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Morocco flash floods kill at least 32

Rabat - The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades has climbed to at least 32, authorities said on Monday.

Black weekend as storms lash Italy, Switzerland, France

Geneva - At least four people were killed as landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into buildings on either side of the Swiss-Italian border on Sunday, a day after floods in southern France killed five people.

Six dead in French storms

- Storms in southern France have left six dead, authorities said Saturday, including a mother and her two small sons after their car was swept away in flooding.

Floods kill at least 55 in northeast India

Guwahati - At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in flash floods and mudslides in India's northeast after days of heavy rain, local authorities said Wednesday.

Body of missing deputy swept away by flood waters recovered

Austin - Rescue crews frantically searched for a missing Texas Sheriff's deputy after her patrol car was swept away by rushing flood waters early Thursday morning.

Fresh rain hampers rescue bid in flood-ravaged Kashmir

Srinagar - Fresh rain hampered rescue operations in Indian Kashmir Sunday a week after deadly floods swamped the Himalayan region, with medics and survivors describing nightmarish conditions in the devastated city of Srinagar.

Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded on Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

200,000 still stranded in killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - More than 200,000 people remained stranded Saturday in Indian Kashmir even as flood waters receded, revealing the full extent of the horrific devastation in the Himalayan region, including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

Pakistan rushes to protect more cities from floods

Multan - Pakistani authorities Thursday moved to protect two major cities from raging floodwaters, readying explosives to divert swollen rivers, in a crisis which has hit nearly two million people.

Anger boils over in Indian Kashmir over flood rescue delay

Srinagar - Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as authorities said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale of deadly flooding that has left hundreds of thousands of people stranded in India and Pakistan.

India-Pakistan flood toll hits 400, thousands still stranded

Srinagar - Emergency workers battled Tuesday to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by floods in India and Pakistan that have claimed more than 400 lives, as anger grew over the speed of the rescue effort.

India-Pakistan flood disaster prompts frantic rescue bid

Srinagar - Authorities in India and Pakistan made frantic efforts Monday to pluck tens of thousands of people to safety from floods which have killed at least 350 as desperate residents huddled on rooftops.

Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands trapped by Indian Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century which has killed at least 150 people and left the main city of Srinagar under water.

Torrential rains kill more than 230 in Pakistan, India

Srinagar - More than 230 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said Saturday.

Pakistan monsoon rains 'kill more than 100'

Lahore - Torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan have killed at least 106 people over the past three days and damaged thousands of houses, officials said Saturday as authorities put four districts on red alert for floods.

Pakistan torrential monsoon rains 'kill 89'

Lahore - Two days of torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 89 people in Pakistan, officials said Friday, as authorities ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas around a major river.

Nepal, India floods leave nearly 200 dead, scores missing

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.

Nepal floods kill at least 89 as cholera fears rise

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday found four more bodies buried under mud as the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal climbed to 89, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.

Landslides, floods kill 77, displace thousands in Nepal, India

Kathmandu - The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 77 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said.

Sudan flood victims say help slow in coming

When the skies again unleashed their fury over Khartoum before dawn on Sunday, there was little of Kamel Hussein's home left to be destroyed.

Two die, hundreds are evacuated in Bulgaria floods

- Two people drowned and 900 were evacuated from their homes as flooding caused by torrential rains hit northwestern Bulgaria, the latest in a string of such disasters since June, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal that is feared to have buried dozens of people under tonnes of mud and rocks.

China lightning, floods and landslides leave dozens dead

Beijing - Dozens of people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said.

Brazil flood evacuees increase tenfold to 50,000

Bras - Severe flooding caused by a week of torrential rain in southern Brazil has forced more than 50,000 people from their homes, officials said Sunday, increasing an earlier estimate almost tenfold.

Brazil floods force 6,000 to evacuate

Bras - Nearly a week of torrential rain has triggered widespread floods in southern Brazil that have forced 6,000 people from their homes, officials said Saturday.

Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters

Fernando De La Mora - Flooding has forced the evacuation of about 150,000 people in Paraguay's capital city Asuncion, authorities said.

India searches for students washed away in river surge

Shimla - Rescuers found five bodies Monday and were searching for 20 more people feared dead in northern India after they were swept away by a sudden surge of water released from a dam, officials said.

Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as toll hits 74

Kunduz - Rescuers scrambled Sunday to deliver food and medical supplies to Afghan families marooned on mountaintops after flash floods killed 74 people in a remote northern district, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee.

Afghanistan flash floods kill more than 70

Kunduz - Flash floods have killed more than 70 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials said Saturday warning that the death toll was expected to rise.

Storms in China leave 26 dead, 10 missing

Beijing - Storms in southern and central China have left at least 26 people dead and 10 missing, state media said Monday, as emergency measures were taken to deal with the extreme weather.
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A closer view of the dirty water, mixed with mud and parts of belongings of different towns as it made its way from Toowoomba to Greenslopes, Brisbane.
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homes of elephant handlers (mahouts) flooded at Elephant Stay Program in Ayutthaya
homes of elephant handlers (mahouts) flooded at Elephant Stay Program in Ayutthaya
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The big ferris wheel located in Southbank, Brisbane City. The water slowly reaching up to its level.
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U.S. Army soldier observes the scenery while he sits on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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There was a lot of water around some of the barns at Truro Raceway but it didn't go inside the buildings and the horses didn't have to be moved.
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Flooding on the streets of Norfolk, VA as a result of Hurricane Sandy
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Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard
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This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
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Goose Creek Road in Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Tree crushes two chimneys on Cranford New Jersey house during Hurricane Irene
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Family of ducks on the River Murray. Flood? What flood?
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Figures on the humanitarian impact of the flooding could be no more than "best estimates" because it has not been possible to go from village to village to count the numbers affected, nor to speak to every local authority in disaster-hit areas.
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Morganza Spillway, opened in May 2011, its first opening since 1973.
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey remove water damaged items after Hurricane Irene
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The recent flooding in Pakistan devastated large areas of the country. The relief effort, being led by the Government of Pakistan, includes urgent search and rescue operations, emergency shelter, food, drinking water, health care, and sanitation.
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Flood water over bridge in Warwick Queensland.
Flood water over bridge in Warwick Queensland.
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The direct route through the car park was not the best one to take on Saturday.
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