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9 out of 12 family members killed in floods in Italy’s Sicily

Nine members of one family died in Casteldaccia, near Palermo, as a rain-swollen river flooded a home. The victims were spending the evening together to celebrate a birthday.  It was also reported the death of one person in Vicari in Palermo region. A spokesperson for the Palermo Prefecture said on ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Warns Possible Floods In Mecca

RIYADH: Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday of the possibility of floods in Mecca because of medium to heavy rain, the Al Akhbariya reported.The authority forecasted that the unstable weather that covers Mecca, Minna and Arafat would continue this night. The rain occurs while around two million pilgrims are residing in ... Read More »

As Kerala struggles through floods, PM reaches state to take stock

He’ll be doing an ariel survey of the affected areas.  Vast areas of the state are flooded and relief and rescue operations are continuing in all affected regions. A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee was held on Thursday (August 16) to ensure continued and scale up assistance to the ... Read More »

Vietnam: At least 10 people died due to floods

Typhoon Son Tinh, the third tropical storm to hit Vietnam since the start of the year, made landfall Wednesday night, damaging infrastructure and crops through Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces. Heavy rains have continued in the wake of the typhoon, unleashing floods and landslides across vast areas of the ... Read More »

J&K floods: Rajnath Singh assures all possible help

J&K Governor N N Vohra on Saturday reviewed the flood preparedness at an emergency meeting at Raj Bhawan. He directed the Divisional administration and the Flood Control Department to ensure coordination among all the line departments to meet any eventuality arising out of flood situation. The senior officials apprised Governor ... Read More »

IMD to forecast floods using new system, soil study data

Currently, the Central Water Commission issues flood warnings. IMD DG K J Ramesh told a News agency that the national weather agency was preparing to launch this service from the next month by using the Flash Flood Guidance System for the first time in the country. In a first for ... Read More »