floods

Cabinet approves Rebuild Kerala Devpt Programme draft

The government also waived off stamp duty and registration fee for land purchased under the Life Mission scheme.   

published on : 22nd May 2019

After flood and summer blues, Keralites look for canopy of trees

The great deluge that devastated the state in August last year and the harsh summer that followed have helped to create a consciousness among the Keralites on the need to plant more trees.

published on : 19th May 2019

Tanzania floods kill five, leave around 2,500 homeless

Schools have closed in Kyela, a district on the border of Lake Malawi, and families fled to shelters after losing everything in the rising waters.

published on : 17th May 2019

CM Pinarayi Vijayan takes stock of ‘Dutch model’ to address floods

The Chief Minister also held a series of meetings with Dutch experts in water management.

published on : 11th May 2019

Despite floods, students from Kuttanad, Pathanamthitta score big

P A Santhamma, deputy director of education, said the achievement was unique as large-scale damage was caused by the floods, which also washed away the textbooks and other educational materials.

published on : 7th May 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

Indonesia to move its seat of government away from overcrowded, polluted Jakarta

Officials in a meeting suggested a location near Jakarta or staying put and relocating all government buildings to a special zone around the presidential palace.

published on : 30th April 2019

38 killed, 2 lakh in danger as floods destroy 35,000 homes in Mozambique after second cyclone

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) described it as the strongest cyclone to ever lash the continent and predicted further heavy rain over the coming days.

published on : 29th April 2019

Floods in Indonesia kill 29 as dozens go missing

Around 12,000 others have been evacuated from water-logged Bengkulu province with hundreds of buildings, bridges and roads damaged.

published on : 29th April 2019

At least 10 dead, thousands displaced after severe Indonesia floods

The waters have receded in some places but officials warned the full extent of the damage was not yet known and some areas were still cut off.

published on : 28th April 2019

Houses for flood victims by Aster-Rotary Homes project

Kalamassery MLA V  K Ibrahim Kunju inaugurated the function, which was presided over by Francis Tharayil, president, Kunnukara grama panchayat.

published on : 27th April 2019

Flood-free monsoon? Bangaloreans wary

With the scorching summer due to make way for soothing rain soon, residents of low-lying areas hope for the best, while preparing for the worst; civic body says plans are in place to avoid Bengaluru g

published on : 25th April 2019

23 people dead in South Africa floods and mudslides

The South African Weather Services warned that more heavy rain and gale force winds were expected until Wednesday, which could threaten low-lying bridges and roads. 

published on : 23rd April 2019

8 months after floods, Kerala dams lack emergency plan

It says EAP is the document to be used in case of emergencies generated by either a dam break or to a significantly high release of water from gated or ungated spillways.

published on : 18th April 2019

Amid intense drought, deadly rains kill five in Afghanistan

Residents have complained about the lack of infrastructure and government assistance to help them out of the deluge.

published on : 16th April 2019
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