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14 Killed In Sri Lanka Floods, Landslides

Heavy rains followed by landslides and flooding in Sri Lanka killed at least 14 people and has affected over 250,000 more in the past two days with warnings that adverse weather conditions will continue, officials said on Sunday.

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27 Dead, 50 Missing As Typhoon Molave Hits Vietnam

Hanoi: Floods and landslides triggered by typhoon Molave in Vietnam have left 27 people dead, 50 missing and 67 injured as of Saturday morning, according to authorities. The country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said the fatalities were reported from the provinces of Quang Nam, Nghe An, Dak Lak and Gia […]

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Over 4 Lakh People Affected In Odisha Floods, 2,757 Houses Damaged

Bhubaneswar: With moderate flood anticipated in Mahanadi basin, Odisha government has put its entire machinery on alert to deal with any situation arising out of the situation. As per preliminary estimates by Odisha government, over 4 lakh people have been affected by the floods triggered by the low-pressure induced heavy rainfall so far in the […]

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Odisha Flood Updates: Mahanadi In Spate, Submergence In Low Lying Districts

Bhubaneswar: Incessant rain in the upper catchment areas has triggered fear of a moderate flood in the districts adjoining Mahanadi river basin. As per information received from Odisha State Emergency Operation Centre, about 6.52 lakh cusec of water was discharged through a total of 24 gates of Hirakud Dam at 9 am today. The outflow […]

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Floods claim 17 lives, displace 3,70,000 in Somalia

Mogadishu: Floods claimed 17 lives, displaced over 3,70,000, and destroyed farmland and infrastructure in Somalia, the United Nations office said here on Wednesday. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, around 5,47,000 people have been affected by the floods. “In the Belet Weyne district, around 45,500 households (273,000 people) have fled their […]

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Rivers on rise in Odisha but no flood threat for State as rains to abate from today

Bhubaneswar: Even as water-level in almost all the rivers in Odisha are on the rise and are nearing the danger level, no threat of flood looms large over the State as the rainfall is set to abate from today. But the water level in Mahanadi, Budhabalanga, Brahmani and Baitarani is likely to post a rise […]

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Kerala flood: Over 200 Odisha labourers stranded

Bhubaneswar: Over 200 residents from Odisha, engaged as labourers in Kerala are stranded in the southern state which has been severely hit by floods. As per reports, the labourers hail from Patpur, Radhadeipur, S Gopalpur and Khalingi areas of Ganjam district. The labourers were working in different companies in Kerala since last few months and […]

5 More Die In Bihar Floods, Toll Reaches 97

Patna: With five more deaths, the death toll in Bihar floods reached 97 on Saturday, the state’s disaster management department said. Four deaths reported from Madhubani district which accounted for 18 casualties and one from Darbhanga where a total of 10 people died in the deluge. Sitamarhi, with 27 deaths, remained the worst-affected district, the […]

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Death Toll In Bihar Floods Reaches 78

Patna: A total 78 persons have died so far in the flash floods that have hit Bihar in the wake of torrential rainfall in adjoining Nepal, the state disaster management department said on Thursday. According to figures released by the department, the death toll has climbed to 78 as against 67 on the previous day […]

Floods linked to increased skin infections in humans: Report

New York: Floods are associated with an increased risk of skin infections among humans, a skin expert has warned. Skin and soft tissue infections can develop when injured skin is exposed to floodwaters containing sewage, chemicals and other pollutants, HealthDay reported. In particular, natural disasters like tsunamis and hurricanes can cause major soil disruption that […]

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Floods renders 30,000 homeless in Nigeria

Lagos: Local authorities in Nigeria’s southern state of Edo on Saturday said 30,000 people have been displaced by floods in more than 35 communities in eastern and central part of the state. The disaster had gone beyond the purview of local government council areas, Aremiyau Momoh, chairman of Etsako East, told reporters in Benin city, […]

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OTV Exclusive: We will form disaster response force like ODRAF, says Kerala DGP

Bhubaneswar/Kochi: Taking a cue from Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), Kerala Deputy General of Police Loknath Behera said that a disaster response force will be formed for the southern Indian state soon. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Behera said, “Soon a Kerala State Disaster Response Force will be formed like ODRAF to tackle […]

