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Footage shows moment historic Pakistan bridge collapses after flooding – video

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The Hassanabad bridge in northern Pakistan collapsed on Saturday after a heatwave melted a glacier, releasing huge amounts of floodwater into surrounding areas. Local media quoted experts as saying the water volume at...

Flooding fears as La Niña brings heavy rain to north-east Australia

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It has already been a very wet autumn in eastern Australia. Now further heavy rain will bring the potential for flooding in the north-east of the country over the next few days. La Niña has been the main driver behind...

South Africa flooding death toll nears 400 as rescuers search for missing

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South African police, army and volunteer rescuers have widened the search for dozens still missing five days after the deadliest storm to strike the city of Durban in living memory as the death toll rose to nearly 400...

South African police disperse crowd calling for aid after flooding

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Police in South Africa have used stun grenades to disperse a crowd calling for more and better official aid for victims of the lethal floods earlier this week. The demonstration on Thursday briefly blocked a major hig...

‘Streets were flowing’: Broken Hill reeling after record rainfall and deadly flash flooding

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Broken Hill, in far western New South Wales, has been left reeling after record rainfall led to a drowning death and damaged roads and footpaths. The State Emergency Service was called to several flood rescues after u...

Pressure mounts on Morrison government to include flooding in $10bn reinsurance pool

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The federal government is under increasing pressure to expand its reinsurance pool for cyclone damage to include flooding, with calls for the Coalition to pass the legislation in the final days of parliament before th...

Sydney records wettest start to a year ever as BoM warns of more flooding to come

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A trickle in Sydney’s rain gauge on Wednesday meant the city is yet to get a dry day in the past 16, extending the record wet start to any year for the Harbour City. The 0.2mm reading so far on Wednesday – the smalles...

Australia news live updates: severe wind warnings after flooding forces 40,000 NSW residents to evacuate; Scott Morrison to visit Lismore

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More wild weather on the way for NSW with 40,000 still under evacuation orders and commuters urged to work from home. Follow all the day’s news

Severe weather warning issued for Sydney and parts of NSW with heavy rain and flash flooding forecast

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New South Wales has eight evacuation warnings in place for its central coastal region, including parts of Sydney, with forecasts of more heavy rain and the potential for flash flooding as a second east coast low looms...

East coast low menaces Sydney and vast stretch of NSW coast with ‘life-threatening’ flash flooding forecast

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The “rain bomb” that soaked Brisbane and triggered record floods in northern New South Wales will develop into an east coast low and dump as much as 150mm of rain on Sydney with “life-threatening” risks on Wednesday. ...

Queensland and northern NSW floods update: seven dead amid heavy flooding weather emergency – video

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More than 5,000 homes have been hit by floods in Gympie and Brisbane, as Queensland and northern NSW face heavy flooding. The Brisbane river peaked at almost 4m on Monday morning, with officials predicting more signif...

Eastern Australian states hit by major flooding after ‘rain bomb’ weather event

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The flood broke through the levee before daybreak. By the time many residents of Lismore in northern New South Wales woke up on Monday, the water had begun to lap at their doorsteps. Those unable to flee climbed on to...

‘Danger to life’ warnings in West Midlands after flooding

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Residents in areas of England affected by flooding have been urged to remain vigilant as two severe “danger to life” warnings remained in place after heavy rainfall. They came as the Met Office issued yellow weather w...

Storm Franklin: more wind, rain and flooding expected across UK

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Residents were rescued from flood water overnight and others were left marooned in their homes as river levels continued to rise in the wake of Storm Franklin. The fire service was called to rescue 14 people and four ...

London flooding poses ‘significant risk’ unless immediate action taken

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There is now a significant risk of people drowning in London as the threat of major flash floods increases in the city because of climate change. According to a report by a London Councils taskforce published this mon...

Snow and record rain fuel flooding threat in US Pacific north-west

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At least one person was missing, presumed dead as snow turned to rain and deluged the Pacific north-west on Friday, causing flooding, landslides and avalanche danger in the mountains. A 72-year-old man never returned...

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