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38 killed as floods worsen in Mozambique after second cyclone

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:53 PM

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs describes it as the strongest cyclone to ever lash Africa, and predicts further heavy rain over the coming days

CYCLONE KENNETH. Residents brave the floods in Mazive, southern Mozambique, on April 28, 2019. Photo by Emidio Josine/AFP

Floods in Indonesia kill dozens, thousands displaced

Apr 29, 2019 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) Indonesia's disaster agency confirms 29 deaths and says at least 13 more people are missing in Sumatra island's Bengkulu province

A police line is placed at a damaged bridge following torrential rain in Bogor, West Java on April 28, 2019. Photo by Rangga Firmansyah/AFP

Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Warming weather over the Easter weekend brings spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and New Brunswick

Homes on the verge of being flooded in Laval, Canada, where water remains at a dangerous level on April 21, 2019. Flooding in eastern Canada forced the evacuation of 1,200 people while more than 600 troops have been deployed in response, authorities said Sunday, April 21, 2019. Warming weather over the Easter weekend has brought spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and New Brunswick. MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE / MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE / AFP / AFP

2 million in need of aid after Iran floods – Red Crescent

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods the 'largest disaster to hit Iran in more than 15 years'

IRAN FLOODS. Barricades are set up to contain water in a flooded street in the city of Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province, on April 10, 2019. Photo by atta Kenar/AFP

76 dead in Iran floods as Tehran weighs costs

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The floods have caused immense damage with homes, roads, infrastructure and agriculture all hit

New Valenzuela pumping stations to ease floods, says DPWH

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways opens two pumping stations in the barangays of Wawang Pulo and Coloong in Valenzuela City

DPWH opens 2 new pumping stations to address flooding in Valenzuela. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

Iran flood death toll reaches 62

Apr 03, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Flood-related deaths are reported in 11 out of Iran's 31 provinces

FLOODED IRAN STREETS. An Iranian woman walks through a flooded street in the city of Poldokhtar in the Lorestan province, on April 02, 2019. Photo by Aziz Babanejad/Tasnim News/AFP

'We have lost everything': Afghans describe deadly floods

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Flash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 35 people, wash away houses, destroy temporary shelters, and cut off access to remote villages

Iran president visits flood-hit zones as death toll hits 43

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:41 PM

A day of mourning has been declared for Thursday, March 28, in the southern city of Shiraz, the worst-hit area where the flooding claimed the lives of 19 people and injured more than 100

ROUHANI VISIT. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on March 27, 2019, shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) during a visit to areas affected by floods in the country's northeastern Golestan region. AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

Death toll in 'unprecedented' Iran floods rises to 21

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:37 PM

With 20 of Iran's 31 provinces experiencing floods or facing an imminent threat, the country's National Crisis Management Committee is activated at the cabinet level

IRAN FLOODS. An image made available by Iran's Mehr News agency on March 25, 2019, shows cars piling up in a street in the southern city of Shiraz. Photo by Amin Berenjkar/ Mehr News/AFP

Indonesia flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelters while at least 104 victims are confirmed to have died and 79 remain unaccounted for in the disaster's aftermath

EVACUATION. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Military on March 19, 2019 shows soldiers helping residents to evacuate after the flash floods in Sentani. Handout photo by Indonesian military/AFP

Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89 with dozens missing

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The Indonesian government issues a 14-day state of emergency in Papua

INDONESIA FLOODING. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on March 19, 2019 shows a flooded area in Sentani. Handout photo by BNBP/AFP

Baby reunited with dad as Indonesia flood death toll hits 79

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) The 5-month old is plucked from debris inside a house where his mother and siblings were found dead in the hard-hit town of Sentani

At least 42 dead in floods in Indonesia's Papua province

Mar 17, 2019 - 10:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The floods in Sentani, near the provincial capital of Jayapura, were triggered by torrential rain on Saturday

At least 24 dead as Cyclone Idai hits eastern Zimbabwe

Mar 16, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Zimbabwe officials say 24 are dead with over 100 people missing

FLOODED. Rain, which is believed to be the beginning of Tropical cyclone Idai coming from central Mozambique, falls in the flooded districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje in southern Malawi, on March 15, 2019. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP

