Flash Flood Alerts as “Pineapple Express” Arrives in San Francisco Area


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A flash flood warning was issued by the US National Weather Service (NWS) on Saturday 8th February for Sonoma County in the San Francisco Area, California, as storm systems pelt…

7 Killed, 97 Injured in Floods in Northwest Province of South Africa


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Heavy rainfall and flooding has struck part of the Northwest Province of South Africa since Wednesday 5th February, causing several deaths and injuries, damaging roads and bridges, and cutting off…

Floods in Kimberley, Western Australia


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Heavy rains of up to 225mm (9”) have caused flooding in the town of Kununurra in the northeast of Western Australia, with similar rainfall figures forecast over the next 24…

More Deaths in Ongoing Bolivian Floods


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Severe flooding and landslides caused by torrential rains across Bolivia in recent weeks have raised the death toll since the start of the rainy season in October 2013 to 38…

Malta’s Flood Tunnel Project


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As part of our series on flood tunnels around the world, our third installment looks at the tunnel on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Malta is the third-largest island in…

Zimbabwe – Heavy Rains Threaten Dam Wall


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Zimbabwean authorities are evacuating hundreds of families from an area in Masvingo province, south of Harare, who are threatened by floodwaters and the possible collapse of the incomplete wall of…

Second Tropical Storm of 2014 Hits Philippines, 7 Dead


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Tropical Storm Kajiki, named “Basyang” by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGAS), which struck the Philippines on Friday 31 January, was the second tropical storm to hit the…

Flash Flooding in Pretoria


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Update: Guateng police have announced that a 52-year-old man was found dead in a stream between Doornkop and Emdeni in Soweto on Tuesday 4 February 2014. The man is believed…

Ongoing Rains Continue to Cause Flooding in Ecuador and Peru


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Ecuador and Peru have seen continuous heavy rainfall over the last few days, causing severe flooding and landslides. Ecuador Heavy downpours during the night of 20 January 2014 flooded several…

SMART Tunnel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Flood tunnels are a component of a flood management system usually found in built-up urban areas where there is no space for surface canals or stormwater channels. A flood tunnel…

Philippines: Agaton Downgraded to LPA, but Still a Threat


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Tropical Depression Agaton, known elsewhere as Ling-ling, was downgraded on Monday to a Low Pressure Area (LPA) as it weakened, but the Philipppine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)…

More Floods in Jakarta – 5 Dead, 64,000 Displaced


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Widespread flooding continues to affect Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, over the weekend, with the number of people forced to leave their homes jumping from less than 5,000 on Saturday…

22 Dead in Philippines Floods


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The Low Pressure Area moving over southern Mindanao that brought heavy rainfall on 11-12 January has also affected the southern Visayas, raising concerns about people affected by Typhoon HAIYAN in…

Heavy Downpours Cause Localized Flooding in Jakarta


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Incessant heavy downpours caused flooding in numerous locations across Jakarta on Wednesday 8 January 2014, causing gridlock in many parts of the city and disrupting several commuter train schedules. The…

Heavy Rainfall and Flooding in Bolivia Continues Into 2014


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Heavy rainfall in Bolivia over Christmas 2013 caused 29 deaths and affected 3 000 families across the country. The worst affected department was Cochabamba, where authorities reported that rains and…