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December 13, 2019: Happy Friday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here.
December 10, 2019: Some 700 homes have been swept away, power stations have been flooded and mining has been affected.
December 9, 2019: Roads into holiday town likely to be blocked until Friday with expensive private helicopter flights the only way outNearly a thousand tourists stranded by flooding in a tiny New Zealand alpine town woke on Monday to clear, sunny weather, but little other good news: there was still no way in or out by road.“It’s ...
December 9, 2019: Worst outages in a decade after heavy rains cause power stations to failSouth Africa has been hit by massive power cuts as heavy rains flood power stations and disrupt coal-fired electricity generation.The state-owned utility Eskom said on Monday that it could only meet 80% of the country’s energy demand and calle...
December 8, 2019: North Island braces for severe storms after landslides and flooding cut communications and close roads in South IslandWe are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalismNew Zealand has been hit by a weekend of extreme weather, with landslides and flooding in the Sout...
December 8, 2019: The Red Cross reports a rising toll in Uganda's deadly floods, as the region reels from weeks of rain.
December 4, 2019: Anna Nduku gets swept into a river which is swollen as a result of recent heavy rains.
December 2, 2019: Three emergency workers killed in Marseille while two men died in the French RivieraThree emergency workers were killed in a helicopter crash near Marseille while on a rescue mission in southern France where floods have left two dead, officials have said.Their EC145 helicopter lost radio and radar contact while on a...
December 2, 2019: The aircraft had been on a mission in the south-eastern Var region to help people caught in floods.
December 2, 2019: Kenyan police airlift the man who was stranded on a patch of land with no food or water.
December 2, 2019: A Kenyan fisherman is airlifted from an island where he was marooned since Friday because of heavy flooding.
December 1, 2019
November 30, 2019: Two children were found dead and another was missing in Arizona on Saturday after the vehicle they were in became stuck while crossing a storm-swollen forest creek outside Phoenix, part of a post-Thanksgiving winter storm that pummeled wide swathes of the country.
November 29, 2019: Flash floods and landslides after days of heavy rainfall have displaced hundreds of families in West Pokot, Kenya.
November 25, 2019: Demonstrators chant ‘Venice resist’ amid anger over waves caused by ocean liners and flawed flood-proofing projectThousands of Venetians have taken to the streets to protest over frequent flooding and the impact of giant cruise ships.In heavy rain between 2,000 and 3,000 people answered the call of environmental...
November 24, 2019: A bridge collapsed near the Italian city of Savona, and several rivers burst their banks in south-east France.
November 24, 2019: Just two weeks after the worst flooding in Venice's history, the waters are rising again. Tourists in heavy boots waded through St. Mark's Square today. The water at high tide peaked at more than 50 inches. The monthlong floods have damaged half of the city's 120 churches.
November 23, 2019: Hundreds of thousands of people in need of aid as heavy rain lashes east AfricaDozens of people have died in flooding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) when the Congo river and its tributaries burst their banks, a charity and media reports said on Saturday, as heavy rains also lashed east Africa.Twenty-f...
November 20, 2019: Wildfires can increase the threat of flash flooding in an area for up to five years.
November 20, 2019: Despite rising waters that infiltrated the ground floor, the latest European crown jewel in the St. Regis portfolio remained open and was soon restored to near-full functionality with most of its facilities, including the restaurant and bars, open and welcoming guests and visitors.
November 19, 2019: Communities already hit by war and drought face fresh disaster as 370,000 are forced from homesCiraa Farah Ali was asleep when she heard the flood. It was dark, and the 45-year-old mother of seven was alone with her children in her small home in Beledweyne, central Somalia.She knew the level of the Shabelle River wa...
November 18, 2019: The Italian city is reeling from a week in which floodwaters damaged the city's cultural legacy, as well as homes and businesses. Volunteers are helping salvage precious books, among other items.
November 17, 2019: Italian city suffers worst series of high tides since 1872, with an estimated cost of €1bn Venice has closed St Mark’s Square as the city suffered a third major flooding in less than a week, while rain lashed the rest of Italy and warnings were issued in Florence and Pisa.Venice was hit with an “acqua alta”,...
November 17, 2019: The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world, including protest in Iraq, the West Bank and Prague, celebrations in Sri Lanka, flooding in UK and Venice, and fireworks for Havana’s 500th anniversary Continue reading...
November 17, 2019: Large parts of the centre of the Italian city have been hit by exceptionally high tides for the third time in a week.