Flash floods

CM Nitish Kumar blames Nepal for flash floods in Bihar

Unusual torrential rainfall in catchment areas in Nepal and subsequent massive discharge of water in rivers led to flash floods in Bihar where 33 people have lost their lives in the past few days.

published on : 17th July 2019

Flash floods in Bihar claimed 25 lives, affected 25.71 lakh people: Nitish Kumar

So far, 199 relief camps have been set up where 1.16 lakh people are taking shelter, the chief minister said.

published on : 16th July 2019

One dead as rain continues to wreak havoc in north Bengal

Overflowing rivers have breached banks at many places, flooding localities and displacing thousands of people

published on : 14th July 2019

GHMC gets a ‘Himalayan’ idea to deal with difficult terrains during disasters

The reason for a weak disaster management system in the state is attributed to the less vulnerability of cyclones or earthquakes. 

published on : 1st May 2019

42 killed, several missing in Indonesia flash floods

Torrential rains triggered the floods at around 6 p.m. in several villages in Jayapura district on Saturday.

published on : 17th March 2019

Your car's windshield wipers may help predict, prevent flooding

Researchers collected data from a set of 70 cars outfitted with sensors embedded in windshield wipers and dashboard cameras.

published on : 21st January 2019

Flash floods hit Tamil areas of Sri Lanka, thousands hit

No deaths or disappearances have been reported so far, disaster management officials said.

published on : 23rd December 2018

Kuwait halts flights as torrential rains lash region

Torrential rains have swept across the region, with Jordan hit the worst and at least 13 people have died in flash floods in the kingdom.

published on : 15th November 2018

Smartphones may help better predict flash floods: Study

The study, published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, analysed the data to detect phenomena such as "atmospheric tides," which are similar to ocean tides.

published on : 28th October 2018

18 dead as floods wipe out students, teachers near Dead Sea 

37 middle school students, seven teachers and other visitors were at the hot springs near the Dead Sea on Thursday afternoon, some eating lunch, when they were taken by surprise by the flooding.

published on : 26th October 2018

Cyclone Titli: Odisha taken unawares by flash floods; 38.7 lakh people affected

The flash floods have brought to the fore the failure of the administration in anticipating the aftermath of the cyclone as severe floods hit major parts of South Odisha on Friday.

published on : 13th October 2018

Odisha government failed in flood management: Opposition

OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik further said the State Government ignored IMD forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall without taking any preemptive measures.

published on : 13th October 2018

Rosa makes landfall in Mexico, threatens US southwest

At least 12 people died in flash floods in the states of Michoacan and Sinaloa and another eight are missing.

published on : 2nd October 2018