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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.

French mayor charged with manslaughter over deadly 2014 flood

B - The mayor of a southern French town has been charged with involuntary homicide over the 2014 deaths of four people in a campsite located inside a flood zone, court sources said Thursday.

50 years on, Florence recalls its 'Angels of the Mud'

Florence - Fifty years after the river Arno burst its banks with devastating consequences, Florence will this week remember the Angels of the Mud who came to save the Italian city's artistic treasures.

Political concerns stopping N Korea flood aid: Red Cross

Bejing - Political concerns over the North Korean regime are stopping vital relief aid from reaching the victims of a major flood there, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Saturday.

5 dead as storm pounds hurricane-stricken Haiti

Les Cayes - Five people were killed and one person was missing as torrential rains sparked flooding in Haiti, as the country still reels from devastating Hurricane Matthew, the Civil Protection Agency said Friday.

Agencies warn of fresh disaster as winter looms in flood-hit N. Korea

Seoul - Humanitarian agencies are warning of a "second disaster" in flood-hit North Korea with tens of thousands -- many of them children -- still homeless as the region's bitter winter approaches.

After Hurricane Matthew, Haitians seek family at any cost

L - A minivan plowed into a river-swamped road under the anxious gaze of bystanders keeping their distance.It was just one instance in which Haitians braved danger to try to reunite with their families after Hurricane Matthew.

S. Korea rules out flood aid to N. Korea

Seoul - South Korea Friday ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods: official

Jakarta - The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said on Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing.

Red Cross seeks $15.5 mn to help flood-hit N. Korea

Seoul - The Red Cross appealed Wednesday for $15.5 million in emergency funding to help flood-ravaged North Koreans, warning of a "secondary disaster" in the impoverished country unless urgent assistance is provided.

N. Korea says floods 'worst disaster' since WWII

Seoul - Floods in North Korea that have left hundreds dead or missing are the "worst disaster" to hit the country since World War II, state media said on Wednesday.

N. Korea floods 'major, complex disaster': Red Cross

Republic Of Korea - North Korea is experiencing a "major and complex disaster" the Red Cross has warned, after floods killed scores of people and left tens of thousands in need of urgent help.

N. Korea says floods damaged tens of thousands of buildings

Seoul - Floods have damaged tens of thousands of buildings in northeastern North Korea after the worst downpour there for decades, state media said Sunday, urging all soldiers and civilians to join a drive to help victims.

Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in N. Korea: UN

Seoul - Flooding following heavy rain has killed 60 people and left over 44,000 homeless in North Korea, the United Nations said Tuesday, after the country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood.

Floods, landslides wreak havoc on Mexico's Acapulco resort

Acapulco - Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have damaged or affected some 70 homes and schools and trapped around 200 people in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco, authorities said Sunday.

Obama defends Louisiana flood response

Baton Rouge - After a much-criticized delay, President Barack Obama visited flood-stricken Louisiana Tuesday, defending his administration's response and urging citizens to pitch in and help ravaged communities.

Underfire Obama heads to flood-hit Louisiana

Washington - Fresh from a two-week vacation, President Barack Obama visits flood-hit Louisiana on Tuesday, hoping to offer support to devastated communities and silence his critics.

Aid workers struggle to help floods homeless in Sudan

Kasala - Aid workers are struggling to get hundreds of tonnes of aid to people made homeless by widespread flooding in Sudan after torrential rains severed a highway and other roads.

Flood-hit elephant that travelled 1700km dies in Bangladesh

Dhaka - An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1,700 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods died on Tuesday despite last-ditch efforts to save him.

Five dead, tens of thousands flee Philippine floods

Manila - Five people have been killed in the Philippines and tens of thousands have fled from floods caused by days of unrelenting rain, rescuers said Sunday.

Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises

Khartoum - Sudanese authorities on Wednesday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of flooding, after two weeks of heavy rainfall killed dozens across the country.

Crowds hamper effort to save flood-stranded elephant in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Huge crowds of villagers following a wild elephant stranded in Bangladesh for more than a month by floods are hampering efforts to rescue it, forest officials said Saturday.

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

Dhaka - Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey remove water damaged items after Hurricane Irene
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A destroyed road in Vermont, due to Hurricane Irene
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small SE Asian gila monster trying to escape the flood waters
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The flooded Danube links Budapest's iconic Chain Bridge and the Castle.
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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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Barge traffic on the Mississippi River.
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Flooding in West Harlem after Hurricane Irene passes through
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This pond usually has walking areas around it.
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Children playing at a relief camp in Kot Mithan in Southern Punjab.
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Emergency services build anti-flood barriers on June 2, 2013 in Prague.
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This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
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Couple viewing flood damage in England
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An aerial view of a flooded village in Sindh province.
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The flooded area of Fair Grounds Park in Loveland, Colorado
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