Floods

Widespread flooding in Kenya, massive building collapse in Nairobi kills 16 people

Torrential downpours over the last couple of days have caused severe flooding across parts of Kenya. The floods have affected more than 2 000 people across several counties and led to a major collapse of a residential building in Huruma, Nairobi, where 16 people...

May 02, 2016

Extreme weather floods the US South, tornadoes and large hail wreak havoc

Heavy thunderstorms accompanied with intense hail and tornadoes swept through the portion of the southern United States on April 29, 2016. Severe storms continued across the region on the following day, causing severe flash floods and threatening human lives and...

April 30, 2016

Floods leave 5 dead, almost 14 000 homeless in eastern Tanzania

Prolonged heavy rains caused floods that claimed lives of 5 people and left 13 933 people homeless in four districts of Tanzania's Morogoro region. According to Morogoro Regional Commissioner, Dr. Steven Kebwe, the rains started in the region on April 10....

April 29, 2016

Severe flooding leaves 4 dead, 300 affected in Ecuador

Following heavy rainfalls, two rivers overflowed their banks in Ecuador's Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province on April 26, 2016, causing severe flooding. At least 4 people have lost their lives while another 4 remain missing, Ecuador's Risk...

April 27, 2016

Widespread flooding displaces tens of thousands across Uruguay, more severe rainfall on the way

Extreme weather conditions continue to affect Uruguay. As of April 22, 2016, more than 10 000 people across all 19 departments of the country are currently displaced due to flooding. Over the last ten days, 10 people died in weather-related incidents. Heavy...

April 22, 2016

Fantala devastated Farquhar Atoll, triggered severe flooding in drought-stricken Kenya

Tropical Cyclone "Fantala," one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record for the Indian Ocean, passed two times over Farquhar Group of islands, Seychelles, causing significant damage to infrastructure and environment. In drought-stricken Kenya, more...

April 21, 2016

State of emergency declared after historic flooding claims 6 lives in Houston, Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency in nine counties after record-breaking rainfall on April 18 caused unprecedented flooding in the Houston area. As of 17:00 UTC (12:00 CDT), April 19, 6 people have died as a result of severe flooding. The...

April 19, 2016

Major storm wreaks havoc across US, life-threating flood ongoing in Houston

A major storm has ravaged parts of the US in the period between April 15 and 17, 2016. Heavy snowfall and flash floods wreaked havoc across the affected areas, causing large traffic disruptions, power outages and evacuations. More than 0.3 m (1 feet) of snowfall was...

April 18, 2016

Over 40 killed in Saudi Arabia, Yemen floods

Over 40 people have been killed after heavy rains caused severe flooding in Saudi Arabia and Yemen this week. According to the General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defence, rains and flooding claimed lives of 18 people throughout Saudi Arabia and more than 900 had to...

April 14, 2016

Severe flooding hits Malawi

After days of severe rainfall, the northern and central parts of Malawi suffered catastrophic flooding. Hundreds of people were displaced, as their homes collapsed under severe weather conditions. Traffic was severely disrupted, and at least ten people are feared...

April 11, 2016

Four days of heavy rain floods Argentina, thousands displaced

Four days of heavy rains in northern provinces of Argentina have caused several rivers to overflow and prompted the evacuation of thousands of people. One man is reported to have died after drowning in a swollen river. Heavy rains started on April 4 and intensified...

April 09, 2016

Heavy rain, major flash flooding hit Oman

A deep depression dumped heavy rain on northern parts of Oman on April 8, 2016, claiming lives of two people and causing widespread flood damage. "Despite repeated warnings by Omani authorities, two Omanis were killed when their vehicle was swept away by flood...

April 09, 2016

Slow-moving area of active thunderstorms causing widespread flooding in Fiji

A slow-moving area of active thunderstorms brought torrential rainfall to Fiji over the last few days, causing widespread flooding and claiming the life of at least one person. The system is expected to remain over the island nation over the next few days while...

April 05, 2016

Over 80 killed after extreme pre-monsoon rains hit Pakistan and Afghanistan

More than 80 people have been killed and, at least, 90 injured after extreme pre-monsoon rains caused floods and landslides across northern Pakistan and Afghanistan on April 2 and 3, 2016. The number of casualties will probably rise as full damage assessments from...

April 04, 2016

Severe storms pound flood-ravaged American South with heavy rain, tornadoes and large hail

A strong storm system that brought historic floods to parts of the US South and claimed lives of six people is still affecting the region with heavy rainfall, strong winds, tornadoes and large hail. This pattern will be changing over the coming days as the deep...

March 14, 2016

Severe weather hits Pakistan leaving at least 20 people dead

The same storm that hit the United Arab Emirates and Oman on March 9 wreaked havoc across Pakistan over the past two days. Torrential rains accompanied by flash floods have killed at least 20 people in country's north and southwest, officials said today. Most of...

March 12, 2016

Floods and landslides claim 21 lives across Sao Paulo, Brazil

Floods and landslides that hit Sao Paulo metropolitan region, Brazil on March 10 and 11, 2016 claimed lives of at least 21 people. An unknown number of people is still missing. Torrential rain that hit the region on March 10 and continued into March 11 has thrown...

March 12, 2016