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Tag Archives: floods

Thousands hit by storm spend Christmas in shelters

MANILA, Philippines, Dec 25, (Agencies): Tens of thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of a powerful storm that left more than 200 people dead. Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed landslides and flash floods mostly in …

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Six die in rains lashing India’s business hub

Two toddlers were among at least six people who died after floods caused by heavy seasonal monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India’s financial capital, police said on Wednesday. Train services resumed slowly and dozens of commuters began walking to work in Mumbai, a city of 20 million …

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Harvey horror

BEAUMONT, Texas, Aug 30, (AP): Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey’s floods. Capt Brad Penisson of the fire-rescue department in Beaumont said the woman’s …

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Harvey unleashes catastrophic floods in Texas – ‘Recovery from disaster going to take years’

ROCKPORT, United States, Aug 27, (Agencies): Tropical Storm Harvey lashed central Texas with torrential rains on Sunday, unleashing “catastrophic” floods after the megastorm — the most powerful to hit the United States since 2005 — left a deadly trail of devastation along the Gulf Coast. The storm has caused at …

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More heavy rains forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

Japanese rescue crews took advantage of a break in the weather on Saturday to search for survivors of torrential rain, floods and landslides, as the death toll from several days of freak weather rose to 16, the NHK state broadcaster reported. Authorities warned of more downpours over the weekend, compounding …

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Cmte could hold contractor accountable over ‘flooding’

PAHW on verge of cancelling 3,000 housing applications KUWAIT CITY, April 5: The disaster of flash floods witnessed in the country a fortnight ago continues to be a nightmare for the concerned contractor, as the investigation committee formed by Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa is on the verge of …

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Cabinet briefed on steps taken to face damage caused by rains

KUWAIT CITY, March 27, (KUNA): The Cabinet listened during its weekly session on Monday to a presentation by Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa on measures and steps taken to face damage caused by heavy rains that hit the country last week. He told ministers about efforts made by all …

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Three schools ‘suspend classes’ in Ahmadi area due to Friday’s rains – Govt to compensate ‘victims’

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Ministry of Education Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athari disclosed that classes have been suspended at three schools in Ahmadi Educational Zone due to damage caused by last Friday’s heavy downpour, reports Al-Anba daily. The affected schools include Al-Nasr Secondary School for Boys, Ohm O’Mara Primary School for …

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‘No deaths’ Rain complaints

KUWAIT CITY, March 26: Observer of Ambulance Services at the Medical Emergency Department Jassem Al-Foudari stated the sector received 333 complaints on Friday, of which 145 were related to the rain. He noted the callers requested for assistance, transfer of sick people to hospitals, and traffic accidents. However, no report …

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Rains talk of the town

ALLAH the Almighty says in chapter 51:22 of the Holy Qu’ran “In the heavens are your provisions and whatever you are promised.” Rain has many meanings in the life of the people living in the desert. It’s the time when barren land becomes green and pasture for the livestock remain …

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