Floods kill 66 in Mozambique, 45 in Malawi

Mar 13, 2019 - 4:19 PM

(UPDATED) The floods in one of Africa's poorest countries have already destroyed 5,756 homes, affecting 15,467 households, and 141,325 people

'Hundreds of thousands' of cattle feared dead after Australia floods

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:11 PM

About half of Australia's 25-million strong cattle herd is bred in Queensland state, and graziers say the floods – described as a once-a-century event – could devastate their industry

FLOODS. A handout photo from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) shows the flooding in Townsville. Photo by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services/AFP

'Worst over' as Australia begins flood clean-up

Feb 06, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Communities remain cut off and thousands are still without power in the state of Queensland

EVACUATION. Army vehicles enter Townsville to help evacuate flood-affected people from Townsville on February 4, 2019, as the recent downpour in Australia's tropical north has seen some areas get a year's worth of rainfall in a week. Photo by AFP

Military steps in as Australia floods bring crocs to the streets

Feb 04, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Australia's tropical north typically experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season, but the recent downpour has seen some areas get a year's worth of rainfall in a week

AUSTRALIA FLOODING. A handout photo taken and received February 4, 2019, from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) shows the flooding in Townsville. Photo by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services/AFP

'Unprecedented' flooding to hit northeast Australia

Feb 03, 2019 - 12:33 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'It's basically not just a one-in-20-year event, it's a one-in-100-year event,' says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

This recent undated handout picture provided by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and received by AFP on February 3, 2019 shows floodwaters as they rush over the Aplins Weir in Townsville after days of torrential rain. - Once in a century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of further downpours over the next few days. (Photo by Handout / QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES / AFP) / ---- EDITORS NOTE - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /Queensland Fire and Emergency Services" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

Nearly 20,000 people flee Davao Region floods

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Authorities say at least 58 barangays across the Davao Region implemented forced evacuation

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides climbs to 68

Jan 26, 2019 - 9:00 PM

6 people are still declared missing after the disaster

LANDSLIDE. This picture taken on January 25, 2019 shows Indonesian rescuers recovering a body after a landslide in Gowa, after heavy rains and strong winds pounded the southern part of Sulawesi island. Photo by Yusuf Wahil/AFP

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

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PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Indonesia floods, landslides death toll climbs to 59

Jan 25, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Lashed by the heavy rain, rivers swell, bursting their banks and inundating dozens of communities in 11 districts of southern Sulawesi. Parts of the provincial capital Makassar are also affected.

FLOODING. Indonesian soldiers evacuate flood-affected residents in Makassar on January 23, 2019. Photo by Indra Abriyanto/AFP

LOOK: Over 200 families evacuated in Davao City due to flooding

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Torrential rains brought by a low pressure area caused Davao River to swell, prompting the evacuation of families in flooded communities

EVACUATION. Rescuers bring children out of a flooded area in Ma-a, Davao City, on January 23, 2019. Photo from Davao CIO

1 dead, 2 missing after flood hits village in Davao Oriental

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:36 PM

Provincial search and rescue teams are still trying to locate two other flood victims – a 9-year-old girl and a 38-year-old woman

Amid flood control controversy, Casiguran mayor distances self from Diokno

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:36 PM

Mayor Edwin Hamor refuses to respond to the latest allegation that Aremar Construction, which he founded, earned P81 million from dummies

NOT CLOSE TO DIOKNO? Casiguran, Sorsogon Mayor Edwin Hamor attends the House investigation on the alleged budget anomalies on January 15, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House invites Diokno, relatives to flood control 'scam' probe

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:24 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr says he is expecting 'full cooperation and full disclosure' from Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, his daughter, and his in-laws

NOT ATTENDING? Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno has already been advised by President Rodrigo Duterte not to attend the House probe. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Martires blasts Andaya, denies probe into flood control scam

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:01 PM

‘It is not good to drag the Office of the Ombudsman into this feud between the Office of the Secretary of Budget and Management and the House of Representatives,’ says Ombudsman Samuel Martires

DENIAL. Ombudsman Samuel Martires denies Representative Rolando Andaya Jr's statement that the Office of the Ombudsman has launched a probe into the alleged flood control scam. Photos by Rappler

Andaya tags Diokno in alleged flood scam 'conspiracy'