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John Abraham 'extremely disturbed' by Kerala floods

Mumbai: Actor John Abraham says he is extremely disturbed by what is happening in Kerala, where heavy rains have led to flooding of several districts. John, who had the fondest childhood memories of Kerala, on Thursday morning urged people to donate to the Chief Minister’s fund to help the flood-hit people. “Extremely disturbed by what […]

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After deluge, BMC to revive natural drainage channels

Bhubaneswar: After facing criticism over widespread flooding in smart city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has now decided to act tough on individuals and institutions for illegal encroachments on natural drainage channels. BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena informed that already 10 sensitive and vulnerable points have been identified while special measures would be taken to clear […]

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Diplomatic efforts required in managing disasters caused by floods

  New Delhi:  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday stressed the requirement of diplomatic efforts in managing disasters arising out of floods and sought help from neighbouring countries for sharing Hydrological data on rivers. “Diplomatic efforts are required in managing disasters arising out of floods…Hydrological data on rivers should be shared by the neighbouring countries […]

Torrential rains, flooding paralyse Maharashtra

Mumbai: Torrential rains lashed Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and other parts of Maharashtra for the fourth consecutive day, severely affecting normal life and also paralysed local train and bus services in the state capital. Many parts of Mumbai and suburbs were inundated with upto three to four feet of water, on the highways, main and […]

200 Indian students marooned in Houston floods

New Delhi: Two hundred Indian students of the University of Houston have been marooned in floods in the wake of tropical storm Harvey causing heavy rains and flooding in America’s fourth largest city. Two Indian students are in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. “@CGHoust […]

Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides

Nairobi: At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said. The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over 600 people remain missing, after heavy rainfall caused a […]

Four killed, six soldiers missing in Uttarakhand floods

Dehradun: Four persons were killed and 10 others, including six soldiers, went missing after a cloudburst triggered flash floods in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district on Monday, police said. The disaster occurred near Malpa, washing away 14 persons. Four bodies have been recovered but the six soldiers and four others remained untraced. “One JCO (Junior Commissioned Officer) […]

Nearly 2 million affected by floods in Bihar

Patna: Nearly two million people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who have been forced to evacuate from their homes, officials said on Monday. Over one million people were affected in the worst-hit districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar in last two days. “Thousands were displaced after their villages were […]

Modi talks of floods, praises Govt and Indian Army in 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation on the situation of flooding when it hits the country and how several agencies and volunteers have been contributing to allay the distress. During the floods “governmental agencies, Indian Army, National Disaster Response Force, para-military forces, everyone gets down to help others”, Modi said […]

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Floods in Tripura, over 2,000 families displaced

Agartala: Heavy monsoon rain disrupted life in Tripura as over 2,000 families were displaced after their houses were inundated by the flood water, official said here on Tuesday. The displaced families belonging to sub-divisions — Sadar, Jirania and Mohanpur in West Tripura district and Khowai and Teliamura in Khowai district, were put up in 50 […]

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Social media posts can help predict floods, hurricanes

London: Certain words used on social media platforms like Flickr can warn us about extreme weather events before they happen — such as hurricanes, storms and floods, suggests new research. Photographs and key words posted online can signal weather risks developing in specific locations and times — for example, posts about water levels rising can alert […]

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Bhubaneswar: Garage Chhak flooded after breach in canal wall

Bhubaneswar: A breach in the nearby canal embankment flooded the Garage Chhak area in Bhubaneswar throwing normal life out of gear in the area this morning. According to sources, the Kedargouri apartment block has been marooned while overflowing water from the canal has flooded the low lying areas nearby. Following the incident, local MLA and […]

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Deo River in spate; Udala-Balasore road cut off

Udala: Incessant rains have left various rivers in Balasore district in spate disrupting road communication. In Udala, water levels in Deo River have risen significantly submerging a temporary bridge at Odapala cutting off road communication between Udala and Balasore. Deo river waters have also submerged roads at Brundagarh. Water levels in Sanj river have also […]