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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

LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

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PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in preparation for Typhoon Talim and the low pressure area east of Quezon. Photo from NDRRMC

Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 11, 2017) — Ahead of the entry of Typhoon Talim into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) held a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting with concerned government agencies and local government units (LGUs) on Monday, September 11. Continue reading LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

4 dead as landslide sweeps village in Zamboanga Sibugay

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SWEPT. Rescuers are conducting retrieval operations as 4 residents were buried alive in a landslide, Tuesday morning, August 22. Photo from LDRRMC Kabasalan

A mountain collapses in Kabasalan town in Zamboanga Sibugay province after heavy downpour brought by Severe Tropical Storm Isang

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 23, 2017) — Four died while 3 were injured from a landslide caused by heavy rains in Kabasalan town in Zamboanga Sibugay province, local disaster managers reported on Wednesday, August 23. Continue reading 4 dead as landslide sweeps village in Zamboanga Sibugay

I’ve seen how perilous life in Sierra Leone can be. We cannot ignore this disaster

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‘Whole families have been destroyed in this disaster.’ People wait in a line to identify their relatives’ bodies at after the mudslides. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

As the weather gets more extreme, the poorest suffer the most. As well as helping the mudslide’s survivors, we must face up to the effects of climate change

August 17, 2017 — “We have lost everything,” my friend cried as we talked on the phone. I had last seen her the week before, after returning home after a year working as a doctor in Sierra Leone. She Continue reading I’ve seen how perilous life in Sierra Leone can be. We cannot ignore this disaster

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh

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SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL. Bangladeshi firefighters search for bodies after a landslide in Rangamati on June 13, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Police warned the death toll would likely rise as emergency workers reached remote parts of the Chittagong Hills, where telephone and transport links had been cut

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Jun. 14, 2017) — Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 134 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday, June 13. Continue reading Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh

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

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FLOODING. A Sri Lankan home is surrounded by floodwaters in the suburb of Kaduwela in the capital Colombo on May 26, 2017. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

The military says a lull in torrential monsoon rains allowed it to deploy aircraft, boats, and ground troops to evacuate people from flooded areas and deliver food and other essentials

KALUTARA, Sri Lanka (May 29, 2017) — Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday, May 29, 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. Continue reading Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Floods, landslides kill at least 92 in Sri Lanka

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SRI LANKA FLOODING. A Sri Lankan home is surrounded by floodwaters in the suburb of Kaduwela in the capital Colombo on May 26, 2017. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Officials say another 110 people remain missing

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (May 27, 2017) — Flooding and landslides killed at least 92 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in Friday, May 26, dumping record rainfall in many parts of the island, authorities said. Continue reading Floods, landslides kill at least 92 in Sri Lanka

How can Peru prepare to withstand more devastating floods and landslides

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El Niño-fuelled flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima last month. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty

After record rains caused $3bn worth of damage, Peru must build infrastructure to prepare for any more extreme climate events in the future

April 13, 2017 — For most Peruvians, this year’s floods have been the worst in living memory. Ten times the usual amount of rain has fallen on Peru’s coast, swelling rivers which caused widespread flooding, and triggering huge landslides which tore through shanty towns. Continue reading How can Peru prepare to withstand more devastating floods and landslides

254 dead in Colombia mudslides

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Rescuers search for victims following mudslides caused by heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 2, 2017. The death toll from a devastating landslide in the Colombian town of Mocoa stood at around 200 on Sunday as rescuers clawed through piles of muck and debris in search of survivors. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO

Survivors describe gruesome scenes in the Colombian town of Mocoa as rescuers keep up a desperate search for victims in the muck and debris

MOCOA, Colombia (Apr. 3, 2017) — Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people, 43 of them children, President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday, April 2, in yet another sharp rise in the death toll. Continue reading 254 dead in Colombia mudslides

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