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Sri Lanka tightens building laws as monsoon rain toll tops 200

Colombo - Sri Lanka pledged Wednesday to tighten construction laws as the toll from heavy rains rose to 203, saying many landslide victims would have survived had their homes not been built on slopes.

50,000 displaced in deadly Brazil floods: authorities

S - Floods and landslides in northeastern Brazil have killed six people and driven 50,000 people from their homes, authorities said Tuesday.Heavy rain swelled rivers, causing mud slides, felling trees and harming water supplies, they said.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Colombo - Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Colombo - Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Colombo - Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Kalutara - Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Kalutara - Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Kalutara - Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.

India aids Sri Lanka as monsoon kills 100

Colombo - India joined Sri Lanka's relief operation Saturday as 230,000 people were driven from their homes after an intense monsoon deluge killed at least 103 people.

Indian aid arrives as Sri Lanka monsoon toll hits 100

Colombo - Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in low-lying areas.

Floods, landslides kill at least 91 in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Flooding and landslides killed at least 91 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in Friday, dumping record rainfalls in many parts of the island, authorities said.

Floods, landslides kill at least 91 in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Flooding and landslides killed at least 91 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in Friday, dumping record rainfalls in many parts of the island, authorities said.

Floods, landslides kill at least 91 in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Flooding and landslides killed at least 91 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in Friday, dumping record rainfalls in many parts of the island, authorities said.

Canada floods force thousands from their homes

Montr - Floods in Canada have forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people from their homes and into emergency centers, officials said on Tuesday.

Canada flood damage worsens but heavy rains subsiding

Montr - The toll from severe flooding in eastern Canada worsened Monday with thousands of people affected and schools closed, but authorities were optimistic that rising water levels would soon crest.

At least 11 killed in Colombia floods: Red Cross

Estanzuela - Flooding and mudslides in central Colombia have killed at least 11 people, the Red Cross said Wednesday, causing alarm in a country still recovering from recent mudslides that killed hundreds.

Water slowly restored in Chile capital after deadly floods

Santiago - The Chilean authorities worked Monday to restore water to some 4.5 million people in the capital Santiago, whose supply had to be cut after deadly floods contaminated a major river.

Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

Santiago - Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital, authorities said.

Cyclone Dineo batters southern Mozambique, killing 7

Maputo - Cyclone Dineo killed seven people, injured 55 and affected hundreds of thousands across southern Mozambique, the country's natural disasters agency said Friday.

Cyclone downgraded after wreaking havoc in Mozambique

Maputo - Mozambique was battered by high winds, flooding and sea surges when cyclone Dineo made landfall late Wednesday but the storm has begun to die down, according to meteorologists Thursday.

Intense cyclone barrels towards Mozambique

Maputo - A powerful cyclone is set to slam into the southern coast of Mozambique in the early hours of Thursday, bringing flooding, storm surges and high winds, meteorologists have warned.

Thousands still stranded in northeast Malaysia floods

Wilayah Persekutuan - Thousands of people remained stranded in relief centres Thursday as northeast Malaysia struggled to recover from severe flooding and residents raised fears of looting.

Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50: provincial governor

Kinshasa - Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people and left thousands more homeless in southwestern Congo, a provincial governor said Thursday.

Heavy rain triggers floods in northern Italy

Italy - Torrential downpours caused flooding in parts of northwest Italy on Thursday, with the rains expected to continue until the weekend.
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Residential flooding in Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Damage caused by the floods.
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Flooding in West Harlem after Hurricane Irene passes through
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Emergency services build anti-flood barriers on June 2, 2013 in Prague.
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