A vendor tries to salvage materials from a submerged stall after a river overflowed due to heavy rains brought by moonson in Ilagan City, Isabela province north of Manila on January 1, 2023. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Death toll from Philippine floods, landslides rises to 51

The death toll from recent floods and landslides across the disaster-prone Philippines has risen to 51, officials said Monday, as authorities distribute food packs to the hardest hit communities. The…

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Rescue workers help people affected by floods, in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental Province, Philippines, December 26, 2022. Philippine Coast Guard/Handout via REUTERS

Philippine death toll from Christmas rains and floods rises to 13

The death toll from Christmas day rains in southern Philippines has risen to 13, authorities said on Tuesday, with the search still on for 23 people as floods started to…

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Floods wreak havoc in Thailand’s southern provinces

Twelve districts in the southern province of Pattani have been declared flood disaster zones, as the provincial administration advises people in the affected areas to brace for increased flooding, due…

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Small embankment built to prevent overflows from Chao Phraya River

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Department of Public Works hastily erected a small embankment today (Saturday), using asphalt and pebbles in three side roads off of the Rama III Road, to…

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Over 4,700 villages in Thailand remain flooded

More than 4,700 villages across the country remain flooded, with over 400,000 households affected, as floodwaters recede, according to the Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. The provinces which…

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Thai PM visits flood victims in Sing Buri Province

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha flew to Sing Buri province today (Monday). His helicopter first landed in a stadium, belonging to the Sing Buri Provincial Administrative Organisation, for a briefing from…

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Flood situation in Phuket is improving

The flood situation in Phuket has improved today (Monday), after heavy rains caused by a tropical depression. Floodwater in Phuket has receded from Phuket Old Town, particularly around the clock…

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Loss of water retention areas worsens flood situation in Ubon Ratchathani

The loss of natural water retention areas, through a lack of proper urban planning, is being blamed for the unusually serious flooding in the north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani this…

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Widespread flooding in Phuket on Sunday following heavy rainfall

Many areas of Phuket, including the old commercial centre and some beach roads, are flooded this morning (Sunday), following heavy downpours throughout last night. The Klang Road in the old…

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Breach in river embankment floods villages in Ang Thong Province Friday night

Many residents in Ban Hae sub-district, in the Muang District of Ang Thong Province, had a shock late last night when water rushed into their house through a partially collapsed…

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Gold health card holders in flooded areas can get free medical services at state hospitals

Gold health card holders in areas affected by flooding in Thailand are entitled to medical treatment at all state hospitals, including those at which they are not registered, Deputy Government…

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A home is inundated by floodwaters, following heavy rains and severe flooding in the McGraths Hill suburb of Sydney, Australia, July 6, 2022. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo

Australia floods: why the country is battling weather again

Floods caused by torrential rain are hitting large swathes of southeast Australia, inundating hundreds of homes and forcing authorities to urge thousands of people to evacuate. Areas of three southeastern states – Victoria,…

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Rescue personnel work to recover bodies of people swept away by devastating floods following heavy rain in Las Tejerias, Aragua state, Venezuela, October 11, 2022. REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria

Dozens missing after Venezuela floods, death toll rises

Hundreds of Venezuelans roamed the streets of Las Tejerias on Tuesday, digging and searching for missing relatives amid a rising death toll from devastating weekend floods that swept through the town,…

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BMA urges people to work from home to avoid floods

Bangkok authorities on Tuesday urged government agencies and private companies to consider allowing their personnel and employees to work from home in the next few days as Bangkok is expected…

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Confrontation between villagers over draining of floodwater in Ayutthaya

Two groups of villagers in Thailand’s central province of Ayutthaya confronted each other today (Tuesday), over whether excess water should be drained into a water retention area in Pak Hai…

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Widespread flooding in Chiang Mai as Ping River breaches flood wall

Water from the overflowing Ping River breached flood walls this afternoon (Monday), causing widespread inundation of the Muang district of Chiang Mai, including in the economic zone. The water level…

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Heavy rain and extensive road flooding in Bangkok on Monday

Extensive flooding and severe traffic congestion hit Bangkok’s roads this afternoon (Monday) following very heavy rain. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s flood prevention centre reported that 104mm and 93mm of rain…

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New sandbag flood wall built to protect economic zone in Nonthaburi

The Nonthaburi municipal administration has built a new flood wall, using over 300,000 sand bags stretching overabout 10kms parallel to the Chao Phraya River, to protect the economic zone in…

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Water in Ping River in Chiang Mai exceeds critical level

Residents in Chiang Mai province, especially those living close to the Ping River, have been advised to monitor the water situation closely, but not to panic, as the water level…

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Bangkok takes precautions ahead of arrival of tropical storm Noru this Thursday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has taken steps, including draining water out of canals in and around the city and procuring 2.5 million sandbags to reinforce flood walls, to brace…

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Farmland and residential areas flooded after dike partially collapses in Si Sa Ket

