Flood

Abuja: Over 100 people have died and thousands have been displaced in floods in Nigeria, authorities said. The National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) said heavy rains caused the Niger River and Benue River to overflow, resulting in a series of floods across the country over two weeks, with rural areas most vulnerable. The government on Monday, urged …

Washington: The death toll from tropical storm Florence that made landfall in the US east coast, has increased to 13, with authorities warning of continued rains and flooding. Of the 13 victims, nine died on Friday night, while the rest were killed on Saturday, according to the officials. Florence crashed ashore Friday morning in North Carolina …

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed solidarity with Kerala and said that people from all walks of life across the country have come in support of those whose lives were devastated in the massive floods. “In today’s pressing, hard times, the entire nation is with Kerala. Our sympathies are with those families …

Mumbai: On the occasion of Onam, celebrities like Hema Malini, Jackie Shroff and Rajeev Khandelwal sent out good wishes to the people of flood-hit Kerala. Onam celebrations normally start on ‘Atham’ day, 10 days before ‘Thiruonam’ (which falls on August 25). This year, on that day, Kerala was grappling with torrential rains and extensive flooding. Ever …

New York: With smartphones capable of measuring atmospheric pressure, temperatures and humidity, a novel study suggested that the devices may one day be able to track and anticipate weather patterns that leads to flash floods. Researchers noted that smartphones can be harnessed to forecast flash floods as well as other natural disasters. “The sensors in our …

New Delhi/Kodagu (Karnataka): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy of help in the rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement. “Modi called up Kumaraswamy and assured him of all help in rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Kodagu district,” said the statement from the …

Lucknow: Only few hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced several development schemes in Lucknow including  some urban development projects, the (In)efficiency of civic authorities has been exposed miserably. The first real monsoon rains in the state capital made mockery of the tall claims of the PM and UP CM Yogi Adityanath who even bragged to …

Washington: The death toll in the catastrophic hurricane Harvey that lashed through the US state of Texas has increased to 37. The unrelenting storm that made landfall on August 25 unleashed its wrath on a wide swath east of Houston, leaving thousands stranded in flooded homes and forcing the evacuation of a nursing facility and even …