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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Floods

This month
November 2023
'Considerable damage' in Galway city and county as flooding causes overtopping
Clean up operations are to take place throughout the day.
Last month
October 2023
More flooding 'likely' across Ireland next week as a result of Storm Ciarán
Met Éireann has said there will be heavy showers or longer spells of rain over Ireland with flooding.
Rain warning for eight counties following 'significant' flooding in Wexford and part of Cork City
Met Éireann warned that high tides are expected to be very high along all coasts.
'Everything is damaged': Pregnant woman tells of being rescued from her flooded home
A Status Orange rain warning was in place for Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford on Monday.
The Explainer: What can be done to stop damaging flooding in Ireland?
We’re joined by Dr Mary Bourke, a flood risk management expert and assistant professor of Geography at Trinity College Dublin. She delves into the reasons why flooding – just like strong winds or extreme temperatures – can never be fully stopped, but outlines the solutions Ireland could consider in order to mitigate against the worst impacts on people’s homes and livelihoods.
Were you impacted by floods over the past week? We want to hear your stories
Areas of Cork and Waterford were hit by severe flooding over the past week.
Orange rain warning issued for three counties as Cork braces itself for more flooding
A number of different weather warnings will be in effect today and tomorrow.
Aerial photographs show scale of flooding in Midleton caused by Storm Babet
Guileen Coast Guard, who captured the photographs, said a ten-day-old baby was among those who had to be moved to safety.
'We pay our taxes, where does it go?': Anger in Midleton as businesses count cost of flooding
The town was hit with unprecedented flooding as the local river burst its banks yesterday during Storm Babet.
In pictures: Soldiers rescue Midleton residents as services and locals tackle Cork floods
Over 100 properties have been flooded in Midleton, Co Cork.
77 people die in floods in India after glacial lake bursts
Scientists warn that similar disasters will become an increasing danger across the Himalayas due to climate change.
September 2023
Libyan prosecutor general orders arrest of eight officials after flooding disaster
Derna’s mayor Abdulmonem al-Ghaithi, who was sacked after the flood, is among the detainees.
Experts had warned for decades about dams that burst killing thousands
Concerns have been raised since 1986 when the dams suffered major damage.
Nearly 4,000 dead after Libya floods and thousands more missing
The Mediterranean coastal city of Derna was hit by a huge flash flood late on Sunday.
More than 5,300 people feared dead and 10,000 missing in flood-hit eastern Libya
The storm also lashed Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece in recent days.
11 people dead as torrential rain causes flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria
The floods struck Greece as it recovers from massive wildfires.
This year
Two Dutch citizens and a local woman dead as flooding hits Slovenia
A red alert has been issued and the army called in to assist rescue efforts.
Tens of thousands of people evacuated from Beijing as typhoon hits
Typhoon Doksuri lashed China’s capital with heavy rain today.
South Korea president vows to 'overhaul' extreme weather approach after 40 die in flooding
‘This kind of extreme weather event will become commonplace – we must accept climate change is happening,’ President Yoon Suk Yeol said today.
Europe is 2.3 degrees hotter than before industrial revolution, climate report finds
The continent, which has been warming twice the global average since the 1980s, saw its warmest summer on record last year.
Kerry hospital pleads with public to stay away as it is hit with severe flooding
A thunderstorm and rain warning had been upgraded to status orange by Met Eireann.
Death toll rises to 13 as rescue workers bid to remote Italian villages cut off by floods
Some remote villages are still completely cut off because landslides hav3e made roads impassable.
Government sends €10m to combat hunger and gender based violence in wake of Pakistani floods
The aid is destined to help hundreds of villages still cut off following the disaster said to have been caused by climate affected monsoons.
Last year
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.
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.
'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.
Death toll from Pakistan flash floods surpasses 1,000
The deadly monsoon season has been called a “serious climate catastrophe”.
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.
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.
More than 20 people killed in south Iran floods
Iran has endured repeated droughts over the past decade alongside regular floods.
Thousands told to evacuate before 'life-threatening' Sydney flood
The city’s Warragamba Dam began to spill in the early hours of this morning.
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.
Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods
Numerous homes and other structures were destroyed, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh
At least 24 people have been killed due to the floods in recent weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.