Havoc of floods

By Francis Sardauna Katsina — No fewer than 25 persons were reportedly killed, 90 houses destroyed, over livestock confirmed dead, several people declared missing and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed, as flood wreak havoc in 10 communities of Jibia Local Government area of Katsina State Monday morning.

Havoc of floods

A flooded village is seen Zoige County, Sichuan, China July 13, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media on July 14, Weather authorities are forecasting more downpours throughout the country on Saturday, with floods and landslides expected in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

Havoc of floods

Heavy rain and flooding hits much of China this time every year, often with hundreds killed, but the number of casualties this year has been relatively low, at least in the early summer, with one province reporting 15 dead and another three.

The National Meteorological Center said rainfall could exceed 80 mm per hour in some regions on Saturday. It also warned of floods in the northeast and called on authorities to halt outdoor activities and watch out for collapsing structures.

The following is a unifying scientific hypothesis that connects diverse ancient flood myths with mainstream scientific fact. Currently the biblical narrative of the great flood falls short of explaining some observable scientific facts. At least 15 people have died in various parts of the country following heavy rains which entered their third day yesterday. At least houses in Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Arusha were destroyed. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state.

The flood-prone Yangtze river, which runs from Yunnan in the southwest to Jiangsu and Shanghai on the east coast, has seen a massive increase in water volumes, causing flooding in many of its tributaries and bringing water volumes in the giant Three Gorges reservoir close to record levels.

Floods in the province had caused damage to the tune of about 2.


The nearby city of Chongqing had evacuated more than 80, residents by Friday, Xinhua reported. Heavy rain has also caused the Yellow River, which runs through northern China, to burst its banks, blocking a section of a railway line in the northwest province of Shaanxi.

Gansu, also in the northwest, reported 15 people killed, four missing and more than 1 million affected by a week of heavy rain and flash floods, the official China News Service said on Saturday. The normally arid region of Inner Mongolia, which had suffered weeks of drought, also issued a flood warning on Friday.Two of the main highways in the Municipal District of Taber reopened Sunday morning after overland flooding from melting snow saw dozens of roads closed the day before.

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The floods were caused by heavy rain from tropical cyclone "Tasha" that joined with a trough during a La Niña event. La Niña is an unusual weather pattern, which brings wet weather to eastern Australia.

Havoc of floods

The La Niña was the strongest since This caused heavy rainfall across Queensland. A series of floods hit Queensland, Australia, beginning in November The floods forced the evacuation of thousands of people from towns and cities.

At least 90 towns and over , people were affected. Damage initially was estimated at around A$1 billion before it was raised to $ billion. The estimated reduction in Australia's GDP is .

As heavy rains cause havoc on Gauteng roads officials have warned motorists to avoid driving through flooded areas. They've also promised that electricity will be restored, following power outages.

This is a list consisting of the deadliest floods worldwide with a minimum of 50 deaths. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state.

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