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Fatal landslide tears through Hiroshima in Japan – video

Rescuer and boy he was trying to save are swept away as number of missing rises and Hiroshima braces for more rain<p>Published: 22 Aug 2014<p>Hillsides and slopes rapidly swept away in torrents of rock, mud and debris in at least five valleys in Hiroshima city suburbs<p>Published: 20 Aug 2014<p>Precarious …

Disease threatens as Kashmir flood waters turn fetid

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Indian emergency workers on Monday battled to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the worst flooding in more than a century.<p>A Kashmiri man carries food and water as he walks on a ladder …

Disaster management: India's big challenge | DW | 22.09.2014

According to the Indian government's estimates, more than 2,500 villages in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have been destroyed by …

India

How global warming affected extreme weather events in 2013 – interactive

Climate change<p>From Australia’s off-the-charts heat wave to Colorado’s biblical deluge, Europe’s scorching summer, and Britain’s miserable spring, nine events were caused at least in part by climate change, scientists conclude in a report in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society on …

SBS News on Twitter: "Flood-hit parts of southern France declared a natural disaster by the government http://t.co/tATpgclYfI http://t.co/uEVCbLBoXe"

Q&A: How to Survive Any Extreme Weather Disaster

A new book offers survival guidelines for storms, floods, fires, and more.<p><b>Few families are adequately prepared for natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, and wildfires, warns a prominent author. And such extreme weather events have become more intense and more frequent</b> …

Hikers killed by Japanese volcano left poignant pictures of final moments

More than 50 people died when Mount Ontake, a popular hiking destination in central Japan, erupted without warning on 27 September in the country’s deadliest volcanic eruption since World War II.<p>Most were between 30 and 59 years old, and lived within a few hours’ drive or train ride from the …

The 100-Year Storm

Wildlife<p><i>Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Here, ASC volunteer Morgan Cardiff shows us the wonders and challenges of life on the American Prairie Reserve</i>, <i>where he collected wildlife and</i> …

Hawaii Calls In National Guard as River of Lava Creeps Onward

Andrew Hara—Getty Images<p>Marco Garcia—Reuters<p>US Geological Survey—Reuters<p>US Geological Survey—Reuters<p>US Geological Survey—AFP/Getty Images<p>Marco …

Sri Lanka rescuers search for survivors after landslide buries houses – video

Ten people are known to have died and a further 250 are missing after a landslide in Haldummulla, Sri Lanka. The landslide was at least two miles long and followed several days of heavy rain. Many villagers appeared to have ignored warnings to move away from the area, according to government …

Before And After: How The Philippines Recovered From The Worst Storm In History (PHOTOS)

Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to hit land. When it tore through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, it left untold tragedy and devastation in its wake -- more than 7,000 people lost their lives or went missing, and 1.1 million homes were destroyed.<p>One year later, the debris has …

Brisbane storm: Photos show full scale of destructive cell system

Social media has lit up with striking images from a storm cell that battered Brisbane and South East Queensland, smashing windows, bringing down …

Electric week is not over yet

Then there’s the thunder and the heavy rainfall that have accompanied four nights of unpredictable storms around the state.<p>That’s brought transport …

3 dead, 900,000 evacuate as typhoon slams Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least three people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year.<p>Shallow floods, damaged shanties and ripped off …

Typhoon Hagupit: UN using crowdsourcing platform to help assess damage

At least 27 people have been killed and a million people evacuated after Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday night. Though Hagupit appears to be weakening as it approaches the Philippines capital, Manila, it’s thought to have destroyed around 80% of …

Landslide in Indonesia destroys village, killing 32- with 76 still missing and hundreds forced to flee

Heavy rains in central Indonesia loosened soil and collapsed a hill, setting off a landslide that killed at least 32 villagers and left 76 others …

Natural Disasters

Its not a model. Actual image of floodwaters in the village of Jeram Perdas, Malaysia. http://t.co/RGHVapA5sO

UK snowfall leaves travellers stranded

Snow caused serious travel disruption in northern areas of the UK overnight, with Yorkshire particularly hard hit.<p>In Sheffield, the AA said vehicles were being abandoned, and the BBC reported that coach passengers had taken refuge in a church.<p>AA SORT (@AASORT)Prince of Wales Rd, #Sheffield around …

Mission Impassable! Blizzards cause carnage as vehicles are sent skidding off roads or abandoned in the snow while 100,000 homes suffer power cuts... and there's plenty more to come

Blizzards and 'treacherous' ice caused transport chaos today as vehicles skidded off the roads and were left abandoned in the snow, amid warnings …

Weather

Malaysia, Thailand hit with epic flooding; threat of landslides loom

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even by Malaysian standards, this flooding is epic.<p>Neighborhoods turned into islands surrounded by a sea of murky brown water. Streets doubling as rivers. Cars swept away and toppled over.<p>The flooding has forced more than 132,000 people to evacuate, Malaysia's official Bernama news agency …