New Orleans was hit with widespread flooding on Wednesday from heavy rain spawned from a weather system that forecasters warned could grow into a hurricane capable of causing severe
The storm-surge watches warn residents of possible flooding from rising waters and coastal inundations in the city, known worldwide for its Mardi Gras and jazz.
Floods and landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 40 people across South Asia in the last two days, officials said on Saturday. The monsoon, which lasts from June to September,
The heavy rainfall began on Monday and continued on Tuesday and sewage flooded most of the streets in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province.
Aerial images from Shwegyin township in Bago region showed how the area had become a vast lake of water.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) expects that the weather today will be partly cloudy at times and hazy over some areas especially northward and eastward with a probability of some convective clouds formation over eastern mountains by afternoon. Temperatures tend to increase slightly, humid during the night and Saturday early morning westward. There may be moderate southeasterly to northeasterly winds, freshening at times causing blowing dust and sand during daytime, with a speed of 20-30km/hr, reaching 40km/hr at times. The sea will be moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea till Saturday, the NCM added.
At least 22 people were killed when a landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search on Saturday
Flooding also forced authorities to halt all operations from the Cochin International Airport, the busiest airport in Kerala. The airport, located along the banks of the Periyar river, would be shut until at least 1500 IST (0930 GMT) on Sunday, officials said.
It is really sad news that many people were killed during the monsoon rains in eastern Myanmar (“Myanmar landslide kills 34, scores missing,” Aug.10, Gulf Today).
The southern state of Kerala, a tourist haven known for its beaches, hill resorts and backwaters, has been the worst hit region for the second consecutive year, forcing the closure of the Kochi international airport for three days last week.