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Chennai Rains

Incessant Rains Lash Tamil Nadu, Record Precipitation Inundates Chennai

Chennai: There was widespread rainfall in Tamil Nadu and showers ranged between 1 CM to 9 CM, which includes Cauvery delta areas and coastal regions like Kanyakumari.

01 November 2022

Pakistan Floods

UN Jointly Launches Appeal With Pakistan For Country’s Flood Victims

United Nations appeal for flood ravaged Pakistan during a ceremony in Geneva on Monday, the global body revised up its humanitarian appeal for Pakistan five-fold to USD 816 million from USD 160 million.


A worker installs the Solar Panels at Reclamation, Bandra, on June 18, 2019 in Mumbai, India.

‘Climate Change Adaptation Should Be India’s Priority, Not Mitigation’

'Mitigation, however, is not the only climate action that is required. Mitigation is one of the five climate actions required. A very major climate action is adaptation. People who have nothing to do with global warming are...


Assam Floods

Assam Flood Situation Remains Grim, Nearly 40,000 People Affected

Assam Floods: In the last 24 hours, floods due to heavy rains in the state were reported from four districts comprising at least eight revenue circles of nearly 50 villages, the officials said.

12 October 2022

Pakistan Floods

South African NGO Providing Pakistan People Bamboo-Made Houses That Can Withstand Floods, Earthquake

South African NGO provides bamboo-made earthquake- and flood-resistant houses to economically weaker areas of Pakistan.


Protect Your Home From Flood Damage With Right Insurance Cover

In the wake of the Bangalore flood, it would be important to review your existing home insurance policy and add to it, if required, to protect your home from flood-induced damage

08 September 2022

heavy rainfall

Two Killed In Rain-Related Incidents In Uttar Pradesh

Adityanath has also directed officials to remain in the field to oversee the relief work in the affected districts and conduct inspections in the waterlogged areas.

10 October 2022

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Devastating floods in Pakistan have left over 1,300 dead

Partners In Climate Change: Why Pakistan Floods Are A Wake Up Call For India

Despite political tensions and cultural rivalry, India and Pakistan have a history of lending a helping hand when calamity strikes the other. In the face of imminent climate calamity, need for regional cooperation in South...

08 September 2022

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07 September 2022
Karnataka HC Orders BBMP To Set Up Flood Grievance Cell In Each Ward

Karnataka HC Orders BBMP To Set Up Flood Grievance Cell In Each Ward

Bengaluru floods: Karnataka High Court direction mandates setting up of a cell in each ward of water-logged Bengaluru city.


06 September 2022
Bengaluru Woman Dies Due To Electrocution On Flooded Road

Bengaluru Woman Dies Due To Electrocution On Flooded Road

The deceased, identified as Akhila, was returning home on her scooty. While she was towing her two-wheeler on a waterlogged street near Mayura Bakery, she lost...


01 September 2022
Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif Postpones UAE Visit Due To Devastating Deluge In Country

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif Postpones UAE Visit Due To Devastating Deluge In Country

Pakistan: More than 6.4 million people across Pakistan need immediate support in response to torr­ential rains and flash floods that have since June displaced...


30 August 2022
Explainer: Pakistan Fatal Flooding Has Hallmarks Of Warming

Explainer: Pakistan Fatal Flooding Has Hallmarks Of Warming

Pakistan is considered the eighth most vulnerable country to climate change, said Moshin Hafeez, a Lahore-based climate scientist at the International Water...


28 August 2022
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Takes Dig At Arvind Kejriwal

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Takes Dig At Arvind Kejriwal

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, taking a swipe at Arvind Kejriwal, also pointed out that Delhi CM has ‘expressed his desire to visit Assam’ only now, not...


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27 August 2022
Pakistan To Suffer $4 Billion Loss To Economy From Devastating Floods: Report

Pakistan To Suffer $4 Billion Loss To Economy From Devastating Floods: Report

Nearly 1,000 people have died and around 60,000 homes have been destroyed across Pakistan in floods since mid-June, according to reports.


27 August 2022
Ganga Crosses Danger Mark In UP’s Varanasi, Several Areas Inundated

Ganga Crosses Danger Mark In UP’s Varanasi, Several Areas Inundated

The officials said 18 municipal wards and more than 80 villages have been affected by the floods in Ganga and its tributary Varuna in UP’s Varanasi.


23 August 2022
Monsoon Fury: Flood-Like Situation In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Faces Power, Railway Disruption

Monsoon Fury: Flood-Like Situation In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Faces Power, Railway Disruption

The situation in Odisha improved as water levels in rivers went below the danger level. However, 6.02 lakh people still remain affected.


16 August 2022
Odisha Bracing For Flood As Mahanadi Swells After Incessant Rain

Odisha Bracing For Flood As Mahanadi Swells After Incessant Rain

At 6 pm on Monday, 10.41 lakh cusecs of water was flowing through the barrage and the volume is likely to increase further.


13 August 2022
Yamuna Crosses Danger Mark In Delhi, Evacuation Intensified

Yamuna Crosses Danger Mark In Delhi, Evacuation Intensified

A flood alert is declared in Delhi when the discharge rate from the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana's Yamuna Nagar crosses the 1 lakh-cusecs mark.


12 August 2022
Yamuna Breaches Danger Mark In Delhi

Yamuna Breaches Danger Mark In Delhi

A flood alert is declared in Delhi when the discharge rate from the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana's Yamuna Nagar crosses the 1 lakh-cusecs mark.


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04 August 2022
Sponge City: An Effective Solution For Urban Flood Management

Sponge City: An Effective Solution For Urban Flood Management

Chennai, Mumbai and Kochi are currently studying and planning to develop a sponge city roadmap to tackle urban flooding.


01 August 2022
Replan Cities Or The Poor Will Be Forced To Face The Music Of Floods In Urban Areas Every Year

Replan Cities Or The Poor Will Be Forced To Face The Music Of Floods In Urban Areas Every Year

Rapid urbanisation and population growth in urban centres make cities prone to disasters like floods. Also, recurring phenomena like building collapses and...


01 August 2022
Why India Urgently Needs An Urban Stormwater Management Plan

Why India Urgently Needs An Urban Stormwater Management Plan

Stormwater is a resource to conserve, but due to ill-equipped infrastructure, gushes into storm drains, sewer systems and drainage ditches, and causes soil...


21 July 2022
Assam Flood Situation Deteriorates

Assam Flood Situation Deteriorates

Assam Floods: Cachar is the worst hit district with over 12,600 people suffering, followed by Morigaon where more than 3,500 persons are affected and Tamulpur...


21 July 2022
26.66 Million People Affected By Floods In 2020; 1,365 Lives Lost: Union Minister Shekhawat

26.66 Million People Affected By Floods In 2020; 1,365 Lives Lost: Union Minister Shekhawat

Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said Rs 21,190 crore of total damage of crops, houses and public utilities...


17 July 2022
China Floods Leave At Least 12 Dead, Thousands Evacuated

China Floods Leave At Least 12 Dead, Thousands Evacuated

The flooding adds to economic woes brought on partly by stringent Zero-Covid measures restricting travel and disrupting supply chains.


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