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US emergency crews seek to prevent ‘catastrophic flood’ at wastewater reservoir

Emergency workers in Florida are trying to prevent the collapse of a large wastewater pond while evacuating the area to avoid a “catastrophic flood”,...

Rain eases in Australia but risk of further flooding remains

Heavy rainfall has been forecast to ease across Australia’s east coast but floodwaters are expected to linger for days across New South Wales where...

More evacuation orders issued in Australia amid worst flooding in decades

Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) has issued more evacuation orders following the worst flooding in decades. The NSW State Emergency Services...

Thousands evacuated amid floods in Indonesia

Thousands of residents are being evacuated on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital amid flooding from the Citarum River. The Bekasi district in Indonesia’s West Java...

Flooding hits French towns as water recedes elsewhere

Floodwaters that devastated vineyards and orchards receded Saturday in southwest France but rose elsewhere, including in a French town where people were evacuated from...

Two killed and 25 rescued amid severe floods in Italy and France

Italian firefighters have rescued 25 people trapped on the French side of a high mountain pass by severe flooding that killed two people in...

Seven dead in flooding as first tropical storm of season hits Central America

At least seven people have died and hundreds have been evacuated in El Salvador as the first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season...

Downpours bring flooding misery to the UK

Torrential rain has led to flooded roads and cancelled train services in parts of the north of England. Residents were evacuated from 35 homes in...

Residents can return to their homes as UK dam stabilised

Residents of evacuated Whaley Bridge in the UK have been told it is safe to return to their homes. Derbyshire Police said stability of the...

Nine reported killed after river floods house in Sicily

Nine people have died after a rain-swollen river flooded a home in the countryside near Palermo, Sicily, Italian state radio said. Heavy rains have lashed...

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