22 Jul 2021

China Flood Death Toll Rises Along With Questions Over Infrastructure

In China, the death toll from severe floods has risen to at least 33 people, according to local authorities. Officials stated that the flooding has raised new questions about flood-management infrastructure and the importance of securing structures in the event of another similar incident. At least eight people in Henan,

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21 Jul 2021

12 dead in Zhengzhou train and thousands evacuated in Henan in Chinese Floods

Record-breaking rainfall in China flooded underground railway tunnels, leaving passengers trapped in rising waters and resulting in twelve deaths. Videos posted to social media show commuters barely managing to keep their heads above water while the train car begins to fill. The incident, which occurred in the Henan province, resulted

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16 Jul 2021

Germany’s worst rainfall in a century leaves over 100 dead and many more missing

The catastrophic flooding in Western Europe has now killed more than 100 people and has left hundreds of people missing. Large scale rescue missions are continuing through rising water, landslides and power outages. Entire villages are underwater in Germany and Belgium. The Netherlands and Luxembourg are also affected by the

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27 Aug 2020

Afghanistan Floods Kill Dozens, with Many Still Missing

Flash flooding in Afghanistan has reportedly killed 86 people thus far and injured at least 106, however, dozens remain missing. The flooding occurred in the Parwan province of Afghanistan, triggered by torrential rain earlier in the week. The flooding has destroyed dozens of houses and vehicles as well as impacted

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14 Jul 2020

China has just contained the coronavirus. Now it’s battling some of the worst floods in decades

China took extreme preventative measures to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus and had finally achieved low daily infection rates, however, it is now faced with a natural disaster. Although flooding is common in China during the summer months, weeks of torrential rains have caused the worst flooding in

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07 Jul 2020

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

 After a weekend of deadly rains beginning on Friday that expanded across several Japenese towns on Tuesday, at least 50 people have died and over a dozen remain missing. Japan’s southern region of Kyushu has experienced severe flooding as more rain is predicted to fall on the region in the

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02 Jan 2020

Flood death toll rises to 26 in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated today in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta on Thursday after flash flooding and landslides killed up to 26 people. Jakarta currently faces some of the heaviest rain in over two decades, while heavy rainfall remains on the forecast for the next several days. The

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