About 960 hectares of farmland and residential areas in two districts of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Si Sa Ket are flooded, after an earthen dike partially collapsed yesterday (Sunday), due…

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Residents wade through waist-deep flood waters after Super Typhoon Noru, in San Miguel, Bulacan province, Philippines, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Philippines’ Marcos orders aid for typhoon-struck areas, five reported dead

BULACAN, Philippines, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Philippine authorities rushed on Monday to distribute aid to thousands of evacuees after typhoon Noru made landfall in the capital and northern provinces, leaving…

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Bangkok and 6 provinces warned of potential overflows from Chao Phraya

The Royal Irrigation Department will, from tomorrow, increase rate of water being discharged through the Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat province, from 1,989m3/sec to as much as 2,200m3/sec, due…

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Heavy flooding in Chiang Mai on Friday morning

Many areas of the Muang district in Chiang Mai are heavily flooded this morning (Friday) after heavy rain throughout last night. Police were out in force this morning to direct…

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Lat Krabang district declared a disaster zone by Bangkok’s administration

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has declared Lat Krabang district a flood “disaster zone” so provision of assistance can be expedited, to relieve the hardships of some 20,000 residents in…

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More than 4,900 households in Pathum Thani flooded

A total of 4,926 households in Muang and Sam Khok Districts of Thailand’s central province of Pathum Thani are currently flooded by overflows from the Chao Phraya River. Meanwhile, in…

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Parts of Phuket international airport flooded Friday morning

Parts of Phuket international airport was flooded for a while this morning (Friday), following a heavy downpour which led to the inundation of several areas around the airport and the…

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Over 135,000 hectares of land, including 42,560 hectares of rice fields in Thailand flooded

More than 135,000 hectares of land, including about 42,560 hectares of rice fields in the Nan, Chao Phraya, Pasak and Bang Pakong river basins, are now flooded, according to the…

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Satellite images show widespread flooding in Thailand’s northeast

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) has released images, taken on August 24th by the Sentinel-1 satellite, of flooding covering 20,800 hectares of land in the north-eastern region of…

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Bangkok braces for more widespread flooding

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is bracing for another round of widespread flooding, after the city was pounded by more than 100mm of rain last night and with more rain…

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People living near Thailand’s waterways warned of flooding, overflows this week

The National Water Command Centre is advising people living near rivers, waterways and reservoirs to prepare for possible flooding, overflows and flash floods from today until August 10th due to…

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A flooded area is flown over by a Kentucky National Guard helicopter deployed in response to a declared state of emergency in eastern Kentucky, U.S. July 27, 2022. U.S. Army National Guard/Handout via REUTERS

Kentucky floods kill at least 28 – ‘Everything is gone’

July 31 (Reuters) – Floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky have killed at least 28 people, including four children, Governor Andy Beshear said on Sunday as authorities worked to provide food and shelter for thousands of displaced…

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Riverside residents in 11 provinces warned of Chao Phraya overflows from Wednesday

People living near the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and in ten other central provinces are being warned, by the Irrigation Department, of overflows from the river starting Wednesday (July…

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Expert warns Bangkok may face worse flooding September-October

In September and October, Bangkok is at risk of flooding which may be worse than that experienced this week, especially Wednesday night, warned Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seree Supratid, a water…

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Heavy rain forecast till weekend in Bangkok and most parts of Thailand

People in and around Bangkok are advised to prepare for heavy rain from today (Thursday) until the weekend, after the city was lashed by sustained heavy downpours last night, causing…

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People look at a flooded park due to torrential rain in the Camden suburb of Sydney on July 3, 2022. – Thousands of Australians were ordered to evacuate their homes in Sydney on July 3 as torrential rain battered the country’s largest city and floodwaters inundated its outskirts. (Photo by Muhammad FAROOQ / AFP)

Thousands ordered to evacuate from Sydney floods

AFP – Australia’s emergency services ordered thousands of people in Sydney to evacuate Monday as overflowing rivers swamped swathes of land and the city’s largest dam spilled torrents of water….

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Bangkok governor-elect, 3rd placed Wiroj join force Monday to tackle floods

Bangkok presumed governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt and 3rd placed Move Forward candidate Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn joined force in trying to tackle the persisting flood problems in the capital today (Monday), after a…

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Monitor lizard blamed for failure of Bangkok water pumps during heavy rains

A monitor lizard was found in a large water pump in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district yesterday (Wednesday), disrupting its operation and that of three more in adjacent areas and leaving…

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Flash flood warned for 12 southern Thai provinces until Thursday

People living in low-lying areas and close to natural waterways in 12 southern provinces of Thailand are being warned of possible flash flooding, from today (Monday) until Thursday, as a…

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Australia orders 200,000 to flee floods moving towards Sydney

Australia’s emergency services ordered 200,000 people to flee from the path of a wild storm that lurched towards Sydney Thursday after killing 13 people in more than a week of record-setting floods along the east coast. Authorities issued severe…

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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. This was last year when there were no electoral complications involved. But the time was ominously in October and scores of provinces were suffering. 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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