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Jordan: Flash flood sweeps through iconic Petra

Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, south-west of the capital, Amman. Downpours also triggered a state of emergency in the port city of Aqaba. It comes two weeks after 21 people, mostly children, drowned in a flash flood in the ... Read More »

Flood situation grim in Assam, improves in Jammu & Kashmir

The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim.  Over 63,000 people are still affected by the floods across five districts, with the MeT department forecasting more rainfall in the state in the coming days. The death toll stood at 32 with no casualty being reported on Sunday. Union Home ... Read More »

Flood situation grim in Assam, improves in J&K

The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim.  Over 63,000 people are still affected by the floods across five districts, with the MeT department forecasting more rainfall in the state in the coming days. The death toll stood at 32 with no casualty being reported on Sunday. Union Home ... Read More »

Flood situation continues to be grim in Assam

Nearly 1 Lakh people have taken shelter at temporary relief camps. Relief materials are being distributed by the district administrations in the affected areas. Flood waters disrupted road communication at many places. In Tripura, normal life is returning after the flood. State Emergency operation center officials said that the rescue ... Read More »

Flood damage would double without coral reefs, warns study

Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase four-fold by century’s end, they reported in the journal Nature Communications. Without coral to help absorb the shock, a once-in-a-century cyclone would wreak twice the havoc, with the damage measured in the tens of ... Read More »