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Washington DC hit by torrential rain, flooding

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Footage from local TV stations and posted on social media shows vehicles submerged on roads near major landmarks like the Washington Monument, with some motorists standing on the roofs of their cars as floodwaters rise

FLOODING. A park bench sits under water in East Potomac Park in Washington, DC on July 8, 2019, after a storm caused flooding. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Jun 02, 2017 - 5:44 PM

UPDATED Cars homes and businesses are left underwater after 600 millimeters of rain falls in under 11 hours in some areas

TAIWAN FLOODING. Heavy rain caused flooding in Jinshan, New Taipei City on June 2, 2017.  Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

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

Floods kill 24 in Vietnam, more rains expected

Dec 19, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Coastal Binh Dinh province reports the biggest death toll with 16 people killed since heavy rains began on December 12 according to an official online report from the national flood and storm control committee

RAINING IN VIETNAM. This picture taken on December 18, 2016 shows a man wading through floodwaters in front of his home in the central province of Binh Dinh. Photo by AFP.

Nearly 300 dead or missing from China flooding – media

Jul 25, 2016 - 9:58 PM

As of Monday morning more than half a million people in the hardest hit provinces of Henan and Hebei are displaced with 125 000 people in urgent need of basic assistance

Torrential downpours wreak havoc in north Europe

May 31, 2016 - 11:05 PM

By Tuesday morning some 45 days worth of rain had fallen in just 24 hours along the French Belgium border according to Belgium s meteorological institute

RAIN. Water levels of the Rhine river have risen due to recent heavy rainfall in Ruedesheim, Germany, May 31, 2016. Photo by Boris Roessler/EPA

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Black weekend as storms lash Italy, Switzerland, France

Nov 17, 2014 - 1:30 AM

At least 4 people are killed as landslides triggered by torrential rain slam into buildings on either side of the Swiss Italian border Sunday November 16 a day after floods in southern France killed 5 people

RUBBLE. A landslide in Switzerland's rain-drenched southern Ticino region destroys this home on November 16, 2014. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

60 dead in Burundi flood disaster

Feb 10, 2014 - 11:55 PM

Torrential rains hit the city late Sunday and houses in the poorer parts of town are often built from mud bricks

TORRENTIAL RAIN. People look at the destruction caused by heavy landslides on February 10, 2014 in Bujumbura. Photo by Esdras Ndikumana/AFP

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Aug 19, 2013 - 9:32 PM

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Defining resilience to climate change

Jul 31, 2013 - 4:40 PM

Climate scientists call evolving extreme weather conditions the new normal