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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Flooding: Isheri residents berate Lagos governor as one dies

Following the flooding of homes in the Isheri North Residential Scheme in Lagos State, residents have flayed the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over alleged abandonment.
Fire department workers (C) evacuate residents from a flooded area in Kawagoe, Saitama prefecture on October 13, 2019, one day after Typhoon Hagibis swept through central and eastern Japan. STR - JIJI PRESS - AFP

14 dead, nine missing as Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan

At least 14 people were killed and nine others missing after Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to reach people trapped by catastrophic flooding.
Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with a fearsome Category 4 assault that shredded roofs, hurled cars and forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passes.

Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with a fearsome Category 4 assault that shredded roofs, hurled cars and forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passes.

Morocco flood kills seven at football match

At least seven people were killed Wednesday when a river burst its banks and flooded a village football pitch where a game was being played in south Morocco, local authorities said.
A house is seen damaged after a landslide in Mutkyi village in Paung Township, Mon state on August 12, 2019. – A fatal landslide on August 9 in southeastern Mon state was followed by heavy flooding that reached the roofs of houses and treetops in nearby towns. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar as landslide toll hits 59

Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday.
FEMA - The FCT Emergency Management Agency has advised the residents of Kubwa, Gwagwa-Karimo, Kuje, Airport Road and Gwagwalada to be wary of possible flooding.

FEMA warns Kubwa, Kuje residents to prepare for floods

The FCT Emergency Management Agency has advised the residents of Kubwa, Gwagwa-Karimo, Kuje, Airport Road and Gwagwalada to be wary of possible flooding.
Iranians gather to collect food from a Red Crescent helicopter in the city of Susangerd in Iran’s Khuzestan province on April 9, 2019. – Iranian authorities yesterday evacuated patients from a hospital threatened by floodwaters in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. Iran has been hit by several weeks of unprecedented flooding across most of the usually arid country that has killed 70 people, according to the emergency services. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Iran orders 60,000 to evacuate flood-hit oil city

Iran ordered tens of thousands of residents of the southwestern city of Ahvaz to evacuate immediately on Wednesday as floodwaters entered the capital of oil-rich Khuzestan province, state television reported.
A bridge destroyed by flood is seen in Lorestan province [Khashayar Javanmardi-Tasnim News-Reuters]

Iran floods: Mass evacuations amid fresh flood warnings

Dozens of villages and towns have been evacuated in southern Iran as authorities issued warnings for a fresh round of flooding in the regions bordering Iraq, home to a number of rivers and dams.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.
The death toll from flash floods and mudslides, triggered by days of torrential downpours in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing.

Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89

The death toll from flash floods and mudslides, triggered by days of torrential downpours in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing.

17 Children born in Anambra IDP camps

No fewer than 17 children have been born in various holding centres provided by Anambra State Government for people displaced by floodwaters over the last three weeks.
Some of the twelve boys, dramatically rescued from deep inside a Thai cave, after being trapped for more than a fortnight, arrive for a press conference in Chiang Rai on July 18, 2018, following their discharge from the hospital. The young footballers and their coach who became trapped deep in a flooded cave complex tried to dig their way out and survived on rainwater for nine days before being found and later rescued. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

Thai film company plans ‘cave boys’ movie

A Thai-based film company has joined the scramble to retell the dramatic story of the 12 young footballers and their coach who were freed from a flooded cave, one of the producers said Tuesday.
People wade through gradually receding flood waters in Paravur on the outskirts of Kochi in the south Indian state of Kerala, on August 20, 2018. Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task August 20 of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400. / AFP PHOTO / MANJUNATH KIRAN

Bodies found as floods recede in India’s Kerala

Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.
Some of the twelve boys, dramatically rescued from deep inside a Thai cave, after being trapped for more than a fortnight, arrive for a press conference in Chiang Rai on July 18, 2018, following their discharge from the hospital. The young footballers and their coach who became trapped deep in a flooded cave complex tried to dig their way out and survived on rainwater for nine days before being found and later rescued. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

It was a miracle, Thai cave boys describe two-week ordeal

It was meant to be a fun excursion after football practice, but it turned into a life-threatening, two-week ordeal for a group of youngsters trapped in a cave with rising waters and no apparent escape route.
Evacuees at a school being used as a evacuation centre in Mabi, Okayama prefecture. Issei Kato-Reuters

Japan struggles to restore water to flood-hit towns

Municipal Workers in Western Japan struggled on Friday to restore water supplies, a week after floods caused by a record downpour killed more than 200 people in the worst such disaster in 36 years.

At least 13 dead in Uganda flooding

Rainstorms in western Uganda caused flooding that swamped houses, killing at least 13 people including two babies, police said Wednesday.

Toddlers among latest victims of Mumbai monsoon floods

Two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India's financial capital, police said, but lighter-than-feared rain on Wednesday helped relief efforts.

Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides

Sierra Leone's government is urging family members to identify their loved ones' remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that have killed more than 300 people.

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