Crocodiles lastest danger for Australian flood towns

By Alana Schetzer MELBOURNE, Mar 11 : Receding floodwaters in the northern Australian state of Queensland have revealed a new danger – crocodiles. The unwelcome visitors have made their way into the town of Ingham towards the country’s north-east tip, according to several residents’ photos posted on social media, after four days of torrential rain […]

Flash floods kill at least 10 in downpour near Athens

By Vassilis Triandafyllou and Alkis Konstantinidis MANDRA, Greece, Nov 15 : At least 10 people died in flash floods in Greece on Wednesday in the most deadly such incident in recent years when a torrent of red mud swept through towns west of the capital Athens after heavy rain, authorities said. Torrential rain of this […]

Thailand opposition figure accuses junta of neglecting flood-hit northeast

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, Aug 4 : Floods have killed 27 people in Thailand, stoking tension in the politically divided country, with an opposition figure today accusing the ruling junta of being slow to respond to the disaster. Ten of Thailand’s 77 provinces have been inundated in the middle of the annual rainy season, […]

Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousands

By Wa Lone YANGON, Jul 24 : Flooding across large parts of Myanmar has displaced more than 100,000 people, causing two deaths, while dramatic riverbank erosion has washed away a Buddhist pagoda, officials, residents and state media said today. Water levels have risen steadily since unrelenting monsoon rain began to lash the heart of the […]

Crumbling California dam spillway prompts urgent evacuations

By Dan Whitcomb Undated, Feb 13 : Residents below the tallest dam in the United States, near Oroville in Northern California, were urgently ordered to evacuate after a spillway appeared for a time to be in danger of imminent collapse. The abrupt evacuation orders came as authorities said that an auxiliary spillway on the Lake […]