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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Floods

Last month
December 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.
Last year
2022
# 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.
# Relief
'A monsoon on steroids': UN appeals for €160 million to help worst hit in Pakistan floods
Tens of millions of people have been affected by relentless monsoon rains.
# Flash Flooding
Death toll from Pakistan flash floods surpasses 1,000
The deadly monsoon season has been called a “serious climate catastrophe”.
# 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.
# 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.
# Flooding
More than 20 people killed in south Iran floods
Iran has endured repeated droughts over the past decade alongside regular floods.
# Evacuation
Thousands told to evacuate before 'life-threatening' Sydney flood
The city’s Warragamba Dam began to spill in the early hours of this morning.
# monsoon season
41 dead in devastating floods across north-east India and Bangladesh
Experts say climate change is increasing the frequency, ferocity and unpredictability of floods in the region.
# 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.
# 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.
# Tropical Storm
Death toll from Philippines landslides and floods rises to 58
Scientists have long warned that typhoons are strengthening more rapidly due to the effects of climate change.
# 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.
# isalo
Flash flood kills family and tour guide in Madagascar
They had turned back when it started to rain, but got caught up when the rain suddenly turned into a downpour.
# Australia
Death toll from week-long Australia floods rises to 20 as thousands evacuate Sydney
The national weather bureau warned of “a tough 48 hours ahead” for Sydney.
# Missing
'Enormous destruction': Search continues for survivors after devastating floods in Brazil
More than 130 bodies have so far been recovered.
All time
# British Columbia
Canada death toll set to rise and military helping evacuations as floods ravage Pacific coast
The floods have left one dead and four missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes.
# Swords
Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours
Footage on social media shows flood waters sweep through Swords this afternoon while crews were also deployed yo Malahide and Portmarnock.
# Floods
More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day
One hospital had to cancel all planned surgery and outpatient appointments due to flooding.
# CLIMATE CRISIS
Rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll hits 115 in India
Torrential downpours have lashed India’s western coast in recent days causing the worst floods in decades.
# zhengzhou
Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days
Li Yongsheng lay on a ventilation duct after floods hit the city of Zhengzhou.
# Floods
Belgium holds a day of mourning as Angela Merkel visits flood victims in Germany
At least 200 people have died in western Europe, with rescuers still searching for victims.
# Europe Flooding
Death toll from floods in Germany hits 165 as officials defend preparation
The death toll rose as emergency services continued to comb through decimated towns in search of dozens of people still missing.
# Floods
Merkel visits ravaged German villages as death toll from worst European flooding in living memory rises to 183
As Merkel travels to hard-hit regions, her successor as party leader was filmed laughing in a devastated town.
156 people have died in Germany.
At least 27 people have also lost their lives in neighbouring Belgium.
Historic downpours have also battered Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Flood warnings 'were not taken seriously' by German local authorities
Germany's 'flood of death' becomes political as climate change takes centre stage
# Floods
Flood warnings 'were not taken seriously' by German local authorities
German authorities have confirmed that 133 have died, mostly in the Rhineland-Palatinate region.
At least 128 are dead with hundreds missing.
Most of the deaths have occurred in northwest Germany.
Streets and houses are completely submerged in some places.
In photos: Lives lost and homes destroyed as devastating floods sweep Europe
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Extreme Weather
In photos: Lives lost and homes destroyed as devastating floods sweep Europe
Thousands are homeless after days of heavy storms that caused flash floods in Germany and Belgium.
# Flooding
At least 67 dead in Germany, Belgium as storms ravage Europe
The floods have also affected Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Belgium, where four have died.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Sri Lanka
At least 16 dead and a quarter of a million homeless after floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka
There were heavy downpours in ten out of the country’s 25 districts.
# New South Wales
Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods
Emergency services have made hundreds of rescues since the flood emergency in Australia’s most populous state began last week.
# New South Wales
Dozens of towns isolated and thousands evacuated after flooding in Australian state
Emergency services in New South Wales fear up to 54,000 people could be displaced with rain forecast to continue until Wednesday.
# Extreme Weather
France and Italy step up rescue efforts after floods
Floods destroyed roads, houses and bridges surrounding the city of Nice yesterday.
# too late
Council says extra flood defences in Skibbereen were due 'this week' but Storm Ellen arrived first
A Status Red weather warning was in place last night as the county was lashed with heavy rain and strong winds.
# Flooding
Flooded roads in Sligo town 'impassable' and Orange wind alert issued for Mayo
The promenade in Strandhill, Co Sligo is also closed due to waves and stones being hurled across the wall.
# Floods
Emergency services pumping water from Clare housing estate flooded from heavy rainfall
The water poured in around homes in Westbury, located close to the Limerick border, shortly before 7pm.
# good cause
'It's more than rugby, it’s a way of life': Nigel Owens dealing with storms on and off the pitch
Donating jerseys for flood relief – and why the Guinness Six Nations has a special place in his heart.