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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Flooding

Last month
May 2023
# Flooding
Over 36,000 people evacuated in Italy after heavy floods
Six months’ worth of rain fell in 36 hours in the Emilia-Romagna region, with the floods described as the worst the country has seen in a century and killing 14 people.
# Flooding
Student missing in New Zealand after school trip to caves caught up in heavy rainfall
Heavy rain has lashed the area for days, with almost 10 centimetres expected today alone.
This year
2023
# High Tide
Cork and Waterford councils issue flood warning due to high tides and heavy rain
Met Éireann has also issued a Status Yellow rain warning for Kerry until 8pm today and warned that the area will be ‘wet and windy with localised flooding’.
# Sao Sebastio
Rescuers search for missing people in Brazil after twice monthly average rain falls in 24 hours
The record rainfall in a beachside city caused flooding and mudslides, killing at least 46 people.
# Sao Paulo
At least 36 dead from flooding and landslides in Brazil during weekend
Another 228 people were left homeless and 338 were evacuated in the coastal region north of the city of Sao Paulo.
# Flooding
Auckland faces ‘dangerous’ amount of rain after four killed in floods
More rain is forecast as at least 5,000 homes and businesses in Auckland are being assessed for flood and landslide damage.
# Flooding
3 people killed after record levels of rainfall in New Zealand
Yesterday was the wettest day ever recorded in Auckland.
# Climate Change
Pakistan flood recovery needs 'massive' investment, says UN leader
Pakistan’s Prime Minister told the conference his country was ‘racing against time’ to deal with the consequences of last year’s flooding.
Last year
2022
# Flooding
At least 25 killed as heavy rain and floods hit Philippines
Nearly 400,000 people were affected by the floods, with over 81,000 still in shelters and nine others injured.
# forecast
Status Yellow rain warning remains in effect nationwide as Met Éireann warns of flooding
A yellow wind warning will be in place for Cork and Kerry from 8pm this
# Cork
Clean-up operation ongoing in Cork after heavy rainfall caused flooding in city
Torrential rainfall caused widespread flooding and traffic disruption in the city yesterday afternoon.
# Flooding
UN chief has 'never seen climate carnage' like Pakistan floods
Nearly 1,400 people have died in flooding that has wiped out crops and destroyed homes, businesses, roads and bridges.
# Humanitarian Crisis
Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN
Mortality among newborn babies and severe acute malnutrition are at risk of increasing due to disruption of services.
# Spot Flooding
Status Yellow rain warning issued for six counties
The warning will be valid from 6pm today until 1am tomorrow.
# Relief
More aid reaches Pakistan as deaths from floods cross 1,200 mark
More than three million people are said to have been affected by the disaster.
# monsoon season
'One third of Pakistan is under water': Tens of millions battle floods as 1,136 confirmed dead
The seasonal flooding has impacted over 33 million people.
# monsoon rains
Pakistan orders thousands to evacuate near flood-swollen rivers as death toll nears 1,000
Officials say this year’s monsoon flooding has affected more than 33 million people, destroying or badly damaging nearly a million homes.
# Road closures
Financial support to be given to householders affected by severe flooding in Wexford
Around 70 homes and businesses in New Ross were damaged by flooding yesterday.
# deluge
Monsoon rain and flooding kills 140 people in a week in Pakistan
The fatalities raised the overall death toll from rain-related incidents since June to 478 in Pakistan.
# United States
Death toll from Kentucky floods rises to 25, with more fatalities expected
Torrential rain earlier this week caused unprecedented flash flooding in the east of the state.
# Floody Hell
Derry residents need more support to repair homes damaged by flooding, says local councillor
Martin Reilly of the SDLP said affected residents were told after flooding in 2017 that the event was a once-in-a-century occurance.
# Flooding
Call for emergency payment to be triggered after heavy flooding in Northern Ireland
Six people were rescued following heavy flooding across Derry and Strabane.
# Flooding
More than 20 people killed in south Iran floods
Iran has endured repeated droughts over the past decade alongside regular floods.
# CLIMATE CRISIS
Ireland 'urgently' needs to do more to protect coasts and adapt to climate change impacts
The Climate Change Advisory Council said heatwaves show the “need for urgent action on adaptation”.
# Flooding
Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods
Numerous homes and other structures were destroyed, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
# Mexico
Record-breaking hurricane hits Mexico at over 160 km/h
The hurricane made landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns in southern Mexico yesterday afternoon.
# Flooding
Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh
At least 24 people have been killed due to the floods in recent weeks.
# KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa launches relief cash for Durban flooding as at least 448 dead
Nearly 4,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 40,000 people displaced.
# KwaZulu-Natal
Floods in South Africa’s Durban area kill more than 300
The persistent rains have wreaked havoc, destroying homes, collapsing buildings and washing away major roads.
# Flooding
At least 45 people killed in South Africa floods
The deluge damaged the port, major highways and surrounding areas in KwaZulu-Natal province, according to local officials.
# Australia
Australia to declare deadly east coast floods a national emergency
Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement during a visit to flood-devastated Lismore.
# Australia
Sydney prepares for more torrential rain after flooding kills 14 people
As much as eight inches of rain is forecast for Australia’s largest city.
# Brazil
At least 78 people dead due to flash floods and landslides near Rio de Janeiro
A “state of disaster” has been declared.
# Flooding
Met Éireann issues advisory for potentially 'multi-hazard and disruptive event' from Thursday night
Met Éireann is warning of strong winds and coastal flooding later this week.
# Quito
22 people dead and dozens others injured as flooding hits Ecuador capital
Many in the city of 2.7 million people were taken to shelters.
All time
# Wexford
Some Wexford homes saw one-metre flood levels after 'devastating' Christmas rainfall
The flooding has been particularly severe in county Wexford.
# warning
Wexford motorists urged to 'stay off' roads until tomorrow after rain brings widespread flooding
A Status Yellow rain warning was issued for the county this evening.
# Flooding
Floods displace thousands in Malaysia
The Meteorological Department warned that heavy rain was expected to persist in 12 of the country’s 16 states and territories throughout tomorrow.
THE MORNING LEAD
How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
A report by
Lauren Boland
Erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar exacerbated by climate change pose long-term challenges for railways.
Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.
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# Hurricane Ida
Biden approves federal aid for New York and New Jersey after deadly flooding
At least 50 people were killed in six Eastern states as record rainfall overwhelmed rivers and sewer systems.