Three people were killed and dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed after severe flooding in India’s financial hub Mumbai, with authorities warning of more heavy monsoon rains on Thursday.
Floodwaters rose to a foot (30 cm) or more in low-lying parts of the historic South Carolina city of Charleston, where more than 7 inches (18 cm) of rain fell in some areas, officials said, with another half-inch or more expected overnight.
The report about the wild animals suffering as a result of the floods in Assam is something that is enough to send chills down one’s spine. Sure we have all heard of karma but it seems like the karma law doesn’t apply to animals or it applies to animals without them doing any wrong? (“Nature’s fury in Assam takes its toll on wildlife”, July 24, Gulf Today).
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muralidharan stated that there exists no ban on accepting foreign contributions towards Kerala flood relief. “Nobody has said not to accept foreign funds for flood relief”,
'Schools and colleges will remain closed till August 10 due to forecast of heavy rains over the next 2-3 days across the state, flooding in many villages and towns in coastal, central and northwest districts of the state'
Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have issued flood alerts after India released water into river Sutlej and the Alchi dam "without preschedule", the media reported.
Emergency services ordered people living in low-lying areas on the city's north-western fringes to flee to safety, as authorities warned of a potentially "life-threatening" situation in New South Wales state.
Wild weather systems have drenched the country’s east, prompting tens of thousands of evacuations, especially in the hardest hit state of New South Wales (NSW) where dams continue to overflow and rivers bulge.
Television footage showed flooded roads across the state, people kayaking through the streets, water engulfing houses up to the windows and rivers overflooding. Video posted on social media and broadcast on local TV showed an entire house being swept away in floodwaters in the state’s centre.