Australians in towns cut off by floods brace themselves for more rain this week

SYDNEY – Australians living in western and southern parts of New South Wales state are bracing themselves for another bout of heavy rainfall this week, as emergency services issue alerts about worsening floods in the region. Continuous downpours this month have already seen the area inundated with water, and some towns are expected to remain […]

Heavy rain in India brings floods to business district near capital

GURUGRAM – Authorities in a suburb of the Indian capital where many companies have offices and executives have their homes, ordered schools to close and urged residents to work from home on Friday after heavy rain brought widespread flooding. Television news and social media platforms broadcast pictures of submerged vehicles on the flooded roads of […]

Heat-weary Chongqing, Sichuan now on flood alert amid torrential rain

BEIJING (REUTERS) – A south-western part of China that has suffered scorching temperatures this month is now on alert for flooding amid days of torrential rain. Downpours in the sprawling manufacturing hub of Chongqing and nearby areas of Sichuan province follow severe power shortages in the same localities caused by heavy use of air conditioning […]

Rain storms lash China’s north-eastern rust-belt

BEIJING (REUTERS) – Heavy rain battered China’s north-eastern rust-belt on Thursday (July 7), triggering floods that trapped buses, swamped roads and disrupted commuters in cities, with more storms forecast for coming days. In Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, its 7.6 million residents were caught off-guard by the unexpectedly heavy rain even though several red alerts, […]

Sydney braces for more heavy rains and flash floods as thousands flee homes

SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Fresh evacuation orders were issued for thousands of Sydney residents on Monday (July 4) after relentless rains flooded several suburbs in Australia’s largest city, with officials warning of more wild weather over the next 12 hours. An intense low-pressure system off Australia’s east coast is forecast to bring more heavy rain through […]

Australia’s south-east braces for floods as heavy rain pummels Sydney, NSW

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) – Thousands of residents were ordered on Sunday (July 3) to evacuate south-west Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, with torrential rain and damaging winds pounding the east coast and threatening floods in areas that were hammered in March. The weather bureau warned of heavy rainfall potentially leading to flash floods and landslides along the […]