Floods in Uttar Pradesh, India

Severe flooding on a massive scale across much of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has caused chaos and displaced around half a million people so far. Fatalities have risen…

Soulik Floods China and Taiwan

Tropical storm Soulik hit north east Taiwan on 12th July, and continued on to mainland China, reaching Fujian province on 13th July. It continued over mainland China heading north west,…

Floods Nepal July 2013

More torrential rainfall has brought further flooding in Nepal. The country suffered in early June at the same time nearby states in India – Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh – were…

Bihar Floods July 2013

Yet another state in north and eastern India is suffering from floods. In the last few days hundreds of villages in Assam have been under water. Before that the states…

Why Uttarakhand?

After the evacuation of over 100,000, the complete destruction of towns and villages, the terrible deaths of as many as 1,000, and with many of the stranded still missing, I…

Assam Floods Worsen

Update: 10th July 2013 The flooding in Assam deteriorated further. As of Wednesday 10th July 2013, there were around 400 villages in 11 districts under water (Assam has 27 districts…

Floods in China as Rumbia Hits

Tropical Storm Rumbia reached the Leizhou Peninsula in the south of Guangdong province in southern China on 1st July. Upon landfall the storm weakened but still resulted in torential rain,…

Laos Floods June 2013

Rice shortages could result after heavy rains flood the Nam Xan river in the Bolikhamsai Province of Laos. Heavy rain over the weekend of 22nd to 23rd June 2013 has…

Assam Floods June 2013

Update, 4th July 2013: Assam state government says, as of 2nd July 240 villages were severely affected 3,340 hectare (ha) of farmland under water 3 relief camps set up in…

More Floods in China

Update: Tropical Storm Rumbia has resulted in storms and floods across southern China. See our full update on Storm Rumbia in China here. Chongqing, Zhejiang, Hubei and Anhui Four provinces…