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Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam Thu, 12 Oct, 2017

Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have killed at least 43 people, left 34 others missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said Thursday.
13 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

13 dead as wildfires torch California wine country Tue, 10 Oct, 2017

Firefighters encouraged by weakening winds were battling 17 large wildfires on Tuesday in California which have left at least 13 people dead, thousands homeless and ravaged the state's famed wine country.
US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate gained force as it sped toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Forecasters said it was likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.
Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica

Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica Thu, 21 Sep, 2017

Hurricane Maria left more than 15 people dead in hard-hit Dominica, the small Caribbean island's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday.
More than 200 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico

More than 200 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico Wed, 20 Sep, 2017

Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.
Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean Mon, 18 Sep, 2017

Hurricane Maria strengthened rapidly on Monday as it blasted towards the eastern Caribbean, forcing exhausted islanders -- still recovering from megastorm Irma -- to brace for the worst again.

Hurricane Irma kills 10, may hit Florida Sunday as Category 4

Hurricane Irma kills 10, may hit Florida Sunday as Category 4 Thu, 07 Sep, 2017

 Hurricane Irma plowed past the Dominican Republic toward Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.
Harvey turns deadly, lashing Texas with torrential rain

Harvey turns deadly, lashing Texas with torrential rain Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey lashed central Texas with torrential rains on Sunday, unleashing "catastrophic" floods after the megastorm -- the most powerful to hit the United States since 2005 -- left a deadly trail of devastation along the Gulf Coast.
Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides Sun, 20 Aug, 2017

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

At least 312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding

At least 312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city's morgues.
Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

At least 175 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.
Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods

Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said Thursday.
Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms

Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

The mayor of Rome urged the government on Friday to intervene to prevent water rationing in the drought-hit Italian capital.
Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns

Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of 12,000 people.
Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia

Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Thousands of residents in the interior of Western Canada's British Columbia province have evacuated their homes because of two rapidly spreading wildfires as high temperatures, heavy winds and dry conditions made it tough for authorities to control the blazes.
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