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Heavy rain triggers floods in Bacolod

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HEAVY RAIN. Bacolod experiences some flooding caused by heavy rain on Friday, September 22, 2017. Photo by Charles Hilado from Facebook.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia says the heavy downpour since Friday afternoon have caused waist-high floods in some barangays

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 23, 2017) — Heavy rain due to the southwest monsoon hit Bacolod City on Friday night, September 22. Continue reading Heavy rain triggers floods in Bacolod

6 die in mudslide, plane stuck as heavy rain lashes parts of India

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Authorities in the remote Himalayan state of Sikkim say the 6 died when their home was swept away by a landside following a monsoon deluge

MUMBAI, India (Sept. 21, 2017) — Six people were killed on Wednesday, September 20, in a landslide in northeast India, while heavy rain in the western city of Mumbai caused havoc after a plane skidded off the runway and became stuck in mud. Continue reading 6 die in mudslide, plane stuck as heavy rain lashes parts of India

What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

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DIGNITY KITS. A kit includes hygiene supplies to be distributed with food packs to evacuees in areas affected by a low pressure area (LPA) in Mindanao and the tail-end of a cold front affecting the Visayas. Photo courtesy of DSWD

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD’s efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13,000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 19, 2017) — Hygiene supplies called “dignity kits” will be distributed to families evacuated from flooded areas in Mindanao and Visayas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday, January 18. Continue reading What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

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#RESCUEPH. Rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). Photo courtesy of Lionel Amarado

Around 963 families or 4,536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2017) — Around 5,412 people or 1,242 families were affected by nonstop rains in 26 barangays in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao on Monday, January 16, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday, January 17.  Continue reading Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City

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ORMOC TRAGEDY. Debris, from the forest carried by the flash flood, is piled-up on houses, November 9, 1991, in Ormoc City. Powerful typhoon Thelma caused a nearby dam to burst sending floodwaters rampaging here when it struck central Philippines, November 5, 1991. Photo by Jose Duran/AFP

Before the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, Ormoc City faced a powerful storm that submerged parts of the city on November 5, 1991

MANILA, Philippines — In 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) – one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country – left a trail of devastation along Eastern Visayas, killing more than 6,000 people.  Continue reading LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City

Changing climate demands new approach to flood risk, say MPs

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A new report by MPs says the government could be doing a lot better at managing flooding, as well as telling people how much risk they are exposed to as the climate changes

November 1, 2016 — The report comes from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) select committee, a cross-party parliamentary group that scrutinises the work of the Department Continue reading Changing climate demands new approach to flood risk, say MPs

Egypt floods killed at least 22 – new toll

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Ras Gharib is the worst hit area, with 9 people killed in the flooding

CAIRO, Egypt (Oct. 30, 2016) — At least 22 people were killed and 72 injured in flooding caused by torrential rains in Egypt, authorities said on Sunday, October 30, updating an earlier toll of 18 dead.  Continue reading Egypt floods killed at least 22 – new toll

Habagat affects 69,000 people

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FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by monsoon rains along AFP Road in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — Thousands fled their homes as rivers swelled and overflowed due to heavy rains on Saturday, August 13.  Continue reading Habagat affects 69,000 people

World weather – 2016’s early record heat gives way to heavy rains

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Indian villagers salvage logs of wood brought by floodwaters. The Brahmaputra river has burst its banks in many places and has been at danger levels for weeks. Photograph: Anupam Nath/AP

The record-breaking heat of the first six months has turned to severe seasonal flooding across Asia in one of the strongest monsoon seasons in many years

August 1, 2016 — The record-breaking worldwide heat of the first six months of 2016 has turned to abnormally severe seasonal flooding across Asia with hundreds of people dying in China, India, Nepal and Pakistan and millions forced from their homes.  Continue reading World weather – 2016’s early record heat gives way to heavy rains

South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

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AFTER THE TORNADO. People walk past a car turned upside down by a tornado in Dolores, Uruguay on April 16, 2016. Nicolas Garcia/AFP

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay have all been hit by the deluge, which has inundated towns, taken out bridges, blocked roads and cut off water supplies in recent days

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Apr. 21, 2016) — Severe storms and flooding across South America’s “southern cone” have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way.

Continue reading South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations