Cars are seen in flood water caused by heavy rain in Kuala Lumpur early on December 19, 2021. Arif Kartono / AFP

Floods in Malaysia displace more than 30,000 people

More than 30,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Malaysia on Sunday as the country battles some of its worst flooding in years. The tropical Southeast Asian nation often…

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Asian highway blocked by heavy flooding in Thailand’s Chumphon province

Land travel between Thailand’s southern provinces and Bangkok has been disrupted in Chumphon province, as the Asian highway, the main artery, is heavily flooded, rendering it impassable to all vehicles…

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People in a boat travel across flooded farmland in Abbotsford, British Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

US Northwest, Canada devastated by flood, 1 death reported

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — As many parts of western Washington began drying out Tuesday after a storm that dumped rain for days, waters in some areas continued rising, more people…

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Riverside areas of Bangkok warned of flooding this week, later this month

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning people living near floodgates to prepare for high tides and subsequent flooding this week and between November 20th and 26th. Bang Phlat, Samphanthawong,…

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Thai authorities warn of two very high tides Tuesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning that the high tides today (Tuesday) will reach peaks at 11.26am, at 1.31 meters above mean sea level, and 1.20 meters at 7.32pm….

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GISTDA reports over 190,000 hectares of rice fields damaged by recent flooding

More than 190,000 hectares of paddy fields in Thailand’s central and north-eastern regions have been damaged by prolonged flooding, according to the Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) based…

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Floods, landslides kill 116 in India and Nepal

The death toll from days of flooding and landslides in India and Nepal crossed 100 on Wednesday, including several families swept away or crushed in their homes by avalanches of…

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Many piglets drown, others evacuated from flooding in Thailand

The current flooding in many parts of Thailand is not only affecting humans, property and farmland, but has also led to the drowning of many farm animals, such as pigs,…

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Nakhon Ratchasima’s municipal area submerged for second time in less than a month

Overflow from the Lam Takhong River and runoff from Soong Nern and Kham Talay Sor districts have flooded the municipal area of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima for the…

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Bangkok warned of 0.40m rise in Chao Phraya River between October 23-30

Thailand’s Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has notified the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to advise the city’s riverside residents to brace a rise in the level of the…

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Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Many households and low-lying areas located along the Tha Chin River, in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri, are submerged after excess water overflowed the spillways of the Krasiao Dam…

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Teachers brave tough terrain to deliver milk to children in Kanchanaburi

A group of about 20 dedicated teachers and volunteers braved four hours of rain, mud and flooded dirt roads in Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi,…

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Financial help rolled out for flood-affected customers of Thailand’s state-run banks

State-run banks have rolled out financial measures to help private individuals and businesses affected the current flooding, according to Pornchai Theeravet, director of the Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office. The…

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Thailand’s 20 major dams, reservoirs are in danger of overflowing

Irrigation officials have been advised by Thailand’s Office of the National Water Command Centre (NWCC) to manage the discharge of excess water from Thailand’s 20 major dams and reservoirs properly,…

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an aerial photo shows an overflowing Yellow River near the Lianbo Village in Hejin City, northern China’s Shanxi Province, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (Zhan Yan/Xinhua via AP)

Thousands evacuated and coal mines shuttered as floods hit north China

Beijing (AFP) – More than 120,000 people have been evacuated, coal mines shut and crops destroyed after unseasonably heavy rainfall flooded north China’s Shanxi province over the weekend, state media reported…

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Women row a boat with their dog through floodwaters in a neighbourhood in Ayutthaya on October 4, 2021, after tropical storm Dianmu caused flooding in 31 provinces across the country. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

Successive storms may cause floods in parts of central Thailand this week

People living downstream of Pasak Jolasid Dam in Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Ayutthaya have been warned to brace for flooding as an indirect…

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COVID-19 resurgence in Hua Hin and Chaiyaphum closes market and TAO office 

The Chatchai market, in Thailand’s resort town of Hua Hin, has been ordered to close for three days from Monday, after 30 people connected to the market were found to be infected with COVID-19. The mayor of Hua Hin,…

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Customers of the riverside Chaopraya Antique Café react to a boat’s wake as they enjoy themselves in the extraordinary high water levels in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi, near Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai riverside restaurant finds silver lining in floods

A flood-hit riverside restaurant in Nonthaburi, a busy town neighboring Bangkok, has drawn the attention of several international media agencies after becoming an unlikely dining hotspot in the face of…

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This photo taken on September 8, 2021, shows vendors waiting for sweat to collect on cotton swabs placed under their clothing, as research team from Chulalongkorn University’s chemistry department collect sweat samples to develop a novel device that detects the Covid-19 coronavirus through specific odors, in Bangkok. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Thailand’s consumer’s confidence index rises while business index falls

Thailand’s consumer confidence index for the month of September increased for the first time in seven months, thanks to the easing of lockdown restrictions, while the confidence index for the…

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5 drown, 1 missing and over 55,000 households hit by floods in Thailand’s Lop Buri

Five people have drowned, another remains missing and more than 55,000 households in the central province of Lop Buri have been hit by heavy flooding, said by some villagers to…

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Thai provinces facing floods as storm Conson makes landfall in Vietnam

Flash floods and heavy rain have hit many provinces of Thailand as tropical storm Conson made landfall in Vietnam’s Quang Ngai early on Sunday, according to Thailand’s Meteorological Department. Thai…

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A bulldozer clears the rubble of a building that collapsed in the earthquake in Brefet, a neighborhood of Les Cayes, Haiti, on August 17, 2021. – The death toll from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti has risen to 1,941, the Caribbean nation’s civil protection agency said Tuesday, as a tropical storm brought torrential downpours on survivors already coping with catastrophe. More than 9,900 people were wounded when the quake struck the southwestern part of the Caribbean nation on Saturday, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) to the west of the capital Port-au-Prince, according to the updated toll. (Photo by Reginald LOUISSAINT JR / AFP)

Earthquake, storm and floods: no relief in sight for Haiti as toll rises

Les Cayes, Haiti (AFP) – The death toll from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti has risen to 1,941, the Caribbean nation’s civil protection agency said Tuesday, as a tropical storm brought…

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People look out at cars sitting in floodwaters at the entrance of a tunnel after heavy rains hit the city of Zhengzhou in China’s central Henan province on July 21, 2021. (STR / AFP)

China accuses BBC of ‘fake news’ over floods reporting

Beijing on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the BBC, accusing it of broadcasting “fake news” and saying the organization was “naturally unpopular” over its coverage of devastating floods in…

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Residents chat on a muddy street after severe flooding and landslide in recent days have hit the county-level Gongyi city, near Zhengzhou, in central China’s Henan province on July 22, 2021. (Photo by JADE GAO / AFP)

Chinese city picks through the debris after record rains kill 33

Zhengzhou, China (AFP) – Piles of cars were strewn across a central Chinese city Thursday as shocked residents picked through the debris of a historic deluge that claimed at least 33 lives,…

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Residents wade through floodwaters on a flooded road amid heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China July 20, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS

Central Chinese province swamped after heaviest rain in 1,000 years

BEIJING (Reuters) – Large swathes of China’s central Henan province were under water on Wednesday, with its capital Zhengzhou hardest-hit after being drenched by what weather forecasters said was the heaviest rain in 1,000 years. In Zhengzhou, a city of over…

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Damage and debris from flooding is near the Ahr River, including in the spa complex, Sunday, July 18, 2021, in Bad Neuenahr, Germany. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)

Germany defends preparation for floods, as over 190 dead reported in Western Europe

BERLIN (AP) — German officials are defending their preparations for flooding in the face of the raging torrents that caught many people by surprise and left over 190 people dead…

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People use rubber rafts in floodwaters after the Meuse River broke its banks during heavy flooding in Liege, Belgium, Thursday, July 15, 2021. Heavy rainfall is causing flooding in several provinces in Belgium with rain expected to last until Friday. (AP Photo/Valentin Bianchi)

Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

BERLIN (AP) — More than 60 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as severe flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept…

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