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Flood threat prompts Calgary evacuation

CALGARY, Canada - Authorities have ordered the evacuation of central Calgary as flooding has left swathes of the city underwater.

Disastrous flooding wrecks tourism in southern Russia

The flooding in Russia's south has brought not only devastation, but disrupted vacations for thousands of tourists.

Last-minute go-ahead for Stieglers Gorge hydro project in Tanzania

(eTn) - The Tanzanian government will remain under the spotlight over their planned assaults on the environment even after the cabinet reshuffle last Friday, which, among others, also saw Energy and M

Tourists trapped in Kruger National Park rescued

As many as 32 tourists who were trapped in South Africa's Kruger National Park after torrential rains and flooding have been rescued, park officials said Thursday.

Thailand’s recent floods helped enhance Hua Hin’s profile

HUA HIN, Thailand (eTN) - If Pattaya has not always had a very good image for travelers or even Thai locals, Hua Hin has, by contrast, always been considered as Thailand’s chic resort station near B

Bangkok floodwaters clearing out

LOS ANGELES, California – After several weeks of flooding throughout parts of the central region of Thailand, many areas are now clear of floodwaters.

Thailand to promote domestic tourism after severe flooding

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has designed a five-pronged strategy to rebuild domestic tourism after the severe flooding.

Thai authorities lose the battle against public opinion

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport looks quieter these days.

Hong Kong extends ban on group tours to Bangkok

Hong Kong has extended a ban on tour groups travelling to Bangkok as serious flooding continued to threaten the Thai capital.

Authorities declare Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport able to resist flooding

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Following the closure of Don Muang Airport, public is getting concerned about the capability of the Airports Authority of Thailand (AOT) to keep Thailand's major air gateway,

Bangkok in a panicking mood

BANGKOK/HUA HIN (eTN)- In just 24 hours Bangkok's mood has changed from anxiety to panic.

Don Muang airport under water

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - With a breach in a floodwall located northwards in Pathum Thani, Don Muang district is now invaded by water, which could reach between 1 to 1.5 meters.

Bangkok tries to master floods

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - With official communication from the government being very partial, if not nonexistent or contradictory, it has been difficult over the last three days to really know what wa

Despite receding waters, Bangkok’s fears are not over

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Fearing the worst for Bangkok over the last ten days, Thai government has sped up measures to protect the capital city from heavy flooding, which would have probably brought

Disaster management experts say UN contribution to Pakistan is peanuts

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - The United Nations has launched its Rapid Response Plan in Pakistan on the appeal made by the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, but disaster management circles and e

Pakistan Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority announces red alert...

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan Dr.

Floods displace 5.3 million people in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - In a second consecutive year, Pakistan has been hit by floods, and the latest government estimates put the number of people affected by the floods in Sindh Pakistan at 5.3

UN: Hurricane Irene killed two in Haiti, flooded farmland

Hurricane Irene killed two people in Haiti, flooded houses, cut roads, unleashed landslides and devastated farm fields during its passage off the coast of the Caribbean country earlier this week, the

Thai Airways steps up efforts to evacuate stranded tourists

Bangkok, Thailand - Thai Airways stepped up its efforts to evacuate stranded tourists Thursday after deadly flash floods swept through eight provinces in southern Thailand.

Destination news: Climate change becoming real in Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Recently-published studies revealed that over the past 50 years, the Eastern African region has experienced an average increase in temperatures by 1 degree Celsius, and suggestions were

Flooding becomes a regular news item

(eTN) - Perhaps when we talk of global warming, we need to start referring to the severe weather conditions as a global warning. Lately, flooding has become a regular item in the news.

Flooding and mudslides claim more than 400 lives in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - Heavy rains, flooding, and mudslides have claimed the lives of at least 400 people in Brazil. Rain has been coming down nonstop in the country since January 1.

Flooding in South Africa kills 50

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - At least 50 people are known to be dead and hundreds are homeless in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province due to flooding.

Flooding in Australia strands 200,000

BRISBANE, Australia - Australia residents were stocking up on food or evacuating their homes as rising rivers inundated or isolated 22 towns in the state of Queensland, Australia.

Southern Thailand under water

BANGKOK (eTN) - Less than a week after uninterrupted rains turned large parts of Isaan provinces in Northeast Thailand into disaster areas with over 100 dead and thousands of people displaced, the kin

In Pakistan, UN secretary-general makes flood appeal

The $2 billion appeal for aid for Pakistani flood victims, the largest-ever launched by the United Nations and its partners for a natural disaster, is just 34 percent funded, and Secretary-General Ban

Holiday makers in Japan rescued from resort

Police helicopters have been sent in to rescue around 300 stranded holiday makers at a Hokkaido resort and residents in northern Japan on Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

Milwaukee flooding forces flight cancellations

Due to flooding in the Milwaukee area and expected additional rain, all flights to and from General Mitchell International Airport have been cancelled through 12:00 pm. Central Daylight Time.

Flooding in Livingstone Zambia

This past week has seen some amazing floods in Livingstone. Lodges were swamped; homes inundated with muddy water. It was a freak of weather that caused two seasonal rivers to fill at the same time.