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Cyclone Mekunu pummels Yemeni island, seven missing

Sana - Seven people were missing and hundreds others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra Wednesday night, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said.

Hundreds dead as floods wreak havoc in East Africa

Nairobi - Weeks of torrential rain after a long drought have turned from blessing to curse in East Africa, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others.

Three arrested after 10 young Israelis killed in flash floods

Jerusalem - Three people have been arrested in Israel in connection with the deaths of 10 young hikers in flash floods during a programme to prepare them for military service, police said Friday.

State of emergency as floods worry Paraguay capital

Asunci - Authorities in Paraguay's capital Asuncion on Wednesday declared a state of emergency for a month after the Paraguay River burst its banks, leaving at least 20,000 people homeless.

Swollen Seine halts trains as France braces for floods

Paris - France braced for floods Tuesday as the Rhine threatened to overflow and the rapidly rising Seine forced Paris authorities to halt trains on a busy commuter line.

Greek flood death toll rises to 21

Atenas - The death toll from flash floods near Athens last week has risen to 21, with one more person still missing, officials said Tuesday.

Greece unveils flood relief measures as death toll hits 20

Atenas - Greece's government on Monday announced relief measures for areas hit by flooding as the death toll rose to 20 with two more people missing.

Greek flooding toll reaches 19, as more bodies found

Atenas - Greek police and emergency workers rescued three bodies in flood-hit areas west of Athens on Saturday, bringing the death toll since Wednesday to 19.

Six missing after deadly Greek floods as stricken towns face shortages

M - Six people were still missing in Greece Friday after a flash flood killed 16 others near the capital, with local communities facing food and medicine shortages and the full scope of the damage still unclear."We need rapid solutions...

Five dead in Haiti flooding

Port-au-prince - Floods caused by two days of torrential rains have left five people dead in Haiti and more than 10,000 homes inundated, authorities said Thursday.

Greece in mourning as several still missing after deadly flood

M - Greece was in mourning Thursday as rescue crews tried to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 16 people near the capital, with more thunderstorms forecast until the weekend.

Greece in mourning, several still missing in deadly flood

Atenas - Greece was in mourning Thursday as rescue crews tried to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 15 people near the capital, as rain continued to fall.

State of mourning in Greece after deadly flood: PM

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday declared a state of mourning after a freak overnight downpour with the force of a "waterfall" flooded three towns near Athens, killing at least 15 people.

At least 13 die in Greece flash flood

Atenas - At least 13 people died on Wednesday and more were missing after a strong overnight downpour flooded three towns in Greece, officials said.

Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 61

Danang - The death toll from typhoon downpours and floods wreaking havoc along Vietnam's south-central coast has risen to 61, an official said Tuesday, as the country opens its doors to world leaders for this week's APEC summit.

Vietnam flood toll hits 49 ahead of APEC summit

At least 49 people have died after Typhoon Damrey slammed into central Vietnam, disaster officials said Monday, as heavy flooding cast doubt on a planned retreat for APEC leaders' spouses to the ancient town of Hoi An.

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Hanoi - At least 37 people have died and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravage north and central Vietnam, destroying homes and leaving rescuers scrambling to find survivors, disaster officials said Thursday.

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Hanoi - At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said Thursday.

In Irma's path, Haitians face storm's fury alone

Cap-ha - Poor Haitians have been left to face the fury of Hurricane Irma alone as authorities in Cap-Haitien showed little sign Wednesday of preparing for what forecasters say could be a catastrophic event.

Venezuela offers $5m aid for US hurricane victims

Caracas - Venezuela on Wednesday offered $5 million worth of aid for people affected by hurricane Harvey in the United States, calling it a gesture of "solidarity" despite recent US sanctions against Caracas.

Heavy rains kill five in India's financial hub

Mumbai - At least five people were killed as heavy monsoon rain deluged India's financial capital Mumbai, causing transport chaos and forcing schools and many offices to close on Wednesday.

Heavy rain, flooding paralyse India's financial hub

Mumbai - Heavy rain brought India's financial capital Mumbai to a virtual standstill on Tuesday, flooding streets, causing transport chaos and prompting warnings to stay indoors.

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

New Delhi - The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region's worst monsoon disaster in recent years.

Sierra Leone warns against swimming in Freetown waters

Freetown - Authorities in Sierra Leone on Tuesday warned tourists and locals against swimming in the capital's waters after 60 bodies washed up following deadly flooding and mudslides in Freetown last week.

24 million affected by South Asia floods: Red Cross

Geneva - More than 24 million people have been affected by some of the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades, with large areas of land submerged in water, the Red Cross Tuesday.

South Asia floods claim more than 750 lives

New Delhi - More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said Monday, with monsoon rains also causing the deaths of hundreds of animals, including rhinos and a tiger.

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

New Delhi - The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods Sunday, officials said.

'It could have been me': S.Leone struggles to recover from disaster

Freetown - Gathered in a Freetown church, worshippers struggled Sunday to come to terms with the devastation wrought by the flooding and mudslide that struck the Sierra Leone capital six days ago, as the arduous search for bodies continued.

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

New Delhi - Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.

Mass burials begin for 300 Sierra Leone flood victims

Freetown - Sierra Leone buried at least 300 victims of devastating floods on Thursday, as fears grew of more mudslides and accusations of government "inaction" over deforestation and poor urban planning mounted.
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Torrential rains battered Toronto Monday July 8, 2013, causing a number of floods on the highway system and power outages that paralyzed the subway system.
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
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High tide floods St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
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Children playing at a relief camp in Kot Mithan in Southern Punjab.
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Submerged houses in southern Louisiana thanks to Hurricane Isaac
Submerged houses in southern Louisiana thanks to Hurricane Isaac
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Hurricane Irene floods the streets of Denville, NJ
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Flooding from Hurricane Irene strikes a Vermont road
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Flood water over bridge in Warwick Queensland.
Flood water over bridge in Warwick Queensland.
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Emergency services build anti-flood barriers on June 2, 2013 in Prague.
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Flood damage along China's Yangtze River.
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This photo was taken on January 1, 2011 in Mundingburra, Townsville, Queensland, AU.
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A toddler is placed in a waterproof bag before being airlifted to safety as flood waters begin to submerge a truck.
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homes of elephant handlers (mahouts) flooded at Elephant Stay Program in Ayutthaya
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A view of Calgary immersed in flood waters
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A destroyed road in Vermont, due to Hurricane Irene
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey remove water damaged items after Hurricane Irene
Residents in Cranford New Jersey remove water damaged items after Hurricane Irene