April 3, 2017: Flash flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the city of Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia have claimed lives of at least 254 people and injured more than 400 people. President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency in the region. More than 1,000 emergency personnel, including soldiers and local […]
March 28, 2017: An avalanche in ski slopes in Japan has claimed lives of at least seven high school students and a teacher. The avalanche occurred early on Monday near Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, 120km (75 miles) north of Tokyo.
March 18, 2017: At least 72 people have died and 263 others have been injured in disastrous floods in Peru. Heavy rainfall burst river banks, created mudslides, collapsed bridges and roads. The flooding has also destroyed 12,000 homes, 25 schools and eight hospitals or clinics.
Zimbabwe was declared as a ‘state of disaster’ in February 2016 by the Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe after rural areas were hit by a severe drought. The El-Nino induced drought led to 4 million people requiring food aid while farmers lost of thousands of cattle. Zimbabwe has appealed for $100m (£82m) to help those […]
January 22, 2017: At least 15 people died in Georgia and four others in Mississippi after multiple tornadoes rattled the region. In total at least 62 tornadoes touched down across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina from January 21 to 23, 2017.5
January 18, 2017: A series of four earthquakes rattled Central Italy between Abruzzo, Lazio, the Marche and Umbria regions triggering an avalanche which buried the Rigopiano hotel in the Gran Sasso mountain near Farindola in the Abruzzo region. The first of the four earthquakes was of magnitude 5.3 which struck 25 km northwest of L’Aquila on […]
December 30, 2016: At least 50 people died and 10,000 became homeless after flash floods hit Boma, Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday. Heavy rainfall caused the Kalamu River, to overflow into the River Congo leading the outbrust into the banks in the city of Boma.
Eighteen people were killed in six districts of Tamil Nadu in rain-related incidents linked to Cyclone Vardah that crossed the coast, as Chief Minister O Panneerselvam held a meeting of top officials today to speed up work to ensure return of normalcy in storm-hit regions. The government said it is taking all steps to ensure that the […]
“Here we go again” was possibly the first reaction of many New Zealanders when the top of the country’s South Island was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake just after midnight (local time) in the early hours of Nov. 14. The human toll—two, at time of writing—paled in comparison to the 185 who died in the […]
October 7th, 2016: With a death toll of over 1,600 people and a damage of $ 10.5 billion, Hurricane Matthew was the strongest storm since Hurricane Felix in 2007. The hurricane reached category 5 hurricane status i.e. the winds exceeding 252 km/h. Western Atlantic, Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Lucayan Archipelago, Southeast US and Canadian […]