Jan 06, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno denies the 'imagined schemes' linked to him by House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr

CONSPIRACY? House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr in a heated exchange with DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno during the question hour at the House on December 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Divers hunt flooded Indian mine for missing men

Dec 30, 2018 - 2:55 PM

There is no sign of life, with the delayed rescue effort drawing public outrage, but the men's families are clinging to hopes that they may have found an air pocket

RESCUE. This undated handout photograph released by the National Disaster Response Force shows emergency workers gathering around a crane after 13 miners were killed after being trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Ksan village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district. Handout / National Disaster Response Force / AFP

Lake Buhi, Lake Bato reach alarm level due to heavy rain

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:57 PM

Lake overflow is 'still threatening' nearby areas, says PAGASA

WATCH: Flooding in Samar, Sorsogon over Usman

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) Heavy rains trigger flooding in areas along the path of Usman

FLOOD. Heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Usman triggers heavy flooding in Sorsogon City on December 29, 2018. Screenshot from video of Ramil Marianito, CDRRMO

Andaya hits P325-M flood control projects in Casiguran, Sorsogon

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:40 PM

'So ano ba talaga 'yong basehan ng pagbigay ho natin ng pondo para sa flood control? May master plan tayo? Kamag-anak ba?' asks House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr in relation to the proposed projects for 2019

ATTACK VS DIOKNO. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr holds a press conference on December 19, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Philippines, Japan tackle infra, flood management projects

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The two countries reaffirm their commitment to get the Metro Manila Subway partially running by 2022

Italy storms claim 12 more lives

Nov 04, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Italy has been hit by a series of deadly storms over the past week, especially in the north and around Venice, claiming 30 lives in all

FLOOD. A motorhome is pictured off side of a flooded road on November 4, 2018 near a house where 9 people of the same family died after a small river burst its banks in Casteldaccia near Palermo on the southern Italian island of Sicily. Photo by Alessandro Fucarini/AFP

Swollen rivers threaten Isabela, Cagayan with flash floods

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Magat Dam continues to release water from its reservoir, triggering floods

Rescuers look for trapped residents in Barangay Nuesa in Roxas, Isabela as the river continues to rise. Photo courtesy of Boyet Dalog II

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Oct 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

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SCULPTURE. A child plays in front of a sculpture titled Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

At least 22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:04 PM

At least 17 people are confirmed killed in the last 3 days in North Sumatra province, while 5 others are killed in West Sumatra

LANDSLIDE. A woman with a suitcase makes her way along a destroyed road in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

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Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

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BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Top White House lawyer to leave as Russia probe heats up

Aug 30, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Donald Trump makes the announcement on Twitter without first telling McGahn, The New York Times reports, citing people close to the president and the lawyer

MCGAHN. In this file photo taken on April 13, 2018 US White House Counsel Don McGahn walks after the investiture ceremony for US District Judge Trevor N. McFadden at the US District Court in Washington, DC. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/AFP

Flood toll in India's Kerala rises to 445

Aug 26, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Around a million people are still packed into temporary relief camps and 15 are reported missing

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:29 PM

(UPDATED) Some 353,000 people have taken shelter in 3,026 relief camps as thousands of army, navy, and air force troops fan out to help those still stranded

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Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala

Aug 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities have warned that rains and strong winds are predicted for many parts of Kerala on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19

How Malabon City uses tech and bayanihan to combat disasters

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Malabon City is banking on volunteerism and modern technology to respond to calamities

Duterte's aerial survey of Marikina flooding canceled twice

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte was 'keeping warm' and remotely monitoring flood-hit areas over the weekend, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President prior to the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed government officials at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Tagle, Villegas seek aid for monsoon flood victims

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Filipinos can course donations through their parishes, dioceses, or Caritas offices, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

IN PRAYER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads a prayer at the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization on July 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on flood control and management

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am

Fewer anti-flood projects under cash-based 2019 budget

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Public Works and Highways' proposed budget for 2019 is about P93 billion lower than this year's budget, leading to a possible decrease in infrastructure projects

Residents wade through chest-deep flood at Veterans Village in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on August 11, 2018, as heavy downpour pounds Metro Manila brought by Southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding that cause floods and stranded passengers in Metropolis. Photo by DARREN LANGIT