Rising rivers flood homes in southern Venezuela

By Maria Ramirez PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, Aug 9 : Rising rivers have flooded homes in southern Venezuela, affecting more than 15,000 people and forcing some 500 to leave their homes, according to civil protection officials. The Orinoco and Caroni have risen in recent days following a period of intense rains, leaving many homes waist-deep in […]

Peru seeks more international aid to cope with extreme floods

By Mitra Taj and Marco Aquino LIMA, Apr 1 : Peru needs more international aid to help hundreds of thousands of people cope with continuing floods and mudslides that have killed more than 100 people and torn apart much of the country’s infrastructure, the transportation minister said today. Minister Martin Vizcarra told Reuters that the […]

Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen

By Mitra Taj LIMA, Mar 19 : A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru has unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades, with landslides and raging rivers sweeping away people, clogging highways and destroying crops. At least 62 people have died and more than 70,000 have become homeless as Peru’s rainy season has […]

Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen

By Mitra Taj LIMA, Mar 18 : A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru has unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades, with landslides and raging rivers sweeping away people, clogging highways and destroying crops in a potential sign of a global El Nino pattern this year. At least 62 people have died […]