Mauritius – Floods Displace Hundreds After Torrential Rain


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Around 300 people have been forced to evacuate their homes in Mauritius after torrential rainfall lasting twelve hours triggered flooding. Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) say that at least 9 locations…

US Contributes $30 Million to Climate Risk Insurance for Small Island States


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PARIS, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United States will contribute $30 million to climate risk insurance schemes in the Pacific, Central America and Africa, President Barack Obama announced…

Mauritius Invests in New Flood and Storm Early Warning System


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The government of Mauritius have announced the introduction of an Early Warning System for incoming storm surge, swells and tsunamis. The system is expected to be in place before the…

Sea Level Rise Is Biggest Threat to Small Islands


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Climate change experts have predicted that rising sea levels affecting the world’s 52 small island states, will be as much as four times higher than the rest of the world.…

Mauritius Update


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The floods hit the capital, Port Louis, the largest urban area of Mauritius, with a population of over 130,000. Perhaps this is small compared with European and American cities, but…

Flash Floods in Mauritius


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At least eleven people have died due to flooding in the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis. The tragedy happened on Saturday March 30th, 2013. The flooding was caused by a…