is supposed to have been out with her daughter at the time

Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as toll hits 80

Jun 08, 2014 - 1:05 PM

The death toll is expected to rise with scores of people said to be missing in the mountainous district of Baghlan province after torrential rains started the floods

RELIEF EFFORTS. Afghan authorities distribute relief goods to flood affected people, in Sheberghan, Afghanistan, April 25, 2014. Sayed Mustafa/EPA

Flash floods kill over 50 in in north Afghanistan – officials

Jun 07, 2014 - 4:53 PM

We have recovered more than 50 bodies from the rubble including the bodies of women and children but many others are still missing says Mahmood Haqmal spokesman for the provincial governor of Baghlan

Death toll in Afghan floods tops 100: officials

Apr 26, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Over 100 people killed and dozens of others missing due to flash floods in 4 northern provinces of Aghanistan

Rappler Newscast | January 13, 2014

Jan 13, 2014 - 10:21 PM

“More pronounced” disapproval ratings for Drilon Belmonte and Sereno in new survey Landslides hit Mindanao Thai protesters occupy Bangkok streets

200 families evacuate as flash flood hits Digos City

Nov 14, 2013 - 11:19 PM

Waist deep floodwater inundated several villages in Digos City after a sudden heavy downpour

Olongapo residents: 'We have no homes to return to'

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:27 PM

Sta Rita barangay the worst hit barangay in all of Olongapo City starts clean up but many are homeless after floods ravaged their houses

AID. People affected by the flash flooding in Olongapo City line up for aid, September 24, 2013. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez/Rappler

Colorado floods leave hundreds unaccounted for

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:12 AM

The flooding has killed at least 4 people a fifth still unconfirmed; officials believe the toll is likely to climb

Vietnam flood toll hits 21

Sep 06, 2013 - 1:33 PM

At least 21 people have died from flash flooding and landslides in northern Vietnam according to disaster officials

Sarangani floods: Houses washed away, 86 families displaced

Jul 26, 2013 - 8:50 PM

UPDATED Continuous rains in Barangay Kaltuad in Glan resulted in flash floods displacing 86 families Teachers who were earlier stranded injured themselves walking home

160 dead in India, Nepal monsoon floods - official

Jun 19, 2013 - 1:02 PM

At least 160 people were killed in the flash floods in northern India and neighboring Nepal

SUBMERGED. At least 138 people were killed in the flash floods in northern India. Photo by AFP

Flash floods in Saudi?

May 01, 2013 - 9:27 PM

Television footage shows 4X4 cars stuck in the middle of wadis and people clinging to a tree to escape fast flowing flood waters

Heavy rain triggers flash floods in metro

Sep 15, 2012 - 9:15 AM

Heavy predawn rain triggered flash floods in parts of Metro Manila on Saturday

61 still missing in Sarangani flash flood

Jun 14, 2012 - 4:56 PM

The flash flood left an estimated P20 M damage on properties in the municipality with at least 30 houses totally destroyed

88 still missing in Sarangani flood

Jun 13, 2012 - 4:45 PM

Out of the 88 reported missing 86 are from Maasim while the other two are from Glan

Moving forward: Planning for floods through online maps

Dec 29, 2011 - 3:27 PM

Nababaha com merges reports from ordinary citizens with scientific flood simulation data based on the unprecedented rainfall dumped by Ondoy

Screenshot of the Nababaha.com homepage.

More storms hit Mindanao before

Dec 28, 2011 - 6:49 PM

Climate change? A century ago at least one typhoon visited Mindanao every year historical records show

NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

House swept away in Valencia City flood

Dec 27, 2011 - 3:46 PM

Bukidnon flashflood s fury is captured on video

Video shows house swept away in Valencia City flood

Flashflood hits Valencia City

Dec 27, 2011 - 12:04 PM

Houses have been destroyed along the Pulangui River in Bukidnon

SWOLLEN. Waters from Pulangui River in Bukidnon flow treacherously. Photo by @Bukidnon my home

Red Cross calls for USD 2.8-M to help Sendong survivors

Dec 21, 2011 - 6:51 PM

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent IFRC Societies issued an appeal on Wednesday December 20 for USD 2 8 million to help the Philippine Red Cross in delivering assistance to 25 000 people who have been severely affected by Typhoon Sendong